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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. Ron W. Trewyn, the National Bio and Agro-defense Facility Liaison from the Office of the President of Kansas State University, conducted the presentation. Foundation President/CEO Rod Cox and KCAUSA Chapter President Scott Weaver shared co-hosting duties. 

In his presentation Trewyn covered the history and the purpose of the new facility, explaining unclassified details about the need for the type of research that will be conducted there. He also showed some photos of the facility construction progress and explained the process of how this site was selected over others from other states.

“The mission of the NBAF is to protect U.S. livestock from foreign animal diseases, including zoonotic diseases,” said Trewyn. “[Zoonotic] diseases are those that spread from animals to people, and from people to animals.”

Trewyn further explained that the facility will serve to safeguard food animal health and public health, as well as preserve the nation’s food supply and agricultural economy. Click here for a pdf copy of the presentation.

After his presentation, Trewyn took questions from participants and stayed longer than scheduled to ensure anyone that wanted to ask a question had the opportunity.

Both Cox and Weaver agreed the presentation was well-attended and received. A survey was sent out to participants in the afternoon after the presentation to gather feedback for the next ARNSF event.

The Arter-Rowland National Security Forum is an exclusive professional information sharing and networking event exclusively for select invitees of the CGSC Foundation and the Greater Kansas City Chapter of the Association of the United States Army (KC AUSA), the co-hosts of the Forum.

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

Operation Gratitude would like your help Operation Gratitude, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is the largest nonprofit in the country for hands-on volunteerism in support of Military, Veterans, and First Responders. They have invited AUSA members to write letters to hospital workers, first responders, and military members.  These letters should not be sealed, but left loose to… Continue Reading

VOLUNTARY RECALL of Army Personnel G1 Deputy Chief of Staff sent an email announcing a voluntary recall of retired army personnel from select MOS’s. From: Date: Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 3:10 PM Subject: Army Announces Voluntary Recall of Retired Soldiers for COVID-19 Response The U.S. Army is reaching out to gauge the interest… Continue Reading

KC AUSA Officer Installation

Wednesday January 22, 2020 was a snowy morning when the Greater Kansas City Chapter of the Association of the United States Army hosted a membership breakfast featuring Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army, Kansas-East Mike Hockley, and CSM (R) Rick Morris, 5th Region President.  CSM Morris installed KCAUSA’s new Chapter President, COL (R)… Continue Reading

KC AUSAElected Officer Candidatesfor the 2020 – 2022 Term President Scott Weaver is an accomplished leader and educator with over 15 years of success in organizational leadership, global program and project management, strategic analysis and operational planning in organizations ranging up to 125K employees and $12B in budget. He is a retired Army combat veteran… Continue Reading

SAVE THE DATE of Saturday, June 15 2019 for the 244th Army Birthday Celebration and KC AUSA’s 20th Anniversary Celebration WHERE: KC Marriott Downtown, Count Basie Ballroom WHEN: 5:30PM to 9:00PM HOW: Stay tuned for more details! Continue Reading


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