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11 Association of the United States Navy Membership Update is was the subject at our Annual Meeting and the consensus was spot on: ose living close to naval bases, Navy Operational Support Centers and other Navy-related facilities are in a great position to meet with their local public affairs officers, chaplains, their Morale, Welfare and Recreation folks, to name a few, and raise the awareness of AUSN's mission as the "Voice for America's Sailors." Look for possibilities for AUSN to conduct profes- sional development seminars for young Sailors, to develop a family support group for those whose loved ones are deployed, and to offer AUSN's experience when major issues arise. In many ways, we're going back to the basics that made our organization great — members reaching out to Sailors, inspiring them and helping them honor their legacy. When you do, we're confident they'll want to become members as well and help AUSN achieve our goals for the new year. If you're unsure what to talk about, call AUSN Headquarters. We have a whole footlocker full of ideas that can help you with your grassroots efforts. Soon we'll have a "Membership Recruitment Kit" that members can use in their community outreach and engagement efforts to spread the word about AUSN. Visit our website and see who your Regional Director is and reach out to say hello. Tell them your story, renew friendships, but mostly zero in on what you see the Navy needs now and what can be done to help our Sailors be safe and effective in their duty, their personal lives and their future. Two other thoughts: e thermometer's August reading outside Bancro Hall at the Naval Academy hit 90 degrees as President John F. Kennedy addressed the Brigade only a few months before his Dallas trip in November 1963. Speaking to the Plebes, he said: "I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this country what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: 'I served in the United States Navy.'" It is with Kennedy's words that we encourage you to reach out and honor your shipmates and do what you can to help AUSN strengthen our "Voice for America's Sailors." What can you do to help? is new year depends on you — your involvement, your contributions, your ideas. We must constantly renew our commitment to the job at hand. Let us hear from you soon. Brian B. Bauman is the Director of Membership and Marketing at AUSN. He can be reached at AUSN is the leading voice for America's Sailors and the premier advocate for a strong Navy on Capitol Hill and at the Pentagon. AUSN provides Sailors a comprehensive range of services to support the work of our Nation's servicemen and women including record reviews, document safeguards, Board of Correction of Naval Records case preparation and Survivor Benefit Plan and Retired Pay estimates. Join us in our efforts to support our Nation's servicemen and women by participating in our new Internet shopping program, Shop Thru The Heart. Using this program, your everyday on-line shopping will generate commissions that are donated to the AUSN. Participation adds NO COST to your purchases. REGISTER at to start shopping on our Mall TODAY! Shop Thru the Heart

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