AUSA News September 2010 

9/1/2010 12:00 AM 

Vol. 33, No. 11

Listed below are the articles and features of our September 2010 issue of AUSA News. Please visit the AUSA News Archive for online access to previous issues.


September cover


Special Report Cover


 September Special Report:
Army Medicine

2009 Annual Meeting


Annual Meeting emphasizes soldiers, families

The theme of AUSA's Annual Meeting will set the tone for speeches, industry and military exhibits and special presentations from senior DoD and Army leaders on subjects relating to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq – while transforming to the brigade-centric Modular Force.

Gen Mattis


CENTCOM nominee says Afghanistan is his immediate priority

Gen. James Mattis, USMC, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the July 2011 date in Afghanistan was "not a handoff of a hot potato" to leave the country, but designed to give the Afghan government and its security forces a sense of urgency in their fight against the Taliban.


AMC reorganizes while moving HQ

AMC is using its move from Fort Belvoir to Redstone Arsenal  as an opportunity to reorganize and ensure the command’s vision follows the rebalancing efforts set forth by Gen. George W. Casey Jr. and Secretary of the Army John McHugh.


DoD surveys service members over ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Noting the importance of getting the opinions of those who would be most affected by a possible repeal of the so-called "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" law that bans gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates July 8 urged service members to provide their input.
Apps for Army


‘Apps for the Army’ contest open to industry for innovative ideas

The Army’s chief information officer said the service is planning soon to take its "Apps for the Army" contest idea to industry.