Pick Up Your Dietz Print from Braxton Bragg Chapter AUSA

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President’s Message March 2015

Many of us had never heard the word Sequestration before 2011; now it is a dreaded word well known in...  read more...

Warrior Leader Course Class 03-15 12 March 2015

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Pick Up Your Dietz Print from Braxton Bragg Chapter AUSA

PrintThe historic Dietz Print of XVIII Airborne Corps in Afghanistan: “First In – Last Out” is now available. These signed edition prints are a reminder of our Army’s service in Afghanistan over the last decade. As with all Dietz Prints, they are sure to increase in value. Get yours early! To purchase your print you can pay through the chapter’s website or you can call Gary at 910.396.3755 or Click Here to email him.

We can mail the print to or you can make arrangements with Gary to stop by our office, Braxton Bragg Chapter of the Association of the United States Army, Room B-K-6 (Basement), in the Soldier Support Center, Fort Bragg North Carolina to pick up your print.

 

President’s Message March 2015

Many of us had never heard the word Sequestration before 2011; now it is a dreaded word well known in the military community.

The Budget Control Act of 2011, commonly know as Sequestration, is a law enacted by Congress that requires extensive defense spending cuts. Some projections have the cuts at $1 trillion dollars over 10 years.

Throw the dart to the world map and chances are very good that you will land on an area with a current or emerging threat. The world faces increased risk from an Islamic State group, uncertainty in areas that were once at peace and continued threats from enemies we have faced for many years. The enemey does not wear the same uniform or have the same method of operation that has been known in past conflicts. The war on terror is not a war that looks like other wars we have faced . . . it doesn’t have a clear beginning and end. Some experts say it will never end. We face enemies that are more technically advanced and use social media in a way no one would ever imagine just a few years ago. Many nations are increasing defense spending, at a time the United States is cutting the defense budget.

Some may say that we don’t need to be concerned by these threats that are thousands of miles away . . . Really? I’m concerned.

With massive cuts in defense spending, the military has faced reductions that impact readiness, training, modernization, benefits and family programs. Civilian workers are also being reduced, which decreases support to the military. We are asking those who serve to do much more with much less.

It seems the Budget Control Act came into existence beause our elected officials were waiting to see if one side would blink first. No one blinked. No one compromised. And the military is now paying the cost in the amount of $1 trillion.

Sequestration has already been a tremendous burden with extensive cuts that have been realized in the defense budget. Our elected officials should stop the madness and end Sequestration. Most people understand that budget cuts are necessary. To some, asking the defense department that spends 17 percent of the overall federal budget to cut by 50 percent can be described as ludicrous.

As the President of Braxton Bragg Chapter of the Association of the United States Army, I echo the voice of General Gordan Sullivan, USA Retired, President & Chief Executive Offier of the Association of the United States Army . . . Stop Sequestation Now!

As an average American citizen, I simply ask our elected officials, how will you meet the challenge of keeping the United States secure with the level of extensive cuts required with Sequestion?

To our Soldiers and Families we will continue to be a voice that advocates on your behalf.

We support you and appreciate your service!

Ms. Joy Thrash
President

Warrior Leader Course Class 03-15 12 March 2015

XVIII Airborne Corps & Fort Bragg
Noncommissioned Officer Academy
Warrior Leader Course
Class 03-15
12 March 2015

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Small Group Leader of the Cycle (Left)
Staff Sergeant Christopher Thompson
XVIII Airborne Corps & Fort Bragg
Noncommissioned Officers’ Academy
I am an Amercian Soldier

Distinguished Honor Graduate (Right)
Specialist Zakhar Kravtsov
3rd Special Forces Group (A)
US Army Special Forces Command
US Army Special Operations Command
I am an American Soldier

SSG Christopher Thompson, the Smail Group Leader of the Cycle received a one year membership with the Association of the United States Army. Specialist Zakhar Kravtsov, the Distinguished Honor Graduate, was presented an Iron Mike Trophy and a one year membership with the Association of the United States Army.

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Creed of the Noncommissoned Officer

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Charge to the Newly Promoted Noncommissioned Officer

Warrior Leader Course Class 02-15 5 February 2015

XVIII Airborne Corps & Fort Bragg
Noncommissioned Officer Academy
Warrior Leader Course
Class 02-15
5 February 2015

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Small Group Leader of the Cycle (Left)
Staff Sergeant Eric E. McEllen
XVIII Airborne Corps & Fort Bragg
Noncommissioned Officers’ Academy
I am an Amercian Soldier

Distinguished Honor Graduate (Right)
Specialist James H. Wilson III
Company A, 112the Signal Battalion
Special Operations Support Command
US Army Special Operations Command
I am an American Soldier

SSG Eric E. McEllen, the Smail Group Leader of the Cycle received a one year membership with the Association of the United States Army. Specialist James H.  Wilson, the Distinguished Honor Graduate, was presented an Iron Mike Trophy and a one year membership with the Association of the United States Army.

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Creed of the Noncommissoned Officer

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Charge to the Newly Promoted Noncommissioned Officer