The chapter furnished eggs and candy for an Easter egg hunt for the children of the employees of the Lexington VA. It was organized by the VA Employee Association. The chapter received recognition as a sponsor of the event.
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Welcome to CPL Bill McMillan - Bluegrass Chapter
Association of the United States Army
Since 1950, the Association of the United States Army has worked to support all aspects of national security while advancing the interests of America's Army and the men and women who serve.
AUSA is a private, non-profit educational organization that supports America's Army - Active, National Guard, Reserve, Civilians, Retirees, Government Civilians, Wounded Warriors, Veterans, and family members. AUSA provides numerous Professional Development Opportunities at a variety of events both local and national.
OUR MISSION - AUSA Bluegrass Chapter represents every American Soldier by:
- Being the voice for all components of America's Army
- Fostering public support of the Army's role in national security
- Providing professional education and information programs
In spite of the pandemic restrictions, your CPL Bill McMillan – Bluegrass Chapter of AUSA has continued to provide support to area veterans and Army active duty and reserve organizations. A description of our activities is shown below.
In cooperation with the Bluegrass Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America, we contributed to the presentation of second lieutenant bars to newly commissioned ROTC graduates at the University of Kentucky, Eastern State University and Morehead State University.
School Archery Competition Supported by Army Recruiter and AUSA Chapter (Click Here to View Full Article)
Written by Frank Cannavo: (Click here for event pictures.) Archery training and competition is a significant activity in Kentucky elementary, middle and high schools. In fact, the national sport organization is thought to have begun in Kentucky in the 1990’s. Every year high school students receive college scholarships to compete on intercollegiate archery teams.
The CPL Bill McMillan - Bluegrass Chapter is a sponsor of the 2019 Lexington VA 5K.
The fourth annual Veterans VA5K will be held Saturday, November 2, 2019, on the beautiful grounds of the Lexington Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The event will benefit the medical center and the Lexington Fisher House, which provides lodging for the families of veterans being treated at the medical center. The Lexington Division of Community Corrections and Columbia Gas of Kentucky and its NiVets employee resource group are presenting and coordinating sponsors of the event.
Our chapter is named for CPL William L. McMillan U.S. Army - Combat Medic KIA in Operation Iraqi Freedom 23 October 1985 - 8 Jul 2008. The chapter was founded by CPL McMillan's parents, Lloyd and Marge McMillan.