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AUSA News November 2009 

Volume 33, Number 11

Listed below are the articles and features of our November 2009 issue of AUSA News. Please visit the  AUSA News Archive for online access to previous issues.

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Fires transformation subject of latest ILW publication

AUSA’s Institute of Land Warfare has recently published a Torchbearer National Security Report discussing the transformation of the Army’s air defense and field artillery into the Fires Force.


Army families: Strength behind the soldier

Gen. George W. Casey Jr., Army chief of staff, reaffirmed the Army’s commitment to its military families and its continuing dedication to meeting family needs of an all-volunteer force that has been engaged in eight years of persistent conflict.


Army, AUSA recognize top NCO and soldier at Annual Meeting

Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Beckman, U.S. Army Europe Command, was named NCO of the Year, and Spc. Clancey Henderson, U.S. Army Forces Command, Soldier of the Year on Oct. 5 at the 2009 Association of the United States Army’s Annual Meeting.


AUSA responds to TRICARE increases for retirees

AUSA recently learned that the Defense Department raised inpatient co-pays for retired TRICARE Standard beneficiaries by $110 per day.


Council of Trustees elects new member

Dennis Muilenburg, president and chief executive officer of Boeing Integrated Defense Systems, has replaced James F. Albaugh on the AUSA Council of Trustees.