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July 2014 AUSA News

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Slowing the growth of military pay and housing allowances, reducing commissary subsidies and adjusting TRICARE costs will save $31 billion over the next five years and enable readiness to be maintained, senior leaders told lawmakers. "First, we are...
The Army’s "Soldier for Life" website is designed to be a new online home for retired soldiers. The Army’s web portal "Army Knowledge Online" – better known as "AKO" – has been available to retirees and family members for many years. However, the...
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Recently I testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee concerning the enormous burden that sequestration has imposed on our defense forces. I want to share some of what I said with you because I want you in the fight to end sequestration. I...
The Sullivan Cup Competition pits the best tanks crews across different branches of service and nationalities against one another in a grueling, weeklong physical and mental challenge. The payoff – to be named the best tank crew. The competition is...
Logistics innovations are needed "to match the advances that we’re trying to make with our combat forces," the Army vice chief of staff, Gen. John F. Campbell, said. If those advances are not made, "we’ll fall short of our strategic objectives,"...
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Significant progress was made on the fiscal 2015 National Defense Authorization Act after the House passed its version, 325-98, and the full Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) marked up its version. While the House bill largely rejected all of...
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The annual slog to completion of the defense authorization and appropriation legislation has begun. The House Armed Services Committee has completed its markup and the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs...
I truly understand we want the pointy end of the spear and a lot of trigger pullers … But just saying ‘reduce the tail, reduce the tail’" is a risky proposition. Lt. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, deputy chief of staff, G-4, was referring to a "tooth-to-...
Army and industry leaders discussed the important role of contracting in support of future forces in a panel May 20 in Arlington, Va. The "Contractors in Support of Force 2025" panel took place during an Army sustainment Hot Topic forum, hosted by...
Getting audited is something most taxpayers admit they dread. But those same citizens might be heartened to know that government agencies that receive their tax dollars are audited just the same, to ensure that money is properly spent. The Army and...
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We’ve been to war, continue in war, on the back of the industrial base," the Army Materiel Command’s (AMC)top leader told an influential audience gathered Tuesday, at the Association of the United States Army’s Sustainment "Hot Topic" forum. Closing...
Army civilian Carl E. Marchlewicz demonstrated selfless service when he was off the clock last year: he didn’t even think twice before running into a burning home to rescue six children. Marchlewicz was recently honored at a Pentagon ceremony with...
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AUSA’s Institute of Land Warfare (ILW) has recently released a new publication. "U.S. Army Integrated Air and Missile Defense Capabilities: Enabling Joint Force 2020 and Beyond" (Torchbearer National Security Report, May 2014) discusses the Army’s...
In honor of both Military Spouse Appreciation Day, May 9, and Mother’s Day, May 11, the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC, the district’s newest and largest hotel that opened its doors May 1, partnered with the Association of the United States Army (...
Former Sgt. Kyle Jerome White received the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony May 13, making him the sixth living Army recipient, and the 14th from all services, to earn the medal in either Iraq or Afghanistan...
The world should know about the service and sacrifice of the six service members who paid the ultimate price during the Battle of Aranas, nearly seven years ago, America’s newest Medal of Honor recipient said. Former Sgt. Kyle J. White was inducted...
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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...
Former Sgt. Kyle J. White said that when he accepts the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama May 13, he will do so in honor of the five soldiers and one marine "who gave their lives in the defense of freedom and the American way of life."...
Former Army Sgt. Kyle Jerome White received the Medal of Honor during a May 13 ceremony at the White House. The 27-year-old Seattle, Wash., native is the sixth living Army recipient of the nation’s highest military decoration for conspicuous...
Greetings from the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), our Army’s and our soldiers’ professional organization. I recently had the honor to attend the Sullivan Cup Competition at Fort Benning, Ga. Named in honor of Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan,...