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  • 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.

  • Joe Galloway joins First Team Troopers for 'We Were Soldiers' screening

    Jun 15, 2015

    The legendary Battle of Ia Drang during the Vietnam War is famous across the U.S. Army, especially among the Troopers of the 1st Cavalry Division. But only a few individuals, including journalist Joe Galloway, can claim to have actually been there.

  • Blacksmiths earn distinguished unit title

    Jun 12, 2015

    FORT HOOD, Texas - The 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division's own 215th Brigade Support Battalion "Blacksmiths" was recently named the Distinguished Unit of the Quartermaster Regiment.

  • 1st Cav to host Cav Week

    Jun 11, 2015

    The 1st Cavalry Division will be hosting "CAV Week" - a weeklong celebration marking both the 240th U.S. Army birthday and the division's 68th annual reunion.

  • 1st Cavalry Division celebrates 240th Army Birthday

    Jun 11, 2015

    To the Troopers and Families of the 1st Cavalry Division, Today we celebrate the 240th birthday of our Army and honor the dedicated and professional service to this nation and its citizens since 1775, before the birth of our country.

  • New mobile SHARP app brings info to troops' fingertips

    Jun 10, 2015

    There is a new Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention application for mobile devices, which is using state-of-the-art technology to help troops.

  • Command teams recieve first-hand experience during local police ride-along program

    Jun 1, 2015

    Harker Heights and Killeen law enforcement personnel escorted military leaders to various venues where Soldiers spend time in the evenings and weekends, as part of the 1st Cavalry Division Leadership Ride-Along Program.

  • Standout paralegal Soldier draws on Samoan heritage

    Jun 1, 2015

    In her first year in the Army, Pfc. Theresa Laufasa is already getting noticed after winning the Paralegal Soldier of the Quarter competition for the 1st Cavalry Division Office of the Staff Judge Advocate in March.

  • 1st Cav. DIVARTY: First time in 'The Box'

    May 29, 2015

    1st Cavalry Division Artillery is the first DIVARTY in the box.

  • A Memorial Day message from the 1st Cavalry Division

    May 21, 2015

    To the Troopers, and Families of the 1st Cavalry Division, Memorial Day is an American tradition that unofficially marks the beginning of summer. It is generally received with the opening of pools, backyard barbeques, and the cherished memories of good times spent in the company of family and friends. More importantly, this holiday represents a time to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the defense of our country.

  • The long journey home

    May 18, 2015

    A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter shudders against the strong winds, and some of its passengers get a bit nervous. Even so, the two crewmen sitting behind the pilots remain unnerved. Perhaps they had nerves of steel or were accustomed to the turbulence, or perhaps they were just intensely focused on their mission - going home. The 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade "Warriors," 1st Cavalry Division flew various types of aircraft back to Fort Hood, Texas, after completing their National Training Center rotation at Fort Irwin, California, May 11.

  • Greywolf Brigade builds team, breaks enemy

    May 16, 2015

    Teamwork, dedication and time are three essentials that leaders from the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team "Greywolf," 1st Cavalry Division sought and used to their benefit in planning and carrying out what many have hailed as an enormous victory in troop training at the U.S. Army's National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California.

  • Standout Ironhorse leaders receive Red Newman Award

    May 13, 2015

  • Greywolf competes for best scout team

    May 13, 2015

    In every career field, some individuals rise to the top and come to represent the pinnacle of success in that arena. Physicists have Albert Einstein. Chefs have James Beard. And journalists have the likes of Ernie Pyle and Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware. Cavalry scouts are no exception. The consummate cavalry scout is exemplified in the person of Command Sgt. Maj. William "Joe" Gainey, and the consummate cav scout squad is exemplified in the competition that bears his name. Six of Greywolf's own troopers from 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division competed for the coveted honor at Fort Benning, Georgia, May 4 through 8.

  • 3-82 Field Artillery "Red Dragons" Regiment re-designates as 3-16 Field Artillery "Rolling Thunder"

    May 12, 2015

    3rd Battalion of the 82nd Field Artillery Regiment colors were cased during a re-designation ceremony May 5 on Cooper Field here. Immediately following colors casing, the unit reflagged as 3rd Battalion of the 16th Field Artillery Regiment.

