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FALL 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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Region Updates 38 Navy | Fall 2018 A ttention, Shipmates! Did you know that we have active AUSN Chapters around the country? If not, ALL HEAR THIS: JOIN A CHAPTER! Every year, our chapters are doing wonderful things for our Navy and veteran community, and we welcome anyone who wishes to give back. Chap- ters are the way that AUSN accomplishes its mission to serve Active Duty, Reserve, Retired, and Veteran Sailors and their families. From organizing volunteer groups for Wreaths Across America, to assisting Navy ROTCs, to orga- nizing awards and banquets to commemorate Navy historical events and accomplishments, our chapters are at the forefront of who and what we are as an association. As a member, former presi- dent, and current secretary of the LT Kenyon Anderson DC Chapter of AUSN, I can say Œrst-hand that being a part of chapter allows you to connect with your community and learn about what is going on with the Navy and our Veterans. It is an opportunity to serve and feel a sense of accomplishment that you have participated, donated, or given your time to a cause or an event that made a diŽerence to someone or some group that otherwise would not have received it had you and your Chapter not been involved. While some large groups and organizations look at big-picture ways to serve the Navy commu- nity, chapters are an opportunity to ensure Sailors and Veterans localized in your community "don't fall through the cracks" and receive recognition for their service and sacriŒce. Contact us at info@ausn.org for help Œnding your local chapter. Anthony Wallis is a former Legislative Director/Deputy Executive Director of AUSN (2012- 2014). He is currently the Secretary of the LT Kenyon Anderson DC Chapter and a Director on the AUSN Board of Directors. Anthony lives in Annandale, Virginia and works at Booz Allen Hamilton. The LT Kenyon Anderson DC Chapter of AUSN's Night at Nationals Park. Over two dozen Sailors from NAVSEA and Washington Navy Yard were given tickets that were raised by local AUSN Chapter members and due to the previous day's rainout, had the chance to see a doubleheader when the Washington Nationals took on the Chicago Cubs. How Do I Stay Involved? Join a Chapter! By Anthony Wallis Chapter President John Nash presents Judge Toom- ey with the "Lone Sailor" statue to commemorate his address to the Mess. Long Island Chapter Update By Chapter President John Nash On April 13, 2018, the Long Island Chapter of the Association of the United States Navy held its 28th Annual Mass Night at Tun Tavern, 1st Marine Corps District, Garden City, New York. The chapter hosted seven U.S. Merchant Marien Academy Midshipmen, and six U.S. Naval Academy Appointees for the Class of 2022 as "Guests of the Mess." The keynote speaker was Judge John J. Toomey, Su˜olk County Veteran's Court. Judge Toomey is a former 1st Infantry Division Infantryman who served in Vietnam and recently returned to the country 50 years later. Midshipmen from the United States Merchant Marine Academy and United States Naval Academy appointees attending the Long Island Chapter Mess Night as Guests of the Mess.

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