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  • Kwajalein (Part I)

    Feb 23, 2011

    If Kwajalein Atoll is just two things-at least from the perspective of the Americans who work there-it might be both a paradise and a target.

  • Soldier of the Year: USAMU shooter reflects on "Best" win

    Feb 23, 2011

    One thing is clear when you meet Sgt. Sherri Jo Gallagher: She isn't letting success go to her head. The 26-year-old, Fort Benning, Ga.-based Soldier is used to the limelight. As an instructor and shooter with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, Gallagher holds 21 national rifle-shooting records, and was the first military shooter in more than two decades to win the National High-Power Rifle Championships at Camp Perry, Ohio.

  • Special Forces Soldier receives posthumous Medal of Honor

    Feb 23, 2011

    While no one will ever know for sure what was going through Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller's mind that frigid January night in 2008, Martin's words clearly reflect why Miller would forfeit his life to protect his brothers-in-arms during a fierce battle on the other side of the world.

  • Reluctant hero: Soldier becomes first living MOH recipient since Vietnam

    Feb 23, 2011

    Don't call Staff Sgt. Salvatore "Sal" Giunta a hero. Don't say that he went above and beyond the call of duty when he single-handedly stopped two terrorists from kidnapping his wounded buddy during a ferocious firefight in Afghanistan in 2007.

  • May issue

    Jan 26, 2011

  • October recruiting ad

    Jan 26, 2011

  • December issue

    Jan 26, 2011

  • Women of Westpoint

    Jan 26, 2011

  • Army astronauts take flight

    Jan 26, 2011

    WHEELOCK, the first active-duty Soldier to command the International Space Station, never dreamed he could ever be an astronaut. It just seemed too far out of reach when, at the age of 9, he watched Neil Armstrong take those first fateful steps on the moon.

  • Ranger dietician

    Jan 26, 2011

    ONE glance at Capt. Nicholas Barringer's uniform and it is immediately apparent that he is not an average Army dietitian.

  • Tattoos of Remembrance

    Jan 26, 2011

    HUMANS have marked their bodies with tattoos for more than 5,000 years, from the famous Iceman who was carbon-dated at around 5,200 years old, to royal Egyptian women, and Soldiers fighting in the trenches of Fallujah, Baghdad and Kabul.

  • Wired for sound

    Jan 26, 2011

    WHEN the commander in chief speaks, people listen. Soldiers and civilians alike pay close attention to the message, but rarely wonder how that message is getting to them. Most think it's the media: They record and broadcast presidential speeches, write articles about events and disseminate the information quickly, but that's only half the story. There are actually many hours of preparation for events before the media arrives: The podium must be put in place, the microphones set up and the sound and video equipment tested, among other things, and the White House Communications Agency prepares all of it expertly.

  • Salute to servicemembers, Comedian Stephen Colbert inspires troops at home and abroad

    Jan 26, 2011

    Stephen Colbert had a problem. The star of "The Colbert Report" had just clicked on an urgent e-mail from Newsweek magazine, discovering they had changed the cover he had posed for-something they promised they wouldn't do. He was at the end of a marathon day, arriving in Iraq, shooting bits for his show, and meeting with hundreds of troops. Now it was midnight and Newsweek had sent him six urgent e-mails. The magazine was due to the publisher shortly.

  • February 2011 Vol 66 Issue 2

    Jan 26, 2011

    February highlights stories from around the Army.

  • Submissions to Soldiers

    Jan 26, 2011

  • Soldiers Magazine

    Dec 30, 2010

    January 2011

  • Modernizing and equipping the force (Part 6)

    Dec 30, 2010

    Soldiers comprise the centerpiece of our formations. The Army modernizes for its Soldiers so that they have the right equipment and capabilities for the mission.

  • Modernizing and equipping the force (Part 5)

    Dec 30, 2010

    Soldiers comprise the centerpiece of our formations. The Army modernizes for its Soldiers so that they have the right equipment and capabilities for the mission.

  • Modernizing and equipping the force (Part 4)

    Dec 30, 2010

    Soldiers comprise the centerpiece of our formations. The Army modernizes for its Soldiers so that they have the right equipment and capabilities for the mission.

  • Modernizing and equipping the force (Part 3)

    Dec 30, 2010

    Soldiers comprise the centerpiece of our formations. The Army modernizes for its Soldiers so that they have the right equipment and capabilities for the mission.

  • Modernizing and equipping the force (Part 2)

    Dec 30, 2010

    Soldiers comprise the centerpiece of our formations. The Army modernizes for its Soldiers so that they have the right equipment and capabilities for the mission.

