Soldiers Magazine

Monthly magazine provides news and information about Army operations and policies

Articles from Vol. 65, No. 5, May

40 Year Draftee
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] EVERY Soldier's got a story about why they joined the Army. It could be any number of things: money, education opportunities, patriotism, travel, family tradition or even boredom. Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey J. Mellinger,...
A General's Heroes
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] GEN. David Petraeus was fielding questions on weapons, strategy and tactics, when teenager Sean Wilson posed a simple question: "Who are your military heroes from history?" "There are a bunch," responded Petraeus, who was...
Army to Balance Iraq Drawdown
THE process of drawing down and resetting equipment in Iraq to meet the 2011 pull-out deadline set by the president must not affect Soldier dwell time, according to the Army's top logisticians. Part of the drawdown means moving equipment now in...
GI Film Festival Returning for 4th Year
THE fourth annual GI Film Festival is scheduled to return to the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, May 12-16. The festival will include military films in every genre, from major motion pictures to short films and documentaries. ...
History of the Tomb and Its Sentinels
MARCH 4, 1921, Congress approved a resolution providing for the burial of an unidentified American Soldier, following the custom adopted by other allied countries after World War I. The site was to be the plaza of Arlington National Cemetery's Memorial...
Therapeutic Journaling Promotes Healing: Journaling Allows One to Get Deep into the Core of an Issue, without Straining Relationships or Revealing Oneself beyond a Certain Level of Comfort
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The following commentary was written by Michael J. Cain, a freelance writer and volunteer at Fort Bragg, N.C., who teaches therapeutic journaling to Soldiers suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. SOLDIERS at Ft....
The Sentinels of the Tomb of the Unknowns
A lone Soldier stands on an open plaza, buffeted by bone-chilling wind. Twenty-one steps. Turn. Stand at attention for 21 seconds. Turn. Repeat. The sun drops. The temperature falls. The crowds depart. The Soldier continues his solitary walk. The...