Latest AUSA News Issue in 2011 

12/1/2011

Austin confirmed as vice chief

Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, was confirmed by the Senate Nov. 10 to be the Army vice chief of staff succeeding Gen. Peter Chiarelli who has served in this position since August 2008.

12/1/2011

Defense budget cuts’ damage could be irreversible

Damage to the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps could be irreversible if the Budget Control Act's "sequestration" provision takes another $600 billion from the defense budget, the military service chiefs testified Nov. 2.

12/1/2011

Army Ten-Miler shadow run held at Al-Asad Air Base

More than 700 runners assembled in the desert at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, for a predawn 10-mile run here Oct. 9., to shadow the 27th Army Ten-Miler held in Washington, D.C.

12/1/2011

Cone gives ROTC cadets preview of 2020 Army

On the opening day of the Association of the United States Army’s Annual Meeting and Exposition, several hundred Army ROTC cadets received a preview of the Army they will be leading as platoon leaders from the officer responsible for forging how they will operate.

12/1/2011

Commander of U.S. Army Europe warns against return to isolationism

The commander of U.S. Army Europe called it "a dangerous strategy to revert to isolationism" as the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq wind down. Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling, speaking Oct. 9 at the Association of the United States Army’s Chapter Presidents’ Dinner, said that there are 41,000 American soldiers still assigned to Europe, compared to 213,000 during the Cold War.