Do not go to D.C. for OAS unless you are prepared.
If you just 'show up' as part of a 'mob', expect to be treated as a 'mob'.
First - Get educated about the mission.
Second - Join an OAS State or Regional group to plan and coordinate your tour.
Third - Get involved with your group with particular responsibilities.
Fourth - Get all your equipment ready for deployment.
Fifth - Practice and help others prepare.
Finally - Commence OAS!