Association of the United States Navy

Association of the United States Navy Supporting America's Sailors through advocacy, community, and educational resources. With our headquarters located in Alexandria, Virginia, the Association of the United States Navy (AUSN) came to be in March 2009.

From 1954 until March 2009, AUSN was known as the Naval Reserve Association. The change was more than just in the name. AUSN brings with it more than 60 years of service to the United States. As AUSN, we serve the entire Navy community, adding to our current representation of Reserve members. We have a membership of approximately 15,000 and continue to grow each year. Benefits of an AUSN membershi

From 1954 until March 2009, AUSN was known as the Naval Reserve Association. The change was more than just in the name. AUSN brings with it more than 60 years of service to the United States. As AUSN, we serve the entire Navy community, adding to our current representation of Reserve members. We have a membership of approximately 15,000 and continue to grow each year. Benefits of an AUSN membershi

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The head of U.S. Fleet Forces command has been nominated to be the next Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Navy...
11/05/2021
Fleet Forces commander nominated as next Joint Chiefs vice chairman

The head of U.S. Fleet Forces command has been nominated to be the next Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Navy Adm. Christopher Grady, who has served in the Fleet Forces role for the last three years, will replace retiring Vice Chairman Air Force Gen. John Hyten. Hyten’s term is set to end just before Thanksgiving.

Congratulations, Adm. Grady!

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2021/11/02/fleet-forces-commander-nominated-as-next-joint-chiefs-vice-chairman/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EBB%2011.03.2021&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Military%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief

Navy Adm. Christopher Grady, who has served in the Fleet Forces role for the last three years, would replace retiring Vice Chairman Air Force Gen. John Hyten.

Happy Friday! 😂
11/05/2021

Happy Friday! 😂

Happy Friday! 😂

This year, 14 college students each received a $1,000 scholarship award from AUSN, and two students received a $1,000 sc...
11/04/2021

This year, 14 college students each received a $1,000 scholarship award from AUSN, and two students received a $1,000 scholarship award from our sponsor, Delta Dental Insurance Company. These awards will help these achievers lower the cost of their continuing education in the Fall 2021 semester.

Our deserving scholarship recipients come from Navy and military families, and many will pursue degrees in engineering, aeronautics, medicine and other critical fields. Read more here: ausn.org/scholarships

We want to thank everyone who applied and wish all of these students a great 2021-2022 academic year.

This year, 14 college students each received a $1,000 scholarship award from AUSN, and two students received a $1,000 scholarship award from our sponsor, Delta Dental Insurance Company. These awards will help these achievers lower the cost of their continuing education in the Fall 2021 semester.

Our deserving scholarship recipients come from Navy and military families, and many will pursue degrees in engineering, aeronautics, medicine and other critical fields. Read more here: ausn.org/scholarships

We want to thank everyone who applied and wish all of these students a great 2021-2022 academic year.

🚨BREAKING NEWS 🚨Earlier this week: A Navy investigation into how the USS Connecticut took damage in the South China Sea ...
11/04/2021

🚨BREAKING NEWS 🚨

Earlier this week: A Navy investigation into how the USS Connecticut took damage in the South China Sea has concluded, and it found the submarine hit an “uncharted seamount,” or an underwater mountain that rises at least 1,000 off the ocean floor.

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🚨BREAKING NEWS 🚨

Earlier this week: A Navy investigation into how the USS Connecticut took damage in the South China Sea has concluded, and it found the submarine hit an “uncharted seamount,” or an underwater mountain that rises at least 1,000 off the ocean floor.

bit.ly/Sub_Damaged
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Our first batch of postcards are heading out to veterans for the first annual #AUSNVeteransDay appreciation drive!Thank ...
11/03/2021

Our first batch of postcards are heading out to veterans for the first annual #AUSNVeteransDay appreciation drive!

Thank you to everyone that has helped make sure our vets know they are cherished this #VeteransDay!

Follow along for more updates!

The U.S. Navy has agreed to five permanent exemptions to its policy of mandatory COVID-19 vaccination, but all five are ...
11/03/2021
Navy approves 5 exemptions to COVID vaccine

The U.S. Navy has agreed to five permanent exemptions to its policy of mandatory COVID-19 vaccination, but all five are medical exemptions, and the Navy has yet to approve any religious accommodation requests.

The five exemptions are for active-duty and reserve sailors who have conditions that make vaccination risky, such as allergic reactions to vaccine components, the Navy Times reported.

https://bit.ly/Navy_exemptions

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The U.S. Navy has agreed to five permanent exemptions to its policy of mandatory COVID-19 vaccination, but all five are medical exemptions, and the Navy has yet to approve any religious accommodation requests. The five exemptions are for active-duty and reserve sailors who have conditions that make....

