Soldiers Magazine

Monthly magazine provides news and information about Army operations and policies

Articles from Vol. 58, No. 12, December

101st in Iraq: Chasing the Terrorists
As a fiery sun rose above the horizon, dozens of Chinook and Black Hawk helicopters touched down in the parched desert of western Iraq, spewed out hundreds of infantrymen in a cloud of dust and departed as suddenly as they had arrived. The Soldiers...
2003 Holiday Message
During this holiday season, we remember the sacrifices our Soldiers make while serving the Nation in the far-flung reaches of the globe while preserving the dignity of human life. Soldiers make a difference daily, and demonstrate our Nation's commitment...
Battling Isabel
MORE than 2,500 Army and Air National Guard troops in five states and the District of Columbia turned out in September with chainsaws, trucks and water trailers to help people along the East Coast deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Isabel. The Guard...
Building Missile Defense in Alaska
FORT Greely is coming back to life--in a hurry. Dormant since being inactivated in 1995, the central Alaska installation owes its rebirth to intercontinental ballistic missiles, or, more accurately, to the threat such missiles pose to the United States....
Farewell, SMA Tilley ... and Best Wishes
It would be very easy for SMA Jack Tilley to boast about his accomplishments during the past three and a half years. He could talk about the 650,000 miles he's traveled or the nearly $2 billion in pay raises he's fought for. He could take hours talking...
Guard Soldiers at War
"THE Thugs," as they call themselves with a certain sense of pride, have learned about going to war in ways that no street gang could ever imagine. The 24 Army National Guard infantrymen who compose the mortar platoon for the 1st Battalion, 293rd...
Lewis and Clark Winter on River Dubois
It was Dec. 11, 1803, and although the expedition had successfully traveled the distance between Pittsburgh, Pa., and St. Louis, Mo., CPT Meriwether Lewis knew the most challenging part of the journey was yet to come. Accordingly, Lewis planned...
Operation R&R
A HANDFUL of family members waited eagerly outside the international arrival terminal at Baltimore-Washington International Airport in Maryland Sept. 26 to catch the first glimpses of loved ones they hadn't seen in almost a year. As TV crews jockeyed...
Scotland Tattoo
ONE of the Army's top performance groups--the U.S. Army Drill Team, part of the 3rd U. S. Infantry (The Old Guard)--recently wrapped up a triumphant month-long tour in Scotland by performing at the world's largest military pageant, the famed Edinburgh...
The Army's Bowl Game: Alamodome-San Antonio, Texas, Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004
THE nation's top 78 high school football players will invade the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, Jan. 3 for the fourth-annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl. The competition is the largest high school football event in America, and will match up players...