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Family Voices: AUSA Chapters Supporting Soldiers & Families

Family Voices: AUSA Chapters Supporting Soldiers & Families

July 19, 2021

How do AUSA Chapters support Soldiers and their families? AUSA’s 122 chapters and 9 regions worldwide are primarily made up of volunteer members seeking to go the extra mile for our Soldiers and families. Highlighting AUSA’s Pikes Peak Chapter efforts at Fort Carson, Colorado and the surrounding area are SGM(Ret.) Scott Leeling, AUSA’s Pikes Peak Chapter President and Marissa Bolado, Vice President of AUSA’s Pikes Peak Chapter Family programs. They join us to provide insight and share resources available to Soldiers and their families. To learn more please check out their website linked in the resource section below. 

 

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  • Guests: 
  • SGM(Ret.) Scott A. Leeling, AUSA’s Pikes Peak Chapter President
  • Marissa Bolado, Vice President of AUSA’s Pikes Peak Chapter Family Programs

 

  • Hosts: 
  • Holly Dailey, AUSA’s Director of Family Readiness  
  • SMA (Ret) Daniel Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs    

  

Resources: 

 

AUSA – Pikes Peak Chapter 

Website: https://www.ausappc.org/

Email: PPAUSA.FamilyPrograms@gmail.com

 

 

Social Media Handles:

FB: @PikesPeakChapterAusa

 

  

Army Real Talk: 2020 Summer Olympics

Army Real Talk: 2020 Summer Olympics

July 12, 2021

U.S. Army Olympians, SFC Elizabeth Marks and SGT Samantha Schultz, joins us to discuss the U.S. Army’s World Class Athlete Program (WCAP) on their way to represent Team USA in the 2020 Olympic Games. Listen as the soldier-athletes describe their accomplishments along their journey to the Olympics. Learn how WCAP offered them the opportunity to serve their country and pursue sports on an international level. To learn more about WCAP check out their website listed in the resource section below. 

 

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  • Guests: 
  • SGT Samantha Schultz, U.S. Army
  • SFC Elizabeth Marks, U.S. Army

 

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

  

  

Resources: 

Army World Class Athlete Program (WCAP)

Web: https://www.armywcap.com

 

Social Media Handles:

FB: @USArmyWCAP

Twitter: @usarmywcap

IG:@usarmywcap

Special Edition: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Centennial (1921-2021)

Special Edition: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Centennial (1921-2021)

July 7, 2021

Honoring the unknown and providing inspiration for the future, the 100th Anniversary Commemoration of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier takes place throughout 2021.  Three Soldiers for Life with service at the Tomb join AUSA’s Dan Roper to describe these commemorative activities along with the Tomb’s enduring meaning.

Dedicated in 1921 as a “source of inspiration, reverence and love of country,” the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier honors an unknown American warrior who “represents no section, creed or race . . . and typifies the soul of America and the supreme sacrifice of her heroic dead.” The 2021 Centennial, not only commemorates the dedication a century ago, but provides an opportunity for all Americans to reflect on the enduring meaning of the Tomb and its relevance to all citizens whether they have served in the military or not.

  • Guests:
    • Richard Azzaro, President, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Foundation
    • COL (Ret) Joe Buche, Executive Director, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Foundation
    • SGM (Ret) Gavin McIlvenna, President, Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
  • Host: COL (Ret) Dan Roper, AUSA’s Director of National Security Studies

 

Resources:

 

Society of the Honor Guard,
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (SHGTUS)
Web: https://tombguard.org/
Centennial: https://tombguard.org/centennial

 

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Foundation
Web: https://www.tomboftheunknownsoldierfoundation.com/

 

The Old Guard – 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment
Web: https://oldguard.mdw.army.mil/

 

Arlington Cemetery
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier:
https://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/Explore/Tomb-of-the-Unknown-Soldier
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Centennial (TUS-100):
https://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/TUS-100

 

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Soldier Today: Army Futures Command Updates with CSM Michael Crosby

Soldier Today: Army Futures Command Updates with CSM Michael Crosby

July 5, 2021

What’s new at Army Futures Command? SMA(R) Dailey interviews CSM Michael A. Crosby, Command Sergeant Major, Army Futures Command. They give an overview of AFC, its modernization efforts, Project Convergence updates, key milestones and accomplishments that lie ahead, and how the Defense budget might negatively affect modernization efforts.

  • Guest: CSM Michael A. Crosby, Command Sergeant Major, Army Futures Command
  • Host: SMA (Ret) Daniel Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs

Resources:

Army Futures Command

Web: https://www.army.mil/futures

Web: https://www.armyfuturescommand.com/ 

 

AUSA’s NCO & Soldier Programs

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

Twitter (Dailey): @15thSMA

 

Special Edition: FY 2022 Army Budget with MG Chamberlain

Special Edition: FY 2022 Army Budget with MG Chamberlain

June 30, 2021

How does the Army’s FY 2022 Budget support people, readiness and modernization? The Army’s Budget Director, MG Paul Chamberlain, joins AUSA’s Mark Haaland to share his thoughts on the new budget request. They discuss how it meets the Army’s priorities for people, readiness and modernization while fulfilling requirements for the interim national security strategic guidance set by the current administration. They cover reductions in the FY 2022 budget, a different accounting method for other contingency operations (OCO), and the readiness of our Army to fight and win.

