ARMY Magazine February 2005 

Volume 55, Number 2

Listed below are selected articles and features of our February 2005 issue. To read all the articles in ARMY Magazine, join AUSA and get a subscription as part of your membership.

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 Front & Center

Family Satisfaction
By Gen. Frederick J. Kroesen, USA Ret.
I would like to suggest that for the long years needed to fight our war on terrorism that we build the Army to a size that can sustain rotation into combat at a rate of one year out of every five.

 Selected Features

U.S. Military Engineers in Iraq
By Brig. Gen. Steven R. Hawkins and Col. Gordon M. Wells, USA Ret.
The U.S. Army’s forward engineer support team in Iraq got the lights back on and the critical dam system on the Euphrates working in the wake of the collapse of the infrastructure after the country’s liberation from Saddam Hussein’s regime.

2005: The Year of Equipping in the Army Reserve
By Lt. Gen. James R. Helmly
The way the Army Reserve is equipped no longer fits how it goes to war. A new model must be implemented to effectively address both current and future requirements.

World War II NCOs
By Col. John M. Collins, USA Ret.
The noncommissioned officer corps has come a long way since the early days of World War II.



Washington Report

News Call

Soldier Armed


Monte Cassino: The Hardest-Fought Battle of World War II
Matthew Parker

American Soldier
General Tommy Franks, with Malcolm McConnell

American Nightingale: The Story of Frances Slanger, Forgotten Heroine of Normandy
Bob Welch

Hell on a Hill Top: America’s Last Major Battle in Vietnam
Maj. Gen. Benjamin L. Harrison, U.S. Army Retired