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November 2014 AUSA News

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When you’re honored by the best, it is the best," the winningest basketball coach in NCAA history said in concluding his acceptance address during the George Catlett Marshall Memorial Dinner at the Association of the United States Army’s Annual...
"We are the greatest land power the world has ever seen. We are the indispensable Army of the indispensable nation," said Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh, referring to remarks President Obama made of the United States being the world’s go-to...
Whether it be along the DMZ in Korea, the mountains of Afghanistan, the deserts of Iraq, the plains of Eastern Europe, the savannahs of Central and West Africa, there stand our nation’s trusted professionals," said the Army chief of staff, Gen. Ray...
In the mind of Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, vice chief of staff of the Army, the winners of the 2014 Best Warrior Competition reflect the characteristics needed for noncommissioned officers and soldiers who will lead the Army in the new, expeditionary...
The Army must maintain a force capable of fighting across the full spectrum of war even as defense outlays shrink. Further, the service must maintain readiness even if the Army must become smaller. That was the message Secretary of Defense Chuck...
Greetings from the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), our Army’s and our soldiers’ professional organization. This year at the AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition we recognized our 2014 drill sergeants, the advanced individual training...
The Army’s top general in the Pacific, who oversees the service operating in an area that is 52 percent of the earth’s surface – mostly water, but with about half of the world’s population – believes in the Army’s "power to bring people together."...
The Army’s top leaders expressed growing concern on Monday, Oct. 13, that continuation of the budget cuts under sequestration will bring such serious erosion in readiness that soldiers could be sent to a conflict unprepared for battle. Army Chief of...
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This year the Army Ten-Miler celebrated its 30th anniversary with over 35,000 registered runners – the largest running field in the race’s history – and over 700 teams. The first Army Ten-Miler on Oct. 13, 1985, had 1,379 finishers and 105 teams...
Working through the consequences of a natural disaster on the scale of a 19th century earthquake that caused the Mississippi River to flow backward, or Super Storm Sandy’s devastation of the mid-Atlantic coast several years ago has caused local and...
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Today’s shrinking Army and competitive defense market mean that it might not be easy being green – or, rather, camouflage – as a business. However, for small businesses, the defense market and the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting...
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Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson – the service’s chief management officer – said Oct. 15 that Department of the Army civilian employees play a critical role in helping the Army accomplish its mission. Speaking at the Department of the Army...
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U.S. soldiers in Western Africa are constructing facilities to treat Ebola patients and providing logistics, engineering and medical skills to help contain the epidemic. Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams and Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffery Stitzel, U.S. Army...
The Army and the Department of Homeland Security have intersecting missions "and need to be more aligned" in the future, the secretary of homeland security told attendees at the Association of the United States Army’s Annual Meeting and Exposition...
The Army’s top leaders said in the face of changing missions and budget cuts, family readiness is more important than ever. They made the remarks in a town hall-style panel during a family forum at the Association of the United States Army’s Annual...
To fully integrate the Army National Guard and Army Reserve with the active force, the commander of Forces Command said that goal for the Combat Training Centers this year is to have 50 percent participation of the reserve components in rotations at...
The Army profession demands that soldiers adhere to the Army ethic at all times, the chief of staff of the Army said. Trust is the foundation of the ethic, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said during a Living the Army Ethic panel on "Why and...
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We all work hard to be the best, whether for promotions, awards or decorations," said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III. Earning that recognition for being the best takes hard work, discipline and determination. Encouraging soldiers to...
They say you only get what you ask for. According to Ted Hacker, that maxim also holds true for veteran employment. Hacker, the co-founder, along with retired Sergeant Major of the Army Jack L. Tilley, is president and COO of the American Freedom...
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While Congress knows in early January that the fiscal year ends on Sept. 30, that date came and went. And, yet again, no appropriations bills were sent to the president nor was a defense authorization bill sent to the president. That means that...
Winning wars in the future will not be about who has the best technology or the latest weapons. The difference between success and failure will be the "human dimension." That was the message from the Institute of Land Warfare panel at the...