AUSN

FALL-WINTER 2017

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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TITLE OF COLUMN HERE 5 Association of the United States Navy A hoy from our new headquarters! We had a very successful open house to show off the new Weeks-Mellish National Headquarters building Sept. 28. It was quite the crowd, highlighted by the presence of the Honorable Allison Silberberg, Mayor of Alexandria, who provided some insightful remarks for the attendees. I encourage you to stop by whenever you happen to be in the area. Transportation and parking are abundant, plus there is a small eatery that serves both breakfast and lunch right in the building! In this issue of Navy Maga- zine, we are focusing on an area that is vitally important to you and your family: managing your personal finances. I can tell you from experience that most personnel problems I dealt with as a commanding Officer involved problems brought on by a lack of finan- cial planning or understanding how to manage money. We have a variety of articles about financial planning, the blended retirement system, GI Bill changes, to name a few. In my retirement, I am thankful that someone took the time to explain all my options well before the time I had to choose. e lovely Mrs. Crenshaw and I spent plenty of time thinking about how we wanted to live in retirement and tried to make sure we were aware of all the programs and tools available to us as we planned. AUSN is here to inform you of your options and available programs. In fact, we have worked hard on the Hill and with the Veterans Administration (VA) to advocate for programs which ensure the financial well-being of our active duty members, Veterans and retirees. We are, indeed, your voice to leadership on these important issues. Our featured interview for this issue is Dr. David J. Shulkin, the Secretary of Veteran Affairs. AUSN works closely with the VA, and we are already noticing the positive changes due to his leadership. He had so much to say that we nearly doubled his allotted space in the magazine! Finally, we held our annual business meeting in San Diego and in Alexandria this year Oct. 19-20. We were grateful for those in attendance and appreciate everyone's continued participation in the affairs of the Association. Your input is needed to make AUSN rele- vant and viable into the future. Please pass this issue along to a shipmate and ask that they consider joining AUSN, adding another voice to our efforts to ensure leadership in Washington is informed on the issues of most concern to our Sailors and their families. Cheers, VADM Lou Crenshaw, USN (Ret.) Chair, Board of Directors, AUSN FROM THE BOARD Flag Bridge Welcome to AUSN's New HQ ROBERT CUMMINGS PHOTOGRAPHY; JEFF MALET Connect with AUSN Through Social Media Association of the United States Navy facebook.com/AUSN1 @AUSNTweets VADM Crenshaw, Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg and RADM Robert D. Reilly, Jr. cut the cake with a naval sword during AUSN's open house.

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