Soldiers Magazine

Monthly magazine provides news and information about Army operations and policies

Articles from Vol. 63, No. 11, November

Army Adopts New Service Uniform
It's official: The green service uniform is on its way out and in its place will be a variation of the dress blue uniform. Official word on the new "Army Service Uniform," or ASU, was released Aug. 20 in a message to all Army activities. The message...
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Army Prep School Helps Recruits Get GEDs
The Army Preparatory School at Fort Jackson, S.C., can teach up to 240 students at a time and prepare them to earn a Certificate of General Educational Development, or GED, so they may move on to basic combat training. In an effort to improve...
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Engaging Targets: Just like the Real Deal
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] SOLDIERS train to sharpen their marksmanship skills on a firing range. However, in actual combat, with the enemy shooting at them, hitting their "targets" can be much more difficult. But the Army's Engagement Skills Trainer...
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Grafenwoehr Shoot House: "Like an Action Movie Set"
[ILLUSTRATIONS OMITTED] At the Grafenwoehr Training Area in southern Germany, Soldiers train in a "shoot house" unlike any in the Army. The Joint Multinational Training Command, the Army's training arm in Europe, manages and maintains a one-story,...
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Interactive DVD to Help Soldiers Prevent Suicides
A new interactive DVD scheduled for release this month will allow Soldiers to practice how they would aid potential suicide victims, said one of the Army 's leading psychiatrists. "Unfortunately, the numbers of suicides in the Army continue to...
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Island Adventure Provides Break for Deployment Kids
LANGEOOG, Germany -- For an Army brat in 2008, a stable and cohesive family life can be a rare luxury, especially if you consider the effects of extended and often repeated deployments of one or even both parents. And though nothing can ever...
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JMTC Medical Training Facility in Europe
FOURTEEN Soldiers are ambushed upon entering a small building. In a room filled with smoke, the sounds of gunfire, explosions and screams of agony, the Soldiers find several casualties with a multitude of injuries. The Soldiers treat the wounded....
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JMTC Vehicle Simulators: A Trip Down a High-Tech Highway
AT THE U.S. Army's Joint Multinational Training Command's Training Support Activity-Europe, Soldiers hone their heavy-equipment operating skills using the Mobile-Close Combat Tactical Trainer, and receive enhanced training for light-wheeled vehicles...
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Sentinels of Freedom: Keeping Watch over America's Sentries
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] MIKE Conklin is a man on a mission. After one of his three Army Ranger sons was wounded in Iraq in 2003, he committed to do something palpable to help severely wounded servicemen and women. "I thought to myself, I can do...
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Soldiers Enjoy Benefits of Proximity to ... Grafenwoehr Ranges
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr is quickly becoming the premier Army base in Europe in virtually every respect. The transformation that began in 2002 with a modest $25-million appropriation from Congress, has expanded...
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Soldiers Get in the Game with DISE
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] IMAGINE an exercise where Soldiers move around in full body armor, storm into Military Operations on Urban Terrain sites, travel in Humvees or Strykers, fire their weapons at "enemy" combatants, call in support from Army...
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Soldiers, Sailors Train 'Over the Shore'
[ILLUSTRATIONS OMITTED] FOR a few weeks in July, hundreds of Army trucks, Humvees and other vehicles continually rolled through the Pacific surf and onto the beach at Camp Pendleton, Calif. The vehicles and their drivers were participating...
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Star Wars Training for Downrange Action!
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Before deploying to Iraq or Afghanistan, American Soldiers and coalition partners regularly choose to train at state-of-the-art ranges and facilities managed and maintained by Europe's Joint Multinational Training Command's...
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Training without Sweating
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Soldiers don't always have to carry a weapon, crawl into an M-1126 Stryker ICV, don their interceptor body armor, or even break a sweat to train. "At the Joint Multinational Training Command, a suite of fully exportable...
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Veterans' Lives Changed by Grassroots Program
NOBODY gives out a life. Ian Newland was certain of that, so when Mike Conklin sat down with him at a Denver restaurant to talk about a "life scholarship," that would help him take care of his wife and two children, Newland was skeptical. His...
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