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EANGUS News Oct. 11, 2011


Current Activated Guardsmen (DoD News Releases has not updated Guard Title 10 numbers since Sept. 27, 2011)
49,525 ARNG
6,167 ANG

Total Activated Guardsmen Since 9-11

354,135 ARNG

89,162 ANG
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AUSA: Utah National Guard member named Army's NCO of the Year
By Army Staff Sgt. Jim Greenhill
National Guard Bureau

ARLINGTON, Va. (10/10/11) – For the second time in three years – and for only the second time in history – a National Guard member has been named the U.S. Army's Noncommissioned Officer of the Year.

The Utah Army National Guard's Sgt. Guy Mellor's was named NCO of the Year at the Association of the U.S. Army's annual meeting and exposition in Washington on Monday.

The first Guard member to receive the honor was the Montana Army National Guard's Staff Sgt. Michael Noyce Merino, in 2008.

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Mr. Doomsday
By: Carrie Budoff Brown
October 6, 2011 05:03 AM EDT

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta arrived at the Pentagon as a man who matched the times, a shrewd insider Democrats viewed as possessing the will and the weight to tame the sprawling defense budget.

But in only a few short months, Panetta has emerged instead as Washington's sharpest critic of further cuts — an unexpected Mr. Doomsday of the supercommittee deficit drama.

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Cuts may mean U.S. can't fight 2 wars
By: MJ Lee
October 10, 2011 03:19 PM EDT

The U.S. Army's top brass said Monday that cuts beyond the planned $450 billion spending reduction in 10 years will force the Army to cut combat brigades.

Gen. Raymond Odierno, the Army's chief of staff, said at the Association of the United State Army's annual meeting that the slash in spending will mean that the military cannot fight two wars simultaneously, The Associated Press reports.

The current level of planned cuts of $450 billion would be “very, very difficult” for the military, Odierno said, and would result in shrinking the number of active-duty soldiers below 520,000, Bloomberg reports.

The general also said he was “deathly afraid” of what would happen if the congressional supercommittee wasn't able to produce a deficit reduction plan that would prevent even larger spending cuts from kicking in.
Army Secretary John McHugh, also speaking from the conference, said cuts beyond $450 billion would be “catastrophic.”

Al Qaeda: Al-Awlaki killing unlawful

By: Mackenzie Weinger
October 10, 2011 12:41 PM EDT

Al Qaeda's Yemeni wing charged the U.S. violated its own Constitution and laws in the targeted killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, according to a statement on Monday confirming the American-born cleric is dead.

Like presidential candidate Ron Paul and others who have condemned the killing as an unconstitutional, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula used a legal argument to attack the drone assassination of the cleric and another American citizen, Samir Khan, who produced the Al Qaeda web magazine Inspire.

“The Americans killed the scholar Shaykh Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan, but they did not prove any crime they committed and they never presented any proof against them from their laws of unjust freedom,” AQAP wrote according to a translation of the statement by Flashpoint Partners. “So, where is the freedom, justice, human rights and respect of freedoms they boast of? Did America become so suffocated that it contradicted — and everyday it contradicts — these principles it claims it established its country on?”

AQAP joined other critics — including presidential candidates Paul and Gary Johnson and organizations such the ACLU — in accusing the U.S. of acting unconstitutionally by assassinating a U.S. citizen without due process.

AQAP also vowed to avenge the men, saying “the blood of the Shaykh and his companions will not have been spilled in vain, as behind him are our knights who do not sleep on injustice, and who will take revenge soon Allah-willing.”

The AQAP called al-Awlaki's death a “martyrdom” that will inspire other followers.
Al-Awlaki was killed in an airstrike on Sept. 30. He was born in New Mexico and spent several years living and working as a Muslim preacher in the U.S. before leaving in 2002.

Army: Budget cuts are opportunity

By John T. Bennett - 10/10/11 08:03 PM ET

The Army is better positioned now than in previous eras to implement deep budget cuts, service Secretary John McHugh said Monday.

Unlike other points in history when U.S. defense budgets were cut, “we've seen this downturn coming for a while,” the former Republican congressman from New York said. That means the Army is “better positioned to deal with it.”
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TRICARE Investigates Beneficiary Data Breach

By Donna Miles
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2011 – The TRICARE Management Activity is reviewing its data protection policies and procedures in the wake of a data breach involving personal health information of an estimated 4.9 million military clinic and hospital patients.

The breach potentially affects patients who received care or filled pharmacy prescriptions in San Antonio-area military treatment facilities from 1992 through Sept. 7, 2011, TRICARE spokesman Austin Camacho reported.

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Army says number of medically unfit GIs on rise

By Patricia Kime - Staff writer
Posted : Monday Oct 10, 2011 17:33:29 EDT

As the Army faces a prospective drawdown, it is grappling with a growing percentage of soldiers who aren't medically fit for duty, Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker said Monday.
About 15 percent of the active forces aren't able to deploy for medical reasons — a growing problem that has “begun to erode the readiness of the Army as a whole,” Schoomaker said during a forum on soldier resilience at the Association of the U.S. Army conference in Washington.

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