  • Modernizing and equipping the force (Part 1)

    Dec 30, 2010

    Soldiers comprise the centerpiece of our formations. The Army modernizes for its Soldiers so that they have the right equipment and capabilities for the mission.

  • Cyclists refuse to leave teammate behind

    Nov 30, 2010

    DURING the Warrior Games' cycling competition, a sport focused on individual achievement, servicemembers proved that they care more about teamwork and the Warrior Ethos than winning-even off the battlefield.

  • Winning medals and battling PTSD

    Nov 30, 2010

    TORMENTED by nightmares from a convoy attack during his first deployment to Iraq and driven to compensate with muscles for his shorter stature, Spc. Filipe Hill took this section of the Warrior Ethos a little too far. To help cope with his flashbacks and anger, he worked out up to three times a day, six days a week, during his second tour in Iraq. He always believed pain truly was weakness leaving the body, so he ignored his body's protests when he bench-pressed 315 pounds and squatted 450, until, that is, the day he could no longer hold a dumbbell with his left arm.

  • Healing through sports

    Nov 30, 2010

    IT'S about the ability, not the disability." That was the refrain echoed over and over again by wounded, ill and injured servicemembers who participated in the first-ever Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy and the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., last spring. Most said it while shrugging their shoulders and trying to downplay their achievements, as though participating in an intense Paralympic-sponsored sports competition mere months after sustaining catastrophic injuries happens every day.

  • Things they take to war

    Nov 30, 2010

    NOT unlike any Soldier about to deploy, the first item I packed for deployment was my lucky-charm item.

  • Art of the American Soldier: Art documents history, reveals emotion

    Nov 30, 2010

    Warm spotlights highlighted an array of unique artwork while the rest of the world faded into the shadows. Museum patrons strolled through the display, catching a glimpse of Soldier life. "It's my job to capture history," said Master Sgt. Martin Cervantez, and he does so, skillfully.

  • After the door is kicked in

    Nov 30, 2010

    IT was a bloody mess. Blood spattered the floor, walls, and a small wooden table in what could only be called a torture chamber, nestled in the basement of a squat concrete building. A drill, knives and various pieces of gardening equipment littered the table, each coated in a thick layer of congealing blood. It was a scene out of a nightmare and the faces of the paratroopers, who first encountered the horror, revealed surprise and revulsion. This was not the bomb-maker's lab they expected.

  • December 2010 Vol 65, Issue 12

    Nov 30, 2010

    The Paralympics-sponsored Warrior Games demonstrates Soldiers' determination throughout the healing process.

  • Soldiers magazine

    Oct 27, 2010

    Waterborne Soldiers

  • The Institute of Heraldry celebrates 50th anniversary

    Oct 27, 2010

    On Sept. 15, 2010, TOIH celebrated its 50th anniversary. The institute held a symposium on heraldry in America, explaining the institute's origins and current processes, as well as the relevance of heraldry in the military today.

  • Our Heroes' Tree: Honoring servicemembers throughout the year

    Oct 25, 2010

    Through a display of ornaments on a tree, the program aims to recognize and remember both servicemembers and their Families.

  • The water sorts it out

    Oct 25, 2010

    On the southern tip of the Florida Keys, at what was a fallout shelter during the Cuban Missile Crisis era, is the Special Forces Underwater Operations School. It's where the military's elite special-operations forces train at some of the most physically demanding courses in the Army.

  • Music for the troops, by the 'Troops'

    Oct 25, 2010

    "Sing'" Daniel Jens, member of the 4TROOPS musical group, asked the sound technician before bursting into a rap. His band mates, Meredith Melcher, Ron Henry and David Clemo shook their heads and laughed. Their energy and regard for one another was apparent while they warmed up onstage at Wallace Theater at Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • Hi-speed Soldier

    Oct 25, 2010

    The rearview mirror reflected the slightly vibrating image of Adam Poppenhouse's eagerness; the glint in his eyes, the small smile on his face. The Mitsubishi Evo MR shuddered as he flicked a switch to engage the paddle shifters. The engine revved and the car leaped forward. The 23-year-old Army veteran was right where he wanted to be: behind the wheel of a fast car.

  • Veterans Curation Project: Those who make history help preserve it

    Oct 25, 2010

    There is a link between mountains of prehistoric and historical artifacts, documents and records and Soldiers transitioning to civilian life.

