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November 2013 AUSA News

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The Army chief of staff told lawmakers if they don’t mitigate reductions under the Budget Control Act, 85 percent of brigade combat teams would be ill-prepared for contingency requirements by the end of Fiscal Year 2014. Gen. Ray Odierno was blunt,...
With the military’s financial future unclear, officials must step to the fore and lead, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in Arlington, Va., Sept, 12. Speaking at the Association of the United States Army’s Gen. Bernard W. Rogers...
Dr. Robert M. Gates, a former secretary of defense and director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and the current chancellor of the College of William and Mary, will receive the 2013 George Catlett Marshall Medal, the highest award presented by...
Greetings from the Association of the United States Army – our Army’s and our soldiers’ professional organization. Everyone who attends the Association of the United States Army’s Annual Meeting and Exposition’s opening ceremony on Monday, Oct. 21,...
The narrow streets of Kathmandu, Nepal, are rarely quiet. The city’s 2 million residents move constantly through a maze of buildings, weaving through traffic and trekking over mounds of concrete rubble that permanently reside in front of busy shops...
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No way to do business. As this goes to press, the train of irresponsibility went speeding down the track and hit the wall. With no time to spare, the House approved a series of continuing resolutions (CR) they knew didn’t stand a chance of passing...
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The General Creighton W. Abrams Medal for exceptional service to the United States Army is awarded to Gen. Louis C. Wagner Jr., USA, Ret. Wagner served more than 35 years in the United States Army before retiring in 1989. Upon graduating from West...
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Staff Sgt. Ty M. Carter, Medal of Honor recipient, is featured on the cover of the 2013-14 Green Book, the October issue of ARMY Magazine. He was presented the medal for his valor in the 2009 day-long battle to defend Combat Outpost Keating in...
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Advances in technology have made hearing aids into high-tech medical devices, and the best hearing aids ever made are now in production. Military retirees – active duty, guard and reserve – with a hearing loss and/or tinnitus are now eligible to...
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Our country relies on the skills and proven abilities our National Guard and Reserve service members provide. Citizen warriors are a vital element of our nation’s defense. Employer support allows these brave men and women in uniform to carry out...
Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks that happened 12 years ago, more than 2.5 million U.S. troops have deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, and over that same period, more than 260,000 service members have been diagnosed with the invisible wounds of...
Endurance. Strength. Flexibility. Tenacity. These attributes could be used to describe so many military families that someone could assume they’re issued with military orders. It’s no secret that military families are exceptional, but some, like the...
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AUSA’s Institute of Land Warfare has recently released new publications on emerging topics. "Addition Through Subtraction: Empowering the Soldier by Lightening the Load" (Torchbearer Issue Paper, October 2013) explores the Army’s efforts to...
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Sadly, there is not much new from Capitol Hill. The same old partisan gridlock has left the nation with no resolution to its continuing fiscal problems. The government’s fiscal year ends on Sept. 30, so again, as this column is written, we are two...
The Association of the United States Army and Remember My Service (RMS) Productions have joined forces to provide a recognition and historical program Army-wide that will assist commanders with unit esprit-de-corps, morale and pride, as well as...