I am so excited! Militarydutystations.com will be presented at the AUSA (Association of the United States Army) conference this coming week in DC. This conference is pretty much kicked off with the Army 10 Miler today! (Go runners!!!) and the exhibits and speeches will officially start on Monday, October 25th and conclude on Wednesday, October 27th. The AUSA is where the Who is Who of the Army-world meets, speaks and exhibits. And I am a part of that! Militarydutystations.com was chosen as an example of how military spouses use social media in the "Army Exhibit Social Media Presentation". I happened to use social media in connection with my website and my goal of reviewing military duty stations and now also to, hopefully, add to your PCS 'toolbox' as you uproot and move your family.
I am not sure what the exhibit will look like. I had sent in some screen shots, a few video notes and then the Army Social Media Team did their magic. What I know for sure is that they will have a have a screen during the convention displaying hashtag #AUSA2010 tweets. This brings me to my request for all TWEETERS: Would you please tweet messages with my Twitter username @mildutystations and the hashtags #AUSA2010 during those days for me? You can schedule tweets via Twuffer or TweetVance - I have used them both and like them both! I would love for all the visitors to see where the tweeters are located and how we (the milspouses) connect!
If you moved this year you are one of over 500,000 families that relocated to a new duty stations? I believe that most families do not know much if anything about their new location, but settling the family quickly with smooth transitions is always a concern, isn't it? Who doesn't want to hit the ground running? There is a lot to do and I want to have YOU all on my main website and my social media site and help me with input.
AUSA might not be familiar to you, especially if you are related to a different branch of the Armed Forces, then know this: Association of the United States Army
"AUSA is a private, non-profit educational organization that supports America's Army - Active, National Guard, Reserve, Civilians, Retirees, Government Civilians, Wounded Warriors, Veterans, and family members. AUSA provides numerous Professional Development Opportunities at a variety of events both local and national."
In short: AUSA supports Army soldiers and their families.