AUSA holds annual meeting

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Photos by David Vergun, Army News Service Soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, “The Old Guard,” and the U. S. Army Band “Pershing's Own” perform at the opening ceremony of the AUSA Meeting and Exposition, Monday.

Photos by David Vergun, Army News Service
Soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, “The Old Guard,” and the U. S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” perform at the opening ceremony of the AUSA Meeting and Exposition, Monday.

Staff Sgt. Jennifer C. Johnson
Army News Service

WASHINGTON — Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), and the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” provided a patriotic performance, Monday, during the opening ceremony of the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, being held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C., through Wednesday.

Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh opened AUSA by thanking the Soldiers, civilians and families for their ongoing support through a difficult time for the nation.

“Today, together, we will selflessly lead our way into the uncertain future before us,” said McHugh. “We will share uncommon lives and common challenges and do what our country requires of us.”

Held every October in Washington, the AUSA annual meeting is the largest land power exposition and professional development forum in North America. The event consists of presentations, panel discussions on pertinent military and national security subjects, workshops and important AUSA business meetings.

“This Army, your Army not only welcomes but treasures this annual AUSA invasion. By God for us, the more boots, the merrier,” said McHugh.

More than 500 Army and Industry exhibitors occupied more than 250,000 net square feet of exhibit space.

“‘Once a Soldier, always a Soldier is more than a bumper sticker,” said McHugh. “It has to be. We are a better Army for their service, and they will forever be our Army family.”

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