ARMY Magazine July 2009 

Volume 59, Number 7

Listed below are selected articles and features of our July 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

Too Much from Too Few
By GEN Frederick J. Kroesen, USA Ret.
“The Army is too small; it is stressed (distressed?), strained and wearing out at an ever-increasing pace.”

CCMRF and Use of Federal Armed Forces In Civil Support Operations
By MG Jeffrey A. Jacobs, U.S. Army Reserve
“We must eliminate the wrong perceptions of civil support operations, both in the public eye and within our own institution.”


 Selected Features

AMEDD: Keeping the Army Fit to Fight
By LTG Eric B. Schoomaker
Staffed by more than 70,000 professionals, the U.S. Army Medical Department performs critical missions worldwide, from treating and healing sick and wounded soldiers to protecting and caring for the Army family.

Saving Lives in Afghanistan
Text and Photographs by Paul Avallone
Embedded nine months with a unit in a remote part of Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, Paul Avallone chronicles some of the daily lifesaving tasks performed by the staff of a combat support hospital at Forward Operating Base Salerno.

Best Sapper 2009
Text and Photographs by Dennis Steele
Thirty-four teams of Army Engineers go head to head in the grueling 52-hour-long Best Sapper Competition at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

CompanyCommand—Building Combat-Ready Teams: Supporting a Combat Veteran’s Family
In response to an Army mom’s e-mail seeking advice on how to help her redeploying son adjust to civilian life after 15 months in Iraq, combat veterans offer their thoughts, share their experiences and recommend various means of support.




Washington Report

News Call

Soldier Armed

Historically Speaking


The Defense of Jisr al-Doreaa With E.D. Swinton’s The Defence of Duffer’s Drift
Michael L. Burgoyne and Albert J. Marckwardt

Taking Command: General J. Lawton Collins from Guadalcanal to Utah Beach and Victory in Europe
H. Paul Jeffers

Postcards from Checkpoint Charlie
Bodleian Library

Postcards of Political Icons
Bodleian Library