Soldiers Magazine

Monthly magazine provides news and information about Army operations and policies

Articles from Vol. 59, No. 4, April

An Uncommon Mission
SOLDIERS of the 75th Division, an active- and Reserve-component, training-support division headquartered in Houston, Texas, normally are observer-controller trainers. They typically train and mobilize Reserve and National Guard Soldiers in the western...
Army History in April
Beyond its role in defense of the nation, the Army and its Soldiers have contributed to medicine, technology, exploration, engineering and science. The milestones listed in this monthly chronology offer only a small glimpse of that proud story of selfless...
Army One Source: Your Link to Info
FIRST came the Internet, with quick and easy access to information. Then came Army One Source--staffed by real people with the insight to understand users' needs and the skill to provide situation-specific help. "Most people can research solutions...
Building Tribal Ties
HISTORIANS will tell you that determination and discipline had a lot to do with the success of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. So too did the Indians who befriended the explorers on their journeys. Every step, every stroke of an oar, took the adventurers...
Building Up Graf: In 2002 Congress Appropriated $25 Million for Renovations and New Construction at the Army's Grafenwohr Training Area
A WINDING two-lane road snakes through dense pine forests and rolling fields in southern Germany, connecting the U.S. Army's Grafenwohr Training Area to a major highway that leads to either Nurnberg or Berlin. Many of the thousands of Soldiers who...
Changes in Europe: By 2008 Some 8,500 1st Armd. Div. Soldiers and Family Members Will Be Relocated, Perhaps to Grafenwohr, the U.S. Army's Premier Training Site in Germany
IN Bad Nauheim, Germany--home to Elvis Presley from 1958 to 1960 while he was stationed at Ray Barracks in nearby Friedberg--local city mayors gave a party for the families of Soldiers of the 1st Armored Division who were deployed to Iraq. "Realizing...
Collecting a Piece of the Past
WHENEVER SFC Julio Correa-Gonzalez takes a TDY he brings back something reminiscent of his childhood Gonzalez, a field artillery Title XI liaison with the Wisconsin Military Academy at Fort McCoy, Wis., has spent the last few years building a collection...
Cutting Down on Casualties
WHEN a Soldier dies or is seriously injured in an accident, acting Army Secretary R. L. Brownlee has the sad task of writing a letter of condolence to the family. It's a very painful task, he said, so much so that he recently called a summit to...
Paratroopers on Patrol
PARATROOPERS from the 173rd Airborne Brigade's 1st Battalion, 508th Infantry, from Vicenza, Italy, haven't had it easy in Iraq. Most of their deployment has been spent at forward-operating, urban-patrol bases, far from the rest of the brigade, unit...
Separation, Divorce, and the Army
MILITARY families aren't immune to marital problems. The good news is that the Army can provide a professional team of counselors--including chaplains, psychologists and drug-abuse prevention experts--to help families get through rough times. But...
Stryker Soldiers in Action
MEMBERS of the 2nd Infantry Division have been patrolling the roads and villages north of Baghdad to help keep the peace. As darkness fell recently on forward-operating base Pacesetter, Soldiers of the 5th Battalion, 20th Inf. Regiment, made final...