Soldiers Magazine

Monthly magazine provides news and information about Army operations and policies

Articles from Vol. 64, No. 2, February

All-Army Men's Team Wins Silver Medal in 2008 Armed Forces Soccer
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] SECOND Lt. Andrew Filauro and Staff Sgt. Titus Kaman led the All-Army men's team to a silver medal in the 2008 Armed Forces Soccer Championship Tournament at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C. Kaman, a striker,...
Armed Forces Basketball Championships
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] SERGEANT Ron Bartley had 40 points and eight rebounds to lead the All-Army men's team to a 95-93 overtime victory over AllAir Force in the 2008 Armed Forces Men's Basketball Championships in Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa. Bartley...
Army Developing New EW Career Field
By 2010, the Army expects to have over 1,500 Soldiers trained in the art of "blinding and deafening" America's enemies by wielding the radio spectrum as a weapon. The Army has in the past relied heavily on both the Navy and the Air Force for their...
Army Releases New Training Manual
The Army released the new field manual FM 7-0, Training for Full Spectrum Operations, at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Dec. 15. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The new manual replaces the 2002 edition of FM 7-0, Training the Force. "Today's full-spectrum...
A Wrestler's Quest
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] AFTER being eliminated from the quarterfinals of the Olympic Greco-Roman 120-kilogram wrestling tournament, Staff Sgt. Dremiel Byers vowed to continue his quest for the Olympic medal at the 2012 London Games. "Today, I...
Capital Venture: Team USA Soldier Olympians Visit White House
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] TEN Soldiers from the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program and U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit visited the White House in October. They were among more than 500 members of the 2008 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams who thanked...
Double Trap Olympic Gold Double Record
[ILLUSTRATIONS OMITTED] U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Spc. Walton Glenn Eller III set two Olympic records en route to winning a gold medal in double trap at the August event in Beijing. USAMU teammate Spc. Jeffrey Holguin finished fourth in the event....
Missing Parts in Action Team Inspires Elite Runners in Army Ten-Miler
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] BRAZILIAN Army Pvt. Reginaldo Campos Jr. won the men's division and Veena Reddy of Centreville, Va., led the women in the 24th running of the Army Ten-Miler, which started and ended at the Pentagon on Oct. 5. Campos, 21,...
Mountain Biker: Rolling Strong
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] FOR Spc. Michael A. Kurpil, the words "Army Strong" have special meaning. Kurpil is the first mountain bike racer to be sponsored by the U.S. Army. A New York resident, Kurpil moved to Denver to advance his civilian career...
Nailing Olympic Gold in Skeet
[ILLUSTRATIONS OMITTED] U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit shotgun shooter Pfc. Vincent Hancock set two Olympic records and prevailed in a four-target shoot-off against Norway's Tore Brovold to win the gold medal in men's skeet at the 2008 Summer Olympics...
Policy Change Allows Soldiers to Serve Longer
A recent extension of retention control points means Soldiers in the rank of staff sergeant and above will be allowed to serve the Army longer, should they desire. The changes, which became effective Nov. 1, increase RCPs for E-6s and above by as...
Soldier-Athletes Share Olympic Moments
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] TEN Army Olympians visited the nation's capital in October to spread the word about Soldiers' involvement in the Beijing Games and to thank senior military leaders for their support. The U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program,...
Soldier Earns Spot on Team USA
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] SERGEANT 1st Class Dexter Avery has been selected to play for Team USA in the 2009 Border Battle, a slow-pitch softball game between the United States and Canada. Avery, 38, of Fort Huachuca, Ariz., will be rewarded July...
Soldier Is Oldest U.S. Female Competitor in Beijing Olympics
AT age 56, Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Elizabeth "Libby" Callahan became the oldest U.S. female competitor in Olympic history with a 25th-place finish in the women's 25-meter pistol shooting event at the Summer Games in August. "I've been told I'm the...
Trying to Catch Up with 'The Sarge'
[ILLUSTRATIONS OMITTED] For the last five years top fuel driver Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher (top left photo and racing in background) has strapped himself into his 8,000 horsepower, 2,225-pound Army land rocket and roared down the dragways of America,...
Wounded Troops Back in the Swing
THE Salute Military Golf Association has helped hundreds of combat-wounded service members get back into the swing of life--both physically and psychologically--by providing free instruction, golf clubs, balls and practice facilities. Most of the...
Wounded Warriors Saddle Up
PURPLE Heart recipient Spc. Jake Lowery officially launched the U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Sports Program with an inspirational team-roping performance at Denny Calhoun Arena in Las Cruces, N.M., in May. Lowery, 26, of Fort Richardson, Alaska, lost...
Wounded Warriors Take to the Ice
RETIRED Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Bowser is an amputee, but when he's out on the ice rink, his injuries disappear--literally--and he becomes a regular hockey player. His prosthesis vanishes under layers of padding and hockey gear, and like many other wounded...