Association of the United States Army

 Association of the United States Army
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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, Government Civilians, Wounded Warriors, Veterans, and family members. AUSA provides numerous Professional Development Opportunities at a variety of events both local and national. Our Mission AUSA represents every American Soldier by: Being the voice for all components of America's Army Fostering public support of the Army's role in national security Providing professional education and information programs Our Vision As the premier voice for America's Soldiers, we are a dedicated team committed to building the best professional and representative association for the world's best Army. Our Values Excellence Innovation Professionalism Inclusiveness Integrity Responsiveness Advocacy AUSA speaks out for the men and women of the United States Army who proudly serve our country. AUSA's legislative agenda Local Community Involvement AUSA has 120 chapters located worldwide. Made up entirely of volunteers, they provide recreational and educational opportunities to Soldiers and their families. AUSA and its' chapters have contributed over $2,000,000 to awards, scholarships, and support of soldier and family programs. Their mission is to support our Soldiers and the civilians and families who work alongside of them in the local community. Professional and Educational Benefits AUSA is your professional association. As an Army professional, you need to keep current on issues that affect you in the work place. AUSA offers you the opportunities to accomplish this at its Annual Meeting, ILW Breakfasts, Hot topics and the Global Force Symposium. Meetings Who Can Join? AUSA is open to all Army ranks and all components -- including Active, National Guard, Army Reserve, government civilians, retirees, Wounded Warriors, Veterans, concerned citizens and family members. Indeed AUSA welcomes anyone who subscribes to the philosophy of a strong national defense with special concern for the Army. Community businesses and defense industry companies are also welcome to join AUSA.

Photo by: Alaska National GuardMonday, June 19, 2017Members of the Association of the U.S. Army have approved a change in bylaws removing a cumbersome resolutions requirement.In a vote that ended June 15, association members accepted by an overwhelming majority the recommendation from the Advisory Board of Directors’ Standing Bylaws Committee...

Photo by: U.S. ArmyThursday, June 15, 2017Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says new U.S. military and diplomatic strategy for Afghanistan is coming soon.“The revised Afghanistan strategy with the new approach will be presented to the president for his approval in the coming weeks,” Mattis told Congress.“We are not winning in Afghanistan right now, and...

Photo by: AUSAFriday, June 16, 2017Soldiers with the 10th Mountain Division will be first to receive the Army’s new Joint Light Tactical Vehicle. In early 2019, 500 of the vehicles will be fielded to one of the division’s infantry brigade combat teams, officials with the development program said.Built by Oshkosh Defense and designed jointly by the...

Photo by: Department of DefenseMonday, June 19, 2017A House committee has approved a $924 million Army construction budget for fiscal year 2018, $3 million more than requested by the Trump administration and a dramatic 80 percent more than the Army received for fiscal year 2017.In approving the budget, the House Appropriations Committee asked the...

The commander of U.S. Army Europe has unveiled an “informal shopping list” for European allies who want to help with common defense but not spend on weapons.“Every president has said allies need to do more and I agree,” Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges said at a breakfast forum sponsored by the Association of the U.S. Army’s Institute of Land Warfare in...

The U.S. would “win” a war with North Korea but not without significant consequences, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Congress. “It will be a war more serious in terms of human suffering than anything we have seen since 1953,” Mattis said. “We would win at great cost.”He did not predict a war was imminent. “We are exhausting all possible...

Photo by: AUSA NewsThursday, June 15, 2017The William Penn Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army and the Philadelphia Flag Association hosted a combined Army Birthday and Flag Day event in Philadelphia on June 14.It involved a celebration at Constitution Hall, where the Continental Congress established the Army 242 years earlier, and the...

Photo by: Photo courtesy of Spc. 5 James McCloughanWednesday, June 14, 2017Spc. 5 James C. McCloughan, a Vietnam War veteran who risked his life on nine occasions to rescue wounded comrades, will receive the Medal of Honor on July 31.McCloughan was drafted into the Army after completing college and deployed to Vietnam following basic training at...

The Trump administration’s 2018 defense budget is aimed at sustaining the Army and other services while promised growth must wait until 2019, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said.A one-year fix isn’t possible, Mattis said. “It took us years to get into this situation. It will require years of stable budgets and increased funding to get out of it,” he...

Photo by: U.S. ArmyFriday, June 09, 2017Army personnel chief Lt. Gen. James C. McConville will be sworn in as the 36th vice chief of staff of the Army on June 16.McConville, who is deputy chief of staff for personnel, will succeed Gen. Daniel Allyn, who has been in the position since August 2014.McConville is a 1981 graduate of the U.S. Military...