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  • Brave Rifles leaders visit oldest living 3rd CR veteran

    Feb 2, 2016

    Brig. Gen. Albin Irzyk, retired, the oldest living 3rd Cavalry Regiment veteran, recently celebrated his 99th birthday here alongside Troopers from the regiment.

  • Cav unit conducts urban operations training

    Jan 29, 2016

    After a soft landing, the back door of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter lowers, unleashing a wave of Soldiers on the outskirts of a city.

  • Cav Soldier receives Purple Heart

    Jan 25, 2016

    Everyone makes mistakes. It's a fact that can be said a million different ways, but the sentiment remains the same regarding fixing mistakes.

  • Ironhorse NCO sets example with 50-mile run

    Jan 13, 2016

    To set an example for his Soldiers and to challenge himself, one noncommissioned officer took on a 100-mile endurance run Dec. 12.

  • Family readiness leaders prep for South Korea rotation

    Jan 13, 2016

    Family readiness leaders and volunteers, with 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, are ramping up to ensure Soldiers and Families are prepared and supported during the brigade's nine-month rotation to South Korea.

  • First Team welcomes new commanding general

    Jan 7, 2016

    FORT HOOD, Texas - With the traditional passing of the colors, the 1st Cavalry Division welcomed its new commanding general during a change of command ceremony here Jan. 7.

  • One Brave Rifles start to New Year's

    Jan 7, 2016

    Spc. Tamarkion Britton, a construction equipment repairer with 3rd Cavalry Regiment, arranges the Cav Hat worn by Col. John Richardson, the 74th colonel of the regiment, Jan. 5 inside 3rd CR's headquarters building at Fort Hood, Texas. Britton built the display case for the items. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Tomora Clark 3rd Cav. Regt. Public Affairs NCOIC)

  • One Brave Rifles start to New Year's

    Jan 7, 2016

    Spc. Tamarkion Britton (right) works on his plan to achieve his New Year's resolution with Master Sgt. Tracy Cervantes-Scott, both Troopers with 3rd Cavalry Regiment, at the regimental headquarters building Jan. 5 at Fort Hood, Texas. His resolution for the new year is self-improvement. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Tomora Clark 3rd Cav. Regt. Public Affairs NCOIC)

  • One Brave Rifles start to New Year's

    Jan 6, 2016

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The start of a New Year brings many changes - usually people trying to obtain personal goals - hence the elusive New Year's resolution. According to usatoday.com, many Americans resolution is to get in shape, in which, sets new gym membership at an unprecedented 12 percent in January alone. But do the resolutions become a reality; do people actual meet their goals?

  • First Team band hosts holiday concert

    Dec 23, 2015

    Maj. Derrick Shaw (right), commander and conductor of the 1st Cavalry Division Band, conducts his ensemble as they perform "A Hill Country Holiday" concert Dec. 17 at the Harker Heights High School auditorium in Harker Heights, Texas. The band played hit songs by CeeLo Green, Garth Brooks, Dizzy Gillespie and a holiday classic by Leroy Anderson as more than 100 attendees listened and sung along. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Calvert, 1st Cavalry Division PAO (Released))

  • First Team band hosts holiday concert

    Dec 23, 2015

    Spc. Francis Franqui (right), a trumpet player with the 1st Cavalry Division Band, reenlists prior to the start of the band's "A Hill Country Holiday" concert Dec. 17 at the Harker Heights High School auditorium in Harker Heights, Texas. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Calvert, 1st Cavalry Division PAO (Released))

  • First Team band hosts holiday concert

    Dec 23, 2015

    Spc. Robert Wolfe turns a page in preparation to begin a new song during the 1st Cavalry Division Band's "A Hill Country Holiday" concert Dec. 17 at the Harker Heights High School auditorium in Harker Heights, Texas. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Calvert, 1st Cavalry Division PAO (Released))

  • First Team band hosts holiday concert

    Dec 23, 2015

    Sgt. Mark McMurray plays along on his euphonium during the 1st Cavalry Division Band's "A Hill Country Holiday" concert Dec. 17 at the Harker Heights High School auditorium in Harker Heights, Texas. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Calvert, 1st Cavalry Division PAO (Released))

