AFBA is proud to announce a partnership with the Association of the United States Army (AUSA). Effective late December 2022, all AFBA members — regardless of military branch affiliation, including first responders and federal and government workers — have a free membership with AUSA.
What is AUSA?
AUSA is a nonprofit educational and professional development association serving America’s Army and supporters of a strong national defense since 1950. AUSA has many events and products related to the military and national security topic. As an Association Partner member, AFBA members receive a variety of products and discounts including:
- LawAssure, a legal document service free for individuals and small businesses.
- Discounts on travel, dining, entertainment, business and electronics, health and wellness and more from dozens of affinity partners.
- Free ACT/SAT Test Prep materials for you, your kids, grandkids or other family members.
- Free Resume Critique and job search tool through AUSA’s Jobs Central.
- Access to more than $300,000 in AUSA scholarships each year.
AUSA stands with the military community
According to AUSA’s website, its mission is to encourage “educational development, advancing national security and promoting greater recognition of the Army’s vital role in American life, past, present and future.” AUSA has 121 chapters worldwide. These volunteers provide a wide array of local programs to support current and former military members and their families.
The value of supporting our military and their families
Serving in the military can be an immensely gratifying and rewarding career, but those in the armed forces often need our support both during and after their career. Some challenges include:
- Educational challenges. It’s not just the fact that most service members join fresh out of high school which prevents them from pursuing higher education. Physical and mental health complications are common issues among veterans that can bar them from entry, which is why the partnership between AFBA and AUSA promotes education among their members.
- Occupational barriers. As with higher education, veterans may have difficulties finding work after serving. AUSA’s networking opportunities are for both active military and veterans.
- Lack of legal representation. Many veterans don’t have the resources to hire legal help. For example, social security disability insurance is an option for injured veterans, but this can often get tied up in the courts and become exceptionally difficult to get AUSA is actively involved in the legal affairs of the U.S. government, constantly fighting for the interests of veterans.
There’s never been a better time to be an AFBA member
AFBA proudly supports AUSA and its greater cause of supporting service members and their families. With your new AUSA benefits, there’s never been a better time to be an AFBA member. Together, we will continue to improve the lives of our members and their families.