February 2011 AUSA NEWS  

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Vol. 34, No. 4

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Special Membership Report

Listed below are the articles and features of our February 2011 issue of AUSA News. Please visit the AUSA News Archive for online access to previous issues.

Civilian training


DoD program readies civilians for deployments

Civilians are going through the mobilization process and deploying to conflict zones alongside soldiers.
Fort Leonard Wood tornado damage


Family housing area is hit hardest

From preliminary reports, the tornado that hit Fort Leonard Wood did the most damage in the family housing area where 52 homes were destroyed – 35 of which were occupied by military families.

Iraqi troops training


Iraqi troops symbolize success of training center

Seen as a rite of passage among the U.S. armed forces, the Initial Entry Training graduation brings a certain enthusiasm and anxiety to the day. That same elation was captured in Al Anbar, Iraq, recently as the passing of the flag from the senior graduating class of Iraqi Army soldiers to the junior class, symbolized change and the forward movement of troop now assigned to their first units while continuing their military service.


Legislation targeted at reforming national security

Reps. Geoff Davis and Ike Skelton, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee introduced legislation to address the "human" element that to a large degree is at the heart of national security reform.
Border surveillance


National Guard boosts Border Patrol

National Guard troops deployed to the U.S. border with Mexico are boosting Border Patrol agents’ efforts, a senior Customs and Border Protection agent said in early December.