On 14 June 2018, the chapter held its elections of chapter officers. the following persons were elected to their offices by unanimous approval by the general membership at our Annual chapter meeting. Officers will take over their positions on 1 July 2018. The names and new positions are as follows:
- COL Phil Foster: President
- CPT Tishaun Wilson: Vice-President of Community Support
- COL Richard Kaniss: Past Chapter President
- COL John Antal and COL JP Hogan: CO-Vice-Presidents of Leadership Program
- COL Sam Wilder: Legislation Director
- Joel Batalsky: Veterans’ Job Director
- Sara Overal: Vice-President for Digital Communications
On 14 June 2018, The AUSA North Texas-Audie Murphy Chapter celebrated the 243rd birthday of the U.S. Army in the Fairview Town Hall, in the Town of Fairview, Texas. It was a spectacular day, with over 80 guests in attendance. Among Active Duty and Veterans in attendance, the Enlistment Ceremony was a highlight of the afternoon’s festivities. Among other encouraging, insightful words of wisdom for the new oath-takers, Col John Antal gave a powerful talk that tied history, love of country and honor together brilliantly. There was the tradition of eldest and youngest “cutting of the cake” and fellowship.
AUSA North Texas-Audie Murphy Chapter will be hosting its Volunteer Meetings for the upcoming 2018 Wounded Warrior Golf Classic on August 4th and September 8th, 2018. Volunteers will meet at St. Paul the Apostle Parish Center. 900 St. Paul Drive, Richardson, Texas 75080. Meeting Time: 9 am.
AUSA North Texas-Audie Murphy Chapter’s Audit is set for August 4th 2018 at David Ewing’s Home, beginning at 1 pm. There will be a review, followed by a Short Year submission in order to meet the new AUSA National fiscal year calendar [1 January 2017 through 30 June 2018].
The AUSA North Texas-Audie Murphy Chapter is hosting a Goodie Bag Stuffing Party on 13 October 2018 at St. Paul the Apostle Parish Center at 9 am. Location: 900 St. Paul Drive, Richardson, Texas 75080. Volunteers will receive their assignments for the 2018 Wounded Warrior Golf Classic, pickup their golf event shirts, stuff 220+ goodie bags and enjoy fellowship.
The Big Event we have all been waiting for is almost here! Registration begins for the 2018 AUSA Wounded Warrior Golf Classic at 7:30 am at Brookhaven Country Club. Tee Time is 9 am. Volunteers, please report to event-site at by 6 am.
Another wonderful Army Scholarship Foundation Luncheon is scheduled for 24 October 2018 at Brook Hollow Country Club from 11:30 am to 1 pm.
AUSA MASTERCARE INSURANCE PLANS
TERM LIFE INSURANCE
How secure is your family’s future? As an AUSA member, you have access to the financial protection your family needs and deserves. The AUSA Group Term Life Insurance Plan with benefits of $50,000.00 or $100,000.00. You decide the benefit amount that best fits your family’s needs.
LONG TERM CARE INSURANCE
Do you worry about paying for nursing home or home health care if you need it down the road? Many Americans do. But you can lay that fear to rest – and stay more in control of your health care decisions – with a special long term care insurance plan for AUSA Members.
EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE PLUS
24-Hour Emergency & Medical Back-Up Plan. With our active lifestyles, it’s critical to set up a solid back-up plan … to help you handle almost any crisis away from home.
TRICARE SUPPLEMENTAL INSURANCE
Only one TRICARE Supplement has earned AUSA’s stamp of approval for quality, cost-savings and service. It’s the AUSA Mastercare TRICARE Supplement Insurance Plan.
ACCIDENTAL DEATH & DISMEMBERMENT
How prepared are you for an accident? Add up to $200,000.00 of Coverage
IT’S EASY TO SAVE 10%-60% EVERY TIME YOU GO TO THE DENTIST
Through AUSA’s relationship with DentalPlans.com, you can choose from a variety of dental discount plans and as an AUSA members get an exclusive offer not available to the general public.