  • First Team band hosts holiday concert

    Dec 23, 2015

    The 1st Cavalry Division Band performs during "A Hill Country Holiday" concert Dec. 17 at the Harker Heights High School auditorium in Harker Heights, Texas. The band played hit songs by CeeLo Green, Garth Brooks, Dizzy Gillespie and a holiday classic by Leroy Anderson as more than 100 attendees listened and sung along. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Calvert, 1st Cavalry Division PAO (Released))

  • First Team band hosts holiday concert

    Dec 23, 2015

    Sheets of holiday tunes sit in front of the 1st Cavalry Division Band during their "A Hill Country Holiday" concert Dec. 17 at the Harker Heights High School auditorium in Harker Heights, Texas. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Calvert, 1st Cavalry Division PAO (Released))

  • First Team band hosts holiday concert

    Dec 23, 2015

    The 1st Cavalry Division Band's brass section belts out a Christmas classic during the band's "A Hill Country Holiday" concert Dec. 17 at the Harker Heights High School auditorium in Harker Heights, Texas. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Calvert, 1st Cavalry Division PAO (Released))

  • First Team band hosts holiday concert

    Dec 23, 2015

    Staff Sgt. Aaron Johnson (left) and Sgt. Anthony Licata Jr. jam together during the 1st Cavalry Division Band's "A Hill Country Holiday" concert Dec. 17 at the Harker Heights High School auditorium in Harker Heights, Texas. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Calvert, 1st Cavalry Division PAO (Released))

  • First Team band hosts holiday concert

    Dec 23, 2015

    Spectators applaud during the 1st Cavalry Division Band's "A Hill Country Holiday" concert Dec. 17 at the Harker Heights High School auditorium in Harker Heights, Texas. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Calvert, 1st Cavalry Division PAO (Released))

  • Fort Hood bikers bring vets holiday cheer

    Dec 21, 2015

    More than 60 Soldiers, with the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, rode their motorcycles to the William R. Courtney Texas State Veterans Home, in Temple, Texas, Dec. 18, to spend time with veterans.

  • Christmas: The most wonderful, stressful time of year

    Dec 16, 2015

    As I sit in my office staring at the scantly decorated tree on my desk and listening to a barrage of classic Christmas music, I contemplate the fast-approaching holiday and all of the things I have to accomplish.

  • Greywolf Troopers go for EIB excellence

    Dec 16, 2015

    A key belief of leaders throughout the Army is the concept of setting the standard and leading from the front. In keeping with this ideology, 27 Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment "Ghost," 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division demonstrated this commitment when they vied for a chance to earn the Expert Infantryman Badge Dec. 7-11 at Fort Polk, Louisiana.

  • First Team sustainers hold symposium

    Dec 16, 2015

    The 1st Cavalry Division Sustainment Brigade "Wagonmasters" joined the First Team June 22, and have since provided logistical support to the division, Fort Hood and III Corps.

  • First Team Troopers conduct Iron Hammer Challenge

    Dec 15, 2015

    Ironhorse Troopers took on a grueling challenge to be inducted into the Order of the Iron Hammer here Dec. 10.

  • Baylor athletics, 91st Engineers build strong ties

    Dec 15, 2015

    Over the course of the past year, Fort Hood Soldiers and Baylor University athletes have conducted joint cross training in a unique program to enhance fitness for both groups.

  • Elementary students bring Fort Hood Soldiers holiday cheer

    Dec 15, 2015

    Students with Meadows Elementary School visited 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Dec. 14, 2015.

  • First Team recognizes volunteers

    Dec 10, 2015

    The room was filled with volunteers from across the division that had gathered to be recognized for their efforts.

  • Brave Rifles conduct combined arms live fire

    Dec 10, 2015

    The 3rd Cavalry Regiment conducted a troop live-fire exercise during the Brave Rifles' regimental field training exercise Dec. 7 in the training area here to prepare them for a National Training Center rotation February 2016.

  • Ironhorse leaders discuss SHARP

    Dec 9, 2015

    Preparing for their upcoming deployment to South Korea, Soldiers from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, took a break from loading equipment and gear, to focus on the Army's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Prevention program in a conference here Dec. 7.

