Soldiers Magazine

Monthly magazine provides news and information about Army operations and policies

Articles from Vol. 66, No. 6, June

Armed Forces Recreation Centers
FROM strolling barefoot on the sandy shores of Waikiki, to exploring medieval European castles or the exotic city of Seoul, Armed Forces Recreation Center resorts provide an array of affordable, world-class vacation opportunities for eligible guests....
Army Building First Block III Apache
THE Army recently began construction on the first fuselage of its next-generation AH-64 Block III Apache helicopter. The new attack helicopter will be built with a stronger engine, improved avionics, better computer networking capability and increased...
Army Entertainment: The Soldier Show Experience
EACH year, 14 to 18 active-duty and reserve-component Soldiers are selected to serve as cast members of the U.S. Army Soldier Show. With more than 100 performances at 54 installations across the globe, the Soldier Show is an annual song-and-dance...
Army Family Action Plan Gives Everyone a Voice
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THE Army Family Action Plan is a grassroots program that identifies and attempts to solve significant quality of life issues impacting Soldiers of all components, Families, retirees and Army civilians. The process begins...
Army MWR Enhancing Lives of Soldiers, Families
I had the privilege of swearing in 46 new Army recruits at this year's San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. As I led the young men and women in the Armed Forces Oath of Enlistment and looked out over the stands full of Soldiers and their Families (it...
Leveling the Playing Field: Innovative Recreation Opportunities Available for Wounded Soldiers
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] WHILE providing premier recreation opportunities for Soldiers returning from combat is a challenge, it is particularly difficult for Soldiers who were wounded in combat. To help meet the recreational needs of the Army's...
Meeting Needs of Army Families
WANT to voice your concerns about life on the installation to top Army leaders? Need help adjusting to post-deployment life, or maybe just a sympathetic ear? There's a Family program to help with each of these issues, and for just about any others...
Oodles of Child, Youth Programs
ARMY Youth Programs provides affordable, accessible services for eligible Families both on and off post. Through formal partnerships with several nationally recognized, youth-serving organizations such as the Department of Agriculture, 4-H and Boys...
Par Excellence: Wounded Warrior Golf Clinics Offer Rehab Alternative
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] "FIRST Swing" Golf Clinics offer warriors in transition an alternative to traditional rehabilitation efforts. The Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command developed the clinics in partnership...
Removing Educational Obstacles for Military Kids
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THE Army is working to ease the challenges of military children who move, on average, three times more often than their non-military peers and attend up to nine schools before graduating. Army School Support Services aims...
Strong Beginnings Prepares Children for Kindergarten
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THE Army's Child, Youth and School Services' Strong Beginnings pre-kindergarten program, designed for 4- to 5-year-old children, prepares young students for school with lessons in everything from...
Virtual Resiliency Campus: Helping Soldiers, Families, Civilians
IMAGINE a tool that could bring together geographically dispersed Soldiers and their Families as interactive avatars. The space would provide a venue for group activities including live music performances, games, fitness activities and team meetings....
Warrior Adventure Quest: High-Adrenaline Activities Help Soldiers Transition
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] WARRIOR Adventure Quest is a training tool designed to introduce recently redeployed Soldiers to activities that serve as alternatives to potentially destructive behaviors. The program combines existing high-adventure recreation...
Warrior Zone: Innovative Recreation Opportunities for Soldiers
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] WARRIOR Zones offer high-tech recreation opportunities for Soldiers who want to get out of their barracks rooms but stay on their installations. While computer gaming is the main attraction at these recreation centers,...