AUSA News Editorial Calendar 2009 

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AUSA NEWS, the monthly newspaper of the Association of the United States Army, is read by thousands of men and women of all ranks on active-duty, in the Army Reserve and in the National Guard. But that’s not all.

AUSA NEWS also offers an audience of more than 10,000 corporate and industry leaders, senior officials in all branches of the federal government and men and women interested in today’s and tomorrow’s Army.

No other newspaper better understands and reaches The Army than AUSA NEWS. Reaching key figures in uniform, industry, Congress, the Pentagon and the White House, AUSA NEWS offers a unique monthly insight into what service leaders are thinking, what Congress is changing and what soldiers, their families, veterans, businessmen and businesswomen are saying and doing in the world's premier landpower force. Its timely reporting on subjects of direct importance to America's Army makes AUSA NEWS must reading for all ranks in the active force, United States Army Reserve, Army National Guard and all doing business with the Army.

Topics of issues are subject to change.

To see the AUSA News Editorial Calendar for 2009 in PDF, click here.

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 AUSA NEWS Editorial Calendar 2009

January Issue

Special Report: The changing face of the Army in Europe. The Army is testing a proof of principle to be able to send to Romania and Bulgaria soldiers who will train with forces there and be set to deploy from these installations.

A Germany-based battalion was first to test the principle. In the future, brigades will test it.

February Issue

Special Report: Value of AUSA Membership. The Association of the United States Army is the single voice for the Total Army active duty, reserve components, Department of the Army civilians and retirees. By joining AUSA, members help keep The Army active, Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Department of the Army civilians, retirees, veterans and their families strong. Each member helps spread the Army¹s story and becomes a vital community ambassador for landpower.

March Issue

Special Report: The Army¹s Spending Plans. The Department of Defense has just unveiled its spending plan for the coming year. How did soldiers and their families fare in the budget? What does this budget mean for active duty and reserve components? Are vital Army programs at risk? How is the war on terrorism being addressed? Will the Army add more soldiers?

April Issue

Special Report: Army Medicine: What is happening in military health care?  What changes can Army families and retirees expect to see in the coming year? How much will the Defense Department¹s health care plan cost? Will dental care be available to retirees and their families? What have been the largest changes in mental health care for soldiers, families, especially children?

May Issue

Special Report: Guard, Reserve. Where are the United States Army Reserve and the Army National Guard going? How do they fit in the Army, new deployment schedules and Homeland Security? What are the prospects on Capitol Hill for members of the USAR and the Army Guard? Is there a four-star position in the offing for senior guardsmen and reservists.  Bonus Coverage: Congressional Report and Directory

June Issue

Special Report: NCOs. The noncommissioned officer corps is the backbone of the Army. The difference between the U.S. Army and all others is the value this nation places on educating its NCOs. It takes 20 years to grow one of these senior leaders. How does the Army do that? What are the concerns of today¹s noncommissioned officers and their families?

July Issue

Special Report: Retirees. The treatment of yesterday¹s soldiers directly affects today¹s soldiers¹ decisions to make the Army  a career. What are the key issues affecting retirees? How are key benefits TRICARE for Life, pharmacy funded?   Does consolidation with VA medical community lie ahead?  What impact will base realignment and closure have on retirees?

August Issue

Special Report: Army families. Quality-of-life and well-being issues are central to recruiting and retaining the highest caliber soldiers. What has been the impact of war on these families?  What is the Army doing to help families? How does the well-being program adapt to the changing nature of military life?

September Issue

Special Report: Department of the Army Civilians. What is the role of the Department of the Army civilians in the total force? What is the Army doing about educating the civilians in the workforce? How do these non-uniformed workers fit into the Army, its warfighting plans? What is Congress doing that will affect this important segment of the Army?

October Issue

Special Report: A Look Ahead. What¹s ahead for The Army as it transforms itself while at war? An inside look at the largest military exposition in the world, AUSA¹s Annual Meeting. Who will speak? What will be on display?  How is America¹s Army changing to meet the challenges of the future?  Bonus Coverage: How is the Army preparing its future leaders for the challenges of the 21st century. An inside look at today¹s ROTC programs.

November issue

Special Report: State of The Army. What has been the impact of the war on terrorism on soldiers in the active Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserve? Where have soldiers been deployed? How has this warfighting tempo impacted on families? What happened on quality of life issues ‹ pay, housing, activation insurance, COLAs ‹ for The Army?

December issue

Special Report: Annual Meeting. The premier landpower event coverage includes major addresses and symposia. Photo essay on Army and industry involvement.