AUSA 2014 Annual Meeting & Exposition


Soldiers and defense industry officials will gather in Washington D.C. for the Association of the U.S. Army’s 2014 Annual Meeting on Oct. 13-15. This year’s theme is “Trusted Professionals - Today and Tomorrow.” has a reporting team on the scene to cover all the angles. Make sure to check out the site throughout the week and sign up for our AUSA email newsletter that collects all the news from the previous day.

Hagel Praises Army's Strength, Resilience

Chuck Hagel

WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel commended the Army Oct. 15 for its contributions to national defense over the last 13 years of conflict and noted that demand for the things the Army does for the nation will not diminish during the period of uncertainty and change that lies ahead. Speaking during the Association of the United States A... more

Odierno Warns Budget Cuts Put Army Readiness at Risk

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The U.S. Army's top officer spoke in his strongest terms yet about the harmful effects of automatic budget cuts on the military. In comments that seemed directed more at lawmakers than soldiers, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno said the service faces significant long-term challenges because of across-the-board spending reductions kn... more

General: Social Media Age Spotlights Soldiers' Ethical Standards

Two soldiers patrolling the desert.

The Army is looking to train a soldier who can look at an enemy's cruelties -- including those inflicted on his buddies -- and not necessarily resort to the same brutality, officials said Wednesday at the Association of the U.S. Army's annual conference in Washington D.C. At the same time, the soldier must also be strong enough to say "no" even... more

Army Surgeon General: Sleepy Soldiers as Impaired as Drunk Soldiers

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The Army's surgeon general said the "new frontier" deploying agile and sharp soldiers is ensuring the soldier has a healthy brain. "When we're talking about cognitive dominance [by our soldiers] you absolutely have to focus on ensuring a healthy brain, ensuring that [they] have that mental agility," Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho said Wednesday... more

Army Rolls Out Operating Concept Emphasizing Threats Like ISIS, Ebola

Health workers, attend to patients that contracted the Ebola virus, at a clinic in Monrovia, Liberia, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

The U.S. Army is rethinking how it's formed and how it operates, placing more focus on unconventional threats like Ebola and non-state actors like the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) versus conventional large-scale armies. Army generals have rolled out the 2014 Army Operating Concept this week at the Army's largest annual convention ... more

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