Soldiers Magazine

Monthly magazine provides news and information about Army operations and policies

Articles from Vol. 64, No. 8, August

A Time of War: "We Boys Knew We Were Gonna Fight!"
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] CHARLES William Eubanks, a resident of West Point, Miss., wants to be remembered-not as a hero, but as a survivor of D-Day. "Forget about what you saw on 'Saving Private Ryan,' the film footage shown at Omaha Beach was...
Comprehensive Soldier Fitness
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THE Army has always emphasized physical fitness as a large part of its training, but has not always focused as extensively on mental, emotional and social well being as it does today. The Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program...
Forming Bonds through Medicine in the Horn of Africa
SERVICEMEMBERS from Combined Joint Task Force--Horn of Africa traveled throughout remote regions of Djibouti in March, providing medical and public health aid during a medical civil action program. The MEDCAP team, made up of Soldiers assigned to the...
Honoring Soldiers with Music
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] MUSIC, for most people, is a natural and pervasive part of life. It's everywhere-on your MP3 player, the radio, or stuck on repeat in your head. It helps express otherwise inexpressible feelings, and serves to calm nerves....
In 'The Shadow of a Mighty Presence': A Family Legacy
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] FIRST Lt. Dennis Chamberlain always knew that he wanted to join the Army and carry on his family's legacy of military service-he just didn't know quite how long or how famous that family legacy was. You may be wondering,...
'Out of Your Comfort Zone'
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] WHEN evading capture in the South African bush, grassy juice from an impala's stomach quenches thirst. Noisy hippos mean water is nearby, as does sighting an African fish eagle. These are a few...
Protecting Soldiers' Health: Post-Deployment Health Reassessment
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] STAFF Sgt. Les Newport returned from a nine-month deployment to Iraq in November 2008. "While I had been in the Army for 27 years, nothing prepares you for what you may witness during a deployment. You push your health concerns...
Remembering D-Day: Veterans Take Time to Remember the Past While Living for Today
FOR the past 23 years, veterans age 55 and older have come together to compete in the National Veterans Golden Age Games. It's the largest sports and recreational competition for this age group of military veterans in the world, and this year's competition,...
Soldiers Catch Flat Track Fever!
ROLLER derby is an American-invented team sport based on formation skating around an oval track, which can be flat or banked. Played mostly by women, roller derby is an organized, if rough, sport where showmanship is a must (cue flame print knee socks)....
Team-Building with a Few Twists
HOW does this sound for your morning physical training session? Begin by carrying a canoe over muddy slopes in the dark, racing in two-man teams through the forest to a riverbank; then paddle your canoe nearly six miles down a cold river. Next,...
Volunteers Rock: Connecting the American People with the Army through Music
THE smoke clears. The curtain slowly rises as rowdy fans cheer. A group emerges sporting larger-than-life hair and lurid clothing. Bright lights and earsplitting noise ensue. That's what typically comes to mind when you picture a rock band, right?...