Soldier Today


Thursday, November 07, 2019
From the SMA’s Leader Book

Most of the time I?ve seen my role [as SMA] to be like the slick duck hunter who lays back and waits for the right time to get in a shot

?SMA William A. Connelly, USA Ret.

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Study Topics

What is the difference between absolute muscular strength and muscular endurance?

Absolute muscular strength is the capacity of a muscle/muscle group to exert a force against a maximal resistance, whereas muscular endurance is the capacity of a muscle/muscle group to exert a force repeatedly or to hold a fixed or static contraction over a period of time.


Veterans Day Facts

Veterans Day occurs on November 11 every year, in honor of the ?eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month?

Veterans Day originated as ?Armistice Day? on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans, living or dead and gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime.  Read more.


80 Stars who Served in the US Military


Video by: Guillermo Paz
 
Click here.


2019 Veterans Day Discounts and Freebies


Restaurants, retailers offer meals, special deals for Veterans Day
 
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New Assignments


Command Sergeant Major Charles K. Masters II
 
On behalf of the Sergeant Major of the Army, Command Sergeant Major Charles K. Masters II, 75th Field Artillery Brigade, Fort Sill, OK, has been selected as the Sergeant Major, Army Enterprise Marketing, Chicago, IL.



#TBT

Big Picture: Project Modern Army Needs (MAN)

Called “Project MAN,” industry, government, and military leaders were shown what the Army has and what the Army is developing to be prepared for war and to maintain the peace. “Project MAN” became a showcase of new Army hardware in review. The title “Project MAN” has a double significance. M-A-N stands for Modern Army Needs.  Click here to watch video.



Health and Fitness


Maxing the ACFT: How to fuel your body for the test

Carbohydrates are great when preparing for the ACFT by providing quick energy for cardiovascular activities and strength training sessions. Protein will help build powerful muscles for the strength focused ACFT events. It is best to eat protein rich foods throughout the day instead of eating large amounts all at once. Read more.


Humor
 
Army First Sergeant Ron Thomas and Marine First Sergeant Bobby James were sharing war stories from the weekend over lunch in the dining facility at Fort Leonard Wood. Thomas says to James; ?I have had several people over the weekend knocking on my door at the house looking for donations. Yesterday, a man knocked on my door and asked for a small donation toward the local swimming pool. I gave him a glass of water.? James nods in approval and says; ?Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.?

Membership Benefits

Thanksgiving Gourmet Gifts

As you?re planning your holiday entertaining and gift giving, remember your AUSA discounts at excellent gourmet food companies like Harry & DavidCheryl?s CookiesFruitBouquets.com, The Popcorn FactorySimply Chocolate, Stock Yards and Wolferman?s. Or a gift basket from 1-800-Baskets and a personalized gift from Personalization Universe. These partners also provide a small royalty to support the AUSA mission, so it?s win/win! Visit www.ausa.org/savings to activate your discounts.

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