Soldiers Magazine

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Articles from Vol. 60, No. 4, April

A Step Back in Time
AFTER winning a music competition in Hohenfels, Germany, SSG Andrew Roff's alter ego, Drew Start, emerged. A one-man band, Rock-a-Billy music-playing phenomenon, Star is a "1950's rock-n-roll teen idol who loves to be alive," Roff said. Roff, a...
A Tradition of Airborne Excellence
LTC Keith Walter is chief of the ABNSOTD's Test Division at Fort Bragg, N.C. IN August 1940 LT William T. Ryder, commander of the Army's Airborne Test Platoon, made history as the first American Soldier to make a military parachute jump. Ryder's...
Leave No Soldier Behind
A PILLAR of black smoke drifts over the horizon and a chilling call comes over the radio: aircraft down." The infantrymen are already on their feet, heading in the direction of the smoke. They advance on the aircraft and pull the pilot to safety...
Movement Masters: There's an Old Saying That, in War, "Nothing Happens until Something Moves."
AND the movement that feeds, supplies and equips the U.S. Army in Iraq--a vast tide of materiel that flows into the country each day from staging areas in Kuwait--is managed by the 7th Transportation Group. A Unit on the Move Based at Fort Eustis,...
New Beginnings in Iraq
IRAQIS in the ancient city of Mosul are continuing to rebuild their city s infrastructure with the help of Soldiers from the 416th Civil Affairs Battalion, an Army Reserve unit from Norristown. Pa. CPT Felix Acosta is the public-safety team chief,...
On the Road with the Hell Hounds
"We have problems every time we go out. A problem can arise at any moment." AT the Navistar convoy-support center on the northern edge of Kuwait's border with Iraq, the sound of tapping valves under the dusty hoods of several Humvees fills the diesel-scented...
Recycling Old Buildings: "Deconstructing" World-War II-Era Buildings Allows the Army to Clear Ground Needed for Other Purposes, While at the Same Time Recycling the Wood, Glass and Metals the Buildings Contain
MANY Soldiers who have lived in the Army's old World War-II-era barracks, built at the time as temporary structures, called them "matchsticks," because over time the wood had literally turned to tinder, say officials at the U.S. Army Environmental...
Science on the Battlefield
ARMED robots, liquid body armor, bendable computer screens and uniforms with virtual-reality capabilities--what once could have been fodder for science-fiction novels is now shaping how future Soldiers will fight. Many of the ideas and technologies...
Will Your Family Inherit Problems?
SHOULD I have a will?" The answer to this often-asked question is a resounding "yes." The need for Soldiers and government workers to ensure their affairs are in order was greatly magnified by events following the attack on the Pentagon in 2001. ...