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  • 3rd ABCT conducts Combined Arms Breach

    Dec 18, 2014

    Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Engineer Battalion, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted a Combined Arms Breach exercise Dec. 5 at Fort Hood, Texas in preparation for their upcoming National Training Center rotation.

  • U.S. Army news, information about Army's response to Ebola threat

    Dec 17, 2014

    U.S. Army news, information about Army's response to Ebola threat

  • Cav medics support 82nd Airborne Division

    Dec 16, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Flying from North Carolina to Texas, paratroopers aboard a C-130H were busy performing checks on their equipment and reviewing safety measures. Meanwhile on the ground, medics with the 1st Cavalry Division were verifying their equipment and medical procedures.

  • First Team - You can prevent sexual harrasment and sexual assault

    Dec 15, 2014

    Public service announcement for the 1st Cavalry Division formation on the importance of stepping up to help prevent sexual harassment and sexual assault

  • First Team CG heads up Killeen parade

    Dec 15, 2014

  • First Team trains new equal opportunity leaders

    Dec 15, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The 1st Cavalry Division Equal Opportunity Office hosted its second iteration of the Equal Opportunity Leader's Course from Dec. 8 through 16 at the 1st Cavalry Division Soldier and Family Readiness Center at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Horse Detachment says farewell to 19-year veteran

    Dec 12, 2014

  • Holiday Greetings from the 1st Cavalry Division

    Dec 12, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Michael A. Bills and Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Barteky, the command team for 1st Cavalry Division, wish Happy Holidays to First Team Troops, veterans, friends and families.

  • 'Brave Rifles,' Village of Salado bring holiday cheer with Christmas parade

    Dec 10, 2014

    With Christmas just around the corner, Troopers from the 3rd Cavalry Regiment along with the Village of Salado, ushered in a little holiday cheer at the Salado Christmas Stroll Parade Dec. 4 in downtown Salado.

  • First Team leads the way during Christmas Parade

    Dec 10, 2014

    The 1st Cavalry Division Honor Guard, Band and Horse Cavalry Detachmenent, following members of the Armed Forces YMCA, were first down Ave. D. in Copperas Cove, Texas, Dec. 6 during the Copperas Cove Christmas Parade.

  • Dirty Jobs -- CBRN Specialist

    Dec 9, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- "Gas, Gas, Gas!" As a warning alert sounds across the lanes, Soldiers hurry to don their gas protective masks within nine seconds. Regardless of physical or mental fitness, those nine seconds are critical because of the ease with which Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) attacks can disable their target.

  • Cav trades in ground vehicles for air transport

    Dec 2, 2014

    Scouts with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, recently traded in their ground transport vehicles for CH-47 Chinooks and UH-60 Black Hawks during a training exercise at Rodriguez Live Fire Complex, South Korea.

  • 1st Cavalry Soldiers trained, ready to monitor personnel returning from duty in West Africa

    Dec 2, 2014

    With only weeks to organize, Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, put into place operations for the North Fort Hood Ebola controlled monitoring site and are trained and ready to receive and monitor Service members and volunteer civilians returning from duty in West Africa.

  • 1st Cavalry Division, TAAC-S host Deputy SECDEF in Afghanistan

    Nov 29, 2014

    Deployment brings a variety of different experiences to most service members. Many service members get their first trip outside of the country, get to meet people from different countries and different cultures, and get to be part of a mission oriented team.

  • TAAC-S and 1st Cavalry Division host Thanksgiving celebration

    Nov 28, 2014

    Turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, the familiar feel and comfort of family and friends. These images are the typical ones many think of when they describe Thanksgiving.

  • Eastern Europe troop rotations could continue

    Nov 25, 2014

    U.S. troops set to provide support in Eastern Europe in the face of Russian aggression

  • NATO counterparts conduct MOUT training

    Nov 25, 2014

    Polish and American Soldiers from Company A., 2nd. Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, shared knowledge on how to clear buildings, at a range near Drawsko Pomorskie, Poland, Nov. 19, 2014.

  • Happy Thanksgiving First Team!

    Nov 25, 2014

  • A day in the life of an infantryman at Combined Resolve III

    Nov 21, 2014

    The beast's official designation is the M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle. Most Soldiers, however, simply refer to it as "The Bradley." Built in response to the menacing Soviet BMP-1, the Bradley holds the distinct role of both tank and troop transporter. Its turret encapsulates a rocket launcher and possesses a 25 mm chain gun capable of shredding everything from light tanks to aircraft.

