Soldier Today


Thursday, October 10, 2019
From the SMA’s Leader Book

Waiting ? the old Soldier finds good use for this time. He cleans his weapon or his equipment, makes his position better, or just relaxes. ? Make the best use of your time.

?SMA William O. Wooldridge, USA Ret.

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Study Topics

What are the three classifications of property?

1. Nonexpendable – Personal property that is not consumed in use and that retains its original identity during the period of use. Requires formal property book accountability at the user level.
2. Expendable – Personal property that is consumed in use or loses its identity during the period of use. These require no formal accounting after issue to the user level.
3. Durable – Durable – Personal property that is not consumed in use and that does not require property book accountability but, because of its unique characteristics, requires control when issued to the user. Hand-receipts are typically used and include such items as computers.


SMA Grinston With Best Warrior Competitors

SMA Michael A. Grinston takes a picture with soldiers following a PT session back when he was the senior enlisted leader of Army Forces Command.

SMA Grinston took the Army Combat Fitness Test with 22 NCOs and Soldiers competing in the Best Warrior Competition. Read more.


Today’s Number Is 158,741

The Association of the U.S. Army entered October with 158,741 members after a 27-month period of almost continuous growth.

This total is nearing AUSA?s historical high membership of 165,534 set in 1985. Thanks in part to a creative program of adopting other associations as part of the AUSA team, total membership is 154% greater today than it was in November 2016 and 13.7% greater than at the start of 2019. Linking AUSA with like-minded organizations, an effort launched in 2017, accounts for 82,647 members today. The newest member of the team is the Huntsville, Alabama-based Redstone Federal Credit Union, which has branches across Northern Alabama and Central Tennessee


A Brave Soldier, Uniform Belt, Smartphone and ?Shockingly Good? Cell Service, Saved Lives


Spc. Ezra Maes served as the loader on an M1A2 Abrams tank.
 
?If I didn’t help myself, my crew, no one was going to,? said Maes, now assigned to the Brooke Army Medical Center Warrior Transition Battalion at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas. ?I knew I had to do everything I could to survive.? Read more.


New Assignments


Command Sergeant Major Chantel Y. Sena-Diaz
 
On behalf of the Sergeant Major of the Army, Command Sergeant Major Chantel Y. Sena-Diaz, Noncommissioned Officer Academy, USA Soldier Support Institute, Fort Jackson, S.C., has been selected as the Command Sergeant Major, Mission and Contracting Command, Joint Base San Antonio.



National Museum of the United States Army

Updated photos of the NMUSA by Duane Lempke

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Click here to visit NMUSA website.



Health and Fitness


Health benefits of bitter melon

Bitter melon is packed with natural plant-based chemicals that may help prevent cancer, reduce oxidative stress and lower blood sugar levels. One of the most surprising health benefits of bitter melon is its anti-cancer properties. Bitter melon has been shown to disrupt the production of glucose, potentially inhibiting the growth of pancreatic cancer cells. Bitter melon may also starve other cancerous cells in the liver, colon, breast, or prostate. Read more.


Fascinating Facts About The US Constitution
 
The word ?democracy? does not appear in the Constitution.

Humor
 
Retired First Sergeant Roy Welch and retired Marine First Sergeant Bobby Jones opened a barber shop together in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. One day in the fall, Bobby was telling Roy about the largemouth bass that got away over the weekend, and Roy was complaining about birds eating the cherries in his small orchard on the farm when a guy stuck his head into the barbershop and asked; ?How long before I can get a haircut?? Roy looked around the shop full of customers and said; ?About 2 hours.? The guy left. A few days later, the same guy stuck his head in the door and asked; ?How long before I can get a haircut?? Bobby looked around at the shop and said; ?About 3 hours.? The guy left again. A Week later, the same guy stuck his head in the shop and asked; ?How long before I can get a haircut?? Roy looked around the shop and said, ?About an hour and a half.? The guy left. Roy turned to his friend and said, ?Hey Bobby, do me a favor and follow that guy and see where he goes. He keeps asking how long he has to wait for a haircut, but he never comes back.? A little while later, Bobby returned to the shop, laughing hysterically. Roy turned to his laughing Marine friend and said; ?So, where does he go when he leaves?? Bobby looked up, wiped the tears from his eyes and said; ?Your house to pick cherries.?

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