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August 2014 AUSA News

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More than 20 soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division helped commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day June 6 by participating in three ceremonies at Omaha Beach, France. The historic day began at Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, on an airstrip that was one of...
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The Army Chief of Staff Retiree Council concluded its 54th meeting May 2 after advising Gen. Raymond T. Odierno and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III about the concerns of the retired community. The council’s co-chairmen, Lt. Gen. James...
The director of the Army Office of Business Transformation asked members of the Association of the U.S. Army at its 270th Institute of Land Warfare breakfast May 28 whether they thought the Army was a business. "We certainly have many of the...
Lt. Col. Charles J. Timmes was the commander of 2nd Battalion, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, when he jumped into Normandy, France, June 6, 1944, not knowing what the next 96 hours would hold for him and his soldiers...
Army senior leaders said communications technology is being developed and put into use inside the Army before the service’s vulnerability to cyber attacks has been fully evaluated. The Association of the United States Army’s Institute of Land...
The motto of the 101st Airborne Division is "Rendezvous with Destiny." In a true rendezvous with history, paratrooper veteran James "Pee Wee" Martin again took to the sky over Normandy, France, and parachuted onto the one-time battlefield, seven...
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It is summer in Washington and the perennial congressional struggle to authorize and fund our Army is proceeding. As I have reported, seemingly endlessly, defense authorization and appropriation legislation is moving forward in both houses of...
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Rep. Harold Rogers, R-Ky., chairman of the House Appropriations Committee said recently that approval of the fiscal 2015 defense spending bill by his committee was the earliest since 1974. That’s good news. Even better is the fact that it has...
Greetings from the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), our Army’s and our soldiers’ professional organization. I had the honor to accompany Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, USA, Ret., the 32nd Army chief of staff and our AUSA president, on a trip...
Military families know that with summer comes PCS season. Adding to the stress of moving for many military families, this also means taking a hit to their budgets. When working military spouses move with their service member, they are forced to...
Senior leaders and soldiers at Camp Carroll, South Korea, received a surprise visit in early June when the Association of the U.S. Army’s president, Gen. Gordon Sullivan, USA, Ret., and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston, USA, Ret., AUSA’s...
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Honor the service and sacrifice of our veterans, retirees, wounded warriors and families by preserving the highest possible quality of life, on our installations and wherever soldiers serve and live. Once a soldier, always a soldier. - General...
Military and federal employees from the National Capital Region provided volunteer support during Military Day at the annual Special Olympic summer games hosted by Special Olympics D.C., at the Catholic University in Washington. A 4 x 100 meter...