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March Podcasts Highlight Futures Command, Military Spouses

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Monday, March 02, 2020

The Association of the U.S. Army is releasing five new podcast episodes in March, including an interview with the senior enlisted leader of Army Futures Command and a look at changes to the eligibility criteria for burial at Arlington National Cemetery.

The first March episode in the “Army Matters” series will feature Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Crosby of Futures Command, who will discuss the command’s role and how it impacts soldiers. The episode is available March 2.

On March 9, the podcast will feature Ken Hartman, founder and president of Our Community Salutes. Hartman will discuss how the national, nonprofit organization helps communities recognize, honor and support high school seniors who plan to enlist in the military after graduation.

Next up is an episode featuring Evie King, who will discuss military spouse health and wellness. King most recently was the executive director of InDependent, a wellness community built by military spouses to help military spouses connect for friendship, accountability and inspiration. The episode will be available March 16.

The next podcast, available March 23, features Joseph Wheelan, author of Bloody Okinawa: The Last Great Battle of World War II. Wheelan will discuss his book, which delves into the final major battle of World War II.

A special edition of the podcast will be available March 30. During this episode, Karen Durham-Aguilera, executive director of the Office of Army Cemeteries and Arlington National Cemetery, will discuss upcoming changes to the eligibility requirements to be buried at the cemetery, the planned southern expansion of the site and alternatives to burial at the cemetery.

The episode also will feature Renea Yates, deputy superintendent for interment services at Arlington National Cemetery, and Sgt. Maj. Juan Abreu, senior enlisted adviser for the Office of Army Cemeteries.

Full details on the podcasts are available at https://www.ausa.org/podcast.