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It’s that time of year again when we ask our members to commit to marching with us in the Annual NYC Veteran’s Day Parade (11/11/2016).

Please see the attached announcement for general information and use the following link to register to participate:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GSNTBV5

As usual, we need marchers, aide-de-camps, and honor cadre volunteers. The survey will assess your willingness to help in each area. Further details (e.g., muster point and time) will be communicated as the date draws closer.


Please join the Greater NYCOA Social Committee in a day of Family, Fun and Food at the

2015 Greater NYCOA Family Fall Fling

Where: Dave and Buster’s Long Island

1856 Veteran's Memorial Hwy Islandia, NY 11749; The East Wing of the Dining Room

Time: 5pm - 8pm

Date: Saturday, October 24th, 2015

Menu: Mesquite BBQ Chicken Buffet

BBQ chicken quarters Tortilla chips with salsa Baked macaroni and cheese Corn O’Brien Roasted Garden Vegetable and Potato Medley Hawaiian rolls with butter Unlimited Soda, Coffee and Tea

Price: $20 per person

Price includes: Above menu items, $10 power play card, 25% more chips, unlimited access to non-tickets games.

RSVP No Later Than: Sunday October 18th (Final payment is due to D&B on Monday morning)


JOIN GREATER NYCOA FOR THE INAUGURAL ANCHOR AND CADUCEUS DINNER!

 Dear Fellow Officers:

The Social Committee is planning NYCOA's Inaugural Anchor and Caduceus Dinner for Saturday, April 25th.
 
We would like to make this a huge success and something we can do annually. We hope that you and your family (significant others) can make it.
 

Location: Rifle Room at the Community Club (near the Bluff) at Fort Hamilton Army Base in Brooklyn (Bayridge), NY (Must show your CAC at the gate to enter).

Time: 1800-2200

Please come as early at 1800. Dinner will be served at 1830.

 Guest Speakers:

 CAPT Calvin Edwards, Team Commander for RDF-2 Rapid Deployment Force

 CAPT Newman, Executive Director for the COA Board and Director for National Park Service Office of Public Health

 Uniform of the Day: Dinner Dress Blue for CCOs (Service Dress Blue Optional) If you have any uniform questions please contact LT Santiago

 Pricing and Menu: Advance Pay Only- Final RSVP, entrée choice, and payment due ASAP.  

You pay:

You get:

 

$45pp   (which includes the meal + gratuity + tax)           Rolls & Butter; Tossed salad; Choice of Prime    

Rib, Salmon or Chicken Du Jour;

                             Starch; vegetable; cake; coffee, soft drinks, and ice water                                                     

Everyone will be responsible for paying for their own alcoholic beverages.

 *** Please RSVP (Akara.D.Ingram@ice.dhs.gov) (and not to the listserv) with the number of people who will be attending and their entrée choice ASAP. Send your payment via PayPAL  to (Akara.d.ingram @ice.dhs.gov) via sent to a friend from your bank account to avoid extra charges.

Thank you and we look forward to this Inaugural event. If you have any questions, please contact LCDR Akara Ingram or LT Santiago.

Parking is Free!

DIRECTIONS:

Fort Hamilton is located on the southwestern tip of Brooklyn, New York, at the base of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge.


ENTERING BROOKLYN VIA THE NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE:

Take Exit 13 from the Turnpike Cross the Goethals Bridge.
Take the Staten Island Expressway to the Verrazano Narrows Bridge.
Cross the bridge and get off at the first exit in Brooklyn (92nd Street).
Turn left at the first traffic light onto Fort Hamilton Parkway.
Follow FHP to the Main Gate which will be on your left at the end of the street.


ENTERING BROOKLYN VIA NEW YORK THRUWAY:

Stay to the right after crossing the Tappan Zee Bridge, get off Saw Mill River Parkway (the name changes to Henry Hudson Parkway then to the West Side Highway).
Go through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel and take route 278 toward Staten Island.
Take the last exit before the Verrazano Narrows Bridge-92nd Street.
Turn right at the traffic light and go one block.
Turn left onto Fort Hamilton Parkway.
Follow FHP to the Main Gate which will be on your left at the end of the street.

FROM JFK AIRPORT TO FORT HAMILTON:

Take Belt Parkway west to Exit 2, make right turn on 100 Street and turn right on Fort Hamilton Parkway to Main Gate.

VIA BUS-SUBWAY:

Use the New York City transit system "R" Train to the 95th Street Station (last stop).
Take B-8 bus to Fort or walk.

 

V/r

NYCOA Social Committee, on behalf of your Greater New York COA Branch

2015 Greater NYCOA Family Fall Fling

posted Oct 7, 2015, 12:10 PM by NY COA   [ updated Oct 7, 2015, 12:14 PM ]

Please join the Greater NYCOA Social Committee in a day of Family, Fun and Food at the 2015 Greater NYCOA Family Fall Fling!

Where: Dave and Buster’s Long Island, 1856 Veteran's Memorial Hwy Islandia, NY 11749; The East Wing of the Dining Room

Time: 5pm - 8pm

Date: Saturday, October 24th, 2015

Menu: Mesquite BBQ Chicken Buffet

BBQ chicken quarters Tortilla chips with salsa Baked macaroni and cheese Corn O’Brien Roasted Garden Vegetable and Potato Medley Hawaiian rolls with butter Unlimited Soda, Coffee and Tea

Price: $20 per person

Price includes: Above menu items, $10 power play card, 25% more chips, unlimited access to non-tickets games.

RSVP No Later Than: Sunday October 18th (Final payment is due to D&B on Monday morning)

*** Please RSVP to April.Brucklier@fda.hhs.gov (and not to the listserv) with the April.Brucklier@fda.hhs.gov). Please use "Send Money To Friends" to avoid extra charges. If paying by check, please make checks payable to Greater NYCOA. number of people who will be attending NLT Sunday, 10/18/2015. Please send payment to LT April Brucklier at 414 West Bay Drive, Long Beach, NY 11561 *** OR Send your payment via PayPAL to April.Brucklier@fda.hhs.gov.

Please use "Send Money To Friends" to avoid extra charges. If paying by check, please make checks payable to Greater NYCOA.











JOIN GREATER NYCOA FOR THE INAUGURAL ANCHOR AND CADUCEUS DINNER!

posted Apr 8, 2015, 6:12 AM by NY COA

Dear Fellow Officers:

The Social Committee is planning NYCOA's Inaugural Anchor and Caduceus Dinner for Saturday, April 25th.
 
We would like to make this a huge success and something we can do annually. We hope that you and your family (significant others) can make it.
 

Location: Rifle Room at the Community Club (near the Bluff) at Fort Hamilton Army Base in Brooklyn (Bayridge), NY (Must show your CAC at the gate to enter).

Time: 1800-2200

Please come as early at 1800. Dinner will be served at 1830.

Guest Speakers:

CAPT Calvin Edwards, Team Commander for RDF-2 Rapid Deployment Force

CAPT Newman, Executive Director for the COA Board and Director for National Park Service Office of Public Health

Uniform of the Day: Dinner Dress Blue for CCOs (Service Dress Blue Optional) If you have any uniform questions please contact LT Santiago

Pricing and Menu: Advance Pay Only- Final RSVP, entrée choice, and payment due ASAP.  

You pay:

You get:


$45pp   (which includes the meal + gratuity + tax)           Rolls & Butter; Tossed salad; Choice of Prime    

Rib, Salmon or Chicken Du Jour;

                             Starch; vegetable; cake; coffee, soft drinks, and ice water        

                                                                

Everyone will be responsible for paying for their own alcoholic beverages.


*** Please RSVP (Akara.D.Ingram@ice.dhs.gov) (and not to the listserv) with the number of people who will be attending and their entrée choice ASAP. Send your payment via PayPAL  to (Akara.d.ingram @ice.dhs.gov) via sent to a friend from your bank account to avoid extra charges.

Thank you and we look forward to this Inaugural event. If you have any questions, please contact LCDR Akara Ingram or LT Santiago.

Parking is Free!

DIRECTIONS:

Fort Hamilton is located on the southwestern tip of Brooklyn, New York, at the base of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge.

ENTERING BROOKLYN VIA THE NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE:

Take Exit 13 from the Turnpike Cross the Goethals Bridge.
Take the Staten Island Expressway to the Verrazano Narrows Bridge.
Cross the bridge and get off at the first exit in Brooklyn (92nd Street).
Turn left at the first traffic light onto Fort Hamilton Parkway.
Follow FHP to the Main Gate which will be on your left at the end of the street.

ENTERING BROOKLYN VIA NEW YORK THRUWAY:

Stay to the right after crossing the Tappan Zee Bridge, get off Saw Mill River Parkway (the name changes to Henry Hudson Parkway then to the West Side Highway).
Go through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel and take route 278 toward Staten Island.
Take the last exit before the Verrazano Narrows Bridge-92nd Street.
Turn right at the traffic light and go one block.
Turn left onto Fort Hamilton Parkway.
Follow FHP to the Main Gate which will be on your left at the end of the street.

FROM JFK AIRPORT TO FORT HAMILTON:

Take Belt Parkway west to Exit 2, make right turn on 100 Street and turn right on Fort Hamilton Parkway to Main Gate.

VIA BUS-SUBWAY:

Use the New York City transit system "R" Train to the 95th Street Station (last stop).
Take B-8 bus to Fort or walk.


V/r

NYCOA Social Committee, on behalf of your Greater New York COA Branch

NYCOA "7 Missions = 1 Goal" T-Shirt (New, PreSale!!!)

posted Dec 3, 2014, 10:39 AM by NY COA   [ updated Dec 3, 2014, 10:41 AM ]

NYCOA is excited to announce the pre-sale of the newly designed “7 Missions = 1 Goal” T-shirt (Click on "shirt.jpg below). This shirt is black or heather gray in color and features the USPHS seal on the front and slogan with seals of the 7 uniformed services on the back. The cost of the T-shirt is $25 for sizes: Small, Medium, Large and X-Large and $27 for size: 2 XL. To place an order: Download order form from https://sites.google.com/site/newyorkcoa/home/store + print + mail to LCDR Frank Verni. Fill it out and mail it back to the address on the form along with your payment.

Payment: Only checks accepted. Please make checks payable to “Greater NYCOA” for the total amount of the T-shirt(s) + $5.50 for Shipping & Handling (Priority Mail Flat Rate) + $0.75 (for tracking).

*For larger orders or questions, please contact LCDR Frank Verni, frank.verni@fda.hhs.gov, 718-662-5702.

 
 
 
 
 

2015 NYCOA Calendar

posted Oct 29, 2014, 10:48 AM by NY COA

The NYCOA Photojournalism Subcommittee plans on creating a wall calendar that will highlight NYCOA’s activities for the last two years. It will cost between $16-22 (plus shipping and handling). The final price will depend on how many calendars will be purchased, and what discounts are available.  We would like to have them ready before the holidays.  This calendar would be a good opportunity to display to family members and friends the activities and projects we have been involved with.  

 Please respond to LT Onieka Carpenter (Onieka.Carpenter@fda.hhs.gov) by Friday November 7th if you’re interested in buying calendars. Please be sure to include how many you would be purchasing. 

NEW NYCOA T-SHIRTS

posted Oct 10, 2014, 6:52 AM by NY COA

Please contact LCDR Frank Verni if you are interested in pre-ordering one of the new t-shirts. Before releasing the advertisement to the rest of the Corps we want to make sure our officers have an opportunity to reserve their shirt. The cost for the t-shirts will be $25.00. The shirts are 100% cotton and are available from sizes S-XXL in black or heather gray. I know some folks have asked me about the heather gray the company only provided us with the layout of what the design will look like in the black t-shirt. I have already placed my order and I hope you all will too. Remember the monies from the sales help us pay for many of our  

In Memoriam of LCDR “YVES” Brian Parker

posted Oct 10, 2014, 6:51 AM by NY COA

A NYCOA coin will be presented to the family by LCDR Bridget Baker this weekend, October 11, 2014. We felt this would be a nice gesture just to let LCDR Parker’s family that we are all with them during this very difficult time. I would like for the Greater NYCOA to make a donation to the scholarship fund set up by his family. We will vote on the amount at our next meeting. Please do remember to keep his family as well as the NCCOA family in your prayers. It is never easy to mourn the sudden loss of one of our own. 

Community Outreach Updates - Oct/Nov 2014

posted Oct 10, 2014, 6:50 AM by NY COA


 

1)      Health Event at Snug Harbor in Staten Island October 19, 2014 – Dr. Davis invited us to assist with a Health Fair Event hosted by the City at Snug Harbor. For more details please contact the Co-Chairs of the community outreach Subcommittee

 

2)      Making Strides Walk in Central Park October 19, 2014 – We will be participating in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Walk. Please plan to meet at the Central Park Bandshell at 7:30am. The walk begins at 8am. Special thanks to CDR Joy Ann Matthias for extending the invitation to the ACS Making Strides Kick-Off Breakfast at the Marriott in the City. It was a great event attended by myself and LCDR Akara Ingram. We hope if you cannot join us you at least can donate to this very important cause via the weblink. Also please feel free to invite any family members to join our team. We most certainly welcome them. If you have any questions please feel free to contact LCDR Akara Ingram akara.d.ingram@ice.dhs.gov or LT Onieka Carpenter Onieka.carpenter@fda.hhs.gov

 

3)      NYC Marathon November 2, 2014 – As you all know the marathon is in a few weeks and one of our officers will be running as well as some officers from DC COA. It would be great if we could organize a group to cheer on the runners. As you know this is one of the biggest events of the year here in NYC and running 26.2 miles is no easy feat so if interested please contact me and we can work out the details. This would also count as an event for the new PHS Athletics Committee.

