AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast
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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Family Voices: Army Family Financial Readiness

Family Voices: Army Family Financial Readiness

October 18, 2021

Learn how financial readiness contributes to mission readiness with our guest, Robyn Mroszczyk, AFC. Hear how our soldiers and families can equip themselves with the financial education necessary to ensure the success of our families and the Army. To learn more please check out the resource section below. 

 

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  • Guest: Robyn Mroszczyk, AFC, Financial Education Program Manager, Soldier & Family Readiness Division, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-9 

 

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

Resources: 

 

Financial Frontline

Website: https://financialfrontline.org/

 

USARMY Pentagon HQDA DCS G-9 Mailbox Financial Literacy

Email: usarmy.pentagon.hqda-dcs-g-9.mbx.financial-literacy@army.mil

Special Edition: Transforming for the Future with The Honorable Christine E. Wormuth, Secretary of the Army

Special Edition: Transforming for the Future with The Honorable Christine E. Wormuth, Secretary of the Army

October 11, 2021

How is the Army transforming for the future? The Honorable Christine E. Wormuth, Secretary of the Army, joins AUSA’s GEN(R) Brown to talk about her approach to the new role including a focus on people first, modernization, budget and more.

  • Guest: The Honorable Christine E. Wormuth, Secretary of the Army

  • Host: GEN (Ret) Robert (Bob) B. Brown, AUSA’s President and CEO

Resources:

AUSA 2021 Annual Meeting & Exposition (11-13 October)
America’s Army and its People: Transforming for the Future
Web: https://meetings.ausa.org/annual/2021/index.cfm

 

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Special Edition: Military Family Transitions + NCO & Family Opportunities at AUSA’s 2021 Annual Meeting (11-13 October)

Special Edition: Military Family Transitions + NCO & Family Opportunities at AUSA’s 2021 Annual Meeting (11-13 October)

October 6, 2021

What are the keys to success for military family transitions? We have a treat today with SMA Michael Grinston and his wife Alexandra joining AUSA’s SMA (R) Daniel and Holly Dailey to share tips on settling into a new location, including Army programs that can help.

Also, what’s coming up at the #AUSA2021 Annual Meeting for NCOs and families? The Senior Enlisted Couple for the Army also describe the events they are participating in at AUSA’s 2021 Annual Meeting (11-13 Oct): Family Forums, Senior Leader Town Hall and Modern Protocol & Evolving Traditions.

 

  • Guests:
    • SMA Michael Grinston, Sergeant Major of the Army
    • Alexandra Grinston, Spouse of the Sergeant Major of the Army

 

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

 

Resources:

 

AUSA 2021 Annual Meeting & Exposition (11-13 October)

America’s Army and its People: Transforming for the Future

Web: https://meetings.ausa.org/annual/2021/index.cfm

 

Military OneSource

Web: https://www.militaryonesource.mil/

 

AUSA’s NCO & Soldier Programs

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

Twitter (Dailey): @15thSMA

 

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Soldier Today: New Mexico National Guard Updates with CSM Robbie D. Cantrell

Soldier Today: New Mexico National Guard Updates with CSM Robbie D. Cantrell

October 4, 2021

“Legacy of Honor” is the New Mexico National Guard’s motto. SMA(R) Dailey welcomes CSM Robbie D. Cantrell, State Command Sergeant Major, New Mexico Army National Guard to discuss its militia roots, and how the organization now supports United States and the state of New Mexico in day-to-day domestic missions and national anomalies like the pandemic. For instance, its “Task Force COVID” delivered food and water to pueblos, tribal land and communities in need, supported COVID testing and vaccinations, and more.

  • Guest: CSM Robbie D. Cantrell, State Command Sergeant Major, New Mexico Army National Guard

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

 

Resources:

New Mexico National Guard
Web: https://newmexicong.com/

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

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Thought Leaders: In the Company of Heroes

Thought Leaders: In the Company of Heroes

September 27, 2021

Explore the lives of post-9/11 Medal of Honor recipients. Author James Kitfield joins AUSA’s Joe Craig to discuss his new book which tells the amazing stories of twenty-five Soldiers who have won the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award, for their service in Afghanistan and Iraq.

 

  • Guest: James Kitfield, author of In the Company of Heroes: The Inspiring Stories of Medal of Honor Recipients from America’s Longest Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq

 

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

 

Resources:

Center Street Publishing

In the Company of Heroes: The Inspiring Stories of Medal of Honor Recipients from America’s Longest Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq

 

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Special Edition: 2021 Annual Meeting Overview with Army Public Affairs

Special Edition: 2021 Annual Meeting Overview with Army Public Affairs

September 22, 2021

Spotlighting AUSA’s 2021 Annual Meeting with special guest, Army Deputy Chief of Public Affairs’ Michael Brady. Mr. Brady joins AUSA’s BG(R) Jack Haley and Nzinga Curry for a sneak peek of what to expect, including top speakers, exhibits and health and safety measures. The Annual Meeting theme is “America’s Army and its People, Transforming for the Future.” The Annual Meeting will be back in person at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in D.C., 11-13 October.

 

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  • Guests: 
  • Michael P. Brady, Principal Deputy Chief of Army Public Affairs
  • BG (Ret) Jack Haley, AUSA’s Vice President for Membership & Meetings

 

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

 

 

Resources: 

 

AUSA 2021 Annual Meeting & Exposition (11-13 October) 

America’s Army and its People: Transforming for the Future 

Web: https://meetings.ausa.org/annual/2021/index.cfm  

Family Voices: Volunteering – A Family Value

Family Voices: Volunteering – A Family Value

September 20, 2021

AUSA's 2020 Volunteer Family of the Year joins us to share how they make time to make a difference. SSG Casey Raines and Brittany Raines share why volunteerism is family value for the Raines family. Learn how they connected with their local AUSA chapters to give back and build community. Listen as they share advice for families who are considering joining the Army family. To find an AUSA Chapter near you please check out our website linked in the resource section below. 

 

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

 

  • Guests: 
  • SSG Casey Raines, U.S. Army
  • Brittany Raines, AUSA’s Fort Leonard Wood Mid-Missouri Chapter Executive Secretary

 

  

Resources: 

AUSA Chapters

Website: https://www.ausa.org/search/chapters

 

AUSA Fort Leonard Wood-Mid Missouri Chapter

Facebook: @midmoausa

Special Edition: Army Suicide Prevention Program

Special Edition: Army Suicide Prevention Program

September 15, 2021

There is no shame in seeking help. Dr. James Helis of the Army Resiliency Directorate joins AUSA’s Dan Roper to talk about the Army Suicide Prevention Program. They discuss how the Army is addressing the complex challenge of death by suicide, and how it is taking steps to identify and influence the many factors that may help in preventing this harmful behavior. September may be Suicide Prevention Month but taking care of our Soldiers is a year-round activity.

 

  • Guest: James A. Helis, PhD, Director, Army Resilience Directorate
  • Host: COL (Ret) Dan Roper, AUSA’s Director of National Security Studies

 

Resources:

 

Army Resilience Directorate
Web: https://www.armyresilience.army.mil/

 

Army Suicide Prevention Program
Web: https://www.armyresilience.army.mil/suicide-prevention/index.html

 

Military Crisis Line
Web: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/get-help/military-crisis-line
Phone: 800-273-8255
Text: 838255

 

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