December 1963 Army Digest
The Official United States Army Magazine
Front Cover (at right): Swift Strike, Big Lift, Sky Soldier—the exercises come thick and fast as the Army moves en many fronts tflexibles capabilities for flexible response by multi-mobile means.
VOLUME 18, NUMBER 12
Contents of this Issue
- Swift Strike III
Camera's eye takes you to the scene of one of the largest peacetime maneuvers ever staged in U. S.
- Uniformed Services Pay Act of 1963
What it means to everybody in the Army, with complete new pay scale.
- The Many Worlds of the Army Nurse
Her careers as nurse and Army member are graphically depicted.
- Army Cost Reduction Program Pays Off
Hon. Paul R. Ignatius
How cost reduction up the line delivers more combat power on the firing line.
- Army Divisions Go ROAD
And when they do, they bring with them new
flags, depicted for first time in a full color section.
- Electronics Command Sparks
the Fighting Machine
Maj. Gen. F. M. Moorman
Its seven major elements synchronize research, development and materiel support actions.
- Conserving Human Resources
Col. Robert E. Richardson
U. S. Disciplinary Barracks considers every inmate a prospect for return as a useful member of free society.
- Index to 1963 Issues
—Army Information Digest
Digest News of Professional Interest 2
Triple Threat Tractor 41
The Airborne Trooper
"In Honor of the Airborne Trooper Whose Courage, Dedication and Traditions Make Him the World's Finest Fighting Man."
This inscription appears on the base of the impressive 15-foot statue at the entrance to Fort Bragg, "Home of the Airborne." Honoring paratroopers everywhere, the statue, dedicated in 1961, is the handiwork of Leah Hiebert, assisted by Kenneth J. Knutson and Zintars Zamelis.
- EDITOR, Lt. Col. John S. Chesebro
- EXECUTIVE EDITOR, Lt. Col. David M. Peters
- MANAGING EDITOR, Samuel J. Ziskind
- ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR, Owen J. Remington
- ASSOCIATE EDITOR, Major Matthew W. Irvin
- ART DIRECTOR, T. S. Patterson
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