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June 2012 AUSA News

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President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai signed an agreement that commits the nations to negotiating and building a strategic partnership that will frame their future relationship. Just after midnight May 2 local time, sitting at a...
A humble 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) soldier received the nation’s second-highest military honor in a ceremony April 12 at McAuliffe Hall, Fort Campbell, Ky. Sgt. Felipe Pereira is the first “Screaming Eagle” to be awarded the...
Service members train to hone their skills both on and off the battlefield throughout the year, testing their abilities to perform in different environments with various stressors. Recently, soldiers from the 28th Combat Support Hospital (CSH)...
The 29th Annual David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition, held at Fort Benning, Ga., is now complete, and for the third consecutive year a team from the United States Army Special Operations Command prevailed. Master Sgt. Kevin Foutz and Sgt. 1st...
As the summer moving season rapidly approaches, soldiers, civilians and families need to plan ahead to mitigate the stress of relocating.
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The battle’s won. The war continues. AUSA scored a huge victory when the House Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee rejected the Defense Department plan to raise/implement TRICARE fees. The members’ markup of the Fiscal Year 2013 Defense...
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AUSA’s Institute of Land Warfare has recently released a new publication. "First Army: Training for Today’s Requirements and Tomorrow’s Contingencies" (Torchbearer Issue Paper, April 2012) explores the Army’s three-star command whose core competency...
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AUSA chapters and members are encouraged to submit proposed resolutions to the 2012 AUSA Resolutions Committee for consideration. Prior to the Association’s Annual Meeting, Oct. 22-24, committee members will review the resolutions that will become...
Col. Barry Huggins, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, commander, told an audience assembled at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, his "Lancer Brigade" will defend America far from her shores and return with honor in remarks at Watkins Field. His speech...
The Army announced plans April 11 for a "Green Warrior Convoy" to demonstrate and educate the value of science and technology in Army vehicles. Katherine Hammack, the assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment, made...
The NIE Project Manager Current "Trail Boss" teams have loaded and verified equipment for more than 40 different networked systems.
In advance of the major field exercise for the Army’s new tactical communications network, engineers are putting systems through their paces.
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As a member-based organization, AUSA annually solicits proposed resolutions from its membership. Throughout the spring and summer months, individual members and chapters are invited to submit proposed resolutions aimed at enhancing the Army – its...
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In November 2011, the Army concluded its second Network Integration Evaluation (NIE.) The NIE consists of a series of semi-annual field exercises to evaluate, integrate, and mature the Army’s tactical network. During the evaluations the Army...
During a tour of the European theater, the Army chief of staff, Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, sat down for a podcast with U.S. Army Europe, and spoke at a town hall meeting at the Wiesbaden Army Airfield, Germany, where he discussed Army values and...
Soldiers recovering from Traumatic Brain Injury had the chance to see if they were ready to get "back to the fight" during simulated combat skills training held recently at the Warrior Skills Training Center, Fort Hood, Texas. They were the first...
The flashy systems may attract a lot of attention, but it is the soldiers who get the final say when it comes to evaluating new network technologies. As the Army prepares for the Network Integration Evaluation 12.2, or NIE 12.2, – an event that will...
Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 35th Armor, 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, are heavily involved in the Network Integration Evaluation 12.2, or NIE 12.2. They have trained on the Company Command Post, which is the cell from which they control...
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AUSA’s Institute of Land Warfare has released a new publication – "Third Army: Empowering Theater Responsiveness by Synchronizing Operational Maneuver" (Torchbearer Issue Paper, March 2012) – which discusses the operational drawdown from Iraq and...
The Army is preparing to field up to eight brigade combat teams (BCTs) with an advanced, integrated tactical communications network beginning early next year, senior leaders said Feb. 23 during the Association of the United States Army’s Winter...