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Giving Tuesday

Please Support the Greater Kansas City Chapter of the Association of the United States Army’s Programs

#GivingTuesday 2021 is an annual event, which this year occurs on November 30th. The Kansas City Chapter of the Association of the United States Army (KC AUSA) is pleased to participate in this global day of giving and ask for your consideration to support in the mission of the chapter in three worthwhile areas: 1) Soldier and Family Support, 2) The Roger Donlon Awards Program and 3) Programs and Projects

Soldier & Family Support:  Our Soldier & Family Support Fund program assists Active Duty, Reserve and National Guard Soldiers and their families in the Kansas City region who are experiencing a financial emergency. This designated fund enables us to provide one-time grants to assist with unanticipated expenses associated with their military service.

Donlon Patriot Awards Program: The Donlon Patriot Award is the chapter’s highest award that recognizes outstanding local philanthropic support and service to Veterans, members of the Armed Forces, and their families. We remember the sacrofices of those veterans who have served and honor Colonel Roger H.C. Donlon, the first recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor for his gallantry in the Battle of Nam Dong Vietnam in 1964. This program also supports annual awards presented to Army Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets based upon merit.

Programs and Projects: The chapter offers programs each quarter which support our mission to be the voice for the Army in the Greater Kansas City with a concentrated focus on the support to Soldiers, civilians, veterans, and their families through educational programs and community outreach. These unique and premier programs focus on the topics that interest and inpact our Army and are of interest to the local community. Our CAPSTONE event each year is the Army Birthday Celebration (ABC) where we honor and celebrate the service and sacrifies of those who have and continue to serve. The ABC pays special tribute to fallen Soldiers and Gold Star Family members. Other projects directly support veterans and their families.

About the Kansas City Chapter of the Association of the United States Army

The Association of the United States Army is an Educational Non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization that supports America’s Army to include Active, National Guard, Reserve, Department of the Army Civilians, Retirees, and Family Members. As the Kansas City metropolitan chapter of the Army’s premier professional association, KC AUSA ( helps:

  • Educate those we serve (soldiers and their families, Army civilians, retired soldiers and veterans, and the businesses and industries that support the Army) with programs, products, resources, and events…
  • Inform our members, Congress and the American public about issues affecting America’s Army – Regular Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserve, and…
  • Connect America’s Total Army, its industry partners, like-minded associations, and other supporters at the national, regional and chapter levels.

What KC AUSA does

We educate, inform and connect work in four overlapping program areas of support:

Soldiers | Active, National Guard & Reserve | Veterans | Families & Community

  • Support to the U.S. Army Recruiting Command’s Kansas City Battalion. We promote better understanding about how military service enhances our regional workforce by providing our young people exceptional career & skills training and personal development opportunities. We are expanding our Family Support Activities to better connect our friends and neighbors with the experiences of their family members who are serving.
  • Professional development for the National Guard, Reserve and Active Duty Soldiers & Non Commissioned Officers, as well as Department of the Army Civilians. We host information-education events in collaboration with local military units and promote access to AUSA’s professional development resources.
  • Support to the Army ROTC programs at Northwest Missouri State University, University of Central Missouri, Truman State University and the University of Pittsburg. We support these ROTC units in providing inspiration, and outstanding education & training to their Cadets and future Army Officers so our nation’s sons and daughters are well led.
  • Support to Veterans includes support soldiers transitioning to civilian careers to include retiring military veterans. Our members are dedicated to helping others also become contributing, successful members of our Kansas City communities. We coordinate with several Veteran-serving organizations and members volunteer their time, as well as partnering with local companies’ Veteran employee engagement groups. We support and participate each year in local Memorial Day and Veterans Day events & activities, as well as locally sponsor Wreaths Across America every December.
  • Community Partners are companies employing serving National Guard & Reserve Soldiers and Veterans, and those interested in National Security & Defense. We work with other community organizations to connect transitioning soldiers and Veterans with companies that need their character and professional skills to sustain & improve their business.

Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day September 26th was Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day. We recognize and honor those who have lost a son or daughter while serving the United States Armed Forces. Let’s take the time to appreciate our #GoldStar families for their sacrifice. Continue Reading

COL Roger Donlon’s Story & Graphic Novel The Association of the United States Army commemorates Medal of Honor recipient Colonel (Ret.) Roger H.C. Donlon with the release of it latest Medal of Honor graphic novel. The publication depicts his heroic leadership at the defense of Camp Nam Dong (see the excerpt from AUSA’s Soldier Today… Continue Reading

November 2020 Membership Meeting Conversations on COVID – How to execute the mission of educating the next generation of Army leaders during a pandemic. The University of Central Missouri ROTC Cadre will be the presenters. This will be a zoom meeting. The Zoom detail will be provided later. Please RSVP using this Eventbrite link. When:… Continue Reading

Arter-Rowland National Security Forum Inaugural Event On Sept. 23, 2020, KC AUSA co-hosted the inaugural virtual presentation of the Arter-Rowland National Security Forum of the CGSC Foundation, which was made using an online video conference platform. This first presentation of the forum was focused on the National Bio and Agro-defense Facility in Manhattan, Kansas. Dr.… Continue Reading

Arter-Rowland National Security Forum Host Partnership

Arter-Rowland National Security Forum Host Partnership Two of AUSA’s fourteen aims and objectives are “[t]o inform the American people of the fundamental facts and factors pertaining to national security,” and “[t]o foster public understanding and support of the United States Army.” KC AUSA’s vision is “to be the premier voice for the Army in Greater… Continue Reading

How Covid-19 is Reshaping National Security Government Matters, Navy League of the United States and the Association of the United States Army are hosting a series of one-hour programs the week of July 13, 2020, between 1 and 2 p.m. ET on WJLA 24/7 News. These programs will also be offered simultaneously online from webinar… Continue Reading

Register to watch the fireside chat GEN Carter Ham and Lt. Gen. Flynn Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, U.S. Army. Opening remarks commence at noon eastern time July 22nd. Follow this link to register for the event. Continue Reading

Army Emergency Relief Update: AER Press Release dated 14 May 2020:  “Army Emergency Relief (AER), the U.S. Army’s official non-profit organization, in response to the impact of COVID-19 and related ‘stay at home’ and DoD Travel Ban orders, established new processes and new categories of assistance to support Soldiers and Family members during these challenging… Continue Reading


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