Association of the United States Army - AUSA National

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Since 1950, the Association of the United States Army has worked to support all aspects of national security while advancing the interests of America's Army and the men and women who serve. AUSA is a private, non-profit educational organization that supports America's Army - Active, National Guard, Reserve, Civilians, Retirees, Veterans and family members. AUSA provides numerous Professional Development Opportunities at a variety of events both local and national.
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Many things to discuss at Friday's virtual town hall with the Defense secretary, JCS chairman and the Pentagon's top enl...
07/16/2020
Top DOD Officials to Hold Virtual Town Hall Meeting

Many things to discuss at Friday's virtual town hall with the Defense secretary, JCS chairman and the Pentagon's top enlisted advisor.

Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper; Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman Ramón "CZ" Colón-López will hold a virtual global town

While the opening is delayed for the National Museum of the United States Army, another museum is just getting started: ...
07/16/2020
Secretary of the Army approves construction of warrior museum

While the opening is delayed for the National Museum of the United States Army, another museum is just getting started: The National Mounted Warrior Museum on Fort Hood.

KILLEEN — Fort Hood and the National Mounted Warfare Foundation are excited to announce that the Secretary of the Army has approved the construction of Phase I of the $11

Allies are planning Defender-Europe 21 to take place in the late spring or early summer in 2021.
07/15/2020
Defender-Europe 2021 Planning Underway

Allies are planning Defender-Europe 21 to take place in the late spring or early summer in 2021.

U.S. Army Europe is in “a pretty healthy place” despite challenges brought on by the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the command is already planning for Defender-Europe 2021, a top general said.

Why were they called the 10th Special Forces Group and other tidbits of history about the Army's famed Green Berets.
07/15/2020
How the Green Berets got their name

Why were they called the 10th Special Forces Group and other tidbits of history about the Army's famed Green Berets.

U.S. Army Special Forces didn't always wear the green beret - at least not officially.

More than 1,220 cadet candidates arrived at West Point this week to begin their transition into the Class of 2024. This ...
07/15/2020

More than 1,220 cadet candidates arrived at West Point this week to begin their transition into the Class of 2024. This year’s Reception Day was staggered over three days and included masks, social distancing and other safety measures because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The incoming class, selected from nearly 16,000 applicants, includes 286 women, 493 minorities, 18 combat vets and 13 international students.
(Photos by West Point)

The rivalry game has taken place every year since 1930, including just a few months after the Sept. 11 attacks.
07/14/2020
Army-Navy football game still likely to be played this year?

The rivalry game has taken place every year since 1930, including just a few months after the Sept. 11 attacks.

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Navy's athletic director is still determined to see the iconic Army-Navy football game played this year.

Arkansas Gov. cancels National Guard training because every participating soldier couldn't be screened for COVID-19. "Th...
07/13/2020
Annual Guard training canceled

Arkansas Gov. cancels National Guard training because every participating soldier couldn't be screened for COVID-19. "This exercise has been canceled," he announced.

An inability to provide coronavirus testing for each of the 4,000 or so guardsmen who were to report for training at Fort Chaffee on July 4 prompted Gov. Asa Hutchinson to cancel the exercises.

Sgt. 1st Class Patrick Shields, a 24-year veteran of the Tennessee Army National Guard, showed his character and courage...
07/13/2020
GOVERNOR LEE PRESENTS “SOLDIER’S MEDAL” TO TENNESSEE NATIONAL GUARD MEMBER

Sgt. 1st Class Patrick Shields, a 24-year veteran of the Tennessee Army National Guard, showed his character and courage at a 2018 high school football game when someone pulled a gun.

Governor Bill Lee presented the Soldier’s Medal to a member of the Tennessee National Guard at the Wyatt Duke Armory in Brownsville Friday. Sgt. 1st Class Patrick Shields, a 24-year veteran of the …

Is there a need to have formalized female group mentorship programs in this era of the Army?
07/11/2020
The Power and Pitfalls of Gender-Specific Mentorship

Is there a need to have formalized female group mentorship programs in this era of the Army?

Mentorship is a critical investment tool that should be used to cultivate the strength and diversity of the Army. To sustain the talent of a workforce, organizations invest in their people through formal and informal mentorship.

Two authors suggest recent high school graduates are not mature enough to serve in the military.
07/11/2020
Raising the age of military enlistment

Two authors suggest recent high school graduates are not mature enough to serve in the military.

Threats to the free world must be met with mature individuals who know what is to be lost, say the authors of this commentary.

Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy orders an independent review of the command climate and culture at Fort Hood and ple...
07/10/2020

Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy orders an independent review of the command climate and culture at Fort Hood and pledges "enduring change" after a meeting about the tragic murder of Spc. Vanessa Guillen.

I was honored to be able to sit down with members of LULAC , Rep. Sylvia Garcia and Rep. Gil Cisneros today, to discuss the loss of Specialist Vanessa Guillen and issues that Service Members encounter. Her death has become catalyst for a nation-wide discussion on sexual harassment, sexual assault and workplace violence. I am directing an independent, comprehensive review of the command climate and culture – which will be led by experts not in or affiliated with DOD. We are committed to creating enduring change.

The defense budget could face a "triple whammy." Flat budgets are just one of the problems.
07/10/2020
How to cut (and not cut) the defense budget

The defense budget could face a "triple whammy." Flat budgets are just one of the problems.

How can the nation modernize its military, stay vigilant against rising great powers, handle existing challenges, and save some money in the process?

Twelve names will be added today to the 82nd Airborne's Hall of Fame. This year’s class includes the Hall of Fame’s two ...
07/09/2020
82nd Airborne Division to induct third hall of fame class at Fort Bragg

Twelve names will be added today to the 82nd Airborne's Hall of Fame. This year’s class includes the Hall of Fame’s two chaplains, two command sergeants major, two Distinguished Cross recipients and two Silver Star recipients.

The 82nd Airborne Division will induct its third Hall of Fame Class on Thursday.The ceremony will be at 9 a.m. and shown on Facebook.The Hall of Fame

Two Army small arms experts design a new M-4 barrel that weighs less and stays cooler.
07/09/2020
Army invents new heavy barrel for M4 - TechLink

Two Army small arms experts design a new M-4 barrel that weighs less and stays cooler.

Two small arms engineers at the U.S. Army’s CCDC Armaments Center have invented a new M4A1 barrel for extended cyclical fires. On Tuesday, the Army was granted a 15-year design patent, which is now available for license to businesses that would manufacture the barrel. Thomas Grego and Adam Foltz d...

07/08/2020
US troops spark anger in South Korea

Rowdy soldiers draw unwanted attention in South Korea.

US Forces Korea (USFK), the commanding office for troops stationed in the country, apologised today after videos circulated of US forces setting off fireworks to celebrate Independence Day.

This unusual list of the "best" war movies has Casablanca as #1.
07/08/2020
Best war movies of all time

This unusual list of the "best" war movies has Casablanca as #1.

By: Jacob Osborn, Meagan DrillingerTwentieth Century FoxBest war movies of all time Here's the thing about war: it's always been around. Historians believe the first war took place in...

New U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command pamphlet outlines difficulties faced by troops in large, crowded cities
07/08/2020
Urban Operations Pose Key Challenge for Soldiers

New U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command pamphlet outlines difficulties faced by troops in large, crowded cities

Operating in an urban environment is one of the most difficult challenges facing the Army as it prepares for the next war, according to a new pamphlet from Army Training and Doctrine Command.

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