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The Mission of the Braxton Bragg Chapter:
The Association of the United States Army is a nonprofit educational and professional development association serving America’s Total Army, our Soldiers, Army civilians, and their families; our community partners, and supporters of a strong national defense. Braxton Bragg Chapter provides a voice for the Army, supports the Soldier, and honors those who have served in order to advance the security of the nation.
- The Chapter educates our members, the public, industry, and Congress about the critical nature of land warfare and the Army’s central role in national defense.
- The Chapter informs our members, the greater Fort Bragg/North Carolina, communities and Congress about issues affecting America’s Army and the Soldiers who serve in the Regular Army, the North Carolina Army National Guard, and Army Reserve.
- The Chapter connects the Army to the American people at the national, state, and chapter level.
President’s Message Winter 2019:
The AUSA Annual Meeting just seems to get bigger and better every year. And this year’s meeting was no exception. This year saw records broken for the number of runners participating in the Army Ten Miler and in attendance at the Annual Meeting. And AUSA reached its membership goal of one hundred sixty thousand. The official name for this yearly gathering is the “AUSA Annual Meeting “; I think it should be renamed as simply, “The Army Family Reunion “.
Braxton Bragg was recognized for its support of AUSA’s mission of being the voice for America’s Army in North Carolina and for our support of our Soldiers and their family members. That also includes our Community Partners, Department of the Army Civilians and Soldiers for life. (AKA: Veterans and Retirees) We reached the “Chapter of Excellence” level this year. The highest level a Chapter can attain. This recognition at the Annual Meeting coupled with the fact that we were recognized as the Best Chapter earlier this year at the Spring Third Region meeting is something every member can take great pride in. As the Army Chief of Staff told us during the Eisenhower luncheon, Winning Matters.
Your Chapter was recognized at AUSA’s Chapter President’s Dinner with 19 Streamers. Each representative of Chapter programs this year that help make Fayetteville/Fort Bragg a great place to live and serve. I was there to receive the recognition, but we all know that the Chapter’s success is made possible by our sponsors, community partners and members. I am grateful for all you do and for your enduring support. You are the “U” in AUSA.
On a more somber note, I along with the entire board of directors mourn the passing of George Quigley. George was an important member of the Fayetteville Community and the Braxton Bragg Chapter. He gave freely of his time and talent to his beloved AUSA for years including serving as the Braxton Bragg President. But most of all he was a friend and will be missed. Rest in Peace Old Soldier.Andy