A Navy investigation into how the USS Connecticut took damage in the South China Sea has concluded, and it found the sub...
11/03/2021
USS Connecticut damaged when it hit underwater mountain

A Navy investigation into how the USS Connecticut took damage in the South China Sea has concluded, and it found the submarine hit an “uncharted seamount,” or an underwater mountain that rises at least 1,000 off the ocean floor.

USNI News reported that the report on the October 2 incident is complete but has not yet been handed to 7th Fleet Commander Vice Adm. Karl Thomas for his review. Thomas could decide on further accountability actions based on his review.

https://bit.ly/Sub_Damaged

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A Navy investigation into how the USS Connecticut took damage in the South China Sea has concluded, and it found the submarine hit an “uncharted seamount,” or an underwater mountain that rises at least 1,000 off the ocean floor. USNI News reported that the report on the October 2 incident is com...

Printing something special today 👀 #AUSNVeteransDay #AppreciationPostcards #VeteransDay #ThankYouVets
11/02/2021

Printing something special today 👀 #AUSNVeteransDay #AppreciationPostcards #VeteransDay #ThankYouVets

Printing something special today 👀 #AUSNVeteransDay #AppreciationPostcards #VeteransDay #ThankYouVets

11/02/2021

3rd Marines "The Fighting Third" conduct training across the Pacific throughout the month of October 2021.

1st Battalion executed Service Training Level Exercise 1-22 in Twentynine Palms, California, 2nd Battalion continued training on deployment in Okinawa, Japan, and 3rd Battalion conducted Exercise Bougainville II at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Cpl. Jacob Wilson)

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Fool proof 😉
11/01/2021

Fool proof 😉

Fool proof 😉

The Biden admin has indicated that it will take some time to review cases involving active duty and civilian personnel w...
11/01/2021
Pentagon pumps the brakes on terminating the unvaccinated

The Biden admin has indicated that it will take some time to review cases involving active duty and civilian personnel who refuse to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, giving many hope that they might avoid immediate dismissal if they refuse to get the jab.

The Navy has said all active-duty sailors must receive their final COVID shot by Nov. 14 to be considered “fully vaccinated,” while reservists have until Dec. 14.

https://bit.ly/DOD_Vax_Review

The Biden administration has indicated that it will take some time to review cases involving active duty and civilian personnel who refuse to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, giving many hope that they might avoid immediate dismissal if they refuse to get the jab. The Navy has said all active-duty sail...

What's better Ports of Call or Brooms on Deck? 😂
10/29/2021

What's better Ports of Call or Brooms on Deck? 😂

What's better Ports of Call or Brooms on Deck? 😂

The Biden Admin's proposed Navy budget called for decommissioning 15 vessels and building just 8 new ones even amid Chin...
10/29/2021

The Biden Admin's proposed Navy budget called for decommissioning 15 vessels and building just 8 new ones even amid China's rise.

Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA), a retired commander who served on 6 ships, is holding top Navy brass accountable for attempting to shrink the fleet.

https://bit.ly/Decommissioning_Ships
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The Biden Admin's proposed Navy budget called for decommissioning 15 vessels and building just 8 new ones even amid China's rise.

Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA), a retired commander who served on 6 ships, is holding top Navy brass accountable for attempting to shrink the fleet.

https://bit.ly/Decommissioning_Ships
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AUSN Executive Director Jason Beardsley writes in the Washington Examiner that to restore America we must focus on build...
10/28/2021
Leaders will give the Navy anything but more ships

AUSN Executive Director Jason Beardsley writes in the Washington Examiner that to restore America we must focus on building a Navy that can handle the growing Chinese threat in the Indo-Pacific.

"If we are to control our destiny [in the pacific] again amid China’s rise, we need more than kind words from allies, and we need more than hopeful technologies that either don’t exist or are so far from being implemented by the Pentagon that they might as well not exist.

America succeeds when it leads. America needs to get back into the business of putting ships in the water, and if our Navy leaders don’t stop making excuses for a smaller fleet and don’t start fighting for a larger one, we have already lost."

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/restoring-america/courage-strength-optimism/leaders-will-give-the-navy-anything-but-more-ships

The Navy has seen better days. In the 1980s, it reached nearly 600 ships and became an ever-present reminder of U.S. strength around the world. Today, we are just short of 300 vessels, a ceiling we have been unable to crack in 15 years. Under President Joe Biden’s direction, the fleet would shrink...

