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The Army Exhibit at the Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting

SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

"We have transitioned our personnel and our mentality to an operational reserve. We have created an environment and culture that [the Soldiers] want to be part of and that they feel good about. We can’t go back to a strategic reserve –- one, because you can’t afford it, the nation needs us; but two, we can’t go back because the Soldiers we’ve got signed up to be utilized. What we’re saying is, an operational reserve makes sense. It’s the right thing for the military, it’s the right thing for the nation, and it’s the right thing for the Soldier."

- Lt. Gen. Jack C. Stultz, the top Army Reserve office, said he’s told the Army leadership and others that there’s no turning back from being an operational reserve force.

Operational Reserve makes business sense, general says

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

"It gives us as an Army the opportunity to showcase the skills of our Soldiers. Not just within the Army, but also to the American people…It tests the critical-thinking skills and abilities of the competitors, so they can become more effective leaders."

- 1st Sgt. LaDerek Green of the Combined Arms Support Command, the noncommissioned officer in charge of the competition, speaking about the week-long Best Warrior Competition, which will determine the titles for both Army Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year.

Army's Best Warrior competition underway

A CULTURE OF ENGAGEMENT

CALENDAR

2010-2013: 60th Anniversary of the Korean War

Sept 15- Oct 15: National Hispanic Heritage Month

October 2010

Energy Awareness Month

Depression Education & Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Oct. 6 & 7: Medal of Honor White House & Pentagon ceremonies for Staff Sgt. Robert Miller

Oct 18- 22: Best Warrior Competition

Oct. 25-31: Red Ribbon Week

Oct. 25-27: AUSA annual meeting

PROFESSIONAL WRITING

Updated on the first of each month: Army Professional Writing

TODAY'S FOCUS

The Army Exhibit at the Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting

What is it?

The Army Exhibit at Booth 1775 is the premier U.S. Army display at the 2010 Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting & Exposition, held Oct. 25-27, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C. Soldiers are the centerpiece of the exhibit's dynamic multimedia experience. Diverse presentations at this professional development venue help broaden understanding and build trust in why America's Army is the strength of the nation.

What has the Army done?

The Army's accomplishments during the year will be highlighted through displays and presentations that feature the Soldier and their professionalism, while also highlighting other "Faces of Strength" that make America's Army the strength of the nation. The social media presentation will demonstrate how the Army is using social media to connect us and strengthen our mission effectiveness. Visitors will also learn how the Army uses social media to reach family, friends and others to better tell the Army story. Visitors to Warriors Corner will be able to see 16 live, varied presentations from speakers sharing their experiences and lessons learned. By viewing two stirring videos in the Strength of the Nation Theater, visitors will enhance their understanding of the commitment and sacrifice members of our Army Family have made through their service.

Why is this important to the Army?

The Army Exhibit is a key communication platform for the Army's key themes: Restoring Balance; Modernizing the Force; Building Resiliency; Adapting our Institutions; and Maintaining our Combat Edge. A few minutes spent at the Army Exhibit will reinforce the Army's current strategic priorities.

What is planned for the future?

The Army will maintain a suite of exhibits available to support forums from large conventions to special event off-sites. Video products will be available Army-wide to commanders, leaders and public affairs officers for further dissemination in support of their local public affairs programs.

Resources:

2010 AUSA Meeting & Expo information

AUSA 2010 Annual Meeting & Exposition website

U.S. Army Faces of Strength

Two Critical challenges on the 2010 Army Posture Statement

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