President’s Message December 2014
The Braxton Bragg Chapter is working hard for the Soldiers and their Families at Fort Bragg.
In this issue you will find information on upcoming events, recent events, and opportunities to be engaged in the Chapter.
I encourage you to consider membership in the AUSA Braxton Bragg Chapter. The mission of AUSA is to represent every American Soldier by:
AUSA is an advocate that speaks out for the men and women of the United States Army who proudly serve our country.
We welcome everyone who values a strong national defense as a member of the chapter. As you read the Braxton Bragger you will learn more about how you can engage as a member and the importance of your membership to the chapter and the Army.
As we begin a season of thanksgiving and cheer, it is a good time to remember the men and women who serve our country and the Families who firmly stand in support of them. We, as a chapter, are thankful for your service to our great nation.
Ms. Joy Thrash
Fort Bragg is recognized as the center of the military universe; the guardian and first response to the nation’s security and global crises situations. “First In and Last Out” is an accurate description of the XVIII Airborne Corps role in Afghanistan.
Renowned Artist, James Dietz, captures the transition of security responsibility from Soldiers of the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, of which XVIII Airborne Corps served as the core of the headquarters, to their strong and confident Afghan partners. XVIII Airborne Corps, both first and the final corps headquarters to serve in Afghanistan, testifies to the enduring commitment made by U.S. Soldiers to the people; communities, and the Afghan National Security Forces. The 13 years of continuous combat is the longest war every fought by Americans.
The Dietz print is a part of history and captures one of the most important periods in U.S. Army history. Through his meticulous attention to detail and historical accuracy, Dietz creates compelling images of the men and machinery that have shaped our century; recreating moments our of history and bringing to life stories from the past.
There are only 500 prints available and many of them are already sold. The Author will be on hand on January 29 to participate in the official unveiling of this historic print.
Prints can be purchased and reserved online, by clicking on DIETZ PRINT, “FIRST IN….LAST OUT above.
No Reason to Wait, Join AUSA Today!
You are invited to respond to an open invitation to become a member of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), Braxton Bragg Chapter.
The U.S. Army is the strength of the nation; Soldiers are the strength of the Army; Families are the strength of the Soldiers; AUSA is the voice for the Army and support for the Soldier and Family; AUSA members are the strength of AUSA.
Dear Soldier, AUSA is the organization that has your back in protecting pay, benefits and the support you and your family have earned. AUSA is your dedicated advocate to the administration, congress and here locally …. add your voice by becoming a member. Join today!
Dear Army Leader, AUSA is a non-profit, educational organization committed to advancing professional development while advocating for the benefits of those who serve. You are a professional and AUSA is your professional association. Join today!
Dear Army Civilian, AUSA is your crusader for fair pay and benefits while promoting professional development for you and fellow civilians. Your support is invaluable to our Army and nation. AUSA membership is invaluable to all who serve. Join today!
Dear Family Member, AUSA is your champion in promoting programs and benefits that support you and your family. From education to child care, to behavioral health, AUSA is your association and proponent. You provide extraordinary support for your Soldier and AUSA is committed to unwavering support for you. Add your voice to the chorus. Join today!
Dear Veteran, AUSA is your champion in sustaining the pay, benefits, healthcare and services to our nation. You represent less than 1 percent of your peers and that makes you among the greatest of your generation, thank you for your service. AUSA is your strong tower in the face of those who seek to erode your benefits. Add your voice. Join today!
Dear Business, AUSA is your backer in insisting that policies and practices complement community and businesses that provide the home and support for Soldiers and Families. Your support of this community and those who serve is unmatched. We need your support in advancing AUSA. Join today!
Dear Civilian, AUSA is the Voice for the Army and support for the soldier and thereby, your voice in supporting the brave men and women who serve. Thank you for supporting this community and all that you do to embrace, comfort and enable Soldiers to perform their mission. AUSA Provides an unmistakable voice and strong actions in sustaining our Army. Join today!
Each of us have limits in what we are able to do in supporting Soldiers, civilians, Veterans and Military Families; however, the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) uses collective voices to provide an unmistakable and sustained voice for our Army, Soldiers, civilians, Veterans and Families. Add your small voice in building support for AUSA.
We are the “Center of the Military Universe” and we must lead the way in supporting those who serve. AUSA needs you and your membership. Join today!
MG (Ret) Rodney O. Anderson
5K Fun Walk/Run – October 25, 2014
Once again the monthly Fort Bragg Sports 5K Walk/Run was a great success! More than 800 soldiers, retirees, family members, and civilians shared in the fun. The event was hosted by the 16th Military Police Brigade, XVIII ABN Corps at Hedrick’s Stadium, October 25, 2014. The event promoted health and fitness within the community. Tons of vendors displayed their products and provided giveaways to the participants. The chapter communicated the mission of AUSA, distributed AUSA gift bags containing promotional and educational items, and raffled a picture album at the end of the events.