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The Army is moving on multiple fronts to modernize, streamline and bulk up its global information network, the vast array of command, control, communications, computer and information technology capabilities providing critical direct support to...
Fear of the return of the automatic budget cuts known as sequestration is forcing Army leaders to take interim steps that are hurting Army readiness, according to the Association of the U.S. Army. Previous funding cuts under sequestration, formally...
With troops, training and equipment taking budget precedence to ensure Army readiness, the construction and renovation of installation facilities "drop to the bottom" of the funding list, said Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for...
Expanding opportunities for creative partnerships between different Army components – Regular Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserve – and private sector entities can provide much-needed cost reductions in an uncertain budget environment,...
Larger pay raise for troops? "The department’s proposal that would continue to suppress military pay raises misses the mark," according to Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., chairman of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee during a recent hearing...
The Association of the U.S. Army held a four-day training session at its national headquarters’ new AUSA Conference and Events Center for 25 Association chapter leaders in late March. "AUSA hosts Chapter Leader Development Training to inform our...
In the very near future, soldiers will handle much of their personal financial transactions on their own, remotely, virtually, without ever getting near a unit finance office on post. "We’ll expect soldiers to take care of their financial business...
In April, all positions in the 19 series armor military occupation specialties (MOS), 11 series infantry, and the 13F forward observer specialty, were opened to women. Women who enlist for the newly-opened specialties will ship to basic combat...
The Bill Box contains a listing of bills that AUSA is currently tracking. Active Duty/Guard Reserve Issues - Veterans Issues - Retiree Issues - Health care Issues - Spouse/Family Issues - Other Issues ACTIVE DUTY/GUARD RESERVE ISSUES HOUSE ACTION H...
"In my professional judgment, given the demands on the Army, that 980,000 [soldiers] I think is, in fact, minimally sufficient. And the real question for the Congress and the Nation is: Is that the Army that we want? Do we want only a minimally-...
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The Association of the U.S. Army’s Institute of Land Warfare (ILW) has recently released a new publication. "Sustaining the All-Volunteer Force: A Readiness Multiplier" (Torchbearer Issue Paper, April 2016) discusses the indispensable role of the...
The Army is ready to launch an experiment in Total Force integration by combining selected Regular Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserve units into cohesive teams. Called Associated Units, the pilot project creates regular, guard and reserve...
Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, USA, Ret., has been named the first honorary Sergeant Major of the Army. Sullivan, the Association of the U.S. Army’s president and CEO, received the honor during an April 12 ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas. He also served as...