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June 2011 AUSA News

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President Barack Obama thanked Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates for his service as he officially announced his intention to nominate CIA Director Leon E. Panetta to lead the Pentagon after Gates retires June 30. Obama said at the White House April...
An intelligence-driven U.S. operation in Pakistan killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden yesterday, President Barack Obama announced in a nationally televised address from the White House late May 1. "Today, at my direction, the United States...
Leader development is key to the ongoing success of the Army, said the Army’s new chief of staff during a visit April 19 with troops from United States Division – Center at Camp Liberty, Iraq. "I’m personally involved with leader development at...
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On Oct. 27, the secretary of the Army and the Army chief of staff directed the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) to conduct a comprehensive review of the Profession of Arms. (See AUSA NEWS, May issue, Page 8.) This Army-wide campaign...
"It’s truly a test of tactical, mental and technical proficiencies and these are the tools that every successful leader has to have on the battlefield," Army Secretary John McHugh said referring to the annual Best Ranger Competition. The spectators...
We face many challenges as a country, but after four years in Washington and a lifetime in business, I believe unsustainable spending habits and fiscal insolvency pose the greatest threat to our economic stability, freedom, way of life and future as...
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Despite the stress on soldiers after nearly a decade at war, the Army is doing well, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III said April 22 during the Association of the United States Army Institute for Land Warfare Installations Symposium and...
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The Army Reserve’s 103rd birthday on April 23, 2011, was celebrated when 56 reserve soldiers from all 50 states and territories gathered in the National Archives rotunda April 20 to re-enlist. Lt. Gen. Jack C. Stultz, chief of the Army Reserve,...
As part of a "right-shaping" of the force, the Army will adjust retention-control points for soldiers this fall. During his first appearance on Capitol Hill, March 30, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III discussed the Army’s temporary end-...
Since its inception the Army has prided itself on transforming everyday civilians into "Army Strong Soldiers." Now it seeks to transform its soldiers into something more: "Soldier Athletes." Faced with the intense physical demands of ongoing...
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At last I can report that legislation to fund the government for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2011 cleared Congress and was signed by President Obama on April 15. Although Defense Secretary Robert Gates had repeatedly said that cutting any more from...
The Army vice chief of staff, Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, said that the Installation Management Command (IMCOM) is "setting the standard" when it comes to reducing inefficiencies. Chiarelli, speaking at the Association of the United States Army...
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At last I can report that legislation to fund the government for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2011 cleared Congress and was signed by President Obama on April 15. Although Defense Secretary Robert Gates had repeatedly said that cutting any more from...
The Army vice chief of staff, Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, said that the Installation Management Command (IMCOM) is "setting the standard" when it comes to reducing inefficiencies. Chiarelli, speaking at the Association of the United States Army...
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AUSA’s Institute of Land Warfare recently released a new publication, "U.S. Army Energy Security Strategy and Sustainability: Vital to National Defense" (Torchbearer National Security Report, April 2011), which examines the Army’s efforts to build...
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Lockheed Martin Corp. has pledged $10 million to sponsor the National Museum of the United States Army’s Education Pavilion, a unique, state-of-the-art interactive resource center. The pavilion will feature science, technology, engineering, and...
The following story from the Army News Service pays tribute to Kyle Hoeye who was selected as Army Child of the Year. His mother, Michaelena "Mikie" Hoeye, who nominated her son for this singular honor, serves as a member of the Association of the...
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There have been many news articles published lately about two issues that are near to our hearts. These issues are unemployment rates among veterans and reserve component members and the welfare of our military families. The first issue obviously...
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As a member-based organization, AUSA annually solicits proposed resolutions from its membership. Throughout the spring and summer, individual members and chapters are invited to submit proposed resolutions aimed at enhancing the Army – its equipment...
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Against a backdrop of banners, students and a crowd of several hundred people, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., then Army chief of Staff, and other national leaders officially unveiled Project PASS at North Middle School in Radcliff, Ky., one of the first...
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AUSA on the Hill. AUSA President Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, USA, Ret., recently met with Rep. Buck McKeon, R-Calif., chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, to discuss AUSA legislative and educational activities, the role of land power in...