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AUSA News August 2017

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As discussed in last month’s column, we have launched the 2017 AUSA Member Advocacy Campaign. Your participation can make a real difference. If our campaign is successful, your Army could gain an additional $13 billion to $15 billion a year. That is...
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. I spent the week of 19-23 June in El Paso, Texas, with...
In future wars with near-peer adversaries, the U.S. Army needs to be a self-sustaining force for long periods of time, a panel of experts said at AUSA’s Hot Topic forum on Army sustainment. War brings sustainable strength and mass to bear, said Maj...
AUSA Benefits Soldiers
For this month’s benefits highlight, the focus is shopping discounts. Sometimes discounts for members appear organically. I had a meeting with one of our partners, and the representative left me a pair of socks as a parting gift. How odd, I thought...
The motivation for large-scale military exercises in Europe has changed in the last year from assurance to deterrence in response to Russian posturing, the commander of U.S. Army Europe said. “That means you have to have more capability, and you...
Exercise Saber Strike 17, the annual training event led by U.S. Army Europe, kicked off with sustainment operations that laid the vital groundwork for the training exercises that would further strengthen the resolve and operational capabilities of...
Soldiers from the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT), 4th Infantry Division, hosted multinational medical evacuation training at Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, in preparation for a two-week combat training center rotation that’s part of...
In the wee hours of the night, soldiers from different NATO countries executed an integrated, synchronized, deterrence-oriented training exercise designed to improve interoperability and the combat readiness of the participating nations’ armed...
As the sun began to set on the Lithuanian countryside, the final touches were placed on the camouflage netting designed to conceal the position of the Tactical Action Center, or TAC, of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division. As...
You’ve likely called a dozen different places home. For as long as you’ve been in the military (or part of a military family), home has always been wherever the Army sent you. Civilians have no doubt marveled at your ability to pick up and go, to...
Renowned motion picture and television producer Jerry Bruckheimer was presented the Army’s Outstanding Civilian Service Award at the Association of the U.S. Army’s Greater Los Angeles Chapter’s Army Ball celebrating the service’s 242 birthday at the...
The Association of the U.S. Army held a four-day training session at its national headquarters’ Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan Conference and Events Center for 25 AUSA chapter leaders in late June. “AUSA hosts chapter leader development training to inform...
Volunteers are usually the unseen heroes, but for one Team Redstone family, the community made sure their contributions were known. The Redstone-Huntsville Chapter, Association of the U.S. Army, honored Phillis and Robert Reid as their AUSA Chapter...
Thousands of Quad-Citians dressed in red, white and blue packed themselves along 15th Avenue for the 59th annual AMVETS Fourth of July Parade. The parade, which was put on by the Rock Island Arsenal Chapter of Association of the United States Army...
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On June 16, the Fairfax-Lee Chapter of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) held its annual Scholarship Awards Luncheon at the Hilton Springfield. Twenty-one deserving applicants received $20,000 in cash scholarships ranging from $500 to...
Retired Lt. Gen. Andrew P. Chambers, who joined the Association of the U.S. Army’s national headquarters staff in 1989 as director of industry affairs following his retirement from the Army, died June 3, 2017. He was 85. Chambers, a graduate of...