Soldiers Magazine

Monthly magazine provides news and information about Army operations and policies

Articles from Vol. 62, No. 7, July

Air Resupply
WITH the majority of American Casualties in Iraq being Caused by roadside bombs, planners in the 82nd Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade at Camp Adder, Iraq, are spearheading a coalition effort to counter the threat of improvised explosive devices....
Bragging about Best Ranger
MASTER Sgt. Walt Zajkowski returned for the ninth time to compete in the Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning, Ga. This time following one of the closest competitions in the event's history--he finally earned the coveted Best Ranger title with...
CGSC Today
The U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., has been educating and developing military leaders since its founding in 1881. Today's CGSC leaders say their mission of education and leader development not only touches mid-career...
Good News: Medical Holdover
GIVEN the recent negative press about living conditions and the care provided to Soldiers recovering from injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Army is moving ahead to focus on medical programs that help Soldiers recover. Medical holdover is one...
Lessons in Gender Operations
Eleven Yemeni women arrived in the United States recently to learn about how women here are integrated into tactical environments. The women worked in their country's police departments for the past six years, serving as prison guards, medics, administrative...
Making a Difference in Central America
IN October 1998 one of the deadliest hurricanes in history struck Central America. Over a six-day period Hurricane Mitch pounded the coast with waves up to 22 feet high. It dropped as much as 75 inches of rain on parts of Honduras and Nicaragua. triggering...
Preparing Chaplains for Combat
CHAPLAINS from the Fort Lewis, Wash.,-based 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, who deployed to Iraq about a year ago, are serving shoulder to shoulder with infantry Soldiers and even participating in combat patrols. In response to reports the chaplains...
Preventing Convoy Breakdowns
Forward Operating Base Trebil, located near the Jordanian border in northwestern Iraq, got its name from British soldiers who were stationed at the base during bone-chilling winters. They pronounced it "trouble." Now, a team of 10 Soldiers of the...
Saluting Soldier's Supporters
MARIAN Fegley, the wife of a retired Soldier and mother of two Soldiers, sat pensively as veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam passed in front of her. As part of a recent Freedom Team Salute Commendation ceremony, they were headed toward...
Visiting the Troops
In his first three weeks as Army chief of staff, Gen. George W. Casey Jr. was seldom at his Pentagon office long enough to answer the phone. That's because he and his wife and staff have been traveling to installations around the country, gathering...