*** CHAPTER NEWS – December 2022 Edition ***
George Washington Chapter (GWC)
Association of the United States Army (AUSA)
THANK YOU to our Individual, Community Partners, Sustaining Members, Corporate Sponsors!
Current Chapter Membership Profile:
Total Members – 14,865
Community Partners – 135
Chapter Donations, Sponsorships and Support
GWC Hooah Tent - Army Ten Miler
2d Region Breakfast
Middleburg Community Center Veteran's Appreciation BBQ
Spooky Block Party - 3d Infantry Regiment "The Old Guard"
Arlington County Veterans Day Celebration
George C. Marshall International Center Veterans Day Ceremony
JBM-HH XMAS Tree Lighting
JBM-HH Toys for Families
West Point Leadership and Ethics Conference
Vietnam War Commemoration "Welcome Home" Event
McLean Community Foundation
Wreaths Across America
Of special note:
The PenFed Foundation has awarded a $10,000 Food Insecurity Grant to the George Washington Chapter to support the Joint Base Meyer-Henderson Hall Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (DFMWR) Operations. The Chapter will coordinate with JBM-HH DFMWR for the transfer of the funds and continued support of their food insecurity programs.
Community Partner Support
Full Listing at https://www.ausa.org/chapters/george-washington-chapter
Reminder - Please renew your Community Partner membership with the Chapter and ensure your member profile information is current. The Chapter needs your continued support!
Campaign for Premium and Basic Memberships
*** CHAPTER NEWS AND EVENTS ***
1 October 2022
E-9 Breakfast Meeting
CSM Jeff Stitzel conducted the monthly E9 Breakfast at the Vienna Inn. The Breakfast was held at the Vienna Inn (120 Maple Ave. Vienna, VA 22180) on Saturday October 1st at 9:00 a.m. Large outside area to accommodate our group. Approximately, 12 senior NCO's participated in this event across the services. This is a monthly event where the senior NCOs break bread, reconnecting with friends, network and discuss issues affecting Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines. . Thanks to the George Washington Chapter AUSA for the coffee.
8 October 2022
GWC Educational Scholarship Golf Tournament
Reston National Golf Course
John Campbell, Bob Durbin, Dave Melcher, Pat MacArevey
Fairways and Greens!
9 October 2022
AUSA/GWC Hooah Tent
Army Ten Miler
Served over 450 BBQ sandwiches and fixin's to Soldiers, Runners and Attendees
12 October 2022
2d Region Breakfast
Proudly Featuring Guest Speaker
MG Robert M. Collins
Office of the Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics & Technology)
Excellent Speaker and Great breakfast with over 200 attendees.
GWC Awarded Best Chapter 2d Region
One Team - GWC AUSA!
***AUSA National News and Events***
AUSA Annual Meeting 10-12 October 2022
Washington DC Convention Center
GWC Awarded Best Chapter Runner-Up
GWC Awarded Best Chapter NCO/Soldier Programs
CSM Jeff Stitzel and CSM Tony Tuck
George C. Marshall Dinner
Excellent event with great table of teammates!
29 October 2022
The Old Guard
Spooky Block Party
Old Guard Families, Children, Dogs, and Candy!
Lots of Candy!
Great Halloween Family Event!
18 November 2022
AUSA National Scholarship Winners – GWC Members
Anna Fenn – Delta Dental - $2000
Megan Munson – Delta Dental - $2000
Ashley Pearson – Delta Dental - $2000
Steven Song – Completed Coursework - $2500
Jessia Avila – Completed Coursework - $2500
CPT Sangrae Jo – Jack N. Merritt - $5000
Raymond Lazar – Condor Outdoor Products - $10000
( Awardees highlighted are 2022 GWC Scholarship Awardees)
Chapter Events (continued)
4 November 2022
Retiree Appreciation Day JBM-HH
25 New GWC Members!
Good info for our Retirees
The Chapter received 25 new members!
5 November 2022
E-9 Breakfast Meeting
CSM Jeff Stitzel conducted the monthly E9 Breakfast at the Vienna Inn,The Breakfast was held at the Vienna Inn (120 Maple Ave. Vienna, VA 22180) on Saturday November 5th at 9:00 a.m. Approximately, 12 senior NCO's participated in this event across the services. This is a monthly event where the senior NCOs break bread, reconnecting with friends, network and discuss issues affecting Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines. This event is also a membership event where the benefits of being an AUSA member are discussed. Thanks to the George Washington Chapter AUSA for the coffee.
