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August 2013 AUSA News

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Lt. Gen. James J. Lovelace, Jr., USA, Ret., and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston, USA, Ret., the co-chairs of the Army Chief of Staff’s Retiree Council, met April 26 with Gen. Raymond T. Odierno and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler...
Expediency is rarely associated with government bureaucracy. Yet expeditious action is exactly what Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel provided after meeting at the Pentagon with representatives from veterans and military service organizations, among...
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A bright light has been shown on a problem that has lurked in the shadows of our Army for too long. The problem is sexual harassment and sexual assault, and a series of sexual assault cases across the military services has highlighted its magnitude...
Sexual assault and harassment are serious problems the Army is vigorously addressing, said the Army chief of staff, Gen. Ray Odierno. Odierno testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee, June 4, along with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs...
The Army announced June 25 that 10 brigade combat teams based in the United States are slated to be reorganized by the end of Fiscal Year 2017. In addition to the 10 brigade combat teams, known as BCTs, announced today, the Army also announced last...
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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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Nearly everyone has heard the phrase "things were different back in my day" from someone older (and as they claim, wiser) at some point in their lives. The response is triggered by everything from fashion ("What are kids wearing these days?") to pop...
The Army would like its enlisted soldiers to remain on station for at least 36 months, and career managers are aiming to see that they will, said a director from Human Resource Command. In late 2012, senior Army leaders "asked us to look for ways to...
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Defense committee chairman: Army restructure ‘Tip of the Iceberg.’ In response to the Army’s announcement that it is reducing end strength and reorganizing brigade combat teams, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Rep. Howard P. "Buck"...
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AUSA’s Institute of Land Warfare has recently released a new publication. "Déjà Vu" (Torchbearer Issue Paper, June 2013) summarizes the latest round of attacks on the military compensation system – which could have serious implications for military...
The story of World War II is one that has been told many times over by historians, authors and filmmakers. Yet, according to Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Rick Atkinson, with the proper "archival spade work" into the 17,000 tons of U.S. Army records...
The commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) recently talked with members of the Virginia Colonial Chapter of the Association of the United States Army during the chapter’s annual professional development forum in...
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Retiree dental program contract extended. The Defense Department recently announced that they have extended the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) contract through Dec. 31, 2013. Authorized by Congress in the fiscal 1997 National Defense...
Twenty eight company grade officers were honored at a Pentagon ceremony when they received the prestigious General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award. The award is presented annually to company grade officers who epitomize the values championed by...