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5 Association of the United States Navy G reetings once again from AUSN Headquarters on the banks of Cameron Run, not far from the location of the old Cameron Station, the former location of the Defense Logistics Agency. As a young lieutenant at Test Pilot School at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station, I remember mounting a monthly expedition with the lovely Mrs. Crenshaw to visit Cameron Station to stock up on those items not available at the Pax exchange and commissary. I hope you will take the opportunity to visit the AUSN Headquarters whenever you happen to visit the Washington, D.C., area. We would love to see you and show you the facility. In this issue of Navy magazine, we are highlighting the importance of our maintainers throughout the Navy in keeping our competitive edge as the world's most powerful Navy. We at AUSN salute all that our Sailors and civilians do to hone our competitive edge and keep our Navy ready. ere are several new initiatives that we are undertaking at AUSN Headquarters to make your association more relevant to your needs. We have launched a major effort to increase our presence on social media to expand awareness of Navy issues and provide our members a forum to discuss their views or to simply stay in touch with one another. I encourage you to visit our sites and participate in the dialogue. We also have started our "Carry the Torch" campaign, designed to give our members the oppor- tunity to gi a membership to a young Sailor so they may enjoy the benefits of AUSN membership. If you have a son or daughter, relative, neighbor or friend that is in the Navy, show them you appreciate their service by purchasing an AUSN membership for them. What better way to say, "ank you for your service?" We also have a very attractive challenge coin on our new website that is available for purchase. Giving a Sailor an AUSN coin is another great way to show how much you appreciate and are mindful of their service. Preparations are underway for our Annual Business Meeting Oct. 11 and 12, coinciding this year with the Navy Birthday Ball on Oct. 13. We will have an AUSN table at the ball this year. If you are interested in attending with AUSN, just contact Brian Bauman, director of membership and marketing, at headquarters. Finally, remember that we are a membership organization and can only be effective if we have a robust member base. Please help us by reaching out to prospective members so that we can continue to be the "Voice for America's Sailors" and their families. VADM Lou Crenshaw, USN (Ret.) Chair, AUSN Board of Directors FROM THE BOARD Flag Bridge Positioning for the Future ROBERT CUMMINGS PHOTOGRAPHY; AUSN Connect with AUSN Through Social Media Association of the United States Navy @AUSNTweets The new AUSN challenge coin.

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