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AUSA News October 2017

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Capitol Hill
While we have temporarily “dodged the bullet” of a government shutdown, a potential Congressional meltdown in December could dangerous consequences for defense.
Recently 110 helicopters headed out of Fort Rucker, Ala., to avoid storm damage that might come from Hurricane Irma, said Maj. Gen. Bill Gayler. Gayler, who serves as commander of the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence, spoke at the Association...
Greetings from the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), our Army’s and our soldiers’ professional organization. One of the highlights of this year’s Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition was the opportunity to...
They are first sergeants who put their soldiers and their soldiers’ families first. Three first sergeants were recognized for their leadership at an annual Association of the U.S. Army’s Redstone-Huntsville Chapter luncheon at the Jackson Center...
The U.S. Army’s aviation force is working on improvements to sustainment and maintenance, but will respond immediately when the call to action comes.
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In the June 2016 issue of ARMY magazine, we provided an update on how the senior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program (SROTC) has changed from what many who are reading this article experienced when they were a college student in ROTC. We...
As a cadet I am participating in the largest multinational exercise in history in Europe with the “Victory Medics” of 30th Medical Brigade. Typically during Cadet Troop Leadership Training, cadets shadow a platoon leader. However, I was given the...
Seven Reserve Officers’ Training Corps’ alumni were honored as they were inducted into U.S. Army Cadet Command’s ROTC National Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the Sabre and Quill, Fort Knox, Ky. The inductees were: Maj. Gen. (Ret.) William F. Dean...
After three days of competitions among Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) cadets from across the world, two Army JROTC teams were named the victors in their respective categories during the JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl (JLAB),...
The Association of the U.S. Army has announced that this year’s recipients of the AUSA Volunteer Family of the Year Award, that acknowledges outstanding efforts to promote the well-being of soldiers and families, is presented to Sgt. 1st Class Eryn...
With the launch of the new Blended Retirement System, service members may wonder how to compare their retirement benefits with the existing legacy system. To help with this, the Defense Department has launched a comparison calculator for eligible...
The National Archives will open a new exhibition, Remembering Vietnam: Twelve Critical Episodes in the Vietnam War, Nov. 10, 2017. The exhibit examines 12 critical episodes in the Vietnam War providing a framework for understanding the decisions...
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Once one of the best small AUSA chapters, the Charleston Chapter has been reorganized and revitalized. The new chapter president is retired Lt. Col. W. Larry Dandridge, who led the chapter to best small chapter status nearly eight years ago...