Soldiers Magazine

Monthly magazine provides news and information about Army operations and policies

Articles from Vol. 62, No. 1, January

5 Years of Change: Transitions in the Army since 9-11
2002 M-16A2s/M-4 Rifles Carbines/M-240s/M-4s Machine Guns Humvees Armored Security Vehicles Up-Armored Humvee Trojan Spirit Intelligence Communications System Blue Force Tracker Containerized Kitchen Tactical Satellite Radio...
Active Army: Force Strength
Active Army Personnel 486k 2005 494k 2004 494k 2003 U. S. Army Civilians * 2005 209k 2004 201k 2003 197k * Appropriated-fund employees only. Location of the Forces Continental United States (CONUS) 2005 403k 2004 392k 2003 394k Outside...
A Fort Ahead: Reducing the Footprint of the Army
Sustainability--accomplishing today's mission in a way that enables future operations--now governs Army installation operations. Many installations today are putting 25-year sustainability plans into action. Here's a look inside a sustainable post...
A Message from the Army Leadership
The past year was one in which we continued to meet our global commitments. By the end of 2006, well over 760,000 active and reserve Soldiers had served overseas in the war on terror. In addition to Iraq and Afghanistan, our forward presence continues...
Army Careers
The Army's military occupational specialties are divided into broad categories that include the enlisted career-management fields, warrant officer career branches and officer career branches, plus officer and medical functional areas. As the Army changes,...
Army Organization
The Army is the primary land-power arm of the nation's armed forces. It exists to serve the American people, protect enduring national interests and fulfill the nation's military responsibilities. Soldiers form the centerpiece of Army organizations....
PEO Soldier
AMERICAN Soldiers are the best equipped in the world, thanks in part to the Army's Program Executive Office (PEO) Soldier, an organization created three years ago to ensure that the best equipment gets to Soldiers as quickly as possible. PEO Soldier's...
Ribbons
January 2007 Order of Precedence Right Side Presidential Unit Citation Joint Meritorious Unit Award Valorous Unit Award Meritorious Unit Commendation Army Superior Unit Award Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation ...
The United States Army Uniform
January 2007 MALE OFFICERS Place the U.S. insignia 5/8 inch above the notch on both collars, with the centerline of the insignia bisecting the notch and parallel to the inside edge of the lapel. ALL OFFICERS Center rank insignia on the...
Transitioning to the Guard or Reserve
SOLDIERS planning to leave active duty when their enlistment commitments are up can continue to serve their country by joining the Army National Guard or the Army Reserve. Reserve-component career counselors support Army recruiting efforts by enlisting...
Year in Review: Information for This Chronology Was Taken from Soldiers Magazine, the Army News Service, the American Forces Press Service and Other Official News Sources
January 2006 Jan. 7 America's top high-school athletes share center stage with America's top Soldiers at the 2006 U.S. Army All-American Bowl all-star football game, held in the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Jan. 13 The Army finishes...