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June 2013 AUSA News

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During testimony on Capitol Hill April 23, Gen. Ray Odierno, Army chief of staff, told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee that "difficult decisions" with regard to the Army budget have eliminated the possibility that soldiers who are in...
The competition is known for the grueling endurance test it provides, and this year was no different.
The Army learned the art of adaptation throughout the last 12 years of war, but is now moving into a period of innovation that will require critical investments for the force of the future. "Adaptation is driven by some emergency and arguably what...
Command Sgt. Maj. Jimmie W. Spencer, USA, Ret., has announced he will retire from the Association of the United States Army on May 15 after serving 20 years as the Association’s director of noncommissioned officer and soldier programs. Spencer...
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It was a Friday. I remember because it was exactly one week after my military retirement ceremony at Fort Bragg, N.C. I was "in processing" here at AUSA national headquarters, and although it seems like it was only yesterday – it was in fact 20...
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The administration’s budget was two months late, but given what was in it for AUSA constituents, it would have been better to not have it at all. Let’s start with the 1 percent pay raise – the smallest since 1958 and the first time since 1999 that...
A team from Fort Benning, Ga. won the 2013 David E. Granger Best Ranger Competition held at Fort Benning.
The Warrior Transition Command in Alexandria, Va., has announced the Army Team for the 2013 Warrior Games. Wounded, ill and injured soldiers and veterans trained and competed for months to be one of 50 athletes representing the Army team. Army...
The 82nd Airborne Division’s Trooper of the Year is Spc. Lawrence Anderson, and the division’s NCO of the year is Staff Sgt. Cory Schmidt.
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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...
More than 60 Army medics faced a range of obstacles meant to test their best. In teams of two from Army units across the globe, soldiers from medical fields stood against the clock and each other at the U.S. Army Best Medic Competition at Camp...
Frazier was one of 14 soldiers who faced the challenges and burdens of the fourth CASCOM Ultimate Warrior Competition.
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The president’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget was released two months late and landed with a thud on the desk of those on the Hill and those of us at the Association. In fact, unlike past years, we found very little to celebrate and a lot that we intend...
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Association of the United Sates Army officials announced April 18 that the 2014 AUSA Winter Symposium and Exposition will be held, for the first time, in Huntsville, Ala. Traditionally, this symposium is conducted with support from a featured...
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The Association of the United States Army’s Council of Trustees approved the AUSA 2013 Resolutions Committee membership at its spring meeting. Maj. Gen. Dave Kaucheck, USAR, Ret., Arizona Territorial Chapter was selected as the committee chairman...
Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas Member, House Homeland Security Committee and Veterans’ Affairs Committee As a result of Congress’ failure to reach a long-term budget agreement, federal agencies continue to struggle with deep budget cuts and employee...
Summer has officially arrived, and with the rising temperatures we also usher in the permanent change of station (PCS) season. Relocation is definitely nothing new for military families, but even after the 10th move, some things never get "easier."...
While the 38th Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event may be over, the experiences of the more than 200 service members will have a lasting impact on culinary programs across the military. With 500 judged entries, this event is a primary...
Five cavalry scouts from U.S. Army Alaska won the inaugural Gainey Cup Competition, earning the right to call themselves the best cavalry scout team in the Army. The five-day event held at Fort Benning, Ga., in early March tested the soldiers both...