Soldiers Magazine

Monthly magazine provides news and information about Army operations and policies

Articles from Vol. 66, No. 10, October

Army Teams with Academia to Assist Soldiers
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THE Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center strives to make sure Soldiers are equipped to be the most effective fighting force possible. Innovation helps meet the challenge. Fortunately for the "Natick...
Combat Feeding Delivers for Soldiers
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] WHEN Soldiers open up pocket sandwiches in Afghanistan, they probably care a lot less about how they were developed than how they taste and whether they curb hunger. That's fine with the people at the Department of Defense...
Feedback: Listening to Soldiers
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] SOLDIERS should always have their say. At least, that's the unwavering opinion of two groups of people at Natick Soldier Systems Center in Massachusetts--the Operational Forces Interface Group and the Consumer Research...
Going to Extremes without Going Outside
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] SO you like to go to extremes. The Natick Soldier Systems Center has just the place for you: the Doriot Climatic Chambers. What climate in the world would you prefer to experience? Doriot can give you temperatures from...
'Ironman': A Game-Changer on the Battlefield
IT all began during an intense 2 1/2-hour firefight with the enemy earlier this year in Afghanistan. As members of the 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, Iowa National Guard, sat around later...
Outfitting the Soldier: From Their Heads to Their Toes, If Soldiers Wear It These Days, the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center at Natick Soldier Systems Center, Mass., Likely Had a Hand in Developing It
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Scientists, engineers, textile technologists, clothing designers, retired military equipment specialists and experts in other fields at Natick take Soldiers' apparel and equipment quite seriously. They work daily to improve...
Protecting Homeland Defenders
MOST people would tell you that lessons learned on the battlefields of Afghanistan don't have much application on American streets. Dave Carney would beg to differ. As team leader of the National Protection Center at the Natick Soldier Systems Center,...
Providing Shelters for Soldiers
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] WHAT fits into one C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, will be used by as many as 150 Soldiers, and can be set up and fully operational in as little as 3 1/2 hours? Give up? Everything one would need to set up an entire base...
Rising to the Challenge of High-Altitude Fighting
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] YOU'RE getting headaches. You're dizzy and nauseous. You haven't been sleeping or eating well. The fight on the mountainside hasn't even begun yet, and you're already at a significant disadvantage: You probably have altitude...
Sky's the Limit for Airdrops
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] SOLUTIONS to problems don't usually fall from the sky. Exceptions to this rule come in the form of good ideas generated by the airdrop professionals at Natick Soldier Systems Center in Massachusetts,...
Testing in Progress: Soldiers Help Researchers Develop, Refine Gear for Warriors
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] IF asked to identify Soldiers doing some of the most important work in the Army, one probably wouldn't immediately think of 30 who reported directly to the Natick Soldier Systems Center in Massachusetts from advanced individual...
The Natick Soldier Systems Center
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THE Natick Soldier Systems Center provides the science behind the Soldier. It's the only place in the world that is totally focused on the Soldier. This is what the folks at the NSSC in Massachusetts focus on every day....
The Ultimate Kitchen Remodel
ANYONE who has ever tackled a kitchen remodel knows that it can be a daunting project. Try doing it more than a thousand times. Talk about kitchen nightmares. John Oswald has been through the process that often. And the renovations he arranges...
Walter Reed Moves to Bethesda
AFTER more than a century of providing comprehensive health care to active and retired servicemembers and their families, the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington has officially closed its doors. The largest of the Department of Defense's...