  • First Team welcomes new band commander

    Nov 21, 2014

    It is often times during ceremonies and various performances in the Fort Hood area, the sound of the 1st Cavalry Division Band resonates across the crowd.

  • Cav paralegals on trial ... to see who's best

    Nov 21, 2014

    Army Physical Fitness Test - check. Weapons qualification - check. Oral board and essay - check. Six-mile ruck march in the cold - check!

  • Re-enlist on high

    Nov 19, 2014

  • The Cavalry parades in Riga: Team Latvia Participates in Independence Day Parade

    Nov 19, 2014

    Small children gathered along the yellow metal barricades, their faces poking through the bars to get a closer look. Whether young, old or in between, people pressed in for a closer view of the president and the troops.

  • Polish, US Soldiers conduct mortar training

    Nov 19, 2014

    Soldiers from the Polish army and U.S. troops from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, fired mortars during a training exercise Nov. 17, 2014, at a range near Drawsko Pomorskie, Poland.

  • Cav Soldier cuts music tracks in Korea

    Nov 18, 2014

    With his headphones on and music playing, the Soldier's focus is not on the world around him, but on the melodies flowing into his ears. He is busy comparing the harmony now playing to the original idea he developed in his head, debating if what he's hearing matches what he had envisioned.

  • COMISAF Visits Kandahar

    Nov 17, 2014

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Transition is in the air. The mission in Afghanistan is in the midst of numerous transitions, transition from Regional Commands to Train, Advise, and Assist Commands, the transition from one president to another, and the change in mission from combat operations to one focused on advising the Afghan National Security Forces.

  • GarryOwen hosts spur ride amid Texas chill

    Nov 17, 2014

    The cold weather did not put a damper on the enthusiasm of 25 spouses and their Families from the 2nd Battalion, 7th U.S. Cavalry Regiment "GarryOwen," 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division as they took part in spouse spur ride, Nov. 15.

  • TAAC-S hosts Afghan Security Force synchronization meeting

    Nov 16, 2014

  • U.S., NATO Soldiers enjoy chance to meet Lithuanian residents, show off hardware

    Nov 14, 2014

    U.S. Army Soldiers, along with their NATO counterparts, turned out with vehicles, weapons and equipment to show off and meet the local residents of Pabrade, Lithuania, Nov. 9, 2014, as part of a groundbreaking NATO exercise being held nearby.

  • Soldiers reunite at Great Place after 10 years of separation

    Nov 14, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Growing up practically inseparable from her two older brothers, Sgt. Sarah McCoy never imagined she would be separated for long from her siblings.

  • Freedom and Latvia

    Nov 12, 2014

    Freedom is one of the most common ideals for democracies around the world. The word itself is described as a relationship free of oppression or coercion and the absence of disabling conditions. It is also referenced when individuals exercise their rights or the rights of a group, such as with religion or speech. For many, freedom is having the ability to make their own decisions and express them as they see fit.

  • US, Estonian troops help town celebrate Father's Day

    Nov 12, 2014

    U.S. and Estonian troops participating in Operation Atlantic Resolve, along with local police and fire departments, helped the town of Paide celebrate Father's Day by erecting a static display of military equipment and vehicles for the locals to explore, Nov. 9, 2014.

  • A tale of two lieutenants, engineers from two armies train as they fight- together

    Nov 12, 2014

    On a day when the raw cold soaks into your bones, soldiers from A Company, 91st Engineer Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division from Fort Hood, Texas, spent the afternoon training Latvian army soldiers how to operate a U.S. Army D7R2 bulldozer.

  • It's like show-and-tell, but with really big guns

    Nov 12, 2014

    We all remember show-and-tell time in kindergarten. That time of the school year when we're allowed to bring one of our favorite toys to school, sit in a semi-circle on the carpeted area at the back of the classroom, and eagerly await our turn to show off the plastic keepsake to all of classmates and explain exactly what it means to us.

  • TAAC-S observes Veterans Day

    Nov 11, 2014

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- The Soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines of various nations who serve at Kandahar Airfield gathered near dusk to honor and celebrate the service of U.S. service members.

