Soldiers Magazine

Monthly magazine provides news and information about Army operations and policies

Articles from Vol. 63, No. 2, February

Aiming at the Olympics
[ILLUSTRATIONS OMITTED] WITH the end of the 2007 Pan-American Games, many in the sports world turn their attention to the Summer Olympic Games, to be held in Beijing, China, in August. Eight Soldiers of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit returned...
Combatives Champions
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] SINCE the 2000 founding of the U.S. Army Combatives School at Fort Benning, Ga., the teaching of combatives--an Army-unique system of unarmed combat--has spread Armywide. Indeed, so popular has the martial art become that...
Focusing on the Olympics
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] FOR several Soldier-athletes and coaches, the long road to Beijing, China, for the 2008 Olympics began at the XV Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. From the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit's 10-medal haul to the...
Football, Family and Unit Pride
OKLAHOMANS who watched the U.S. Military Academy's football team play during the 2007 season may have noticed a familiar patch on Cadet Brandon Thompson's jersey. Early last summer his father, Lt. Col. Michael Thompson of the Oklahoma Army National...
Go Army, Beat Navy!
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] SOME might believe that the Super Bowl, with its estimated 80- to 90-million viewers, is the biggest sporting event of the year, said Head Coach Stan Brock of the Army Black Knights. And while the National Football League's...
History of the Paralympics
BECAUSE World War II left so many Soldiers with serious injuries, in 1948 Sir Ludwig Guttmann organized a sports competition in Stoke Mandeville, England, to get British war veterans with spinal cord injuries moving again. Four years later, competitors...
Military World Games
[ILLUSTRATIONS OMITTED] MORE than 150 U.S. military athletes experienced a week of "friendship through sport" with peers from 101 nations at the fourth Conseil International du Sport Militaire Military World Games recently in Hyderabad and Mumbai,...
Protecting Yourself against Identity Theft
IDENTITY theft is the intentional misuse of another's personal information for profit. Your personal data--especially your Social Security number, your bank account or credit card number, and your telephone calling card number--may allow someone to...
Racing for Recruits
FROM the practice of drafting conscripts to the science of drafting the cars of raceway competitors, the Army has come a long way in its search for future Soldiers. In an effort to become more visible to today's youth, the Army established a racing...
Sled Hockey Scores with Soldiers
SPC. Hollis Richardson glides across the hockey rink, balancing his body on just a slab of metal and two thin blades. He digs two sticks into the ice, kicking up a light mist as he rushes to propel himself toward the puck. Veering to the right,...
The Golden Knights Parachute Team: The U.S. Army Parachute Team Has Promoted Esprit De Corps throughout the Armed Forces and Supported the Army's Recruiting Goals for Nearly 50 Years
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] IN 1959, 13 men who were to comprise the Strategic Army Corps Sport Parachute Team reported for duty at Fort Bragg, N.C. Over the next two years the team performed so well that the Army officially activated it as the U.S....
U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THE U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit is the only organization of its kind in the Army today. Formed in 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the unit produces America's best competitive shooters and the Army's finest custom gunsmiths,...
Veterans Excel in Sports and Life
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] TWENTY-five-year-old Roberto Cruz isn't just a veteran of the war on terror--he's also a paraplegic and an athlete. Cruz, a native of Puerto Rico, joined the Army at 21. Stationed at Fort Stewart, Ga., he deployed to Iraq...