AUSA Family Readiness 

6/27/2014 3:50 PM 

AUSA's Family Readiness Directorate is dedicated to providing Army families the assistance they need to help them manage the challenges of military life. Through four pillars of support, Education, Information, Advocacy, and Outreach, AUSA Family Readiness provides a platform from which Army families can voice their issues and concerns.  

Spouse Membership Now Available

AUSA has a new membership category for Spouses! Sign up today to have the opportunity to make your voice heard, get involved at both the national and local level, pass on wisdom to younger spouses, and get involved in issues that you care about.  

AUSA Military Family Forums 2014 

The AUSA Family Readiness Directorate is proud to host several Military Family Forums throughout the Annual Meeting. These Forums provide a venue for military and civilian leadership to address Army family issues and to introduce new organizations, initiatives, and programs. In addition, the AUSA Family Pavilion, held in the EXPO arena, will feature organizations that support and educate military families on a variety of topics.  Register for the Military Family Forums today and stay current with military family issues by going to or liking us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Military Family Forum I:

Monday, October 13, 2014


Army Leaders' Update

LTG David Halverson, Commanding General Installation Management Command / Assistant Chief of Staff Installation Management

LTG Jeffrey Talley, Chief United States Army Reserve

MG Judd Lyons, Acting Director Army National Guard

 Salute to Surviving Family Members


LTG Patricia Horoho, The Surgeon General and Commanding General of the United States Army Medical Command


 Military Family Forum II:

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

1300 - 1600

Family Transitions: Supporting You through Your Military Life Journey

Opening Remarks:

Gary Sinise


Moderator: BG  Jason T. Evans, IMCOM Deputy Commander for Operations

Army G-9/ Army Family Team Building-Army Family Action Plan Updates

Lynn McCollum (invited), Director, Family Programs, IMCOM G9, Family and MWR Programs

Christina Vine, Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management Soldier & Family Readiness Division

Noreen O’Neill, Military Spouse Program, Hiring Our Heroes, U S Chamber of Commerce

COL Adam Roche, Soldier for Life

MG Mark Graham, USA, Ret, Director, Vets4Warriors, Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care (RUBHC)

Closing Remarks:

Jacey Eckhart, Director Spouse and Family programs,


 Military Family Forum III:

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Senior Leaders' Town Hall

Honorable John M. McHugh, Secretary of the Army

General Raymond T. Odierno, Chief of Staff, United States Army

SMA Raymond F. Chandler III, Sergeant Major of the Army


Future of Our Military Children

Moderator: Mary Keller, Ed.D, President and CEO, Military Child Education Coalition


COL Steve Cozza, (USA, Ret), Professor of Psychiatry, Associate Director, Study of Traumatic Stress, Uniformed Services University

COL Rebecca Porter, CDR Dunham Health Clinic, Carlisle BKS

Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth, Ph.D., Director, Center for Families / Director, Military Family Research Institute, Purdue University

Dr. Paula K. Rauch, M.D., Director, Marjorie E. Korff, PACT Program Director Family Support and Outreach, Red Sox Foundation/MGH Home Base Program, Massachusetts General Hospital


Panel II:

Moderator: Karen Halverson


Rene Bostick, Elementary School Principal, Arlington County, VA

Mark Vagle, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Minnesota

Julie Broad, Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness 2 – Resilient Teen Pilot

THOMAS M. BRADY, Director, Department of Defense Education Activity


Closing Remarks:

Linda Odierno

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AUSA’s Family Readiness Directorate offers numerous helpful publications for military families covering topics such as deployment, parenting, reintegration and financial planning. Publications and other materials are made available to military personnel and their family members as a courtesy by AUSA’s Family Readiness Directorate. Please Note: We are unable to provide large quantities of materials to supply units.

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