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Registration Now Open for AUSA

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

Registration is now open for AUSA Now, the 2020 virtual annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army that will be held Oct. 13-16.  

A combination of live and prerecorded programming is planned, including an opening day address from Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy. Defense Secretary Mark Esper, Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville and many other Army leaders also will speak.  

A splashy opening ceremony is planned for Oct. 13, beginning about 10 a.m. The schedule for other programs will be set to accommodate live viewing in most time zones.

Several contemporary military forums are planned, as well as special programs for NCOs and soldiers featuring Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Grinston, military family seminars and a town hall meeting with Army leaders, and programs aimed at the Army National Guard, Army Reserve and for cadets at the U.S. Military Academy, ROTC and Officer Candidate School.  

Retirement planning and benefits presentations are also in the works.  

The final day of AUSA Now is set aside for AUSA chapter and region events. 

Simultaneous streaming is planned over multiple channels to accommodate the varied programing, which will include Warriors Corner presentations from the Army, xTechSearch briefs from competitors in the Army’s innovation competition, and seminars for small businesses, including the ability to speak directly to Army representatives.  

Virtual exhibits will also be part of AUSA Now, including industry engagement opportunities.  

Registration is required to view programming and visit the exhibit halls. There is no fee. Membership in AUSA is encouraged but not required, and some member-only promotions are expected.  

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2020 AUSA Annual Meeting Cancelled, Replaced with Virtual Event

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

AUSA 2020 ANNUAL MEETING GOES VIRTUAL


Photo by: Amanda Andrade-Rhoades for AUSA

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

The Association of the U.S. Army’s 2020 Annual Meeting and Exposition will be held virtually this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“After careful and detailed consideration, we’ve made the difficult decision to convert the 2020 AUSA Annual Meeting from an in-person meeting to a virtual experience,” said retired Gen. Carter Ham, AUSA president and CEO. “Based on health and safety considerations and ongoing restrictions on large gatherings, it is not possible for us to conduct an in-person meeting as we had originally envisioned.”

Planning is underway for a four-day virtual meeting beginning Tuesday, Oct. 13, and concluding on Friday, Oct. 16. Like live events in the past, the virtual meeting will feature addresses by top Army and national security leaders, professional military forums and presentations by industry.

Registration for the new virtual meeting is expected to open by September.

Switching to a virtual event was a “tough call,” Ham said. “The Annual Meeting is an incredibly important event and one of our favorite ways to celebrate everything that unites us, but health and safety must come first,” he said. “We are very disappointed that we are unable to hold this event as we had envisioned, but we know it’s the right decision.”

AUSA is now coordinating details for the virtual event, and team members will be reaching out directly to exhibitors and sponsors about new opportunities.

“While it may not replace the full experience of the in-person AUSA Annual Meeting, it will serve to keep us connected with Army senior leaders and messages, with industry partners and with AUSA members around the globe,” Ham said. “We are planning for a forum that allows reach beyond the 33,000-plus people we expected to see in Washington, D.C., this year.”

The AUSA team also is already looking forward to the 2021 Annual Meeting and “a grand reunion” scheduled for Oct. 11-13, 2021, in Washington, D.C., Ham said.

Updated information will be posted here: meetings.ausa.org/annual

AUSA – Medal of Honor Graphic Novel Series: Henry Johnson

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

On Tuesday, June 30, the Association of the United States Army is proud to announce the latest entry in the Medal of Honor graphic novel series: Medal of Honor: Henry Johnson.

Henry Johnson served on the Western Front of the First World War as member of the 369th Infantry Regiment, an African American unit that later became famous as the Harlem Hellfighters. While on sentry duty, Johnson fought off a German raiding party in hand-to-hand combat, despite being seriously injured. He was the first American to receive a Croix de Guerre with a golden palm, France’s highest award for bravery, and became a national hero back home.

The AUSA Book Program recognizes these remarkable acts of valor with Medal of Honor: Henry Johnson. This full-color digital graphic novel was created by a talented team of professionals:

Script: Chuck Dixon (Batman, The Punisher, The ‘Nam)

Pencils, Inks, Cover: PJ Holden (Judge Dredd, Battlefields, World of Tanks)

Colors: Peter Pantazis (Justice League, Superman, Wolverine)

Lettering: Troy Peteri (Spider-Man, Iron Man, X-Men)

The Association of the United States Army is a non-profit organization devoted to the US Army and Its Soldiers, and the book is being distributed free of charge as part of our educational mission. The new graphic novel is the first issue in the second volume of the Medal of Honor series, which launched October 2018 with Medal of Honor: Alvin York and continued with profiles of Roy Benavidez, Audie Murphy, and Sal Giunta. These graphic novels are available on Medal of Honor series page at www.ausa.org/moh.

This year’s graphic novels, in addition to Henry Johnson, will highlight Sen. Daniel Inouye, who finished a World War II assault despite losing an arm; Dr. Mary Walker, a Civil War surgeon and the only woman to receive the Medal of Honor; and Cpl. Tibor Rubin, the Holocaust survivor who later fought in Korea.

To read Medal of Honor: Henry Johnson online or download a free copy, please visit www.ausa.org/johnson.  