  • Ironhorse Soldiers finish gunnery, prep for ROK

    Dec 9, 2015

    Ironhorse troopers conducted final gunnery ranges at Sugar Loaf Multi-Use Range here recently in preparation for an upcoming deployment to the Korean Peninsula.

  • Ironhorse DFAC aims for wow factor

    Dec 9, 2015

    Walking through the glass and silver doors to the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team's dinning facility, you can hear beats of the 1920's Charleston playing at a lively pace and setting the mood for the Soldiers entering on Thanksgiving Day here.

  • FORSCOM CSM visits troops at Great Place

    Dec 9, 2015

    The senior enlisted adviser from the nation's warfighting command visited Soldiers here Dec. 7-9 to discuss trends and priorities for Army leaders and to get feedback from troops.

  • 'Brave Rifles' Trooper achieves success through determination

    Dec 8, 2015

    Being a Soldier in the Army takes hard work and dedication, but for one "Brave Rifles" Trooper, it's the embodiment of a leader. Sgt. Christopher Starbuck, a cannon crew member with Battery B, Steel Squadron, 3d Cavalry Regiment knows the key to success and continuously works on self-improvement.

  • First Team participates in Salado Christmas parade

    Dec 8, 2015

    Christmas music reverberated through the downtown area here as the 1st Cavalry Division Band played and onlookers waved to Soldiers mounted on horses and saluted the 25-manned, military formation as they called cadences. These First Team Troopers participated in the 15th annual Salado Christmas Parade here Dec. 3 alongside members of the community. The parade marked the beginning of Salado's Christmas festivities.

  • Brave Rifles Trooper cooks for holiday DFAC meal

    Dec 8, 2015

    It's 11:30 p.m. The scent of cinnamon and warm apples emanate from a large industrial stove. Several busy people quickly scurry in a kitchen as preparations for a large feast begin.

  • Brave Rifles Trooper honors father's service

    Dec 8, 2015

    Five years ago, a father sent his youngest son off to the military.

  • Gold Star Mother visits son's last unit

    Dec 4, 2015

    When a child chooses to enlist in the military, there comes a day where he or she will retire or decide to leave. For some, that choice is taken away from them far too soon.

  • Brave Rifles build upon partnership with Colombian military

    Dec 4, 2015

    The 3rd Cavalry Regiment briefed command sergeants major of the Colombian army and marines and senior noncommissioned officers of their air force and navy about the capabilities of 3rd CR's Strykers here Monday.

  • 'Brave Rifles' conduct live fire training with airmen

    Dec 4, 2015

    The 3rd Cavalry Regiment recently conducted live fire training with the U.S. Air Force Weapons School for two weeks during close-air support missions on the Nevada Test and Training Range at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada.

  • Wagonmasters teach SHARP importance

    Dec 4, 2015

    Staff Sgt. Porreca Anthony, 1st Cavalry Division Sustainment Brigade, 1st Cav. Div., speaks to Soldiers about the types of sexual harassment, quid pro quo, hostile environments and direct and non-direct approaches to intervene and report during the brigade's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention run Dec. 3 at Fort Hood, Texas. (Photo by Sgt. Alon Humphrey, 1st Cav. Div. Sust. Bde. PAO, 1st Cav. Div.)

  • Thanksgiving throughout history: Greywolf dishes up helping of holiday cheer

    Dec 1, 2015

    While some Soldiers visited Families for Thanksgiving, others celebrated at the installation's dining facilities.

  • Active-duty, National Guard units foster partnership, prep for future

    Nov 30, 2015

    A lot goes into sending a brigade to a month-long exercise at the National Training Center on Fort Irwin, California, the Army's most realistic environment for commanders and their Soldiers.

  • Greywolf teams go at it on the gridiron

    Nov 26, 2015

    Leaders from across the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team came together to play a little pre-Thanksgiving flag football Nov. 24 at the Rodney J. Evans Softball Complex.

  • Army Chief of Staff's wife visits Meadows Elementary

    Nov 24, 2015

    Students and faculty members at Meadows Elementary School and 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, their Adopt-A-School partner, received a visit from a longtime friend Nov. 23. Holleyanne Milley came back to her former home for a two-day visit to the Great Place along with her husband, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, who previously served as the III Corps and Fort Hood commanding general.

