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Chapter President "Charley" Smith thanks Caleb CageWestmoreland Chapter Presidents Day Dinner
Executive Director Caleb Cage of the Nevada Office of Veterans Services (NOVS) was the featured speaker on February 17, 2011 at Tamarack Junction in Reno.  There was good food, camaraderie and Mr. Cage's talk about things going in NOVS.  Reno High School JROTC presented the colors and the National  Anthem was sung by Cadet Kylie Boes. 
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Westmoreland Chapter President Inducted into the UNR ROTC Hall of Fame
Colonel Jack Logan (USA, Retired) was inducted into the University of Nevada Reno's ROTC Hall of Fame in conjunction with Nevadaís commissioning ceremony on December 4, 2009. Lieutenant Colonel Bart Tragemann, the Professor of Military Science at Nevada, conducted the ceremony and presented Logan with a plaque and commemorative coin.  COL Logan was accompanied by his wife, Jenny.

Although Logan was not commissioned through ROTC, he has several years of association with college level programs beginning with a three year assignment as an Assistant PMS at the University of Colorado. His final active duty assignment was as the Chief of Staff of the Fourth ROTC Region which included the program in Nevada.

As President of the Westmoreland Chapter, he has been active in furthering the support of the Chapter for both Junior and Senior ROTC programs.

The Warrior Chapter Newsletter - October 2009
Two Chapter Members are Inducted into the Nevada National Guard Hall of Fame
At a ceremony on 9 October at the State Headquarters of the Army National Guard in Carson City, Westmoreland members COL(Ret) Charles Grundy and CSM(Ret) Leroy Albin were inducted into the Nevada National Guard Hall of Fame.

COL Grundy, a graduate of Reno High School and the University of Nevada, Reno, retired in 1993 with 30 years of service. Since his retirement, he has volunteered at elementary schools, works as an instructor for huntersí safety, is treasurer for the local Association of the United States Army chapter and is a partner in education

 CMS Albin retired from the Nevada National Guard after 26 years of service. He was assigned to military police units, medical detachment units, aviation units, recruiting and retention commands, and signal and armor battalions. Albin continues to work closely with the Nevada National Guard and he is an instructor for the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps at Hug High in Reno. He is an active member of several military organizations, including AUSA, and is currently perusing a masterís degree in Education Leadership at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Westmoreland Chapter Receives AUSA Annual Awards
The Chapter was recognized for its 2009 achievements on 7 October at the AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, DC.  Westmoreland Vice President for National Guard Affairs, LTC(Ret) Sharlee Smith, accepted the streamers for the Chapter flag at the Sixth Region Breakfast.  The presentation was made by COL(Ret) George Lanning, AUSA Sixth Region President, and CSM Philip Johndrow of the US Army Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth, who was the guest speaker at the breakfast. The streamers represent the following 2009 achievements of the Westmoreland Chapter:
  • Greatest Percent Increase in Corporate Membership
  • Army Birthday Celebration
  • Support to the Institute for Land Warfare
  • Support to ROTC
  • Star Chapter
  • Merit Chapter
  • Presidents Club Gold
An Evening with the Army Chief of Staff
General George CaseyThe General Westmoreland AUSA Chapter, the West Point Society of Northern Nevada and the National Security Forum were honored to welcome General George Casey, Chief of Staff of the US Army to the Reno/Sparks area.  During the dinner at John Ascuaga's nugget, General Casey spoke about "Transitioning the Army for the 21st Century Battlefield" and answered many questions about the Army; operations in Iraq and Afghanistan; and the world military/political environment--current and future.  Among those attending this event were Governor Jim Gibbons, former Congresswoman Barbara Vucanovich, Sparks Mayor Geno Martini, retired General John Abizaid, Nevada Army National Guard Commander Brigadier General Frank Gonzales, Washoe County Sheriff Mike Haley and a number of ROTC cadets from UNR and Reno High School.  (See more pictures in the Photo Gallery.).
Westmoreland Chapter Picnic
Channel 4's Tad DunbarIn addition to the normal hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, and beverages, this year's picnic featured long-time Reno newsman Tad Dunbar.  Tad spoke about how he got into the news business, told many anecdotes about his career and answered questions from the picnickers. 
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Chapter Dinner Features Reno Mayor
Mayor Bob Cashel and COL Jack LoganMayor Bob Cashel was the keynote speaker at a Chapter Dinner at the Tamarack Casino and Restaurant on the evening of 2 March.  Approximately sixty AUSA members and supporters heard the Mayor talk about some recent Reno successes and initiatives and take many questions from the audience.  In a short ceremony, State President BG(Ret) Doug Byington added three award streamers to the chapter flag that had been awarded to the chapter at the AUSA Annual Meeting in October. (See more pictures in the Photo Gallery.)
Chapter Member Inducted into the Nevada Guard Hall of Fame
LTC(Ret) Sharlee Smith has been inducted into the Nevada Army National Guard's Hall of Fame.  LTC Sharlee, a 1970 graduate of Hug High School, has a distinguished career combining active Army service, Army Reserve service and service with the National Guard since 1989.  Her final assignment was as the Guard Mobilization Officer.  Among her decorations, she received the Legion of Merit and the Nevada Distinguished Service Medal upon retirement.  Sharlee is active in a number of community organizations, most of which focus on support of veterans and their families. A long time member of the Chapter Executive Committee, LTC Sharlee is currently the Vice President for National Guard Affairs
The Warrior Newsletter - November 2009
Chapter Veterans Day Dinner
A total of 84 attendees came together to celebrate Veterans Day at the Tamarack Junction on Friday evening, November 14, 2008.  We were delighted to have Lieutenant Colonel Dan Waters of the Army National Guard as our speaker, who presented a PowerPoint presentation on "Afghanistan, the Long Commitment."  BG(Ret) Doug Byington, Nevada AUSA President, also gave awards to four members of our chapter for their outstanding service to AUSA and to the General Westmoreland Chapter.  COL(Ret) Richard Hobbs and Lucre) Sharlee Smith were presented with the Sixth Region President's Medal.  Also receiving recognition for their service were COL(Ret)  Robert Fritz and Sally Grundy.  Both received the Sixth Region Certificate of Commendation. COL Fritz created our  website and serves as the Chapter Webmaster.  Sally Grundy was recognized for her decade of service as a Chapter Volunteer who always tackled the hard jobs.
AUSA Recognizes the Westmoreland Chapter
COL Lanning, COL Fritz and LTG CaldwellThe Chapter was awarded three streamers at the 6th Region Breakfast during the AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington DC on October 6-8, 2008.  COL(Ret) Bob Fritz represented the chapter at the breakfast and the subsequent Region Business Meeting.  In the photo, Region President George Lanning (left) and LTG William E. Caldwell, CG, US Army Combined Arms Center and Forth Leavenworth (right) present the chapter with streamers for qualifying as a Merit Chapter for 2008; Best Chapter Support of ROTC in 2008; and Army Birthday 2008.
The Warrior Newsletter - July 2008
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