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.

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Important Dates

07 April 2020: Invitation only reception for our 2019-2020 sponsors.
08 April 2020: Industry Day at the Columbus Georgia Convention and Trade Center.
09 April 2020: One-on-one sessions with MCoE


Hotel Information


Start Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2020
End Date: Thursday, April 9, 2020
Last Day to Book: Monday, March 9, 2020

Marriott offering your special group rate:
• Columbus Marriott for 129 USD per night

Book your group rate for Ausa Industry Day


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:

Platinum Level
BAE Systems – CMI Defence America
Leonardo DRS – Lockheed Martin
Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems
Textron Systems and Bell

Gold Level

Silver Level
Hutchinson – General Dynamics Land Systems
General Dynamics OTS – Bose – FLIR
Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce

Bronze Level
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.


About AUSA

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.

  • Excellence
  • Innovation
  • Professionalism
  • Inclusiveness
  • Integrity
  • Responsiveness

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.

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