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Articles from Vol. 58, No. 4, April

Airborne Forces at War: From Parachute Test Platoon to the 21st Century
Airborne Forces at War: From Parachute Test Platoon to the 21st Century. Robert K. Wright Jr., Ph.D. and John T Greenwood, Ph.D. Naval Institute Press. 214 pages; photographs; maps; index; $39.95.In Airborne Forces at War, Robert K. Wright Jr. and John...
Army Medic Earns Silver Star
A 19-year-old medic from Lake Jackson, Texas, Spc. Monica Lin Brown, 4th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, is the first woman in Afghanistan-and only the second female soldier since World War II-to earn the Silver Star. In April...
Army Reserve Celebrates 100 Years of Constants and Change
The Army Reserve's 100th anniversary acknowledges our nation's enduring need for such a force, and it gives us an opportunity to recognize the contributions of hundreds of thousands of men and women who have sustained the organization for a century....
Assessing the Civil War's Most Notable Military Commanders
Assessing the Civil War's Most Notable Military Commanders Grant and Lee: Victorious American and Vanquished Virginian. Edward H. Bonekemper III. Praeger Publishers. 437 pages; maps; charts; index; $49.95.By Col. Cole C. KingseedU.S. Army retiredGen....
AUSA Sustaining Member Profile: Danner, Inc
Corporate Structure-Founded: 1932. Number of Employees: approx. 300. President and CEO: Joseph P. Schneider. Headquarters: 17634 N.E. Airport Way, Portland, OR 97230. Telephone: 1-800-345-0430. Web site: www.danner.com.With a commitment to craftsmanship,...
Combat Stress: A Call to Awareness and Action
"There is no better way to put it," A said SSgt. Mark M. "I was acting totally squirrelly. I was definitely not sleeping right. I was always shifting moods with my wife and kids, and I know I was drinking too much. I also developed a really weird feeling...
CompanyCommand: Building Combat-Ready Teams
To: Company CommandersFrom: Company CommandersLeading Your Unit Through 'Reset'One deployment rolls right into the next. Although doctrinally we should have time to "Reset" before beginning "Train up" for the next deployment, in reality these processes...
Contact Sports: Developing the Warrior Spirit
Participation in aggressive team sports is an effective and intelligent means to prepare soldiers for combat. Arguably, company-, platoon- and squad-level athletic events that emphasize aggressive and highly physical intensity are a necessary, yet often...
How the South Could Have Won the Civil War: The Fatal Errors That Led to Confederate Defeat
How the South Could Have Won the Civil War: The Fatal Errors That Led to Confederate Defeat. Bevin Alexander. Crown Publishers. 338 pages; maps; index; $25.95.Was Union victory in the American Civil War inevitable? That question has intrigued historians...
Installations and Families: RESTORING THE BALANCE
Installation Management Command (IMCOM) is all about installation and soldier and family readiness. It is IMCOM that provides "The Army's Home" to thousands of men and women in uniform and the families that support them. Our mission is to: "Provide the...
Letters
Dedication to Injured Soldiers* In "Leading Our Wounded Warriors" ("Company Command," February), I was very happy to see that some of the leaders mentioned some of the lessons I've learned about our injured personnel in my civilian job as a firefighter...
Medal of Honor Awarded to MSgt. Woodrow Wilson Keeble
In a White House ceremony in March, President Bush posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor to MSgt. Woodrow (Woody) Wilson Keeble, the first full-blooded Sioux Indian so honored. (See page 96 for photographs.) The award was bestowed almost 60 years after...
NEXT STOP: Afghanistan
JRTC, FORT POLK, LA.-It was not yet 10 A.M. Another cold, damp January day, and we were on our way to the second of the day's missions. The small sign alongside the road in the thin pine forest pointed to "Gairo," and the nine up-armored Humvees of the...
Remember Kosovo? the U.S. Army Effort That Began Our Involvement
The opening phase of Operation Joint Guardian seems long ago, more so because so much has happened since. Photographs of soldiers wearing woodland-pattern battle dress uniforms (BDUs) look dated. It likely was the last major operation conducted BDUs....
Soldier Armed
HEMTT A4A recent paper prepared by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) helped highlight several critical aspects of the U.S. Army's tactical wheeled vehicle fleet. Titled "Replacing and Repairing Equipment Used in Iraq and Afghanistan: The Army's Reset...
THE AMERICAN SOLDIER: A Photographic Tribute to Soldiers and Marines
Their faces show the full emotions of war through the decades: A Civil War encampment reflects the fatigue of combat; a Korean War soldier struggles against bitter cold; a family shares the joy of reunion during a homecoming from the current conflict...
The Army Budget, 2009
The President's budget for 2009 contains a sizable increase for defense, a very welcome addition for the Army that will provide funding for all of its program objectives. It does not, however, provide funding for sustaining our wars; that is to be obtained...
The Army Reserve at 100
April 23 marks the 100th anniversary of Senate Bill 1424, which authorized a small reserve corps of medical officers to be called to the colors in times of emergency. From this tiny seed grew the Army Reserve, an essential component of our national defense...
The Lost Battalion of TET: Breakout of the 2/12th Cavalry at Hue
The Lost Battalion of TET: Breakout of the 2/12th Cavalry at Hue. Charles A. Krohn. Naval Institute Press. 171 pages; black and white photographs; maps; index; $23.95.In addition to being an honest, fair and balanced example of military writing, what...