George Washington Chapter Base Camp Newsletter December 2022

George Washington Chapter Base Camp Newsletter December 2022

George Washington Chapter

 

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George Washington Chapter AUSA

 

*** 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!

Executive Committee
Email: [email protected]
Website:
https://www.ausa.org/chapters/George-Washington-Chapter
Social Media:
https://www.facebook.com/AUSA-George-Washington-Chapter
https://www.linkedin.com/company/George-Washington-Chapter
https://www.instagram.com/ausagwc

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:

PenFed Foundation

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! 
https://www.ausa.org/membership-type/community-partners

 Campaign for Premium and Basic Memberships

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GWC Individual Membership ad
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Membership Media
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Member Comparison

 

 

*** CHAPTER NEWS AND EVENTS ***

1 October  2022
E-9 Breakfast Meeting
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October E9 Breakfast

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

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Reston National Golf Course

The Winner's

John Campbell, Bob Durbin, Dave Melcher, Pat MacArevey

Fairways and Greens!

9 October 2022
AUSA/GWC Hooah Tent
Army Ten Miler

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GWC Hooah Tent

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)

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MG Robert M Collins

Excellent Speaker and Great breakfast with over 200 attendees.

GWC Awarded Best Chapter 2d Region

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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

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Best Chapter Runner up

GWC Awarded Best Chapter NCO/Soldier Programs

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NCO Soldier Programs

CSM Jeff Stitzel and CSM Tony Tuck
'nuff said!

George C. Marshall Dinner

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Marshall Reception

Excellent event with great table of teammates!

29 October 2022
The Old Guard 
Spooky Block Party

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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

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Retiree Appreciation Day


The Chapter received 25 new members!

5 November 2022
E-9 Breakfast Meeting

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November E-9 Breakfast

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!
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10 November Veterans Day Celebration
Arlington County

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Arlington County Veterans Day event


Represented the GWC Chapter at the Arlington County Veterans Day Celebration
US Army Band Brass Quintet presented an outstanding concert!

​​​​​11 November
18th Annual Veterans Day Commemoration Sponsorship
George C. Marshall International Center

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veteran's Day Commemoration

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

 

 

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December E9 Breakfast

 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

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JBM-HH XMAS Tree Lighting

XMAS Tree Lighting Families and Friends

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

 

 

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XMAS Toys for JBM-HH Families


Toys graciously donated by AUSA National HQ Staff
Thank You!

9 December Change of Responsibility
CSM Nickolas Rockey
1st Battalion, 3d Infantry Regiment

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Change of Responsibility CSM Rockey


An excellent event! CSM Rockey is a strong supporter of the George Washington Chapter.
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15 December 2023
Baltimore Military Entrance Processing Station

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Baltimore MEPS Commander

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

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LTC Felichia Brooks, Staff and Attendees


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 *** 

Shop, Save, Support: 
 www.ausa.org/savings

To access member discount codes and links, please log in using your AUSA username and password.
AUSA​​​​ partners offer great discounts and most contribute back to AUSA for scholarships, soldier and family programs, etc.

 

Visit www.ausa.org/savings and be sure to click those you may not be familiar with. There are often familiar brands behind those names.  Like Provengo, with savings of up to 70% on 100+ brands like 5.11, Costa, Oakley, Benchmade, Luminox, G-Shock, Coleman, Ray-Ban, Toad Fish, Vortex, and YETI.  Use code AUSA for additional $15 off.

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Community Partner Savings Sheet

*** 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:

Bill Stramm
AUSA George Washington Chapter
302 Arnies Loop
Cape Charles, VA 23310

 Credit Card Payments (See Below)--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Donation URL:  https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/AUSAGeorgeWashington

Membership, Membership, Membership – Please renew your Community Partnership and Individual Membership Today!
www.ausa.org/membership

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

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