Soldiers Magazine

Monthly magazine provides news and information about Army operations and policies

Articles from Vol. 60, No. 10, October

Changes to the Bankruptcy Law
ONCE rarely discussed in the military, bankruptcy is now a common topic as more Soldiers and their family members seek legal help for financial troubles. Bankruptcy is a court process whereby debts are modified or "wiped out" when it is impossible...
Defenders of Baghdad
TRAINING for the "Defenders of Baghdad," as the new troops of the Iraqi army's 5th Brigade, 6th Division, call themselves, had begun some two months earlier. During those eight weeks they learned new tactics and procedures to help them defend their...
Explosions in Paradise
AS developers on the Big Island of Hawaii began building increasing numbers of homes and commercial properties on land that used to be part of the sprawling Parker Ranch, they encountered one obstacle they hadn't expected--unexploded ordnance, and...
Fighting Afghanistan's Taliban
COMBINED Task Force Bayonet forces engaged Taliban forces in some of the fiercest fighting in Afghanistan this year, during a 20-day mission in northern Kandahar Province, said CTFB officials. Led by the 3rd Battalion, 319th Field Artillery Regiment,...
Mastering Mine Protection
TRADITIONALLY, Army engineer units are responsible for a range of construction and demolition projects. Specific units are known for their abilities to rapidly repair and construct runways, bridges and roads. Others are known for their knowledge of...
NMHF Hosts Wounded Iraqi Vets
ON June 30, the National Maritime Heritage Foundation hosted its second schooner trip for wounded Soldiers convalescing at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. About 30 veterans and their families sailed aboard the replica 19th-century...
The Army in the Pacific
WITH ongoing operations in Iraq and Afghanistan continuing to capture headlines throughout the nation and around the world, the Army's vital mission in the Pacific Rim area has received little attention of late. A vast region--it covers 16 time...
The Army Responds to Hurricane Katrina
DAYS before the Labor Day weekend, as Americans planned their annual end-of-summer outings, one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history struck the Gulf Coast. Hurricane Katrina--said to be the worst storm to hit the region since 1969, when...
Training CSMs in Colombia
THE U.S. military launched its global war on terror immediately after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and Defense Department officials have said the services success in capturing the followers of Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein can be attributed...
USARSO's Continuing Mission
SOLDIERS and Defense Department civilians who have had the opportunity to serve in Central and South America immediately recognize the command's insignia: a white Spanish galleon, offset with a radiant red cross on a sail, enclosed in a brilliant blue...
Vets Compete: At the National Wheelchair Gamesin Minneapolis
HOLLY Koester took life and ran when doctors told her she'd never walk again. "This wheelchair isn't an excuse. Since getting hurt I've been able to help others through a positive attitude," said Koester, who has been paralyzed from the waist down...