AUSA graphic novel – Medal of Honor: Daniel Inouye

Monday, June 1st, 2020

The Association of the United States Army is proud to announce the publication of a new graphic novel, Medal of Honor: Daniel Inouye.

I invite you to share this complimentary digital graphic novel with your readership.  Interested readers can view the work or download a free copy at www.ausa.org/inouye.

Daniel Inouye personally witnessed the attack on Pearl Harbor and volunteered for the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, which became one of the most decorated units in World War II. As a second lieutenant, Inouye led an assault on the German defenses in Italy during the final weeks of the war, where he lost an arm but continued fighting the battle. He entered politics upon his return to Hawaii and became the first Japanese American elected to the U.S. Senate.

The AUSA Book Program recognizes these remarkable acts of valor with Medal of Honor: Daniel Inouye. This full-color digital graphic novel was created by a talented team of professionals:

Script: Chuck Dixon (Batman, The Punisher, The ‘Nam)

Pencils, Inks, Cover: Christopher Ivy (G.I. Joe, Avengers, Flash)

Colors: Peter Pantazis (Justice League, Superman, Wolverine)

Lettering: Troy Peteri (Spider-Man, Iron Man, X-Men)

The Association of the United States Army is a non-profit organization devoted to the US Army and Its Soldiers, and the book is being distributed free of charge as part of our educational mission. The new graphic novel is the first issue in the second volume of the Medal of Honor series, which launched October 2018 with Medal of Honor: Alvin York and continued with profiles of Roy Benavidez, Audie Murphy, and Sal Giunta. These graphic novels are available on Medal of Honor series page at www.ausa.org/moh.

This year’s graphic novels, in addition to Inouye, will highlight Sgt. Henry Johnson, the Harlem Hellfighter who fought in World War I; Dr. Mary Walker, a Civil War surgeon and the only woman to receive the Medal of Honor; and Cpl. Tibor Rubin, the Holocaust survivor who later fought in Korea.

To read Medal of Honor: Daniel Inouye online or download a free copy, please visit www.ausa.org/inouye.  

 

 

AUSA 19 – General Motors Infantry Squad Vehicle Candidate

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

General Motors displayed their ISV candidate at AUSA.

It’s on the Chevrolet Colorado midsize truck architecture and its ZR2 and ZR2 Bison variants, supplemented with both custom and commercially available parts proven by Chevy Performance engineering in more than 10,000 miles of punishing off-road development and desert racing in the Best in the Desert Racing series.

Powered by a 186-horsepower, 2.8L diesel powerplant and six-speed automatic transmission, the nine man crew is protected by a Roll Over Protection System which serves as a roll bar. It can be stored for air transport.

AUSA 19 – LMD Pistol Enhancer For Glock

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

LaserMaxDefense manufactures the Pistol Aiming Laser (PAiL) for the US Army’s Modular Handgun System.

The switches are designed to be operated while wearing gloves and both the white light and IR illuminator (while using gen III Night Vision Devices) are designed to provide positive weapons ID at 40m.

Capabilities:

WHITE LIGHT: 175 lumens (typical) of white light
IR ILLUMINATOR: 175 mW (typical) of 850nm illumination
IR LASER: 850nm 0.7 mW max (class1) eye safe aiming laser

Length: < 2.8″
Height: < 1.4″ (not below trigger guard)
Width: < 1.5″
Weight: 2.6 ounces with battery

The Pistol Enhancer offers two hours of continuous use with a single CR-123 battery, which can be changed without removing the device from the weapon.

LMD took a look at the market and decided to create a version for use with the Glock. Because the trigger guard of the MHS is so large, they had to make a new version, with a different housing. Functionality of this prototype is the same as the original model, but experimentation has shown that it will fit a wider variety of pistols.

www.LMD-corp.com

AUSA 19 – MOOG’s Reconfigurable Integrated Weapons Platforms Features PASEO Sight by SAFRAN Optics 1

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Weapon integrator MOOG has incorporated the SAFRAN Optics 1 PASEO Modular Advanced Stabilized Sight on their Reconfigurable Integrated – Weapons Platform.

RIwP is a remote turret which can be configured in multiple ways including for multiple missiles, direct fire weapons and sight combinations. All direct fire weapons feature reload under armor for increased crew protection.

RIwP is currently being offered as an upgrade to the US Army’s Stryker as well for the SHort Range Air Defense system.

PASEO incorporates day color HDTV cameras, cooled thermal imager, and eye-safe laser rangefinder. The day cameras allow continuous, motionless zoom. Images are always stabilized, even while on the move. The system provides panoramic scan mode for 360 deg coverage and when connected to an Inertial Navigation System, threat geo-location. It can also be armored for increased survivability.

Dual PASEO systems are currently deployed on the Cockerill 3000 series vehicle. One is used by the vehicle commander and the second by the gunner to allow independent Target acquisition and overall situational awareness.

AUSA 19 – FibroTex USA

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

FibroTex USA has the contract to provide camouflage screens for the US Army. Although they are well known in Europe and their home country of Israel, few here know about their other capabilities.

In addition to providing multi-spectral screens which keep watchful eyes out but still allow sensors within to see the battlespace, they also offer lightweight shrouds and oversuits, in a wide variety of visual patterns.

www.fibrotex-tech.com