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Chapter Newsletter, The Warrior
Events of our Sister Organizations
• The Sierra Nevada Chapter of Military Officers Association of
America will hold their Holiday Dinner at the Reno Elks Club on
• The Reno Council of The Navy League will hold their Holiday
Brunch at the Tamarack Junction Casino on December 9th.
Picked for Ambassador to Saudi Arabia
President Trump announced Tuesday that he is
nominating retired General John Abizaid, the longest-serving commander
of the U.S. Central Command, to lead the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh. It’s a
post that has been empty since former ambassador Joseph Westphal left in
Learn more. General Abizaid is a Lebanese-American, a native
of California, and currently lives in Gardnerville.
Adopted as New Uniform
Army has announced that soldiers will begin wearing the “Army Greens”
uniform as early as the summer of 2020, and the entire Army will be
wearing the new service uniform by 2028, making official the
long-anticipated adoption of the iconic World War II uniform known as
“pinks and greens.” In a statement posted on Veterans Day, the
Army said Army Greens will become the everyday wear uniform for all
soldiers, returning the Army Blues Uniform to use as a formal dress
Learn more. (Army photo)
Support Our Veterans
Reserve a $100 raffle ticket, support the Veterans Guest
House and have a chance to win cash! With each $100 payment, a ticket
will be reserved for you and will be entered in the Veterans Guest House
Raffle. Ticket stubs will be sent to those reserving tickets. Grand
Prize is $7,500 cash, and there will be five $500 cash prizes given away
as well. Only 500 tickets will be sold!
Become a Nevada Veterans Advocate
A Nevada Veterans Advocate (NVA) is a person who helps educate active
military members, guard and reserve members, Veterans and their families
about benefits and opportunities they may be eligible for. Simply put:
Nevada Veterans Advocates are people who want to help others and take
the time to learn how to do so!
more about NVAs and how to get certified.
Each December on National Wreaths Across
America Day, this organization's mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is
carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington
National Cemetery, as well as at more than 1,400 additional locations in
all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad. Honor our Nevada veterans on
December 15th by participating in the activities at the Northern Nevada
Veterans Cemetery in Fernley. You may also want to consider
volunteering and/or sponsoring a wreath.
Information on Agent
Orange Disability Compensation
The Vietnam Veterans of America has published a guide designed to
present information and describe the process in a user-friendly fashion
for a Vietnam veteran or (surviving) family member to file a claim for
service-connected VA disability compensation or death benefits for
illnesses/diseases associated with exposure to Agent Orange and other
related herbicides during military service.
Download this guide from the VVA website.
Not An AUSA Member?
"Voice for the Army - Support for the Soldier"
in Northern Nevada
Since 1950, the Association of
the United States Army has worked to support all aspects of national
security while advancing the interests of America's Army and the men
and women who serve.
AUSA is a private, non-profit educational organization that supports
America's Army--Active, National Guard, Reserve, Civilians, Retirees
and family members. AUSA provides numerous professional development
opportunities at a variety of events both local and national.
The General Westmoreland
Chapter consists of Reno area AUSA members who support our
brave soldiers and represent their interests here in Northern
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Post Office Box 8144
Reno, Nevada 89507
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