Soldiers Magazine

Monthly magazine provides news and information about Army operations and policies

Articles from Vol. 61, No. 9, September

A Lot of Army Bull ... Riding
Mike Lee is riding high. Lee won the Professional Bull Riders world championship in 2004, and the Army-sponsored rider is poised for another title this fall. "I have had a great year so far," said Lee. "I am currently sitting third in the world...
Biking for a Memorial
FIVE bicyclists associated with America's airline industry, and a supporting recreational vehicle driver and co-driver--among them a man and woman who both lost their spouses aboard American Airlines Flight 77 when it crashed into the Pentagon on Sept....
Extreme Makeover
AN extreme makeover is bringing big changes to the 7th U.S. Army Joint Multinational Training Command in Grafenwohr, Germany. "Anyone who was here during the Cold War era pictures Grafenwohr as a rustic, spartan training area. But those returning...
Fighting for a Pentagon Memorial
Five years have passed since the nightmarish morning when terrorists shook Americans' faith in the country's security. As the nation responded by supporting the Defense Department's war on terror, families of Sept. 11, 2001, victims rallied to create...
Fostering Cooperation in Latin America
GUATEMALA experienced civil war for decades until 1996, and because of atrocities its military once committed against its own people it suffered U.S. sanctions that affected the education, training and financing of its military, said COL Linda Gould,...
Guard Soldiers Help Evacuees
DAYS after Israeli warplanes battered southern Lebanon in a fierce counterattack on Hezbollah terrorists, U.S. Marines landed in force in Lebanon for the first time since 1983. They were there to aid in the evacuation of U.S. citizens, using helicopters...
MDW's Rescue Engineers
NEARLY six years ago, Military District of Washington Engineer Company Soldiers rescued and extracted victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the Pentagon. The MDW Engr. Co.--which belongs to the 12th Aviation Battalion and is based at Fort Belvoir,...
Training at Yakima
AWAKENING to the rumble of 155mm howitzers in barren, mountainous steppes reminiscent of Southwest Asia is a rite of passage observed for decades by Soldiers from Fort Lewis, Wash., and throughout the western United States. But today, battling the...
Unified Quest 2006
AT UNIFIED Quest 2006, the fourth major war game co-sponsored by U.S. Joint Forces Command and U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command as part of the Army's Future Warfare Study, there were no intricately decorated lead armies defending terrain-board...
USO: Same Mission, New Methods
THE acronym "USO" often conjures visions of Dinah Shore singing for Soldiers during World War II, or Marilyn Monroe signing autographs in Korea or Bob Hope telling jokes to troops in Vietnam. Today, representatives of United Service Organizations...