The AUSA Family Readiness Directorate is thrilled to announce the launch of our NEW Facebook Live Series: “AUSA Spouse: Voice for a Simpler PCS.”
Every Thursday in June, AUSA will host a subject matter expert on issues not always debated when discussing permanent change of station (PCS) moves.
And, even if you are not finding yourself in a PCS cycle, we hope that the topics selected will enlighten your continued military journey in some way.
The goal of the series is to promote AUSA’s value to military families.
By providing a spotlight on military lifestyle issues, AUSA will engage the community of military spouses it strives to serve.
“AUSA prides itself on being the Voice for the Army – Support for the Soldier,” retired Lt. Gen. Guy Swan, association vice president for education, said.
Adding, “We have the attention of the Army in ways other organizations do not. It is our hope that by bringing attention to some of these issues, Army families will feel empowered to initiate change through the advocacy portals AUSA can connect them to.”
This series is informative, but we also want it to be interactive. Be sure to add your voice to this important conversation.
All Facebook Live episodes will begin at 12:00 p.m. Eastern.
We’ll be having several prize giveaways.
Here’s a look at our schedule and episode titles.
Thursday, June 1
“Registering Your Business on Your New Post – Challenges and Solutions”
With frequent moves causing employment instability, spouse-run businesses are seeing a rise in popularity and success. But there are a few rules for running a business on post, and registration is at the top of the list.
We’ll walk you through the process, share tips, and highlight possible obstacles you might encounter along the way.
Speaker: Erica McMannes, CEO and co-founder, HireMadSkills, Inc.
Thursday, June 8
“Maintaining Consistency in Your Child’s Education”
Since PCS moves can happen outside the traditional summer season, it’s important to have safeguards to keep consistency in your child’s education.
This discussion will explore Military Families for High Standards’ efforts for academic stability, and how you can use the Interstate Compact and other tools to make sure this part of your transition runs smoothly.
Speaker: Christi Ham, chairwoman, Military Families for High Standards
Thursday, June 15
“Political Involvement in Your New Community: Yes, You Can”
No matter your affiliation, it’s clear that we’ve entered a period of increased political awareness and interest.
As a military family member, how can you participate? What should you keep in mind in your pursuits? We’ll dive into all things activism, from general best practices to the specifics of community engagement.
Speaker: Angie Drake, co-founder, Homefront Progressives
Thursday, June 22
“Maintaining and Growing Your Non-Profit during PCS”
We wear many hats during a PCS move, but how do you manage the role of “boss” during the process?
This episode will explore how to maintain engagement in your community or business from afar, along with tips for advancing your business and nonprofit goals even when in-person involvement isn’t possible.
Speaker: Yvonne Coombs, co-founder, Operation Deploy Your Dress
Thursday, June 29
“Health & Wellness Happy Hour – Making Time for Self-Care”
Fast food, long drives, erratic schedules and plans gone wrong: moving can involve some heavy stressors!
Self-care and mindfulness will go a long way during this time, and we’ve got some tips and ideas for staying sane and feeling good. Grab your favorite “mocktail” and join us for this virtual health and wellness party!
Host: Claire Yanta-O’Mahoney, founder and trainer, Fleur de Lis Fitness
Register here for more information and eligibility: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ausa-spouse-voice-for-a-simpler-pcs-tickets-33437948805