AUSA Honors the Fallen at Pentagon 9/11 Memorial

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AUSA Honors the Fallen at Pentagon 9/11 Memorial

Members of the Association of the U.S. Army’s headquarters staff, led by retired Gen. Bob Brown, the association’s executive vice president, marked the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks by laying a wreath at the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial in Virginia.

“The Association of the U.S. Army is honored to have the opportunity to recognize our fallen heroes on the 20th anniversary of 9/11,” said Brown, who will become AUSA’s president and CEO on Oct. 1.

Afghanistan War Yields Tough Lessons for Army Leaders

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Afghanistan War Yields Tough Lessons for Army Leaders

For retired Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Schloesser, writing his book, Marathon War: Leadership in Combat in Afghanistan, was cathartic as he processed his wartime experiences.

“War is the most brutal of human endeavors, and I have experienced enough war to know to take cover when politicians, poets and armchair warriors speak extravagantly of patriotism and national honor,” Schloesser, a former commander of the 101st Airborne Division, writes in the introduction.

AUSA Releases 8 New Podcasts in September

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AUSA Releases 8 New Podcasts in September

The Association of the U.S. Army is releasing eight new podcast episodes in September, including an update on Army recruiting efforts and the latest on the upcoming AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition.

First up in the “Army Matters” series is a special back-to-school edition featuring Maria McConville, spouse of the Army chief of staff, Alexandra Grinston, spouse of the sergeant major of the Army, and Shannon George of the Military Child Education Coalition. 

AUSA Launches Welcome Back Campaign

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AUSA Launches Welcome Back Campaign

The Association of the U.S. Army is launching a Welcome Back Campaign to celebrate being back together again, usher in new and returning members and mark the end of a difficult period coping with COVID-19. 

The campaign kicks off July 1 and features lower membership rates and other specials. Reduced membership costs will continue through Oct. 31, 2022.

‘Strong European Pillar’ Critical to Deter Russia

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‘Strong European Pillar’ Critical to Deter Russia

Predicting that before long, the U.S. will be in an all-out, kinetic conflict in the Indo-Pacific, retired Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges said it’s critical that Europe strengthen its deterrence posture now against threats from Russia.

The prediction, Hodges said, is not based on secret intelligence but on what he has gathered from watching and listening and “how the Chinese have observed our lack of resolve in so many ways ever since Russia invaded Georgia in 2008 … and we didn’t do anything.”

New AUSA Family Readiness Director Announced

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New AUSA Family Readiness Director Announced

Holly Dailey is the new director of family readiness at the Association of the U.S. Army, bringing more than 35 years of employment and volunteer service experience to the educational nonprofit. 

“I am humbled and wholeheartedly grateful to the greatest association for this honorable opportunity to continue serving our soldiers and families, veterans, civilians, members and community partners. Thank you, AUSA, for welcoming me home to my Army family,” Dailey said March 15 after her appointment was announced. 

AUSA Unveils 2021 Focus Areas

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AUSA Unveils 2021 Focus Areas

The Association of the U.S. Army’s 2021 advocacy efforts will focus on people, readiness, modernization and on-time funding, with an eye toward maintaining a balanced set of priorities alongside a new administration and new Congress.

Associations Joining Forces to Strengthen Army

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Associations Joining Forces to Strengthen Army

The Association of the U.S. Army has joined three other military nonprofit groups in producing a 2021 legislative strategy aimed at strengthening the Regular Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserve. 

AUSA Releases 7 New Podcasts in March

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AUSA Releases 7 New Podcasts in March

The Association of the U.S. Army is releasing seven new podcasts in March, including episodes highlighting the upcoming Global Force Next conference, ongoing quality of life efforts and the latest on Army Futures Command’s Team Ignite.

First up in the “Army Matters” series is a conversation with Staff Sgt. Dexter Hicks, host of “NCOPD Live.” Through his online show, Hicks works to help train, coach and develop his fellow NCOs.

The episode is available March 1.

AUSA Releases New Podcasts in February

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AUSA Releases New Podcasts in February

The Association of the U.S. Army is releasing four new podcast episodes in February, including an interview with the senior enlisted leader of the D.C. National Guard. 

First up in the “Army Matters” series is a conversation with Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Brooks, who is the senior enlisted leader to the commanding general of the District of Columbia National Guard.