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Articles from Vol. 53, No. 6, June

173rd Airborne Brigade in Iraq
Parachute Assault Demonstrates Army's Strategic ResponsivenessOn the cloudy, moonless night of March 26, paratroopers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade, U.S. Army Southern European Task Force (Airborne), parachuted into northern Iraq to seize the airfield...
American Soldier: Stories of Special Forces from Iraq to Afghanistan
Edited by Note Hardcastk. Thunder's Mouth Press, Adrenaline Series. 292 pages; photographs; $17.95.When a book titled American Soldier opens with a frontispiece photograph of a French paratrooper misidentified as "Green Beret in Somalia," you have to...
Another River, Another Town: A Teenage Tank Gunner Comes of Age in Combat-1945
Another River, Another Town: A Teenage Tank Gunner Comes of Age in Combat-1945. John P. Irwin. Random House. 179 pages. $21.95.Cpl. John Irwin saw World War II in Europe up close. As a gunner in a Sherman tank and later in a Pershing tank in the 3rd...
AUSA Sustaining Member Profile: Concurrent Computer Corporation
Concurrent Computer Corporation has been a leading provider of high-performance, real-time computer systems, solutions and software for commercial and government markets for over 36 years. It offers a range of products and services ideally suited to...
Baghdad: The Crossroads
About three hours before dawn on April 7, the Bradley fighting vehicles, Abrams tanks and other armored vehicles of Task Force 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry (TF 3-15), which was part of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team (BCT), 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized),...
Brent Scowcroft to Receive Marshall Medal
The Association of the U.S. Army has selected Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft, U.S. Air Force retired, to receive this year's George Catlett Marshall Medal, the association's highest honor. It will be presented at the George Catlett Marshall Dinner at AUSA's...
CH-47F/MH-47G Improved Cargo Helicopters
From Operation Enduring Freedom to Operation Iraqi Freedom, the CH-47 cargo helicopter fleet is continuing its legacy as a ubiquitous presence in U.S. Army operations. The twin-rotor Chinook is used to transport ground forces, ammunition and critical...
Fiasco Offers Valuable Lessons for Leaders Facing Adversity
Norway 1940: The Forgotten Fiasco.Joseph Kynoch. Airlife Publishing Ltd., England. Order through Stackpole Books, (800) 732-3669. 174 pages-photographs; maps; index; $26.95.By Lt. Gen. Richard G. TrefryU.S. Army retiredToo few people are still around...
Fielding a Medical Force to Keep Soldiers Healthy
As our Army deals with current challenges in Southwest and Central Asia, it is traveling some of the same ground it traversed in 1991. However, the Army of Operation Desert Storm was quite different from today's force. The Army Medical Department (AMEDD)...
Iraqi Freedom Confirms Some Familiar Lessons
Given the second-guessing that has plagued the war in Iraq from its very first week, it's no surprise that military postmortems have begun even while scattered fighting continues against Iraqi holdouts. After every war, but this one more than most, competing...
Land Warrior Award Links Present and Future Warfighters
A milestone in the Army's ongoing transformation occurred recently when General Dynamics Decision Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, was awarded the contract to enhance the current version of the U.S. Army's Land Warrior system.The Land Warrior...
Letters
Farewell Message to the Army Family* It has been my distinct privilege to serve as your Secretary these last two years-the absolute high point of my professional life. Our soldiers and civilian employees have distinguished themselves in peace and war,...
Major Combat Operations End in Iraq
On May 1, President George W. Bush, addressing sailors and aviators on the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln, announced that major combat operations in Iraq are over and that the United States and coalition forces had prevailed. Difficult work remains ahead, he...
Medal of Honor Citations
Throughout the three-year commemoration of the Korean War, ARMY Magazine will publish the citations for all soldiers in the U.S. Army who received the Medal of Honor for service during this war.WILLIAM THOMPSONRank and organization: Private First Class,...
Profound Portrait of the Infantry Soldier
Biography of a Battalion: The Life and Times of an Infantry Battalion in Europe in World War II. James A. Huston. Stackpole Books. 306 pages; photographs; maps; $21.95.By Lt. Col. Stephen TryonThis reprint of James A, Huston's chronicle of his battalion's...
The Army's Birthday
When the Army observes its 228th birthday on June 14, 2003, there will be a lot to celebrate. Today's soldiers are carrying on a great tradition of selfless service with their victory in Iraq; their continued vigilance in Korea; their successful peacekeeping...
The Korean War at 50: June 1953
1 The North Korean People's Army (NKPA) captures Hill 812, four miles northeast of the Punchbowl, from the Republic of Korea (ROK) 12th Division and three days later, captures Anchor Hill from the ROK I Corps.6 President Dwight D. Eisenhower writes a...
The Transformation of Medical Logistics since Operation Desert Storm
The U.S. Army tanks rumbling across the desert of Iraq appear similar to the ones that smashed Saddam Hussein's forces in the 1991 Persian Gulf War; however, there are significant differences, including improved technology and increased precision, on...
Transforming the Doctrinal Development Process
The factors that affect today's military operations are so great that our soldiers and leaders require new and unique solutions to quickly prepare them to execute their new and unexpected missions in varying environments.America's Army is the world's...
U.S. Army Forces Command, 1973-2003: Three Decades of Readiness in Peace and War
Since its creation 30 years ago, our nation's civilian and military leaders have turned to U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) to provide trained and ready soldiers.Whenever crises have arisen where solutions demanded ground forces, FORSCOM has executed...