August 2012 AUSA News
August 2012 AUSA News
To Congress: Don’t dismantle our strategic framework
Defense Secretary Leon E.
4 Army units will deploy to Afghanistan in 2012
The Department of Defense identified four units to deploy as part of the upcoming rotation of forces operating in Afghanistan.The scheduled rotatio
Korea, Asia Pacific region important to United States
The Eighth Army commander said American troops in Korea will continue to play a critical role as the U.S.
Pact bolsters U.S. - ROK alliance
The Eighth Army commander signed a historic agreement June 6 with the commander of the Republic of Korea Army formation that serves along the Korea
AUSA is successful – No TRICARE fee increase
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
Sullivan receives 2012 Andrew J. Goodpastor Award
Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, USA, Ret., president of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), received the Andrew J.
Army modernizes – New equipment strategy begins
AUSA’s Institute of Land Warfare (ILW) has recently released a new publication."A New Equipping Strategy: Modernizing the U.S.
House passes Defense Authorization Bill; Senate action delayed
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,
Army Retirement Services Officers
Army Retirement Services, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1, Headquarters, Department of the Army, provides information on benefits and enti
Elder named to Hall of Fame
Command Sgt. Maj.
Fort Bragg hosts 10-Miler birthday run
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
McHugh honors Gen. Washington and 3 Army soldiers
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 placi
Odierno leads Army birthday celebration in New York City
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.
Soldiers in Germany run to celebrate Army birthday
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
Students face new school transition challenges
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 p
Sullivan thanks soldiers in Korea
A former U.S. Army chief of staff thanked U.S.
Top Army recruiters will be honored at Annual Meeting
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 t
TRICARE increases top retiree council’s list
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 t
TRICARE pharmacy fees will increase in FY 2013
Changes ahead for TRICARE pharmacy beneficiaries. One way or another TRICARE pharmacy fees are going to increase starting in Fiscal Year 2013.
Twilight Tattoo recognizes and celebrates Army tradition
Army birthday week is about recognizing more than two centuries of soldiers defending freedom, and about saying thank you to those Americans who ha
U.S. Army - June 14, 1775
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
U.S. Army’s 237th birthday cake cut on Capitol Hill
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.
Veterans’ benefits and employment
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 throu
Wreath placed at Arlington honoring those who died
On the morning of the Army’s 237th birthday, the air bordered on chilly at Arlington National Cemetery.