  • 1st Cavalry Division Veterans Day

    Nov 9, 2014

    It was 60 years ago this month when our nation observed its first Veterans Day. In his proclamation declaring 11 November Veterans Day, President Eisenhower called upon all citizens to, "solemnly remember the sacrifices of all who fought so valiantly, n the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom." Over the six decades since then, America's First Team has continued to fight on foreign shores -- in Vietnam, Kuwait, Iraq and, even now, in Afghanistan.

  • AFSBn-Germany issues European Activity Set equipment to Combined Resolve III troops

    Nov 7, 2014

    The Army Field Support Battalion-Germany conducted the second equipment issue from its newly established European Activity Set, to Fort Hood, Texas, Soldiers participating in Combined Resolve III, in Germany.

  • Cavalry infantrymen seek desired badge, build international relations

    Nov 7, 2014

    Since 1944, the Army's Expert Infantryman Badge has symbolized Soldiers' proficiency in infantry skills and has played vital role in infantry tradition. Keeping with that tradition, approximately 111 infantrymen with the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment and 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Greywolf," 1st Cavalry Division, trained and tested for the EIB at Camp Casey, South Korea, October 6-23.

  • Cavalry troops conduct same scenario, use different tactics

    Nov 7, 2014

    Two troops with the 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted split multifunctional convoy training here Oct. 30.

  • Cav unit maintains 'fight tonight' readiness

    Nov 5, 2014

    With technical manuals in hand, Soldiers moved into their respective motorpools ready to perform preventative maintenance checks and services on their assigned vehicles.

  • Regionally aligned forces in Europe on display during CSA visit to Combined Resolve III

    Nov 4, 2014

    Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Gen. Raymond Odierno got a first-hand view of training the Army's regionally aligned forces to Europe during a visit to Hohenfels, Germany, to observe exercise Combined Resolve III.

  • Danish Air Assault Prep

    Nov 1, 2014

  • Cav unit partners with National Guard

    Oct 31, 2014

    CAMP SHELBY, Miss. -- In keeping with U.S. Army Forces Command Total Force Policy initiative, the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division recently visited Camp Shelby, Mississippi to discuss future training events with 155th Brigade Combat Team, Mississippi Army National Guard.

  • Cav conducts TOW missile training

    Oct 29, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Soldiers assigned to Company A, 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted training on the operation and loading procedures of TOW weapon system on an M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle during here Oct. 23.

  • Greywolf EBH Clinic "part of the family"

    Oct 28, 2014

    FORTHOOD, Texas -- The 3rd Brigade Combat Teams' Embedded Behavioral Health Clinic has experienced a great deal in the short period since its inception just over one year ago.

  • Pegasus 6 visit to Germany

    Oct 28, 2014

  • 1-82 STX Lanes

    Oct 26, 2014

  • Regimental command sergeant major visits 'Greywolf' artillerymen

    Oct 24, 2014

  • Capabilities day

    Oct 23, 2014

  • First Main gun round fired in Poland

    Oct 22, 2014

    DRAWSKO POMORSKIE, Poland -- Soldiers with Company C, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division conducted tank gunnery at the Drawsko Pomorski Training Area, Poland, Oct. 20.

  • 5th CAV Soldiers build combat arms skills

    Oct 21, 2014

    Under a clear October sky, the boom of the M2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle echoed through the arid central Texas hill country Monday afternoon at the Jack Mountain Multi-use Range, during Table 12 of gunnery training for the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment.

  • Cavalry Soldiers build leaders with monthly training course

    Oct 21, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The 215th Brigade Support Battalion "Blacksmiths," 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division is providing its junior Soldiers an opportunity to increase their knowledge and leadership skills by conducting a Junior Leadership Course here.

  • First Team honors the hug lady

    Oct 20, 2014

    "I'm very proud of the 1st Cavalry Division for doing that," said the Commanding General of III Corps and Fort Hood Lt. Gen. Sean Macfarland. "She's a wonderful lady."

  • First Team uncases colors

    Oct 20, 2014

    "The sheer number of deployments by this division serves as a continued reminder of what the price of defending this nation, our freedom and way of life is about," said 1st Cavalry Division's commanding general Maj. Gen. Michael Bills, as he prepared to deploy to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom last summer.

  • Cav battalion learns safety tips, readies for holiday season

    Oct 15, 2014

    It's the Thursday before a four-day weekend.

  • Central Texas town honors troopers, veterans

    Oct 15, 2014

    Amid a crowd of about 400 servicemembers, the air was thick with the reverence of those who have served and those who continue to serve.