DISCOUNTS ON VEHICLE AND HOME INSURANCE
GEICO offers eligible AUSA members a discount on Homeowners, Condo, Renters, Boat and Auto Insurance in states where available.
Save $10 on orders of $49.99 or more on Flowers & Gifts at 1800flowers.com.
DISCOUNTS ON MACS, IPADS, APPLECARE, AND APPLE ACCESSORIES
Membership has its perks. Your AUSA membership qualifies you for preferred pricing on many of the latest Apple products and accessories. Discount is on Macs, iPads, AppleCare and some Apple Accessories. (iPods/watch/iPhone/Apple TV are not included in program.)
Blue Apron delivers all the fresh ingredients and recipes you need, in exactly the right proportions, to make simple, seasonal home-cooked meals. New recipes are created each week by Blue Apron’s culinary team, so you’ll learn to cook with new ingredients, cuisines, and cooking techniques. Discover a better way to cook! And as an AUSA Member, take $40 off your first order.
ORDER YOUR MEMBERSHIP CERTIFICATE ONLINE ONLY TODAY TO RECEIVE THIS SPECIAL OFFER
Join Costco as a new member and receive exclusive coupons valued over $60, including 3 FREE items.
Use a Costo Membership Certificate to:
- Join as an Executive Member: Purchase two Costco Membership Activation Certificates at $60 each
- Join as a Gold Star Member with one Membership Certificate at $60
- Give the gift of Costco membership certificates for any occasion
- Not valid for renewal of existing membership
You will receive an email that includes your Costco Membership Activation Certificate. Valid for new members only. Costco Membership Activation Certificates are offered online only and are not available for purchase at Costco locations.
To activate your Costco membership, you must bring your Costco Membership Activation Certificate to any U.S. or Puerto Rico Costco membership counter. Coupons will be mailed to you after you have joined Costco as a new member. Coupons are not generated by purchasing a Costco Membership Activation Certificate. Visit Costco.com to find the location near you.
Restrictions: Membership Activation Certificates are not redeemable or refundable for cash or Merchandise, nor is it a debit or credit card. Membership Activation Certificates must be redeemed at a Costco warehouse membership desk in the United States or Puerto Rico; they are not redeemable at costco.com or outside of the United States.
Members receive a discount at Covert Threads. Covert Threads was created in 2005 by a Marine who served in Iraq. Its mission was to develop a line of socks along with other improved garments for the Marine or anyone looking for comfortable – yet rugged – socks that stand up to the rigors of harsh climates and conditions. Covert Threads socks are made in the USA (in Hickory, North Carolina), are moisture wicking and anti-microbial. This helps wearers to focus on the mission at hand … less on issues with their feet.
DISCOUNTS ON COMPUTERS, PERIPHERALS, AND DELL ADVANTAGE
AUSA Members receive an additional 10% discount on personal purchases of award-winning Dell products, including their most popular PC’s, tablets, Alienware gaming systems, electronics and accessories.
This offer provides very competitive pricing direct from Dell, above and beyond current discount offers since your savings are based on Dell’s list prices, not market prices.
Experticity provides special access to groups that major brands consider “experts” in their field … and AUSA members have been approved for discounts of up to 70% off brands like Beretta, Big Agnes, Helly Hansen, Ariat, Purina, Toms, Outdoor Research, Diamondback, SOG Knives and many more. In addition to this VIP access, you will receive exclusive content, as well as the chance to try new products before they hit shelves.
AUSA Members, Save 25% on Sweet Fruit Arrangements & Gifts at FruitBouquets.com by 1800flowers.com!
HP Inc. has teamed up with AUSA to offer you the benefit of purchasing high-quality HP Inc. products at discounted prices. HP.com offers a broad line of consumer and commercial products, from notebooks and desktops to printers, accessories and more!
The HP/AUSA Member Program Offers:
- Discounts up to 35% off for corporate and individual members
- FREE shipping and 30 day return policy (no restocking fees)
- Expert sales agents to assist with your purchase via phone, chat and email support
- Dedicated support for premium products; Includes in house-call & accidental damage protection
SAVE ON EXCLUSIVE ENTERTAINMENT & TRAVEL OFFERS!
