From the Region President
Dear Sixth Region Members,
I would like to take a moment to wish each of you a
happy, safe, and fun-filled holiday season!
It is with such pride that I have the opportunity to
know so many of you, to learn from you, to serve with
you, and to support you as you provide for so many
others. Christmas is every day for me, because I see
what you can do within your communities to support and
assist our military members and their families.
I am blessed to know you and to watch you do so much for
our military. And, I know for each new member who joins
our ranks, they, too, will feel blessed to serve with
you in our important mission as we support our Army and
our military overall.
Thank you for your dedication and selfless service to
our Army and to all of our Service Members.
Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!
Sharlee "Charley" Smith
Lieutenant Colonel, USA (Ret)
President, AUSA Sixth Region
and NGAUS Join Forces Against Sequestration
President GEN(Ret) Gordon Sullivan and National Guard
Association of the United States President MG(Ret) Gus
Hargett have sent a
joint letter to the Congressional leadership urging
them to stop sequestration.. They state that the "continued
effects of sequestration on the Department of Defense
Army, Active, Guard and Reserve, to fall into
SECARMY Priorities for Fiscal Year 2015
Secretary of the Army John McHugh has published his
priorities for the fiscal year which started in
October. Please note number 6--Tell the Army
Story. That's where we all come in as members of
Letter to Vets from the VA Secretary
VA Secretary Robert McDonald has written a letter to
vets explaining how the Veterans
Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 will lead
to new programs and better service to the nation's
Soldier for Life
Soldier for Life (SFL) is the Army's
program to earn that trust by providing resources and opportunities for
Soldiers, veterans and families who are in transition. The SFL program
is founded upon the central idea that once a Soldier joins the active or
reserve component of the United States Army, he or she is a Soldier for
Read the Institute for Land
Warfare's Torchbearer publication on SFL.
is also the new home of the Army's Retirement Services Office and
includes information for soldiers, veterans, military families/Gold Star
families about health services, education, employment and benefits.
the Army - Support for the Soldier"
in the Pacific Northwest
Since 1950, the Association of the United
States Army has worked to support all aspects of national security
while advancing the interests of America's Army and the men and
women who serve.
AUSA is a private, non-profit educational organization that supports
America's Army--Active, National Guard, Reserve, Civilians,
Retirees and family members. AUSA provides numerous professional
development opportunities at a variety of events both local and
The Sixth Region represents 13
chapters in 6 states with approximately 5,000 members.
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