  • Cavalry mechanics serve as Soldier statesmen

    Oct 14, 2014

    To build a more robust supply and maintenance program, senior Lithuanian military logisticians visited the U.S. Army motor pool in Rukla Oct. 10 to get a comprehensive look at the U.S. Army maintenance program from the ground up.

  • Lithuania's top army leader welcomes US forces

    Oct 14, 2014

    Lithuania's top army leader and members of the public welcomed U.S. Soldiers to the former Soviet-bloc country Oct. 8 in a small ceremony, briefing and public static display of Lithuanian and U.S. military vehicles and arms.

  • 3d Cav. Regt. Soldiers chat with Afghan leaders

    Oct 14, 2014

    Outside of Assistance Platform Clark, within sight of its north eastern border, is the small village of Trakai. 2nd platoon, Apache Troop, 1st "Tiger" Squadron, 3d Cavalry Regiment, along with soldiers form the Afghan National Army 203rd Corps conducted a foot patrol to Trakai Khost province, Afghanistan, Sept. 30, 2014, to speak with local leaders.

  • Fishing for Freedom Tournament anglers get drenched while enjoying annual event

    Oct 14, 2014

    Over 400 anglers gathered in the wind and rain for the 9th Annual Fishing for Freedom Bass Fishing Tournament held at Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area.

  • RC-South transitions to TAAC-South in ceremony at KAF

    Oct 14, 2014

    International Security Assistance Force in southern Afghanistan ushered in a new era during a ceremony held on Kandahar Airfield to commemorate the transition of Regional Command-South to Train Advise and Assist Command-South, Oct. 14, 2014.

  • 1-12 Cav returns from Korea deployment

    Oct 14, 2014

    The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division and families welcomed home approximately 300 Troopers of 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment Oct. 13 at Cooper Field here in the first major redeployment from their tour.

  • Latvia welcome ceremony

    Oct 14, 2014

  • The 1st Cav. brings Kandahar Airfield to a Resolute Support timeline

    Oct 12, 2014

    How do you pack up a small city-sized military encampment and move it across the world? U.S. and coalition personnel across Regional Command-South have been doing just that for some time now, led most recently with no small effort and careful planning on the part of a team of 1st Cavalry Division personnel.

  • Fort Hood Oktoberfest 2014

    Oct 8, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Kendall Cox, III Corps deputy commanding general, and his wife, Anna Marie toast during Fort Hood's Oktoberfest at the Sportsmen's Pavilion, Oct. 3. Cox and his wife cheered, "O'zapft is!" - German for "It's tapped!" - as they raised their steins. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Matthew Thompson, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

  • First Team Troopers return home

    Oct 8, 2014

  • Final deployed Air Cav Soldiers return home

    Oct 8, 2014

    More than 100 1st Cavalry Division Soldiers redeploy, including about 50 Troopers from the 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion "First Attack," 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cav. Div., during a ceremony at Fort Hood, Texas, Oct. 8.

  • Air Cav Soldiers earn their silver spurs

    Oct 8, 2014

    More than 100 Troopers with the 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion "Lobos," 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division participated during the battalion's spur ride at Fort Hood, Texas, Oct. 2.

  • 1st Cavalry tank crews build on gunnery basics

    Oct 8, 2014

    Tank crews with the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team "Black Jack," 1st Cavalry Division, conducted gunnery tables I-IV at Sugarloaf Multi-use Range at Fort Hood, Texas, from Sept. 30 to Oct. 3, 2014.

  • Cav troops remember fallen Soldier

    Oct 8, 2014

    Members of 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment "Mustangs," 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division conducted a memorial for fallen comrade Sgt. Jimmy Dewitt at Black Jack Chapel here Oct. 3.

  • Tanks arrive on tracks to replenish inventory

    Oct 6, 2014

    The 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, at Fort Hood, Texas, received 29 M1A2 Abrams tanks shipped from Fort Carson, Colorado, more than 800 miles away, via rail car, Sept. 26, 2014.

  • Cav history never dies

    Oct 6, 2014

    FORT HOOD,Texas -- Rolling by Battalion Avenue between T.J. Mills and 56th Street, a glance to the right would reveal what might appear to some people to be a graveyard -- a resting place for long-forgotten military vehicles. Those vehicles have been retired from their days of hauling and transporting Soldiers and equipment, but they are far from forgotten.