MemberDeals is a leading member only Entertainment Benefits provider, offering exclusive discounts, special offers and access to preferred seating and tickets to top attractions, theme parks, shows, sporting events, movie tickets, hotels and much more. MemberDeals is a unique benefit offered exclusively to associations and member groups.
MemberDeals saves their customers millions of dollars annually, while they enjoy amazing experiences and create lasting memories.
As a market leader, the integrity of the program is based on providing special offers, products and services not available to the public. They are constantly adding new products and new offers in cities and destinations around the world and they won’t be slowing down anytime soon.
- Save up to 40% on Top Theme Parks Nationwide!
- Save up to 40% on Movie Tickets Nationwide!
- Save up to 40% on Top Las Vegas & New York Broadway Show Tickets!
- Great Savings on Disney & Universal Studios Tickets!
AUSA Members receive significant savings on office essentials at Office Depot. Members now save up to 80% off thousands of products from copy paper and printer ink to cleaning supplies, coffee, furniture and more! Office Depot is the single source for everything you need to be more productive, including office and school supplies, facility products and the latest technology. They leverage their vast experience to meet the unique needs of your business.
Enjoy all of the following exclusive benefits:
- Up to 80% off preferred products the “Best Value List”
- 93,000 additional products discounted 5-15% below retail
- Everyday low copy/print pricing: 2.5¢ B/W | 22¢ Color
- Exclusive monthly specials
- Coupon Central – additional online savings and coupons at your fingertips
- Free next-day delivery on online orders of $50 or more
With an easy-to-use website and over 2,000 retail locations, you can access these great savings online and in-stores.
AUSA Members – Enjoy 20% off site wide at Personalization Universe!
SAVE UP TO 60% OFF TOP OUTDOOR BRANDS
Provengo has officially partnered with AUSA to offer deeply discounted prices with stock shipping the same business day. Simply register for an account through the AUSA members only access to save up to 60% off on Costa Del Mar, YETI, Sperry and more!
SOME SIMPLY CALL IT A HANDBAG. WE CALL IT A MISSION.
What began as two Military Spouses in a small attic, armed with a big idea, one sewing machine and a little bit of canvas, has grown into a bold + achievable mission shared by many: to inspire, engage and empower. The R. Riveter movement captures the humble and courageous spirit of Rosie the Riveter and channels it into every American Handmade purse and handbag we produce.
WELCOME TO A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF JOY WITH YOUR DOG.
Barkbox is a themed collection shipped to your dog every month. Each Barkbox has at least 2 innovative toys, 2 all natural bags of treats and a chew, curated from each month’s unique themed collection.
AUSA members receive 10% off (5% in some states) Healthy Paws, the #1 rated pet insurance coverage. A special lifetime discount is applied for eligible AUSA members.
AMERICAN HEARING BENEFITS
FREE HEARING CONSULTATIONS AND DISCOUNTS ON DEVICES
American Hearing Benefits (AHB) is a discount program from Starkey Hearing Technologies, the only major American owned and operated hearing aid manufacturer. As most insurance plans don’t cover hearing healthcare, this convenient hearing benefits program provides you and your family access to free hearing consultations and discounts on hearing aids through AHB’s nationwide network of 3,000+ hearing professionals.
- Discounts on today’s latest technology, including hearing aids and tinnitus options
- FREE annual hearing consultations
- Access to a nationwide network of 3,000+ hearing professionals
- FREE one-year supply of batteries (40 cells per hearing aid purchased)
- One year of free office visits (limit of six)
- 60-day trial period*
- FREE Deluxe Warranty Plan, including loss and damage*
- Financing plans available (subject to credit approval)
*Professional service fees may apply.
SUBSCRIPTION BOXES FOR RUNNERS, CYCLISTS, AND TRIATHLETES
AUSA Members receive a 20% discount at The Runnerbox. The RunnerBox curates subscription boxes for runners, cyclists and triathletes. Choose subscription boxes, one time gift boxes and Limited Edition specialty boxes.
