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May 2011 AUSA News

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It’s up to Iraq now to be successful in their own future, said Secretary of the Army John McHugh. "The longer-term key for success is the success of the Iraqi government," McHugh said. Adding, "We’ve brought them as far as we reasonably can be...
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U.S. Army Cadet Command will celebrate its silver anniversary on June 3 at Fort Knox, Ky., with a celebration, dedication and memoriam, thereby completing the command’s recent move from Fort Monroe, Va., to this Kentucky post. All Army ROTC...
Gen. Martin E. Dempsey was confirmed by the Senate March 16, for assignment as the next Army chief of staff. He succeeds Gen. George W. Casey Jr., who retired in April after serving as the Army’s chief of staff since April 10, 2007. Dempsey is...
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"We’re going to transform the command into something different over the next few years … to keep our combat edge razor sharp," the commanding general of the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC), said. Maj. Gen. Genaro Dellarocco, commenting...
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For the first time since 1980, the Army’s physical fitness test is being overhauled. It will be replaced by both the Army Physical Readiness Test (APRT) and the Army Combat Readiness Test (ACRT). Over the next several months, the two tests will be...
It is hearing season on the Hill and when you walk the halls you must be alert because at this time of year a lot of "first timers" are wandering the halls often looking anywhere but where they are walking. Your government affairs team experienced...
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Picatinny Arsenal – Middle Forge: Chapter President Louise Bonnett and the vice president for publicity, Missy Nulk, along with chapter volunteers, participated in the packaging event at Operation Jersey Cares in Raritan, N.J. The event was the...
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AUSA meets with top House lawmakers. AUSA Director of Government Affairs Bill Loper, joined other military and veterans organizations at the Capitol to meet with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and 17 other key members of Congress to discuss...
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The Department of Defense released a nationwide survey recently to gain insight into the benefits and challenges of employing members of the guard and reserve. The Department of Defense National Survey of Employers is the department’s largest study...
Hundreds of visitors to Arlington National Cemetery filed through the Memorial Amphitheater Chapel March 15 to pay respects to America’s last "Doughboy," as an honor guard from the 3rd Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) stood watch over the flag-...
The stories are too frequent: A service member, many times a single mom, is called to serve her country and is given a short time to wind down her personal business and deploy. She makes temporary custody arrangements for her children usually with...
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Panel hears testimony on TRICARE fees. Representatives of The Military Coalition of which AUSA is a member, were invited to testify March 16 before the House Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee on the military health system and the Defense...
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Mark Your Calendar – MAY 1 In the last issue of our monthly newspaper, AUSA NEWS, and in a story that recently appeared on the AUSA Web site under "Headline News," was a very important article from the Army Ten-Miler staff at the U.S. Army Military...
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A survey was released in late March to thousands in the Army community asking them to take an introspective look at the service as a profession. Two-hundred thousand soldiers, officers, warrant officers and civilians are receiving an e-mail message...
The 2011 Army Ten-Miler T-shirt Design Contest, presented by Adobe Systems, opened March 1 and will run until June 3. There will be over $5,000 in prizes for this year’s competition. The winning graphic designer will receive an Adobe® Creative Suite...
Lt. Col. Doug Adams, USA, Ret., president of the Association of the United States Army’s PFC William K. Nakamura Chapter, has been riding a bicycle since October in an effort to honor and raise awareness of the nation’s soldiers and veterans and...
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We at AUSA Family Programs believe that the more knowledge our soldiers and their families have, the better able they are to make good choices and to address the challenges they may experience. We strive to assist them in gaining that knowledge by...