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AUSA News - April 2018

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US Capitol Building
Show me the money! After years of fiscal austerity, getting a huge financial boost is a good problem to have. However, trying to spend it responsibly before the end of the fiscal year is not. The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (H.R. 1892), passed by...
Togo A. West, Jr., a former secretary of the Army and secretary of veterans affairs, died of a heart attack on a cruise ship sailing between Barbados and Puerto Rico March 8. He was 75. Born in Winston-Salem, N.C., West graduated from Howard...
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. From March 1 through May 15, the Army will conduct its...
The new national defense strategy has returned focus to great power competition, and Army air and missile defense (AMD) capabilities will be critical on these future battlefields, senior leaders said at an AMD Hot Topic Institute of Land Warfare...
On April 28, the AUSA Family Readiness Directorate will once again partner with Operation Deploy Your Dress (ODYD), a 100 percent donation-based, volunteer-run, military spouse founded nonprofit organization. ODYD collects and distributes gently...
Tensions are on the rise with a resurgent Russia. Over the past decade they have mounted conventional operations in Georgia, Ukraine, and Syria. Concerns about their military are the highest since the Cold War. Can history shed any light on the...
Capitol Hill
Let’s review the timeline of significant events ahead for Capitol Hill. At midnight on March 23, the continuing resolution will expire. This is the fifth continuing resolution since the fiscal year (FY) started last October. A sixth continuing...
A nonprofit organization that advocates for the U.S. Army recently provided funding to assist patients at the domiciliary at the Eisenhower VA Medical Center with their rehabilitation program. And have a little fun too. The Henry Leavenworth Chapter...
Supporters of the National Museum of the United States Army (NMUSA) continue to purchase commemorative bricks as a lasting tribute that will be placed on the NMUSA campus. Bricks have been purchased by supporters to honor soldiers, Army units, Army...
The Association of the U.S. Army’s Fairfax-Lee Chapter saluted this year’s recipients of the George Mason University (GMU) Made a Difference awards. Brig. Gen. Robert Harter, U.S. Army Reserve and Chief Warrant Officer (CW4) Clifford Bauman, Army...
In addition to peer competitors China and Russia, North Korea and Iran are posing a rapidly evolving threat, said Lt. Gen. Jim Dickinson. To counter that threat, the U.S. must enhance its layered air and missile defense capability, said Dickinson,...
One of the Army’s current priorities is development of a maneuver system to counter short-range air defense threats such as drones, officials said Wednesday, Feb. 28. Over the past 15 years, the Army inventory of systems to defend against low-...
Medical readiness is essential to Army Reserve units’ ability to deploy and conduct their missions. “Readiness is the number one priority of the Army today, and medical readiness is the biggest feeder for overall readiness,” said Command Sgt. Maj...
The Army has awarded Medals of Heroism, the service’s highest medal for Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadets, to the three Junior ROTC students killed defending their classmates from a gunman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida on...
The 34th Annual Army Ten-Miler will be held on Sunday, Oct. 7, at 8 a.m., at the Pentagon. This year’s race will precede the Monday, Oct. 8, opening session of the Association of the U.S. Army’s Annual Meeting and Exposition at the Walter E...