Soldier Today


Thursday, January 17, 2019
From the SMA’s Leader Book

Adventure, challenge, being part of a team and facing and overcoming obstacles are all part of why young men and women join and Soldiers stay in the Army.
?SMA Richard A. Kidd, USA Ret.
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Professional Development

Military Justice Act of 2016

The Military Justice Act of 2016 (MJA 16) is designed to improve the military justice system by enhancing efficiency and effectiveness and includes the most sweeping changes to the Uniform Code of Military Justice in over 60 years and is effective Jan. 1, 2019. Although the reforms are extensive, the commander, advised by judge advocates, remains responsible for military justice Read more.


Army Safety Program

PT uniform update: No reflective belts during daylight hours

On Jan. 4, Army Secretary Mark T. Esper signed the directive that is part of a series of memos he and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley have issued since April that modify or eliminate training requirements to ?improve warfighting readiness and lethality.? This month?s memo, the first of 2019, amends the Army safety program policy to state the service ?does not require the wear of the reflective training belt or vest during daylight hours, or while conducting physical training on closed roads or dedicated physical training routes.?


Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. I Have A Dream Speech

Martin Luther King Day is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of January. It celebrates the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr., an influential American civil rights leader. He is most well-known for his campaigns to end racial segregation on public transport and for racial equality in the United States.

Stars and Stripes Forever
 
The United States Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus perform John Philip Sousa’s most famous march, The Stars and Stripes Forever. Click here to view an awesome performance.
Health and Fitness

Detox advice  

Detox diets get rid of toxins in the body and as you may know, the body has its own natural detox methods. The liver, sweat, and urine are ways your body rids itself of toxins. These vital organs work too hard and a detox diet is a great way to take the pressure off your organs, so we can keep them strong for the future. Read more.

Humor
 
We need more butter. Oh my GOD! WHERE are we going to get MORE BUTTER? They?re going to STICK! Careful. CAREFUL! I said be CAREFUL! You NEVER listen to me when you?re cooking! Never! Turn them! Hurry up! Are you CRAZY? Have you LOST your mind? Don’t forget to salt them. You know you always forget to salt them. Use the salt. USE THE SALT! THE SALT!” The wife stopped and stared at Spencer. ?What in the world is wrong with you? You think I don?t know how to fry a couple of eggs?? Spencer calmly replied, ?I just wanted to show you what it feels like when I?m driving.?

Member Benefit Highlight

Legal Plan

AUSA has negotiated an outstanding rate ($15.95 per month in most states) for affordable legal protection for all members through LegalShield. LegalShield provides you with direct access to a dedicated law firm who can assist you with personal legal matters such as preparing a will, reviewing documents, court representation and more. Visit www.ausa.org/legal for more information and to enroll.

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