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October 2014 AUSA News

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Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins and Spc. 4 Donald P. Sloat each recieved the Medal of Honor for valor in Vietnam on September 15, 2014. President Barack Obama presented the medals during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House...
Coach Michael W. Krzyzewski, legendary head basketball coach at Duke University and a long-time supporter of our men and women in uniform and their families, will receive the 2014 George Catlett Marshall Medal, the highest award presented by the...
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The first duty of a leader is to keep hope alive. In my experience, good leaders must act, and through their words and their work create a feeling deep inside those who are led that here is someone to trust during difficult times. As a nation, we...
The Army has confirmed what soldiers have been hearing rumors of for months now – a new camouflage pattern for combat uniforms is on the way with a number of improvements. Beginning in the fall of 2015, the Army will begin issuing to new soldiers an...
The Association of the United States Army selected Sgt. 1st Class Charles Hindbaugh, his wife Virginia, and their six children – Celia, Chalia, Acia, Charles III, Elijah, and Levi – to receive the 2014 AUSA Volunteer Family of the Year Award. This...
Greetings from the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), our Army’s and our soldiers’ professional organization. This year we recognize a great noncommissioned officer and former command sergeant major as our 2014 Sergeant Major of the Army...
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The General Creighton W. Abrams Medal for exceptional service to the United States Army is awarded to Lt. Gen. Arthur J. Gregg, USA, Ret. Gregg served more than 31 years in the Army before retiring in 1981. Upon completing Officer Candidate School...
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As I write this article, it is astonishing that again we face an all-too-familiar situation in the defense legislative arena. The House has passed its versions of the Defense Authorization Bill, the Defense Appropriations Bill and the VA/Military...
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The 2014-2015 issue of ARMY Magazine’s Green Book includes more than 30 status reports looking at accomplishments and goals for the service at a time of tight budgets and global challenges. Timed to be distributed before and during AUSA’s Annual...
High school students and soldiers were honored at the St. Louis Gateway Chapter of the Association of the United States Army Leadership Awards Ceremony. The ceremony took place recently at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown St. Louis, Mo. Thirteen...
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People are now visiting AUSA’s new online virtual community – Firing Line –and checking out the discussion forums, blog sites and surveys. For the past few weeks, AUSA social media sites, ARMY Magazine, and AUSA NEWS, announced the launch of the...
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AUSA’s Institute of Land Warfare has released a new publication. "The U.S. Army in Korea: Strategic Landpower at the Forward Edge of Freedom" (Torchbearer Issue Paper, August 2014) discusses the security interests shared by the United States and...