I have been a volunteer for NAUS for nearly a decade, now serving (unpaid) as a Chapter President and member of the Board of Directors. While I am also a member of many similar veterans groups and organizations, I choose to volunteer my time and energy to NAUS because I believe it to be the most effective and most focused such organization I have seen. This is an outstanding organization which achieves excellent results and has been highly effective in a manner which is out of proportion to its dedicated small staff and lean budget. NAUS serves and represents all ranks and services-- a true umbrella organization for many others and one that serves as a guidepost and information conduit for active duty military, families, retirees, and veterans across this nation and around the world. Many members, like myself, are volunteers who contribute both locally and nationally to the cause of our Nation's military readiness and to ensuring the integrity and delivery of earned deferred compensation which was promised to those who have served and sacrifices in the cause of freedom and in our Nation's defense. This is a sacred mission and, unlike some similar "veterans" organizations, NAUS is not sitting on the sidelines as a social club while currying favor with those who would have us singing Kumbaya on the beltway golf courses rather than fighting hard in the halls of Congress. This organization is well deserving of non-profit status by virtue of its noble cause, its lean organzation structure, its exemplary record as a positive force for change and its excellent leadership which is focused like a laser upon its mission. -- Alaska Joe
Serving as a Board Member and as a Chapter President, I am quite familiar with the workings of NAUS and what it stands for. NAUS fights for the Service members rights, it represents all ranks, all services and it is the voice in government for it's members.
I joined NAUS about 15 years ago, and served on the Board and as an advisor, so am intimately familiar with what NAUS does for its members. It is without peer in working with congressmen and senators to protect the earned benefits of active and retired military. To name a few, NAUS was instrumental in getting TRICARE FOR LIFE into law, for forestalling planned cutbacks in Medicare reimbursements to doctors, and in preventing TRICARE fee increases. NAUS serves its members in many ways with a dedicated staff.
I have been an advisory for 4 years and board member for 4 years. I am an Air Force veteran. No organization works as hard for National Defenses, military retirement benefits and veteran benefits. We are the service members voice in government. All ranks, all services are welcome.
After 30 years of Military service, I was surprised to find out that my government had lied to me and thus I lied to my men about the earned benefits promised to all of us. Only at age 65 did I learn that my Tri-Care for life benefit was subordinatae to MediCare. I could not find a doctor who would take me as a patient because they could not afford any more MediCare patients do to the low payment rate. After research I became aware of NAUS. I contacted NAUS and they guided me to find the service needed. I have became a life Member of NAUS and serve as a volunteer to continue my serving to help younger Service Members.
I joined NAUS because I wanted to give back to the military that provided so much for me during my career. We learned in the military to "take care of our people." That's what NAUS does day in and day out. They have all servicemembers interest in mind no matter if they are retired, a veteran or surviving widow. It's one of very few organizations that represent ALL services and ALL ranks. I'm proud to be a member and gladly volunteer my time to further the efforts of NAUS.
Hi! As an American Veteran that has served with many Veterans’ Organizations, I have seen upfront the great advocacy NAUS does for a strong National Defense and all Active Duty, and Other American Veterans that have made possible the prosperity, and freedoms America enjoys today. American Veterans are under political fire—their hard earned benefits/compensation are under strong assault-- that has never been seen in the annals of Military History! But, NAUS is championing, forward in the Fox Hole, American Veterans’ just cause to ensure the promises made by our Congress are not broken. Our President LTG (Ret.) Jack Klimp, the Legislative Team (Rick Jones), and the Staff has worked hard and long for the good of all. HOOAH! Dennis Freytes, US Army Ret.: Past Commander: Infantry, Special Forces, Airborne, and other Units. VP NAUS SE Region
I retired from the U.S. Marine Corps in 2008 after serving 30+ years and have served on the Secretary of the Navy Retiree Council for the past three years. During my time on the Council, I attended several NAUS briefs. Each time, I was impressed with both presenter and presentation. I became thoroughly convinced that NAUS "fights the good fight" for those who fight for us and defend our nation. I am also VERY IMPRESSED with the current leadership, direction of the organization and its continued focus on its mission. I am a proud member and encourage other service members and Veterans to seriously consider joining as well!
I've had the priviledge of working with NAUS for almost 20 years. NAUS is a first-class, professional veterans organization that supports and represents the men and women, and their families, of the severn uniformed services, from active duty to retired. NAUS is the service member's voice in government -- and they perform this legislative function extremely well. Their free Weekly Legislative Update e-newsletter provides their members and supporters with detailed veteran's articles, news items and the "What's Happening" on Capitol Hill -- is very well written and informative.
I retired from the U. S. Air Force in 1987 after 30 years of service as an officer. Since that time I have been involved with a number of retired military/veterans organizations which support both our active duty and retired military members as well as all military veterans. The National Association for Uniformed Services is one of those organizations for which I have served as a volunteer in a variety of leadership capacities. I can say unequivocally that there is no other such organization which does a better job of supporting the military member regardless of their rank or branch of mililtary service. I believe that NAUS played a more significant role in securing the government's enactment of the Tricare and Tricare for Life legislation than any of the other such organization. I have also served as a volunteer leader in other such organizations and consequently know what I am talking about. The word "for" in NAUS's name is constantly being demonstrated by the organization in effectively supporting our dedicated men and women who currently serve or have previously served in the military service.
Terrific representaion for the service member and veteran in DC. Great legislative affairs dept and one of the best weekly summaries out there. Superior leadership; this assn is getting ready to breakout.
Organization founded and lead by retired service General officers since 1968 with a dwindling and aging membership averaging close to 70, and numbering 46,000 dues paying members. Supported by dues, and a direct mail campaign with expenses amounting than more than half it's business.
It's future uncertain, like other 501 C (19) organization depending more on direct mail and older membership with little outreach or attraction to younger soldiers who understand social media.
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