Soldiers Magazine

Monthly magazine provides news and information about Army operations and policies

Articles from Vol. 60, No. 8, August

Aviator Calls It a Day
WHEN CW5 Sargeant B. Means stepped out of his Cessna at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., resplendent in his Class B uniform, waiting friends and comrades doused him with water from a fire hose. Soaked to the skin, Means looked up and smiled. "This is...
Building Security in the Republic of Georgia
WITH help from the United States, the Republic of Georgia is developing measures to secure its borders against incoming illegal drugs, shipments of radioactive materials and other contraband. Much of the assistance comes from the U.S. Army Corps...
Doin' Time in Leavenworth
HERE are two kinds of Soldiers at the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.--the ones with no rank or pay, and those with keys. Handcuffs and steel doors keep the inmates confined, but it's the tenacity of corrections specialists...
Honoring Army Women
THE only museum in the world dedicated to U.S. Army women sits among trees and shrubs just inside the main gate of Fort Lee, Va. The 13,000-square-foot museum building houses artifacts and exhibits depicting the history of women in the Army from...
Living at Camp Lemonier
SOLDIERS who live at Camp Lemonier, the former French Foreign Legion post near Djibouti City, may live in austere conditions at remote forward-operating bases, but on the camp they enjoy many of the luxuries of the Western world. Soldiers live in...
Mission Horn of Africa
FIFTY miles west of Djibouti City, the capital of Africa's Republic of Djibouti, lies one of the hottest places on the planet, and the lowest point in Africa. At 515 feet below sea level, Lake Assal--at the top of the Great Rift Valley--is said...
New Hope for Ethiopians
AS TASK force chief of staff Marine Col. Craig Huddleston and chief of operations COL Edwin Anderson exited the CH-53E Marine helicopter on a makeshift dirt landing strip outside the village of Jijiga, Ethiopia, Ethiopian police, dressed in blue suits...
RCI the Army's Residential Communities Initiative
" ... nothing can be more important than a Soldier and family. I will put a lot o f focus on their well-being throughout my tenure ... RCI is closing the gap on inadequate housing ... They deserve it. They should live just like the rest of America...
Sexual Assault: New Reporting Policy
VICTIMS of sexual assault may now seek medical care, counseling and support without triggering an investigation. A new Department of Defense policy for confidential, restricted reporting protects victims not ready or willing to face the criminal...
Soldiers on the Somali Border
SOLDIERS of the Guam Army National Guard heaved their heavy body armor up over their shoulders, secured the straps on vests and helmets, and checked the clips in their M-16 rifles. Crates of water aboard, the 50-caliber machine guns up and armed...