Puget Sound Chapter (Seattle, WA) 

July 2009:  Chapter co-hosted deployment ceremony for over 500 soldiers, families, and local dignitaries at Seattle Armory.  Chapter financially sponsored food and drinks; provided personnel to assist with set-up, food and drink disbursement, and clean-up; and educated interested officers and soldiers about AUSA. Speakers were Rep. Jim McDermott (WA-7) and COL Ron Kapral, Cdr, 81st HBCT.  Troops are deploying to Iraq after Ft McCoy.