This past year has been challenging for our chapter and other organizations as we navigate through the COVID-19 obstacles and roadblocks placed along our path. However, we have come up with new and creative ways to meet our chapter’s goals and mission as a result. We have continued to support the caregivers and veterans at Tut Fann Veterans Home with pizza dinners and enhancing their technology and family communication needs with new iPads. We have also started a new high school student transitioning to college scholarship program.
Who Are We?
AUSA is a private, nonprofit, educational Association of individual, business and organization members dedicated to supporting and maintaining a strong national defense with an emphasis on the role of the United States Army. AUSA supports the needs and interests of all components of the Total Army - Active Duty, Army Reserve, National Guard, Department of the Army civilians, retirees and family members.
What is Our Mission?
Nationally: Being the voice for all components of America’s Army, fostering public support of the Army’s role in national security, and providing professional education and information programs.
Locally: Supporting Soldiers, Department of the Army Civilians, Veterans and the Army Family.
What are the Benefits of Joining?
Beyond AUSA's role as an advocate for the Army and its Soldiers, as well as the great publications and professional development opportunities available, AUSA offers a great variety of discounts on a range of products and services. Visit the link below and you’ll find information on the full range of AUSA benefits, including education and career help, travel and entertainment, merchandise, and many more.
We had a great experience at the AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition. Our chapter was honored to take home awards in the following categories:
Chapter of Excellence
Best Support to Recruiting Command
Support of ROTC
Community Partner Support
Department of the Army Civilian Support
Soldier for Life
Marking the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, wounded warriors, local veterans and first responders took to Toyota Field in Madison, Alabama for the annual USA Patriots Amputee Softball Game, hosted by the Association of the United States Army Young Professionals.
The USA Patriots, a team of former service members who lost limbs, beat the BeArded WARRIORS, a team of Huntsville veterans, first responders and law enforcement, 17-3 before a patriotic crowd of more than 1,700.
More than 60 cadets from local high school JROTC detachments supported the USA Patriots Amputee Softball Game on September 11, 2021 at the Trash Panda Stadium. Color guards from Bob Jones and Decatur High Schools supported the First Responder Color Guard while the cadets from James Clemens, Lee/New Century, Sparkman, Bob Jones, Buckhorn, and Huntsville High Schools held the large 40’ U.S. Flag in the outfield during the playing of the National Anthem. This was the first time where a large number of cadets from local JROTC detachments supported the USA Patriots Amputee Softball Game.
This year the Redstone-Huntsville Chapter of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) sponsored the Department of the Army Civilian of the Year Award. The Awards Dinner was held August 17th at the Jackson Center. We would like to thank each Command for their support and for helping make this event special for this year’s recipients. We would also like to thank our Presenting Sponsor, Tyonek, and Gold Sponsors Yulista, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, CTG, BlueHalo, and The Defense Acquisition University South Region.