Through the efforts led by Kim Leach, Executive Director of Advanced Materials, Manufacturing and Engineering Solutions, CTC recently sponsored the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Fort Pitt Chapter’s Professional and Leadership Development Staff Ride. The program took place on the Battlefield of Bushy Run in Jeannette, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, April 14, 2012.
Monthly Archives: April 2012
Torchbearer Alert: Breaking the Faith summarizes the Defense Department’s Fiscal Year 2013 budget proposals to increase health care fees and reconsider the structure of the military retirement system. For many military retirees under age 65, annual fees for TRICARE Prime would triple or quadruple by 2017; TRICARE Standard and Extra would also implement new enrollment […]
The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division (2/28 BCT), Pennsylvania Army National Guard was mobilized in January 2005 to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. Known as the “IRON BRIGADE,” it marked the division’s largest mobilization for combat since World War II. The 2/28 BCT consisted of National Guard Soldiers from 30 states, more than 4,100 […]
Chinook helicopter hovering next to a mountain cliff performing a rescue evacuation of people military and civilian.
This story was told a couple of years ago, and the picture became famous as a symbol of Marine defiance toward insurgents who tried to kill him. Gunny Burghardt’s job was ordnance disposal, and his specialty was IEDs. In September of 2005, “he was in Ramadiâ€™s wild Tammim neighborhood as part of a team of […]
In 1920 Calvin Coolidge quoted “The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten” from the young Byzantine Emperor Maurice Tiberius Augustus. Almost 100 years from the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month in the year 1918 America signed an Armistice with Germany ending the “Great War” a […]
ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY Dear AUSA member: On behalf of the FT. Pitt Chapter, our membership, and the military community of western PA, I am writing to inform you of our Chapter’s revitalization efforts over the past year. As you may or may not know, our member activity has been dormant for […]