Soldiers Magazine

Monthly magazine provides news and information about Army operations and policies

Articles from Vol. 58, No. 6, June

After the Medevac
WHEN SSG William Johnston, a technician with the 763rd Explosive Ordnance Detachment from Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., had several of his fingers blown off in Afghanistan, he was stabilized and quickly medevaced to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany....
A Miracle in Camouflage. (Focus on People)
FOR 10 years Anita Marroquin prayed for a miracle from God, but she never imagined a U.S. soldier in BDUs would appear as the responding angel. Marroquin, who's from the city of Berlin, in El Salvador, got a visit from OPT Conrad Hawkins, an Army...
BAT: Aiding the Intelligence Community. (Tech Notes)
A CRIME suspect or enemy detainee can be easily and accurately enrolled in what's called the Biometrics Automated Toolset, or BAT -- a computerized personnel-identification system developed at the Battle Command Battle Laboratory at Fort Huachuca,...
Europe's Reserve: Training Brigade
FEW people are aware that there are Army Reserve units permanently stationed in Europe. Fewer still know that there is an Army Reserve training brigade there that offers officer and NCO professional development courses and MOS training to all components...
Mobilization Masters
MORE than 150,000 Army National Guard and Army Reserve soldiers have been activated in response to the war on terrorism since Sept. 11, 2001, and the 2 125th Garrison Support Unit - one of about a dozen GSUs nationwide - has been responsible for transitioning...
Operation Iraqi Freedom
The regime is at its end and its leaders are either dead, have surrendered or are on the run," said Pentagon spokeswoman Tone Clarke at a recent I press briefing. Clarke also gave a progress report on the eight objectives of Operation Iraqi Freedom....
Postmarks: From Army Posts around the World
PRACTICING FOR PRISONERS Camp New York, Kuwait FOR soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division's 3rd Military Police Battalion, handling enemy prisoners of war is a main mission, said MSG Tony McGee. During a two-day exercise before the outbreak...
Saving the Oil Wells
WHILE U.S. and coalition forces continued their advance to Baghdad, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was tasked to extinguish the oil-well fires in Southern Iraqi. USACE contractors in Iraq have been working with coalition forces to assess what...
The Ammo Specialists
WAR is dangerous enough without adding to it the perils that come from handling, moving and storing munitions. For the American soldiers working ammunition operations in the Kuwaiti desert before the outbreak of war, that meant minimizing risks while...
The Gift of Groceries
AS reserve-component soldiers continue to be activated in support of the war on terrorism, their families can be affected financially as well as emotionally. And if the soldier has had to leave a higher-paying civilian job, the economic hardship can...
Through "Murphy's" Eyes
SFC Mark Baker, an intelligence analyst at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., started drawing his "Private Murphy" cartoons in 1994, when he was stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C. "At that time, I drew cartoons strictly to appeal to guys in my unit," Baker said....
Training a Force for Freedom
WHILE coalition forces were preparing for the war with Iraq, a team of U.S. soldiers in Tazar, Hungary, was training the first groups of Iraqi volunteers who will play a critical role in restoring peace in postwar Iraq. MG David Barno, commander...
Weddings before War
WHEN SPC Mary Welch and PFC Jesse Quirion exchanged wedding vows recently, the bride, the groom, the maid of honor and the best man all wore BDUs. So did Chaplain (MAJ) Andrew Gibson of the Maine Army Guard's 52nd Troop Command, who officiated. ...