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11 August 2017 • Army Autonomous Systems Symposium & Exposition

The AUSA ILW Army Autonomous Systems Symposium & Exposition will connect the Army and Industry with Original Equipment Manufacturers, Major Tier Suppliers and leading-Edge Developers of Autonomy (and related) Technologies within areas of mutual interest.  The two-day event will consist of technical panel sessions focusing on the...


10 August 2017 • This Friday! Bark-E-Que fundraiser for veteran’s service dogs

The third annual Bark-E-Que fundraiser for veteran's service dogs is this Friday, Aug 11, 2017, at the Barrister Gardens, St. Clair Shores, MI.  The family friendly and fun time Bark-E-Que begins at 5 PM with a Yappy Hour followed by dinner with music.   Over 40 silent auction and raffle items will be available, plus we...


16 June 2017 • AUSA Arsenal of Democracy Chapter Veterans Suicide Awareness Walk 2017

16 September 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am We are excited to announce our first Annual AUSA Arsenal of Democracy Chapter Veterans Suicide Awareness Walk which will be held at River Bends Park in Shelby Township, Michigan on 16 September 2017. The morning’s events will include continental breakfast during registration, opening...


23 May 2017 • Selfridge ANGB, Volvik Championship host Valor Cup to support female veterans

Yesterday Selfridge ANGB hosted the first Valor Cup to support female veterans.  It was an amazing day.  See the ABC WXYZ Detroit report here:


21 May 2017 • 58th Annual International Armed Forces Night

On Friday, 12May 2017, several members of the Chapter attended the 58th Annual International Armed Forces Night celebration at the American Polish Cultural Center in Troy, MI. The guest speaker was AoD Chapter Life Member and Medal of Honor Recipient LTC (Ret) Charles Kettles. Two new chapter members were recruited. This event event featured the...


10 May 2017 • 242nd Army Birthday Ball

The time is drawing near and the tables are filling up. Please be sure to register for this year's Army Birthday Ball being held at The Roostertail in Detroit. Our guest speaker this year is Lieutenant General (Ret) William N. (Bill) Phillips. Please bring your friends and family to this event and help us celebrate 242 years of Army...


10 May 2017 • LPGA Pro Am Invitation – Valor Cup

The LPGA Volvik Championship and Eisenhower Center have partnered together to create a unique event to raise awareness for the needs of female military veterans.  The world’s best female professional golfers will be in Michigan for the second annual Volvik Championship May 22-28.  To kick off tournament week, LPGA professionals will...


22 September 2016 • Celebrate Michigan’s Military!

Michigan Veterans and their PTSD/Mobility Service Dogs will be in attendance at Celebrate Michigan’s Military to be held on Saturday, October 15th.   The Arsenal of Democracy Chapter of the Association of United States Army, and Women in Defense-Michigan Chapter will co-host this event that will benefit the Guardian Angels Medical Service Dog...


22 September 2016 • Arsenal of Democracy Chapter announces new Board of Directors

On   April 2016  the Arsenal of Democracy Chapter of the AUSA held its elections.  Below is your leadership team serving until 30 June 2018.   This  is truly an all  volunteer organization and we welcome your participation on a committee or as a volunteer for a particular event.  Contact COL (Ret) Valde Garcia at...


22 September 2016 • 2nd Annual Bar E Que

The second  annual Yappy Hour  and Bark-E-Que fundraiser, hosted by AOD Corporate member, Advanced-Cable, LLC (; Arsenal of Democracy Member, Karen Straffon; and many AUSA volunteers was held at Barrister Gardens, St Clair Shores, on 5 August.  Four veterans with their service dogs attended and one demonstrated some of...


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