EKNOWLEDGE TEST PREP MATERIALS
$350 VALUE FOR $14.99 SERVICE FEE
The eKnowledge SAT/ACT Prep Project with AUSA sponsors your student and waives the complete $350 course price.
The SAT and ACT PowerPrep™ Programs are available for online cloud, all iOS/Android OS Devices or DVD.
- Semester-length programs
- All instructors are professional educators, authors, JD, PhD or Masters
- 25+ hours of video instruction
- 200+ hours of student participation time
- 3000+ files of supplemental multi-media prep material
- Thousands of interactive diagnostic lessons and questions
- Hundreds of sample questions and practice tests
*The $350 is paid by the Project partnership and sponsors. There is a student fee of $14.99 for the cost of streaming, student support, customer support, shipping and materials. All student fees are reinvested to improve the program and reach more families. The Project does not create a profit.
PROFESSIONAL TRAINING ACROSS A RANGE OF SUBJECTS
Interested in training for in-demand careers? AUSA’s partnership with ProTrain provides high quality training that meets your schedule, budget, and preferred location – classrooms or online. ProTrain’s personal training assessment managers will work with you to ensure your satisfaction. AUSA members receive a 10% discount on all courses
Courses offered in: Accounting and Finance, Business and Leadership, Career and Hospitality, Education and Personal Development, Green and Renewable Energy, Healthcare and Allied Health, Industrial and Skilled Trades, Legal and Criminal Justice, Multimedia and Graphic Design, Programming and Web Applications, Spanish in the Workplace, Technology and Computer Programs.
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
25% DISCOUNT ON ELIGIBLE PROGRAMS
AUSA members can save 25% on out-of-state tuition for many programs at University of Maryland University College (UMUC). Plus, you can save an additional $50 with a waiver of the application fee if you’re a new applicant. UMUC offers more than 75 undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificate programs that are eligible for this discount and can be completed entirely online. UMUC has a dedicated team to support military and veteran students and help them navigate education benefits and credit for military experience and training.
The following is a comprehensive break down of how benefits work when participating in the Heroes Hub program. Although we are continuously trying to find new ways to benefit our local community Heroes, we are currently offering these amazing savings:
Hero Home Buying Discount
• Our preferred agents in our network agree to credit 20% of their commission back to the local Hero at closing. The Hero benefit averages $1800 in savings.
• When using our preferred lenders, our Heroes received a $500 lender credit to go toward their closing costs. This is equivalent to getting a free home appraisal.
• When closing at one of our title company partners, the buyer will receive a discounted settlement fee of $100 which is a $250 closing cost savings.
Hero Home Selling Discount
• Our preferred agents in our network agree to provide a 20% discount on their listing services, but they will still receive a full-service listing and home selling experience. The average savings to our Hero is $1800.
• When closing at one of our title company partners, the seller will receive a discounted settlement fee of $100 which is a $250 closing cost savings.
Hero Home Selling AND Buying Discount
• If you need to sell and buy, you can use our benefits on both sides of the transaction. The Hero will be able to “double dip” on the 20% savings with an average of $4600 in savings back in the pocket.
Donation to Charity
• It’s amazing to help our local Heroes save money on real estate, but it brings us even more pleasure to also use this program to give back to our community. For every home purchase or sale, Heroes Hub will donate up to $500** to that Hero’s charity.
*All estimated numbers on the 20% saving is based on an average sales price of $300,000. The savings will always be 20%, but it will increase or decrease based on the sales price of the home
** The donation to charity is based on sales price. Any home purchase or sell at $250,000 or less, Heroes Hub will donate $250 to charity. Anything above $250,000 as the final transaction price will be $500
HAWAIIAN AIRLINES IS PLEASED TO OFFER AUSA MEMBERS THE FOLLOWING TRAVEL BENEFITS:
- 5% off all web fares in First and Coach Class between Mainland and Hawaii on Hawaiian Airlines operated flights.
