February 2011 AUSA NEWS  

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Vol. 34, No. 4

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Special Membership Report

Listed below are the articles and features of our February 2011 issue of AUSA News. Please visit the AUSA News Archive for online access to previous issues.


TRADOC’s Dempsey recommended as Army chief of staff

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has recommended that President Barack Obama nominate Gen. Martin E. Dempsey to be the next Army chief of staff.


Obama signs act repealing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ law

President Barrack Obama signed the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010 into law Dec. 22 before an audience assembled at the Department of the Interior auditorium in Washington.


DoD plans ‘Don’t Ask’ law repeal implementation

The Defense Department will "move out carefully, deliberately and purposefully" to implement the repeal of the "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell law."

New Army coins


Army unveils new commemorative coins

The Army chief of staff, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., and the Army Historical Foundation executive director, Brig. Gen. Creighton W. Abrams Jr., USA, Ret., unveiled designs for three 2011 Army Commemorative Coins during the 111th Army-Navy football classic.
Iraqi troops training


Iraqi troops symbolize success of training center

Seen as a rite of passage among the U.S. armed forces, the Initial Entry Training graduation brings a certain enthusiasm and anxiety to the day. That same elation was captured in Al Anbar, Iraq, recently as the passing of the flag from the senior graduating class of Iraqi Army soldiers to the junior class, symbolized change and the forward movement of troop now assigned to their first units while continuing their military service.