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A halt to the drawdown of soldiers was only one of the items AUSA cheered as the details of a negotiated annual defense policy bill were revealed. The topline for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY 2017 is $618.7 billion, including...
One of the many great things about AUSA is the innovative and independent nature of our chapters. Whether it’s the Captain Meriwether Lewis Chapter in Tacoma, Wash., or the First Militia Chapter in Northeast Florida, you can bet they are working...
Greetings from the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), our Army’s and our soldiers’ professional organization. Looking back over the past several years, we can all be proud of the combined efforts of the Army and our nation to focus on the...
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As we approach 2017, there is a slight sense of vertigo in Washington, D.C. – that odd feeling of being a little off-balance. The executive branch is transitioning, with not just the White House changing over, but thousands of political appointees...
Cameron Cruse was a frustrated military spouse when she and her Army husband found themselves deployed to rural Georgia. Armed with a freshly minted master’s degree in architecture that took her five years to earn, Cruse saw little option for her to...
Retired Col. John Miller is on a mission to see that every local man and woman who served in the armed forces during the Vietnam War era receives a commemorative pin. Miller is president of the Association of the U.S. Army’s Stonewall Jackson...
The general membership of the Central Texas-Fort Hood Chapter, Association of the U.S. Army, had the opportunity to learn about the current state and the future of Fort Hood from Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland, III Corps and Fort Hood commander, during a...
In the decades that followed World War II, the attack on Pearl Harbor had faded somewhat in the American public’s memory. The attacks of 9/11 changed all of that. “All those bad memories surged forward again,” said James C. McNaughton, who served as...
Retired Gen. Gordon Sullivan, chairman of the board of the Army Historical Foundation and former president of the Association of the U.S. Army, recently gave the keynote address at the Army Scholarship Foundation’s annual Help Our Heroes benefit...
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Top Army leaders feel readiness is improving and on track to meet the goal of 66 percent level throughout the force, but at least one military expert at an AUSA panel discussion felt too little funding and too few soldiers are making the service...
Russia remains a threat but over the next 15 years, the Asia-Pacific will be the most critical region for the U.S. military, a panel of defense policy experts said at the Association of the U.S. Army’s 2016 Annual Meeting and Exposition. “Asia is...
For the people in charge with making sure soldiers are equipped with the newest and best gear available – including uniforms, body armor, weapons, ammunition and everything else that would prove essential – making that happens, involves managing a...
Reminding an audience at the 2016 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition that the U.S. is a nation at war, the civilian chief of installations pointed out that the essential training warfighters receive takes place on...
Whether Army leadership wants to embrace social media – and there are plenty of advocates for both perspectives – it is not going away. A panel that included field grade officers and a nationally recognized author, firmly in the social media...
Wearing a short-sleeve T-shirt in the frigid cold with his face painted black and gold, the cadet joined other West Point classmates in taunting their rival midshipmen Saturday before the Army-Navy game. “We beat Temple! We beat Temple!” they belted...
Expect to talk a lot more with your supervisor or, if you are a supervisor, with your employees, as communication is key and evaluations will happen more often during the myriad personnel changes coming to Army civilians. Two panels at the Army’s...