Education

To Take Advantage of these Member Discounts you must login to the Main AUSA website, click the button on the right to login.

EDUCATION

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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.

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PROTRAIN

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.

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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.

To Take Advantage of these Member Discounts you must login to the Main AUSA website, click the button on the right to login.

Local

Real Estate

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HEROES HUB

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

Heroes Hub
469-573-1301
3600 Preston Rd Ste 100
Plano, TX 75093
http://www.theheroeshub.com/
contact@theheroeshub.com

Travel

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AIRLINES

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HAWAIIAN AIRLINES

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.

CAR RENTALS

THE FOLLOWING CAR RENTAL COMPANIES OFFER ADDITIONAL AUSA MEMBER ONLY SAVINGS.

HOTELS

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CHOICE HOTELS

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®

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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.

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WYNDHAM HOTELS

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®
  • Travelodge®
  • 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.

To Take Advantage of these Member Discounts you must login to the Main AUSA website, click the button on the right to login.

Great Discounts

GREAT DISCOUNTS & DEALS

CAR RENTALS

THE FOLLOWING CAR RENTAL COMPANIES OFFER ADDITIONAL AUSA MEMBER ONLY SAVINGS.

COMPUTERS

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APPLE

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.)

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DELL

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.

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HP

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

EDUCATION

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EKNOWLEDGE TEST PREP MATERIALS

$350 VALUE FOR $14.99 SERVICE FEE

The eKnowledge SAT/ACT Prep Project with the 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.

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PROTRAIN

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING ACROSS A RANGE OF SUBJECTS

Interested in training for in-demand careers? AUSA wants to help our members succeed in current and future careers. We’ve recently partnered with ProTrain to offer high quality, affordable training that meets your schedule, budget, and preferred location – classroom or online. ProTrain’s personal training assessment managers will work with you to ensure your satisfaction. 10% discount on all courses for AUSA members.

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.

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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.

CAR RENTALS

THE FOLLOWING CAR RENTAL COMPANIES OFFER ADDITIONAL AUSA MEMBER ONLY SAVINGS.

NONPROFIT SPOTLIGHTS WHISKEY MYERS IN HEROES ROCK! SHOW BENEFITING AUSA

Denton, TX— Dallas-based nonprofit Melody of Hope is partnering with The North Texas – Audie Murphy chapter of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) to host a benefit concert to the Denton area featuring “Heroes Rock!” headlined by Whiskey Myers. The concert is at 8:30 p.m., on Thursday, October 13 at Rockin’ Rodeo, located at 1009 Avenue C in Denton, Texas. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

“The purpose of ‘Heroes Rock!’ is to drive vibrant young professionals and the millennial market to a cause-based event,” said Charlie Wendell, the executive director and founder of Melody of Hope. “The event will engage and educate concert-goers on AUSA’s mission and provide ways for attendees to get involved with what AUSA is doing in the community.”

While there are many ways AUSA chapters seek to fulfill the national organization’s purpose, the North Texas – Audie Murphy chapter is recognized for its commitment to teaching leadership skills to college level ROTC chapters in our region, a model that current Army commanders are seeking to duplicate in the field, according to Richard Kaniss, the chapter president and retired army colonel of 30 years. The North Texas – Audie Murphy chapter also seeks to benefit wounded veterans in the region and offers support for other North Texas military-focused nonprofits.

“While some millennials see AUSA as an organization for their dads or grandfathers who are retired from the military, the organization offers many opportunities for this audience to network and grow professionally,” said Kaniss. “We hope this show will help our chapter connect with young professionals who want to support the military and can offer fresh perspectives to our organization.”

To purchase tickets or donate to AUSA, visit http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1278751. In addition to the show, an open auction featuring music and sports memorabilia will be featured at the venue.

About AUSA:  The Association of the United States Army (AUSA) is a nonprofit educational organization that supports soldiers and their families. AUSA focuses on programs that raise awareness and funds in support of wounded warriors including PTSD and TBI treatments. They also assist soldiers and veterans in finding employment in the public sector!

About Melody of Hope:  Melody of Hope is a nonprofit that supports other organizations’ causes by raising funds and awareness through musical performing acts. Melody of Hope achieves this by hosting benefit concerts, music festivals and other events in which the proceeds are donated to partnering charities. Through these events, Melody of Hope is able to become an ambassador to these nonprofit organizations and provide artists with a stage to display their talents. For more information, visit http://www.melodyofhope.org.

Contact: Charlie Wendell
Tel: 972-977-6064
Email: Charlie.wendell@melodyofhope.org

Chaplain (COL.) Wesley V. Geary (Ret.)

Sadly, our Nation, our Army and our Chapter has lost a great man and a true American Patriot.

Chaplain Colonel Wes Geary passed away the evening of 24 February 2016 at his home in Plano TX. Wes was a soldier’s soldier and a deeply committed supporter of our Army and our Army Families. His enthusiasm and loud passionate voice will be missed. Please join us on 5 March 2016 for a memorial service in honor of Wes and his legacy.

The service is at 1000 hrs. – Cav hat and uniform if you have them – come to the event and honor Wes

Trinity Presbyterian Church
5871 Virginia Parkway
McKinney, TX 75071

In lieu of Flowers-Donations to be made to:
Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services http://texas.pchas.org/individuals/

Chaplain (COL.) Wesley V. Geary was born in Klondike, TX. His family moved to Pampa, TX in 1943 and he completed high school in Pampa. He is a graduate of Texas College in Tyler, TX and one of the first black graduates of Southern Methodist University’s Perkins School of Theology in Dallas, TX.

