AUSA Releases New Podcasts in December

AUSA Releases New Podcasts in December

army matters logo

The Association of the U.S. Army is releasing four new podcast episodes in December, including an episode highlighting the heroism of a group of 82nd Airborne Division paratroopers in Iraq.

First up in the “Army Matters” series is a discussion with Lt. Col. Brittany Lloyd, AUSA’s Army fellow. The military police officer will talk about why she joined the Army, her assignments and experiences as a woman in the Army, and the Army Fellows Program. The episode is available Dec. 7.

The next episode, available Dec. 14, will feature Lt. Col. Eugene Irby and Maj. Brad Cooper, who are former AUSA Army fellows and former “Army Matters” co-hosts. Irby and Cooper will talk about their experiences in the Army and at AUSA and what they’re up to now.

Next up is an episode featuring Brittany Raines, an Army spouse at Fort Drum, New York. Raines and her family—her husband, Staff Sgt. Casey Raines, of the 91st Military Police Battalion, and their six children—received this year’s AUSA Volunteer Family of the Year Award.

From volunteering to distribute school supplies to military kids to providing winter clothes to community members who need them, the Raines family dedicates itself to others.

The episode is available Dec. 21.

On Dec. 28, a new podcast will highlight the paratroopers of 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, who deployed to Iraq’s eastern Diyala in August 2006. The soldiers’ deployment earned them a Presidential Unit Citation, and their heroics are chronicled in a new book titled Headhunter: 5-73 CAV and Their Fight for Iraq’s Diyala River Valley.

Author Peter Svoboda will talk about his book and the soldiers in it.

Full details on the podcasts are available at