Loading...

February 2012 AUSA News

Articles

Association of the United States Army Logo - Eagle with Shield, Torch, Olive Branch
President Barack Obama Jan. 5 announced a defense strategy he said will allow the military to defend the United States and its national interests while cutting military spending in a responsible, balanced manner. The president spoke about the...
Association of the United States Army Logo - Eagle with Shield, Torch, Olive Branch
There is much discussion in the halls of the Pentagon these days about the role of the Army, and I'd like to share with you my thoughts on the issue. Without question, 10 years of war and today's austere economic environment will have a profound...
Association of the United States Army Logo - Eagle with Shield, Torch, Olive Branch
A Message – Operation Iraqi Freedom/New Dawn The magnitude of what this nation and our soldiers have accomplished in Iraq is unprecedented. "We have never been more proud of our Army – our soldiers, civilians and our families. "You freed over twenty...
Association of the United States Army Logo - Eagle with Shield, Torch, Olive Branch
1st Session of the 112th Congress ends. To do list for Congress: Pass the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2012. Check Fund the Defense Department for the remainder of fiscal 2012. Check Permanently repeal the failed Medicare physician...
Association of the United States Army Logo - Eagle with Shield, Torch, Olive Branch
President Barack Obama signed the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act Dec. 31, while acknowledging "serious reservations" about parts of the act, particularly provisions that regulate the detention, interrogation, and prosecution of suspected...
Association of the United States Army Logo - Eagle with Shield, Torch, Olive Branch
"Echoes," the Army’s official 16-page newsletter for retired soldiers, surviving spouses, and their families, is published three times a year and mailed to more than 980,000 worldwide. Its purpose is to keep retired soldiers and family members up-to...
Association of the United States Army Logo - Eagle with Shield, Torch, Olive Branch
As U.S. forces were leaving Iraq, they moved most of their equipment and assets out of the country, but they handed off some to the Department of State to support the diplomatic and security cooperation missions. The 402nd Army Field Support Brigade...
Association of the United States Army Logo - Eagle with Shield, Torch, Olive Branch
The Army has radically scaled down its wearable, command-and-control ensemble using a device that most civilians can’t live without – the smartphone. The move is one of the most dramatic shifts in the two-decade history of the program formerly known...
Association of the United States Army Logo - Eagle with Shield, Torch, Olive Branch
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta joined Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey and other U.S. and Iraq leaders in honoring eight years of service and sacrifice as they commemorated the end of the U.S. military mission in...
Association of the United States Army Logo - Eagle with Shield, Torch, Olive Branch
The announcement by the President of the United States on Oct. 21, 2011, to move almost all U.S. troops out of Iraq by the end of 2011 elevated planning and heightened sense of time awareness that the U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC) needed in the...
Association of the United States Army Logo - Eagle with Shield, Torch, Olive Branch
After the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, drove into Kuwait on the morning of Dec. 18, soldiers from the 1st Theater Sustainment Command, Third Army, and Kuwaiti border military police closed the gate at Khabari Crossing. To keep details of the...
Association of the United States Army Logo - Eagle with Shield, Torch, Olive Branch
American forces, scheduled to be out of Iraq by the end of December, are leaving the nation in a position to sustain the long-fought peace that has been established over the past nine years, said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno at Fort...
Association of the United States Army Logo - Eagle with Shield, Torch, Olive Branch
It is an honor to introduce myself as the new AUSA Director of Family Programs. As an Army spouse of 31 years and a longtime advocate for Army families, I have had the privilege of witnessing, first-hand, the strength and fortitude Army families...
Association of the United States Army Logo - Eagle with Shield, Torch, Olive Branch
AUSA’s Institute of Land Warfare recently released two new publications. "The U.S. Army in Europe: A Pillar of America’s Defense Strategy" (Torchbearer Issue Paper, December 2011) highlights the strategic importance of Europe-based landpower to the...
Association of the United States Army Logo - Eagle with Shield, Torch, Olive Branch
President Barack Obama spoke to soldiers at Fort Bragg, N.C., Dec. 14 welcoming many back who had just returned from Iraq and lauding an end to the nine-year-long war there. The installation of some 55,000 soldiers has been a major location from...
As the Army moves into the future, it will continue to concentrate on both humanitarian assistance and building international partnerships, according to Unified Quest participants. But they said the service will also, in an era of downsizing and...
Association of the United States Army Logo - Eagle with Shield, Torch, Olive Branch
As Operation New Dawn was coming to a close, the Virginia Army National Guard left Iraq in its final convoy, Dec. 2. "We were a convoy escort team," Staff Sgt. Raymond Bunch, convoy commander, Able Troop, 2nd Squadron, 183rd Cavalry Regiment,...
Association of the United States Army Logo - Eagle with Shield, Torch, Olive Branch
After five months of engineering and production work, the U.S. Army has completed its first vehicle designed for recruiting civilian scientists. The Army unveiled the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Asset Vehicle during All-...
Association of the United States Army Logo - Eagle with Shield, Torch, Olive Branch
Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston, USA, Ret., has been unanimously elected by the Association of the United States Army’s Council of Trustees Executive Committee to serve on the Association’s Advisory Board of Directors. Preston will complete...
Association of the United States Army Logo - Eagle with Shield, Torch, Olive Branch
Maj. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho was promoted to lieutenant general and became the first nurse and first woman to become the Army's surgeon general in a ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Dec. 7. She was nominated to this position by...
Association of the United States Army Logo - Eagle with Shield, Torch, Olive Branch
A wounded warrior limped into Ryan Blanck's office at the Center for the Intrepid at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas, one day with a plea for help. The doctors at Brooke Army Medical Center had saved the service member's leg after a combat...
Association of the United States Army Logo - Eagle with Shield, Torch, Olive Branch
Soldiers recently finished evaluation of three variants of the Company Command Post Node as part of Network Integration Evaluation 12.1. The three-week evaluation, which ended Nov. 19, helped demonstrate the ability of each of the systems to deliver...