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July 2012 AUSA News

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It’s possible the Army could be cut to 400,000 if the sequestration option spelled out in the Budget Control Act of 2011 goes into effect, the Army’s chief of staff said May 17. The Army is already planning to cut 80,000 active duty soldiers from...
Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), Wash., will soon be home to the headquarters of the 7th Infantry Division, Secretary of the Army John McHugh said recently. The two-star headquarters, which will oversee the training and readiness of five of the...
The Army recently announced that it will begin a six-month assessment on May 14 of an exception to the Direct Ground Combat Assignment Rule for female soldiers. Under Direct Ground Combat Assignment Rule, or DGCAR, six military occupational...
AUSA’s Institute of Land Warfare (ILW) has released a new publication: "U.S. Army Space Capabilities: Enabling the Force of Decisive Action" (Torchbearer National Security Report, May 2012), which explores how space assets and force structure...
In the heat of the day on March 25 at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., thousands of military personnel and civilians took part in the grueling, annual 26.2 mile Bataan Memorial Death March. This challenging team race runs along the high desert...
For the 2012 winners of the Best Sapper Competition, laying claim to the trophy was well worth the 53 hours of ticks, mosquitoes and misery they endured trudging through the woods and trails of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., in mid-April. Capt. Mike...
First Lady Michelle Obama and Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, were among those who paid tribute to wounded warrior athletes at the opening of The 2012 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., April 30. Dempsey,...
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The network of people, government and private organizations that tends to America’s wounded, injured and ill service members has achieved results over the last decade that are "absolutely remarkable," the nation’s top military officer told an...
Reduced oxygen simulated higher elevations to help Staff Sgt. Spencer Anderson as he trained for the cycling competition in Colorado at the 2012 Warrior Games. Anderson, an Army medic, is among 30 soldiers and 20 veterans representing the Army at...
He checks his recurve bow and slips the string taunt on the lower tip, loops the strung end on the outside of his foot, then slides the other end through the top. With steely nerves and the finesse of a master weaver, you’d never know he was shot...
Army athletes took six gold, five silver and seven bronze medals during the track and field events May 4 at the 2012 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs. "One of the biggest things coming from something like this both on the mental side and physical...
Army wounded warriors faced off in the third day of competition at the 2012 Warrior Games, May 3, winning three medals in the shooting competition.
The Association of the Unites States Army’s Council of Trustees elected one new member and re-elected four members to serve three-year terms beginning July 1 to the Association’s council – AUSA’s governing body. The council met May 7 at the...
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AUSA on the Hill AUSA President Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, USA, Ret., attended the Senate Army Caucus breakfast on May 17. Among the guests were Caucus co-chairs, Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii and James Inhofe, R-Okla; and Sens. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.; Scott...
"Summertime and the living is easy." This might be so for millions of Americans in the United States, but for military families, finding time to enjoy a vacation together can be challenging. With our troops home from the war in Iraq and the drawdown...
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The annual slog to completion of the defense authorization and appropriation legislation has begun. The House passed the Fiscal Year 2013 National Defense Authorization Bill last week by a vote of 299-120. The bill authorizes $554 billion for...
The Army will begin implementing a regionally-aligned force concept next year to better support combatant commanders, the service’s chief of staff announced May 16. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno made the announcement at a Pentagon press conference as he...
Warrior Games, presented by Deloitte, were created in 2010 as an introduction to Paralympic sports for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans. The competition is a springboard for many service members and veterans to continue...
On a clear Colorado day, the best Army wounded warrior athletes gathered for the first of many track and field practices for the Third Annual Warrior Games hosted by the U.S. Olympic Committee and held in late April to early May in Colorado Springs...
Soldiers competing in the Warrior Games at Colorado Springs, Colo., are members of one of the 29 Warrior Transition Units (WTU) spread across the Army. They are wounded, ill and injured soldier-athletes with prosthetics, amputations, traumatic brain...
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Army Ten-Miler and GEICO officials announced that runners 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 enlisted leadership of the Army...
The techniques of retired Staff Sgt. Jesse White and other Army archers helped them earn four silver medals in the 2012 Warrior Games at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. "I literally have a sequence of about 20 things I do every time...