AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast
Army Real Talk: Celebrating 200 Episodes & BIG Future Plans

Army Real Talk: Celebrating 200 Episodes & BIG Future Plans

January 10, 2022

Never can say goodbye, instead we will say thank you! Join us as we celebrate our 200th episode and discuss what's new for the podcast in 2022. LTC Bradley Cooper, Army Real Talk’s original co-host, returns to close our final Army Real Talk segment with Nzinga Curry. Listen as they highlight some their favorite episodes and what you can expect in the new segment, Leading Great Teams.  

 

·       Guest: LTC Bradley Cooper, Army Talent Management Task Force, U.S. Army

 

·       Host: Nzinga Curry, AUSA’s Director of Education & Programs 

  

 

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Soldier Today: Why be an AUSA Member?

Soldier Today: Why be an AUSA Member?

January 3, 2022

Welcome Back! What does that mean exactly? Soldier Today sits down with Christine Lathrop, AUSA’s Deputy Director of Membership to discuss how we support soldiers, civilians and the community. For instance, did you know AUSA has 122 chapters located worldwide made up entirely of volunteers who contribute over $250,000 to awards, scholarships and support of soldier and family programs annually? You could be part of this amazing effort by joining AUSA as a member.

  • Guest: Christine Lathrop, AUSA’s Deputy Director of Membership
  • Host: SMA (Ret) Daniel Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs

 

Resources:

AUSA Membership

Web: https://www.ausa.org/membership

 

AUSA’s NCO & Soldier Programs

Web: https://www.ausa.org/programs/nco-and-soldiers

Twitter (Dailey): @15thSMA

 

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Thought Leaders: Pacific Fires – Long-range Strike and Air Defense in the Indo-Pacific

Thought Leaders: Pacific Fires – Long-range Strike and Air Defense in the Indo-Pacific

December 27, 2021

We are entering a new era of missile warfare. Today Dr. Tom Karako from CSIS joins AUSA’s Dan Roper to discuss the state of Long-range Strike and Air Defense in the Indo-Pacific, particularly the challenges and opportunities associated with the proliferation of multiple weapon systems capable of hypersonic speeds and maneuver.  They describe the importance of both air and missile defense and land-based long-range fires to the defense of Guam and to enable the power projection necessary to secure a Free and Open Indo-Pacific for the U.S. and its Allies and Partners.

  • Guest: Thomas Karako, PhD, Senior Fellow, International Security Program and Director, Missile Defense Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies

  • Host: COL (Ret) Dan Roper, AUSA’s National Security Studies Director

Resources:

CSIS: Center for Strategic and International Studies
Web: https://www.csis.org/

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Family Voices: AUSA’s 2021 Volunteer Family of the Year - Tawni Dixon

Family Voices: AUSA’s 2021 Volunteer Family of the Year - Tawni Dixon

December 20, 2021

Catch up with AUSA's 2021 Volunteer Family of the Year, Tawni Dixon, and learn about ways you can give back this holiday season. Learn about their inspiration for volunteering and how their foundation has inspired boaters to volunteer their time with veterans. Hear about the award they created to recognize the difference military children are making in their communities. Mrs. Dixon reminds us the importance of spreading kindness and uplifting the community. After all, a little kindness goes a long way!

 

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  • Guest: Tawni Dixon, AUSA’s 2021 Volunteer Family of the Year

 

  • Host: Thea Green, AUSA’s Deputy Director of Family Readiness

  

 

Special Edition: Leaving Afghanistan, Exclusive Interviews with the 82nd Airborne Division (Part 3)

Special Edition: Leaving Afghanistan, Exclusive Interviews with the 82nd Airborne Division (Part 3)

December 15, 2021

Leaving Afghanistan from the perspective of a Weapons Squad Leader and a Combat Medic. This is the third in a three-part series of exclusive interviews with members of the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division who describe for the first time what they saw, heard and felt as they completed the historic evacuation of more than 124,000 people from Afghanistan and closed out U.S. military operations after 20 years in country.

