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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 times.” 

Click here for the press release that describes AER’s COVID-19 response to date, including expansion of ARNG & USAR assistance.

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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: DFAS-SmartDocs@mail.mil 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

Newsletter January 2019 The latest chapter newsletter is now published and is posted on our website! January 2019 Newsletter It is chock-full of great information starting with a heads-up on several significant events we are planning, various spotlights on people and programs, details on several JANUARY events that are in the next 2 weeks (see info below), and… Continue Reading

When Experience Doesn’t Count A report on veterans’ transition concentrating on Clarksville and Nashville, Tenn., warns age and length of service “is a significant obstacle” for some soldiers looking for their first private-sector job because older troops have been removed longer from civilian culture. “Some individuals who entered the military directly from high school often… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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

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