AUSA Annual Conference
Last week there were tanks, helicopters, airplanes and books all inside a glass-paned convention center as the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) hosted hundreds of defense experts and their military equipment for three days in Washington, DC. Casemate also had the pleasure of attending the Annual Meeting & Exposition where we were able to connect with journalists, authors and readers in the field.
Military men and women, foreign and domestic, came to participate in official AUSA discussions and lectures and visit the countless resources in attendance— all while making time to do some light reading! It was a delight to meet so many of our customers face to face and to hear people’s stories.
As a representative of the AUSA Book Program, Casemate showcased the AUSA-affiliated title, German Fallschirmtruppe by Karl-Heinz Golla and published by Helion & Company. The other publishers in attendance, The University Press of Kentucky and Naval Institute Press, hosted author signings as well as their own AUSA-affiliated titles.
Military History Weekend
This year’s Military History Weekend was a hit with over 20 different vendors displaying their remarkable toy soldiers and battle scenes. There was also a chance to witness the history of the Jeep with Lee Holland of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association (MVPA). All of this and more in one weekend on the outskirts of historic Williamsburg, Va.
At the show Casemate’s own Dick Camp, author of Assault from the Sky, gave two great talks describing the landings on Iwo Jima and Peleliu. Camp, a veteran of the Marine Corps, gave gripping and thorough accounts of each of these events offering a real-life view of the sand taken from the beaches for testing.
All in all, a fantastic show shared with many of our familiar readers. We hope that you enjoyed the show too! For more information and photos of the event visit www.mhwshow.com.