AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast
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

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Special Edition: Healthy and Happy Holidays

Special Edition: Healthy and Happy Holidays

November 24, 2021

The holiday season is upon us and it can be a stressful time! Learn how to celebrate the holidays “Army style” and stay healthy. Hear from Mrs. McConville and Mrs. Grinston as they share stories on how they have celebrated the holidays, the importance of taking care of yourself, and helping others. Listen as Nicole Leth, Director of Fort Belvoir Armed Forces Wellness Center and Maria Reed, Founder of Moving with the Military share tips and resources on how Army families can stay healthy and enjoy the holiday season. For more information on the resources mentioned in the episode please check out our resource section below.

 

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  • Host: Holly Dailey, AUSA’s Director of Family Readiness

 

  • Guests: 
  • Maria McConville, Spouse of Chief of Staff of the Army
  • Alexandra Grinston, Spouse of Sergeant Major of the Army
  • Nicole Leth, Fort Belvoir Armed Forces Wellness Center Director
  • Maria Reed, Moving with the Military Founder

 

Resources: 

 

Military OneSource
Web: www.militaryonesource.mil

Fort Belvoir Armed Forces Wellness Center
Web:https://home.army.mil/belvoir/index.php/about/Garrison/headquarters-battalion/fort-belvoir-armed-forces-wellness-center

Army Wellness Center Enterprise Website – Army Public Health Center:

Web:https://phc.amedd.army.mil/topics/healthyliving/al/Pages/ArmyWellnessCenters.aspx

Facebook: @FortBelvoirafwc
https://www.facebook.com/FortBelvoirAFWC

Instagram: @fortbelvoirafwc
Web: https://www.instagram.com/fortbelvoirafwc/

Military OneSource
Web: www.militaryonesource.mil

Thought Leaders: To Boldly Go

Thought Leaders: To Boldly Go

November 22, 2021

Science fiction can be a means grow as leaders, strategists and in dealing with conflict. Editors Jonathan Klug and Steve Leonard join AUSA’s Joe Craig to discuss their new book, To Boldly Go: Leadership, Strategy, and Conflict in the 21st Century and Beyond, which brings together expertly told stories tackling subjects like the burden of leadership, weighing experience against in intelligence in the pursuit of strategy, and the threat of depleted natural resources.

  • Guests: Editors of To Boldly Go: Leadership, Strategy, and Conflict in the 21st Century and Beyond

    • COL Jonathan Klug, Assistant Professor, United States Army War College

    • Steven Leonard, Senior Assistant Dean, The University of Kansas School of Business and Senior Fellow, Modern War Institute at West Point
  • Host: Joe Craig, AUSA’s Book Program Director

Resources:

Casemate:
To Boldly Go: Leadership, Strategy, and Conflict in the 21st Century and Beyond

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Family Voices: United Through Reading

Family Voices: United Through Reading

November 15, 2021

Hear how United Through Reading is keeping the military and their families connected through reading. Listen as Sally A. Zoll, Ed.D, CEO of United Through Reading, shares the organization’s mission to provide a bonding experience for those military families who are separated because of deployments, assignments, or training through story time. To learn more please check out their website linked in the resource section below. 

 

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  • Guest: Sally A. Zoll, Ed.D, CEO, United Through Reading

 

  • Host: Holly Dailey, AUSA’s Director of Family Readiness

 

     

Resources: 

 

United Through Reading 

Website: www.unitedthroughreading.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/unitedthroughreading

Instagram: www.instragram.com/UTR4Military

Twitter: www.twitter.com/UTR4Military

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/united-through-reading/

Special Edition: Get Your Family’s Flu and COVID-19 Shots + TRICARE Open Season is Now (8 Nov-13 Dec 2021)

Special Edition: Get Your Family’s Flu and COVID-19 Shots + TRICARE Open Season is Now (8 Nov-13 Dec 2021)

November 10, 2021

Don’t let vaccine fatigue keep you from protecting your family against the flu and COVID-19. Experts from the Defense Health Agency join AUSA’s Holly Dailey to discuss how getting vaccinated is the best path to immunity and to avoiding a possible “twindemic” this flu season. Also, don’t forget to update your health plan, if you need to, during TRICARE Open Season from 8 November to 13 December, 2021.

