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April 2011 AUSA News

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Career Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker, dean and executive professor at the George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, who retired as an ambassador from the United States Foreign Service in 2009, will receive the...
The Army’s 14th sergeant major of the Army was sworn in during a March 1 standing-room-only ceremony in the Pentagon. Command Sgt. Maj. Raymond F. Chandler III, a 30-year veteran, was administered the oath of office by Army Chief of Staff Gen...
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resident Barack Obama’s budget for Fiscal Year 2012 was forwarded to Capitol Hill on Feb. 14. The president is requesting $553 billion for the Defense Department’s base budget, an increase of $22 billion above the Fiscal Year 2010 appropriation. The...
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Changing the Army’s Field Manual (FM 3-0) to reflect an evolved understanding following over nine years of "persistent conflict" – in Iraq and Afghanistan – and the impact these conflicts have on how the Army operates, as Gen. Martin E. Dempsey put...
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During a ceremony held in March at the Pentagon, the 13th sergeant major of the Army, Kenneth O. Preston, passed the torch to his replacement, Raymond F. Chandler. This is in keeping with Army tradition. One great soldier steps aside and another...
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An Army Acquisition Review Board co-chairman outlined some of the board’s findings that members suggest will result in acquisition processes having a better core workforce while reducing program costs. Speaking Feb. 25 at the Association of the...
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The Army vice chief said the pyramid of information flow in combat operations has shifted so that NCOs and other enlisted soldiers are relied on to make "game-changing decisions." Speaking Feb. 23 at the Association of the United States Army’s...
The Army Nurse Corps celebrated its 110th anniversary and another chapter in its rich tradition of dedicated service on Feb. 2. The theme for this year’s celebration "Touching Lives for 110 Years" epitomizes the women and men of the Army Nurse Corps...
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Emphasizing the Association of the United Sates Army’s strong opposition to survivor benefit inequities that are contained in current law, Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, USA, Ret., AUSA president, has written members of Congress supporting their...
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Cutting health care costs: How you can help. We’ve always said that retirees through service and sacrifice have already paid enormous premiums. We believe strongly that the Defense Department must expend greater efforts on reducing health costs by...
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The Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) is an Army-wide program designed to involve soldiers, family members, retirees and DoD civilians in a process to solve and improve quality-of-life issues. AFAP was formally adopted at the first Department of the...
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Rep. Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla. Member, House Rules Committee In the spring of 2009, one of my constituents – a navy veteran with muscular dystrophy – reached out to my office in desperate need of assistance. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)...
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As often seems the case when I write this column, defense funding is in flux. This year is particularly interesting as we are dealing with funding for the remainder of 2011 as well as funding for 2012. The continuing resolution that funds the...
The longest-serving sergeant major of the Army emphasized the importance of maintaining an adaptable force during a farewell interview Feb. 7 at the Pentagon. Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston has served as the top enlisted adviser to the...
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If there’s anything to predict about the future of Army operations is that it will be unpredictable, according to Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, commander of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command and also the nominee to become the next Army chief of...
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Army Ten-Miler race officials have announced changes to the registration date and procedures for signing up to run in the 2011 race. This year, there will be a priority registration for all U.S. service members and runners who have participated in...
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As the U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC) continues on its road of transition brought on by the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission, Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, AMC commander, views the change not as series of challenges, but as opportunities to...
Three soldiers, selected as the 2015 Army athletes and coach of the year, were honored at the Association of the U.S. Army Global Force Symposium and Exposition in Huntsville, Alabama. Capt. Alexander Driscoll, a U.S. Armed Forces Cycling Team...
The goal of Army acquisition, science and technology (AST) is to provide soldiers a decisive advantage in all phases of combat, particularly in dismount where soldiers are fighting one-on-one with the enemy, according to the assistant secretary of...
Master Sgt. (P) Mark Morgan, the senior enlisted aide to Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal at the Feb. 25 morning session of the Association of the United States Army’s Winter Symposium and Exposition in Fort...