AUSA's Army Matters Podcast

AUSA's Army Matters Podcast

A rotating cast of hosts covers topics of importance to the Total Army community including Soldiers, military families and Army supporters. Keep it locked here for all Army Matters. Brought to you by AUSA, the U.S. Army’s professional association - voice for the Army and support for the Soldiers.

Episodes

November 24, 2021 38 min

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 ...

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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 th...

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November 15, 2021 19 min

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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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.

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  • LTC Christopher Ellison...
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    November 8, 2021 17 min

    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 ...

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    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. Earnha...
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    October 25, 2021 25 min

    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 ...
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    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 technolo...

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    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. 

     

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

     

  • Guest: Robyn Mroszczyk, AFC, Financia...
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    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
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    AUSA 2021 Annual Meeting & Exposition (11-13 O...

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    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...

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    “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 la...

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    September 27, 2021 16 min

    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 Wa...
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    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 Conve...

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    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 we...

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    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 Soldie...

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    September 13, 2021 25 min

    An Army Recruiter, SFC Quoya Dubose, and recent Army recruit and former AUSA National Security Analyst, 2LT Jeremiah Rozman, join us to share their journey to joining the Army. Learn about the recruiting process and the benefits to starting career in the Army. Additionally, we welcome our new co-host, LTC CJ Langley, AUSA’s new U.S. Army Fellow, to his first podcast with us. To learn more about Army career opportunities please see ...

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    Army Recovery Care Program (ARCP) works to transition our wounded warriors and their families back to the force or back to civilian life through medical care, rehabilitation, professional development, and other efforts. Hear how the ARCP’s Adaptive Sports program has helped over 80,000 Soldiers adapt and overcome. SFC (Ret.) Gabi Cha and SSG (Ret.) Beth King, who are a part of the Army Recovery Care Program, joins us to share how t...

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    Known as “Freedom’s Guardian,” the U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) is the Army’s largest command. SMA(R) Dailey interviews CSM Todd Sims, the senior enlisted leader for FORSCOM. Based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, the command consists of more than 750,000 soldiers and is responsible for providing ready forces to meet combatant commander requirements around the world.

  • Guest: CSM Todd Sims, Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Forc...
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    September 1, 2021 32 min

    It’s back to school time! Holly Dailey welcomes Maria McConville and Alexandra Grinston along with Shannon George of the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) to discuss resources and tips for military families, the adults and the kids, preparing for the new school year.

  • Guests:
  • Maria McConville, Spouse of the Chief of Staff of the Army
  • Alexandra Grinston, Spouse of the Sergeant Major of the Army
  • Shannon George, Trainer and CONN...
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