Soldiers Magazine

Monthly magazine provides news and information about Army operations and policies

Articles from Vol. 65, No. 4, April

FY11 Budget Includes $400 Million for Reenlistment Bonuses
THE Army's fiscal year 2011 budget request included $143 billion to fund training and sustainment of the total force, and an additional $102 billion to fund operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] "The Army leaders have focused...
Inside the Ring
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THE fighter stood in the corner of the ring, looking at her opponent on the other side. "Stay focused," she told herself. "This is serious. This is what you want. This is what you've been fighting for." She thought about the...
Maybe It's Time We Talk Addiction
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] MILITARY brats have it rough. They move every few years and take on adult responsibilities when a parent deploys. Added pressure at home can make doing schoolwork hard, which just adds more tension....
Meet the Natives: USA
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] A military family with two Army parents, and a group of five Pacific islanders who hate weapons and war, spent a week together at Fort Stewart, Ga., and became fast friends and extended family in...
Operation Unified Response
A MASSIVE EARTHQUAKE STRUCK HAITI Jan. 12. Two days later, paratroopers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, were on the ground in the capital, Port-au-Prince. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION...
Sisterhood across the Services
HAVING a parent in the military can be difficult; older siblings may take on duties such as caring for younger siblings, or running errands. Often, teenagers find themselves overwhelmed with additional responsibilities at home. It can be a very difficult...
Thinking Inside the Box: Soldiers Pack a Mean Logistics Punch
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Most of us dread spring cleaning. Opening closets and trunks full of the items we thought we needed. Moving furniture to discover crumbs, change and pet toys. Deciding what should be thrown out and what should be donated....