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Gen. David G. Perkins, commander, Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC); Gen. Gustave F. Perna, commander, Army Materiel Command (AMC); Steffanie B. Easter, acting Army assistant secretary for acquisition, logistics and technology (ASA-ALT);...
As ballistic missile threats to the U.S. increase in quantity and quality, steps must be taken to ensure the Army and the joint force remain able to counter adversaries at home and abroad. “The Army air and missile defense (AMD) force is a key...
A major obstacle to improving Army readiness is the inability of units to have everyone on their rosters ready to deploy together, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey says. A large part of that problem is simply that so many soldiers are detailed to...
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Nominations to serve on the Association of the United States Army’s Council of Trustees were submitted by the national nominating committee to the Council of Trustees for consideration at its meeting in late January. Three serving council members,...
AUSA will challenge attendees at the Global Force Symposium and Exposition to think “healthy habits” by inviting them to participate in the Health and Wellness Walking Challenge, March 13–15 at the Van Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala. This inaugural...
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Since my last column there has been absolutely no news to report or to reflect on. Capitol Hill and the White House have been absolutely quiet, harmonious and predictable. Saturday Night Live is having challenges coming up with any material to...
AUSA’s Arsenal of Democracy Chapter hosted a Cigar Night recently at the Jenuwine Cigar Lounge, Sterling Heights, Mich. This event was a networking social for AUSA members and non-members who are part of the military and defense manufacturing...
Members of the Association of the United States Army affirmed their support for members of the National Guard and Reserve in a meeting in Dothan, Ala., on Jan. 19. Jim Muskopf, president of AUSA’s Fort Rucker-Wiregrass Chapter, hosted a Kick-Off...
Thank you to all of you who support the Association of the United States Army through your membership and participation. Why join AUSA? We think there are many reasons, but we also think that each person likely joins for a different one. For me, a...
What is the value of being a member of the Association of the United States Army and what do I or my soldiers get from becoming a member?
“Why should Army National Guard and Army Reserve soldiers and family members join AUSA?” The Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) cares about and is committed to reserve component (RC) soldiers and family members and offers them a wide variety of...
AUSA Family Readiness continued its focus on outreach to Army families by providing 12 Military Family Forums in 2016. Reaching out to Army families at the local level allowed us to address issues and concerns specific to the communities’ families...
Association of the U.S. Army chapters have been hosting a variety of meetings, events and forums as a way to engage with their members and the local communities in their area. Here are some examples: Lt. Gen. Patricia McQuistion, USA, Ret., AUSA...
American soldiers and veterans have made tremendous sacrifices for each of us, and continue to put themselves in harm’s way whenever, wherever they are asked. It is nice to know that there are local organizations that support our heroes when they...
Of the 3,498 service members who have received the Medal of Honor throughout U.S. history, only 88 have been black. In recognition of Black History Month, we're sharing the stories of the brave men who so gallantly risked and gave their lives for...
The Army must begin aggressively restructuring, reorganizing and modernizing to meet the challenges posed by near-peer adversaries such as Russia and China, said Maj. Gen. William C. Hix, director of strategy, plans and policy, deputy chief of staff...
The future of networked mission command faces a number of challenges, chief among them being a current reliance on a variety of different networks – all with their own specialties, systems, and communications methods. That was the consensus at the...
On a snow-covered golf course in Bend, Ore., Spc. Leonard Korir outkicked former Army Reservist Stanley Kebenei to the finish line to win the U.S. cross country title, a first for an Army runner. Korir, who placed 14th in the 10k at the Rio Olympics...
The top U.S. general in South Korea warns the world has entered the “second age” of ballistic missile proliferation. “This has made for a much more dangerous world,” said Army Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, commander of U.N. Command/Combined Forces Korea...