57th Annual

Western New York

Armed Forces Week

 

In Support of the

WNY Freedom Lounge

Buffalo - Niagara International Airport

May 7 - 13, 2017

Buffalo, New York

Bookmark this page for the most current information on the activities of the

57th Annual Western New York Armed Forces Week 2017

Sponsored by the

 Western New York

Armed Forces Week Committee

since 1960

as a tribute to the men and women

of the United States Armed Forces .

This year our Air Force Members

are hosting the week's events

Opening Ceremony May 7, 2017 - 1200pm

            

     WNY Armed Forces Week

Opening Ceremony

Sunday, May 7st,

Time 12:00 noon (1200 hours)

Public is invited

 

Admission to this event is free

Buffalo Riverworks

http://www.buffaloriverworks.com

359 GANSON STREET

BUFFALO NEW YORK 14203

716-342-2292

  Featuring Military Color Guards

American Legion Band

of the Tonawandas, Post 264

and more.

Armed Forces Luncheon May 11, 2017

Armed Forces Luncheon

Thursday, May 11th 

        

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

Salvatore's  Italian Gardens  *

6461 Transit Road

Depew, New York

Luncheon Donation - $ 30.00  per person (including gratuity)

  Armed Forces Ball May 13, 2017

Armed Forces Ball

Saturday, May 13th

Cash Bar beginning at 1800 hours and Cash Bar after Dinner

Sit-down Dinner beginning at 1900 hours.

 

 

 

Salvatore's  Italian Gardens *

6461 Transit Road

Depew, New York

Ball Donation - $45.00 per person (including gratuity)

   

Deadline for ticket sales is 1 May 2017

Luncheon and Ball - Advance Ticket Sales Only

Ticket sales for Luncheon is limited to 600

Ticket sales for Ball is limited to 600

For Tickets:  afwtickets@wnyafn.com

Western New York Armed Forces Week

PO BOX 0832

BUFFALO NY 14240-0832

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Western New York Armed Forces Week

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

General Committee Meeting, 1730 hours

Fr. Justin Knights of Columbus,

2735 Union Rd. Cheektowaga, NY 14227

Tickets for Luncheon and Ball Available

Tribute Book submissions accepted

Photographs of 2017 Awardees will be taken, 1730 hours

Reservations Requested - link

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

General Committee Meeting, 1730 hours

Fr. Justin Knights of Columbus,

2735 Union Rd. Cheektowaga, NY 14227

Tickets for Luncheon and Ball Available

Tribute Book submissions accepted

Reservations Requested - link

Monday, 01 May 2017

Final Ticket Turn In only

Fr. Justin Knights of Columbus,

2735 Union Rd. Cheektowaga, NY 14227

Last chance for ticket purchases

Sunday, 07 May 2017

WNY Armed Forces Week Opening Ceremony

Riverworks, 359 Ganson Street, Buffalo NY 14203

Music - Ceremony 12:00 noon- Admission - Free

For Information, Contact: afwopen@wnyafn.com

Thursday, 11 May 2017

WNY Armed Forces Week Luncheon

11:00am Cash Bar – 12:00 noon - Sit-down luncheon

Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew, New York

Tickets $30 per person - Advance Ticket Sales Only

Tickets - contact: afwtickets@wnyafn.com

Information - contact: afwlunch@wnyafn.com

Saturday, 13 May 2017

WNY Armed Forces Week Ball

6:00pm - Cash Bar – 7:00pm - Sit-down Dinner

Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew, New York

Tickets $45 per person - Advance Ticket Sales Only

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 Frank Caruso

 

General Chairman
Lieutenant Colonel Andrea Pitruzzella, United States Air Force Reserve

 

Chief of Staff
Master Sergeant Chanda White, New York Air National Guard

 

Secretary
Senior Master Sergeant Stephen Kovacs. New York Air National Guard

 

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

 

Opening Ceremonies
Senior Master Sergeant Jeffrey Gray, United States Air Force Reserve

Captain John Kasmer, United States Army, Retired

First Lieutenant Martin Hanley, New York Air National Guard

Chief Warrant Officer 4 William Dickman, United States Marine Corps Reserve, Retired
Chief Master Sergeant Edward Stefik, New York Air National Guard

Lieutenant Junior Grade Joseph Pawli, United States Navy Sea Cadet Corps

 

Lucheon
Lieutenant Colonel Frank J. Sparacino, United States Army, Retired

Lieutenant Colonel Jeff Glatz. United States Air Force, Retired
Major Forrest Kelly, New York Air National Guard

 

 Ball
Major Jennifer Rhoney, United States Air Force Reserve

Colonel Jane Cooley, United States Army, Retired

Master Sergeant Kristin Taylor, United States Air Force Reserve

Staff Sergeant Amy Owczarczak, United States Air Force Reserve

 

 Tickets
Major Jerome Privitera, United States Army, Retired
Lieutenant Commander George Boller, United States Naval Reserve, Retired

Yeoman First Class Dorothy Button, United States Coast Guard

Hospital Corpsman Second Class Lynda Pixley, United States Navy
Private First Class Robert Kaczmarek, United States Army, Retired
Ms. Margaret Price, United States Navy League

 

Tribute Book
Chief Master Sergeant Glen Ignasiak, United States Air Force Reserve

Senior Master Sergeant Rebecca Hucknall, United States Air Force Reserve

Captain Marie Schumacher, United States Air Force Reserve

Chief Warrant Officer 5 John Cardarella, United States Army NYSRL

 

Awards Ceremony

Chief Master Sergeant Robert Ward, United States Air Force, Retired

 

Public Affairs - Publicity

Major Elaine Nowak, New York Air National Guard
Master Sergeant Kevin Nichols, United States Air Force Reserve

Mr. William Callahan, United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Retired

 

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

 

 

WNY Armed Forces Week 2017

WNY Armed Forces Week Poster 2017

2016 WNYAFW Committee

WNYAFW Tribute Book Support (word)

Armed Forces Week Photographs - Opening

WNYAFW Tribute Book Support (pdf)

Armed Forces Week Photographs - Luncheon

Send Your Tribute Book Ad Here

Armed Forces Week Photographs - Ball

Contact Tribute Book Committee

Armed Forces Week Tribute Book Supporters Last Year -2016

Contact for 2017 AFW Luncheon & Ball Tickets

Nomination form for WNYAFW SPOY (word)

Contact for 2017 AFW Opening Ceremony

Nomination form for WNYAFW SPOY (pdf)

Contact for 2017 WNY AFW Ball

Contact for 2016 WNY AFW Secretary

Contact for 2017 WNY AFW Luncheon

Contact for WNY AFW Website

Contact for 2017 WNY AFW COS

Contact for WNY AFW SPOY Awards

Contact for WNYAFW Public Affairs

The United States Flag

 

 * Why has the Armed Forces Week Luncheon and Ball

been moved from the Connecticut Street Armory?

Lead dust forces national guard to bar non-military activities from armories

http://wivb.com/2017/01/17/lead-dust-forces-national-guard-to-bar-non-military-activities-from-armories/