2013 Family Readiness Update 

1/8/2014 11:00 AM 

The Family Readiness Update is published weekly by AUSA Family Programs. It contains the latest news and information about family support programs, education and scholarship opportunities, spouse employment initiatives, military health care, legislative actions, and much more. To receive this free, email subscription, click on the button below.



December 10 Update 

  • DoD/TSA Partner to Provide Military TSA Pre™ at 100 Airports
  • 2013 Military Times Commissary Survey
  • MOAA Educational Assistance Programs Application Period Now Open
  • Staying Active During the Winter Season
  • AUSA Spouse Membership Available
  • Military.com Transition Poll
  • National Military Family Association Military Spouse Scholarship Open Now

 November 12 Update

  • Spouse Membership Now Available
  • KSU/Fort Riley Partnership a Model for Military Community Support
  • MSEP 2013 Annual Partner Meeting and Induction Ceremony
  • Updated Fact Sheet: TRICARE Young Adult Program
  • Military Friendly Schools® Virtual College Fair

View the 2013 AUSA Annual Meeting and Family Forums

Thank you for participating at our 2013 Annual Meeting! If you were unable to view our Family Forums live, or would like to watch them again, they are now available to view via playback. Click the link corresponding with the forum you want to view below.

  • Military Family Forum I- Voices from the Top: Senior Leaders Town Hall: This forum features presentations and a town hall style discussion with the Army's senior officials. VIEW FORUM NOW
  • Military Family Forum II- The Performance Triad: A Holistic Approach to Self-Care: This forum explores holistic approaches to caring for one’s self and family. New and innovative programs from the Department of the Army and the Department of Defense are discussed. VIEW FORUM NOW
  • Military Family Forum III- Community Resources: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: This forum showcases the growing support of military families by civilian organizations through private /public partnerships with the military community. VIEW FORUM NOW
  • Military Family Forum IV- Expanding Our Reach: Our Neighborhood Knows No Bounds: This forum explores innovative uses of social media and advanced technology in the military family communications arena. Featured speakers share techniques and successful approaches to building a virtual support community. VIEW FORUM NOW

Click here to view Family Forum speaker and panelist bios

Forum Presentations and Slides

Patty Barron- Director, AUSA Family Readiness

LTG Ferriter

LTG Horoho

Dr. Jim Gordon, Center for Mind-Body Medicine

Operation Homefront

Sandy Risberg, Kansas State University- Click here for video. Click here for Program information

Army Wife Network

Army Social Media Guide

*Continue to check back; we will add more presentations as they become available to us.


Unanswered Questions

Questions submitted that were not answered live will be answered on our Facebook page by a subject matter expert in the weeks following the Annual Meeting.