Soldiers Magazine

Monthly magazine provides news and information about Army operations and policies

Articles from Vol. 61, No. 4, April

America's Engine in the Pacific
SINCE the beginning of the 20th century the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Honolulu District, headquartered at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, has made "phenomenal" contributions to the United States and its military forces, said LTC David E. Anderson, Honolulu...
At Home Scams
"EARN thousands of dollars each month at home." This alluring ad on street signs, on television, on junk mail or in magazines seems to offer easy, stay-at-home income. It's an attractive idea: Earn "big bucks" while never leaving the house. Unfortunately,...
Building an Iraqi Village
IN this issue of Soldiers we're focusing on one of the Army's lesser-known missions: that of environmental stewardship. As the manager and user of vast tracks of land, the Army is naturally committed to the long-term sustainability of its installations....
Earning Air-Assault Wings
Soldiers assigned to the 101st, Airborne Division, the Army s largest air-assault unit, train at the Sabalauski Air Assault School at Fort Campbell, Ky. Students have described the training as "the toughest 10 days in the Army." Training starts...
Four-Footed "Heroes": While Military Working Dogs Can Be a Soldier's Best Friend, They Can Be a Foe's Worst Enemy. When Their Aggression Level Is High and They're Looking for Something to Bite, That's When They Become "War Dogs," and They Can Be as Intimidating and Formidable as Any Armed Soldier
Some Army "heroes" serving with Soldiers in the war on terrorism seldom get mentioned in the media, although they have died in combat, too, while serving America. They are military working dogs, and during the Vietnam War 281 of these four-footed heroes...
Growing Forests
IN the moments before the storm struck, Jason Wagner's paint gun spat a blue round at a tree about 12 feet away. The damp smack, audible over a background of rustling branches, signaled doom for its target. Wagner moved on, marking trees for thinning...
Pot Hunting in Hawaii
THE OH-58 helicopter circled some 800 feet above a sparsely populated hillside on the Big Island of Hawaii, like a hawk waiting to pounce on a mouse. But it wasn't dinner the mechanical bird was hunting, it was marijuana. The Kiowa, one of two assigned...
Preserving Sterlingville
No mystery surrounds the disappearance of Sterlingville, N.Y. Its reappearance, however, is a real story. With the outbreak of World War II. the Army needed training land quickly. Officials looked to the sparsely populated "North Country" of New...
Sexual Assault Prevention
THE Department of Army is observing National Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, with the DOD theme, "Sexual Assault Prevention Begins with You." Army leadership has repeatedly stated that sexual assault has no place in the Army, is contrary...
Sustaining the Future
AS a young Eagle Scout, Addison D. Davis IV learned to always leave campsites better than he found them. His appreciation for the great outdoors and respect for our natural resources grew into adulthood. As an Army officer in the late 1980s, Davis...
The Woodpecker's Tale
THE red-cockaded woodpecker weighs about as much as a golf ball or two rounds of M-16 ammunition. If you held it in your hand, it wouldn't reach from the tips of your fingers to your watchband. But, because it's a federally listed endangered species,...