Vol. 34, No. 3
Listed below are the articles and features of our January 2011 issue of AUSA News. Please visit the AUSA News Archive for online access to previous issues.
President Barack Obama presented the Medal of Honor Nov. 16 to the first active duty service member in nearly 40 years.
The Army chief of staff told the Senate Armed Services Committee he would not recommend the immediate repeal of the 17-year-old law banning gays and lesbians from serving openly in the armed forces because it would increase stress on deployed combat units.
In releasing its report on the shooting at Fort Hood in November 2009, Army Secretary John McHugh said. "This tragedy caused us to take a hard look at ourselves over the last year."
The Association of the United States Army is urging Congress "to authorize and fund a force of at least 700,000 soldiers on active duty status, drawn from the active Army, the Army National Guard and Army Reserve" as a key piece of its legislative agenda for 2011.
When Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., pressed the defense secretary on why not one question was asked in the survey sent to 400,000 service members and families on whether the "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" law should be repealed, Robert Gates answered, "I think that in effect doing a referendum of the armed forces on a policy matter is a very dangerous path."
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