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January 2015 AUSA News

AUSA News provides coverage of AUSA events, insights into the Association’s activities on Capitol Hill, articles about AUSA programs and activities.

Articles

Some have questioned the dedication of the millennial generation to live up to the ideals of the so-called "greatest generation" of World War II veterans, said the Army chief of staff. But over the last 14 years of war, Gen. Ray Odierno said he’s...
Japan will "drastically" reform its ground forces into a much more mobile entity capable of defending that nation’s remotest islands. As it stands right now, the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force – as the country’s post-war army is known – is the...
President Barack Obama named Dr. Ashton B. Carter as his choice to become the 25th secretary of defense on Dec. 5. In one way or another, Obama said at the White House ceremony, Carter has served 11 secretaries of defense. "He’s an innovator who...
Greetings to all of you from the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), our Army’s and our soldiers’ professional organization. The AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition in October provided the Army leadership and our attendees with an...
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has directed a policy change in new paycheck allotments to prevent unscrupulous commercial lenders from taking advantage of troops and their families, Pentagon officials announced Dec. 4. According to a Defense...
Soldiers of the 1st Cavalry Division and later replacement units will rotate to locations in Eastern Europe through the end of next year as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, and those rotations could continue even longer into the foreseeable...
The Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade selected 31 female soldiers to serve as observers and advisers for a potential Ranger Course Assessment that would begin this spring. The observer/advisers include 11 officers and 20 noncommissioned officers...
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The U.S. Army Cadet Command, headquartered at Fort Knox, Ky., has named the top 10 Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadets on its FY 2015 national Order of Merit List (OML). The OML ranks all Army ROTC seniors across the nation, with the...
Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, the commanding general of U.S. Army Pacific, met with troops and senior leaders recently at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) to discuss the Army’s strategic vision for the Pacific and how I Corps units will be part of the Army...
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The Association of the United States Army will hold a one day Hot Topic forum titled "Army Aviation: Fully Committed in a Complex World to Winning Today, Tomorrow and in the Future," on Jan. 29 at the Crystal City Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va...
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Brig. Gen. William L. Lemnitzer, USA, Ret., died Nov. 27 at his home in Arlington, Va. He was 85. A 1951 an honors graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he was born, Lemnitzer also received a Master’s degree in...
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Every December it seems like I report that defense appropriations legislation remains incomplete more than two months after the beginning of the new fiscal year. This year was no different. The defense appropriations legislation was tied up in the...
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By the time AUSA NEWS goes to press, the 113th Congress will be history. Before they left town, however, they did manage to pass the defense authorization and appropriations bills. This is very good news for the Department of Defense. There were no...
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Army children are at a slightly higher risk for mental disorders, but they’re also incredibly resilient, say mental health and education experts. As children and teens continue to cope with the fallout of frequent moves, uncertainty, and parents who...
Following a direct hit from a mock category 2 hurricane, the Army demonstrated new solutions that for the first time enable the National Guard to communicate with civilian emergency managers over the military network. When the Army National Guard...
Empowerment is a two-way street between subordinates and supervisors, said Gen. David Perkins, U.S Army Training and Doctrine Command commanding general, during the Association of the United States Army’s Annual Meeting and Exposition. Perkins was...
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A delegation of Ukrainian army veterans seeking U.S. support for their fight against Russian-backed separatists met with leaders of the Association of the U.S. Army at its national headquarters in Arlington, Va. A regimental commander and two...
After weeks of preparation, the main body elements of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command headquarters, 7th Civil Support Command, the 30th Medical Brigade and the 16th Sustainment Brigade, deployed to Dakar, Senegal, in support of Operation United...
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The Association of the United States Army wants to hear your opinion on current topics and issues facing our Army and national defense. The AUSA Firing Line offers you the opportunity to answer weekly survey questions that are important to all of us...