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AUSA News January 2010 

Volume 34, Number 1

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



 January 2010

 Special Report: Fort Hood Shootings


Early learning will open up recruiting

Up to 75 percent of Americans between 17 and 24 are not able to enlist in the armed forces because they have not graduated from high school, have a criminal record or are physically unfit.


Families get a boost from ‘Give an Hour’

Give an Hour is working to create a template of best practices to give to communities to show them how they can help service members who have returned from Afghanistan and Iraq.


Real Warriors: Combating the stigma of seeking treatment for brain injuries

The Real Warriors Campaign is a public education initiative designed to combat the stigma associated with seeking treatment for psychological health and Traumatic Brain Injury concerns.


Reports from two battlefronts

The number of U.S. soldiers in Iraq reporting psychological problems is at its lowest since 2004, while morale among military units in Afghanistan has fallen significantly over the past two years.


New online newsletter focuses on wounded warriors, their families

The deputy under secretay of defense announced that the first edition of “Square Deal,” an e-newsletter published by the Office of Wounded Warrior Care and Transition Policy is now available online.