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July 2015 AUSA News

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The Army is moving to divest itself from nonessential weapons and equipment in hopes of saving billions that can be put to use paying for higher priorities, the Army vice chief of staff said May 12 at a breakfast sponsored by the Association of the...
The Army’s top commander in the Pacific launched a three-day symposium in Honolulu saying much progress has been made building new and enhanced partnerships across the Indo-Asia-Pacific theater but "significant hazards remain." Gen. Vincent Brooks,...
Gen. Mark Milley, commander of U.S. Army Forces Command, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as the new chief of staff of the Army. The announcement came during a press briefing at the Pentagon by Defense Secretary Ash Carter, May...
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Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, USA, Ret., president of the Association of the United State Army and the Army’s 32nd chief of staff, released the following statement regarding the president’s nominating Gen. Mark Milley to become the next Army chief of...
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"Building Readiness to Sustain Global Responsiveness and Regional Engagement" (Defense Report 15-2, April 2015) delineates the requirement for an Army methodology that can more efficiently and responsively project unit readiness based on leading...
Greetings from the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), our Army’s and our soldiers’ professional organization. The 2nd Annual William J. "Joe" Gainey Cup Best Scout Squad Competition kicked off with 19 scout squads at Fort Benning, Ga., in...
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The annual slog to completion of the defense authorization and appropriation legislation has begun. The House of Representatives is first out of the gate and has passed its version of the defense authorization bill and the House also has passed its...
When my daughter was in the 6th grade, she was the recipient of the Daughters of the American Revolution Award for History. In her acceptance speech, she stated: "Of course I know history; my Dad has dragged me to every battlefield that he could...
Joint and multinational military exercises and operations put a premium on U.S. soldiers quickly gaining the trust and respect of other militaries, even when there is a language barrier, a panel of senior enlisted leaders said at the Association of...
After three days of panels, exhibits and meetings between government and industry representatives, the third annual Land Power in the Pacific Symposium and Exhibition, held at the Sheraton-Waikiki Hotel in Honolulu, came to a close May 21. LANPAC is...
When the Army’s chief of staff retires this August, he said one thing he will be leaving for his successor is the unfinished business of how big the Army will be and how it will be appropriated. "I thought by now we would have had that resolved,"...
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Legislation recently approved by the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) would, if it became law, fundamentally change the current military retirement system. The Defense Authorization Bill for fiscal 2016 includes a provision that reflects the...
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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...