Soldiers Magazine

Monthly magazine provides news and information about Army operations and policies

Articles from Vol. 60, No. 6, June

2005 Army Birthday Message
On June 14, 2005, we proudly celebrate the United States Army's 230th Birthday. For 230 years, the Nation has entrusted the Army with preserving its peace and freedom, and defending its democracy. Since 1775, American Soldiers have answered the call...
A Night Out
IF you offer it they will come. And they did. What started as an evening out for one wounded Soldier at Walter Reed Army Medical Center has grown to a dinner event for more than 50 wounded Soldiers and their family members at Fran O'Briens Restaurant...
Capturing History on Canvas: Featuring Historical Paintings by Army Artist SFC Elzie Golden
AMERICAN Soldier-artists have captured the realities of war on canvas since World War I, and artists have accompanied Soldiers at least since the Mexican War, said BG John S. Brown (Ret.), director of the U.S. Army Center of Military History. This...
Documenting the 10th
IN MAKING a documentary about the 10th Mountain Division's operations in Italy during World War II, film producer Abbie Kealy thought she might learn more about her uncle, who was killed in the division's assault on Mount Belvedere. The more Kealy...
Freedom Team Salute
SGT John Smith's commander called Smith's wife, Jane, to the podium before a crowd of well-wishers, who gathered in the post's gym to welcome his unit home from Iraq. The moment when Jane threw her arms around John for the first time in a year would...
Keeping 'Em Flying
THERE is no comparison between what to do when your car "dies" while you're driving to work and when your aircraft malfunctions over hostile territory. Ground vehicles can be pushed off the road, allowing the driver to make repairs or call for help....
Morning Raid in Afghanistan
A RECENT early-morning search conducted jointly in Afghanistan's Qarabaugh District by Soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, and the Afghan National Army, netted thousands of rounds of ammunition and anti-tank mines. Many weapons...
Portraying American Soldiers
THREE Italian men--one an architect, one a "Mr.-Fix-It" type, and the other a World War II-artifacts dealer--spend their leisure time near Vidiciatico, Italy, portraying U.S. Soldiers in World War II-battle re-enactments. Massimo Berti, Filippi...
Showcasing the Army
THE lifeblood of any organization is its workforce, and this is most evident within the Army, which depends on its Soldiers to fight and win wars. Although the U. S. Army is the most technologically advanced fighting force in the world, it is Soldiers...
Supplying the Force
WHERE Soldiers go, quartermasters follow with bullets, fuel and chow. "Watch the news and you'll see quartermasters all over the battlefield making sure that everything Soldiers need to sustain themselves and fight gets to the right place at the...
Training "Bandits" for Combat
THE rattle and pop of small-arms and machine-gun fire shattered the crisp silence of early morning in the foothills of the Taunus Mountains of Hessen, Germany. Along the former Roman frontier, mounted Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 37th Armored...