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AUSA News July 2017

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The message to lawmakers at several recent Congressional hearings focused on the fiscal 2018 defense budget was simple: Sequestration and continuing resolutions have eroded the capabilities needed to defend the nation and its interests. Defense...
I joined the Association of the United States Army as both a member and as the director of affinity programs on March 1. I love being part of AUSA. My job is to improve and expand the member benefit programs for all AUSA members, and I want to hear...
Bridging the communications gap between the retired community and the Army was the overarching message at the 2017 Chief of Staff, Army Retired Soldier Council held at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., April 23-28. The 14-member council, co-chaired...
During a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized retired Sgt. Maj. Ray A. Quinn with the Governor’s Medal of Merit. Sgt. Maj. Quinn served in the U.S. Army and Florida National Guard for 30 years. He is also the vice president...
Capitol Hill
Congress has received the president’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget request. The Army and the rest of the Department of Defense have completed their posture hearings defending the budget before the Armed Services and Defense Appropriations committees. Now...
The Eighth Army is prepared for combat operations at any time, according to its commanding general, Lt. Gen. Thomas S. Vandal. Stationed in the Asia-Pacific region, the Eighth Army is ready to assist its partner, the Republic of Korea (ROK), in any...
Imagine an enemy intent on destroying U.S. ships, say, somewhere in the Western Pacific. A novel but technologically feasible concept called multi-domain battle, or MDB, could frustrate that intent, said Gen. David G. Perkins. Perkins, commander of...
The Association of the U.S. Army’s LANPAC Symposium and Exposition in Honolulu, focused on land forces and land power in the Indo-Asian-Pacific Theater, wrapped up May 25 even as Army leaders in Washington, D.C., warned Congress that readiness...
I have to admit there is a part of me that looks forward to moving. I said, a part of me. You know, the part that likes purging, the part that enjoys a challenge, the part that likes new adventures and the part that tries turning lemons into...
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 had the opportunity to attend the 5th Annual Fort Pitt...
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Army civilians have always been a vitally important constituency in the Association of the U.S. Army. Just as the Army has begun to rely on increasing numbers of civilians, especially in leadership and management positions, so too has AUSA begun to...
The commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Regional Support Command was the guest speaker at the sixth annual Our Community Salutes recognition ceremony at the Cavaliers County Club, Newark, N.J. Maj. Gen. Troy D. Kok joined Wilmington...
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III Corps and Fort Hood Commanding General Lt. Gen. Paul Funk II recently received a hearty welcome home to the “Great Place,” Fort Hood, Texas. The Fort Hood-Central Texas Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army hosted a welcome reception for...
U.S. service members and community members honored fallen heroes at the Bronze Cross Statue Memorial Wreath Laying Ceremony at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., May 20. The monument was initially unveiled on May 14 to honor military members and...
Construction of the National Museum of the U.S. Army is well underway with a planned opening in 2019. Also in production are the more than 6,000 personalized commemorative bricks that will be laid along the Path of Remembrance leading to the...
Army Ten-Miler and General Dynamics officials announced that runners attending the Army Ten-Miler’s General Dynamics Pre-Race Pasta Dinner are in for a special event and experience. Highlighting the dinner, attendees will meet the senior enlisted...