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Membership Update 11 Association of the United States Navy When we do share our mission with our Shipmates, friends and families – the lives of our Sailors are directly impacted, the Navy is assured that it has a strong voice of reason to help when help is needed – or, when necessary, make like a chafed Air Boss when something is not right. What do you say when someone asks you about AUSN's mission? Tell them AUSN can do what few other organiza- tion can; we are plenty nimble enoughon Capitol Hill and in the Pentagon to react quickly to current events affecting our Sailors, our decades of reputation opens doors and bends the ears of the appointed, our members equate to thousands of naval service years – and our effectiveness only grows stronger with every new member we gain. Tell them this time last year our Sailors' ratings were taken away and it was AUSN's loud and powerful voice that got them back. Let them know that when Sailors' BAH was threatened to be trimmed, AUSN was in every caucus – every corner of Capitol Hill to say no. Be sure to mention that thousands of Sailors' lives will be made safer because Navy Secretary Spencer asked AUSN for our help in preventing future tragedies like that recently experi- enced on the high seas. Give the gi of a member- ship to someone who shares our mission. Sponsor a family member, a friend at the VFW, a neighbor or a caregiver. Give them our website. Our phone number, (202) 548-5800. Our email, membership@ Take their information down and send it to us and we'll take care of the rest. When you do, you ensure, by virtue of your legacy, that the decades you've spent supporting this organization will keep it at the ready for decades of Shipmates yet to come. But most of all – our Sailors will know you are there for them and our nation will be emboldened with safer days ahead. Again, many blessings for a wonderful holiday season and we look forward to our time together in the New Year. Brian B. Bauman is the Director of Membership and Marketing at AUSN. He can be reached at Give the gi of a membership to someone who shares our mission. The amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21), left, and the amphibious dock land- ing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) receive fuel from the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) in front of the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) during a replenishment-at-sea.

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