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March 2015 AUSA News

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Though United States and coalition airstrikes are destroying facilities and equipment controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the terrorist group ultimately will fail because the people it’s trying to control will reject its ideology...
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The Army would get a $7 billion increase in its base budget for 2016 under the Obama administration plan unveiled Feb. 2. The increase primarily goes to operations, maintenance and weapons modernization programs. The administration requests $147...
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Another round of sequestration would put the Army "on a path of accelerated and much deeper cuts to our forces while debilitating readiness and reducing modernization and manpower," Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno warned Jan. 28 in...
Becoming a software developer for the "America’s Army" video game at the U.S. Army Game Studio was an unlikely career choice for Matt Roberts, who was not a "big gamer" growing up. But after serving as a soldier in the Army, Roberts was drawn to...
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The highly-anticipated report from the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission was released on Jan. 29. The commission’s recommendations would fundamentally change military benefits, including the current retirement and health...
AUSA’s Family Readiness Directorate is dedicated to providing Army families the assistance they need to help them manage the challenges of military life. Through four pillars of support – education, information, advocacy, and outreach – AUSA Family...
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The Association of the U.S. Army returns to Huntsville, Ala., on March 31 to April 2 for its late-winter meeting called the Global Force Symposium and Exposition. "Win in a Complex World" is the theme of this AUSA professional development forum that...
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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has set policy emphasizing the importance of relationships with veteran and military service organizations – VSOs and MSOs – as well as military support nonprofits, through initiatives to give the groups access to...
When the Army began implementing defense cuts in 2011 and 2012, and drawdown operations kicked off in Iraq and Afghanistan, military leadership believed the world would require less intervention on the part of U.S. forces. "Frankly, that’s not...
The 2nd Infantry "Warrior" Division is entering a significant phase in its 100-year history. For more than 60 years, 2nd Infantry Division soldiers have stood shoulder-to-shoulder with their South Korean allies on freedom’s frontier, keeping the...
The Association of the United States Army (AUSA) has again partnered with the American Freedom Foundation to host the Warriors To The Workforce Hiring Event for veterans, in conjunction with SourceAmerica, GES, and Still Serving Veterans, to be held...
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An Army veteran is the new chairman of the Senate subcommittee overseeing Army procurement issues. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., has been selected to chair the Airland Subcommittee of the Senate Armed Services Committee. The 37-year-old Army combat...
Following the 2013 repeal of the Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule, the secretary of defense is scheduled to announce final decisions to integrate remaining closed occupations and any approved exceptions to policy on or about Jan...
A tsunami hit one of the United States’ Pacific partner nations. Communication is damaged or completely down. Water supplies have been interrupted. Power is out. The partner nation government expects many citizens will run out of food within a...
The 31st Annual Army Ten-Miler, the third largest 10-mile race in the world, is set for Oct. 11 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...