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First Militia Report - June 2010 Newsletter

First Militia Report - June 2010 Newsletter

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In this Issue…
Military FamilyAppreciationDay235
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 Association of the United States Army 
FIRST MILITIA REPORT 
Volume 7, Issue 1 JUNE2010
CHAPTER PRESIDENTS NOTES
COL (Ret) Carl Smith 
In November 2007 youelected me as your fourthchapter president. It hasbeen my distinct honor andprivilege to serve you in thatcapacity. Hard work resultedin our chapter beingrecognized by AUSAs ThirdRegion as Most ImprovedChapter for bothOperational Years 2007-2008and 2008-2009. This year, we were recognized as theregions Best SmallChapter. The capable anddedicated volunteers thatcomprise the ExecutiveCouncil are responsible forthis unparalleled successand I personally thank eachof them for their selflessservice. Each award andstreamer we have earned wasthe result of good things that were accomplished forsoldiers and their families
.
As I step down as president,my sincere thanks to eachmember of our great chapterfor helping us reach ourannual goals. Your supportcontributed immensely to oursuccess.Finally, your new president,COL (Ret) Don Workman haslong served on the ExecutiveCouncil, is thoroughly versedon chapter activities, and is willing and ready to serve.He has ideas for some newinitiatives and I look forwardto watching as First Militiacontinues to prosper underhis leadership.
Paid
Reservations

for
Quarterly
Dinner
and
Meeting

are
now
Required
We
would
appreciate
your
assistance
in
helping
us
improve
operating
costs
and
services
at
our
Quarterly
Dinners
.

Timely
RSVPs
help
us
get
an
accurate
headcount
to
our
Cater
to
avoid
a
shortage

or
an
overage
of 
meals.

Paid
reservations
in
advance
are
now

required
.

Paid

reservations
also
allows
us
to
have
nametags
readily
available
for
all
attending
and
speed
up
time
of 
check
in
and
reduce
costs
of 
no
shows.

Our
goal
is
to
get
invitations
out
three
weeks
in
advance
of 
dinner
meetings,
your
paid
reservation
response
by
the
RSVP
date
on
the
invitation
would
be
appreciated.
 
Military Family  Appreciation Day 
The1
st
MilitiawillbehostingaMilitaryFamilyAppreciationDay9Octtoshowmilitaryfamiliesinourareahowmuchweappreciation theirservicetoourcountry.Therewillbefunforkids;informationalresourcesforSoldierandspouse;livemusicandgreatfood.TheeventwillbefreetoallmilitarypersonnelandtheirfamilywhohaveavalidmilitaryID.Weneeddoorprizes!Ifyoucandonateyourtimethatdaytohelpout,pleasecontactCSM(Ret)CarolynD.Wingardat904-315-4620.
FSGLI Premiums toDrop in July
The Department Veterans Affairs(VA) announced that militarypersonnel insuring their familiesunder the Servicemembers’ GroupLife Insurance program will havereduced out-of-pocket expensesbeginning July 1, 2010.FamilySGLI (FSGLI) monthly premiumrates will be reduced for all agegroups by an average of 8%.FSGLI coverage provides lifeinsurance protection to militarymembers for their spouses andchildren.Children areautomatically insured for $10,000,with no premiumscharged.Spouses may beinsured for up to $100,000.Thecurrent and revised monthlypremium rates per $10,000 of insurance, along with other information, are available on VA’sLife Insurance webpage athttp://www.insurance.va.gov.
Next Quarterly Dinner and Meeting Set12 August 2010 at Camp Blanding
Don Workman/President Elect 
Please mark your calendars and plan to attend our next Quarterly Dinner andMeeting to be held at Camp Blanding on 12 August 2010. We will meet at 1800at Cooper Hall on Kingsley Lake for a social hour followed by Dinner at 1900hours. Major General (Retired) Fred Raymond, former Post Commander of Camp Blanding and Commander of the 53rd Infantry Brigade is our invitedGuest Speaker. We will have a full evening with our usual reports by staff members, Scholarship Awards to deserving students of Members, and our distinguished Guest Speaker. It will be an enjoyable evening and worth thedrive to Camp Blanding
 
The First Militia Chapter and the Department of Military Affairs, FloridaNational Guard
hosted the 235th Army Birthday Celebration at St. FrancisBarracks.Approximately 100 guests witnessed a reading of the "SoldierCreed", a tribute to the U.S. Army by Commissioner Ray A. Quinn, participatedin singing of the Army Song, witnessed the identification of both the "YoungestSoldier" and "Oldest Soldier still wearing boots", and the traditional cutting of  the Army Birthday Cake.BG (Ret) Richard Capps and CSM Mike Hosfordperformed the cutting of the cake.Both the youngest soldiers and the oldestsoldier still wearing boots assisted in the cutting.Refreshments were servedfollowing the cake cutting.
LTG William G. Webster,Commanding General ThirdU.S. Army was guestspeaker for our 4
th
Quarter General MembershipMeeting. He provided an in-depth account of the drawdown in Iraq and thetransition of both personneland equipment to theAfghan theater of operations.COL (Ret) Don Workmanand LTC Matt Johnson wereinstalled by BG (Ret)Richard Capps as Chapter President and First VicePresident.COL (Ret) Carl Smithpresented awards tomembers of the ExecutiveCouncil for their serviceduring his presidency.The chapter recognizedboth COL (Ret) Smith andhis wife Beverly for their contributions to First Militia.
MAY GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
ATTENTION….Last Newsletter to be Printed and Mailed!!!!
Don Workman/ President Elect 
If you are reading this Chapter Newsletter on a postage paid printed copy, we need your email address. This will be the last edition to be sent by postage paid mail.
We currentlyhave 158 members with no email address which costs us $70 in postage each quarter just to mailthis newsletter. We can provide you these newsletters, invitations to Quarterly Dinners, andspecial events and save the Chapter postage money. Please send to Doris Simonettiatdsimonetti@ausa.orgor do it yourself at www.ausa.org and go to "Member Login" Thank-you!

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