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10/2/2013 12:00 AM 

Since 1999, AUSA's Family Readiness Directorate has worked to support the needs and interests of Army families by: 

  • Traveling to installations around the world to make presentations, host focus groups and receive briefings on housing, TRICARE, family readiness programs, Army Community Service programs and children's education issues;
  • Gathering information from Army families to use in AUSA legislative and advocacy efforts;
  • Representing AUSA on various Department of the Army and Department of Defense councils and task forces such as the Army's Well-Being Consortium, the Youth Education Advisory Working Group, the AAFES and DeCA Advisory Councils, the In-State Tuition Working Group and the Spouse Employment Summit;
  • Supporting the Army Family Action Plan, as well as numerous family readiness activities including active duty, reserve and National Guard family training events;
  • Administering the annual AUSA  Volunteer Family of the Year Award which recognizes the importance of families and volunteers to the success of the Army mission;
  • Working with AUSA Chapters to support Army family events and programs at local installations.
  • Hosting Military Family Forums dealing with Army well-being and family support issues at the AUSA Annual Meeting.

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