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Articles from Vol. 58, No. 6, June

AMEDD: Promoting and Maintaining the Health of the Warrior
The Army Medical Department (AMEDD) plays a vital role in the Army's conduct of a protracted global war on terrorism. The professionals who fill the ranks of AMEDD are a formidable team dedicated to promoting and maintaining the health of our warriors,...
A Noble Soldier's Life Story
A Noble Soldier's Life Story Becton: Autobiography of a Soldier and Public Servant. Lt. Gen. Julius W. Becton Jr., USA Ret. Naval Institute Press. 336 pages; black-and-white photographs; index; $29.95.By Don DeNeviIn an endearing, poignant foreword to...
ARMY NURSING: Educational and Professional Opportunities
For more than 200 years, the U.S. Army Medical Department (AMEDD) has served and protected U.S. forces and their families, worked to save the lives of civilians and improved health-care systems across the globe. In today's Army, the more than 11,000...
AUSA Sustaining Member Profile: Ultra Machine and Fabrication
Corporate Structure-Founded: 1989. Number of Employees: 384. President: Frank Stewart. Headquarters: 2501 W. Dixon Blvd., Shelby, NC 28150. Telephone: 704-482-1399. Web site: www.umf1.com.Frank Stewart, the president of Ultra Machine and Fabrication,...
'A Worthy Addition to the Army's Body of Thought on How to Fight'
'A Worthy Addition to the Army's Body of Thought on How to Fight'FM 3-0 Operations. Headquarters, Department of the Army. Diagrams; index. For a free download please visit: http://www.leavenworth.army.mil/Whatever the eventual outcomes in Iraq and Afghanistan,...
Celebrating 233 Years of Service
Soldiers will be celebrating the Army's 233rd birthday at many remote sites and big posts on June 14. There are plenty of reasons for celebration: Units and individual soldiers are bearing up under the strain of a long war and are making significant...
COMBAT MEDIC: Selfless Devotion Comes with the Job
Spc. Monica Brown grew up in a small town in Texas and joined the Army at age 17, becoming a medic; at age 19 she made headlines as the first woman in Afghanistan-and only the second woman since World War II-to receive the Silver Star. Spc. Brown braved...
EISENHOWER: The Indispensable Commander
Sixty-four years after his greatest military victory, Gen. Dwight D. (Ike) Eisenhower remains a popular subject of biography. Two recent studies have portrayed the Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force, as a quintessential rags-to-riches American...
Gen. Petraeus' Second Iraq Report
Report to Congress on the Situation in IraqGeneral David H. PetraeusCommander, Multi-National Force-IraqApril 8-9, 2008*Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member, Members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to provide an update on the security situation...
Improved First Aid Kit
In her March 2007 statement before the House Armed Services Committee, Maj. Gen. Gale S. Pollock, thenacting surgeon general of the U.S. Army and chief of the Army Nurse Corps, described the improved first aid kit (IFAK) as "the first major improvement...
Letters
MSgt. Woodrow W. Keeble* I enjoyed your April issue, especially the story and photographs about MSgt. Woodrow Wilson Keeble and the recent awarding of his Medal of Honor ("Washington Report" and "Back Page"). Truly, it was a great day for all Americans...
News Call
Three Soldiers Remain Missing in IraqWith DoD confirmation that remains found in late March in Iraq were those of Army Reserve SSgt. Keith (Matt) Maupin, missing since 2004, three U.S. soldiers remain missing there.Then-Spc. Alex R. Jimenez of Lawrence,...
Our Military-Industrial Sufficiency
The recent dispute regarding the award of a contract for new tanker aircraft became an immediate cause célèbre. Boeing and Northrop Grumman wasted no time before attacking and defending, airing pros and cons, and assuring the public that right would...
Putting the Army's New Doctrine into Practice
Well, it's official. The Army's new capstone field manual, FM 3-0 Operations, assigns stability operations-the military buzzword for constabulary (or, as some would have it, nationbuilding) duties-a priority equal to combat operations. If doctrine is...
Reflections of a Counterinsurgency Company Commander (Part 1 of 2)
I served as commander of Baker Company, 2-12 Infantry, which operated in a predominantly Sunni area of Baghdad, from January-December of 2007. Over the course of our deployment, I witnessed an increase in U.S. combat power (battalions and squadrons on...
Senate Passes Veterans' Benefits Act
The Veterans' Benefits Enhancement Act of 2007, approved by the Veterans' Affairs Committee in June 2007 and reported to the full Senate in August, finally passed on April 24 by a vote of 96 to 1. The bill stalled for months as lawmakers debated authorizing...
Settling into Afghanistan
Forward Operating Base Wilderness, April 2008We were returning from the day's outing, a familiarization patrol, designed for the platoon to get to know the area and locals, when the fast radio chatter started. There was a suspected Taliban road checkpoint-four...
The Army at 233
June 14 marks the 233rd birthday of the U.S. Army. The anniversary of organized citizens as soldiers in what has become the United States is even more distant in time. It perhaps dates as far back as 1612, when most Jamestown settlers abandoned the notion...
The Story of a Miraculous Wartime Resurrection
The Story of a Miraculous Wartime ResurrectionI've been reading The Day of Battle, the second of prizewinning journalist Rick Atkinson's widely praised histories of operations in World War II's European Theater. The Day of Battle describes Operations...