December 2010 AUSA NEWS 

December AUSA News cover

Vol. 34, No. 2

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

Geren receives medal

12/1/2010

Geren receives Marshall Medal

Former Secretary of the Army Pete Geren quoted Gen. George Catlett Marshall in accepting the Association of the United States Army’s highest award – the George Catlett Marshall Medal – named for the soldier-statesman, "We’re going to take care of the troops, first last and all the time."

2010 Kerwin Awards

12/1/2010

Kerwin awards presented to Army guard and reserve units

The Association of the United States Army, in conjunction with the National Guard Association of the United States and the Reserve Officers Association, presented the annual Walter T. Kerwin Jr. Award to units from the Army National Guard and the Army Reserve.
Taliban fight

12/1/2010

‘Slow and steady,’ but progress is being made in Afghanistan

Calling the progress in Afghanistan "slow and steady," Brig. Gen. John Nicholson, director of the Joint Staff Afghanistan Pakistan Coordination Cell, said spikes of violence are to be expected in areas where the Taliban and other insurgents haven’t been completely cleared of in the past.

Chinook relief mission

12/1/2010

Army aims to speed, streamline acquisition

The Army is attempting to speed up and streamline its acquisition processes to allow for more effective modernization of the force, senior leaders told an Institute of Land Warfare Contemporary Military Forum at the AUSA Annual Meeting.

Ground breaking

12/1/2010

Construction begins for new hotel across from Wash. Convention Center

AUSA President Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, USA, Ret., joined other dignitaries to address and break ground at a ceremony that signaled the construction of the Washington Marriott Marquis Hotel.