  • Guest: MG Paul A. Chamberlain, Director for Army Budget, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management & Comptroller)
  • Host: Mark Haaland, AUSA’s Director of Government Affairs

Resources:

Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management and Comptroller
(ASA (FM&C))
Web: https://www.asafm.army.mil/

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Thought Leaders: Future War and the Defence of Europe

Thought Leaders: Future War and the Defence of Europe

June 28, 2021

How can the U.S. Army and NATO allies deter and defeat any threats to Europe? Today, LTG(R) Ben Hodges, former commander of U.S. Army Europe, joins AUSA’s Joe Craig to discuss the new book, Future War and the Defence of Europe, which Hodges co-wrote with retired Marine Gen. John Allen and Julian Lindley-French. It offers a major new analysis of how peace and security can be maintained in Europe amid advances in technology and a rapidly shifting strategic environment.

  • Guest: LTG(R) Ben Hodges, former commander of U.S. Army Europe and author of Future War and the Defence of Europe

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

 

Resources:

Oxford University Press:
Future War and the Defence of Europe

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Family Voices: Military Community and Family Policy

Family Voices: Military Community and Family Policy

June 21, 2021

Join us to catch up with AUSA’s former Family Readiness Director, Patricia Barron, who is now the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community & Family Policy (MC&FP). Hear about her journey from an infantry spouse to her current role. Listen as she provides insight on what the Military Community & Family Policy does and their strategic imperatives to support the needs of the Total Force. To learn more please check out Military OneSource website linked in the resource section below. 

 

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  • Guest: Patricia Barron, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Military Community and Family Policy

 

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

   

Resources: 

 

Military OneSource

Web: www.militaryonesource.mil

 

Social Media Handles

 

FB: @military.1source

Twitter/IG: @Military1Source

  

Army Real Talk: Project Inclusion

Army Real Talk: Project Inclusion

June 14, 2021

Today marks the U.S. Army's 246th birthday! LTG Gary Brito, DCS G-1 and Mr. Anselm Beach joins us to highlight how far our Army has come and its commitment to being a diverse, equitable, and inclusive force. Listen as they discuss the Army's work to build a culture of trust and inclusion. Learn about the progress the Army has made through efforts such as Project Inclusion, the People First Task Force, and Your Voice Matters listening tour. To learn more about Army G-1 and their efforts follow them at the social media platforms listed below. 

 

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  • Guests: 

    • LTG Gary Brito, U.S. Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1
    • Mr. Anslem Beach, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army – Equity Inclusion Agency

 

  • Hosts: 

    • Nzinga Curry, AUSA’s Director of Education & Programs 
    • LTG (R) Patricia McQuistion, AUSA Senior Fellow

    

Resources: 

Army G-1

Web: http://www.army.mil/G-1

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HQDAMRAG1/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MRA_G1_PAO

Soldier Today: Texas National Guard – Texans Serving Texans

Soldier Today: Texas National Guard – Texans Serving Texans

June 7, 2021

The Texas National Guard is made up of community members – Texans serving Texans. SMA(R) Dailey interviews CSM Jason D. Featherston, Senior Enlisted Advisor, Texas Army National Guard. They discuss the makeup of the Texas National Guard and how its civilian soldiers respond to domestic emergencies, combat missions, counterdrug efforts, reconstruction missions and more—all with equal speed, strength and efficiency.

  • Guest: CSM Jason D. Featherston, Senior Enlisted Advisor, Texas Army National Guard
  • Host: SMA (Ret) Daniel Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs

 

Resources:

Texas Military Department
Web: https://tmd.texas.gov/

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

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Special Edition: Korea Defense Veterans Association – Together for the ROK-U.S. Alliance

Special Edition: Korea Defense Veterans Association – Together for the ROK-U.S. Alliance

May 31, 2021

This Memorial Day, we remember those who gave their lives, including the 36,574 U.S. Soldiers who died in the Korean War.  COL(R) Steve Lee of Korea Defense Veterans Association (KDVA) joins AUSA’s CSM(R) Troy Welch to highlight KDVA’s role as a connector and convener for anyone who wants to support the Republic of Korea (ROK)-U.S. Alliance, one of the United States’ closest allies in that region of the world.

 

With the motto “Together for the ROK-U.S. Alliance,” KDVA is the only professional organization whose sole purpose is to enhance, support, and advocate for the ROK-U.S. Alliance and our Veterans. 1.8 Million U.S. troops fought in the Korean War and 3.3 Million have served in Korea since the 1953 signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement. Membership with KDVA is free and includes professional networking, mentoring, volunteering, and researching opportunities.

 

  • Guest: COL (Ret) Steve Lee, Senior Vice President of Operations, Korea Defense Veterans Association

 

  • Host: CSM (Ret) Troy Welch, AUSA’s Director for NCO and Soldier Programs and Board Member, Korea Defense Veterans Association

 

This episode is brought to you by GEICO.

 

Resources:

 

Korea Defense Veterans Associations
Web: https://kdva.vet/

 

Korea-US Alliance Foundation
Web: http://kusaf.org/

 

Korean War Veterans Memorial – Wall of Remembrance
Web: https://koreanwarvetsmemorial.org/wall-of-remembrance/

 

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

 

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