Soldiers Magazine

Monthly magazine provides news and information about Army operations and policies

Articles from Vol. 59, No. 6, June

2004 Army Birthday Message: Washington DC 20310-0200
On the fourteenth day of June in 1775, the Continental Congress established our Army. In the 229 years since that day, our Army has proven itself on countless battlefields as liberty's best friend and oppression's worst foe. Since its birth--over...
America's Flag: The Flag Known Today as the Star-Spangled Banner Was Made in August 1813 by Mary Pickersgill, a Professional Flag-Maker in Baltimore, Md., and Her 13-Year-Old Daughter, Caroline
Made of wool bunting, the 30-by-42-foot garrison flag weighed 50 pounds, cost $405.90 and was commissioned by LTC George Armistead to fly over Fort McHenry, Md. It was flown at the fort during the British bombardment on Sept. 13 and 14, 1814. At...
Army History in June
Beyond its role in defense of the nation, the Army and its Soldiers have contributed to medicine, technology, exploration, engineering and science. The milestones listed in this monthly chronology offer only a small glimpse of that proud story of selfless...
Captured Enemy Ammunition
IN LESS than five months the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has received and stored about 110,000 tons of captured enemy ammunition, or CEA, collected throughout Iraq. Nearly 75,000 tons--more than 100 million pounds, or the equivalent of 24.000 SUVs--has...
Change Is Our Hallmark
AMERICA'S Army will celebrate its 229th birthday on June 14, 2004, in the midst of war and transformation. This is perhaps the most demanding period in recent history for Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and their families. It will not...
Force Stabilization
"What we're trying to develop is a wartime personnel construct that we manage in peace and war, rather than what we currently have which is a peacetime construct that we stretch during wartime." --GEN Peter J. Schoomaker FORCE Stabilization emphasizes...
From Concept to Combat
EVERY Soldier is a rifleman first. Every Soldier is a warrior," said SMA Kenneth O. Preston. "The American Soldier is the centerpiece of the Army. As Army transformation moves from conception to combat, all the changes that are taking place, everything...
Honoring Their Sacrifice
MORE than 1,100 World War II veterans die each day. Fewer than four million of the 16 million service members who served in the war were alive to witness the dedication of the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., on May 29. The memorial...
Lewis and Clark: Reliving an Expedition: A Member of the Montana Army National Guard Spent a Good Part of Last Winter Preparing to Re-Enact Part of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
SSG Scott Mandrell, a member of the Montana Army National Guard, spent a good part of this past winter preparing for a special journey--a re-enactment of the Lewis and Clark Expedition's journey up the Missouri River 200 years ago. On May 14, 1804,...
The Army's Top Enlisted Soldier
HIS career goal was to make first sergeant, but SMA Kenneth O. Preston is now head honcho of nearly 900,000 enlisted Soldiers. Preston is the 13th sergeant major of the Army and personal adviser to the Army chief of staff on matters concerning enlisted...