AUSA Releases 2 New Podcasts in September

AUSA Releases 2 New Podcasts in September

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

First up is a podcast featuring members of the 82nd Airborne Division All-American Chorus, which wowed millions across the country earlier this summer with a performance on the NBC talent show America’s Got Talent.

During the episode, Staff Sgt. Marcus Gilbert and Sgt. Damarielis Vargas discuss the chorus’ July appearance on the show, which impressed the judges and earned the soldiers a trip to this month’s semifinals. Gilbert and Vargas also will share their favorite performances and how the chorus has been around for decades, telling the Army’s story through song and performance.

The podcast is available Sept. 13.

Next, on Sept. 27, the podcast will feature retired Command Sgt. Maj. Mario Terenas, deputy director of AUSA’s Center for Leadership and former senior enlisted leader of the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, New York.

When a damaging rumor circulated around Fort Drum, Terenas took to Instagram to dispel it, racking up tens of thousands of responses. The feedback led him to realize the power of social media to connect with soldiers.

During the podcast, Terenas will talk about how he used Instagram to become a better leader and share his Army story.

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