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SUMMER 2018

Navy magazine is distributed on Capitol Hill,the Pentagon and naval bases around the world. It provides information that impacts Sailors, their families and the Navy. Navy is published quarterly by the Association of the United States Navy (AUSN).

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Membership Update 10 Navy | Summer 2018 F rench writer and Nobel Prize winner André Gide wrote in his 1925 novel "e Counterfeiters" ("Les Faux-Monnay- eurs"), "You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore." at has been a bit of a mantra around AUSN in recent months. How we are translating this saying into the vernacular of the Membership Department is that we can't grow and involve our membership unless we alter our navigational course beyond that which we have been doing for years. We want to hold fast to what we've learned over the years as an organization, but we also want to venture beyond to new and greater opportunities. We all can agree that the needs of our members have vastly changed in recent times, as have the needs of our Sailors, the Navy and our nation. The Anchor Society Some very hard work is being done here at AUSN Headquarters to modernize our organization to meet the needs of America's Sailors, and a big compo- nent of that is by honoring and involving our life members. Today's Sailors tell AUSN that the inspira- tion they receive from their connection with legacy Sailors is enough to compel them to try harder, to seek new challenges and to know, firsthand, the indi- viduals on whose backs today's Navy has been built. You'll soon be seeing information cross your way about AUSN's Anchor Society, the association's newest program designed to build our future by paying tribute to our legacy members. We're very honored that AUSN Board Member and former MCPON Mike Stevens has agreed to serve as AUSN's Anchor Society Committee chairman, the perfect individual to help us build a much-needed bridge between AUSN's legacy members and our newest members who are serving today. We specifically chose to use the word "anchor" in the program's name as a special salute to the dedica- tion of the Naval Reserve Association's Anchors — the Our Way Forward AUSN Modernization Efforts Gaining Traction AUSN's goal with our redesigned website is to bring added value to our members with easy avenues to make connections, conduct research, receive guidance and find ways to volunteer.

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