Soldiers Magazine

Monthly magazine provides news and information about Army operations and policies

Articles from Vol. 62, No. 12, December

Adopt a Soldier
FIRST Lt. Katherine Broyer, a platoon leader in Company D, 82nd General Support Aviation Battalion, deployed to Afghanistan in January 2007. She's due to return home by February 2008. Responsible for 38 Soldiers who perform helicopter maintenance,...
Building an All-American Team
THEY'RE not just strong. They're Army strong. But they're not Soldiers --they're America's top high-school football players using the same leadership, discipline and teamwork that Soldiers put into play on the battlefield. These students will battle...
G.I. Jill: Sgt. Jill Stevens
EVERYTHING about Sgt. Jill Stevens--from her tomboyish childhood to her year in a war zone--says "one of the guys" rather than beauty queen. But the combat medic has dazzled pageant judges, who unanimously named her Miss Utah last June and guaranteed...
Honoring an American Hero
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THE Army made history in mid-September when it commissioned the logistics support vessel Major General Robert Smalls (LSV-8) during a ceremony at the historic Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Md. The 314-foot long, 3,190-ton...
Portraits of the Fallen
"THE Goat Woman," as Ms. Kaziah Hancock is known throughout central Utah, has an uncanny love of the goats she calls "her girls." She raises some 110 of them on her 15-acre Manti, Utah, ranch, has immortalized many of them in paintings and signs all...
Protecting the Western Toad
ON an unseasonably warm Friday recently, the cheerful chirps of Western toads filled the air around Fiander Lake in the Rainier Training Area of Fort Lewis, Wash. The toads' vocalizations were the first indicators to Mr. Jim Lynch, a fish and wildlife...
Rainier Rescuers
MOST of the 6,000 to 8,000 climbers who each year attempt to scale Washington's Mount Rainier walk off the long-dormant volcano under their own power. For the unfortunate few who can't--either because of injury or incapacitation--the trip down is often...
The U.S. Army Field Band
ALTHOUGH some are familiar with the military through newspaper headlines and cable news, many Americans have found a personal connection to all Soldiers through the efforts of one unit--The U.S. Army Field Band. Part of the Army's Office of the...
Training for Mountain Warfare
TO prepare its Soldiers for missions in the type of challenging terrain found in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Army often relies on the specialized training offered at the Army Mountain Warfare School in Jericho, Vt. AMWS teaches Soldiers the skills...
Training Salvadorans for Iraq
A 26-member task force from Joint Task Force-Bravo in Honduras recently traveled to El Salvador to conduct military-to-military training with soldiers deploying in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. During the weeklong mission, Salvadoran troops...