  • Hold On

    Sep 24, 2010

  • May issue

    Sep 24, 2010

  • Editor's note

    Sep 24, 2010

  • Finding hope: Casualty assistance officers help grieving Families

    Sep 24, 2010

    THE Army has come a long way from the days when Families of servicemembers killed on active duty were greeted with telegrams coldly notifying them of their loss.

  • Left behind: Family faces new, painful reality

    Sep 24, 2010

    THE news came loud, but unclear. Erica Paci was awakened by vigorous knocking at her front door. Her heart pounding, she jumped out of bed and ran to see who was there. It was two servicemembers, and a military spouse's worst nightmare suddenly became Paci's reality.

  • Digging for clues: Mortuary Affairs meets forensic science

    Sep 24, 2010

    THEY were barely visible to the personnel on site, but recognizable enough to warrant proceeding with meticulous caution.

  • Trauma hospital in Afghanistan provides state-of-the-art medical service

    Sep 24, 2010

    "ATTENTION on the FOB. Attention on the FOB," frequently blares from an array of speakers and echoes across Forward Operating Base Salerno. The announcement is usually followed by code words describing the number of patients inbound on a medical evacuation flight.

  • Human Terrain Teams: Mapping a course for a peaceful, prosperous Iraq

    Sep 24, 2010

    THE role of U.S. Forces in Iraq continued to evolve with the launch of Operation New Dawn in September, and the majority of efforts now focus on the responsible transfer of authority to Iraqi security forces.

  • Recovery in his sights: Amputee graduates from Special Forces Sniper Course

    Sep 24, 2010

    John Wayne has toured Afghanistan and Iraq, hunted grizzly bears in Alaska and earned the Silver Star; and as of July, he is the first one-legged Soldier to graduate the Special Forces Sniper Course.

  • October 2010 Issue

    Sep 24, 2010

    Pfc. David B. James keeps watch during a patrol halt in the Watapur Valley, Kunar province, Afghanistan, July 23. Afghan National Security Forces and International Security Assistance Forces visited the village of Qatar Kala to inform residents of the upcoming election, and to discuss security in the area. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte)

  • September Soldiers magazine

    Aug 30, 2010

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  • Soldiers magazine

    Aug 27, 2010

    September 2010 Soldiers magazine

  • Rapid resolution therapy

    Aug 27, 2010

    Post-traumatic stress disorder is a serious and often hard-to-treat condition. It can affect the lives of Soldiers and their loved ones severely and can interfere with daily life. Finding the right treatment can greatly improve a Soldier's quality of life.

  • 'Herd' of Buffalo protect Soldiers

    Aug 27, 2010

    Each day across vast stretches of Iraq and Afghanistan, convoys leave the wire with a vital mission: route clearance. Soldiers assigned to this mission work to assure the mobility and resupply of forces. Riding in highly sophisticated and ultra-protected vehicles, route clearance teams go where others fear to tread, deliberately hunting for landmines and improvised explosive devices.

  • Surviving sexual assault

    Aug 27, 2010

    First Sgt. Angela Isles hated the military for a long time. She was angry, bitter and scared because of a dark secret she tried to bury when she was an 18-year-old and in the Air Force-a secret that destroyed her life and ultimately drove her to join the Army, and make a rank she could use to protect other young servicemembers.

  • Soldier becomes 'master' of educational opportunities

    Aug 27, 2010

    Graduate school was something Maj. Jason Waggoner had always wanted to check off his list. But between his busy career as an infantry officer (and later, a public affairs officer) with the 101st Airborne Division, repeated deployments and Family commitments, it proved difficult to find the time.

  • Demystifying the Post-9/11 GI Bill

    Aug 27, 2010

    On June 30, 2008, the president signed the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008-also known as the Post-9/11 GI Bill, which is a benefits program for servicemembers who served on active duty on or after Sept. 11, 2001.

  • USAG Daegu - Positioned for the future

    Jul 27, 2010

  • Wet, wild, wonderful

    Jul 27, 2010

  • Tour normalization efforts in full swing at USAG Red Cloud

    Jul 27, 2010

  • Korea tour normalization

    Jul 27, 2010

  • Command supports peace, prosperity along Korea DMZ

    Jul 27, 2010

  • Combined competition celebrates U.S.-ROK alliance

    Jul 27, 2010

  • Korean War commemorated during 60th anniversary

    Jul 27, 2010

  • Camp Humphreys readies for more troops, Families

    Jul 27, 2010

  • Korea tour normalization: More like home now

    Jul 27, 2010

  • Lotus Lantern Festival

    Jul 27, 2010

  • Forgotten fire: Bitter cold, a big gun, initiative to spare

    Jul 27, 2010

  • Remembering Soldiers of the 'forgotten war'

    Jul 27, 2010

  • August 2010 Vol 65 Issue 8

    Jul 27, 2010

    U.S. and Republic of Korea troops participate in a training exercise at the Korea Combat Training Center. (Photo by Cpl. Kim Kuan-min)

  • Soldiers Magazine

    Jun 23, 2010

    The Old Guard Fife & Drum Corps and the White House Transportation Agency

  • White House Transportation Agency: "The most visible unit no one's ever heard of."

