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Articles from Vol. 55, No. 9, September

25 Years of Excellence-The 2005 National Veterans Wheelchair Games
The National Veterans Wheelchair Games (NVWG) was started in 1981 to commemorate the International Year of the Disabled. The first games were held on the grounds of the Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Richmond, Va., with about 60 athletes participating....
Adapting Tactical Army Leaders and Units for Joint and Expeditionary Operations
Much has been written over the past few years about how the Army must transform to become a joint and expeditionary force. Transformation efforts are in full swing and will take several more years before a full implementation of this vision is realized....
Army Announces BCT Stationing Plan
As part of the largest restructuring since World War II, the Army announced its repositioning plan for its new active component modular brigade combat teams (BCTs) at home and globally. Realigning the structure of the force and restationing are expected...
AUSA Resolutions Update
Where is AUSA in its annual resolutions process? In a late August meeting, AUSA president Gen. Gordon Sullivan is scheduled to meet with the Resolutions Committee chairman and the two subcommittee chairmen to give his overall guidance on the resolutions...
AUSA Sustaining Member Profile: International Truck and Engine Corp
Corporate Structure: Headquarters: Warrenville, III. Chairman, President and CEO: Daniel C. Ustian. Sales and revenue (2004): $9.6 billion. Web site: www.internationaldelivers.com. Telephone: 630-753-5000.International Truck and Engine Corp., an operating...
Back with the 3-15
The 3rd Infantry Division's Second TourIt is a different war, and they are different men.The veteran soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry (3-15) have changed in the two years since the 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized) invaded Iraq, fighting...
Closing the Gap between Military Means & Strategic Ends
Closing the Gap Between Military Means & Strategic Ends The Military We Need: The Defense Requirements of the Bush Doctrine. Thomas Donndly. AEI Press. 98 pages; notes; $20.Washington's think tanks churn out an inexhaustible cascade of position papers,...
Company Command Building Combat-Ready Teams: Developing the "Killer Instinct" in Your Soldiers
To: Company CommandersFrom: Company Commanders"This training is designed to be uncomfortable-physically first, then mentally-to take Soldiers to dark places, under control, so that if they are ever taken there by the enemy, it's not their first time."Company...
Fielding Modularity and Using It in the Fight
The 3rd Infantry Division's Second TourThe 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized) is testing the unit of action (UA) modular model in combat. Its organic brigades and battalions are the first designated UAs to deploy to Iraq. Division officials point out...
Gutting It Out
The Iraqi Army, Taking the Reins"Everybody in the press bashes these guys, but nobody talks about how much heart they have and how hard they train," SSgt. Ryan Frodge said, pointing toward the Iraqi army soldiers he had led on a training patrol.SSgt....
Haifa Street: Purple Heart Boulevard Redux
The Iraqi Army, Taking the ReinsHaifa Street, an avenue that slices through the central part of western Baghdad just outside the Green Zone, has an infamous and well earned reputation. Last year, the Haifa Street area was spinning out of control. The...
In the End, It's All about AMMUNITION
Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom have taught the United States many painful lessons, not the least of which is the importance of a robust and responsive industrial base. Pre-war expectations regarding the adequacy of existing stockpiles...
Letters
Army Recruitment and RetentionThe August issue had two excellent articles back-to-back. Richard Hart Sinnreich's piece about the military and Hollywood made points that strongly linked it with Col. John M. Collins' excellent commentary on the problems...
New Perspectives on the War in the Pacific
New Perspectives on the War in the Pacific The Pacific War Companion: From Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima. Edited by Daniel Marston. Osprey Publishing. 272 pages; chronology; photographs; maps; notes; index; $29.95.To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the...
One Pilot
Women in the Army, Serving Outside the WireThe workday starts at first light for Capt. Jen Reynolds when she's flying. As a Black Hawk helicopter pilot, flying is the fun part of her job, but she also commands the "Black Hearts" (Company B, 4th Battalion,...
Possible Troop Drawdown in Iraq
Gen. George W. Casey, head of Multi-National Force Iraq, said there could be a "fairly substantial" reduction in U.S. forces in Iraq next spring or summer if the insurgency does not grow and the political process continues as scheduled.Speaking in Baghdad...
T.E. Lawrence: From Gettysburg to Arabia and Beyond
James J. Schneider's "T.E. Lawrence and the Mind of an Insurgent," in the July issue of ARMY Magazine, is a welcome, overdue and cogent contribution to the thinking about counterinsurgency so important to our current efforts in Iraq. His discussion of...
The Button Box: A Daughter's Loving Memoir of Mrs. George S. Patton
The Button Box: A Daughter's Loving Memoir of Mrs. George S. Patton. Ruth Ellen Patton Totten. University of Missouri Press. 388 pages; black & white photographs; $34.95.History has well recorded the military life of Gen. George S. Patton, from his...
THE CSM: TRAINING AND EMPOWERING NCOs
The Iraqi Army, Taking the ReinsThe Iraqi army of the Saddam Hussein era didn't have much of a noncommissioned officer system, but an Iraqi sergeant major and the U.S. Army advisors assigned to his brigade are working to build a strong NCO corps in the...
Thermal Weapon Sight II
The U.S. Army's AN/PAS-13 thermal weapon sight (TWS) family is a second-generation forward-looking infrared (FLIR) weapon sight that provides today's warfighters with substantial advantages over alternative image-intensified night sight designs. Over...
Three Gunners
Women in the Army, Serving Outside the Wire"Hey!" Lewi shouted from the Humvee gunner's hatch, prodding midday Baghdad traffic out of the way of her convoy. Lewi is short for Spc. Amanda Godlewski. "Hey! Move over!" she yelled at a car, waving it to...
... to Raise and Support Armies
"To raise and support armies" are words that follow "The Congress shall have the power" in our Constitution. It was established, at the birth of our nation, that the responsibility for providing the manpower and the wherewithal needed by our armed forces...
Two Humint Specialists
Women in the Army, Serving Outside the WireHuman intelligence (HUMINT)-gathering at the unit level in Iraq isn't a 007-style enterprise. It's plugging away, day after day, collecting bits and pieces of information-some big, some small-and trying to piece...
Utah Beach: The Amphibious Landing and Airborne Operations on D-Day
Utah Beach: The Amphibious Landing and Airborne Operations on D-Day. Joseph Balkoski. Stackpole Books. 374 pages; black & white photographsmaps; glossary; index; $26.95.Joseph Balkoski has done it again. Following his intensely researched and definitive...