Breaking Bread, Reconnecting and Networking!
10 November Veterans Day Celebration
Represented the GWC Chapter at the Arlington County Veterans Day Celebration
US Army Band Brass Quintet presented an outstanding concert!
18th Annual Veterans Day Commemoration Sponsorship
George C. Marshall International Center
Represented the George Washington Chapter at the George C. Marshall International Center 18th Veterans Day Commemoration. The guest speaker was the Honorable Joseph D. Kernan, Vice Admiral (U.S. Navy Retired) and former Undersecretary of Defense, Intelligence and Security. Attending was Congressional Representative Jennifer Wexton, 10 District Virginia and dignitaries from the city of Leesburg; State of Virginia; and, Loudoun County local governments. The speaker presented on his experiences as a special operator and those who sacrificed their lives for fellow service-members.
3 December 2022 E9 Breakfast Meeting
CSM Jeff Stitzel conducted the monthly E9 Breakfast at the Vienna Inn,The Breakfast was held at the Vienna Inn (120 Maple Ave. Vienna, VA 22180) on Saturday December 3rd at 9:00 a.m. Approximately, 25 senior NCO's participated in this event across the services. This is a monthly event where the senior NCOs break bread, reconnecting with friends, network and discuss issues affecting Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines. This event is also a membership event where the benefits of being an AUSA member are discussed. Thanks to the George Washington Chapter AUSA for the coffee.
7 December JBM-HH XMAS Tree Lighting
Over 100 service members and families participated in this event. Enjoying the cookies and beverages. Supported by the US Army Band Brass Quintet and Santa Claus!!!!!
7 December JBM-HH Toys for Families
Toys graciously donated by AUSA National HQ Staff
9 December Change of Responsibility
CSM Nickolas Rockey
1st Battalion, 3d Infantry Regiment
An excellent event! CSM Rockey is a strong supporter of the George Washington Chapter.
15 December 2023
Baltimore Military Entrance Processing Station
LTC Christine Moore, Commander
Excellent presentation by LTC Christine Moore (above) and tour of the facility, witnessed the processing of recruits at each station and participated in an induction ceremony of new Soldiers. LTC Moore, 12th Battalion commander, also serves as the commander of the Baltimore Military Entrance Processing Station and is responsible for the command and control of the Baltimore, Beckley, Charlotte, Fort Jackson, Fort Lee, and Raleigh Military Entrance Processing Stations. She stated that her most critical issue is the backlog of services for Audiology, Cardiology, Ophthalmology, Laryngology, Orthopedics, Psychiatry and Optometry. She has a critical demand for consult services which delays the qualification and entry of prospective recruits.
Baltimore Battalion US Army Recruiting Command
Community Partner Workshop
LTC Felichia Brooks, Commander
Quarterly Community Partners Working Group Meeting at Baltimore Recruiting Battalion hosted by LTC Felichia Brooks. Attending in person were LTC Brooks, Commander; Major Kara Hawkins, XO; Honorable Bobby Henry, CASA Lower Maryland; Ms Edna Cummings, USAR Ambassador Maryland; myself; Captain Sai Ruhlen Commander, Baltimore Recruiting Company; and 1SG Javier Zuniga, Columbia Recruiting Company (not pictured), the remaining Recruiting Company Commanders participated via teleconference.
Their priorities were:
· meeting their mission numbers for both Regular Army and Army Reserve as well as access to the schools in their separate areas of responsibility, colleges and universities, cultivating relationship within those schools and local businesses.
· Spread accurate information about the military and dispel myths about the Army
· Provide honest counsel to potential applicants and help them achieve their professional goals
*** MEMBER BENEFIT HIGHLIGHT ***
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*** Donate to the GWC Educational Scholarship Fund ***
HOW TO DONATE:
Personal check made payable to George Washington Chapter AUSA. Please note that your donation is specifically for the AUSA GWC (Chapter 2101) Educational Scholarship fund. Mail checks to:
AUSA George Washington Chapter
302 Arnies Loop
Cape Charles, VA 23310
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Thanks for your Support - One Team - GWC AUSA!
Serving our Community
F.D. (Dick) Winter, LTC U.S. Army Retired
President, George Washington Chapter
Association of the United States Army