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The Association of the U.S. Army has signed on to support a Senate bill awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to Vietnam War helicopter ambulance crews. Sponsored by Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., the bill recognizes...
Col. David A. Appling, USA, Ret., a former member of the Association of the United States Army’s Council of Trustees and a former AUSA Sixth Region president, died Dec.10. Appling, who joined AUSA in 1957 after entering the Army as a second...
The biggest problem in the Army today is soldiers who are non-deployable, and that’s having a direct impact on readiness, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey said. He said this construct is unsustainable in the complex operational environment...
Continuing resolutions, sequestration and delayed budgets cause unpredictability and undermine Army acquisition efforts, said Maj. Gen. Cedric Wins, director, force development, Headquarters, Department of the Army. Wins, speaking at a Hot Topic...
Today’s veterans who’ve served throughout the last 14 years of continuous war, "are the finest team of soldiers yet assembled on the face of this planet," Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn said. "These soldiers for life – who like all...
Maj. Gen. Nadja West was sworn in as the Army’s first African-American surgeon general Dec. 11. When she pins on her third star, West will become the Army’s first female African-American lieutenant general and the highest-ranking woman to graduate...
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is more than a large, capable terrorist organization and the U.S. Army is adjusting its tactics to defeat them, said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley during a visit to Fort Hood, Texas. In the wake of the...
The nominee for Army under secretary told a Senate committee that he believes his experiences as an Iraq War veteran and member of Congress will help him in the job. Patrick Murphy is a former Army captain and staff judge advocate who spent eight...
Reachback contracting – support to deployed Army forces from acquisition centers outside the theater – can provide a variety of advantages: fewer deployed contingency contracting officers, improved continuity of workflow, and the potential for more...
President Barack Obama’s decision to keep 9,800 American forces in Afghanistan into 2016 has resonated through the region, the commander of NATO’s Resolute Support Mission said. Army Gen. John F. Campbell said that at this time last year the United...
One of my first duties as your new AUSA Director of Government Affairs was to work with the Resolutions Committee to develop the 2016 AUSA Resolutions. After a review of the historical process for resolutions’ development, Government Affairs...
Defense Secretary Ash Carter said recently that beginning in January all military occupations and positions will be open to women, without exception. For the first time in U.S. military history, as long as they qualify and meet specific standards,...
Real success in reforming the Army’s acquisition progress requires taming a risk-adverse environment, Harry P. Hallock, the Army’s deputy assistant secretary for procurement, said at a forum sponsored by the Association of the U.S. Army. Speaking at...
One more thing. Congress’ last task before they departed town for the holidays was passage of a $1.15 trillion omnibus spending bill. The legislation includes $514 billion in basic defense spending plus $59 billion for overseas contingency...
As the Army draws down, contracting can be a force multiplier for the Army, but communication between different stakeholders needs improvement, a panel of experts said Dec. 3 at the Association of the U.S. Army’s Hot Topic forum on Army contracts. "...
Greetings from the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), our Army’s and our soldier’s professional organization. With the AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition in the rear-view mirror, the remainder of 2015 was filled with travelling to visit...
The next senior enlisted adviser to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is an Army command sergeant major who is highly respected for his involvement in joint and international operations. Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell is a 33-year veteran...
"The Army has depended on contractors for many years," said Maj. Gen. Theodore Harrison, director, operations, Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management. "Our defense industry, in and of itself, has really been a potent...
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Greetings! I am excited to write this article as your new Director of Government Affairs at AUSA National Headquarters. As an AUSA life member since 1992, it is humbling and an honor to join the team. Since I arrived at AUSA in July, your Government...
When it comes to transitioning out of the military, the only way out is through, said author and military sociologist Jacey Eckhart. "Spouses think ‘it’s not my transition, it’s my service member’s transition,’ and that’s true, but it happens to the...
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"Building Readiness for Today and Tomorrow" is the theme for the Association of the U.S. Army’s 2016 Global Force Symposium and Exposition, to be held March 15 to 17 in Huntsville, Ala. This professional development forum, held at the Von Braun...