AUSA 2017 Features Family-Focused Events

AUSA 2017 Features Family-Focused Events

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The Association of the U.S. Army plans three days of forums and events aimed at Army families as part of its 2017 Annual Meeting and Exposition.

On Monday, Oct. 9, Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Nadja Y. West will be the key speaker at an afternoon forum focusing on health care issues. Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, Defense Health Agency director, will also talk about changes in military health care and there will be a panel focused on family and soldier wellness initiatives.

On Tuesday, Oct. 10, a morning panel discussion on soldier and family readiness issues features the command sergeants major of Army Forces Command, Army Training and Doctrine Command, U.S. Army Europe and the National Guard and Army Reserve.

Later Tuesday, an afternoon panel will have senior leaders—the acting secretary of the Army, the Army chief of staff and the sergeant major of the Army—in a town hall meeting.

On Wednesday, Oct. 11, AUSA and Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families are co-hosting an entrepreneurship training event for women open to family members, soldiers and veterans. There is a registration fee for this event.

Patty Barron, AUSA Family Readiness director, said the events are part of an effort to help Army families. “We want to provide an update for them on the status of family support,” Barron said. “Things are changing, and it is important for families to know what to expect.”

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