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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

Downtown Marriot

WHEN: 5:30PM to 9:00PM

HOW: Stay tuned for more details!

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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

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  25 MAY 2018 Army History Breakfast  09 JUN 2018 Army Birthday Celebration + Continue Reading

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