The U.S. Army was established on June 14, 1775 and this year marks its 246th birthday. This year’s them is “Honoring the Courage of the American Soldier.” For more on events associated with this year’s birthday, check out the following links:
3rd Annual AUSA Delaware Golf Scramble to support veterans
UPDATE: Our event has been rescheduled to June 15, 2020
We will be conducting our 3rd Annual Golf Scramble on Monday, June 15, 2020. This event raises funds for The Delaware Veterans Trust Fund and Warriors Helping Warriors in Middletown.
The Delaware Veterans Trust Fund offers financial assistance to Delaware veterans with health needs, housing assistance, utilities, and job training programs. Warriors Helping Warriors helps local veterans and their families transition back to being functional members of society. The organization provides counseling, a family support network, and veteran benefits assistance.
Last year we were able to donate $2500.00. We ask your help to exceed that amount this year!
We hope to have at least 84 golfers. Those interested can form a team or sign up as an individual. All will play. If you are not a golfer but wish to help our cause, please consider donating new golf items or gift cards that can be given as prizes. We invite local businesses to sponsor a hole for $100.00. Just send a check with a company logo, and we will have a sign made and placed at a tee box that day.
The entry form can be downloaded here. Hope to see you there!
Gary W. Dawson
Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired)
President, Delaware Chapter
Association of the U.S. Army
Happy Birthday, US Army!
AUSA to host a Family Readiness forum in NJ
The Family Readiness Directorate of the Association of the U.S. Army has planned an event in September aimed at Army National Guard and Reserve families.
On Sept. 22, a forum focusing on National Guard and Army Reserve spouses will be held at the New Jersey National Guard Armory in Bordentown, N.J.
The forum for National Guard and Reserve spouses will look at help that is available for spouses and families when not located in a military community. The discussion will focus on where to find help, how to build a support network and practical tips.
Homefront United Network, an organization founded by Army National Guard spouse Angela Caban, is a co-sponsor of the event. Caban, the New Jersey National Guard Spouse of the Year 2013, and Bianca Strzalkowski, 2011 Military Spouse of the Year, will speak at the event.
Register for the Guard and Reserve spouse event here:
Memorial Day Events 2015 Around Delaware
The Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs is conducting two events to commemorate Memorial Day. On Monday, May 25, 2015 at 11:00 am, they will conduct a Memorial Day Service at the Delaware Veterans Memorial on the parade field of the cemetery grounds at 2465 Chesapeake City Road in Bear, Delaware. On Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 10:30 am, the Commission will conduct a Memorial Day Service at the War Memorial Plaza, Delaware Memorial Bridge, New Castle, Delaware.
Our Community Salutes of Delaware
[Published From Our Community Salutes Web Site, an AUSA Delaware sponsored event]
Wilmington University and the Delaware Chapter, Association of the US Army co-sponsored the fourth annual “Our Community Salutes” ceremony in Delaware on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Wilmington University. We recognized and thanked those high school seniors from Delaware who have chosen a military career after graduation.
Tim Furlong of NBC 10 Philadelphia returned as emcee. We were honored to have Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn and Major General Glenn Lesniak, Deputy Commander of the U.S. Army Reserve as our speakers. Student enlistees received letters of appreciation signed by U.S. Senators Carper and Coons, and U.S. Representative Carney. Students also received letters from the State of Delaware House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committees, and an ‘Our Community Salutes’ challenge coin.
Mr. Justin Null, a high school counselor at St. Georges’ Technical High School, was presented The General Colin L. Powell award in recognition of his help assisting students interested in beginning their career in the military.
Photos of this event can be found at OCSDE.org/2015-photos
AUSA sets meeting schedule for new year
[From AUSA National]
2015 will be a big year for big meetings for the Association of the U.S. Army, including a robust series of one-day “Hot Topics” events focusing on key issues for the Army and defense industry.
The first Hot Topic will be about Army aviation. Scheduled for January 29 at the Crystal City Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va., the keynote speaker will be Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn. http://www.ausa.org/ausameetings/ht/aviation/
In March, AUSA returns to Huntsville, Ala., to hold the Global Force Symposium and Exposition. The 2014 meeting in Huntsville drew more than 6,000 attendees. The 2015 event, March 31 through April 2, features the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, the command behind the new Army Operating Concept called Win in a Complex World which looks at the force, doctrine, equipment and training needed for the Army of 2020 to 2040.http://ausameetings.org/globalforce
In May, AUSA holds LANPAC in Honolulu, Hawaii, a world-class international event highlighting the role of land forces in the Asia-Pacific theater. Held May 19 to 21, this event will bring together U.S. and foreign military officers, including top commanders from throughout the Pacific, along with academia, industry and non-government organizations discuss the role of land power in the Indo–Asia Pacific region. http://ausameetings.org/lanpac/
AUSA is also participating in 2015 in two other major international exhibitions, IDEX in Abu Dhabi, UAE and IDEF in Istanbul, Turkey. Both events bring tens of thousands of attendees and feature scores of international representatives of government and defense industries.
Last but certainly not least, our premiere event of the year, the Annual Meeting and Exposition held in Washington, D.C., will take place October 12-14 at the Walter E. Washington Convention center.
- Hot Topics in 2015 Schedule:
- Army Aviation | January 29 | Crystal Gateway Marriott
- Army Air & Missile Defense | February 12 | Crystal Gateway Marriott
- Army Installation Management | March 10 | Crystal Gateway Marriott
- Army Sustainment | June 3 | Crystal Gateway Marriott
- Army Network | July 16 | Crystal Gateway Marriott
- Army Medical | September 22 | TBD
- Army Cyber | November 10 | TBD
To see a list of all 2015 AUSA meetings, go to http://www.ausa.org/ausameetings/
Delaware National Guard Golf Tournament
Save the date! September 16th is the Delaware National Guard Golf Tournament. This event will be held at the Deerfield Golf Club and has a shotgun start at 9:00 AM. The event is open to all current and retired Delaware Army and Air National Guard members, their families or friends of the Delaware National Guard. For more details check out the attached flyer.