Soldiers Magazine

Monthly magazine provides news and information about Army operations and policies

Articles from Vol. 60, No. 11, November

A Guard Family
As children, Chris Cartwright and his older brother, John Cartwright Jr., raced around on a tank with their father, John Cartwright Sr., during his National Guard unit's drill weekends. They had the times of their lives, but as young boys, they...
Air Assault in Germany
STANDING in line at the base of a rappel tower at Camp Robertson, Germany, PV2 Gregory Hernandez said he felt calm. But he realized that could all change very soon. "On the top, it could be a little different," said Hernandez. A member of Company...
AMC: Better Support for Soldiers
WHEN Soldiers are asked about the U.S. Army Materiel Command, many know little or nothing about the organization that supplies their bullets and batteries tanks and trucks weapons and food, and which stores and destroys chemical weapons. AMC focuses...
A Promise Kept
TIBOR "Ted" Rubin knows what it's like to slowly starve to death, how lice itch when crawling over skin and how giving up on life can seem easier than fighting for it. Nazi guards made sure Rubin understood despair at the age of 13. A Hungarian...
A Soldiers' Soldier
Early this year we asked for your help finding our Soldiers' Soldier. We asked you to send us the names of Soldiers you know and work with who live by the Army values, and who are proud of what they do for America. Nominations came in for Soldiers...
Commo-Link Protectors
Stretched across thousands of miles of open desert, from the border of Kuwait deep into northern Iraq, is a string of communication lines that provide a vital conduit for the hundreds of supply convoys and military patrols that traverse Iraq's highways...
"Drafted" to the NFL
Robert McCune, a middle linebacker from Louisville, Ky., was chosen in the fifth round (154th overall) of the 2005 National Football League draft by the Washington Redskins. While 254 other athletes were selected during the two-day draft, what sets...
Packed Poison: The Truth about Tobacco Products: Tobacco Products and the Warrior Smoking Facts for Women and Men Steps to Breaking the Addiction
A message from the Director, Health Promotion and Wellness, U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine RECENT data shows a marked increase in the use of tobacco products among America's Soldiers. The long-term effects of tobacco,...
Payday Loans = Costly Gash
THE Defense Department has launched a new effort to educate service members about the dangers of borrowing from "loan-shark" lending companies, and to teach them how to avoid ending up in a spiral of compounding debt. "The most prevalent form of...
Romex 2005
THE 1st Armored Division Engineer Brigade from Germany, while deployed near the border of Ukraine and the Danube River delta in Romania--300 kilometers east of Bucharest--built a miniature city to accommodate some 2,000 U.S. and Romanian soldiers for...
To the Sea: Lewis and Clark Reach the Pacific
"OCEAN in view! Oh! The joy!" With this hastily scrawled journal entry on Nov. 7, 1805, CPT William Clark expressed the elation felt by all members of the expedition he and CPT Meriwether Lewis had been leading across North America for more than...
Vets Supporting Vets
EACH day Soldiers from the Schweinfurt, Germany-based 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry, walk by a street sign that reads "Walter D. Ehlers Drive." Recently, Soldiers were given the opportunity to meet Ehlers, an 18th Inf. veteran who received the Medal...