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July 2011 AUSA News

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The Army chief of staff, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, addressed his plans on how he intends to develop the Army of 2020 for the nation at the Association of the United States Army’s Institute of Land Warfare (ILW) breakfast May 5 in northern Virginia. "I...
The Army will conduct an analysis of its "fundamental fighting unit," the squad, to ensure everything is being done to prepare those soldiers for the fight. ( See related story .) Secretary of the Army John McHugh and the Army chief of staff, Gen...
President Barack Obama announced his choices as chairman and vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during a White House Rose Garden ceremony May 30. Obama intends to nominate Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey as chairman and Navy Adm. James A. "Sandy...
President Barack Obama announced May 30 that he will nominate Gen. Raymond T. Odierno as the next Army chief of staff. Obama also announced he will nominate Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the Army’s current chief of staff, to be chairman of the Joint...
The Association of the United States Army (AUSA) presented Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, with its 2011 Outstanding Legislator Award at a Capitol Hill ceremony June 8. The presentations were made by Gen. Gordon R...
Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) soldiers are the military’s pre-eminent team of explosives experts – warriors who are properly trained, equipped and integrated to attack and defeat explosive and associated insurgent networks across all operational...
The Army’s new physical fitness test was administered to a group of Fort Benning, Ga., soldiers in mid-May as part of the service’s pilot program. The Army Physical Fitness School’s goal is to test 15,000 to 20,000 soldiers by September in order to...
With an eye on the Operation New Dawn drawdown that’s ongoing in Iraq, Army logisticians gave an overview of the opening stages of drawdown operations in Afghanistan. At the Association of the United States Army’s Sustainment Symposium and...
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The Association of the United States Army’s Council of Trustees elected two new members and re-elected seven members to the council at its May 16 meeting at AUSA national headquarters. Terms begin on July 1. Lt. Gen. Roger C. Schultz, USA, Ret.,...
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The Association of the United States Army and The Army Historical Foundation joined forces May 16 to co-host an event recognizing the generosity of major corporate and individual donors to the National Museum of the United States Army. Gen. Gordon R...
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After more than 60 years of working on behalf of soldiers and their families, no one knows the challenges of serving our country better than those working at AUSA. Our mission at AUSA Family Programs is to help all Army families remain strong and...
The Hero of Medicine Award was presented May 4 to the Army vice chief of staff, Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, for his efforts to help soldiers with traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress. The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of...
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The challenge for the logistics community in the near and short-term future is creating an education plan to develop leaders who are critical thinkers who see solutions that may be outside the realm of standard doctrine, according to a former Army...
Because of the Army’s global demand, "You are our dominant customer," the director of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) said in the opening session of the Association of the United States Army’s Sustainment Symposium and Exposition May 11 in...
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AUSA’s Institute of Land Warfare recently released a new National Security Watch titled – "The 2011 National Military Strategy: Resetting a Strong Foundation" (National Security Watch 11-2, May 2011) – that examines the United States’ new national...
By this summer, soldiers in Afghanistan will be riding in new Stryker armored combat vehicles that have an improved hull design to protect them from improvised explosive devices and roadside mines. Soon, soldiers in Afghanistan will begin to see 150...
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As part of the advise, train, and assist mission under Operation New Dawn, soldiers with B Troop, 6th "Saber" Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, United States Division – Center, provided traffic...
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The long march to completion of the defense authorization and appropriation legislation has begun. The Fiscal Year 2012 Defense Authorization Bill was approved by the House Armed Services Committee last week by a vote of 60-1. The bill would...
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The Council of Trustees approved the 2011 AUSA Resolutions Committee membership at its spring meeting. Command Sgt. Maj. Douglas Gibbens, USAR, Ret., Indiana Chapter, was selected as the committee chairman. Assisting Gibbens as subcommittee chairmen...
Army Ten-Miler and GEICO officials recently announced runners from around the world attending the Army Ten-Miler’s Pre-Race GEICO Pasta Dinner are in for a special event and experience. Highlighting the dinner, attendees will meet the senior...
Since June, the Army has fielded about 30 million of its new 5.56mm M855A1 "Enhanced Performance Rounds" in Afghanistan. The cartridge, sometimes called the "green bullet" because it has an environmentally-friendly copper core instead of the...
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TRICARE covers additional cervical cancer screening test. The TRICARE Management Activity announced recently that it has added coverage for an enhanced cervical cancer screening test that helps detect the presence of the human papillomavirus (HPV)...
The differences between the two bands were noticeable – the uniforms, the language, the culture. One group was all officers, the other, all enlisted personnel. But, they had a common purpose and found common ground May 16 during a joint performance...
The 2011 Army Commemorative Coins consist of a five dollar gold coin, a silver dollar, and a copper-clad half dollar that the U.S. Mint is offering during Calendar Year 2011 only. The three different commemoratives are the first and only coins in...
With more than 1 million service members on active duty in the United States, the military services, and especially the Army, are running short of a critical commodity – training grounds. The problem, intensified by the winding down of two wars, is...