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(Editor’s note: The following is an edited speech delivered by Gen. Carter F. Ham, USA, Ret., AUSA president and CEO, at the Annual Meeting’s Chapter Presidents and Delegates Dinner attended by association region, state and chapter presidents,...
The 2016 Annual Meeting and Exposition of the Association of the U.S. Army concluded Oct. 5 with retired Army Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan accepting the association’s highest award. The former AUSA president and CEO and former Army chief of staff...
If the nation wants the Army to do all of the things it is being called on to do today, “you have to pay for it,” Army Secretary Eric K. Fanning said Oct 3. Addressing the opening ceremony of the 2016 Association of the U.S. Army’s Annual Meeting...
In a global environment of rapid technological, societal and demographic changes, the U.S. Army’s dominance is being challenged by a belligerent Russia and rising China, and war between nation states at some point in the future “is almost guaranteed...
Spc. Robert Miller is the Army’s 2016 Soldier of the Year, and Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Moeller is the 2016 Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) of the Year. The two winners of the Army’s Best Warrior Competition were announced Oct 3 at the Association of the...
The 2016 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition was once again a fun-filled, action packed week for AUSA members that included a number of first-time events as well as some “oldies but goodies.” For the second straight year, the AUSA Pavilion hosted a...
The Army needs help from congressional staff members to explain the short-term damage that results from operating with only temporary spending, Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning told the audience at AUSA’s annual Congressional Staff Breakfast Oct...
On the third and final day of the Association of the U.S. Army’s 2016 Annual Meeting and Exposition that showcased an array of cutting-edge warfighting hardware and technology, Army leaders hosted a town hall meeting that showcased the service’s...
On January 20, 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt said in his third Inaugural Address: “The destiny of America was proclaimed in words of prophecy spoken by our first President in his first Inaugural in 1789 – words almost directed, it would...
After years of assurance aimed at maintaining European confidence in the U.S., “it’s all about deterrence” again, said Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commanding general, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army. Hodges was the lead speaker at “An Ocean Closer:...
The nation is facing a complex security environment driven by four nation state challenges and the threat of violent extremism, and that has major implications for the Army and the joint force, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Oct. 5...
Exhibitors big and small, foreign and domestic were part of the Association of the U.S. Army’s 2016 Annual Meeting and Exposition, the largest land forces display in North America. On the smaller side was Qnexis, Inc., a Reston, Va.-based...
Three days after pinning on his fourth star, the new commander of the Army Materiel Command spoke to high school and college students about his rise as an Army officer. Gen. Gus Perna told the junior and senior ROTC cadets that he credits his own...
Supporting operations abroad as well as hometown infrastructure improvements earned honors for reserve component units from South Dakota and Minnesota during the Maj. Gen. Robert Moorhead Guard and Reserve Breakfast Oct. 3 at the Association of the...
The civilian workers of the Department of the Army were lauded at a luncheon on the third and final day of the Association of the U.S. Army’s 2016 Annual Meeting and Exposition. “AUSA recognizes Army civilians are an integral part of the Army team,...
Sgt. Augustus Maiyo led his fellow soldiers to snatch the top five places in the 32nd running of the Army Ten-Miler on Sunday, Oct 9. “We were running together the whole time,” said Maiyo, a Kenyan native who is a member of the U.S. Army World Class...
With the Army’s reduction in size over the last several years across all three components, and a continued reduction for at least the next two years, retaining and developing the very best soldiers and leaders is a key component of readiness. As...
The Army warrant officer community is concerned that it lacks a single voice to represent it at the senior Army levels during the development of the strategy to re-examine the Army in the Force 2025 and Beyond initiative. During an Oct. 4 forum at...
The Army Rapid Capabilities Office was created because “our adversaries have been modernizing” while the Army was waging a counter-insurgency fight, Maj. Gen. Walter E. Piatt said Oct. 4. “This cannot wait,” he added. Piatt, director of operations...
From the rising nuclear threat posed by North Korea to Russian cyber hacks, from migration to terrorism to climate change, the U.S. is no longer shielded from trouble, as it once was, by two oceans and long distances. “The homeland is less and less...