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    Since 1950, AUSA has supported all aspects of national security. AUSA represents and supports the interests of soldiers, Army civilians, retirees, and their families.

    AUSA is an advocate for issues such as defense spending, pay increases for military and federal employees, health care needs, and retirement benefits. Membership is open to any business, soldier, individual, or organization that has a desire to support the men and women who serve our nation and support our freedom.
     

    On Friday, March 25, 2011, JP Hogan presented a donation to Judith Merkel, the Director of the Warrior Family Support Center (WFSC) at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.  The check represents the bulk of the earnings from last year’s NTAUSA Golf Tournament.  This year, the Chapter is pledging that all of the proceeds will go to the WFSC and we hope there will be more of them to support Wounded Warriors and their families.

     The WFSC provides coordinated services to patients, next-of-kin and extended Family members with a primary focus on OIF and OEF Warriors. It provides a friendly, comfortable environment in which to take a break, watch a movie on big-screen TV's, play video games, check email or use the Internet, select a book or magazine to read, make a phone call or just grab a cup of coffee.  The North Texas check may go to supply something as simple as the bottled water the families enjoy in the gardens and barbeque area on a hot Texas day.

    Wounded Warriors and their Family members visit the WFSC to maintain contact with other military members or extended Family members, to receive emotional support and answers to their questions, and to extend their rehabilitation away from the hospital. The rehabilitation involves learning to cope with war related disabilities as individuals, as couples and as Families.