Soldiers Magazine

Monthly magazine provides news and information about Army operations and policies

Articles from Vol. 59, No. 9, September

Army History in September
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 For...
Back to Normandy: Remembering D-Day, June 6, 1944
JAMES Eudy hasn't seen the 2002 box-office blockbuster "Saving Private Ryan," nor does he plan to. "I don't need to see someone else's interpretation of combat." said the 85-year-old World War II veteran. "I've seen enough of the real thing." Eudy...
First-Class in Bavaria
SOLDIERS and their families have a new reason to spend vacation time in beautiful southern Germany, now that the new Armed Forces Recreation Center hotel--the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort--is open in Bavaria's Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The $60 million...
First Line of Defense
WHILE Soldiers are deployed around the world to support the war on terrorism, the eyes of those working at U.S. Northern Command keep watch over loved ones at home. Established as a new command after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the...
Liberty City Fort Sill, Okla.: Urban-Operations Training Environment
AS the early morning sun rises over the mock village, PFC Christopher Wilson sets out to perform the job he loves--role-playing troublemaker. After begging for food for a while, he harasses some Soldiers until they give him the water he demands....
Putting the Army Ashore
Soldiers of the Army's 7th Transportation Group demonstrated a little-known but vitally important part of the nation's force-projection capability during a recent exercise on the beaches of Fort Story, Va. Called a joint logistics-over-the-shore,...
Seeing Stars
WITH his two combat veteran sons helping to pin on new stars, LTG Richard A. Cody became GEN Richard A. Cody just minutes before being sworn in as the Army's 31st vice chief of staff during a Pentagon ceremony July 2. Cody, who left his position...
Soldier Re-Employment Rights
RESERVE and National Guard Soldiers called to active duty and now returning to civilian life are likely to have questions about their employment status after their release from active federal service. Most of those questions are addressed in the...
The Army's Nerve Center
TUCKED away in the basement of the Pentagon, two levels beneath a parking lot, is the Department of the Army Operations Center. Critical information flows through the high-security worksite, with AOC personnel--almost all in uniform-working day...
The Army's Paradise in Florida: Shades of Green, Back and Better Than Ever
Think vacation. The Shades of Green Walt Disney World Resort awaits your reservation. Closed since April 2002 for expansion and renovation, the armed forces recreation center resort as emerged as an upscale lodge featuring a grand entrance punctuated...
The Heart of a Soldier
DUBBED "The Heart of a Soldier." the 2004 U.S. Army Soldier Show explores the hardships of deployment and separation through musical performances that range from disco and rock to lyrical and ballet. Part of what makes the show is the emotional...
War on Terror Review: A Pictorial of Events from September 2003 to July 2004
Iraq--U.S. Soldiers discover and remove the cover hiding the spider hole (left and above right) used by former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein before he was captured Dec. 13 at a farm near Tikrit, northern Iraq.--Photos Courtesy 4th Infantry Division...