    Jun 23, 2010

    In February 1909, Capt. Archibald Willingham Butt was charged with converting part of the White House stables on 17th Street in Washington, D.C., into a garage. That garage would house the first White House vehicle fleet: a 1909 White Steamer, a 1908 Baker electric, two 1908 Pierce-Arrow Vandelettes and two motorcycles for the Secret Service.

  • Storming the Hill

    Jun 23, 2010

    They've stormed the beaches of Normandy, trekked through the jungles of Vietnam and the deserts of Iraq, racked up countless awards and medals and trained even more Soldiers to form the strongest fighting force the world has ever seen.

  • Grafenwoehr Training Area celebrates 100th anniversary

    Jun 23, 2010

    Throughout the last century, the Grafenwoehr Training Area has transformed from a small German artillery and maneuver training area into the premier U.S. Army training base outside the continental United States.

  • Army screening uncovers wounds of war

    Jun 23, 2010

    Established in 2005, the Post-Deployment Health Reassessment screens for physical and behavioral health issues that may have developed due to deployment in a combat area.

  • CID's Field Investigative Unit

    May 28, 2010

    THE Field Investigative Unit is a specialized unit which provides a full range of criminal investigative services and support within the Army, to include investigations of senior Army leaders, cases with national attention and other designated sensitive situations as directed by the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command.

  • The evidence of crime

    May 28, 2010

    WHEN the Army's Criminal Investigation Command's special agents need to have evidence for a case analyzed, they send it to a cutting-edge laboratory located in Fort Gillem, Ga. The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory isn't like the labs seen on television, but the facility is impressive.

  • CID - Putting the puzzle together

    May 28, 2010

    THE Drug Chemistry Branch at the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory receives samples of unknown chemicals from investigators in the field and analyzes them, attempting to identify them and determine how much of the substance is present in a sample.

  • Supporting CID special agents

    May 28, 2010

    CRIMINAL Investigation Command special agents frequently respond to and investigate terrible crimes-suicides, homicides, child abuse, sexual assaults, even multiple shootings, such as the Fort Hood, Texas, shooting last year-and their regular exposure to trauma can take its toll.

  • 21st century crime solving with DNA

    May 28, 2010

    DNA-three small letters that have drastically changed the world and forever altered how crimes are investigated and prosecuted.

  • Leaving a paper trail

    May 28, 2010

    THE Forensic Analysis Division at the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory at Fort Gillem, Ga., is extensive, comprising seven analytical areas. Most are the usual things you might think about when you think of forensics: DNA, trace evidence, drug chemistry, latent prints and firearms and toolmarks.

  • On the record at the Crime Records Center

    May 28, 2010

    THE U.S. Army Crime Records Center at Fort Belvoir, Va., receives, stores and maintains about 40 years worth of criminal history records for the Criminal Investigation Command and other Army law enforcement entities.

  • CCIU - Detectives in the digital age

    May 28, 2010

    TIME waits for no one, and in today's digital age, neither does crime. No other medium has evolved as rapidly as the Internet, providing its users unparalleled access to news, information, services and entertainment by simply clicking a mouse. Surfing the Web has become the norm, but there are sharks in the waters.

  • CID - Behind the shield

    May 27, 2010

    THROUGHOUT modern military history, a specialized organization within the Department of Defense has patrolled the globe. Deployed in times of crisis, its members perform an extremely sensitive yet essential mission. They serve the greater-Army community and assist their fellow Soldiers.

  • Shining light on battlefield forensics

    May 27, 2010

    CRIME happens everywhere: on-post and off, in garrison and even in a combat zone, so Army Criminal Investigation Command agents must be prepared to solve cases anytime, anywhere.

  • Devil in the details training

    May 27, 2010

    THE U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command trains its agents extensively at the U.S. Army Military Police School at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

  • DOD's 'Secret Service' - Courses take driver's ed to the extreme

    May 27, 2010

    THE next time you see the secretary of defense, chairman of the joint chiefs, or a number of other top Department of Defense and Army officials, you may want to think twice about moving too aggressively to get an autograph or take a picture. DRIVING: it's the portion of training that CID special agents and students in the Protective Services Training Course at the U.S. Military Police School, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., both look forward to and dread the most.

