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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.


Faces of AUSA: NCOs

Profiles on Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony J. Williams, USA, Ret., and Command Sgt. Maj. Russel Anderson, USA, Ret.


All U.S. armed services reach recruiting goals

The Defense Department reported that for the first time in the history of the All-Volunteer Force all components met their recruiting numbers and quality goals.


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.