AUSA Releases 5 New Podcasts in January

AUSA Releases 5 New Podcasts in January

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The Association of the U.S. Army is kicking off 2022 with five new podcast episodes in January, including an interview with the leaders of the 173rd Airborne Brigade and an update from the 5th Security Force Assistance Brigade.

First up in the “Army Matters” series is an interview with Christine Lathrop, AUSA’s deputy director of membership, who will talk about the association’s “Welcome Back” campaign and how AUSA membership supports soldiers and the Army.

The episode is available Jan. 3.

On Jan. 10, the podcast will feature an update—and farewell—from the 5th SFAB. AUSA followed the brigade from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, as its soldiers deployed across the Indo-Pacific region to work with allied and partner armies.

This will be the 200th episode of the “Army Matters” podcast.

Next up is an interview with Krista Simpson Anderson, who will talk about the different resources Army spouses can use or should look for to keep in their toolbox to prepare for the unexpected. The spouse of a recently retired Special Forces soldier and Gold Star spouse of a Green Beret who was killed in Afghanistan in 2013, Simpson Anderson has used her experience to talk to service members and their families about the importance of being prepared for anything.

The episode will be released Jan. 17.

The podcast released Jan. 24 will highlight Nazis on the Potomac: The Top-Secret Intelligence Operation that Helped Win World War II. The book by Robert Sutton, a former chief historian of the National Park Service, provides the first full account of the crucial work done at Fort Hunt, Virginia, where the highest-level German prisoners were interrogated, and captured documents analyzed during World War II.

For more on the book, click here.

Finally, on Jan. 27, the podcast will feature an interview with Col. Mike Kloepper and Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Clapin, the command team for the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vicenza, Italy. During the podcast, Kloepper and Clapin will talk about the importance of developing leaders.

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