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Articles from Vol. 59, No. 7, July

Advanced Black Hawks Replace Medical Company's Squadron of Huey Air Ambulances
The Vietnam Era is ending somewhat later than anticipated for the 832nd Medical Company (Air Ambulance), Wisconsin Army National Guard, in West Bend, Wis. In 2008, the unit began replacing its Vietnam War-vintage Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey) helicopters...
Afghanistan Update: 'Counterinsurgency Takes Time'
It will take at least 18 to 24 months before the United States can start making progress in Afghanistan, according to GEN Stanley A. McChrystal, who has replaced GEN David D. McKiernan as commander, NATO International Security Assistance Force and U.S....
AMEDD: Keeping the Army Fit to Fight
The dedicated men and women - military, civilian, volunteer and contractor - of the U.S. Army Medical Department (AMEDD) personify the Army value of "selfless service." Their service ensures that critical missions to protect our combatants, to deploy...
A Strategic Necessity
Last month, in "Iraq: Three Operational Movements, but No Symphony," I argued that the current counterinsurgency task in Iraq is to deny irreconcilables the chance to make a comeback. I also argued that preventing their resurgence requires a new mix...
AUSA Sustaining Member Profile: FedBid, Inc
Corporate Structure - Founded: 2001. President and CEO: Ali Saadat. COO: MG Geoffrey Miller, USA Ret. Headquarters: 8500 Leesburg Pike, Suite 602, Vienna, VA 22182. Telephone: 877-9FEDBID. Web site: www.fedbid.com.Today, every American is concerned about...
Best Sapper 2009
Clipped onto mountaineering ropes at the top of the cliff - a sheared-off slab of dolomite rock situated in the Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., training area and with a 90-degree, 90-foot drop to the creek bank below - each of the 34 two-soldier teams competing...
CCMRF and Use of Federal Armed Forces in Civil Support Operations
Last year, the Secretary of Defense assigned the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, to U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) as part of the first dedicated chemical, biological, radiological and high-yield explosive (CBRNE) consequence man- agement...
Combat Injuries Spur Medical Innovations
Two years ago in Baghdad, Iraq, l.TC Greg Gadson, commander of 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery, 1st Infantry Division, lost Both of his legs above the knee when his convox was lui by a roadside bomb. In April, LTC Gadson became the first person in...
Contractors on the Battlefield and Our Professional Military Ethic
The Vice Admiral James B. Stock- dale Center for Ethical Leadership at the U.S Naval Academy recently held its annual McCain Conference. The conference's theme was a timely but often neglected topic in our think tanks and service-academy and ser- vice-school...
Ears/SWATS
Ears/SWATS, a palm-sized, 6.4-ounce integrated acoustic sensor and one of the systems now helping enhance both the survival and lethality of U.S. warfighters, was first developed in the underwater realm."Our group that developed [Ears/ SWATS] has been...
Rep. McHugh Tapped for Army Secretary
President Obama has nominated Rep. John M. McHugh (R-NY) as the 21st Secretary of the Army. If confirmed by the Senate, Rep. McHugh would succeed Secretary Pete Geren, who has served in the position since July 2007.A nine-term member of the House of...
Supporting a Combat Veteran's Family
Taking care of Soldiers and their families doesn't end at redeployment. It is what we do as Army leaders. While we always take care of the Soldiers entrusted to our im- mediate leadership, we occasionally have the opportunity to make a difference for...
The U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research
The U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Re- search (USAISR), originally named the Surgical Research Unit, was es- tablished in 1943 at Halloran General Hos- pital, Staten Island, N.Y., to "evaluate the role of newly discovered antibiotics in the treatment...
The Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation Provides International Training
When President Bill Clinton signed the law creat- ing the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHIN- SEC) in late 2000, he set into op- eration a Department of Defense organi- zation that serves the United States by providing a variety...
Too Much from Too Few
Congress and the people have now been informed of the Department of Defense proposal for the Obama administration's first defense budget. The immediate outcry concerning aircraft, ships, missile defenses and the like was predictable, but nevertheless...
War, Peace and Army Transformation
War costs money. Transformation costs money. Peace, a good thing, dramatically reduces the money avail- able for defense in general and the Army in particular. These phenomena seem timeless, and they largely account for the fact that historical Army...