  • Guests:
    • LTC Christopher Ellison, Deputy Chief for Operations, Immunization Healthcare Division, Defense Health Agency
    • Ann Morse, Family Nurse Practitioner, Immunization Healthcare Division, Defense Health Agency
    • Jeremy Schneider, Program Analyst, TRICARE Policy and Programs, Defense Health Agency
  • Host: Holly Dailey, AUSA’s Director of Family Readiness

Resources:

Immunization Healthcare Division
Defense Health Agency
Web: www.health.mil/vaccine
Phone: 877-438-8222

 

TRICARE Open Season: 8 November – 13 December 2021
Web: https://tricare.mil/openseason

 

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Army Real Talk: Veterans Affairs

Army Real Talk: Veterans Affairs

November 8, 2021

As the Nation prepares to honor veterans from all walks of life, join us to learn about three important Veterans Affairs programs for our veterans and their families. Hear from SGM Jeffrey Cereghino, Senior Fellow to the Department of Veterans, as he explains how these programs will help newly separated service members better understand what resources are available to them. To find more information about the Department of Veterans Affairs resources please check out the resource section below.

 

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  • Guest: SGM Jeffrey Cereghino, Senior Fellow to the Department of Veterans Affairs

  

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

  

  

Resources: 

 

 

BDD Program

Pre-Discharge Claim | Veterans Affairs (va.gov)

YouTube Video

Benefits Delivery at Discharge - YouTube

 

VET-TEC Program

Veterans Technology Education Courses | Veterans Affairs (va.gov)

YouTube Video

VET TEC Testimonials - YouTube

 

Solid Start

VA Solid Start - Veterans Benefits Administration

YouTube Video

M2C Ep. 5: VA Solid Start - YouTube

 

  

 

Soldier Today: 2021 Army NCO of the Year & Soldier of the Year

Soldier Today: 2021 Army NCO of the Year & Soldier of the Year

November 1, 2021

The U.S. Army’s 2021 Best Warrior Competition winners represent Army Futures Command and Army Pacific. SMA(R) Dailey interviews NCO of the Year SSG Adam L. Krauland, and Soldier of the Year SGT Justin J. Earnhart. They discuss their personal and military background, where they started and what made them decide to compete for the Best Warrior title.

  • Guests:
    • SSG Adam L. Krauland, NCO of the Year, U.S. Army Pacific
    • SGT Justin J. Earnhart, Soldier of the Year, U.S. Army Futures Command
  • Host: SMA (Ret) Daniel Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs

 

Resources:

U.S. Army Best Warrior Competition
Web: https://www.army.mil/bestwarrior/

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

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Thought Leaders: Checkmate in Berlin

Thought Leaders: Checkmate in Berlin

October 25, 2021

The fight to control Berlin after World War II served as the opening battle of the Cold War. Giles Milton, author of Checkmate in Berlin: The Cold War Showdown That Shaped the Modern World,  joins AUSA’s Joe Craig to discuss his gripping new book that showcases how Colonel Frank “Howlin’ Mad” Howley and other Western leaders faced down their Soviet counterparts when the Iron Curtain fell across Europe.

  • Guest: Giles Milton, author of Checkmate in Berlin: The Cold War Showdown That Shaped the Modern World

  • Host: Joe Craig, AUSA’s Book Program Director

 

Resources:

 

Henry Holt/Macmillan Publishers:
Checkmate in Berlin: The Cold War Showdown That Shaped the Modern World

 

Giles Milton, Author
Web: https://www.gilesmilton.com/

 

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Special Edition: USACE Innovation Summit 2021 (25-29 Oct - Virtual)

Special Edition: USACE Innovation Summit 2021 (25-29 Oct - Virtual)

October 20, 2021

How is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) driving innovation?  Dr. David Pittman, Director of the USACE Engineer Research and Development Center, joins AUSA’s Dan Roper to discuss USACE Innovation Summit 2021, an event to showcase state-of-the-art work happening across the Corps and how USACE is shifting to a culture of taking chances with forward-thinking innovation.  This second annual event will not only emphasize technology but other essential aspects of innovation including business practices and people. The virtual symposium, taking place 25-29 October 2021 is free to attend, but please register in advance.

  • Guest: Dr. David W. Pittman, Director of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center and Director of Research and Development and Chief Scientist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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

 

Resources:

 

19 May 2021 - AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast episode with LTG Spellmon
Special Edition: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

 

USACE Innovation Summit 2021
Innovation to Impact: Leading from the Future
Virtual Event – 25-29 October
Web: www.usaceinnovationsummit.org

 

U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC)
Web: www.erdc.usace.army.mil

 

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Web: https://www.usace.army.mil/

 

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