- Convenient online bookings with a variety of fare and itinerary options.
- Traveler can join HawaiianMiles for free and earn flight miles.
Hawaiian® offers non-stop service to Hawaii from more U.S. gateway cities (11) than any other airline. Travelers will experience Hawaiian Airlines’ authentic Hawaiian Hospitality. Bring your appetite on board–we offer delicious complimentary meals with Wine/Mai Tais.
TRAVELING JUST GOT A LITTLE EASIER WITH A 20% DISCOUNT AT MORE THAN 6,400 CHOICE HOTEL LOCATIONS AROUND THE GLOBE.
From upscale hotels with all the trimmings to simple overnight stays, there’s a perfect Choice® hotel for your travel needs. Cambria Suites®, Clarion®, Comfort Inn®, Comfort Suites®, Econo Lodge® MainStay Suites®, Quality®, Rodeway Inn®, Sleep Inn®, and Suburban Extended Stay Hotel®
RED ROOF INN
Red Roof®, a leader in the economy lodging industry, welcomes members of the Association of the United States Army to save with a 20% Nationwide Discount at any of our 500+ locations. Red Roof has locations across the United States and is growing internationally with locations open in Brazil and Japan, and others to follow in Thailand and Canada.
Following a recent $200 million nationwide renovation program, Red Roof rolled out Red Roof PLUS+, an enhanced offering committed to “Adding more wow to your stay!” Red Roof Plus locations feature such upgrades as flat screen TVs, vessel sinks, wood-like flooring, additional outlets, and Rest Suite beds by Serta. Plus+ locations also offer Premium Rooms with pillow top mattresses, Love Your Linens bedding, and spa-inspired bathrooms.
Sign up for RediCard, the industry’s richest loyalty reward program offering free nights to members accruing just 7,000 points. Sign up today, or start booking with your 20% discount.
Traveling can be stressful, but thanks to AUSA’s newest Member Benefit with Wyndham Group Hotels, you can relieve some of that travel-related anxiety. Wyndham offers everything from luxurious resorts to budget-friendly hotels, with more than 7,600 properties in 70 different countries. Whether you’re looking for an upscale hotel, an all-inclusive resort or something along the way, Wyndham has just the right hotel for you… and at the right price.
Your AUSA Member discount is available at these fine hotels:
- Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®
- Wyndham Grand Hotels and Resorts®
- Wyndham Garden®
- TRYP® by Wyndham
- Days Inn®
- Ramada Worldwide®
- Super 8®
- Wingate® By Wyndham
- Baymont Inns and Suites®
- Hawthorn Suites® By Wyndham
- Microtel Inns and Suites® By Wyndham
- Howard Johnson®
- Knights Inn®
AUSA Members receive up to 20% off the “Best Available Rate” at participating Wyndham Hotel Group locations worldwide. To receive your discount, call our special member benefits hotline at 1-800-364-6176 and give the agent your special discount ID number 1000012744 at time of booking.
©2016 Wyndham Hotel Group, LLC. All rights reserved. All hotels are either franchised by the company or owned, and/or managed by Wyndham Hotel Management, Inc., one of its affiliates, or through a joint-venture partner.
To redeem this Member Benefits Offer (the “Offer”), a reservation must be made by either (i) clicking the Wyndham Hotel Group (“WHG”) URL link above or (ii) calling the phone number(s) above and giving the ID number while making the reservation. Offer not valid if hotel is called directly to make a reservation. Advanced reservations are required. “Best Available Rate” is defined as the best, non-qualified, unrestricted, publicly available rate on the WHG branded sites for the hotel, date and accommodations requested. The discount for some hotels may be less than 20% off the Best Available Rate. Offer is subject to availability at participating hotels and some blackout dates may apply. Offer cannot be combined with any other discounts, offers, group rates, or special promotions. Discounted rates vary by location and time of year. Certain other restrictions may apply. Offer is void where prohibited by law and has no cash value. Dolce Hotels and Resorts® does not participate in the Offer.