Field Artillery (magazine)


Field Artillery (magazine)
Field Artillery

January – February 2007 cover
Editor Patrecia Slayden Hollis (final editor)
Categories United States Army Field Artillery
Frequency Bimonthly
Publisher US Field Artillery Association
First issue 1911
Country  United States
Language English
Website http://sill-www.army.mil/famag/index.asp (archive)
ISSN 0899-2525

Field Artillery (or FA) is a discontinued bimonthly magazine on the subject of field artillery, published from 1911 to 2007. It was published by the US Field Artillery Association, Fort Sill, Oklahoma and was an official publication of the United States Army Field Artillery Corps. Its intended readership included active and reserve U.S. Army and Marine field artillerymen stationed around the world.

In its final years, FA included much discussion of the military operations in both Afghanistan and Iraq. Some of the articles have included discussions of the use of white phosphorus shells for missions other than providing smoke covering or marking positions and have caused political controversy both within and without the United States. (See White phosphorus use in Iraq.)

History

The magazine was first published as the Field Artillery Journal in 1911. It has gone through several name changes. Due to low subscriptions it merged with the Infantry Journal and was published as Combat Forces Journal; CFJ became Army in 1954.

The US Army Artillery and Missile School began the in-house publication of Tactical and Technical Trends in Artillery for Instruction in 1957 that was renamed to Artillery Trends in 1958. After the Artillery branch split into the Field Artillery and Air Defense Artillery branches in 1969, the name changed to The Field Artilleryman. Field Artillery Journal restarted in 1973 as an official Field Artillery branch publication. Due to budget cuts, the magazine dropped a number of sections and was renamed Field Artillery in 1987.

As part of the cost saving measures of Base Realignment and Closure, several branch professional magazines were directed to merge.[1] Field Artillery ceased publication with its final edition of March–April 2007.[2] The successor is Fires, a merger of Field Artillery and Air Defense Artillery magazines.

References

  1. ^ Hollis, Patrecia Slayden (2007). "Editor's Bully Pulpit". Field Artillery. http://sill-www.army.mil/famag/2007/MAR_APR_2007/Mar_Apr_07_Pages_37_41.pdf. Retrieved 2007-07-16. 
  2. ^ Zabecki, David T.; Hollis, Patrecia Slayden (2007). "Field Artillery Magazine: Pointing the Way to the Future". Field Artillery. Archived from the original on Jan 17, 2008. http://web.archive.org/web/20080117102316/http://sill-www.army.mil/famag/. Retrieved 2007-07-15. 

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