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August 2012 AUSA News

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Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta cautioned Congress June 13 against dismantling the strategic framework that supports the 2013 defense budget request. Testifying along with Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, before the...
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The Department of Defense identified four units to deploy as part of the upcoming rotation of forces operating in Afghanistan. The scheduled rotation, released June 7, involves one brigade combat team with more than 3,000 personnel to rotate in late...
The Eighth Army commander said American troops in Korea will continue to play a critical role as the U.S. military shifts its focus to the Asia Pacific region. Lt. Gen. John D. Johnson talked about the growing importance of the Asia Pacific region...
The Eighth Army commander signed a historic agreement June 6 with the commander of the Republic of Korea Army formation that serves along the Korean Demilitarized Zone. During an alliance festival in Yongin, South Korea, Lt. Gen. John D. Johnson...
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We did it. The Association of the United States Army’s campaign against the Defense Department’s plan to increase or implement TRICARE fee increases was a resounding success. The Senate Armed Services Committee unanimously voted to prohibit the fee...
Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, USA, Ret., president of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), received the Andrew J. Goodpaster Award for his "distinguished career in the United States Army that concluded as the 32nd chief of staff and as a...
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AUSA’s Institute of Land Warfare (ILW) has recently released a new publication. "A New Equipping Strategy: Modernizing the U.S. Army of 2020" (Torchbearer National Security Report, June 2012) explores the new campaign that the Army has undertaken to...
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It is summer in Washington and the perennial problem of authorizing and funding our Army is in full flower. As I have reported, seemingly endlessly, defense authorization and appropriation legislation is moving forward in both houses of Congress at...
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Army Retirement Services, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1, Headquarters, Department of the Army, provides information on benefits and entitlements to active duty soldiers and families preparing for retirement and to retired soldiers and...
Command Sgt. Maj. Dan Elder, USA, Ret., a senior fellow of the Association of the United States Army and a former command sergeant major with the Army Materiel Command, has been selected to be inducted into the U.S Army’s Ordnance Corps Hall of Fame...
The men’s division winner of this year’s 16th Annual Fort Bragg Army Birthday 10-Miler averaged nearly a six-minute mile, and led the pack of more than 2,000 runners from a route that began on Longstreet Road and ended in Hedrick Stadium. Spc. David...
The Army’s top civilian and its top enlisted soldier kicked off Army birthday week June 11 by visiting Mount Vernon in Northern Virginia, and placing a wreath at the tomb of Gen. George Washington and his wife Martha. Visitors gathered at the...
On the Army’s 237th birthday the Chief of Staff toured New York City to tell the Army’s story and thanked Americans for their support of the American soldier.
Many children might say the only thing matching the excitement of a birthday celebration is the chance to kick off the party earlier than scheduled. For soldiers from the U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern, including the 21st Theater Support Command...
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The start of the school year can bring changes and new opportunities for success. For military families, new schools and new routines are part and parcel of the lifestyle. Transition can often be a positive in the development of military children,...
A former U.S. Army chief of staff thanked U.S. Soldiers in South Korea for upholding America’s commitment to security on the Korean Peninsula and stability in Northeast Asia. Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, USA, Ret., the 32nd Army chief of staff and the...
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The 2011 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition with over 30,000 attendees was arguably the best ever. But then I say that every year. The reason I say this is because it’s true. It just seems to get bigger and better every year. And, this year is...
Possible increases in TRICARE premiums and changes to military retired pay were the Army Chief of Staff’s Retiree Council’s top two concerns when the council co-chairmen, Lt. Gen. Frederick E. Vollrath, USA, Ret., and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O...
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Changes ahead for TRICARE pharmacy beneficiaries. One way or another TRICARE pharmacy fees are going to increase starting in Fiscal Year 2013. By how much they will increase in FY 2013, and how much they will increase in the out-years is the...
Army birthday week is about recognizing more than two centuries of soldiers defending freedom, and about saying thank you to those Americans who have ceaselessly supported them in the effort. The Army celebrated its 237th birthday June 14. The...
The United States Army celebrates its 237th birthday on June 14. In the spring of 1775, a group of militiamen came together from various New England colonies to confront British troops near Boston, Massachusetts. Recognizing the need for a...
Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh and the Army vice chief of staff, Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, went to Capitol Hill to share with Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii, and Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., a birthday cake in celebration of the Army’s 237th...
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Starting May 15, unemployed veterans between the ages of 35 and 60 can now apply for new benefits to cover education costs for up to one year through a joint Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Labor (DoL) program that focuses on...
On the morning of the Army’s 237th birthday, the air bordered on chilly at Arlington National Cemetery.