Soldiers Magazine

Monthly magazine provides news and information about Army operations and policies

Articles from Vol. 63, No. 5, May

Arts, Crafts & Soldiers
[ILLUSTRATIONS OMITTED] MORE than 200 Soldiers, civilians and family members generated 530 entries in the 2007 Army Arts and Crafts Contest, sponsored by the Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command. Soldiers in Iraq and Kuwait and MWR...
Earning a Degree in a Combat Zone
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] WHEN Staff Sgt. Lonnie Tungate of the Vermont National Guard deployed to Kuwait in January 2005, he decided to make the most of his deployment by completing the college education he'd begun 17 years earlier. That October,...
First Sergeant Course Changes Curriculum
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] STUDENTS attending Phase II of the First Sergeant Course, whether in residence or through video teletraining, are quickly realizing that the course is not like the one described by former students. Gone are many of the...
For the Families
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] CASUALTY-notification duty is something all Soldiers dread but none neglect to perform with honor, because it's the last thing one Soldier can do for another at a time when the fallen Soldier's survivors need compassion, straight...
For Those Left Behind
[ILLUSTRATIONS OMITTED] THE scene has played out in countless movies: A mother and father are eating dinner when they hear a knock at the door. The father answers, separated from a lone Soldier by a screen door. The mother joins her husband at...
Learning the Digital Way
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] At the end of the day, when he's completed his duties in the field, PFC James Tollefson tackles a new mission: furthering his education. Every night he turns on his computer, logs on to Army Knowledge Online and studies...
Legacy of a Fallen Soldier
ALL Soldiers, especially those who are deploying, want to know that if anything happens to them their families will be taken care of. One Soldier went beyond caring for his family when he left $20,000 of his life insurance to members of the 173rd...
Old, Young Warriors Meet for the Last Time
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] A Soldier may hang up his uniform for the last time, but some military sentiments he keeps forever--such as his sense of duty and devotion toward fellow service members. Take, for example, the man who calls himself the...
Parents of the Fallen
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] FOR every Soldier killed by a sniper or an improvised explosive device, there are other, forgotten victims. Friends and family members of the dead are left to pick up the pieces and find some way to go on living. But how...
Planning for Retirement
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] SOLDIERS and families approaching retirement face financial decisions that will have a major impact on their futures. As you tackle these decisions and plan for retirement, remember three things. * First, help is available,...
Sioux Receives Medal of Honor
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] IN a March 3 White House ceremony President George W. Bush awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously to Master Sgt. Woodrow Wilson Keeble for his actions during the Korean War. Keeble, the first full-blooded Sioux Indian to...
Sniffing out Explosives
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THE German Shepherd trots from rock to rock, ears pricked upward and nose pointed towards the earth, intent on his mission. Several feet away, his handler, Sgt. Richard Miller, a military policeman with the 3rd Infantry...
The Eye in the Sky
[ILLUSTRATIONS OMITTED] HIGH above the Iraqi landscape flies the "eye in the sky," taking detailed photos of activities below. Gazing down from high altitude, the RQ-7 Shadow unmanned aircraft watches the movements of convoys, "sees" improvised...
The Ladies of Arlington
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] DURING a recent Army funeral at Arlington National Cemetery, a woman escorted by a member of the Army's 3rd U.S. Infantry (The Old Guard), stood silently near the gravesite. Not related to the Soldier being interred that...