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

AUSA and NGAUS Join Forces Against Sequestration
AUSA 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 will cause the Army, Active, Guard and Reserve, to fall into unreadiness."

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 AUSA.
Open 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 veterans.
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 life.  Read the Institute for Land Warfare's Torchbearer publication on SFL The  SFL website 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.

"Voice for 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 national.

The Sixth Region represents 13 chapters in 6 states with approximately 5,000 members.

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