ARMY Magazine January 2006 

Volume 56, Number 1

Listed below are selected articles and features of our January 2006 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

Apples and Oranges: The Unit Status Report And Readiness in the Army Reserve
By Capt. Gail A. Fisher and Col. Gary C. Howard, USAR Ret.
The prolonged operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have created an urgent demand for unit readiness data, and this is especially true for the Army Reserve. The basic elements are fairly obvious: soldiers, equipment and training. And the unit status report (USR), the Army’s primary mechanism for measuring and reporting readiness, rates each of these and rolls up the information into a single report that everyone should understand.

 Selected Features

Growing Pains: Getting Army UAV Aviation Off the Ground
By Dennis Steele
Soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division's Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Company work to keep up with the demands for their services.

Islam, Islamism and Terrorism
By Col. Norvell B. De Atkine, USA Ret.
“The tragedy of September 11, 2001, and the subsequent conceptualizing of the war on terrorism have presented a very difficult problem to those responsible for framing the strategy. The basic problem has been one of defining the enemy.”

Company Command—Building Combat-Ready Teams: Expeditionary Fitness
Company Commanders in the field answer the question, “How can we best prepare soldiers for the physical rigors of battle and maintain that physical edge over time?”

Fort Lewis Gets Its Namesake Statue
By Lt. Col. Thomas D. Morgan, USA Ret.
A statue of Captain Meriwether Lewis, of the famed Lewis and Clark Expedition, now stands in the Fort Lewis Memorial Park as a fitting tribute to the man who helped open up the West.

Army Aviation’s Progress Toward Transformation
By Brig. Gen. Edward J. Sinclair
While fighting aggressively in the global war on terrorism, Army Aviation is undergoing a significant self-analysis and restructuring.



Washington Report

News Call

Soldier Armed

Historically Speaking


On Point: The United States Army in Operation Iraqi Freedom
Gregory Fontenot, E. J. Degen and David Tohn

Imperial Grunts: The American Military on the Ground
Robert D. Kaplan

Tehran Rising: Iran’s Challenge to the United States
Ilan Berman

A Century of Valor: The First One Hundred Years of the Twenty-Eighth United States Infantry Regiment—Black Lions
Col. Stephen L. Bowman, USA Ret.

Our Mothers’ War: American Women at Home and at the Front During World War II
Emily Yellin

Forever a Soldier: Unforgettable Stories of Wartime Service
Tom Wiener