AUSA Releases 2 New Podcasts in October

AUSA Releases 2 New Podcasts in October

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The Association of the U.S. Army is releasing two new podcasts in October as part of its relaunched “Army Matters” series.

First up is a podcast featuring retired Lt. Gen. Arthur Gregg, a trailblazing Army officer who recently was honored when Fort Lee, Virginia, was renamed Fort Gregg-Adams in honor of him and Maj. Charity Adams Earley, who commanded the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, the first and only all-female, all-Black American battalion to deploy overseas during World War II.

From humble beginnings in the segregated South, Gregg rose through the Army’s ranks to become the service’s first African American three-star general. Gregg, who retired in 1981, is considered one of the Army’s great logistics leaders of the 20th century, and he blazed the trail for generations of soldiers and officers.

Now 95, Gregg shares his Army story and how it feels to be the only living person in modern Army history to have an installation named after him.

The podcast is available Oct. 11.

Next, on Oct. 25, the podcast will feature two moms who will share what it’s like to be new military parents as their children begin their journeys in uniform. Hilari Luck, an Air Force parent who oversees the new Our Community Salutes: Connect program, and Army parent Kim Norris talk about the emotions they went through as their loved one shipped to basic training.

They also will talk about how the Connect program is helping parents and enlistees prepare and adapt to their new lives.

Full details on the podcasts are available at Listeners also can subscribe to “Army Matters” for updates.