AUSA News November 2017


Gary Sinise, recipient of AUSA’s highest award for service to the nation, pledged that his dedicated contributions aren’t going to come to an end anytime soon.
Capitol Hill
The days are ticking by, but Congress is not moving closer to passing appropriations for Fiscal Year 2018.
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Formal negotiations on the fiscal 2018 defense policy bill also known as the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) are finally underway.
The winners of the U.S. Army Best Warrior Competition were announced during the Sergeant Major of the Army Awards Luncheon at the AUSA Annual Meeting.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the international situation today “is the most complex and demanding” he has seen in his four decades of service.
“We will pray for peace every day, but at the same time, the U.S. Army will prepare for war,” said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley. Adding, “No one wants war,” but the Army must maintain a laser focus on readiness. Milley delivered his...
Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush recently welcomed veterans and their service animals to their home in Kennebunkport, Maine.
Retired Gen. Carter F. Ham, president and CEO of the Association of the U. S. Army, addressed AUSA’s volunteer leadership at the Chapter Presidents Dinner.
One of the highlights of this year’s Annual Meeting was the opportunity to recognize the selection of our Army’s Best Warriors and NCO and Soldier of the Year.
In total, over 320 service members competed in the Battle Challenge during the three-day Annual Meeting.
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The Army’s top leaders reaffirmed their deep commitment to the well-being of soldiers and their families
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Spanning 20 time zones and containing 200,000 soldiers, the Army Reserve provides 78 percent of the sustainment capabilities for the Total Army.
Those interested must act soon because Nov. 11 is the application deadline for 2018 awards.
Army special operations provides a suite of invaluable tools to the nation, said Lt. Gen. Kenneth E. Tovo, who leads U.S. Army Special Operations Command.
One side of the coin is titled “Soldier’s Charge,” and shows a soldier gripping a rifle with barbed wire twines featured in the lower right-hand side.
A pair of soldiers were the top finishers as approximately 35,000 runners overcame difficult weather conditions to participate in the 33rd Annual Army-Ten Miler
Abrams cited the Army Reserve and National Guard components, along with families, for their successes in terms of readiness over the past year.