  • Fort Hood Soldiers break new ground with Armed Services YMCA, Harker Heights

    Oct 6, 2014

  • Cavalry scouts begin gunnery, prepare for crew certification

    Oct 3, 2014

    The 2nd Brigade Combat Team "Black Jack," 1st Cavalry Division gunnery exercises have begun, and with that some Black Jack cavalry scouts began preparations for crew certification by conducting live-fire exercises on a range here Sept. 23 and 24.

  • Cavalry scouts, family members unite for day of learning, fun

    Oct 3, 2014

    Almost 100 family members and friends with the 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment "Dark Horse," and 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment "Headhunters," 2nd Brigade Combat Team "Black Jack," 1st Cavalry Division took part in a day of exhibition, information and fun during a Dark Horse Family Gunnery Day here Sept. 27.

  • Bradleys, Strykers arrival in Rukla for Atlantic Resolve

    Oct 3, 2014

    RUKLA, Lithuania -- Lithuanian military leaders joined U.S. Soldiers here Oct. 4 to receive the first shipment of U.S. Army tracked and wheeled vehicles from the continental U.S. to the Baltic nation. Soldiers from C Troop, 1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, based in Vilsek, Germany; and 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, based at Fort Hood, Texas, unloaded Bradleys, Strykers, Humvees, HEMTT fuelers, Field Liter Ambulances and other tactical vehicles from railcars for use in multinational military exercises in Lithuania.

  • Combined Resolve III exercises Army's European Rotational Force

    Oct 2, 2014

    The U.S. Army's European Rotational Force will participate in a major exercise alongside NATO allies and partner-nation forces at the Army's Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas in southeastern Germany, Oct. through Nov., 2014.

  • Cav Troops arrive in Europe, ready to train

    Sep 29, 2014

  • Cav Troops prepare for Korea departure

    Sep 26, 2014

    Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division cased the battalion's colors on Cooper Field Sept. 25 at Fort Hood, Texas. The casing of the colors symbolizes the departing of the unit from Fort Hood en route to the Republic of Korea for a nine-month tour.

  • Artillerymen combine different platforms

    Sep 26, 2014

    On the command of "Fire," the sound of thunder reverberates throughout the training area. On one side of the field are tracked artillery known as the M109 Paladin, capable of firing a 155mm round up to 18 miles away. Located a couple miles away are the M207 Multiple Launch Rocket Systems, which feature a rotating turret that can swivel to the proper position just before firing a round.

  • 2-77 Field Artillery Entry Control Point 5

    Sep 25, 2014

    Soldiers of the 2-77 Field Artillery stand guard and search visitors to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, on Sept. 19, 2014. These Soldiers ensure contraband and threats stay out of KAF.

  • Planes, Trains and Ferries: 1/1 CAV equipment arrives in Europe

    Sep 25, 2014

    Before sunrise at the port, the work of Soldiers and civilians has already begun. From the massive vessel "Arc Courage," the front gate and ramp slowly lowers down, and the first pieces of cargo pour out. As various combat vehicles get their first touch of European soil, it is clear the cavalry has arrived.

  • A peek at First Team Training

    Sep 25, 2014

    Soldiers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company "Hammer," 1st Brigade Combat Team "Ironhorse," 1st Cavalry Division practice Modern Army Combatives during First Team Training Sept. 25 at Fort Hood, Texas. While driving through the brigade's footprint or taking a trip to the Kieschnick Physical Fitness Center, it is evident that MAC has become a favorite FTT activity for 1st BCT Soldiers.

  • Middle school football rivals face off at Hood Stadium

    Sep 25, 2014

    The quiet evening tranquility of Fort Hood Stadium was shattered by cheering and the sounds of heavily padded opponents crashing into each other as the Smith Middle School Leopards met their on-post post rival the Audie Murphy Middle School Falcons Tuesday evening.

  • Slovak Land Force ends mission in Kandahar

    Sep 24, 2014

    As the sun lowered and cast its evening light on Kandahar Airfield, the Slovak flag was lowered during a ceremony on their compound marking the end of their mission in Regional Command-South, Sept. 22, 2014.

  • Army Ten-Miler shadow run held on Kandahar Airfield

    Sep 24, 2014

    More than 700 coalition Service members showed up before the sun rose on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 19, 2014, to run a shadow run for the 30th annual Army Ten-Miler.

