AUSA Family Readiness 

3/31/2014 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.  

Register to Attend LANPAC Military Family Forum in Hawaii April 9

Do you live in Hawaii and want to learn more about employment strategies and resources? Sign up to attend our educational Family Forum at AUSA'S LANPAC conference in April! Spouse employment has long been a hot-button issue in the military community. Constant relocation, difficulty continuing education, securing and maintaining licenses, and juggling responsibilities are just a few of the concerns we hear. Couple that with more online resources and platforms than you might know how to handle, and finding employment might seem even more daunting. In an effort to join the conversation and provide resources wherever you might be in your career, we are having a Family Forum at AUSA's LANPAC meeting in Honolulu this spring. The forum will feature keynote presentations from representatives from Military.com and Military Spouse Corporate Career Network, and also include a panel discussion and Q & A session. The conference is free to attend, but seating is limited, so register here!  

AUSA Military Family Advocacy Forum

Have questions and uncertainty about sequestration and its effects? We have the answers! Join us for a forum to unravel the most pressing issues and concerns with representatives from several key military family support organizations who will address these important community topics as they relate to the potential effects on the military and your benefits. Following the panel discussion, we’re turning it over to you! Participants will have the opportunity to voice their opinions and have their questions answered in a town hall-style open forum. Interact with local organizations and support programs at the on-site exhibit fair. Lunch will be provided.

Military Family Advocacy Forum 
April 25, 2014
Newport News Marriott at City Center
740 Town Center Drive, Newport News, VA 23606

  • Registration 0930
  • Forum 1000- 1200
  • Lunch 1215-1330
  • Exhibit Fair-1330-1500

We're delighted to be joined at this event by our friends from Operation Homefront, National Military Family Association, AFA, and AUSN! This is sure to be an exciting and informative forum- spread the word with people you know! Seating is limited, so please register here to attend this event!

 

2014 AUSA Volunteer Family of the Year Nominations Open Through May 15

The AUSA Volunteer Family of the Year Award recognizes an exceptional Army family whose dedicated volunteer service significantly contributes to improving Army well-being and the well-being of the local community. The winning family will be flown to Washington, DC in October for the AUSA Annual Meeting, and will receive opportunities to visit with the Chief of Staff of the Army, the Sargent Major of the Army, and many other VIPs and dignitaries.

We are also thrilled about our NEW partnership with the American Freedom Foundation and Kaplan University! They will award a yet to be determined number of full tuition and partial tuition scholarships (reducing tuition by over 50% per credit hour) to selected spouses of nominated families competing for the AUSA Volunteer Family of the Year Award. All spouses of nominated families will be eligible to compete for these scholarships.

Nominations for the 2014 AUSA Volunteer Family of the Year Award may be submitted only through AUSA chapters.

Please follow this link to locate your local AUSA Chapter.

Eligibility:

  • Active Duty
  • National Guard
  • Reserves
  • Retiree
  • Army civilian
  • Surviving Family (NEW)

Click here for more information, eligibility requirements, and award FAQs.

 

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.

 

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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.

For a quick view of our internet resources, please click here:RESOURCES

To request publications and other materials please click here: REQUEST