August 2009: hosted 167 wounded warriors. The event featured a putting contest, movies etc as well as the golf outing and tons of donated door prizes. Approximately 57 wounded warriors played in the golf tourney while others participated in other activities. A donation will be made to the wounded warriors at our next event. We also had an elected official we invited attend. MG Bednarek, 1st Army Div East CG played and supported us. Thanks to Jimmie Spencer and Don Thomas for their support.
On-going: The Chapter executive committee visited Operation Iraqi Freedom in-patient and out-patient service members at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington DC. Committee members presented each service member with a 120-minute phone card, book of stamps and a letter from the Chapter president thanking them for their sacrifices. The troops were upbeat despite their injuries and shared their stories with us.
We were able to purchase the phone cards and stamps through a generous donation from AUSA Sustaining Member Northrop Grumman. We will continue to visit the troops bi-monthly to show our support. The event was covered in the Fort Meade post paper.