Here’s what’s happening today in the 914:
1.) The Pentagon has named Brig. Gen. Diana Holland as New York’s West Point Military Academy first female commandment of cadets.
Holland, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, is also the first woman to assume her current role as the 10th Mount Division’s deputy commanding general for support, according to the Army Times. She starts as the 75th commandment of cadets at West Point on Jan. 5.
2.) New York State Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s office confirmed with LoHud.com that a deal to extend the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act would be “effectively permanent” lasting 75 years.
The legislation, which provides medical monitoring and treatment for 9/11 first responders, expired on Sept. 30. According to LoHud.com, responders at Ground Zero and Fresh Kills Landfill are still developing sicknesses 14 years after the terrorist attacks. Read the full story here. The deal to extend the act still needs to be passed, but the proposal in its current form would ensure that 9/11 first responders would receive care and monitoring for the duration of their life.
3.) Here are today’s headlines: