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from AUSA’s 5 Things

#4 Veterans Want Community Connections

Veterans are looking for community activities such as recreation, connection with other veterans and volunteer opportunities, according to results of a community integration survey conducted by America’s Warrior Partnership, a nonprofit organization connecting service members and veterans with local veteran-centric nonprofits. “Our nation’s warriors are looking for relationships and ongoing connections within their community when they become veterans,” said Jim Lorraine, the organization’s president and CEO.

What to watch: Most veterans in the poll said they were thriving and feeling hopeful about the future, and those most likely to feel that way were regularly involved in community events. That’s something worth considering when looking to increase participation in military-related events.

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from AUSA’s weekly 5 Thinks #3 An A-10 Alternative The A-10 Thunderbolt, a close-air support and ground attack plane beloved by ground troops since its introduction in the mid-1970s, is slated for retirement beginning in 2022, although there is some talk about upgrading the aircraft, known as the Warthog, so its service life could be extended… Continue Reading

Why were they called “doughboys” The History Channel It’s unknown exactly how U.S. service members in World War I (1914-18) came to be dubbed doughboys—the term most typically was used to refer to troops deployed to Europe as part of the American Expeditionary Forces—but there are a variety of theories about the origins of the… Continue Reading

Continuing to Continue The White House and Congress spent most of last week negotiating a bipartisan spending agreement for the fiscal year that began Oct. 1, 2016 but they couldn’t quite work out the details on several items, including how much extra money might to go the Army and Defense Department. The Army stands to… Continue Reading

Army Well-Represented in Congress When the 115th Congress convenes on Tuesday, Jan. 3, more than half of the veterans serving in the House of Representatives and 10 veterans serving in the U.S. Senate will have Army backgrounds. Three of the 10 Army veterans in the Senate have post-9/11 service, as do five of the 44… Continue Reading

KC AUSA Calendar of Events 22 FEB 2017  Happy Hour & Social Warrior Support Non-Profits 22 MAR 2017  Lunch & Learn – Middle Eastern Culture APR 2017 TBD  Military Forum Luncheon (Pending) 23 MAY 2017  Breakfast – Army History 10 JUN 2017 Army Birthday Celebration Continue Reading

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