Balancing Transformation with Combat Service Support—Army Materiel Command and Movement to the Future ForceBy Gen. Paul J. Kern
While Army Materiel Command helps rotate troops involved in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, it also maintains current equipment and develops new equipment and technologies. "We are in a joint and combined arms environment that is also a resource-constrained environment. We are in a world with new threats. Our future demands thinking outside traditional lines and acting outside old processes and ways of doing business."The Wartime Army of TodayBy Col. Robert B. Killebrew, USA Ret.
"The Chief’s call for a tightened basic training regimen and ‘every soldier a rifleman’ is a welcome change that will enable more thoroughly trained recruits to fit into units faster, but much more must be done. Clearly, this challenges the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command to start a second training revolution, one suited for an Army that may be perpetually at war rather than one whose greatest challenge is getting through a rotation at the National Training Center."The Stryker: Going ‘Up North’By Dennis Steele
The 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), deployed to Iraq just over four years after the Stryker concept announcement.The Turning PointBy Dennis Steele
The soldiers of the Stryker brigade combat team got their first combat experience in the streets of Samarra, Iraq. Initial enemy contact can suddenly give a soldier a veteran’s perspective.