Soldiers Magazine

Monthly magazine provides news and information about Army operations and policies

Articles from Vol. 59, No. 11, November

Army History in November
Beyond its role in defense of the nation, the Army and its Soldiers have contributed to medicine, technology, exploration, engineering and science. The milestones listed in this monthly chronology offer only a small glimpse of that proud story of selfless...
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Blast Detectives
Workers sift through debris scattered around a charred skeleton. Plastic engineer tape strung about the area forms a series of grids from which workers with gloved hands carefully remove small particles from the soil. They could be archeologists, but...
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Earning the EIB: "EIB Testing Measures an Infantryman's Skill. When You See a Soldier with an EIB on His Uniform, You Know That Soldier Knows His Trade."
It's just two-by-three inches of olive-drab-colored cloth that costs $1.50 at military clothing sales stores. But some infantry Soldiers are willing to shed blood, sweat and tears to get it. It is the Expert Infantryman Badge. And recently, at Fort...
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Finding Resolutions
She's drunk and threatening suicide, but crisis negotiators remain patient. The more time they buy, the greater the chance of a peaceful resolution. "Time is on our side. By talking to subjects and extracting information, we can hopefully divert...
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First in a Long Time
MAJ Mohammad Farid Ahmadi of the Afghan National Army recently returned to Afghanistan after graduating from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. He's the first Afghan military officer to graduate from CGSC in...
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Inside Cheyenne Mountain
THE 25-ton steel blast doors of the world's largest command-and-control center--Cheyenne Mountain Operations Center--closed after the warning siren sounded. This time the doors closed as part of a monthly drill. On Sept. 11, 2001, those same doors...
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More Than a Shadow
The Army's latest breakthrough in aerial reconnaissance technology looks like a radio-controlled airplane, takes off like a roman candle and has controls similar to those of a video game. But the Shadow 200 tactical unmanned aerial vehicle, or TUAV,...
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Righting the Wrongs of Abu Ghraib: In January 2004 a Concerned Military Police Soldier at a Prison near Baghdad Reported What He Believed to Be a Pattern of Inapprorpriate Behavior by His Fellow MPs
In August 2003, when U.S. Soldiers detained the first suspected Iraqi insurgents at Abu Ghraib prison outside Baghdad, many Americans knew little about Saddam Hussein's former torture chamber and could never have imagined the attention that would be...
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Sappers: Masters on the Battlefield: The Sapper Leader Course Is Open to Promotable Specialists and above, and Captains and below, in Any Job Specialty
The Sapper Leader Course The course contains two 14-day phases. Completion of the course gives sappers the right to don the new sapper tab. Flutter kicks and pain are all the Soldiers know. With scrunched faces and burning legs, they shout...
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The Army's Police
They maintain order, but try to forgo force. One day they're investigating a crime. The next they're providing area security in a combat zone. Skilled at switching between roles in public order and war. military police have become leading players...
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