July 2014 AUSA News
July 2014 AUSA News
Pay, housing, commissaries, TRICARE must be examined
Slowing the growth of military pay and housing allowances, reducing commissary subsidies and adjusting TRICARE costs will save $31 billion over the
‘Soldier for Life’ website is new online home for Army retirees
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" – bett
Sequestration places enormous burden on our armed forces
Recently I testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee concerning the enormous burden that sequestration has imposed on our defense forces
'Panther' soldiers win 2014 Sullivan Cup best tank crew competition
The Sullivan Cup Competition pits the best tanks crews across different branches of service and nationalities against one another in a grueling, we
Campbell emphasizes logistics, sustainment critical for Future Force
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.
FY 2015 defense policy bill passes House, advances in Senate
Significant progress was made on the fiscal 2015 National Defense Authorization Act after the House passed its version, 325-98, and the full Senate
Long road ahead to final completion of key defense legislation
The annual slog to completion of the defense authorization and appropriation legislation has begun.The House Armed Services Committee has completed
Mason says logistics ‘tooth-to-tail’ ratio must involve trade-offs
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 risk
Panel discusses the importance of ‘contracting’ to support future forces
Army and industry leaders discussed the important role of contracting in support of future forces in a panel May 20 in Arlington, Va.The "Contracto
Speer tells AUSA ‘Hot Topic’ attendees: Army must prepare for audit
Getting audited is something most taxpayers admit they dread.
Via says it takes Army-industry teamwork to navigate challenges
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 g
Carl E. Marchlewicz, Army civilian, receives Award for Valor
Army civilian Carl E.
Integrated Army air and missile defense confronts asymmetric threat
AUSA’s Institute of Land Warfare (ILW) has recently released a new publication."U.S.
Military spouses, mothers honored at AUSA, Marriott Marquis brunch
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
Obama: Sky Soldier ‘embodies the courage of his generation’
Sgt. Kyle White is inducted into the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes
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 se
Ten-Miler GEICO Pasta Dinner features Army NCO leaders
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
White accepts medal to honor marine and soldiers who were killed
Former Sgt. Kyle J.
White fights to save the lives of fellow warriors during ambush
Former Army Sgt.
World-class tank crew competition promotes ‘Excellence in Armor’
Greetings from the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), our Army’s and our soldiers’ professional organization.I recently had the honor to