Soldiers Magazine

Monthly magazine provides news and information about Army operations and policies

Articles from Vol. 64, No. 5, May

A Lasting Memorial & Testament
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] DYING--it is the last thing on earth we want to do, and it is usually the last thing we are prepared for. This is evidenced in part by the fact that more than half of Americans do not have a written will. In the military,...
Coming Home: Tributes to the Fallen
THERE are many types of memories, and many ways to record them. Our lives are filled with the sounds, images and belongings of those we have met, befriended or lost. With the invention of the digital camera, we can now preserve in crisp, high-definition...
Help Available for Military Hit by Housing Market
SOME military families are finding themselves in a precarious situation when it comes to selling their house and relocating, said housing experts. Some bought their homes at the height of the market and now, because of permanent-change-of-station...
Nightmare in the Shok Valley
THERE are no roads leading into the Shok Valley. The village, which stands sentinel over the valley, is home to one of the fiercest insurgent forces in Afghanistan--the Hezeb Islami al Gulbadin, or HIG. On April 6, 2008, a daring raid into the stronghold...
Providing a Century of Warrior Care: Walter Reed Turns 100 Years Old
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] HE saw the improvised explosive device just before the explosion. Staff Sgt. Brian Shar, a team leader on a convoy moving between bases near Baghdad, saw what looked "like a giant cartoon rock, about 18 inches wide, 11...
Remembered with Love
I always wondered about the connection between veterans and their fallen comrades they come back to cemeteries honor and remember. Take a Memorial Day ceremony a few years ago at Margraten American Cemetery in Holland. At its conclusion, I decided...
Remembering Our Own
The Netherlands American Cemetery, nestled in the small village of Margraten, is an extraordinary place. One glance at its regimented and precise appearance conjures up an ethereal formation of Soldiers standing at attention before their headstones....
Reserve, Corporate America Team Up through Employer Partnership Initiative
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] LAST year the Army Reserve celebrated its 100th anniversary. Reserve Chief Lt. Gen. Jack C. Stultz and INOVA Health Systems Chief Executive Officer Knox Singleton signed a first-ever agreement that...
Soldier Helps Soothe the Hurt of Families
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] IT'S a duty all Soldiers dread, yet when called upon, they welcome it as an honor and perform it as such. And while training is offered to prepare them as casualty assistance officers, there are those who are "naturals;" blessed...
The Fighting Cameraman
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] COMBAT cameraman Spc. Michael D. Carter is an ordinary Soldier who did something extraordinary. In a horrific battle in Afghanistan last year, he traded his camera for a...