  • Greywolf tank crew shoots for excellence

    Nov 20, 2015

    Against all odds, a newly assembled Fort Hood M1A2 Abrams tank crew with 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division achieved the highest scoring marks in their battalion during gunnery, earning them the title of 'Top Tank.'

  • Veterans recall Battle of Ia Drang at 50th anniversary

    Nov 18, 2015

    The Ia Drang Valley. It is among the most famous battles in the storied history of the 1st Cavalry Division and the first major battle of the Vietnam War. Veterans from the division gathered in Washington, D.C., Nov. 14, to commemorate the anniversary of the battle and pay tribute to their fallen comrades in an event hosted by the 1st Cavalry Division Association.

  • First Team shows off capabilities at Baylor

    Nov 17, 2015

    Traffic slowed to a stop just off of Interstate 35 as people flocked to exit 335B. With lights blaring at the nearby football stadium, four military aircraft soared overhead.

  • Ironhorse hosts fall fest for families

    Nov 17, 2015

    Eight-year-old Bryan Pena was excited as he walked with his family to see the horses, pumpkin-trebuchet, games and military vehicles on display during the Ironhorse brigade's "Fall Fest" here Nov. 11. The 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division held the annual event for more than 2,000 family members and friends to spend time together with their Soldiers, enjoy a few games, and learn more about military life.

  • First Team welcomes new CSM

    Nov 17, 2015

    Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Barteky, 28th senior enlisted adviser for the 1st Cavalry Division, relinquished his duties to Command Sgt. Maj. Maurice Jackson during a change of responsibility ceremony here at Cooper Field Tuesday.

  • First Team CG, CSM visit 'Hug Lady'

    Nov 12, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Michael Bills (center), commanding general of the 1st Cavalry Division, and Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Barteky (right), senior enlisted adviser for the 1st Cav. Div., present Elizabeth Laird, better known as the "Hug Lady," with a gift while visiting her at a local hospital in Killeen, Texas, Tuesday.

  • Troopers attend Salado ISD Freedom Walk

    Nov 12, 2015

    A color guard from the 1st Cavalry Division stands in front of a packed crowd of students at Salado J High School at Salado, Texas during the school's Freedom Walk Nov 10. During the event, about 50 troops from Fort Hood interacted with students and staff, while the school paid homage to both those currently serving and those who have served in the past. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Calvert, 1st Cavalry Division PAO (Released))

  • First Team remembers Medal of Honor recipient, Korean War fallen

    Nov 10, 2015

    On Nov. 2, 2015, the 1st Cavalry Division and members of the Fort Hood community honored Chaplain Kapaun and the rest of the 8th Cav. Regt. Soldiers at the Battle of Unsan, with a memorial service at the 1st Cavalry Division Museum.

  • First Team band member has birthday to remember

    Nov 10, 2015

    Spc. David Jackson, a trombone player and vocalist for the 1st Cav. Div. Band, spent his 38th birthday playing music - a day he said he will never forget.

  • Greywolf educates foreign attach├ęs on Cav operations

    Nov 9, 2015

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The Company C "Chaos," 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division here hosted military attach├ęs from more than 25 different countries Nov. 6, during their visit to military bases throughout Texas.

  • Cav unit trains with 82nd Airborne

    Oct 27, 2015

    Soldiers with Company C, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division loaded their vehicles onto railcars heading to Fort Polk, Louisiana for their upcoming rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center Oct. 20 here.

  • Cav troops re-enlist at NFL stadium

    Oct 23, 2015

    More than 30 Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division reaffirmed the Oath of Enlistment during a reenlist ceremony at AT&T Stadium here Oct. 21.

  • Texas Stars tackle Fort Hood obstacle course

    Oct 14, 2015

    Looking to build a little teamwork and camaraderie, members of the Texas Stars, an American Hockey League team, visited the Fort Hood Leaders Reaction Course Oct. 13.

