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September 2015 AUSA News

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The top U.S. Army commander in Europe does not think it’s likely to get more soldiers permanently based, so his short-term goal is making 30,000 troops look like 300,000. Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, U.S. Army Europe commanding general, said efforts are the...
he Joint Information Environment, or JIE, will be the future network foundation for all services of the U.S. military, the Army’s chief information officer said. "Right now, we have too many disparate networks, we have too many vulnerabilities for...
(Editor’s note: On Aug. 5, the Senate confirmed the nomination of Gen. Mark A. Milley to be the 39th Army chief of staff. The following story is a report on Milley’s testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee as part of the nomination...
Like fighting fire with fire, the Army is preparing to face networked enemies with its own secure, robust, integrated and global network systems, the Army vice chief of staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn said recently. Speaking at an Association of the U.S...
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Once again, Congress has left the building. Lawmakers skipped town for the August recess without passing legislation that would fund the government past the Oct. 1 deadline. By blocking the defense spending bill on June 18, Senate Democrats...
The Army needs a mission command network that is adaptable, secure, and intuitive regardless of user or location, said a panel of experts at AUSA’s Institute of Land Warfare Hot Topic Forum on Army networks. "A complex world presents conditions...
"Win in a Complex World," the theme of the Association of the United States Army’s 2015 Annual Meeting and Exposition, Oct. 12 – 14, will set the tone for speeches, industry and military exhibits, and special presentations from senior Defense...
Editor’s note: The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., former commandant of the Marine Corps, to be the 19th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The following story is based on Gen. Martin E. Dempsey’s thoughts...
Greetings from the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), our Army’s and our soldiers’ professional organization. For all the posts, camps and stations I visit, everyone is looking forward to the upcoming Association of the United States Army...
By the end of fiscal 2018, the active Army expects to have drawn down in size from 490,000 to 450,000 soldiers, said Army officials during a Pentagon press conference in July. The service will also shrink the size of several brigade combat teams and...
The Army ruled almost every category on its way to winning the Chairman’s Cup for the second straight year at the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games held at historic Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va. "That very first event, cycling, is what...
Team Army’s sitting volleyball squad came together like a "family of one" to win the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games tournament. Army rallied from a one-set deficit in the gold-medal match to defeat Team Air Force, 16-25, 25-20, 15-6. The...
Army fans were all aquiver when scores were finally announced at the archery competition during the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games at Quantico, Va. Current and veteran soldiers took home every gold medal in the competition. Military...
Developing soldiers and civilians for the IT workforce begins with training, education, experience and opportunity, said Karl Schneider, the principal deputy to the assistant secretary of the Army for manpower and reserve affairs. "Everybody across...
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Military and Veteran Support Organizations (MSO, VSO) are helping the Army Reserve to enhance the readiness of its soldiers. "Our MSOs and VSOs have a history of championing programs which directly support Army Reserve readiness," Lt. Col. Alex A...