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.
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
National Military Family Appreciation Month
President Obama has again declared November National Military Family Appreciation Month, saying, "Time and again, our service members and their families have sacrificed to protect the promise that defines our Nation -- life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. As we work to repay this enormous debt of gratitude, I encourage every American to do their part. Together, let us support our military children as they learn, grow, and live their dreams. And let us keep our military families strong and secure." Read the full proclamation here, and stay tuned to Family Readiness all month long for ideas and local events celebrating military families.
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
Dr. Jim Gordon, Center for Mind-Body Medicine
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.
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.