Soldiers Magazine

Monthly magazine provides news and information about Army operations and policies

Articles from Vol. 59, No. 12, December

Army History in December
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...
Challenging the Leader
SEVERAL Reserve officers recently had an opportunity to challenge themselves and at the same time prepare for a prestigious military competition at the U.S. Armed Forces Professional Development and Military Skills Training Center at Fort Sam Houston,...
Europe's Musical Ambassadors
WHEN Soldiers of the 1st Armored Division Band and 76th U.S. Army Band returned to their home stations in Germany after nearly a year in Iraq, the U.S. Army, Europe, Band and Chorus from Schwetzingen, Germany, welcomed them home. The roughly 120...
Hail to the Chief: Preparations for the Inauguration Began More Than a Year Ago When the First Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guard Members Started Filtering into Temporary Offices at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C
THE world will watch as the president of the United States is inaugurated on the steps of the nation's Capitol Jan. 20. The procession will appear seamless, but to the 710 military members assigned to Joint Task Force--Armed Forces Inaugural Committee,...
Meet the 2005 Poster Models: Get Your Army Uniform Poster in the Next Issue of Soldiers
The 2005 Army uniform poster, which will appear in the January issue of Soldiers, has been redesigned to include new items and up-to-date information that provides a visual, quick-reference guide to the proper wear and appearance of the Army uniform....
Mortar Mission
WATCHING his team place mortar-aiming stakes, SPC Donald King entered grid coordinates into an M23 ballistic computer, readying to deploy his team's 60mm mortar. The weapon would cover troops as they moved into action recently during Operation Dragon...
Outfitting the Warfighter
IN 1981 Congress chartered military clothing-sales stores so service members could get much-needed equipment more quickly and conveniently. Today, the Army and Air Force Exchange Service manages 192 stores for the Army, Air Force and Marine Corps....
Preparing for Catastrophe
A NEW team of Army Guard Soldiers and Air Guard medical personnel, known a CERFP (for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear or High-Yield Explosive-Enhanced Response-Force Package), recently demonstrated to a team of Army evaluators they're ready...
Requiem for Mount Vernon
WEDDINGS, baptisms and funerals have been held at Mount Vernon Chapel at Fort Belvoir, Va., for more than a half-century. It's a place where people have long celebrated life and mourned its passing. The old World War II-era chapel, distinguished...
Retaining Guard Soldiers
MSG Bob Cossel has heard his share of negative comments about how the Army National Guard will lose a large number of its Soldiers when they return from their deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere in the world. But as the senior marketing...
To Soldiers, from the Heart
AMERICA stands its From billboards praising Soldiers for their bravery to patriotic songs recorded by top musicians, Americans are clearly showing their pride. "Our goal is to keep Soldiers' morale high by showing support back home. Homesickness...
Usareur Demonstrates ... a New Way to Train
EARLY 1,000 Soldiers from U.S. Army, Europe's, 18th Engineer Brigade and 7th Army Training Command, and National Guard Soldiers from Illinois, recently joined some 200 Bulgarian troops to strengthen interoperability between the two nations' armies....