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AUSA News - June 2018

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Capitol Hill
The Association of the U.S. Army’s leadership recently approved the 2018 Focus Areas. The Focus Areas mark a milestone for AUSA Government Affairs and are already improving our outreach on Capitol Hill. This concise list of 10 major areas (See Page...
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As a professional development association, AUSA’s newest member benefit through edX is a perfect fit. Whether you want to launch a new career, advance your career or are simply interested in learning, take advantage of the courses available to you...
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The fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act cleared another hurdle May 10, when it passed out of the House Armed Services Committee on a 60-1 vote. The legislation: Provides a 2.6 percent pay increase, which would be the largest since 2010...
John R. Deane Jr. had a remarkable career in the U.S. Army – fighting in World War II under Gen. Terry Allen, leading a German espionage team against the Soviets in the Cold War, and serving as commander of the 82nd Airborne Division and then U.S...
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. The 4th Bi-Annual Sullivan Cup Competition took place...
Fort Lee, Va., hosted the 43rd Annual Joint Culinary Training Exercise (JCTE) in March. More than 220 military chefs from around the world competed in this six-day training exercise. I was fortunate enough to spend a couple days observing our...
More than 160 Army and Air National Guard soldiers and airmen from 45 states and two territories competed in the 41st Annual Lincoln National Guard Marathon in early May. According to the National Guard marathon coordinator, Sgt. 1st Class...
There are shooting and marksmanship competitions around the world, and then there is the annual United States Army Special Operations Command International Sniper Competition at Fort Bragg, N.C. A 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) – (1st SRG) (A...
Two soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasan,” 101st Airborne Division, proudly received the 2018 Best Sapper trophy, beating out 39 other teams from across the Army participating in the 2018 Lt. Gen. Robert B. Flowers Best Sapper...
Afour-man team from the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C., captured the Best Mortar Team Trophy during the inaugural Best Mortar Competition held at Fort Benning, Ga. The winning four-man team included Staff Sgt. James Pennington, Sgt. Ryan...
The 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) celebrated its 234 years of dedicated service to the nation at two ceremonies held May 1 at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. Attendees first witnessed an impressive ceremony in Conmy Hall celebrating the...
Digitally speaking, it’s loud out there. Cell phones, satellite signals, radars and more are making the electromagnetic spectrum a crowded and congested space. To cut through the noise and increase the speed at which electronic warfare officers (...
Two relatively new initiatives are cutting costs and reducing the time it takes to get new equipment into the hands of warfighters, said Army logisticians. The initiatives are the Defense Innovation Unit – Experimental (DIUx), a mechanism for...
Navigating the budget process for any government system must be a daunting task, let alone making any significant change, but it appears it can be done. Each year the Redstone-Huntsville Chapter of the Association of the United States Army...
The University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW) is now the first university subchapter of the Braxton Bragg Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) in North Carolina. AUSA, a nonprofit educational and professional development...