Soldiers Magazine

Monthly magazine provides news and information about Army operations and policies

Articles from Vol. 58, No. 11, November

Birth of a Nation?
Tallil Air Base, Iraq IT was not a mission the New Orleans, La.-based 377th Theater Support Command expected, but when word came from the U.S. State Department to plan the first conference for the future leaders of Iraq at Tallil Air base, the unit...
Consumer Assistance
CONSUMERS have many legal rights backed by federal and state law. Knowing your rights will help you avoid being ripped off. Soldiers should seek free assistance from local legal-services offices or contact their state attorney general's office for...
Defeating Scams: How to Protect Yourself
THE best defense against scams is skepticism. Certain tactics usually give seam artists away, so consumers should be observant of behavior. Walk away if you're pressured to act quickly; can't research the details or claims for yourself; haven't...
Executive Protection
THE Army chief of staff leaves his vehicle and safely enters a building somewhere in the world. Before this simple act can occur, agents from the Department of the Army's Protective Services Unit must plan and coordinate the trip, conduct a threat...
Father and Son at War
MICHAEL Novosel and his son Mike Jr. muse over Vietnam like old war buddies at a reunion. "We were always being shot at. We expected it," Mike Jr. said of the rescue missions they flew together. America didn't ask Mike Jr. to follow his father...
Go for Broke!
WHEN the United States entered World War II following the Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, some 5,000 Japanese-Americans were serving in the U.S. armed forces, according to records of the National Japanese-American Historical Society....
PACOM's Movement Masters
IF you had to pick one word to describe U.S. Pacific Command's area of responsibility, it would probably be "vast." The Honolulu-based joint command's AOR spans 10 time zones, 43 countries and more than 105 million square miles from Hawaii to the east...
Prairie Post Hits 150
ONE hundred fifty years ago Fort Riley, Kan., was established as a post from which soldiers of the 7th Cavalry could protect people and goods moving over the Oregon and Santa Fe tails from Indian attacks. Today the post is known as "America's Warfighting...
Resources
Financial Readiness Program--Army Community Service is responsible for overall management of the FRP, located at installations throughout the world. Education services include budget planning; banking; credit; debt management; debt liquidation; consumer...
Scams: More Common Than You Think
IN May 2003 the National Consumer Law Center published "In Harm's Way--At Home: Consumer Scams and the Direct Targeting of America's Military Veterans." The report states that service members are frequently faced with unfair or deceptive business practices...
Top Consumer Scams
Charity Fraud FRAUDULENT fundraisers take advantage of donors' goodwill by misrepresenting who they are and what they do with the money they raise. To collect money from sympathetic individuals, solicitors often pick such popular charitable causes...
When Positive Is a Negative
SSG Shannon Brown of Tripler Army Medical Center's Company A in Honolulu, Hawaii, waited in a stark classroom--a designated holding area behind the hospital--for the Unit Prevention Leader to call his name. When she did, Brown handed her his ID...
Woman Wins National Rifle Championship: She's the Best!
SHE says she's "just one of the guys." But when this female soldier triumphed over hundreds of the country's best rifle shooters, she became the first woman to win a particular national shooting title. Shooting her M-16A2, SPC Liana Bombardier,...