54th Annual

Western New York Armed Forces Week

The Rise of the Professional

 

May 4 - 10, 2014

Buffalo, New York

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54th Annual Western New York Armed Forces Week 2014

Hosted by your United States Army as a tribute to the men and women

of the United States Armed Forces .

Sponsored by the Western New York Armed Forces Week Committee

in cooperation with Military, Industrial, Civic, and Veterans’ Organizations

 

Opening Ceremony May 4, 2014 - 1245pm

                    

  

    WNY Armed Forces Week

Opening Ceremony

Sunday, May 4th,

Time 12:45 pm (1245 hours)

Public is invited

This is a rain or shine event

Admission to this event is free

                

           
Erie Canal Harbor

 Adjacent to Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park

at the Foot of Main Street

    

Featuring Military Color Guards

American Legion Band of the Tonawandas, Post 264

and more.

   

Armed Forces Luncheon May 8, 2014

                                 

Armed Forces Luncheon

Thursday, May 8th 

Cocktails (cash bar) - 1100 hours - Sit-down Luncheon - 1200 hours

Connecticut Street Armory

184 Connecticut Street , Buffalo, New York

Luncheon Donation - $ 30.00  per person (including gratuity)

 

Armed Forces Ball May 10, 2014

Armed Forces Ball

Saturday, May 10th

Cash Bar beginning at 1800 hours and Cash Bar after Dinner

Sit-down Dinner beginning at 1900 hours.

 

 

            

                                      

Connecticut Street Armory

184 Connecticut Street, Buffalo, New York

Ball Donation - $40.00 per person (including gratuity)

 

Deadline for ticket sales is 29 April 2014

Ticket sales for Luncheon is limited to 500

Ticket sales for Ball is limited to 500

For Tickets:  afwtickets@wnyafn.com

Western New York Armed Forces Week

PO BOX 0832

BUFFALO NY 14240-0832

2014 Western New York Armed Forces Week Schedule of Events

 

Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 General Meeting- Dinner -5:30pm, Meeting 6:00pm - Fr. Justin Knights of Columbus, 2735 Union Rd. Cheektowaga, NY 14227

Dinner: 1730 hours – Meeting: 1800 hours - Dinner Reservations Requests - afwreservations@wnyafn.com

Tickets and posters will be distributed - Photographs of awardees will be taken - Bios are due

Tuesday, 15 APR 2014 Tribute Book Deadline

Tuesday, 22 APR 2014 General Meeting- Dinner -5:30pm, Meeting 6:00pm  - Fr. Justin Knights of Columbus, 2735 Union Rd. Cheektowaga, NY 14227

Dinner: 1730 hours – Meeting: 1800 hours - Dinner Reservations Requests - afwreservations@wnyafn.com

Tickets and posters will be distributed

Tuesday, 29 APR 2013 General Meeting- Dinner -5:30pm, Meeting 6:00pm - Fr. Justin Knights of Columbus, 2735 Union Rd. Cheektowaga, NY 14227

Last day for ticket returns

Dinner: 1730 hours – Meeting: 1800 hours - Dinner Reservations Requests - afwreservations@wnyafn.com

Sunday, 4 May 2014 WNY Armed Forces Week Opening Ceremony

Erie Canal Harbor near the Naval & Military Park. Music 12:45pm Ceremony1:00pm - Admission - Free

For Information, Contact: afwopen@wnyafn.com

Tuesday, 6 May 2014 Setup for Luncheon 9am - contact: afwlunch@wnyafn.com

Connecticut Street Armory, 184 Connecticut Street, Buffalo, New York - Contact: afwlunch@wnyafn.com

Thursday, 8 May 2014 WNY AFW Luncheon 11:00am Cash Bar – 12:00 noon - Sit-down luncheon

Connecticut Street Armory, 184 Connecticut Street, Buffalo, New York - Tickets $30 per person

Tickets - contact: afwtickets@wnyafn.com - Information - contact: afwlunch@wnyafn.com

Saturday, 10 May 2014 WNY AFW Ball - 6:00pm - Cash Bar – 7:00pm - Sit-down Dinner

Connecticut Street Armory, 184 Connecticut Street, Buffalo, New York - Tickets $40 per person

Tickets - contact: afwtickets@wnyafn.com - Information - contact: afwball@wnyafn.com

 

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Navy Units in WNY Armed Forces Day Parade,

May 21, 1960, Main Street, Buffalo, NY

Civilian Chairman
Honorable John J. Gruber

General Chairman
Brigadier General Anthony F. Caruana, United States Army, Retired
 

Deputy Chairman
Major General David J. Conboy, United States Army
 

Chief of Staff
Colonel Fred W. Kubus, United States Army, Retired
 

Secretary
Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Walther, United States Army, Retired
Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Cipolla, United States Army, Retired
 

Treasurer/ Budget Director
Major Jerome Privitera, United States Army, Retired
 

Opening Ceremonies
Lieutenant Colonel Vincent Ventura, United States Army, Retired
Captain John Kasmer, United States Army, Retired
Master Sergeant Lisa Sveda, United States Air Force Reserve
Master Sergeant Jenna DePronio, New York Air National Guard, Retired
Cadet Mary Floyd, Reserve Officers' Training Corps
 

Luncheon
Lieutenant Colonel Frank J. Sparacino, United States Army, Retired
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Michael Duggan, United States Army, Retired
Chief Warrant Officer 4 Patrick F. Morrow, United States Marine Corps, Retired
 

Ball
Major Carlos Benitez, United States Army, Retired
Colonel Jayne Cooley, United States Army, Retired
Major Thomas Hochulski, United States Army, Retired
Captain Matthew G.F. Ryan, New York Army National Guard
 

Tickets
Major Jerome Privitera, United States Army, Retired
Master Sergeant Richard Wieand, United States Army, Retired
Margaret Price
 

Tribute Book
Chief Warrant Officer 5 John Cardarella, United States Army NYSRL
Sergeant Major Joseph Ewing, United States Army, Retired
 

Public Affairs - Publicity
Ms. Marina Woolcock
Lieutenant Colonel Terry McGuire, United States Army Reserve
Mr. Bruce Sanders, USACE
 

Website
Chief Petty Officer Thomas Kelly, United States Navy, Retired
 

General ARMY Committee:
Brigadier General Daniel B. Tauriello, United States Army NYSRL
Colonel Patrick Cunningham, United States Army, Retired
Commander Anthony Deville, United States Navy, Retired
Major Donald DeLuca, United States Army, Retired
Chaplain Major Alexander Knowles, New York Army National Guard
Command Sergeant Major Claude P. Imagna, United States Army, Retired
Master Sergeant Jerzy Galazka, New York Army National Guard

   

WNY Armed Forces Week 2014

Armed Forces Week 2013 Photographs - Opening

Contact for 2014 AFW Luncheon & Ball Tickets

WNY Armed Forces Week Poster 2014

Armed Forces Week 2013 Photographs - Luncheon

Contact for 2014 AFW Opening Ceremony

2014 WNYAFW Committee

Armed Forces Week 2013 Photographs - Ball

Contact for 2014 WNY AFW Ball

Tribute Book Support (word)

WNY AFW 2013 1812 War Memorial

Contact for 2014 WNY AFW Luncheon

Tribute Book Support (pdf)

Contact for 2014 WNY AFW General Chairman

Contact for 2014 WNY Awards Committee

Contact Tribute Book Committee

Contact for 2014 WNY AFW Secretary

 

The United States Flag

Nomination form for SPOY(word)

Contact for WNY AFW Website

Web Site Sponsors

Nomination form for SPOY (pdf)

Contact for Public Affairs - Media