We plan on awarding a minimum of two scholarships for high school seniors, $3000 & $2000 respectively. We will also award two continuing education scholarships for the same amounts. Depending on the quality and quantity of applications, we may award additional scholarships at the $1000 level.
Industry Day 2020 Cancelled
We regret to inform you that we have cancelled our 2020 MCoE/AUSA Industry Day for this year. This decision is in keeping with the latest guidance from DoD, the Army and AUSA National HQs, as well as taking into consideration industry corporate travel decisions.
We believe that even with the cancellation of this event we will have the resources to support the majority of our Soldier and family programs for next year. We will continue with the selection of our 2020 scholarship recipients, and we will reschedule our scholarship award ceremony that was to be part of the Industry Day reception.
We are thankful for the great support we received from the planning team within the MCDID CDD office – they do an awesome job every year in helping us get ready for the Industry Day.
We look forward to seeing all of you at Benning Night 2020 at the Washington Convention Center, on Tuesday, 13 October 2020. We hope that we can get even more sponsors this year to help offset our loss of funding from this Industry Day cancellation. We will be sending out our sponsorship notices in late April.
Thank you again for all you do to support the Chattahoochee Valley – Fort Benning Chapter of AUSA, and for all of your support of the Soldiers, DA Civilians, Retirees, Veterans and families of our area.
Robert J. Kmiecik
Colonel, US Army Retired
President, CV/FB Chapter AUSA
FORT BENNING NIGHT RECEPTION 2019
With the help of our outstanding sponsors we hosted another awesome Fort Benning Night Reception during the 2019 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition in the Washington, DC Convention Center.
The Fort Benning Night Reception showcased Fort Benning’s numerous roles and missions as the Maneuver Center of Excellence and was made possible through the generosity of our sponsors:
BAE Systems – CMI Defence America
Leonardo DRS – Lockheed Martin
Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems
Textron Systems and Bell
Hutchinson – General Dynamics Land Systems
General Dynamics OTS – Bose – FLIR
Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce
National Infantry Association – Idaho National Laboratory – GarryOwen LLC
Rocky Kmiecik LLC – Soucy International – Ultra Electronics – Polaris Government & Defense
Please contact our Chapter at C3303@ausa.org for information on how you can become a sponsor.
What Is AUSA?
Since 1950, AUSA has supported all aspects of national security. AUSA represents and supports the interests of soldiers, Army civilians, retirees, and their families. AUSA is an advocate for issues such as defense spending, pay increases for military and federal employees, health care needs, and retirement benefits. Membership is open to any soldier, individual, business,or organization that has a desire to support the men and women who serve our nation and support our freedom. 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.
As the premier voice for America's Soldiers, we are a dedicated team committed to building the best professional and representative association for the world's best Army.
AUSA speaks out for the men and women of the United States Army who proudly serve our country.
AUSA has 125 chapters located worldwide. Made up entirely of volunteers, they provide recreational and educational opportunities to Soldiers and their families. Most importantly, they support our deployed Soldiers and families left behind. AUSA and its' chapters have contributed over $1,000,000 to awards, scholarships, and support of soldier and family programs.
Grassroots support for America's Army can only come when people know and understand the value of the Army to the nation. AUSA accomplishes this through its various chapters, AUSA's Institute of Land Warfare, Industry Affairs meetings & events, and the Government Affairs office
AUSA wants to become your professional association. As an Army professional, you need to keep current on issues that affect you in the work place. AUSA is the only organization in existence that offers educational material and events designed specifically to educate you about these issues.
AUSA is open to all Army ranks and all components -- including Active, National Guard and Reserve -- and Department of the Army civilians, retirees, concerned citizens and family members. Indeed, AUSA welcomes anyone who subscribes to the philosophy of a strong national defense with special concern for the Army. Community businesses and defense industry companies are also represented by AUSA.