Paratroopers SSG Austin Buchanan and SGT Jacob Black join AUSA’s Gina Cavallaro and Scott Halstead at Fort Bragg to share their experiences in Part 3. Links to Parts 1 and 2 are included below.

  • Guests:
    • SSG Austin Buchanan, Weapons Squad Leader, A Company, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division
    • SGT Jacob Black, Combat Medic, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division
  • Hosts:
    • Gina Cavallaro, Senior Staff Writer, AUSA’s Army Magazine
    • COL (Ret) Scott Halstead, Director, AUSA’s Center of Leadership

 

Resources:

AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast - Special Edition: Leaving Afghanistan, Exclusive Interviews with the 82nd Airborne Division

82ndAirborne Division
United States Army
Web: https://www.army.mil/82ndairborne

Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

Army Real Talk: Presents from Paratroopers w/ 3RD SFAB Farewell Remarks

Army Real Talk: Presents from Paratroopers w/ 3RD SFAB Farewell Remarks

December 13, 2021

Hear how 82nd Airborne Division is bringing miles smiles this holiday season through their unique way of bringing holiday cheer through a program known as All American Presents from Paratroopers (A2P2). MSG Alexander Burnett, 82nd Airborne Division Public Affairs NCOIC joins us to share the unit’s partnership with the Travis Mills Foundation to deliver toys to children in need this holiday. We wrap this episode with farewell remarks from 3rd Security Assistance Force Brigade Force (3rd SFAB), one of AUSA’s adopted units. To learn more about the A2P2 and 3rd SFAB follow them at the social media platforms listed below.

 

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  • Guest: 
  • MSG Alexander Burnett, 82nd Airborne Division Public Affairs NCOIC

 

  • Hosts: 
  • Nzinga Curry, AUSA’s Director of Education & Programs 
  • LTC Clarence Langley, AUSA’s U.S. Army Fellow

  

  

Resources: 

82nd Airborne Division Social Media Platforms

 

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/82ndAirborneDivision 

 

 

Twitter:

@82ndABNDiv

Instagram:

@82ndairbornediv

 

3rd SFAB Social Media Platforms

 

FB:
facebook.com/3sfab

facebook.com/1st-BN-3rd-SFAB-139497760334159

facebook.com/ArmySFAC

facebook.com/SFABRecruiting

 

IG:

Instagram.com/3rdsfab

Instagram.com/ArmySFAC

Instagram.com/sfab_recruiting

 

Twitter:

Twitter.com/3rdSFAB

Twitter.com/armysfac

 

Previous Episode 3 SFAB Episode  :

10 MAY 2021

Army Real Talk: Adopt -A-Unit SFAB Series Pt. 2

https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-uyvkg-102e889

Special Edition: Leaving Afghanistan, Exclusive Interviews with the 82nd Airborne Division (Part 2)

Special Edition: Leaving Afghanistan, Exclusive Interviews with the 82nd Airborne Division (Part 2)

December 8, 2021

Leaving Afghanistan from the Company Commander and Platoon Sergeant perspectives. This is the second in a three-part series of exclusive interviews with members of the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division who describe for the first time what they saw, heard and felt as they completed the historic evacuation of more than 124,000 people from Afghanistan and closed out U.S. military operations after 20 years in country.

Paratroopers CPT Kyle Hawks and SFC Jeremy Brown join AUSA’s Gina Cavallaro and Scott Halstead at Fort Bragg to share their experiences in Part 2. In Part 1, released 29 November, we heard from 82nd Airborne Division's senior leadership: MG Chris Donahue, Commanding General, and CSM David Pitt, Senior Enlisted Advisor.  In Part 3, two more of the Division’s Paratroopers tell us what it was like. The final episode will be released on December 15, 2021.

