Army Public Affairs - Northeast Calendar of Events
As of 31 July 2009

Army Public Affairs Northeast launches updated website
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August 8th
Join WWP Alumni at the Central Jersey Rifle and Pistol Club
The Wounded Warrior Project invites veterans and active-duty personnel to attend a family event at the Central Jersey Rifle and Pistol Club, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Aug. 8. Event will include firearms, ammo, and lunch is included. Those interested in attending should contact Tony Ntellas, WWP coordinator, at or (212) 629-8881 with the following:
Service branch
Contact number
Number of guests

August 15
Fort Hamilton Hosts Battle of the Branches III
The Fort Hamilton Fitness Center will host Battle of the Branches III Boxing Invitational 6 p.m., Aug. 15. Service members of all weight classes and experience levels are welcome to sign up. Male and female categories available. There will be 15 three-round bouts, with each round lasting two minutes.
For registration and/or questions, please contact SFC Gregory Henderson, (718) 630-4321 or or the Fitness Center, (718) 630-4793/4727.

August 26 to Sept. 9
WWP Seeks Volunteers for Street Festival
The Wounded Warrior Project is looking for volunteers for this year's Feast of St. Rosalia. The festival will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at 68th Street on 18th Avenue. Volunteers will be accepting donations and distributing WWP materials. Those interested may provide name, contact number, and e-mail address to Tony Ntellas, at (212) 629-8881, (386) 867-1955 or .

Sept. 10
Earth Share Family Night at Central Park Zoo

The Ninth Annual Earth Share Family Night at Central Park Zoo will be held 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. at the zoo, located at Fifth Avenue and 64th Street. This FREE event is a token of gratitude to those whose organizations supported Earth Share New York (please see attached flyer.) Evening will include exhibit tours, theatrical performances and a sea lion demonstration. Food is also included.
Space is limited. Those interested should RSVP at or fax RSVP to (240) 333-0301 no later than Sept. 4.

Sept. 27
Tunnel to Towers Run/Walk
The Firefighter Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run/Walk will kick off 9:30 a.m., Sept. 27. This year marks the seventh-annual running of this event.
On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Stephen Siller was on his way to play golf with his three older brothers when he heard the call on his scanner that a plane had hit one of the World Trade Center towers. Stephen turned his truck around and drove toward the mouth of the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, which was blocked by abandoned vehicles. Unable to drive anymore, Siller donned 75 pounds of fire gear and ran the mile and a half through the Tunnel. He reached the second Tower just minutes before it collapsed.
Faced with the tragic death of their younger brother, his six brothers and sisters were faced with a choice: let Stephen's death ruin their own lives, or use it as a catalyst to help others and preserve his memory. They chose the latter. The older siblings who had raised Stephen are continuing their legacy of love by their annual Tunnel to Towers Run, which follows the route Stephen took through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to get to the World Trade Center on that fateful day.
Registration is free for all active-duty service members, and service members participating in uniform. Visit for details. Fort more information, contact John Hodge, (718) 987-1931 or


MTVU Seeks Hispanic Reserve Soldiers for Hispanic Heritage Month Program
Submission deadline 8/3/09
The network MTVU will be producing four (4) "Find Your Strength" vignettes to air during Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15).
They are looking for Hispanic Soldiers in the Reserves, ages 18-24, currently enrolled in a college, university or community college (or will be enrolled by Aug. 3). Each vignette will be 45 seconds in length and will air on MTVU, but will also be accessible on The vignettes are intended to showcase Hispanic Soldiers making a positive impact on society - in and outside of the Army.
It is preferred that the Soldiers be located on the East Coast, metro-New York area.
For more information, contact Elizabeth Johnson at (212) 905-7274 or

"Law and Order" Casting Call for Wounded Warriors
The TV series "Law and Order" is looking for wounded veterans of all eras to appear in an episode for the new season. Auditions will be held 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 31 to Aug. 11. Participants will only go through one day of auditioning.
The show is also seeking physical therapists, weight trainers, massage therapists, and other patient types for VA Hospital scenes. All will be portrayed in a positive light.
Those interested should e-mail their photo to and copy

"Deal or No Deal" to Hold "Military Week" Casting Call!
The game show "Deal or No Deal" will hold a casting call in New Jersey Aug. 11-12 for a special Military Week. Service members in the NY/NJ area interested in auditioning can e-mail with their name, rank, branch of service, contact number and e-mail address. Once received, participants will receive a confirmation e-mail with the location and time of audition.



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