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AUSA News - September 2018

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For the first time since 1978, the defense policy bill cleared Congress and was signed into law before September. The $716 billion John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 includes $616.9 billion for the Pentagon’s base...
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The name of this column, “View from the Hill,” is meant to indicate that the essay is a viewpoint, or editorial regarding activities on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The goal has been to help those outside the Capital Beltway to understand what...
To effectively recruit and retain talented personnel, particularly in the competitive cyber arena, the Army needs to change its practices and culture, according to a top talent management officer. Brig. Gen. Joseph P. McGee, who serves as director...
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This time of year, many of us are busy with back to school activities. Don’t forget your AUSA member discounts on electronics that will help with the purchase of PCs, Macs, tablets and more. Apple, Dell and HP all offer special discounts for AUSA...
“Ready Today, More Lethal Tomorrow,” is the theme of the Association of the United States Army’s 2018 Annual Meeting and Exposition, Oct.8 – 10, in Washington, D.C. The theme, focusing on the rebuilding efforts underway across the Army, will set the...
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. Everywhere I travel across the country and around the...
The Patton Veterans Project and its I WAS THERE film workshop initiative were conceived and created by filmmaker and psychologist Benjamin Patton – grandson and son of the generals George S. Patton. Having previously designed and led summer film...
On June 14, the Rhode Island Chapter held its final General Membership Meeting of the 2017–2018 Operational Year. The main purpose of the event was to award the Sgt. 1st Class Curtis Mancini and Command Sgt. Maj. Leonard Maglione Memorial...
Modernization efforts for the Army network are moving forward with plans to get after cloud-based technology and to equip a signal unit with an experimental set of network equipment this fall. “We’re postured at a really unique and exciting time...
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The Fort Belvoir Bowling Center was the center for fun recently as the Fairfax-Lee Chapter of the Association of the United States Army held its annual Celebrate the Army–Family Fun Night. Close to 150 service and family members attended this free...
Career Programs are civilian position functional groupings, aligned by position Occupational Series that provide a “life-cycle” career management structure incorporating civilian development, training and mentorship. Similar to the construct of the...