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AUSA News - January 2019

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Forget the win-loss records when the Army-Navy football game is played. Both teams raise their performances to a higher level when they face each other. That was the case Saturday [Dec. 8] at Lincoln Financial Field as 66,749 fans screamed and...
George H. W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, died at his home in Houston, Texas, on Nov. 30, 2018. He was 94. Bush also served four years as vice president under President Ronald Reagan; director of the Central Intelligence Agency;...
Greetings from the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), our Army’s and our soldiers’ professional organization. I recently had the honor of spending time with the Kansas City Chapter of the Association of the United States Army. Retired Maj...
It is the turning of a New Year, and my mind turns to tanks. One reason is that I often associate this time with Gen. George S. Patton, thinking of the Third Army breaking the siege of Bastogne the day after Christmas during the Battle of the Bulge...
The Defense Department’s funding bill for fiscal 2019 was among the appropriations bills signed into law before the beginning of the fiscal year Oct. 1. However, seven spending bills remain unpassed. On Dec. 5, the president signed a continuing...
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Life insurance is not interesting to most people, I know. I’m a licensed insurance agent, but it’s not something I talk about with family and friends. But, I wish I had spoken to my family to offer some unsolicited advice before my uncle died many...
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Kelli Pendleton, president and CEO of the Christian County Chamber of Commerce, has one goal she intends to accomplish during her tenure as the next president of the Association of the U.S. Army’s Fort Campbell Chapter: Increasing membership...
Beverly Lowe knew something was amiss when no one would tell her who the recipient of the 2018 Brigadier General Robert Drolet Service to Veterans Award was. As co-host of the YMCA Veterans Prayer Breakfast each November, it’s intel she is typically...
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“Readiness for Multi-Domain Operations” is the theme for the Association of the U.S. Army’s 2019 Global Force Symposium and Exposition, to be held Tuesday, March 26, to Thursday, March 28, in Huntsville, Ala. This AUSA Institute of Land Warfare...
Maj. Gen. Tom Mullikin retired from command of the South Carolina State Guard (SCSG) during a formal change-of-command ceremony on Dec. 1, at the South Carolina State House in Columbia. Mullikin relinquished command to Brig. General Leon Lott,...
Arecent study identifying 16 indicators of family readiness concluded families that reach out to other military families, or participate in installation services, are overall healthier. “The Army is working on and making good efforts in helping...
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The Association of the United States Army’s Council of Trustees nominated two additional candidates to serve as trustees and re-nominated six current members to serve on the Association’s council – AUSA’s governing body. The council met Dec. 10 at...