  • First Team medics learn about tropical diseases

    Oct 6, 2015

    A team of experts from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, led by Col. Peter Weina, chief of research for WRNMMC, traveled to Fort Hood, Texas, Sept. 25 to teach medics and health care professionals from across the 1st Cavalry Division about diseases from tropical regions of the world. Dubbed the Tropical Medicine Course, students learned about diseases which are common to tropical areas, and their treatments. "It's kind of like weapons familiarization of tropical medicine; we are not going to make snipers out of them, but at least they know which way to point the gun," said Weina. "What we want to do is introduce them to it and sensitize them to some of the issues." (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Garett Hernandez, 1st Cavalry Division public affairs, Released)

  • First Team medics learn about tropical diseases

    Oct 6, 2015

    Maj. Chris Paolino (top left), head of clinical trials with the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, teaches medics and health care professionals from across the 1st Cavalry Division about viral hemorrhagic fevers during the Tropical Medicine Course at Fort Hood, Texas, Sept. 25. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Garett Hernandez, 1st Cavalry Division public affairs, Released)

  • Black Jack's 'Juggernaut' company builds new bonds

    Oct 5, 2015

    For the past year, Juggernaut, the Forward Support Company for 1st Battalion, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, has been involved in nearly non-stop support missions.

  • First Team's horse detachment maneuvers past competition

    Sep 30, 2015

    The 1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment competed for the first time as a team in the U.S. Cavalry Association's National Cavalry Competition. In years past, the HCD only sent a team of two to four Troopers to take part in the competition.

  • Army mom finds solace in Soldiers

    Sep 29, 2015

    FORT HOOD, Texas -Generally, mothers look forward to the day when they get to meet the little person that flipped somersaults inside them for nine months. But they could never imagine a day when they would have to bury that same child. That is the harsh reality of a special kind of mother in the military community - the Gold Star Mother.

  • 1st Cav leadership learns more about diversity

    Sep 23, 2015

    Brigade commanders and command sergeants major from across the 1st Cavalry Division came together Tuesday at the division headquarters here to discuss diversity and how to capitalize on it within the ranks.

  • Fort Hood medics demonstrate toughness, earn excellence

    Sep 22, 2015

    It was 4:30 a.m. Even the sun was still tucked away when 65 weary bodies began a grueling trek of 12 miles or 19.3 kilometers, or 63,360 feet, or 760,320 inches - tough no matter how you measure it. It was the final leg of an 11-day journey - a journey on which many embark and few achieve - the Expert Field Medical Badge.

  • Dark journeys need company, support, encouragement

    Sep 17, 2015

    His journey as a chaplain started at Fort Irwin, California. It didn't take long for him to learn that phone calls after midnight were never good. Arriving at a home after a 2 a.m. phone call, he stepped up to the screen door and looking into the house. He could see the arms a spouse were wrapped in towels and blood soaked. Seeing him, she stood up. She looked him right in the eye and said something like, "You can keep me from bleeding, but you can't keep me from dying." And then collapsed unconscious on the floor.

  • Packing ground power into an aircraft, Cav unit prepares for fast response

    Sep 16, 2015

    In an attempt to narrow their response time, Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division performed an emergency deployment response exercise Sept. 11 here.

  • Under secretary visits Cav Soldiers

    Sep 16, 2015

    Acting Under Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning spent time with the 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division and the 215th Brigade Support Battalion here Tuesday.

  • Suicide prevention means a constant invitation for help

    Sep 16, 2015

    He had received all the mandatory training and watched all the suicide prevention videos, but was not prepared when his best friend took his own life.

  • 2nd ABCT Soldiers experience the best Seoul has to offer

    Sep 13, 2015

    Nineteen Soldiers from the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, were given a two-day tour of the historic districts of Seoul courtesy of the Dongducheon City Council Sept. 3.

  • Looking for relief

    Sep 13, 2015

    In an article by Forbes magazine about 'The Most Stressful Jobs of 2014,' enlisted military personnel were declared to have the most stressful job for the last year in America. Being separated from the family members, enduring heavy physical demands, and travelling frequently were some of the reasons of why.

  • Cav troopers pound pavement on Patriot Day

    Sep 12, 2015

    At 8:46 a.m. Friday morning, cars, vans and yellow Killeen Independent School District buses filled the parking lot at Killeen High School; a scene not much different from what typically occurs every school day. Yet, 14 years ago at this very hour, a scene that will forever scar America's collective memory was playing out 1,700 miles away. American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center at 8:46 a.m. Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Military intelligence Soldiers awarded for helping deployed comrades

    Sep 10, 2015

    Standing on Cooper Field here, 20 Soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division military intelligence section received awards Sept. 3 for their actions that helped their fellow Soldiers deployed to Afghanistan.

