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October 2012 AUSA News

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"America’s Army: Service to the Nation, Strength for the Future," ™ the theme of the Association of the United States Army’s 2012 Annual Meeting and Exposition – A Professional Development Forum – will set the tone for speeches, industry and...
Jamie Gray, wife of U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit shooter Staff Sgt. Hank Gray, won an Olympic Gold Medal in the women’s 50-meter three-positions rifle event Aug. 4 at the Royal Artillery Barracks in London. U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program rifle...
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As I write this article, we face an all-too-familiar situation in the defense legislative arena. The regular defense authorization and appropriation legislation is moving forward in both houses of Congress in fits and starts. However, because this...
The U.S. Senate recently confirmed then Lt. Gen. Frank Grass as the next chief of the National Guard Bureau and then Air Force Maj. Gen. Joseph Lengyel to be vice chief. Grass, who also will be a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will be promoted...
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Senate panel advances defense bill. The Senate Appropriations Committee approved the $604.5 billion fiscal 2013 defense spending bill before heading out for the August recess. The bill provides $511.2 billion in base funding and $93.3 in overseas...
The Weapons of Mass Destruction – Civil Support Teams (WMD-CST) conducted assessments as part of Vibrant Response 13.
Each year, thousands of members of the Joint Task Force – Civil Support converge on Camp Atterbury, Ind., participate in the Vibrant Response training exercise
U.S. Army North, U.S. Northern Command’s Joint Force Land Component command hosted exercise Vibrant Response designed to coordinate a rapid disaster response
The National Football League now wants to put into the helmets of its players the same type of sensors used by the Army to evaluate concussive events that could lead to Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The Army is working with the National Football...
The good news is that the 2012 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition is just around the corner. And, despite the fact that this year’s meeting is two weeks later than usual, Oct. 22 to 24, now is the time to start...
Working with role playing civilians from as far away as Michigan and Texas, personnel from U.S. Army North are creating realistic training scenarios involving "sick" and "injured" civilians for the thousands of service members in Indiana for Vibrant...
The unthinkable happened: A (simulated) 3,000 lb. radiological dispersal devise exploded at a train station in a major Midwestern city. Within hours, reports indicated two additional radiological devises, as well as a possible nuclear device, also...
Responding to a simulated 10-kiloton nuclear detonation, soldiers from the 178th Engineer Company, Fort Polk, La., conducted a rescue mission during Vibrant Response 13, a major incident exercise conducted by U.S. Northern Command and led by U.S...
The exercise confirms the operational readiness and tactical capabilities of military forces tasked with responding to natural and man-made incidents.
In the aftermath of a simulated nuclear explosion, one of the most important tasks to perform is locating survivors, many of whom would be suffering not only from injuries, but also from radiation exposure. Such was the task for the chemical and...
The purpose of the exercise was to confirm the capabilities of various elements of the DoD’s chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear, known as CBRN.
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AUSA’s Institute of Land Warfare has recently released a new publication. "Earned Deferred Compensation" (National Security Watch, August 2012) examines some of the proposed policies to overhaul deferred compensation for soldiers. By exploring the...
U.S. Army North conducted the largest confirmation exercise to date for 9,000 members of the DoD’s chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) force.
More than 9,000 soldiers and civilians from numerous local, state and federal agencies participated in Vibrant Response 13, or VR 13, along with their equipment, mobile labs, helicopters, heavy equipment and so on, spread out over 5,000 square miles...