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April 2012 AUSA News

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The Army chief of staff said the Army will attempt to provide better support to combatant commanders – the Department of Defense-level commands responsible for U.S. military interests across large areas of the globe. Now, the Army may assign units,...
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President’s budget for Fiscal Year 2013 released. At least we now know where we stand. After weeks of speculation, President Obama formally released the details of his budget request for fiscal 2013. The budget would provide $525 billion for the...
The Army announced its intent today to open six occupational specialties and more than 13,000 positions to women. These six military occupational specialties, or MOSs, were previously closed to women because they were normally co-located with direct...
New ILW Torchbearer Alert: Administration’s FY2013 Budget Proposals for TRICARE, Military Retirement AUSA’s Institute of Land Warfare has recently released a new publication. "Breaking the Faith" (Torchbearer Alert, February 2012) summarizes the...
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It’s not stuff. It’s people. It’s men and women of courage, who are willing to get up each and every day; put on their gear; get out and climb into trucks, helicopters, airplanes; get into amphibious vehicles; jump out of airplanes; and that takes...
William O. Wooldridge Aug. 12, 1922 - March 5, 2012 "Sgt. Maj. Wooldridge was a one of a kind noncommissioned officer, selected to be the first Sergeant Major of the Army because of his initiative, intelligence, experience and drive to excel. "His...
As a Theater Gateway, the 633rd is one of three Army National Guard units with the mission of processing troops into and out of theater.
Within the last two years, Arlington National Cemetery has seen much progress in correcting gravesite deficiencies, increasing customer service and instituting effective computer recordkeeping, said the Army’s inspector general. Lt. Gen. Peter...
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At this writing, the 2013 defense budget proposal is just days away from publication. However, as is always the case in Washington, much of what it contains is already on the street. Unfortunately, most of the information already available is not...
Sometimes, events do not go as foreseen. However unexpected change may be, the mission must still be fulfilled and obligations met. Despite having an earlier mission cancelled, the Indiana Army National Guard’s 76th Infantry Brigade Combat Team used...
The Agribusiness Development Team, or ADT, mission is an integral part of American counterinsurgency strategy.
Using combatives during an exercise while everybody is "in the zone" is a new way of following the vignette through to its natural conclusion.
The 824th Transportation Company, a U.S Army Reserve unit from Moorehead City, N.C., just arrived in Kuwait to start their yearlong deployment.
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After 10 years of sustained war fighting, America’s soldiers will face their next and potentially greatest battle – surviving the drawdown.
Neuman said he is optimistic this training will help his team provide real help to the Afghan population in Helmand Province when they deploy this summer.
Despite cutbacks, the Army’s Fiscal Year 2013 budget request released Feb. 14 includes a pay increase of 1.7 percent for soldiers, as well as allowance increases of 3.9 percent for housing and a 3.4 for subsistence. "The Fiscal Year 2013 [budget]...
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Do you have what it takes to design the Army Ten-Miler official race shirt? The Army Ten-Miler needs a design for its official race T-shirt. Grand Prize for the contest is a Mac Book Pro 17-inch with 2.5GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM and 256GB...
April is the Month of the Military Child. During this month, military connected organizations across the country pay tribute to our military kids – and rightfully so. There will be balloon bounces, face painting, movie previews and many activities...
The XVIII Airborne Corps commander, Lt. Gen. Frank Helmick, and Command Sgt. Maj. Earl Rice, along with subordinate division commanders and more than 100 distinguished guests attended the XVIII Airborne Corps’ Welcome Home Return Ceremony on Fort...
Army Ten-Miler race officials have announced that they will continue the two-phase registration process for the Army’s race that was introduced in 2011. Priority registration, presented by the Navy Federal Credit Union, for all U.S. service members...