  • 553rd CSSB Supports Local Community

    Sep 9, 2015

    Fort Hood Soldiers from the 289th Quartermaster Company, 553rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division Sustainment Brigade, 1st Cav. Div. provided military vehicles for children here during the Touch-N-Truck event Aug 28.

  • Cav finance Troopers assist ADA with redeployment

    Sep 9, 2015

    Soldiers from Detachment B, 15th Financial Management Support Unit, 1st Cavalry Division Sustainment Brigade, conducted a post-deployment travel voucher brief to approximately 500 redeploying Soldiers of the 4th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment "Renegades".

  • Dailey visits Soldiers in Texas

    Sep 2, 2015

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey visited troopers, from 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, on Fort Hood, Texas, Aug. 27. Dailey asked Soldiers about their well-being, leadership, and answered some of their questions about the future of the Army.

  • Ironhorse Brigade rises to challenge during summer training event

    Sep 2, 2015

    During 16 of the hottest days of the summer, attack aviation crews, combat engineers, dismounted infantry, military police, explosive ordnance disposal teams, tank and Bradley Fighting Vehicle crews, heavy artillery, mortar sections and many other Soldiers took part in a massive exercise in the ranges and impact areas of North Fort Hood, here from Aug. 10 to 25.

  • Cav kids earn their spurs in time for school

    Aug 31, 2015

    While most children across the country spend the last few weeks of August getting new school supplies, new clothes and preparing to advance to the next grade, one Cavalry unit added an extra item to their kids' back-to-school list - cavalry spurs.

  • Senior NCO says passion, discipline leads Soldiers to top

    Aug 24, 2015

    The pinnacle of success is exemplified in many different ways across different professions. For some, the measure of success in the enlisted Army profession comes at the achievement of earning the rank of command sergeant major.

  • Troops teach teachers a thing or two

    Aug 18, 2015

    Upon seeing Soldiers pass by, many children respond with their own brand of hero worship - eyes wide, mouths agape - as if Superman himself was on the premises.

  • Cav medics meet small helicopters

    Aug 13, 2015

    Combat medics with the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division met with a senior flight medic from the 2nd Battalion, 151st Air Ambulance to train on a smaller, more agile medical evacuation helicopter, the UH-72 Lakota Light Utility Helicopter, Aug. 4 at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, during the Exportable Combat Training Capability exercise.

  • NCO of the Year proves merit is more than just a title

    Aug 12, 2015

    "I will strive to remain technically and tactically proficient. I am aware of my role as a noncommissioned officer. I will fulfill my responsibilities inherent in that role. All Soldiers are entitled to outstanding leadership; I will provide that leadership."

  • Active duty, National Guard units partner together

    Aug 4, 2015

    Almost two years in the making, a multi-component partnership set out to execute a new idea. The 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division is working with its partner unit, the 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team, Mississippi Army National Guard in a large training exercise at Camp Shelby, Mississippi.

  • Cav unit Bradley crews remain prepared

    Aug 3, 2015

    The 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division held an M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle range July 28 here.

  • Meritorious Unit Commendation awarded to 1st Cav Headquarters

    Jul 29, 2015

    Troopers assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division Headquarters who deployed in support of the headquarters' 2014-15 mission to Kandahar, Afghanistan have been awarded the Meritorious Unit Citation.

  • Leon County showers Fort Hood unit with baby gifts

    Jul 28, 2015

    New and expecting parents within 1st Cavalry Division Artillery, 1st Cav. Div. received a helping hand from the small town of Centerville, Texas, here Friday. Centerville, which has a population of about 900 people within Leon County, donated items such as diapers, wipes and clothing for a DIVARTY-wide baby shower for Soldiers expecting a new addition to their families, or who had children within the last two years.

  • Combat medics train as they fight

    Jul 28, 2015

    The Army healthcare specialist has another name by which it is recognized by the general public. The combat medic. These Soldiers are trained to perform all the tasks of an emergency medical technician and more, all while under enemy fire. The job is intense, and their training must reflect that intensity.