  • Local celebrity entertains Cav troops awaiting flight

    Sep 22, 2014

  • Death of a 1st Cavalry Division Soldier

    Sep 22, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who died Sept. 20 from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident in Killeen, Texas.

  • Multi-national soccer game builds partnership

    Sep 22, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Partnership and international relations are not foreign concepts for Phantom Warrior Week's champion soccer team, the 1st Brigade Combat Team "Ironhorse," 1st Cavalry Division. To celebrate their victory in the recent post-wide competition, 1BCT Soldiers practiced camaraderie through competition Sept. 22 during a friendly soccer match against Royal Netherlands Army soldiers assigned to the 11th Air Mobile Brigade attached to 21st Cavalry Brigade here.

  • 1st Air Cav commemorates 30th birthday

    Sep 17, 2014

    Col. Jeffery Thompson (right), an Oregon native and the commander for the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, and Chief Warrant Officer 5 Troy DeGolyer (left), a Maine native and command chief warrant officer for the 1st Air Cav. Bde., cut a cake at the 1st Cav. Div. Museum at Fort Hood, Texas, in commemoration of the Air Cav's 30th birthday Sept. 16. During the event, distinguished guests, including Killeen Mayor Pro-temp Elizabeth Blackstone, attended as the Air Cav celebrated the 30th anniversary of providing continuous aviation support to the nation.

  • Cavalry battalion, local middle school remember 9/11, form partnership

    Sep 17, 2014

    Members of the 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment "Headhunters," 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division here joined faculty and students of Manor Middle School in Killeen, Texas, for the 9/11 "America Supports You Freedom Walk" ceremony Sept. 11.

  • Combat support units certify convoy commanders, conduct live fire

    Sep 17, 2014

    In preparation for their upcoming gunnery exercises, the 15th Brigade Support Battalion "Gamblers," 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division certified convoy commanders during a live-fire exercise on a range here Sept. 2 through 12.

  • Service members at KAF 'Run for the Fallen' on 9/11

    Sep 16, 2014

    For 13 years, Soldiers from all over the world have fallen in the fight against terrorism. In the afternoon haze on Sept. 10 at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, coalition service members began running to remember those fallen.

  • Vietnam War Soldiers inducted into Pentagon's Hall of Heroes

    Sep 16, 2014

    Two Vietnam War Soldiers who were presented with Medals of Honor for their valor beyond the call of duty, Sept. 15, 2014, at the White House, were celebrated and inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes, Sept. 16, 2014.

  • ANA one step closer to self-reliance

    Sep 15, 2014

    3d Cavalry Regiment mortarmen advised and assisted the Afghan Nation Security Forces by teaching mortar skills to 203rd Corps' mortarmen Aug. 27, 2014, during "train the the trainer" classes so the ANSF can ultimately teach classes themselves to future generations of their own mortarmen.

  • Women volunteers needed for Ranger course assessment

    Sep 12, 2014

    The Army is asking for female volunteers to possibly attend a Ranger course in the spring.

  • The tank that never was: prototype makes state's endangered artifacts list

    Sep 12, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. -- Undoubtedly, the Skeleton Tank is a remnant of a bygone era, but it once warranted consideration as a potential solution to the problem of trench warfare during World War I.

  • Cav Soldiers dive in

    Sep 12, 2014

    Looking out at a pool filled with Soldiers and their families, a sun-kissed Soldier wearing red shorts peers into the clear, blue water looking for signs of danger. Although he doesn't have to worry about dangerous sea creatures, he does stay in a high level of alertness - because he's a lifeguard. By keeping his head on a swivel and watching for safety violations, he is able to work with his team to maintain a safe environment for patrons to enjoy a refreshing swim.

  • Cav engineer Troops bond, reflect with elementary students

    Sep 12, 2014

    Students and faculty of Maxdale Elementary School spent time with Cavalry Troops from 3rd Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division during a Freedom Walk Sept. 11 at the school to commemorate Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance.

  • Planning class comes to Cav leaders

    Sep 12, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- In any Army unit, the ability to plan effectively is a factor that can make or break mission success. To get better understanding of how to develop solid plans, Soldiers of 1st Squadron "Garryowen," 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team "Ironhorse," 1st Cavalry Division attended a three-week long Mobile Training Team Cavalry Leader Course Sept. 2 through 19 here.

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