60th

Western New York

Armed Forces Celebration

Rescheduled to May 2021

 

Please Note

 

President Trump has announced a National

State of Emergency for the entire country,

a very rare step that points to the size of

the challenge we face.  But, as we've done

with any challenge this country has faced

in the past, we will defeat Covid-19.

   

After much thought and discussion by

the Chairpersons for this year's

Armed Forces Week events we have decided

to postpone this year's events until May 2021.

  Since this would have been our 60th year

celebrating Armed Forces week, we can still hold

our 60th event next year...because it will be actually

be our 60th celebration!!

For  Additional Information:

Contact for WNYAFW Public Affairs

Contact for  AFW Luncheon & Ball Tickets

Contact Tribute Book Committee

Contact for WNY AFW Website

 

May, 2020 Rescheduled to May 2021

Buffalo, New York

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

60th  Western New York Armed Forces Week 2021

Presented by the

 Western New York

Armed Forces Committee

since 1960

as a tribute to the men and women

of the United States Armed Forces .

This year our COAST GUARD Members

are hosting the week's events

 

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Opening Ceremony

 Reascheduled to May 2021

Featuring Military Color Guards

     

and more.

Opening Ceremony is a free event open to the public

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WNY Armed Forces Week 

 Luncheon Rescheduled to May 2021

 

 

 

 

    

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WNY Armed Forces Week 

Ball and Awards

Rescheduled to

May 2021

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019 WNYAFW Awardees Group Photograph

 

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Schedule of Events 2020

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Tuesday, 7 April 2020

General Committee Meeting

-  Paper Ticket Cutoff  -

Dinner at 1800 hours - Meeting at 1830 hours

Father Justin Knights of Columbus

2735 Union Rd. Cheektowaga, NY 14227

Reservations Required for Meeting Attendance

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WNY Armed Forces Week 2021

WNYAFW Sponsorship Applicaton (pdf)

   

 

2019 (last year)  WNYAFW Tribute Book Supporters

 

 

 

Contact Tribute Book Committee

2019 (last year)  WNYAFW Tribute Book Supporters

 

 

Contact for WNYAFW Public Affairs

   

 

Contact for  AFW Luncheon & Ball Tickets

 

 

 

Contact for WNY AFW Website

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WNYAFW 2019  Gold Level Sponsor

Thank You for your support!

2020 Western New York Armed Forces Week Committee

Civilian Chairman

Honorable Frank Caruso

 

General Chairman

Captain Brian Roche, United States Coast Guard, Retired

 

Deputy Chairman

Commander Tim Balunis, United States Coast Guard, Retired

 

Chief of Staff

Machinery Technician Master Chief Petty Officer Christopher Martin, United States Coast Guard, Retired

 

Secretary

Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Walther, United States Army, Retired

 

Treasurer

Storekeeper First Class Petty Officer Lauren Moore, United States Coast Guard, Retired

Major Jerome Privitera, United States Army, Retired

 

Public Affairs and Marketing

Kathy Weppner

Dennis Weppner

Elaine Jarzynka

 

Sponsorship

Boatswain’s Mate Second ClassPetty Officer Mark Weidmann, United States Coast Guard, Retired

Lieutenant Commander George Boller, United States Navy Reserve, Retired

 

Opening Ceremonies

Captain John R. Kasmer, United States Army, Retired

Senior Master Sergeant Jeffrey Gray, United States Air Force

Captain Brian Roche, United States Coast Guard, Retired

 

Luncheon

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

Major Jerome Privitera, United States Army, Retired

Commissioned Warrant Officer 4 Patrick Morrow, United States Marine Corps,  Retired

 

Ball

Kathy Weppner

Elaine Jarzynka

 

Awards

Commander Wayne Sorrentino, United States Navy, Retired

 

Tribute Book

Marine Science Technician Chief Petty Officer Ken Kobylanski, United States Coast Guard, Retired

Mrs. Lynn Kobylanski

Commissioned Warrant Officer 5 John Cardarella, NYSRL

 

Tickets

Lieutenant Commander George Boller, United States Navy Reserve, Retired

Ms. Margaret Price

Yeoman First Class Petty Officer Dorothy Button, United States Coast Guard, Retired

Major Jerome Privitera, United States Army, Retired

 

Website

Photographers Mate Chief Petty Officer Thomas Kelly, United States Navy. Retired

Thank You for Your Support!

 

WNY Armed Forces Week 2021

WNYAFW Sponsorship Applicaton (pdf)

   

 

2019 (last year)  WNYAFW Tribute Book Supporters

 

 

 

Contact Tribute Book Committee

2019 (last year)  WNYAFW Tribute Book Supporters

 

 

Contact for WNYAFW Public Affairs

   

 

Contact for  AFW Luncheon & Ball Tickets

 

 

 

Contact for WNY AFW Website

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