  • 3rd Cav trooper volunteers with "Buster the Tank Dog"

    May 12, 2015

    Staff Sgt. Jason Mueller, a San Diego native and Soldier assigned to Headquarters Troop, 3rd Squadron, "Thunder" 3rd Cavalry Regiment, volunteered with his therapy-dog "Buster" at Williams Elementary School's "Literacy Night" held May 4 in Georgetown, Texas.

  • Black Jack Soldier awarded the Purple Heart

    May 11, 2015

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- On New Year's Eve, 2013, while the band Train was performing a cover of John Lennon's "Imagine" in front of a massive crowd in Times Square, 1st Lt. Travis Fugate was on Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, returning to work after a quick meal. That's when the rockets struck. Just over a year after being wounded by the indirect fire, now Capt. Fugate, was awarded the Purple Heart in a ceremony May 1 on Cooper Field here.

  • Ironhorse leaders hone skills before gunnery, NTC rotation

    May 11, 2015

    Company and battalion commanders from across 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team "Ironhorse," 1st Cavalry Division, spent four days in their tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles conducting decisive action training in preparation for the brigade's upcoming rotation at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California.

  • Kandahar continues to improve integration of women in society, security forces; still work to do

    May 10, 2015

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - As Soldiers and officers of both the 1st Cavalry and 101st Airborne Divisions continue to operate under the Resolute Support mission in Train, Advise, Assist, Command - South, advisors have observed improvements relating to the integration of women in Afghan governance and society, as well as the security forces as a whole.

  • First Cavalry Division to Host CAV Week

    May 6, 2015

    The First Cavalry Division will hold Cav week from 8-14 June at Fort Hood, TX.

  • Afghan operations in Zabul province

    May 6, 2015

  • Love: Does a family good

    May 6, 2015

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Piled into a van and driving in front of the III Corps headquarters, where the biggest flag on post flies daily, a bugle sounds retreat through the loudspeakers. Soldiers and Family members exit their vehicles and render respect as the flag is lowered. A little girl looks around and witnesses all of the uniformed Soldiers scattered around standing at attention and saluting. She starts to cry. "That's Zoe," said Chaplain (Capt.) Jonathan Secrest, chaplain for the 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. "She is perhaps our most sensitive child. She is very in tune with her emotions. The scene was just so powerful with her." Zoe is one of the six Secrest children. Each child has a unique personality, but what they all have in common is the unique connection that came when Secrest and his wife Stacey adopted them all.

  • Greywolf Troopers train in 'The Box'

    May 6, 2015

  • Families, community celebrate Molly Pitcher Day

    May 6, 2015

    Families and community members got a glimpse into Army Artillery May 2 during a traditional event Cold Springs Multipurpose Range Complex to celebrate an Artillery legend and famous military spouse.

  • Train like we fight: Cav brigade hones skills in realistic scenarios

    May 5, 2015

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. -- A Soldier stares through his windshield to focus on the vehicle in front of him. As he reaches a long, slow turn, he glances at his side view mirror to see a convoy of armored tactical vehicles behind him. He turns his head back to the windshield and an explosion erupts right next to his vehicle. It is a simulated improvised explosive device, placed there to test the Soldiers' ability to react in just such a situation. This is one of many training scenarios these Soldiers will experience in the coming days.

  • Summer Safety Message

    May 1, 2015

    Temperatures are rising and Soldiers will be challenged as they execute both on and off-duty activities. Privately owned vehicle (POV) operations, recreational water activities and seasonal conditions account for the majority of summer accidents and injuries. This fiscal year, four Ill Corps Soldiers have perished in POV-4 (automobile) accidents; two others died in POV-2 (motorcycle) accidents. Recently a Fort Hood Soldier drowned in a local lake attempting to retrieve his boat. Several heat injuries have been reported.

  • Cavalry scouts, artillerymen and attack aviation take on combined arms live fire exercise

    May 1, 2015

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- With the "enemy" degraded and isolated, but expecting reinforcements, Cavalry scouts maneuvered into nearby observation posts to begin a four-day maneuver -- shooter combined arms live fire exercise April 21.

  • Temple elementary students get glimpse into Army jobs

    May 1, 2015

    TEMPLE, Texas -- Third, fourth and fifth-graders at Pirtle Elementary School got to learn about a few jobs in the Army, and don Army gear, as part of the school's annual career day April 24.

  • Soldiers lead Baylor football players through Army training

    Apr 29, 2015

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- College football training doesn't usually involve Army obstacle courses and room clearing, but it did for 30 Baylor University football players April 25, when they made the short trek from Waco, Texas.

