Soldiers Magazine

Monthly magazine provides news and information about Army operations and policies

Articles from Vol. 64, No. 7, July

A History of Discipline
"I shall be a champion of justice and freedom. I shall build a better and peaceful world," proclaims the International Taekwondo Federation Web site. The sentiments and discipline behind those words are reflected in Army values and in the dedication...
Army Budget Considers Soldiers, Families, Training
FOR fiscal year 2010, the Army has requested in its base budget $142 billion dollars for a range of expenditures that include a focus on taking care of Soldiers and their families. Also significant in the budget request, forwarded by the president...
Army Stands Up Warrior Transition Command
A new command to provide sole guidance and policy for the Army's 36 Warrior Transition Units, and the nine Community-Based Warrior Transition Units was activated May 11. The new Warrior Transition Command will oversee the care of more than 9,500...
Balancing People + Missions
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Aberdeen Proving Ground A symbolic milestone was reached at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., this spring with the completion of the exterior of all of the buildings being constructed as part of Phase I of a sprawling campus...
Biometrics on the Ground and in the DOD
THE Biometrics Task Force, located in Arlington, Va., is a Department of Defense organization dedicated to developing new ways to protect the country using biometric applications. It leads DOD activities to program, integrate and synchronize biometric...
BRAC Quick Reference Guide
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Civilian Assistance and Re-employment Division -- CARE is a DOD organization responsible for administering the Priority Placement Program. www.nab.usace.army.mil/dnrp/ Defense National Relocation Program -- DNRP is a DOD...
Dave Ramsey's How to Be Financially Fit
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Questions & Answers Personal money management expert, Dave Ramsey, opened up to Soldiers magazine about how Soldiers can be financially fit. * $ What are some of the major issues you see when it comes to Soldiers...
Miracles on a Mountainside: ... from the Warmth of Puerto Rico to a Snowy Mountain in Colorado
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] ARMY veteran Javier Torres recently traveled from the warmth of Puerto Rico to a snowy mountain in Colorado for some major life-changing experiences. "My eyes have been opened to discovering that there is a whole new world...
One Army Family's Savings Rules
THRIFT is said to be "the new black." The easiest way to stay on a budget is to have accountability and help. Figure out your approximate budget, even if all you do is download your bank statements and credit card statements and look at them; figure...
Stretching Your Dollar on an Army Budget
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] GROWING up, my family had little money. We had to watch things closely to make sure we made it through the month. My mother was very creative and frugal with money, so I didn't realize until later how little we had. I've carried...
To Move or Not to Move
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THE 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Act, better known as BRAC, is many things to many people. To Congress, the Department of Defense and Army leaders, BRAC is an important tool to save money and realign forces and capabilities...
U.S.Parachute Team Celebrates 50 Years-"An Evolution of Excellence"
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Just more than 50 years ago, a unique job opportunity forever changed the lives of a small group of Soldiers. On an early Sunday afternoon, a group of men sat in a hotel lobby, sharing their military stories over a pile...
What Happens When a Post Closes?
UNDER the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Act, the Army is scheduled to close 13 depots, ammunition plants and headquarters--including Forts McPherson, Ga., Monroe, Va., and Monmouth, N.J.--and 387 reserve-component facilities. All of these locations...