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August 2016 AUSA News

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Keeping a technological edge over adversaries requires the Army to cut the length of time it takes to get new weapons and equipment into the hands of soldiers, according to a top Army acquisition official. “If it takes eight to 10 years to build a...
After two months on the job, Secretary of the Army Eric K. Fanning said a key part of his position is making the Army seem more than numbers. That’s an easy case to make, Fanning said at a June 28 breakfast hosted by the Association of the U.S. Army...
The highest award of the Association of the U.S. Army, the George Catlett Marshall Medal, will be presented this October to retired Army Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan
Chapters are the backbone of the Association of the United States Army. They donate their time, skills and money to support soldiers, civilians and families, educate their communities about the importance of the Army, and attract individuals and...
Five Army chiefs of staff – the current and four former chiefs – were present June 17 for a reception marking the departure of the Association of the U.S. Army’s president and CEO. The event, held in AUSA’s Conference and Event Center in Arlington,...
Capitol Hill
On July 1 at AUSA headquarters we welcomed our new president and CEO, retired Gen. Carter Ham. He has already been to Capitol Hill to make sure the chairmen and ranking members of key committees hear AUSA’s voice on the issues which are critical to...
In his first week as president and CEO of the Association of the U.S. Army, retired Gen. Carter F. Ham told the House Armed Services Committee that the Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986 has had an “overall...
The Family Readiness Directorate of the Association of the U.S. Army has four free events planned in August and September aimed at Army families. On Aug. 17 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, a half-day forum is planned about living with a soldier who...
Funeral services were held July 7 in Shreveport, La., for retired Louisiana National Guard Maj. Gen. Ansel Martin ‘Buddy’ Stroud Jr., who died July 1. The 89-year-old general had a military career spanning more than 53 years, and close ties with the...
Greetings from the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), our Army’s association for education and professional development, and a major supporter of the Army’s Soldier for Life efforts. On June 17, at Fort Bliss, Texas, Class 66, with 476...
US Capitol Building
Now that both the House and Senate have passed their respective fiscal 2017 defense authorization bills, the next step is to reconcile the differences between the two versions. However, since Congress is out on an extended summer recess, a final...
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The Association of the U.S. Army has a new Resolutions Committee. Five volunteers have accepted the nomination for a three-year term on the revised committee. The members are: „ Col. Robert Mentell, USA, Ret. „ Col. Michael Plummer, USA, Ret. „ Maj...
Retired Army Col. David Beckner, a former president of the Association of the U.S. Army’s Stuttgart Chapter and the Association’s European Region, passed away on June 14 at the Katherine Hospital in Stuttgart, Germany. He was 88. Gen. Carter F. Ham...