The Biden administration estimates that 439 Americans remain in #Afghanistan. 196 of these U.S. citizens are “ready to l...
10/27/2021
439 Americans still in Afghanistan two months after U.S. withdrawal

The Biden administration estimates that 439 Americans remain in #Afghanistan. 196 of these U.S. citizens are “ready to leave,” and arrangements are being made to do so either by air or ground. Another 243 U.S. citizens have been contacted who are “not ready to depart” for various reasons.

https://bit.ly/Americans_Still_Stuck

More than 400 Americans are still in Afghanistan and about half of them are in the process of leaving by air or ground with the help of the State Department. Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Colin Kahl outlined the latest numbers at an Oct. 26 Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, after Sen....

Happy Navy Day! Today we celebrate the great American maritime heritage and the incredible sailors that have served loya...
10/27/2021

Happy Navy Day! Today we celebrate the great American maritime heritage and the incredible sailors that have served loyally.

Hooyah! 🇺🇸

Happy Navy Day! Today we celebrate the great American maritime heritage and the incredible sailors that have served loyally.

Hooyah! 🇺🇸

Dozens of fellow U.S. Marines joined hundreds of Wyoming residents to bid a final farewell at a memorial for Rylee McCol...
10/26/2021
A Wyoming farewell for Marine killed in Afghanistan bombing

Dozens of fellow U.S. Marines joined hundreds of Wyoming residents to bid a final farewell at a memorial for Rylee McCollum, one of 13 U.S. service members killed in a su***de bombing as they guarded a gate at a chaotic Kabul airport during the final U.S. evacuation from that country.

https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2021/10/24/a-wyoming-farewell-for-marine-killed-in-afghanistan-bombing/

Dozens of U.S. fellow Marines attended a memorial for Rylee McCollum, one of 13 U.S. servicemen killed in a su***de bombing as they guarded a gate at a chaotic Kabul, Afghanistan airport.

The survey is aimed at assessing the U.S. military’s ability to project force around the globe and “physically impose it...
10/25/2021
Survey of U.S. military strength gives Navy ‘marginal’ grade; Marines upgraded to ‘strong’

The survey is aimed at assessing the U.S. military’s ability to project force around the globe and “physically impose its will on an enemy” when needed. The Navy received the same rating in last year’s report.

The U.S. Navy remained stuck with a “marginal” rating in the Heritage Foundation’s latest survey of American military strength, while the Marines improved to an overall “strong” rating from the prior year.

“The Navy’s current battle force fleet of 296 ships and intensified operational tempo combine to reveal a service that is much too small relative to its tasks, resulting in a capacity score of ‘weak,’” the report said. “It desperately needs a larger fleet of 400 ships, but current and forecasted levels of funding will prevent this from occurring for the foreseeable future.”

https://bit.ly/Navy_Strength
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The U.S. Navy remained stuck with a “marginal” rating in the Heritage Foundation’s latest survey of American military strength, while the Marines improved to an overall “strong” rating from the prior year. The survey is aimed at assessing the U.S. military’s ability to project force arou...

“Old Ironsides” made its way around Boston Harbor on Friday and fired a 21-gun salute while carrying 120 newly-trained c...
10/25/2021
USS Constitution Fires 21-Gun Salute With Newly-Trailed Navy Sailors Aboard

“Old Ironsides” made its way around Boston Harbor on Friday and fired a 21-gun salute while carrying 120 newly-trained chief petty officers.

As part of the Navy’s Heritage Week Training, the sailors lived aboard the ship, which is world’s oldest commissioned warship afloat. The USS Constitution defended sea lanes from 1797 to 1855, playing a big role in the Barbary Wars and the War of 1812.

https://boston.cbslocal.com/2021/10/22/uss-constitution-navy-sailors-21-gun-salute-boston-harbor/
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The USS Constitution made its way around Boston Harbor on Friday carrying 120 newly-trained Navy sailors.

Listen up! 😂
10/23/2021

Listen up! 😂

Listen up! 😂

Happy Friday!
10/22/2021

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday!

Three hypersonic weapon prototypes were tested this week by the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army. The tests came after China repo...
10/22/2021
Navy, Army conduct hypersonic weapons tests amid growing pressure from China

Three hypersonic weapon prototypes were tested this week by the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army. The tests came after China reportedly tested its own hypersonic weapons program, an event that caused concern among western powers.

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Three hypersonic weapon prototypes were tested this week by the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army, just days after word spread that China was running similar tests. The Navy announced that the tests were conducted by NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, and will be used to “inform the development o...

A retired Navy Seabee senior chief, credits his 21 years in the Construction Battalions with first putting him in the he...
10/21/2021
Retired Navy Seabee finds new mission cleaning up Pearl Harbor

A retired Navy Seabee senior chief, credits his 21 years in the Construction Battalions with first putting him in the headspace of how to give back to his community.

