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September 2012 AUSA News

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In double record-setting fashion, Sgt. Vincent Hancock became the first shotgun shooter to win consecutive Olympic gold medals in men’s skeet July 31 at the Royal Artillery Barracks in London. Hancock, 23, a soldier in the U.S. Army Marksmanship...
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AUSA’s Institute of Land Warfare recently released a new National Security Watch publication, "Linking Latin America and the Pacific: A Strategy for the Long Term" (National Security Watch 12-3, July 2012), that presents a case for tying Latin...
Senior Army personnel from 27 Pacific nations are developing relationships and exchanging views during the 36th Pacific Armies Management Seminar (PAMS) in Canberra, Australia’s capital, in mid-July. PAMS, the U.S. Army, Pacific’s largest theater...
Building partnerships with the armies of Asian and Pacific nations is the focus of Gen. Ray Odierno’s trip through Australia and Thailand in mid-July. Odierno, the Army chief of staff, visited first with Lt. Gen. David Morrison, his counterpart in...
While thousands of soldiers maneuver across the New Mexico desert to assess the Army’s future tactical communications network, a smaller group, more than a thousand miles away, is playing a quieter but essential role in the Network Integration...
The Association of the United States Army – "Voice of the Soldier – Support for the Army" – is the Army’s professional organization. AUSA offers specialized programs and exhibitions for soldiers of all ranks – active, National Guard, U.S. Army...
Since its stand up in October 2011, the Army’s System of Systems Integration Directorate has lead the Army’s integration efforts and served as a key acquisition team manager supporting the service’s new acquisition model known as the Agile Process...
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Fort Eustis, Va., was the site of a four-day competition designed to identify the very best drill sergeants for the year 2012. Competitors from both active duty and United States Army Reserve units endured physical and mental challenges during the...
Stretched across vast distances and punishing terrain, the Army’s new tactical communications network showed its promise as a combat enabler during the service’s Network Integration Evaluation 12.2, soldiers and leaders said. With the 3,800 soldiers...
The secretary of the Army, John McHugh, spoke to soldiers of the 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, during a walkthrough of the 1st Battalion, 35th Armored Regiment’s tactical assembly area at Fort Bliss, Texas. The 2nd Heavy...
Experts from U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) discussed the Network Integration Evaluations and Agile Process during the Virginia Peninsula Gen. Douglas MacArthur Chapter of the Association of the United States Army professional...
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You can’t make this stuff up! "The truth of the matter is the spiraling cost of health care requires us to adjust some fees and co-pays – fees and co-pays that really have not been adjusted since the TRICARE program was put into place in 1994." That...
Highly specialized military network technology experts, Network Operations warrant officers, played a key role in keeping the network strong as its capabilities were stressed and evaluated during the major operational test of the second generation...
As he maneuvered his squad across the desert, securing objectives in villages along the way, Staff Sgt. Jesus Vasquez tracked his squad’s movements not with a note pad or map, but with an Army-issued handheld device. Flipping open the smartphone-...
After this year, the Army will no longer sponsor a NASCAR team as part of its national branding and accession efforts. But, the service will continue other programs to attract new soldiers and keep itself in the public eye. "We do a wide array of...
AUSA, in its signature event on Capitol Hill, recognized Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, R-Calif., and Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., as the Association’s 2012 Outstanding Legislators at a ceremony in the Rayburn House Office Building July 25. McKeon,...
In the harsh desert and mountains of the southwestern United States, soldiers relied on transportable headquarters operation centers to extend mission command capabilities to the edge of the battlefield during the Army’s Network Integration...
"Reintegration" and "Resilience" are the terms resonating through Army family program support in 2012. With the end of operations in Iraq and the reduced number of troops in Afghanistan, many Army families are happily reuniting with their soldiers...
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There are three special events scheduled for retirees and veterans at the 2012 Association of the United States Army Meeting and Exposition Oct. 22 – 24 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Retiree Seminar The Retiree Seminar will provide...
The Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment is already reaping the benefits of advanced encryption tools for their Rifleman Radios in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, as a direct result of successful participation in the Network Integration Evaluation...
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Today, both male and female soldiers wear body armor that has been designed for men. But, the Army plans to field to women next summer a new type of body armor, designed for them, that will be shorter in the torso with more customized adjustments...