CASA Conference Southeast 2017

The Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army (CASA), from the country’s southeastern states, will be attending a regional conference in Savannah, from January 30th to February 1st. Monday is travel day for the attendees, to include several staff members from the CASA Office at the Department of the Army in D.C. It’s anticipated that 18 CASAs will be attending this regional meeting.

On Tuesday (January 31st), the group will spend the entire day hearing presentations and touring Hunter Army Airfield, to include visits to the 1/75 Ranger Regiment, the 3/160 Special Operations Aviation Regiment (“Night Stalkers”), the GA Army Guard aviation facility, and the Coast Guard’s Air Station Savannah, all located on Hunter. At lunch on-post, attendees will be seated with Hunter-stationed soldiers from their respective states. The day begins with an overview of the Third Infantry Division, Fort Stewart and Hunter from the installation’s Commander, Major-General Jim Rainey, and will conclude just off-post at the new Savannah Veterans Affairs medical clinic.

On Wednesday (February 1st), the CASAs will hear presentations on cyber-security, and from the Army Corps of Engineers, ROTC, Soldier for Life program, along with other topics and discussions. The conference concludes that evening with a group dinner at Vic’s On The River in Downtown Savannah.

This is the first time that Savannah has had the opportunity to host this CASA Regional. The 2017 National CASA Conference will be held this year at Fort Bragg in June.