 

4)      Joseph Ministries – One of our officers, LCDR Colmore has organized our participation to help a local food pantry obtain supplies and also help distribute supplies for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We are hoping to have collection baskets at some of the local offices where many of our officers are located. The organization has asked us to collect toiletry/personal hygiene items such as toothpaste, body soap, razors, shaving cream, etc. On November 22, 2014 please also plan on going out to the location to help with putting the packages together. This is very nice event before the holidays so if you can join us that would be great. For more details please contact LCDR Natasha Colmore at Natasha.l.colmore@ice.dhs.gov. There will also be a flyer soon with more information.

 

For more details regarding the Community Outreach events please feel free to contact LT Kim Garner Kimberly.garner@fda.hhs.gov or LT Tara Carmody tara.carmody@fda.hhs.gov

NYC Veteran’s Day Parade – Volunteers Needed

posted Oct 10, 2014, 6:35 AM by NY COA   [ updated Oct 10, 2014, 6:49 AM ]

NYC Veteran’s Day Parade – Nov. 11, 2014

If you will be joining us for the parade please contact the Subcommittee chairs: LCDR George Pourakis George.pourakis@alumni.stonybrook.edu or CDR Jerry Zee zeeforce@gmail.com to let them know. We do not have the final details as to where we will meet the day of the parade as this information is not released until the end of the month but please do plan to meet around 9 – 9:30 am that morning. This is a great way to showcase our service and so I hope many of our officers will join us. Please get the word out to any other officers in the area who may not be COA members they are more than welcomed to join us.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: We need volunteers for the Honor Cadre for the parade (Flags, Swords, Banner and Guidon). Please contact LCDR Pourakis or CDR Zee to let them know if you are interested.

 

AIDE-DE-CAMPS NEEDED: We will be joined by RADM Pamela Schweitzer this year. She is the new Chief Professional Officer for the Pharmacist Category. We will need aide-de-camps to help provide transportation as well to ensure the RADM has everything she needs the day of the parade. Below you will find a useful link for officers explaining the roles of an aide-de-camp. This is a unique opportunity to get to know an Senior Officer so if you are available please reach out to LCDR Pourakis or CDR Zee via email above.

 

Also if you are interested in getting together before the parade on Saturday, November 8th or on Monday, November 10th please let LCDR Akara Ingram know. Attached you will find some of our choices of menu options. Akara.d.ingram@dhs.hhs.gov

 

 

 


New York Veterans Day Parade! 11/11/2014, Tuesday

posted Jul 23, 2014, 12:27 PM by NY COA

NYCOA 2014 APFT & Social Event, Saturday 7/26/2014

posted Jul 23, 2014, 9:45 AM by NY COA

~~~ NYCOA Physical Fitness Event 2014 ~~~

NYCOA would like to finalize the APFT event.  This event will be followed by a short social.  We are looking for a great turn out for this gathering.  Please respond to LCDR Krueger (liatte.krueger@fda.hhs.gov) and LT Garner at (Kimberly.garner@fda.hhs.gov) by July 24, 2014, if you have not done so already.

Date:  Saturday, July 26 (**please note, this event will NOT take place if there is inclement weather)
Time:  8:00 am (meet at 7:45am to stretch)
Place:  Hoboken, NJ  Pier A (nearest cross street is Sinatra Dr. and 1st St.)
Dress:  Physical fitness wear (civilian)
Parking: Metered street parking (.25 cents for every 15 min; 2 hour maximum at one time) as well as garage parking (expensive). Can take mass transportation right into Hoboken. Station is right by Pier.

Please take a look at the APFT requirements and qualifying standards (**please note, we will not have access to a pool): http://ccrf.hhs.gov/ccrf/physical.htm

Training tips: http://www.stewsmithptclub.com/6weekrunningplan.pdf

 The Run -

1) Make sure you are well-rested, hydrated, and eating well so your body performs better 

2) Depending on your fitness level, gradually build up to running 1.5 miles (whether it be in 1/4 or 1/2 mile increments)

3) Have a goal and Time yourself during your runs

4) Stretch your muscles before and after your runs, so you can continue training

 Sit-ups and Push-ups

1) Practice is the key to getting your best score in this area

2) Have a goal

3) Try to perform your goal in 3 sets with 30 second breaks, do this every other day (if you can't start with your goal work up to it)

 Please remember to bring water, inhalers, towels, etc. and print out an APFT form which can be found at http://ccrf.hhs.gov/ccrf/Forms/Fillable_PHS-7044.pdf . See you there!

 *** Please note that an informal social gathering will follow the APFT. If anyone has a preference for a place they would like to eat at, please send that information to us, otherwise there are many options in Hoboken  http://www.hobokenmenus.com/ ***

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