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Family Readiness

June 28, 2016
Two months on the job, Secretary of the Army Eric K. Fanning said a key part of his position is making the Army seem more than numbers. That’s an easy case to make, Fanning said at a June 28 breakfast hosted by the Association of the U.S. Army’s...
May 16, 2016
In honor of both Military Spouse Appreciation Day, May 6, and Mother’s Day, May 8, the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) partnered with the Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C., for the third-annual Military Mother’s Day Brunch. On Saturday...
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March 16, 2016
3/16/2016 The Association of the U.S. Army joined with the Virginia Army National Guard to hold a one-day, mid-deployment training session in Virginia Beach for families from the 3rd Battalion, 116th Regiment, and the 229th Military Police Company...
January 20, 2016
1/20/2016 The flip of the calendar to 2016 shows some important deadlines are looming in the next weeks and months: the application due dates for many military-affiliated scholarships. If you are a military spouse pursuing a degree or certification...
January 7, 2016
I first attended an AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition in October 2014. I attended all the Family Forums, and the one that hit home with me most was “The Future of Our Military Children.” My husband and I were raising our two children when he and...
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January 5, 2016
What if you could turn the hours you've spent running a unit Family Readiness Group (FRG) into college credit for a Management 101 course? Or have the time you've devoted to caring for your Wounded Warrior be recognized as credit for a health care...
December 15, 2015
I had the great opportunity to participate in the 6th Annual Forward March Training Seminar & Symposium in Fayetteville, N.C., representing the AUSA Family Directorate Spouse Advisory Group. I never attended this event before, so I was unsure of...
December 12, 2015
December 13, 1636 is the National Guard’s birthday. On this date 379 years ago, the very first militia regiments were formed. As our forefathers forged new ground, in a country that would become the United States of America, they formed local...
December 7, 2015
The colors of the season are all around us, and even began to appear well before the start of this festive month. The greens of holly and pine and the bright red of ribbons are accented by twinkling lights or silver and gold trimming. Like most of...
November 24, 2015
We live in a violent age. It’s a sad state of affairs, but it is our reality. From mass shootings at schools and movie theaters to the most recent terrorists attacks in Paris and Mali, dreadful images crowd our TV screens and accost us on social...