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April 2014 AUSA News

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has proposed cuts in military spending that include further reductions in troop strength and force structure in every military service in the coming year as part of an effort to prioritize U.S. strategic interests in...
Balance is a key word in the Fiscal Year 2015 defense budget request, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey told Pentagon reporters Feb. 24 that the budget request he and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel previewed...
In my first year as the Chief of Staff, I published "Marching Orders" to outline my intent and priorities for sustaining our high-quality, All-Volunteer Army and to describe my guiding principles and the fundamental characteristics of the future...
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Two particularly instructive events have occurred recently that illuminate the profession of arms and its role in American life. One happened during the State of the Union speech when President Obama honored the service and sacrifice of Sgt. 1st...
Coach Michael W. Krzyzewski, legendary head basketball coach at Duke University and a long-time supporter of our men and women in uniform and their families, will receive the 2014 George Catlett Marshall Medal, the highest award presented by the Association of the United States Army.
The Army’s 30th annual Army Ten-Miler will be conducted on Sunday, Oct.12, at 8 a.m., at the Pentagon. Produced by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, the Army’s race is expected to attract military and civilian runners from around the...
Greetings to all of you from the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), our Army’s and our soldiers’ professional organization. I recently attended a meeting of the Exchange Retiree Advisory Council (ERAC) at the Army & Air Force Exchange...
Three soldiers, selected as the athletes and coach of the year for 2013, were honored and recognized at the Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium and Exposition in Huntsville, Ala. Maj. Nate Conkey, a competitive All Army world-...
U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, and neighboring countries have resulted in the longest war since Vietnam, and a large population of service members and veterans with combat related mental health issues. While policy makers and advocates...
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Details of fiscal 2015 defense budget released. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey gave reporters a preview of the president’s budget request for 2015 in a Pentagon press conference. The...
Let me start with the good news. The under-62 COLA reduction that was put into law in December has been rescinded for all personnel who entered military service before Jan. 1, 2014. That is very good news for all currently serving personnel and all...
The 2014 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition will be significantly different this year as AUSA welcomes the new Marriott Marquis as its headquarters hotel," Association officials said. Located directly across from the...
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Association of the United States Army officials announced that Amb. Ken Adelman, arms control director during the Reagan administration, has written a book titled "Reagan at Reykjavik: Forty-Eight Hours that Ended the Cold War." Adelman is offering...
A former soldier and an active duty captain teamed with two civilians to win an Olympic bronze medal in four-man bobsled for Team USA at the Sanki Sliding Center in Krasnaya, Polyana, Russia. Former U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program(WCAP)...
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The Defense Health Agency announced recently that TRICARE for Life beneficiaries are beginning to receive letters guiding them to TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or a military pharmacy for some prescriptions as part of a congressionally mandated...