The Army Exhibit

Thursday October 2, 2008

What is it?

The Army Exhibit is a must-see, interactive, audio-visual experience featured as part of the AUSA annual meeting, to be held from Oct. 6-8 at the Washington Convention Center. The Army Exhibit "experience" explains how the changing face of warfare in the 21st century poses an unprecedented threat to our very way of life. Visitors will truly understand the nature of Soldiering, the importance of Soldiers to America, and why Soldiers, families, and Army civilians are truly the strength of the nation.

What has the Army done?

The Army designed and constructed an exhibit that is anything but a static display; rather, the Army Exhibit provides visitors with multiple opportunities to listen, learn and participate. The Army Exhibit comprises three zones: Zone 1 is Warrior's Corner which features live presentations addressing areas from war fighting to community covenant updates ; Zone 2 is a theater venue which features two powerfully emotional videos called "America's Army: The Strength of the Nation" and "Faces of Strength;" and finally Zone 3 presents two informative workshops: the first is called "Your Army - Your Story," where visitors learn how to better communicate the Army story, and the second presentation will address how the Army family can tap into invaluable community resources covering topics from educational benefits to employment opportunities.

Why is this important to the Army?

We have been engaged, for more than seven years, in continuous combat. Over 1 million of our country men and women have deployed to combat and over 4,500 have sacrificed their lives. The Army faces an era of persistent conflict where protracted confrontation among state, non-state, and individual actors that are increasingly willing to use violence to achieve political and ideological ends; therefore, keeping both our internal and external audiences informed of current and developing Army programs and initiatives has never been more critical. The Army Exhibit is the significant centerpiece of this effort.

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 to Army-wide public affairs offices for further dissemination.

Resources:

Army Exhibit

INFORMATION YOU CAN USE

- 2008 Strategic Communication Guide - Read the 2008 Army Strategic Communication Guide for key messages and updates

- Strategic Communication Coordination Group (SCCG) Workspace

- Army Public Affairs Portal

- Stories of Valor

- Speaker's Toolkit

- Information Papers with " 2008 Army Posture Statement"

A CULTURE OF ENGAGEMENT

The Army Community Relations Calendar

Blogger's Roundtable

Cooperative Spirit 08

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SOCIAL NETWORKING

NEWS ABOUT THE ARMY

  • Army leaders at NYC ceremony anticipate meeting recruiting goal (ARNews)
  • Africa command unfurls colors during Pentagon ceremony (ARNews)
  • AfriCom goes operational (AT)
  • Secretary of Army encourages MilBloggers (ARNews)
  • Corps waives recreation fees during R&R, redeployment leave (ARNews)
  • Recently wounded vets get intro to therapeutic sports (AFIS)

WAR ON TERROR NEWS

  • Commander in Afghanistan wants more troops (WP)
  • More U.S. troops needed in Afghanistan 'quickly,' general says (LAT)
  • NATO aims at Afghans whose drugs aid militants (NYT)
  • Taliban's yearly dope take is put at $100M (NDN)
  • Militants flourish in Pakistan's tribal area (USA)
  • Militants said to force men to fight (WT)

OF INTEREST

  • Military needs hackers, StratCom chief says (AT)
  • Guard families fight war of their own (NYT)
  • Military spouses get boost for federal jobs (AT)
  • San Franciscans campaign to keep JROTC (AJC)
  • Iran, China make neuroscience advances (WT)
  • Senate backs far-reaching nuclear trade deal with India (WP)

WORLD VIEW

  • Taliban leader in Pakistan, Baitullah Mehsud, 'dies from kidney failure' (LDT | Story)
  • British envoy says mission in Afghanistan is doomed, according to leaked memo (TO | Story)
  • Baghdad seeks to buy arms from Europe (FT | Story)
  • Baghdad shaken by suicide attacks (BBC | Story)
  • Negotiations over pirated vessel intensify (IHT | Story)
  • Russian rules out any war with U.S. (IHT | Story)
  • EU monitors begin patrols of Russian-held zone in Georgia (GRD | Story)
  • U.S. approves Indian nuclear deal (BBC | Story)

WHAT'S BEING SAID IN BLOGS

  • Saluting the flag (SM)
  • Attitude is just a state of mind -- so change your mind! (HHH)
  • Related article under Interest & World: India as strategic partner (WPR)
  • Soldier charity faces closure: Corporate donations dry up (SP)
  • Well, I'll be damned... (SBz)

ARMY SPORTS

Sports at a glance

Top Army football stories

Undefeated Fort Hood Soldier dominates for 3rd MMA title belt

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Events

Sept. 15 - Oct. 15, 2008: National Hispanic Heritage Month

SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

"Our first priority is the delivery and sustainment of effective security cooperation programs on the African continent and its island nations."

- Gen. William E. "Kip" Ward, AFRICOM commander, speaking at the ceremonial activation of U.S. Africa Command

Africa command unfurls colors during Pentagon ceremony

STAND-TO!

STAND-TO! is an information paper-based web platform that supports the U.S. Army’s strategic communication objectives.

The information papers -- written, approved and submitted by the Army agencies -- provide a broad, objective view of the Army’s current operations, doctrine and programs. The "Today’s Focus" topics highlight Army Staff initiatives and support Army wide strategic-level issues.

All published editions are sent to subscribers via email and archived daily in the STAND-TO! Archives.

STAND-TO! falls under the management of the Online and Social Media Division (OSMD) in the Office of the Chief of Public Affairs (OCPA).

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