Soldiers Magazine

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Articles from Vol. 62, No. 8, August

Army Commissions a New Generation of Officers
AMONG the seven Army initiatives that Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey has said are vital for balancing the Army's strategic requirements and resources is the need to improve leader development. And over the past two months he has taken the opportunity...
Battling PTSD
As Spc. Eric Goins recalls the night he hit rock bottom, his voice cracks and he struggles to suppress the tears. "One night last September a buddy and I were at the house drinking. He left, and I went to the bathroom and started crying uncontrollably....
Calling for Special Agents
THE U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as CID, has an all-points bulletin out for qualified Soldiers who want to become special agents. During peacetime and war, CID agents investigate felony-level crimes in which the Army...
Eliminating the Bite
FIRST referred to as "empis" by Aristotle in his 300 B.C. tome "Historia Animalium," the mosquito has been bugging mankind for a long, long time. The U.S. Geological Survey's National Wildlife Health Center has classified about 200 species of mosquitoes...
Ensuring Regional Security
THE Third Army/U.S. Army Central Land Forces Symposium brings together senior military leaders in the ARCENT area of responsibility to enhance security in the region. This year's symposium took place in Pakistan and included representatives from...
Expanding Fort Bliss
THE U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Fort Worth, Texas, District, along with five other Corps districts and the U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery Center and Fort Bliss, Texas, have undertaken one of the Corps' largest military construction programs--the...
Goodbye to OPBAT
MORE than 20 years ago, drug runners in and around the Bahamas got a rude awakening when the "Screaming Eagles" of the 101st Airborne Division took to the Caribbean skies to break up their party. Now, the Army's aviation community is preparing to...
Home Financing
The continuing boom in the construction and sale of new homes has sparked an increase in home sales to Soldiers as well as civilians. That, in turn, has led to an increasing number of Soldiers' questions about home financing. Of course, the first...
Launching the JHSV
While the Army has long operated watercraft ranging from small landing craft to large logistics-support vessels, a new joint acquisition program looks set to give the service the largest, fastest and most capable ship it has ever known. Known as...
MP Challenge
The Warfighter Military Police Team Competition at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., has always been a grueling test of competitors' brawn and strength of will, but this year it was also sharply focused on combat skills. "You can't call this competition 'Warfighter'...
Old Guard in Djibouti
SOLDIERS from the Fort Myer, Va.-based 3rd U.S. Infantry, The Old Guard, had been in Africa for about a month. But they'd already been credited with contributing significantly to the Combined Joint Task Force--Horn of Africa's mission to curb the spread...
Preparing for Hurricane Season
IT was a chilling scenario: "Hurricane Yvette," with wind gusts up to 130 mph and 9-to-12-foot wave surges, was bearing down on the nation's northeast coast. The Category-3 hurricane had New England residents and emergency responders braced for...