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January 2014 AUSA News

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The pending Army Knowledge Online (AKO) Transition will affect over 350,000 retirees and annuitants’ myPay accounts. These Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) accounts include AKO email addresses that will not function when the Army...
From the pre-dawn hours to after the sun dipped below the horizon, the Army’s finest warriors were pushed to their limits both physically and mentally during the first day of the Army’s 2013 Best Warrior Competition. The 24 soldiers, who began the...
Budget-strapped, the Army hopes to save money by shifting more of its non-core operations to commercial providers, senior Army leaders said at an Association of the United States Army Contemporary Military Forum. Encouraged by savings it has...
Greetings from the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), our Army’s and our soldiers’ professional organization. The 2013 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition was held at Fort Lee, Va., from Nov. 19 to 22. Originally scheduled for...
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The breakdown in unit trust was key in facilitating events leading up to and following the infamous Mahmudiyah killings in Iraq, Pfc. Justin Watt told a group of noncommissioned officers during a professional development forum at the Association of...
Countries throughout the Asia-Pacific region are "excited by our increased participation here," said the Army component commander for that area. "We intend to put into motion a pathway of activity [for the Army] into multiple countries for extended...
Twenty-four elite warriors converged on Fort Lee, Va., for the Best Warrior Competition in which tough challenges, both day and night, pushed their limits physically and mentally as they vied to be the best of the best. The soldiers were at Fort Lee...
Sgt. Maj. of the Army William A. Connelly, USA, Ret., from Monticello, Ga., was inducted into the Georgia Military Veterans’ Hall of Fame in Columbus, Nov. 22, as a member of the 2013 inaugural class for his extraordinary achievements and his...
The Association of the United States Army’s Council of Trustees elected Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, USA, Ret., as a new member of the Association’s council. Dunwoody was elected to AUSA’s governing body to fill the unexpired term of Hon. Valerie Baldwin...
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Yet again I must report that defense appropriations legislation remains incomplete more than two months after the beginning of the new fiscal year. The defense appropriations legislation is tied up in the current negotiations over the House and...
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AUSA on the Hill. AUSA’s vice president for education, Lt. Gen. Guy Swan, USA, Ret., and the director of government affairs, Bill Loper, represented AUSA at a military association roundtable hosted by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to discuss...
When Maj. Gen. Jefforey Smith observed ROTC training after taking over the U.S Army Cadet Command in April 2012, he was surprised it had changed little in 30 years. "The program that we have in place today is exactly the same program that I went...
In an ever-changing world, demand for United States involvement in humanitarian assistance and stability operations will increase, said a former Army chief of staff who founded the service’s Peacekeeping Institute 20 years ago. "My experience tells...
Three Land Warfare Papers published by AUSA’s Institute of Land Warfare (ILW) were selected for presentation by their authors during the Association’s 2013 Annual Meeting and Exposition this past October. "Design, Mission Command and the Network:...
As a soldier in Afghanistan, Ron Capps regularly saw the dead. For many soldiers it’s an unavoidable consequence of combat. But for Capps, in 2002 as the director of human intelligence operations, Coalition Joint Task Force 180, XVIII Airborne Corps...