Wesley served parishes in Texas, Florida, Arkansas, and Oklahoma before joining the U. S. Army Chaplain’s Corps in 1963 as a1LT. He served a tour of duty at Ft. Sill, OK before being assigned to the 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam in 1966. He served with three Infantry Battalions: 1/18th, 2/18th and 1/28th. After he was wounded the second time he was assigned to Division Headquarters as an Assistant Division Chaplain.

After his combat tour he was assigned as R and R Center Chaplain in Hawaii. His other noteworthy assignments were: Brigade Chaplain, 4th Infantry Division, Ft. Carson; Assistant V Corps Chaplain, Frankfort, Germany; Staff and Faculty, U. S. Army Chaplain’s School; Division Chaplain, 101st Airborne Division; Command Chaplain Ft. Riley, KS; Command Chaplain, U. S. Forces Korea.8th Army; and Corps Chaplain, III Corps, Ft. Hood.

He is a graduate of the Command and General Staff College. Geary’s decorations include : the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters, Bronze Star with V-device and two oak leaf clusters, Purple Heart with oak leaf cluster, air Medal and Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster.

Since retirement he has been active in religious, military and civic organizations, including pastoring several Presbyterian churches and a United Church of Christ congregation. He was the regional president of AUSA (Association of the United States Army), a leader of in the Kiwanis club and Omega Psi Phi fraternity. He was director of the Samaritan Inn homeless shelter in McKinney, Tx. Chaplain Geary is a retired minister from the C. M. E. Church and lives in Plano, TX with Bobbye Louise, his wife of fifty-eight years. They have two children; Wesley Geary III and Dr. Vanessa Paugh and two grandchildren: AJ, and Genevieve.

2015 AUSA Chapter Awards

Chapters with a goal of 500 to 899 members

Best Chapter Overall:

Winner – NORTH TEXAS – AUDIE MURPHY

Best Chapter Newsletter:

Winner – NORTH TEXAS – AUDIE MURPHY

Greatest Percentage Increase in Corporate Membership

Runner Up – NORTH TEXAS – AUDIE MURPHY

Greatest Percentage Increase Government Civilian Employee Membership

Winner – NORTH TEXAS – AUDIE MURPHY

Greatest Percentage Increase in Retiree Membership

Winner – NORTH TEXAS – AUDIE MURPHY

Most Active in Pursuit of Objectives

Runner Up – NORTH TEXAS – AUDIE MURPHY

Greatest Reserve Component Increase

Runner Up – NORTH TEXAS – AUDIE MURPHY

Streamers:
Army Birthday, Family Programs, ILW, ROTC/JROTC/OCS Support, Take the Hill, Take the Hill, Support to Recruiting Command, Star Chapter, Excellence in Corporate Membership Growth, President’s Club – Gold, Merit Chapter, Superior Chapter, Chapter of Excellence, Member Communications, Excellence in Reserve Component Growth, Vietnam Commemorative Partnership Program, Continuous Membership – 141 months,

2014 AUSA North Texas and America’s Future Series Military Symposium and 5 Star Awards Luncheon

Join us Saturday April 26 at the Hotel InterContinental in Dallas for the 2014 AUSA North Texas Military Symposium featuring General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as our keynote speaker.

The 2014 AUSA Military Symposium and AFS 5 Star Award Luncheon events focus on Our Military Service Members Transitioning and Re-integrating into civilian communities as we draw down the military over the next few years. The theme for the events is the Warrior and Family Support Initiative championed by office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs.

During the Awards Luncheon (beginning at 11:00AM) we will honor corporate leaders and those firms who support our military in these key areas. Our host Mr H Ross Perot a former 5 Star Award recipient will make the presentations.

During the Awards Luncheon we will also honor a former military leader who continues to serve as a civilian with the America’s Future Series (AFS) Megellas Military Leader of the Year Award, named for LTC (R) James “Maggie” Megellas, the 82nd Airborne’s most highly decorated officer during WWII. Former Navy Seal Clint Bruce, founder of Carry the Load, and a Megellas recipient will present the award to Melanie and former Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell.

Following the Luncheon we will host the 2014 Military Symposium. General Dempsey will deliver the keynote address detailing the need for grassroots programs enabling access to proper health care, quality educational opportunities, and meaningful employment for our returning service personnel and their families. Following General Dempsey’s address a panel of experienced leaders will talk about the programs they are driving that support the tenets of the Warrior and Family Support Initiative.

Doors open at 10:00 AM and the Luncheon begins at 11:00 AM followed by the Symposium beginning at 1:00 PM.  The symposium is free and open to the public.

The Awards luncheon has a nominal fee. If you register for the Luncheon you will also receive admission to the Symposium at no additional cost.

You can register at the “Events” tab near the top of this page on the right side.

AUSA North Texas “Passing the Torch” Leadership Program

Join AUSA North Texas on Wednesday evening April 9 at the Gateway Center on the University of North Texas for a leadership discussion with Army ROTC cadets. The program features the Band of Brothers episode “Day of Days” covering airborne operations at the onset of the D-Day invasion of Normandy 6 June 1944. The evening includes free pizza for AUSA members and guests, a screening of the Band of Brothers episode and an interactive discussion of the leadership lessons to be drawn from the story.

Location: Gateway Center, 801 N Texas Blvd, University of North Texas, Denton TX. Room 051

Time: 6:00-10:00PM

RSVP: COL (R) JP hogan jp@northtexasausa.org

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