New benefit to current members

As we complete another quarter in our business calendar, it’s appropriate to update you on some of our recent activities

For the past couple of months, we have been posting a monthly update on topics of interest and concern to the Army.  This monthly posting to our members with the Army’s current talking points can provide up-to-date details for any speeches they may have planned, especially as we look forward to Memorial Day.  These postings also provide our members with an update on what is happening in the Army today.

If you are a life member of the association then you have received a communication from me with your access code. If you have not received a message from me, it could be that your dues have lapsed.  Annual dues are $35.  You may want to consider becoming a life member for $300 and not have to think about when your dues payments should be made.  You can pay your dues on our web site by going to the Membership page and clicking on the Application form.  You can pay your dues and update your contact information at the same time.

Our plans for this year’s awards dinner are well on the way.  This year, we are holding our dinner in conjunction with OCPA’s leader development forum, 2 June 2016 at the Hilton at Mark Center, Alexandria, VA from 6pm to 9:30pm.  We will be recognizing this year’s recipients of the Joe Galloway Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and the MSG Marcia Triggs Award of Excellence.  We will also honor this year’s inductees into the Army Public Affairs Hall of Fame and celebrate the Army’s 241st birthday.

We are expecting a large crowd this year so if you plan to attend, don’t delay.  Tickets are limited to first come, first served.  There are only about two weeks left to take advantage of Early Bird prices until 1 May.  If you go to the electronic invite we have set up,, you can reserve your seat at the table, make your meal choice, see who else is coming and pay for the evening.

Get your reservation in now.  I’ll look forward to seeing you there.