Soldiers Magazine

Monthly magazine provides news and information about Army operations and policies

Articles from Vol. 59, No. 2, February

2004 Monthly Basic Pay Table
Monthly Basic Pay Table EFFECTIVE JAN. 1, 2004 YEARS OF SERVICE PAY GRADE <2 2 3 4 6 COMMISSIONED OFFICERS O-10 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 O-9...
A Meeting of the Minds
THE George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies' Conference Center--directed by a German army colonel--has hosted some 160 conferences in 48 countries since it was established in 1993. And it has accommodated roughly 8,500 participants,...
Army History in February
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...
A School for Peace and Prosperity
IT may be the only learning institution where U.S. and foreign military and civilian personnel observe the traditional American Thanksgiving and Albanian Independence Day together, acknowledge Bosnia-Herzegovina Statehood Day and take field trips to...
Fast Track Recruiting
RECRUITING new Soldiers can be a challenge, so the U.S. Army Accessions Command reached out to the country's fastest-growing sport for help. The NASCAR season that ended in November with a race at Homestead racetrack in Florida marked the first...
Former First Sergeant Guides Soldiers to Success
WHEN he walked into the orderly room at Company C., the airborne pathfinder barked at the first Soldier he saw, demanding to know why the specialist didn't call the company to "at ease." Thomas Cruise had just arrived at his new duty station at...
Iraq: A Respite from War
THE Tigris River flows peacefully through the heart of Iraq, a stark contrast to the gunshots and loud lasts from rocket-propelled grenades and improvised explosive devices that echo in the distance. For the Soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom,...
Iraq: Staying Mission-Ready
MAINTAINING a high-level of readiness is an important mission for the commanders supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Since President George W. Bush declared an end to major combat operations in Iraq, many tanks, Bradley fighting vehicles and Palladin...
Iraq Troop Update
SOME 112,000 service members--including more than 37,000 National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers--began deploying to Iraq and Kuwait early this year, in keeping with Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's November troop-deployment announcement. Additionally,...
School Renames Training Facility
Fort Eustis, Va. THE U.S. Army Aviation Logistics School renamed a Black Hawk maintenance training facility in honor of two Soldiers killed in Somalia. SSG William D. Cleveland Jr. and SGT Thomas J. Field were killed while serving as maintenance...
Toward the Future Force
"THE Army has never failed the American people, and it never will," Army Chief of Staff GEN Peter J. Schoomaker has said. In recent comments to media representatives, he outlined areas on which he and other senior Army officials are focusing their...
Tricare: Your Military Health Plan
Message from the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs THE best military in the world deserves the best healthcare in the world. The military family--the extended family you see at each visit to a military treatment facility--knows the...
Warfighter Challenge
EVERY grimace, drop of sweat and gasp for breath accented the pain, anxiety and determination visible on the faces of the challengers as they responded to shouts of encouragement, or perhaps to their own inner voices: "Come on, just a little farther,...
When Your Car Is a Lemon
THE cost of an automobile is a major expenditure, and when buyers are not satisfied with their purchases their frustration or anger becomes a major irritant for themselves and family members. A lack of knowledge about consumers' rights often compounds...