  • June 2010, Vol 65, Issue 6

    May 27, 2010

    Criminal Investigation Command protects the Army's honor.

  • May 2010 Soldiers magazine

    Apr 27, 2010

    Soldiers magazine, May 2010

  • A general's heroes

    Apr 27, 2010

    Gen. David Petraeus was fielding questions on weapons, strategy and tactics, when teenager Sean Wilson posed a simple question: "Who are your military heroes from history'"

  • GI Film Festival returning for 4th year

    Apr 27, 2010

    "We're living in a time of war and the last thing we need to be doing is tearing down our warriors. We need to be lifting them up. We knew there had to be films out there that told the other side of the story, and they just lacked a vehicle. So we decided to provide one for them with a film festival.

  • 40-year draftee

    Apr 27, 2010

    Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey J. Mellinger, the command sergeant major for Army Materiel Command at Fort Belvoir, Va., is now in his 38th year of continuous service to the Army. He joined for a reason few other Soldiers today can claim: he was drafted.

  • Wartime poetry

    Apr 27, 2010

    Three poems were chosen in a writing competition to represent different elements of war: expression of creativity while in the field, the pain of missing a loved one, and honoring the memory of fallen friends.

  • Therapeutic journaling promotes healing

    Apr 26, 2010

    In a journal, Soldiers can vent without fear of retribution, and clear their minds of stressful thoughts and memories. Journaling gives the ability to see one's thoughts from a new perspective.

  • The Tomb of the Unknowns

    Apr 26, 2010

    A lone Soldier stands on an open plaza, buffeted by bone-chilling wind. Twenty-one steps. Turn. Stand at attention for 21 seconds. Turn. Repeat. The sun drops. The temperature falls. The crowds depart. The Soldier continues his solitary walk.

  • Operation Unified Response

    Mar 25, 2010

    Within 48 hours of the massive earthquake that struck Haiti on Jan. 12, paratroopers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, were on the ground in the capital, Port-au-Prince. As scenes of the devastation began circling the globe, these paratroopers were in the dust of crumbling buildings and heat of a blazing tropical sun, distributing food, water, medical care, and more importantly, a true desire to provide humanitarian aid and support to the people.

  • Addiction - Maybe it's time we talk

    Mar 25, 2010

    Military brats have it rough. They move every few years and take on adult responsibilities when a parent deploys. Added pressure at home can make doing schoolwork hard, which just adds more tension. Teens are especially susceptible to the extra stress, and can often seek unhealthy outlets, like alcohol or drugs.

  • Operation Clean Sweep

    Mar 25, 2010

    Most of us dread spring cleaning. Opening closets and trunks full of the items we thought we needed. Moving furniture to discover crumbs, change and pet toys. Deciding what should be thrown out and what should be donated. It's a messy job. But, in the end, we are left with a strong sense of satisfaction. These same feelings held true for multiple Army units who participated in their own spring cleaning efforts over the past year.

  • Sisterhood across the services

    Mar 25, 2010

    Having a parent in the military can be difficult; older siblings may take on duties such as caring for younger siblings, or running errands. Often, teenagers find themselves overwhelmed with additional responsibilities at home. It can be a very difficult lifestyle, and having friends who understand what you are going through is important.

  • Meet the Natives USA

    Mar 25, 2010

    A military family with two Army parents, and a group of five Pacific islanders who hate weapons and war, spent a week together at Fort Stewart, Ga., and became fast friends and extended family in the process.

  • Inside the ring

    Mar 25, 2010

    The fighter stood in the corner of the ring, looking at her opponent on the other side. "Stay focused," she told herself. "This is serious. This is what you want. This is what you've been fighting for."

  • April 2010, Vol 65, Issue 4

    Mar 25, 2010

    Soldiers provide assistance to Haitians following a devastating earthquake.

  • March 2010 Soldiers magazine

    Feb 24, 2010

    Soldiers magazine, Volume 65, Number 3

  • Making music

    Feb 24, 2010

    The United States Army Band "Pershing's Own" is the Army's foremost musical organization. Army Chief of Staff Gen. John J. "Black Jack" Pershing established the band in 1922, emulating European military bands he had heard during World War I. Today, "Pershing's Own" continues to play an important role in national and international events, and leads every inaugural parade.

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