2017 Annual Members’ Meeting & Reception

Thursday, June 15, 2017
5:30 p.m.
The General Gordon R. Sullivan Conference and Event Center
The Association of the United States Army
2425 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA

Our Nation Overseas:
Honoring the United States’ Involvement in the Great War

Join the Army Historical Foundation as we honor the centennial of World War I. Artifacts from the war and exhibit drawings provide a special preview of the World War I gallery at the National Museum of the United States Army.

$25.00 per person, includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages
Business attire
Attendance is limited.

Guest Speaker: Mr. Charles R. Bowery, Jr., Executive Director/Chief of Military History, U.S. Army Center of Military History

Optional Excursion: Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

For questions, call Jenna Truax at (703) 879-0010.

Itinerary:

2:30 PM: Tour group registration at AUSA in Arlington, VA
5:15 PM: AUSA parking garage open to attendees. Tour shuttle returns.
5:30 PM: Registration and Cocktail Reception
6:15 PM: Annual Members’ Meeting Program

Location: The General Gordon R. Sullivan Conference and Event Center
Association of the United States Army
2425 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201

Parking: Guest parking will be available in the AUSA garage after 5:00 p.m. Anyone arriving before 5:00 p.m. will NOT  have access to the garage, but may use street parking or one of the public parking garages in the immediate area.

Public Transportation: The General Gordon R. Sullivan Conference and Event is located 2 blocks east of the Courthouse Metro Station.

Directions:

From Reagan National Airport: Take George Washington Memorial Parkway and US-50 W/Arlington Boulevard to N Courthouse Road.  Take the exit N Courthouse Rd/Exit from US-50 W/Arlington Boulevard.  Turn right onto N Courthouse Road.  Turn left onto Wilson Boulevard.

From Richmond & I-95 North: Take I-95 North toward Washington to I-395. Take exit 8A to merge onto S Washington Boulevard toward Columbia Pike.  Take US-50E/Arlington Boulevard via the ramp to Washington.  Take the exit on the left toward 10th Street N.  Continue on 10th Street N and then turn right onto N Barton Street.  Turn right onto Clarendon Boulevard.  Take first left onto N Adams Street. Turn left onto Wilson Boulevard.

From Baltimore & I-95 South: Take Interstate I-95S, MD-32 E, Baltimore-Washington Parkway and State Highway 295 to Washington.  Take the exit toward US-50 W/Memorial Bridge/Arlington Cemetery from George Washington Memorial Parkway, keep right to stay on Washington Boulevard. Use the left lane to merge onto S Arlington Boulevard. Use any lane to take US-50 W/Arlington Boulevard.  Take N. Courthouse Rd Exit.  Turn left onto Wilson Boulevard.

Mr. Charles R. Bowery, Jr.
Director/Chief of Military History, U.S. Army Center of Military History

Mr. Bowery is responsible for the overall supervision and direction of historical matters throughout the Department of the Army, which includes management of fifty-seven Army museums and more than thirty historical centers, and overall supervision of the Army’s operational and deployed military historians and military history detachments. As the Chief of Military History, Mr. Bowery plans, formulates, and executes the Army Historical Program, and supervises the production of Army historical works and studies that support the Army’s development of plans, policies, doctrine, force structure, and equipment. The CMH advises the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Army and other Army Senior Leaders on historical background relevant to events and projected actions affecting the Army.

The Library of Congress, Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

Please Note: due to traffic restrictions, guests attending the tour will be required to walk for half a mile up Capitol Hill to the library. The walk will take approximately 15 minutes.

  • Please arrive at the AUSA building by 2:30 for registration. The tour bus departs from AUSA at 2:40 p.m.
  • Parking for the tour is available in several nearby public parking garages, as well as street parking near the AUSA building.
  • The tour lasts approximately 45 minutes.
  • All group attendees will be required to go through security in the Library of Congress’ Thomas Jefferson Building. If medical issues preclude you from walking through the security scanner, please contact Katie Holt in advance of the tour at (703) 562-4174 or Kathleen.Holt@armyhistory.org.

 

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I examines the upheaval of world war as Americans confronted it— both at home and abroad. The exhibition considers the debates and struggles that surrounded U.S. engagement; explores U.S. military and home front mobilization and the immensity of industrialized warfare; and touches on the war’s effects, as an international peace settlement was negotiated, national borders were redrawn, and soldiers returned to reintegrate into American society.

For additional tour information, contact Katie Holt at (703) 562-4174 or Kathleen.Holt@armyhistory.org.  

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