Soldiers Magazine

Monthly magazine provides news and information about Army operations and policies

Articles from Vol. 59, No. 10, October

Army History in October
Beyond its role in defense of the nation, the Army and its Soldiers have contributed to medicine, technology, exploration, engineering and science. The milestones listed in this monthly chronology offer only a small glimpse of that proud story of selfless...
Brownlee: Where We Stand
A RETIRED Army colonel, acting Secretary of the Army R.L. Brownlee knows what it's like to be a Soldier. Since assuming his Pentagon position last June, he has visited Soldiers in Iraq, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Korea, Bosnia and other locations around...
Faster Equipping of U.S. Forces
WHILE Soldiers in Afghanistan were shimmying down well shafts using ropes and grappling hooks, and crawling through caves looking for weapons caches and holed-up Taliban fighters, three people at a then-experimental Fort Belvoir, Va., office set about...
Internet Buyer Beware
CUSTOMERS who make purchases over the Internet often complain of receiving defective or low-quality merchandise that is something other than what was advertised. This article alerts readers to some of the pitfalls related to Internet buying, especially...
Keeping History Alive
DURING the Vietnam War Larry Kelley was busy making a dream come true for his parents by striving to be the first in his family to graduate from college. And he did. By then the war was over, but his ongoing love of aviation eventually drew him into...
Military Housing: Civilian Style: Are You Ready for New Digs?
MOST Soldiers have learned not to be picky about on-post housing, but some have recently discovered that the choices open to them are increasing. Favor one floor plan over another? Want to choose your neighbors or reside close to jogging trails? Go...
Miracles on a Mountainside: What Began as One Man's Therapy Technique for a Disabled Veteran Has Grown into a Clinic Bringing Together More Than 350 Severely Disabled Veterans
SOME were injured in accidents, others in combat operations, but all of the veterans visiting Snowmass Village, Colo., were there for one purpose--to challenge themselves and cheer for each other during the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports...
On the Cutting Edge of Technology: With Sustainability and Survivability in Mind, AMC's Engineers and Scientists Focus on Quickly Getting the Right Technologies into the Hands of Soldiers When They Need It
THE war on terrorism has changed the way Soldiers fight and how the Army protects them. Recent advances in science and technology have helped save Soldiers' lives by providing them with improved means of detecting and destroying enemy weapons. At...
On the Way: The Soldier as a System
NEW technologies have resulted in the most significant transformation of Soldiers in half a century, said Debi Dawson, a spokeswoman for Program Executive Office Soldier, at Fort Belvoir, Va. PEO Soldier was created in November 2001 as the single...
The Charm of the Cinque Terre: It's an Area Ideal for Hiking, Swimming, Boating and Meeting the People Who Live in a Seemingly Bygone Era, Where There Are No Highways, High-Rise Hotels or Sprawling Shopping Malls, and Few Cars and Tacky Tourist Shops
EARLY autumn is the best time to visit an area in northern Italy known as the Cinque Terre, or "Five Lands." By then the throng of tourists has died down, as has summer's heat. Located about 130 kilometers south of Genoa, the Cinque Terre's five...
Training Troops for Deployment
A CONVOY of Soldiers cautiously approaches a village in Iraq. They've been briefed that the local people are hostile, and to be prepared for attacks. There's only one way in and out of town--along route Yamaha. Their mission is critical; they must...