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Now that the Defense Department has released its budget, the Army’s first posture hearing will be with the Senate Armed Services Committee on March 26. However, other hearings on topics such as readiness, quality of life and threats to national...
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Plotting a Course Through a Global Fight Atlas of World War II: History’s Greatest Conflict Revealed Through Rare Wartime Maps and New Cartography. Neil Kagan and Stephen G. Hyslop. National Geographic. 256 pages. $45 By Capt. Jonathan D. Bratten In...
The Association of the U.S. Army is supporting the Honoring American Veterans in Extreme Need (HAVEN) Act (S. 679) to protect the economic security and well-being of veterans and their families who rely on disability benefits and may be experiencing...
Retired Gen. Carter F. Ham, AUSA president and CEO, and retired Sgt. Maj. of the Army Ken Preston, AUSA vice president for NCO and Soldier Programs, recently visited AUSA’s Sunshine Chapter in Orlando, Fla. Ham was the guest speaker at the chapter’s...
Operation Deploy Your Dress, the Marne Spouses Club and the Association of the U.S. Army’s Marne Chapter partnered March 7 to open a sixth boutique at Fort Stewart, Ga. More than 30 dresses and accessories were given away to DoD ID card holders...
Abolitionist, dress reformer and suffragette, Mary Edwards Walker first strode onto a battlefield with her surgeon’s bag in 1862. She was a civilian volunteer who had been denied official Union Army enlistment again and again. But three years later...
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Republicans from the House Armed Services Committee officially delivered their “views and estimates” of the president’s fiscal 2020 defense budget request to the Democratic-led House Budget Committee. In it, they argue that the Trump administration’...
Recent news from Asia and the Pacific highlight several threats the United States faces in the region: North Korea, Chinese actions in the South China Sea, terrorist groups in the Philippines, and more. The U.S. military is taking steps to counter...
Greetings from the Association of the U.S. Army, our Army’s association for education and professional development, and a major supporter of the Army’s Soldier for Life efforts. The mission of Army Emergency Relief (AER), unchanged for the last...
The World War II Airborne Demonstration Team of Frederick, Okla., came to life in 1998 to honor America’s veterans. During the war, similar demonstration parachute teams staged exhibition jumps across the country to show the public the new airborne...
The AUSA Book Program is dedicated to bringing the best of military publishing to our members. Our goal is to foster an awareness of, and appreciation for, the U.S. Army and its role in maintaining security in the modern world. To that end, the Book...
As AUSA membership has been increasing, the benefits have been expanding as well. Our newest member benefit provides an excellent professional development opportunity. All AUSA members get the current digital issue of Battle Digest for free (and 15...
“Why should Army National Guard and Army Reserve soldiers and family members join AUSA?” The Association of the U.S. Army cares about and is committed to reserve component soldiers and family members and offers them a wide variety of benefits. AUSA...
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...