Soldiers Magazine

Monthly magazine provides news and information about Army operations and policies

Articles from Vol. 63, No. 9, September

A Dummy ... Named Fred
EDUCATORS say the best way for students to learn any task involves actually having them perform the task. When it involves inserting a needle into the chest of another person, a training manual is often a Soldier's best friend. Fortunately...
AECP Commissioning New Nurses
JOHN D. Derr enlisted in the Army in 1984. At the time, he thought about a career in medicine but had little idea how much education would be involved in pursuing that career. Not a strong student in high school, Derr thought that a medical career...
AI & the Army
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] A SOLDIER is in charge of reconstruction efforts in an Iraqi town. He and his team must work with the citizens to restore the town's infrastructure and promote stability. He knows that without the respect and trust of the...
Army Launches Recruiter Assistance Program
ACTIVE-duty enlisted Soldiers and participants in the Delayed Entry Program can now serve as assistant recruiters and earn extra money in their off-duty hours. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The Army Recruiter Assistance Program, or A-RAP, will pay...
Army Needs Volunteers for eCYBERMISSION
REGISTRATION for the Army's 20082009 eCYBERMISSION competition began Aug. 1 and will continue through Dec. 19. Now entering its seventh year, eCYBERMISSION is a free, Web-based competition for youth in grades six through nine designed to increase...
"Gifts to Army": Web Site Launches
THE "Gifts to Army" Web site, launched in July, is an online resource developed to streamline and process gifts to the Army that benefit Soldiers and their families. Citizens often ask Soldiers, their family members and Army civilians how they...
History of Military Gaming
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] GAMING has long been an important tool used by militaries to assist in training, analysis and mission readiness. What began 5,000 years ago as warfare models using colored stones and grid systems on a board has evolved...
Improving "America's Army"
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] IN 2000 the Army and the gaming industry forged what is so far an eight-year partnership, combining Soldiers' knowledge of all things Army with industry professionals' understanding of how technology can be leveraged to...
Intelligence
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] IMAGINE putting yourself in the mind of your enemy, focusing on his every motivation, concern and ambition, committing yourself to his way of life and understanding him and how he interacts with the world around him. ...
Leveraging "America's Army"
WHEN in 1999 Col. Casey Wardynski pitched senior Army leaders the concept of using computer-game technology to develop an engaging and entertaining virtual Army experience, two things were certain: games about the Army were widely popular, and the...
Testing ... Warfighting Systems
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] AS the Army combats terrorism, its top priority is to give Soldiers the weapons and equipment they need to defeat their enemies and avoid death and serious injury from such threats as improvised explosive devices. The...
Training Soldiers with "America's Army"
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] WHO says the Army can't be fun and games? Soldiers at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, are using the America's Army Game at the post's Battle Simulation Center to practice warrior tasks and battle drills. They've been training...
Wii Habilitation at Walter Reed
SPC. Matt Bell began his journey down the road to recovery more than a year and a half ago, after being shot by a sniper while serving as a medic in Iraq. His treatment and recovery started at Fort Bliss, Texas, and has continued since his transfer...