Soldiers Magazine

Monthly magazine provides news and information about Army operations and policies

Articles from Vol. 62, No. 9, September

A Clinic for Karkh
AFTER establishing combat outpost in Baghdad's Karkh District, Soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team decided they needed to do something to reach out to the surrounding community, to let residents know the brigade is there...
An Aide for All Seasons
PREPARING a gourmet meal of Beef Wellington, Alaskan King Crab, garlic pure6 potatoes, bacon-wrapped asparagus, a seasonal fruit salad with raspberry and poppy seed dressing and a molten lava cake is something Sgt. 1st Class Andre Rush--the senior...
Bolstering Stryker Skills
IN March the 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, at Fort Lewis, Wash., officially began its combat training as the division's newest Stryker brigade. Members of the brigade's 2nd Battalion, 1st Inf. Regiment, began by honing their rifle-marksmanship...
Building Partnerships in the Balkans
IN 1991 and 1992 artillery shells exploded inside the walls of the beautiful medieval city of Dubrovnik, Croatia, on the Adriatic Sea. Following the fall of communism in eastern Europe, the Yugoslav federation began to fall apart and, in 1991, after...
Disaster at Eagle Pass
SEVERE weather slammed Eagle Pass, Texas, on April 24, as tornadoes moved into the town, obliterated an elementary school, destroyed properties and homes, and killed seven people. In a response effort Governor Rick Perry termed "tremendous," local...
Down-Home Talkin' in Iraq: Soldiers from Kentucky Are Greeted as Heroes When They Visit an Iraqi Elementary School They Helped Bring Back from the Edge
A WARM welcome met U.S. Soldiers upon their arrival in Mukasib, Iraq. Smiles replaced the once contemptuous stares of the local children and adults. And a former silence gave way to friendly dialogue. Customary gestures of hands to hearts followed...
Earning the EFMB
NEARLY 300 Army and Air Force medics, and a Navy corpsman, recently vied for the prestigious Expert Field Medical Badge in Grafenw6hr, Germany. Defense Department officials said earning the badge is extremely difficult. Of the 262 EFMB candidates...
MIA Search on Iwo Jima
AN investigative team from the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command has returned to its home at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, following a 13-day mission to search for the Marine combat cameraman who filmed the famous scene of Marines raising the American...
No Impossible Mission
RESPONSIBLE for coordinating the transportation of supplies, equipment and personnel throughout the Third Army/ U.S. Army Central theater of operations, members of the CENTCOM Deployment and Distribution Operations Center use various methods to accomplish...
On Being a "Brat"
IN the early 1990s Donna Musil, a labor lawyer turned writer, was surfing the Internet and came across a Web site about kids she !had gone to school with while she was in Korea. Her father had been in the Army and her family moved a lot. "It was...
Playing Cards to Preserve Antiquities
THE first of some 40,000 decks of playing cards--geared toward the preservation of archaeological sites in Iraq and Afghanistan--were shipped to Soldiers in-theater in August, said Dr. Laurie Rush, Fort Drum, N.Y., Cultural Resources Program manager...
The Guard Looks to Africa
BOOSTED by the European success of the National Guard's State Partnership Program, Guard leaders gathered in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, in early May were looking southward--into Africa. "We will see a growth in the number of state partners...
Therapeutic Horsemanship
FORT Myer, Va., has been the site of a therapeutic-horsemanship program for Soldier amputees since May 2006. Mary Jo Beckman, a retired Navy commander and licensed therapeutic-riding instructor with the North American Riding for the Handicapped...
Training for Rapid Rescues
WITH so many aircraft crossing the skies over Baghdad, it's no doubt reassuring to their crews that a quick-reaction force from the 1st Cavalry Division stands ready to spring into action if an aircraft goes down. While the Division Rapid-Reaction...
Traumatic Brain Injury: Understanding TBI
THE Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center treats and researches traumatic brain injuries, the dominant wounds of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Headquartered at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., the DVBIC operates nine sites across...
Underwater Engineers
MANY engineers work with heavy construction equipment to build new schools in Iraq or perform demolition work in Afghanistan. But a group of Hawaii-based Soldiers now in Kuwait to support Third Army/U.S. Army Central, views the world of engineering...