ARMY Magazine January 2009 

Volume 59, Number 1

Listed below are selected articles and features of our January 2009 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

What Goes on in Theater Stays in Theater?
By Lt. Col. Joseph Doty and Maj. Shawn Tenace
"Our leaders are becoming more confident and agile, but those gains cannot come at the cost of being humble, disciplined and grounded in the basics."

 Selected Features

Aviation Update: Army Aviation at a Glance
By Maj. Gen. James O. Barclay III
The Army Aviation Center of Excellence, in supporting the Army force generation effort and shaping and positioning the Aviation branch for the future, is currently reviewing every aspect of Army Aviation.

Balancing the Equipment Challenges to Support Warfighters Today and Tomorrow
By Scott R. Gourley
A representative sampling of activities illustrates how the Army Aviation branch is balancing equipment to meet immediate, near- and far-term warfighting requirements.

Joint Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center of Excellence: Saving More Lives
By Scott R. Gourley
The Joint Unmanned Aircraft Systems of Excellence, based at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., works to safely accommodate a growing number of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) flying in the same airspace, to identify core skills UAS operators should have and to standardize UAS identifiers among the services.

Company Command—Building Combat-Ready Teams: CSI: Baghdad?
Company commanders, aware that each mission becomes an opportunity to gather information, discuss the distinction between tactical site exploitation and sensitive site exploitation.



Washington Report

News Call

Soldier Armed

Historically Speaking


Warlord: A Life of Winston Churchill at War, 1874–1945
Carlo D’Este

On Point II: Transition to the New Campaign: The United States Army in Operation Iraqi Freedom, May 2003–January 2005
Dr. Donald P. Wright and Col. Timothy R. Reese, with the Contemporary Operations Study Team

The Training Ground: Grant, Lee, Sherman, and Davis in the Mexican War, 1846–1848
Martin Dugard

Bill Mauldin: A Life Up Front
Todd DePastino

Willie & Joe: The WWII Years
Bill Mauldin