Soldiers Magazine

Monthly magazine provides news and information about Army operations and policies

Articles from Vol. 63, No. 3, March

Building a Better: Quality of Life
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] BY fiscal year 2011 the Army will have spent an estimated $917 million on such quality-of-life projects as childcare centers, shopping areas, housing, and fitness facilities, based on QOL funding beginning in FY 2006, officials...
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Changing the Way We Build
OVER the past four years the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has experienced three times its "normal" workload, said Maj. Gen. Merdith Temple, the USACE's director of military programs in Washington, D.C. But, the organization was forewarned and, thus,...
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IMCOM-West Grows
[ILLUSTRATIONS OMITTED] MOST of the installations under Installation Management Command-West are affected by transformation through one of several initiatives, including Base Realignment and Closure, Army Modular Force, General Defense Posture Realignment...
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Rebuilding Iraq
THE U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Gulf Region Division is completing numerous projects across Iraq in the largest reconstruction program since the Marshall Plan was instituted in Europe after World War II. Iraq's infrastructure--devastated by war,...
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Remaking: Schofield Barracks
IN an Army that prides itself on tradition, history runs extra deep at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. The post's iconic quadrangle barracks with their grassy courtyards were around when cavalry--the four-legged variety, not the helicopter version--was...
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The Army's Building Boom
SHARING a room in a vintage Korean War-era building and trekking down the hall to go to the bathroom are becoming things of the past for today's Soldiers, said Rick Lotz, chief of the Military Support Section of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Louisville...
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The Army Welcomes a New Chinook
[ILLUSTRATIONS OMITTED] THE latest version of the Army's long-serving Chinook heavy-lift helicopter took to the air Aug. 15 at Fort Campbell, Ky. The 159th Combat Aviation Brigade's Company B, 7th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, is the first...
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