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Edition: Wed, April 13, 2005
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SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

Sixty years ago, American soldiers liberated the German people from the tyranny of World War II. Today another generation of American soldiers have given the Iraqi and Afghan people a birth of freedom. (Story)

Donald H. Rumsfeld
Secretary of Defense

(In an address to Soldiers of the 3rd ID, in Iraq, Apr. 12, Secretary Rumsfeld echoed the comments of Ms. Birgit Smith, wife of Sgt. 1st Class Paul R. Smith (see Medal of Honor).)

TODAY'S FOCUS

ARMY SUGGESTION PROGRAM

The Employee Involvement Association (EIA) presented the EIA Anniversary Award to the Army Suggestion Program last year in recognition of the Army's long-term commitment to this valuable program.

The Army participates in the Employee Involvement Association to continuously "benchmark" its suggestion program. The EIA is a non-profit service organization composed of members from the public and private sectors dedicated to the worth, contributions and benefits of employee suggestion systems and other employee involvement processes.

In FY03, the Army Suggestion Program:

- Received 2,301 suggestions

- Adopted 622

- Saved the Army an estimated $13.3M

- Awarded $116,000 to those who made suggestions

To submit your ideas and perhaps earn a cash award, log onto the Army Suggestion Program's website at https://armysuggestions.army.mil/services/asp/asp_home.cfm.
You will need your AKO user name and password.

INFORMATION YOU CAN USE

The United States Army Home Page, www.Army.mil, continues to add media-rich content. One recent addition is the Professional Video Collection. This one-stop location allows viewers to find engaging and topic-specific video productions that best portray current Army initiatives. The site is arranged alphabetically and is at the viewers disposal as a research archive. The Army web team will continue to populate the site as more videos become available. (Link)

Watch the TRADOC Future Center Briefing The Army Modular Force, a new addition to the Army.mil Web special on Future Combat Systems (FCS).

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