  • Fort Hood Soldier represents Army at national taekwondo championships

    Jul 15, 2015

    AUSTIN, Texas -- As hundreds of the nation's top taekwondo athletes gathered here to compete for the title of "National Champion" July 8, one competitor stood tall with the weight of Fort Hood and the U.S. Army on his shoulders.

  • Tanker earns Fort Hood Soldier of the Year honors

    Jul 15, 2015

    An M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tank crewman and Missoula, Montana, native took home the crown as the Fort Hood Soldier of the Year June 26 and took second place as the III Corps and Fort Hood Best Warrior Competition Soldier of the Year.

  • Tanker earns Fort Hood Soldier of the Year honors

    Jul 14, 2015

    An M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tank crewman and Missoula, Montana, native took home the crown as the Fort Hood Soldier of the Year June 26, and took second place as the III Corps and Fort Hood Best Warrior Competition Soldier of the Year.

  • Greywolf Soldiers test potential upgrades to combat vehicles

    Jul 8, 2015

    Soldiers recently tested a new capability to be installed into existing armored vehicles to give troopers inside a 360-degree picture of what's going on around them.

  • First Team marks 50 years since airmobile activation

    Jul 8, 2015

    FORT BENNING, Georgia -- It had been nearly 50 year to the day since the last time many of them had stood on the field at Doughboy Stadium. Fifty years ago on July 3, 1965, the men were young Troopers in the newly activated 1st Squadron, 9th Air Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), standing in formation as their commander, Lt. Col. John Stockton, reviewed the troops from horseback, wearing his iconic, black "Cav Hat". "Little did we realize that 50 years -- plus a day -- that such a legendary organization was being born," said retired Lt. Col. Billy Williams, a former member of the "Bullwhip Squadron" who spoke during a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the unit's activation July 2, here.

  • Team aids global response force mission

    Jul 2, 2015

    On the heels of a successful exercise rotation at the National Training Center on Fort Irwin, California, troopers, from 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team "Greywolf," 1st Cavalry Division, assumed the mission as part of the global response force, June 25.

  • Trooper reflects on 43 years of selfless service

    Jun 29, 2015

    When Jeanne Pace graduated from Lakes High School in Tacoma, Washington in 1972, a recruiter approached her, offering a quick option to enroll in college, honor a minimal commitment, and then exit the military within three years.

  • 2ABCT's Mustangs prepare to fight tonight

    Jun 26, 2015

    The Soldiers of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division have spent the last month crossing the Pacific Ocean to assume their posts among the camps bordering the Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea. Their arrival signals the end of an era as the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team deactivates after 50 years of service in South Korea to make way for the Cavalry Soldiers.

  • Logistics Soldiers prepare for Ironhorse Challenge, NTC

    Jun 23, 2015

    As the tankers, infantrymen, artillerymen, cavalry scouts and other warfighters of the 1st ABCT brigade prepare for gunneries and major summer exercises, logistics Soldiers are also quietly preparing.

  • Chairman hosts town halls with troops, Families; discusses threats, budget, diversity at Hood

    Jun 23, 2015

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- With less than 100 days remaining in his final term as the 18th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, spent a full day here interacting with Soldiers and their Families, and thanking them for their service and sacrifice, June 19.

  • 'Brave Rifles' recognize new engineer squadron with activation ceremony

    Jun 22, 2015

    More than 100 Soldiers gathered to attend the Regimental Engineer Squadron "Pioneer", 3d Cavalry Regiment activation ceremony held June 16 at Starker Gym on post.

  • West Point cadets join Cav unit in test of will

    Jun 19, 2015

    For many college students, the opportunity to spend time shadowing those who do the jobs they hope to hold upon graduation is a chance not to be missed.

  • Storied company guidon from Vietnam finds way home

    Jun 16, 2015

    The small company flag - known in the military as a guidon - flew over an airmobile infantry company of 160 Soldiers during some of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War.

  • Cav unit dedicates room to Vietnam vet, 9/11 hero

    Jun 16, 2015

    The 68th Annual 1st Cavalry Division Reunion provided a remarkable opportunity to link the Soldiers of the present with heroes of the past, even those long passed on.

  • First Team celebrates Cav Week

    Jun 16, 2015

    Luzon. Unsan. Ia Drang. Wadi al Batin. Sadr City. Kandahar.