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February 2013 AUSA News

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President Barack Obama has nominated Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, currently the Army vice chief of staff, to succeed Marine Corps Gen. James N. Mattis as the next commander of U.S. Central Command, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said. Austin is...
(Editor’s note: In response to an article that appeared in the Dec. 10 edition of Army Times titled ‘Experts mull lower readiness as budget trade-off’ by Andrew Tilghman, Military Times, Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, USA, Ret., president of the...
The president of the Association of the United States Army, Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, USA, Ret., has announced the appointment of Lt. Gen. Guy Swan III, USA, Ret., as the Association’s vice president for education effective Dec. 10. Swan, who served...
While the United States has military forces in Africa, they are mostly limited to small groups who have specific, time-limited tasks. That setup, Gen. Carter F. Ham, commander, U.S. Africa Command, or AFRICOM, said is ideally suited to Africa, where...
Lt. Gen. Robert Brown, commanding general, I Corps and Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), met with more than 100 senior soldiers and civilians from I Corps, the 7th Infantry Division and brigades across the installation in early December to discuss a...
The decision by North Korea to conduct another missile launch is unfortunate and counterproductive to stability in the region, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Dec. 15. Gen. Martin E. Dempsey took a moment during his travel on his...
Many of us have made a New Year’s resolution to get out of debt and become more financially healthy. Although a wonderful goal is not always attainable, especially in today’s economic climate, we asked Brenda Linnington, director of the Better...
Leadership, innovation, technology, vision cited Defense News has published a feature article titled "100 Most Influential People: U.S. Defense," that listed Association of the United States Army officials, AUSA members and former employees, along...
Testers, soldiers, engineers and combat developers completed the fourth iteration of a series of semi-annual field exercises, called Network Integration Evaluations, at Fort Bliss, Texas, and White Sands Missile Range, N. M., just in time to get...
Initial findings from the Army’s latest Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) show steady progress toward improved, user-friendly tactical communications systems.
More than 400 veterans and military spouses headed out to the Washington Nationals baseball park in early December to talk with 87 potential employers as part of the on-going nationwide "Hiring Our Heroes" campaign. Sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of...
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At last the Fiscal Year 2013 Defense Authorization Bill conference is over and the two houses of Congress will have voted on the bill and presumably send it to the president for signature by the time you read this column. The bill includes a 1.7...
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S uccess! FY 2013 National Defense Authorization Rejects administration proposals. By the time you read this, the FY 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) should have cleared Congress and have been signed into law by the president. An AUSA...
A map has been the commander’s steadfast strategic planning tool on just about any battlefield throughout history. In recent years however, the map has evolved to embrace digital networking technology and allow commanders – regardless of their...
The Massachusetts Bay Colony was founded in 1630. More than 5,000 men, women and children made the two-month voyage to the New World. In doing so, their actions tread new ground in the country that would become the United States of America. The...
Soldiers using Nett Warrior during the Network Integration Evaluation 13.1 met with mock opposition forces (OPFOR) during a combat training engagement.
Testing networked equipment in a lab ensures functionality, but only a field evaluation with soldiers ensures it will work as designers intended in an operating environment.
Whether injured in combat or knocked unconscious on the field, service members and athletes are both at risk of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). That’s why, as part of a national effort between the U.S. Army and the National Football League, or NFL,...
Soldiers are evaluating how motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles can help the maneuverability of soldiers during reconnaissance missions.
When it was implemented Army-wide in January, the Warrior Leader Course was a little bit longer and a little bit better, said the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy commandant, Command Sgt. Maj. Rory L. Malloy. After a thorough examination of the 17-...