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Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Elder, a senior fellow for the Association of the U.S. Army, became the first noncommissioned officer inducted into the Army Materiel Command Hall of Fame in February. At the induction ceremony at Army Materiel...
Capitol Hill
Welcome to the new Congressional year. What a start 2019 and the 116th Congress have had so far: the partial government shutdown, a funding bill along with a declared emergency to add funding to the border wall, the delay in the budget being...
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The Fairfax-Lee Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army announced its 2019 Scholarship Program in February. Every year, the chapter provides scholarships to students who are members of the chapter. Last year, the chapter awarded $16,000 to 24...
More than 30 people attended the Greater Augusta-Fort Gordon Young Professionals’ first event of 2019. The group hosted a “First-Time Home Buyer Workshop” on Jan. 10. The event sponsors, Augusta Mortgage Co. and Meybohm Real Estate, coordinated...
John Shipley, the longtime director of the Aviation and Missile Command’s Aviation Integration Directorate, and a recipient of the Joseph P. Cribbins award from the Association of the U.S. Army’s Redstone-Huntsville chapter, was inducted in the Army...
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Almost five months after the start of the fiscal year, after three continuing resolutions and one 35-day partial government shutdown, the last of the fiscal 2019 appropriations bills have been passed and signed by the president. Now the focus turns...
Greetings from the Association of the United States Army, our Army’s association for education and professional development, and a major supporter of the Army’s Soldier for Life efforts. As we begin a new year, let’s renew the discussion on why it...
Senior Army leaders, who for years have used the Association of the U.S. Army’s annual meeting as a place to hear complaints about family programs, came to AUSA again in February to announce steps they’re taking to address those problems. At a...
Logistics and the Army’s ability to sustain forces in the fight have given the U.S. a strategic advantage on the battlefield for decades. As we prepare to operate simultaneously across multiple domains—land, sea, air, space and cyberspace—the...
Those who have watched the Army’s concept for Multi-Domain Operations evolve since the fall of 2017 have experienced an odd sense of déjà vu. Thirty-seven years ago, the Army promulgated what it described as a multidimensional warfighting doctrine...
“Teka muna,” the Filipino general said. We had just exchanged pleasantries, so I started to peruse the menu at a quaint café in the quiet neighborhood of McKinley Park, away from the daily chaos of metropolitan Manila. In Tagalog, “teka muna”...
Honor is the foundation of the profession of arms. It is the unbreakable thread that holds the fabric of our Army together, tightly interlacing duty and country. This core value remains at the heart of our shared professional identity as servants to...
Tales of America’s First Armored Soldiers Pershing’s Tankers: Personal Accounts of the AEF Tank Corps in World War I. Edited by Lawrence M. Kaplan. University Press of Kentucky (An AUSA Title). 312 pages. $50 By Edward G. Lengel The officers and men...
A technology involving data transactions will fundamentally change how the U.S. military operates. It is a confusing concept, but one that should be embraced as it offers tremendous potential, specifically in logistics. It’s called blockchain...
Did you ever hear about the time that George Washington’s bodyguards planned to kill him? And how he uncovered the plan in the early days of the Revolutionary War and brought one of the soldiers to justice in the largest public execution in America...