WASHINGTON, D.C. — Yesterday, Representative Elaine Luria (D-VA) accepted the Association of the Unites States Navy’s (AUSN) National Legislative Advocacy Award. Established in 2004, the National Legislative Advocacy Award is presented annually to members of Congress who have shown leadership and support while advocating for a stronger Navy.
“As a U.S. Naval Academy graduate and 20-year Navy veteran, it is a privilege to be recognized by the Association of the United States Navy. I’m grateful to the AUSN for their work in supporting our Sailors, Marines, Coast Guardsmen and Merchant Mariners here at home and abroad,” Rep. Luria said. “I will continue to put the needs of the military and Navy at the forefront of my work in Congress, including ensuring that the Navy is well-funded to deter the threats we face and strengthen our national security.”
The AUSN is the leading voice for America’s Sailors, a strong supporter of American naval power, a leading provider of professional career development and the largest advocacy association for the Navy and current and former Sailors. AUSN members include active and reserve, officer, enlisted and civilian, serving, veteran and retired, and their families.