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As we head into the 2017 legislative cycle, here’s a recap of a very busy 2016. Through meetings with key lawmakers and Pentagon leadership, AUSA successfully and tirelessly advocated for goals important to the Army and our members. AUSA’s message...
Greetings from the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), our Army’s and our soldiers’ professional organization. This year we celebrate the 100th anniversary of America’s involvement in the First World War (WWI), known at that time as the...
Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley says the Army is making significant strides in improving readiness, but there is considerably more to be done. “Readiness was our priority last year, that’s our priority this year and by necessity, that needs...
New personnel and career management policies are needed to help the Army continue to effectively build and shape its cyber force, the former chief of U.S. Army Cyber Command said. “We must not only recognize the fundamental changes that cyberspace...
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Dear Editor: As the son of a Pearl Harbor survivor, I found David Vergun’s article on Remembering Pearl Harbor in the January AUSA News of great interest. (“Pearl Harbor attack: 75 years ago, 2,403 Americans killed,” by David Vergun, Army News...
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As we begin 2017, your AUSA Government Affairs team is getting our exercise on Capitol Hill. We visited the offices of every new member of Congress, including 55 new members of the House of Representatives and seven new members of the Senate. We...
Army life has its challenges. While being a soldier brings valuable skills, camaraderie and positive life experiences, it also requires frequent moves, significant stress and long separations from family. If you’ve recently returned from deployment...
“Always ready, always there.” For 380 years, the National Guard has embodied its motto, protecting the people of America even before the states united into one country. The guard celebrated its history Dec. 13 with a 380th birthday breakfast at the...
The first armored multi-purpose vehicle (AMPV) has rolled off the production line in York, Pa. The AMPV will replace the Army’s aging M113 family of vehicles that today make up 32 percent of the armored brigade combat team vehicle fleet, said Col...
“I am proud to have such an incredibly accomplished and selfless individual as Vincent Viola,” then-President-elect Donald Trump said in a statement posted on his transition website naming Viola as his nominee for Secretary of the Army. Adding, “...
Formed in 1917 for entry into World War I, the 82nd Airborne Division is one of the most celebrated units in the U.S. Army. Next year, the All American Division will celebrate a century of service to the nation. To commemorate its centennial, the...
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, along with former Defense Secretary and Vietnam veteran Chuck Hagel, provided remarks before cutting the ribbon and officially opening a corridor in the Pentagon honoring Vietnam veterans and their families. The...
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The Association of the U.S. Army is beginning 2017 with some staff changes and a new set of challenges. AUSA President and CEO Gen. Carter Ham, USA, Ret., has set a goal of 100,000 members by the end of 2017 and the newly-designated Membership...
The Association of the U.S. Army’s Major Samuel Woodfill Chapter donated $20,000 in gift cards to the Cincinnati and Dayton Veterans Administration Hospitals as part of the chapter’s ongoing Operation Christmas Cheer program. Retired Command Sgt...
The day before Jaelan Phillips played in the Army All-American Bowl, where he would be watched by millions, the college football prospect took part in a low-key ceremony. The star defensive lineman, who plans to bring his tackling prowess to UCLA in...