Indiana Chapter May Newsletter

Indiana Chapter May Newsletter

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From the Desk of the Chapter President, Dr. Cynthia Gatto

Dear Members,

The Indiana Chapter AUSA wants to keep you in the loop about past and upcoming events. Please take the time to join us at the Soldier/NCO breakfast and the Educational Grant Awardee Luncheon.

RSVP at [email protected]

Indiana Soldier and NCO of the Year

The Indiana Soldier and NCO of the Year will be recognized at the annual Soldier/NCO of the Year Breakfast on 9 June 2017 at 0730 hrs.   SMA(R) Ken Preston, recently elected the AUSA Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs, will be our distinguished guest and speaker.  Location at the American Legion Post #64 at 601 South Holt Road, Indianapolis, 46241. It is great recognition for our hard-working Army Soldiers and a good FREE breakfast!

RSVP REQUIRED by 5 Jun 2017: [email protected]

AUSA Indiana Chapter 14th Annual Golf Scramble

It’s not too early to register for our 14th Annual 9/11 Memorial Golf Tournament on September 8th, 2017!!  Details are on the flyer above and will be attached to the newsletter for additional information.  The opportunity to donate for a “Hero Hole” to honor an American hero who is currently or has served our country is available for a donation of $100. You may honor as many Heroes as you like and signs will be set up at holes around the golf course.

JROTC Award Program

The Indiana Chapter presented the JROTC Award medals to cadets from 19 schools from all across the State of Indiana.  The AUSA JROTC Award recognizes cadets for outstanding leadership and achievements.  These cadets were recommended from their school and the Indiana Chapter presented the award during the schools’ awards ceremonies. 
2017-2018 Educational Grant

The Chapter will host the annual Educational Grant Award Luncheon on 22 June at the Indianapolis War Memorial.  Five awardees will be presented an education grant of $1500.  The awardees were selected by the Education Committee from the application packet submitted by students.  The grants are intended for AUSA members and their dependents to continue their educational goals. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND THE LUNCHEON, PLEASE RSVP BY JUNE 19TH AT [email protected]

Memorial Day 2017

As we prepare to honor those who gave their lives in service to our country, it is with the sincerest gratitude to the families who have lived without their loved ones each day of their lives that we pay humble tribute.

AUSA’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Exposition

AUSA’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Exposition will be October 9 to 11 in Washington, D.C. While registration and ticket sales have not opened, housing reservations opened last week for 18 hotels where AUSA has negotiated prices.

What to watch: Registration and ticket sales for the meeting will open on June 1 for the event held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The Marriott Marquis, connected to the convention center, is the headquarters hotel.

Army Ten-Miler Quickly Fills 10,000 Priority Slots

The 10,000 Army Ten-Miler slots reserved for priority registration filled within hours, but another 25,000 slots opened for general registration May 24.

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The 2017 race will be October 8, the Sunday before the Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting and Exposition. AUSA has been a race sponsor for the 33-year history of what has become the world’s third-largest 10-mile road race.

Priority registration was opened May 10 to military members and anyone who had completed the annual race at least seven times. General registration will be open to anyone, with military members still encouraged to apply. The general registration slots are expected to be quickly snapped up.

AUSA provided a unique opportunity this year for AUSA Life Members to receive a registration for the 2017 Army Ten-Miler. Those slots also were quickly claimed. It is anticipated that this will be offered as a perk for Life Members again next year.

World War I Remembered

On May 15, 1917, a detailed plan for American cooperation with France was approved by U.S. Secretary of War Newton D. Baker and French Marshal Joseph Joffre, while President Woodrow Wilson prepares for the public announcement that Maj. Gen. John Pershing will command the American Expeditionary Forces. Pershing has selected the 16th, 18th, 26th and 28th Infantry Regiments and 6th Field Artillery for the initial force to send to France in a combined force that will become the 1st Division.