Soldiers Magazine

Monthly magazine provides news and information about Army operations and policies

Articles from Vol. 66, No. 11, November

Coming Home: Building Support for Veterans
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] VETERANS of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are greeted with respect and thanks when they return home. The news is full of articles about how to help these veterans, and the Army is always trying...
Foreign Military Sales: Army Supports International Relations through Military Partnerships
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THE U.S. Army Security Assistance Command is known as the "Army's face to the world," maintaining relationships with more than 150 countries through its role in Foreign Military Sales. As part of the Base Realignment and Closure...
Living Hard
RETIRED Chief Warrant Officer 4 Daniel "Dan" Laguna should be dead. The former Green Beret should have died several times, actually. But he survived skydiving and car accidents and horrific helicopter crashes and came back stronger each time because...
Soldiers Triumph over Injuries in 2011 Warrior Games
ATHLETES come from all walks of life, overcoming circumstances and driving themselves to do better. They are well-trained, intensely focused individuals with competitive souls--overall, not so different from Soldiers and other servicemembers. That...
Survivor: War Hero Uses Experiences to Reach out to Soldiers
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] JOHN McCormick is a survivor. He survived two combat tours in Vietnam and came out a hero. He survived deep depression and suicidal ideation and came out addicted to alcohol. He survived his substance abuse and came out with...
Tale If a 10th Mountain Division: Muleskinner
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] HARRY DeSmet Thompson is one of the 10th Mountain Division's oldest surviving "muleskinners." He was a tree surgeon living in Boxford, Mass., with a wife and two young daughters when World War...
The Future of Networked Mission Command
ON their patrols through a mountain village, Capt. Scott DeWitt's Soldiers knew they were safe from sniper fire. Sensors and unmanned aerial systems scanned the tops of buildings, rapidly feeding information and images to the smartphones carried...
Transitioning to a Civilian Career
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] MOVING into any career is difficult, no matter where you start or where you're going. You must consider many things: Personal interests that translate into job skills, how to build a resume and, most...
Understanding Sacrifices for Freedom
MOST teenagers spend their summers working, hanging out with their friends and grumbling about reading assigned for the coming school year. Very few would voluntarily give up a chunk of their vacations to study World War II history, and fewer still...
Weighing Your Retirement Financial Decisions
SOLDIERS and families approaching retirement face financial decisions that will have major impacts on their futures. As they tackle these decisions and plan for retirement, they should remember three things. * First, help is available, in person...