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March 2013 AUSA News

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Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said the greatest threat to America’s national security is fiscal uncertainty and potential shortfalls that could "hollow" out the force. Odierno spoke Jan. 24 to a packed house of Association of United States...
In order to both support secular, democratic forces and combat jihadist elements in the Middle East, the United States must retain an un-occupying, mobile land force in the region, according to Gen. John Abizaid, USA, Ret., a former commander of U.S...
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey signed a memo this Jan. 24, paving the way for more women to serve in direct combat roles and in more military occupational specialties that are now open...
Army aviation has been in the fight now for more than a decade, and as the drawdown in Afghanistan continues, commanders say it would be wise to remember the lessons learned during those years. That was the common theme of four Army aviation...
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The Association of the United States Army’s Institute of Land Warfare (ILW) has recently released a new publication. "The U.S. Army Capstone Concept: Defining the Army of 2020" (Defense Report, January 2013) presents the Army’s initiative to...
The 29th Annual Army Ten-Miler, the third largest 10-mile race in the world, is set for Oct. 20 at the Pentagon in Washington. Produced by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, the annual Army Ten-Miler features a world-class race that...
With a smaller, leaner force in the future, aviation will play a bigger and more significant role than it has over the last decade, said the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, or TRADOC, commander. Speaking Jan. 10 at the Association of the...
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Now in its 63rd year, the Association of the United States Army has been the "Voice for the Army – Support for the Soldier." AUSA has been educating the members of Congress and the general public on the critical issues that directly affect the men...
After many years at war, America soldiers and their families face new challenges driven by the fiscal issues facing our country. During these times of reduced resources the Association of the United States Army – AUSA – is there when you need us as...
AUSA’s Family Programs Directorate is dedicated to providing Army families with the assistance they need to help them manage the challenges of military life. Through four pillars of support, Education, Information, Advocacy, and Outreach, AUSA...
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If you read last month’s column, you know that the good news is that the Defense Authorization Bill for Fiscal Year 2013 was passed by both houses of Congress and in early January was signed by the president. The bad news however (which by the way...
Our Army faces substantial challenges over the next year, but I am reassured by the fact that the Association of the United States Army is working tirelessly to represent the needs of the force. AUSA’s track record speaks for itself. For nearly 63...
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This report describes the life cycle of AUSA’s grassroots work from the creation of the Association’s annual resolutions to the creation of the next set of resolutions. The resolutions are produced annually, and act as the basis for our legislative...
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Thank you, again, to each and every one of you for being here [at the 2012 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition], for all that you do each and every day on behalf of our entire Army: our soldiers, their families, our...
One year ago, I published "Marching Orders" to outline my intent and priorities for sustaining our high-quality, All-Volunteer Army.
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A new program, developed last year by the Association of the United States Army’s Institute of Land Warfare, that affords industry members with the opportunity to make brief presentations at AUSA symposia, was a "dynamic and exciting addition to the...
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The Association of the United States Army is the Army’s professional association and has, for over 63 years, provided support for soldiers and family members. I believe that every soldier – active, guard, reserve, retired, veteran – should be an...
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Nominations to serve on the Association of the United States Army’s Council of Trustees were submitted by the national nominating committee to the council for consideration at its meeting at AUSA headquarters in late January. Three serving council...
The current fiscal environment poses significant challenges for Army aviation, as well as the rest of the Army and the Defense Department, Lt. Gen. James O. Barclay III, deputy chief of staff, G-8, said. Looming budget battles, likelihood of more...
Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, Army chief of staff, and his wife, Linda, visited 2nd Infantry Division soldiers and their families at Camp Casey and Camp Hovey, Jan. 11. This two-day visit to the Korean peninsula allowed the Army’s top general to...
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Avoid, fix or delay. There will be no rest for the 113th Congress which convened on Jan 3. In their last-minute fiscal cliff deal, Congress not only failed to resolve the sequestration dilemma, they delayed it until March 1, just in time to take up...
The U.S. Army chief of staff said American soldiers will play a major role in the U.S. military’s shift to the Pacific, during a recent visit to the region in early January. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno championed the U.S. Army’s commitment to the Asia-...
Under Secretary of the Army Joseph Westphal visited Fort Shafter, Hawaii, Jan. 13-14, to meet with members of Headquarters, U.S. Army Pacific to discuss recent Army developments in the Pacific region. Westphal met with Lt. Gen. Francis Wiercinski,...
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Changes coming to TRICARE prime services areas. Defense Department health officials announced that effective Oct. 1, TRICARE Prime will no longer be available to beneficiaries living in certain areas in the United States. Prime service areas were...