“Being a Seabee, we have a saying: the difficult task we do at once, the impossible takes a bit longer,” Chance said. “It’s not just a mantra. That’s our DNA.”

https://www.navytimes.com/education-transition/2021/10/20/retired-navy-seabee-finds-new-mission-cleaning-up-pearl-harbor/

A former Navy Seabee explains how the service gave him the tools to form a non-profit.

A Navy investigation found that the 2020 fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard was the result of multiple failure...
10/20/2021
USS Bonhomme Richard doomed by ‘repeated failures,’ Navy recommends disciplinary action against 36

A Navy investigation found that the 2020 fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard was the result of multiple failures throughout the Navy which led to the destruction of the $1.2 billion ship after it burned for four days in San Diego.

Faults ranged from the failure of leaders to account for growing risks to the ship, to the inability of its crew to effectively contain the fire.

https://bit.ly/Repeated_Failures

A Navy investigation found that the 2020 fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard was the result of multiple failures throughout the Navy, from the failure of leaders to account for growing risks to the ship, to the inability of its crew to effectively contain the fire. The investigation conduct...

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Iam so sick of alabama trying to get out of taking all my money
Did you know? Virginia has military license plates for Army, Coast Guard, and Marine Corps, but NOT Navy?! NAVY PLATE Virginia is the group working to get a U.S. Navy plate on Virginia roads. DMV requires 450 paid preorders; we need only 87 more to get the plate passed by the General Assembly. This is a revenue share plate to benefit the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. For details and preorder request forms, please visit www.NavyPlateVirginia.com
Can anyone in this organization explain to me why E-1 to E-6 members of the US Navy or veterans can only join as friends of the Navy? Is my 20 years of service less than anyone else’s? I find this offensive. I am not a friend of the Navy, I’m a twenty year retired Petty Officer First Class.
Our mission is to get a U.S. Navy license plate for Virginia. It is a revenue share plate with 60% of plate fees going to Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. Our webpage is at www.NavyPlateVirginia.com for details and application.
Received 10 masks today (from the Association of the United States Navy) in individual mailers. I didn't order them; they're promotional and include a request for donations. They came in a plastic bundle with a sticker that read "POST OFFICE: OPEN BUNDLE AND DISTRIBUTE." Made in China. "FASHION MASK Executive Standard FZ/IT 73049-2014 Safety Class B ( it’s can contact with skin directly) Fashion dust protection, sun protection thermal mask (not medical mask) Attention This product can be used with multiple times, washable; No protection against toxic gases Effect: please use with caution for skin allergy" Typos are as they appear on the package. Should I burn them?
Hello Shipmates
God Bless all Sailors,True to God,Country,World Assurance of Peace,Through Strength!
The Board of Veterans Appeals has announced that they are lifting the stay on all Blue Water Navy cases. This does not mean there will be a quick decision but we will be moving towards a conclusion. At issue remains the exact location of the territorial sea. Hopefully that will be resolved in our meeting with Secretary Wilkie next week. Our position is that the territorial sea begins at the baseline ad runs for 12 nautical miles seaward. The VA General Counsel has indicated that they will take a narrower approach. We are prepared to litigate this position. If your ship was within 12 nm of the baseline and your claim is denied, contact Military-Veterans Advocacy immediately. The Board of Veterans Appeals has announced that they are lifting the stay on all Blue Water Navy cases. This does not mean there will be a quick decision but we will be moving towards a conclusion. At issue remains the exact location of the territorial sea. Hopefully that will be resolved in our meeting with Secretary Wilkie next week. Our position is that the territorial sea begins at the baseline ad runs for 12 nautical miles seaward. The VA General Counsel has indicated that they will take a narrower approach. We are prepared to litigate this position. If your ship was within 12 nm of the baseline and your claim is denied, contact Military-Veterans Advocacy immediately.
Hi Brian, Happy Holidays!
Dear AUSN, These are the proof that I am a lifetime member with you. Please correct your membership system that my lifetime membership is active again. Thank you. Ludwig P.S. I am very sad how I was treated by you in the past.
Dear AUSN, These are the proof that I am a lifetime member with you. Please correct your membership system that my lifetime membership is active again. Thank you. Ludwig P.S. I am very sad how I was treated by you in the past.
My McCain moment: several years ago, Sen McCain met with several then LD11(now LD28) members. He saw my Senior Chief anchor lapel pin and told me his times as a junior Navy officer and hoe he greatly benefited from the guidance of a Navy Senior Chief in his squadron and how that Senior Chiefs counsel may have kept him on a successful course as an officer. Fair Winds and Following Seas, Shipmate. V/r, Jon Altmann, AUSN Nation Vice President.