By Buddy Blouin
The AUSA 2022 Annual Meeting & Exposition will be here before you know it. Renowned for its efforts in bringing the important issues facing the U.S. Army and its overall community to the forefront of Americans, the AUSA Conference is a collection of programs and events that have one mission: advancing the interests and needs of Soldiers and their families.

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What Does AUSA Stand For?

Featuring 121 chapters internationally, AUSA stands for the Association of the United States Army. This private, non-profit organization works as a professional association of the U.S. Army. It was founded in 1950, and while its goal is to help the Army and its community, membership is available to everyone. AUSA supports Soldiers, their families, and Army civilians as a voice for the U.S. Army. Working to honor those who have, do, and will serve, here are some ways the AUSA helps the community overall:
  • Educating the military community by providing resources through programs, products, and events.
  • Advocating for the military community by informing its members, the American public, and Congress about the pressing issues affecting the U.S. Army, National Guard, and Reserve units.
  • Connecting America’s Total Army with like-minded associations, industry partners, and supporters at all levels, including locally, regionally, and nationally.
AUSA works diligently to stay at the forefront of the Army, Congress, and various communities in the U.S. as the Army’s premier association and top supporter of the Total Army. This is achieved through dedication, innovation, excellence, inclusion, integrity, and nonpartisan action.

Programs and Events for AUSA 2022

Attending the AUSA Expo mean that you'll have plenty to do. Here's a list of programs you’ll be able to attend in 2022:
  • Leader Solarium
  • Authors’ Forum
  • AUSA Cyberworld
  • AUSA Military Family Forums
  • Army Small Business Seminar & Matchmaking Sessions
  • U.S. Army Xtech Program
  • Warrior Corner
  • Your Next Mission
  • Human Performance Pavilion
  • National Partner Awards
These programs are in addition to the various flagship events that take place during the expo. There are also exhibits throughout involving partners, products, businesses, and more.

Preparing for the Expo

AUSA dates for the expo this year are October 10-12, 2022. Get tickets and complete your AUSA registration online. You’ll also need to prepare a wardrobe, as there are dress codes for each event. Here’s how to be sure you’ll be dressed appropriately for each of them throughout the AUSA convention: In accordance with the health & safety guidelines, in-person attendees must be 100% vaccinated for COVID-19. A negative COVID-19 test will not be accepted. Learn more by visiting their website.

Where To Stay

Reservations for the 2022 AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition are now open. Make your reservation through AUSA's official Housing Bureau - Convention Management Resources - to save time and money. Participants who qualify will have exclusive access to the lowest hotel rates negotiated for 2022, including per diem rooms. Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The list of hotel partnerships for the expo can be found online. Federal government employees, active-duty military members, and FFRDC entity employees have exclusive access to government per diem rate rooms. However, supply is limited. Eligible candidates can search for additional housing online. The Walter E. Washington Convention Center will once again host this year's AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition. The experience will be similar to the AUSA schedule. Those attending should plan their travel to meet the logistics of attending the flagship events.

Don’t Miss the 2022 AUSA Event

AUSA’s annual meeting is a great time for anyone involved in the U.S. Army or looking to support Soldiers. The community fostered by the organization is second to none and continues to play an integral role in placing causes and resources involving the Army’s community in the right places to the benefit of Soldiers around the world.

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