  • Operation Atlantic Resolve: a year in review

    Apr 29, 2015

    April 23, 2015, marked the one year anniversary of the announcement to begin a series of exercises now known as Operation Atlantic Resolve.

  • Ironhorse leaders learn logistics is key to victory

    Apr 28, 2015

    Logisticians from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team "Ironhorse," 1st Cavalry Division, led classes April 21 to 22 to familiarize company and battalion leaders with the importance of proper sustainment planning and preparation.

  • 'Brave Rifles' Troopers recognized with valorous awards during ceremony

    Apr 28, 2015

  • First Team spouses take part in Cavalry tradition

    Apr 28, 2015

    Soldiers leave home early in the morning for physical training or "PT," and get home late in the evening, but spouses sometimes have only a vague idea what they are doing all day.

  • Major Afghan military operation underway in country's southeast

    Apr 28, 2015

    Multiple Afghan National Defense and security forces units are in the midst of a large-scale operation in the country's southeastern areas in a coordinated attack on anti-government forces' historical safe havens.

  • Phantom Warriors honor Soldiers, spouses at Saint George's Day Ball

    Apr 27, 2015

    KILLEEN, Texas -- More than 600 Soldiers, civilians, and friends of Fort Hood gathered at the Killeen Civic Center to celebrate the patron saint of armor during the Saint Georges's Day Ball, hosted by III Corps, here April 23.

  • Brave Rifles Ranger-team reflects on elite soldier competition

    Apr 27, 2015

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition is a test of physical endurance and mental wits. Many will compete, but only a few teams will actually complete the grueling 62-hour event. The competition was started in 1982 and continues today as one of the U.S. Army's elite endurance competitions. The easy option for most teams is to stop when they feel like they can't push themselves any farther, but for two infantrymen from the 3d Cavalry Regiment, quitting was never an option.

  • First Team troopers compete for top title

    Apr 27, 2015

    "Competition is always important," said Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Barteky, 1st Cavalry Division command sergeant major.

  • Black Jack Soldier competes for 1st CAV NCO of the Year

    Apr 27, 2015

    After a year of competition within the subordinate brigades, the 1st Cavalry Division of Fort Hood held its Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition, April 14 to 17.

  • Country music artist Trace Adkins visits Train, Advise, Assist Command - South

    Apr 24, 2015

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan --Kandahar Airfield recently welcomed a guest performer who is no stranger to the military.

  • Cav unit schools ROTC cadets in resiliency

    Apr 24, 2015

    Andrew Lane, an Atlanta native and an ROTC cadet at the University of Texas, participates in a performance enhancement class taught by a team of instructors at the Resiliency Campus April 15 at Fort Hood, Texas. "I didn't know the Army had a place like this on post," said Lane, a cadet. "My hopes are that by using these resources I can keep my first unit healthy and ready." (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Brandon Banzhaf, 3rd ABCT PAO, 1st Cavalry Division)

  • Cav unit schools ROTC cadets in resiliency

    Apr 24, 2015

    Capt. Jason Norwood, a Moorestown, N.J., native, and commandant for the Fort Hood Resiliency Campus gives ROTC cadets from the University of Texas a tour of the facilities and resources the campus has to offer April 15 at Fort Hood, Texas. The cadets traveled to Fort Hood as a part of their partnership with the 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Brandon Banzhaf, 3rd ABCT PAO, 1st Cavalry Division)

  • Cav unit schools ROTC cadets in resiliency

    Apr 24, 2015

    ROTC cadets from the University of Texas listen to a brief as they try to learn what resources the Army provides to leaders and Soldiers with regard to resiliency April 15 at Fort Hood, Texas. The cadets were introduced to tools that are available on all installations. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Brandon Banzhaf, 3rd ABCT PAO, 1st Cavalry Division)

  • Cav troopers arrive in Cali

    Apr 24, 2015

    While most of the Soldiers on Fort Hood snoozed away comfortably in their beds, the last of 5,000 Soldiers arrived at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California, for NTC rotation 15-07 April 18.

  • Cav kid earns elite NASA opportunity

    Apr 24, 2015

    Among parents some sentiments are fairly universal, like the desire to see their children excel in academics, sports and extracurricular activities. Or the desire to see their children set challenging goals for themselves and then achieve them. Or even the simple desire to see their children happy. One 1st Cavalry Division Family has recently seen all of these wants become reality.

  • Cav troopers cheer on Ride 2 Recovery

    Apr 23, 2015