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Articles from Vol. 54, No. 5, May

A Legacy of Service and Sacrifice
A Legacy of Service and Sacrifice And If I Perish: Frontline U.S. Army Nurses in World War II. Evelyn M. Monahan and Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee. Alfred Knopf. 516 pages; photographs; maps; index; $30.Evelyn Monahan and Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee have produced...
AMC's Jiffy Armor Shop
CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait-The U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC) Forward Repair Activity is busy because a new load of Humvee up-armor kits have arrived. Sparks fly, hammers pound and a bunch of volunteer technicians from the Army's depot activities slap about...
Armor Survivability Kits
U.S. soldiers are already experiencing the benefits of an amazingly successful military industrial system working to protect the warfighter. The program, called the Humvee armor survivability kit (ASK), is added to deployed Humvees to protect drivers...
Army Leaders on the Hill
Army Leaders on the Hill. Acting Secretary of the Army Les Brownlee and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker appeared before the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee-Defense on March 10 to give testimony on the Army's posture...
Army Medical Department Promotes the Readiness of the Force
Every Purple Heart reminds the Army Medical Deparment (AMEDD) of why we exist. It is, however, a subset of the rest of the contribution to Army readiness and the well-being of soldiers. From research for medical protection to mobilization processing,...
Army Reserve Medics-Serving at War
Warrior medics face life and death situations every day. Army Reserve forward surgical teams, which maneuver with the infantry brigades throughout the combat zone, save lives, rescue limbs and preserve the eyesight of injured personnel on the battlefield....
AUSA Sustaining Member Profile: Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc
Corporate Structure: Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc., Huntsville, Ala., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Inc. of Los Angeles, Calif. Founded: 1953. Number of Employees: 1,600. President: Lt. Gen. James M. Link, U.S. Army retired....
Combat Medics
The editors wish to thank John T. Greenwood, Ph.D., Chief, and Maj. Jennifer L. Petersen, Army Nurse Corps Historian, Office of Medical History, Office of the Surgeon General, U.S. Army, for help in preparing this gallery of combat medic images and Maj....
Field Artillery and Firepower
Field Artillery and Firepower. Maj. Gen. J.B.A. Bailey. Naval Institute Press. 637 pages; black & white photographs; glossary of military terms; index; $55.Maj. Gen. J.B. A. Bailey of the British army has put together what could be the most comprehensive...
Force Planning for Today
Last month I raised two questions. The first deals with following an offensive or defensive campaign to win the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and against terror. Proponents of the offensive want to hunt down the enemy using any and all means available, temporizing...
Images of America: Fort Devens
Images of America: Fort Devens. William J. Craig. Arcadia. 128 pages; black & white photographs; $19.99.Fort Devens in Massachusetts served the country from before World War I until the end of the Cold War. From 1917, when it was Camp Devens, to...
Kuwait and Iraq Trip Report
I recently returned from a visit to Kuwait and Iraq with AUSA Director of Soldier and NCO Programs, CSM Jimmie Spencer, U.S. Army retired. The trip was designed to provide each of us with maximum time with Army leaders and soldiers, and I am pleased...
Last Stop before Iraq
UDAIRI RANGE, Kuwait-These soldiers are about 50 miles from the war, and they are taking their last formal training course before they cross the berm into Iraq. What they are learning here is not theoretical. It probably will save some of their lives...
Leadership in Five Seconds
It was September 1955 and a very hot day, especially for Germany. The 3rd Battalion, 86th Infantry Regiment stationed in Schweinfurt was in the second day of a three-day Army Training Test (ATT) at the Grafenwohr Training Area. Umpires seemed to be standing...
Letters
Blue Force Tracking* Lt. Gen. Otto Guenther's article, "Blue Force Tracking," in the April issue makes a compelling case for treating blue force tracking (BFT) as a system. To achieve BFT potential, we must build on the core capability to track the movement...
Six Stations
I'm doomed. I just don't know if it's going to be at the hand of a disgruntled religious zealot or from heart failure. In the background, my lovely wife and I are listening to our President assure us the situation in Iraq is under control, but we're...
The H and H Last Man's Club
Veterans of two National Guard units from Stillwater, Minn., meet annually to carry on a tradition started by Civil War veterans mote than 100 years ago. They are members of the H and H Last Man's Club, men who were in Heavy Mortar Company and Headquarters...
The History of U.S. Special Operations Forces
The History of U.S. Special Operations Forces U.S. Special Operations Forces. Benjamin F. Schemmer, Editor in Chief. Col. John T. Carney Jr., USAF Ret., Managing Editor. Published by Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, Inc. Distributed by Publisher Group West...
The Surge
During an intense four-month operation that Combined Forces Land Component Command (CFLCC) planners called the Surge, nearly a quarter million soldiers and marines flowed through Kuwait-about 130,000 redeploying from Iraq and 110,000 deploying into Iraq-in...
Violence Escalates in Iraq
Violence in Iraq increased in March and April. U.S. Marines fought to quell an uprising in Fallu] ah while U.S. Army and other coalition troops were engaged in putting down uprisings in Ramadi, Kut, Nasiriyah and other areas in the country. As we went...
Visions from a Foxhole: A Rifleman in Patton's Ghost Corps
Visions from a Foxhole: A Rifleman in Patton's Ghost Corps. William A. Foley Jr. Ballantine Books. 257 pages; black & white illustrations; maps; $24.95.William Foley saw World War II up close. he went to the front in January 1945 as a rifleman in...
World War II Memorial Awaits Dedication
The magnificent National World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington D.C., will be dedicated on May 29 to honor all military veterans of the war, the citizens on the home front, the nation at large, and the high moral purpose and idealism...