Soldiers Magazine

Monthly magazine provides news and information about Army operations and policies

Articles from Vol. 65, No. 10, October

'Apps for Army' to Help Shape Future of Acquisition Process
KNOWLEDGE gained from the recent "Apps for the Army" application-development challenge may help the service develop and acquire software applications more quickly. The challenge was testing a rapid-acquisition process for software applications--similar...
Around the Army
(Above) Pfc. Robert Parker (center) provides fire support for his squad during a live-fire exercise at the Kirkush Military Training Base in Diyala province, Iraq. During the summer exercise, U.S. and Iraqi forces trained to clear mine-wired obstacles...
Digging for Clues: Mortuary Affairs Meets Forensic Science
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THEY were barely visible to the personnel on site, but recognizable enough to warrant proceeding with meticulous caution. "You'll have to dig around it gently," warned the man in charge. "You don't want to disturb anything...
Farm Creates Training Realism for Soldiers, Agriculture Teams
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THE goats are being milked, the horse is waiting to be fed and the barn cats are rolling around in the afternoon heat. A typical day on the farm? Not exactly. It's the Indiana National Guard's...
Finding Hope: Casualty Assistance Officers Help Grieving Families
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THE Army has come a long way from the days when Families of servicemembers killed on active duty were greeted with telegrams coldly notifying them of their loss. Today, the Army sends trained notification teams, followed...
Human Terrain Teams: Mapping a Course for a Peaceful, Prosperous Iraq
THE role of U.S. Forces in Iraq continued to evolve with the launch of Operation New Dawn in September, and the majority of efforts now focus on the responsible transfer of authority to Iraqi security forces. The Human Terrain Team, a specially...
Left Behind: Family Faces New, Painful Reality
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THE news came loud, but unclear. Erica Paci was awakened by vigorous knocking at her front door. Her heart pounding, she jumped out of bed and ran to see who was there. It was two servicemembers, and a military spouse's worst...
Recovery in His Sights: Amputee Graduates from Special Forces Sniper Course
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] JOHN Wayne has toured Afghanistan and Iraq, hunted grizzly bears in Alaska and earned the Silver Star; and as of July, he is the first one-legged Soldier to graduate the Special Forces Sniper Course. Staff Sgt. John Wayne...
Sound Science: World-Class Army Facility Amplifies Auditory Research
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] A twig cracking, whispers, a car backfiring, shots in the distance: the importance of a Soldier's ability to hear a wide range of sounds is critical to survival and mission success on the battleField. In today's military...
Studies Debunk 'Sports Myth' of Running Shoes
SOLDIERS who want to minimize their chance of injury while running should choose a shoe based on foot shape, right? Wrong. Results of three military studies showed that prescribing shoes based on foot shape made no difference in the injury rates...
Trauma Care: Trauma Hospital in Afghanistan Provides State-of-the-Art Medical Service
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] "ATTENTION on the FOB. Attention on the FOB," frequently blares from an array of speakers and echoes across Forward Operating Base Salerno. The announcement is usually followed by code words describing the number of patients...