  • Guests:
    • CPT Kyle Hawks, Commander, D Company, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, U.S. Army
    • SFC Jeremy Brown, Platoon Sergeant, 1st Platoon, B Company, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, U.S. Army
  • Hosts:
    • Gina Cavallaro, Senior Staff Writer, AUSA’s Army Magazine
    • COL (Ret) Scott Halstead, Director, AUSA’s Center of Leadership

 

Resources:

AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast (29 November 2021):
Special Edition: Leaving Afghanistan, Exclusive Interviews With the 82nd Airborne Division (Part 1)

82ndAirborne Division
United States Army
Web: https://www.army.mil/82ndairborne

Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

Soldier Today: 2021 U.S. Army NCO Strategy Updates

Soldier Today: 2021 U.S. Army NCO Strategy Updates

December 6, 2021

What’s new in the 2021 U.S. Army NCO Strategy? Last November following the Sergeant Major of the Army’s annual initiatives brief at the 2020 AUSA annual meeting, Soldier Today reached out to TRADOC to find out more about the Army’s ongoing efforts to modernize leader development for its Non-Commissioned Officer Corps. Today CSM Daniel Hendrex will provide an update on the Army’s NCO Strategy and a few other things TRADOC has been working on since the last time we met.

  • Guest: CSM Daniel T. Hendrex, Senior Enlisted Advisor, TRADOC

  • Host: SMA (Ret) Daniel Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs

 

Resources:

U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command
Web: https://www.tradoc.army.mil/

AUSA’s NCO & Soldier Programs
Web: https://www.ausa.org/programs/nco-and-soldiers
Twitter (Dailey): @15thSMA

Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

Special Edition: IPPS-A 101

Special Edition: IPPS-A 101

December 1, 2021

Money, money, money! Join us as we learn about the Army's new personnel and pay system and updates to the release timeline. Listen as COL Eggers, Division Chief, IPPS-A Functional Management Division, explains what the Integrated Personnel and Pay System – Army (IPPS-A) is all about and when the program will be released to active Army and Army Reserve.  For more information on IPPS-A please check out the resource section below.

 

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  • Guest: COL Rebecca Eggers, Division Chief, IPPS-A Functional Management Division

 

  • Hosts: 
  • Nzinga Curry, AUSA’s Director for Education & Programs
  • CSM (Ret) Troy Welch, AUSA’s Director for NCO and Soldier Programs

  

  

Resources: 

 

Integrated Personnel and Pay System

Web: https://ipps-a.army.mil/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/armyippsa

Twitter: @IPPSArmy

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ipps-a/

Special Edition: Leaving Afghanistan, Exclusive Interviews with the 82nd Airborne Division (Part 1)

Special Edition: Leaving Afghanistan, Exclusive Interviews with the 82nd Airborne Division (Part 1)

November 29, 2021

Leaving Afghanistan. This is the first in a three-part series of exclusive interviews with members of the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division who describe for the first time what they saw, heard and felt as they completed the historic evacuation of more than 124,000 American citizens, NATO allies, and vulnerable Afghan partners from Afghanistan and closed out U.S. military operations after 20 years in country.

Senior leaders MG Chris Donahue, the last U.S. Soldier to leave Afghanistan, and CSM David Pitt join AUSA’s Gina Cavallaro and Scott Halstead at Fort Bragg to share their experiences in Part 1. In Parts 2 and 3, five of the division’s Paratroopers tell us what it was like. Those episodes will be released on December 8 and 15, 2021.

  • Guests:

    • MG Christopher Donahue, Commanding General, 82nd Airborne Division, U.S. Army
    • CSM David Pitt, Senior-Enlisted Advisor, 82nd Airborne Division, U.S. Army

  • Hosts:
    • Gina Cavallaro, Senior Staff Writer, AUSA’s Army Magazine
    • COL (Ret) Scott Halstead, Director, AUSA’s Center of Leadership

Resources:

82ndAirborne Division
United States Army
Web: https://www.army.mil/82ndairborne

Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

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