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Association of the United States Army

The Association of the United States Army (AUSA) is a private, nonprofit educational organization that advocates for and supports all the components of the U.S. Army—the active force, the National Guard, the U.S. Army Reserve, the army’s civilian workforce, plus the family members and retirees of each component. This entry describes the mission and structure of AUSA.

Founded in 1950, the association’s focused mission is to represent the army by being the voice of all the members within its components, foster public support of the army’s role in national security, and provide professional, educational, and information programs. AUSA has 125 chapters located worldwide. It is made up entirely of individual volunteers and corporate members who conduct programs and activities designed to engender community support for the ...

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