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  • 1st Cavalry Div. takes RC-S reins from 4th Inf. Div.

    Jul 8, 2014

    America's First Team took charge of Regional Command-South from the "Steadfast and Loyal" Ivy Division in a transfer of authority ceremony on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, July 7, 2014.

  • 1st Cavalry female leads crew to historic 'Top Gun' gunnery title

    Jul 8, 2014

    Maj. Chrissy Cook made history in the 1st Cavalry Division two weeks ago when she led her Bradley crew to "Top Gun" status during gunnery, making her the first female Bradley commander to do so.

  • 1st Cav reaches out, reinforces community connections

    Jul 8, 2014

    The 1st Cavalry Division's command team engaged community leaders across central Texas during May and June, with the goal of re-establishing old connections, educating area leaders on 1st Cav. Div. operations, and thanking the cities and towns for their support.

  • Ironhorse live fire exercise

    Jul 8, 2014

    Artillery rounds pounded the impact zone while Apache attack helicopters and tanks engaged targets down range. Dismounted infantry maneuvered through the wood line as their Bradleys provided covering fire. The 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, along with partnered forces from Georgia and Romania, conducted a combined arms live fire exercise at the Grafenwoehr live fire training complex, here, June 27.

  • Stepping up; female mechanic loads tank during gunnery

    Jul 8, 2014

    In the Army's combat maneuver forces there is a common understanding that anyone could be called upon to step up and fill someone else's role at a moment's notice. Fire team leaders may need to lead the squad or a tank gunner might be called upon to command a tank.

  • Regional Command South Independence Day Ceremony

    Jul 5, 2014

    Deployed servicemembers participated in an Independence Day ceremony the evening of the 4th of July in Regional Command South. It was a ceremony of prayer, history and words from leaders of 4th Infantry Division. Available in high definition.

  • 1st Cavalry Division Arrives on Kandahar Airfield

    Jul 5, 2014

    Members of 1st Cavalry Division arrive at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, to replace 4th Infantry Division in Regional Command South. Also available in high definition.

  • 'Black Jack' activates former battalion, says farewell to one more

    Jul 5, 2014

    The 8th Brigade Engineer Battalion "Trojan Horse" returned to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team "Black Jack," 1st Cavalry Division, during an activation ceremony at Black Jack Field here June 17.

  • Sun City residents show Fort Hood Soldiers support, appreciation for service

    Jul 5, 2014

    More than 100 Fort Hood Soldiers attended the 2014 Sun City Texas "Thanks to the Troops" Vet - AM Golf Tournament at White Wings Golf Course in the Sun City community, Georgetown, Texas June 26.

  • 1st Cav band, Central Texas honor freedom with concert

    Jul 2, 2014

    As if on cue, the audience fell silent and stood to their feet as the 1st Cavalry Division Honor Guard presented the U.S. flag. Shortly after, music echoed throughout the auditorium.

  • First Team commander adds second star

    Jun 30, 2014

    Family and friends from near and afar witnessed Maj. Gen. Michael Bills, commanding general of the 1st Cavalry Division, add his second star during a promotion ceremony on Cooper Field here June 27.

  • First Team commander engages unit command teams

    Jun 30, 2014

    The 1st Cavalry Division commander hosted a luncheon with the battalion command teams throughout the division at Club Hood June 23 to discuss his top priorities.

  • 1BCT Soldiers return from European journey

    Jun 30, 2014

  • Asking the hard questions

    Jun 26, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- "My two basic responsibilities will always be uppermost in my mind -- accomplishment of my mission and the welfare of my Soldiers … I know my Soldiers and I will always place their needs above my own." These lines from The Creed of the Noncommissioned Officer emphasize one major leadership concept Soldiers begin learning upon arrival at Basic Combat Training -- looking after each other. Sometimes ensuring a Soldier's overall well-being means leaders and battle buddies must go the extra mile and even dive into sensitive subjects headfirst if they sense something may be wrong.

  • Army announces 33,000 positions now available to women

    Jun 20, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh signed a directive authorizing more opportunities for women to serve in a wider range of roles within the Army profession.

  • Excellence in Cavalry challenges Phantom Recon troops

    Jun 17, 2014

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo (June 12, 2014) -- Noise was their enemy and silence was their ally as Soldiers tested during the Excellence in Cavalry competition held at Camp Bondsteel, which tested them on their knowledge of their cavalry occupational specialty, June 10-12. The three-day event had Soldiers from 2nd Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment, running steep hills, calling for simulated artillery fire, and using camouflage to blend into the surrounding vegetation, as they tested their proficiency in cavalry scout skills.

  • How to report a crime to Army CID: '1-844-ARMY- CID' released

    Jun 17, 2014

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as CID, continues its campaign to combat crime in the Army by adding a new toll-free telephone number, 1-844-ARMY-CID (844-276-9243), designed to be easy to remember allowing Soldiers, civilians and family members to report a crime 24/7.

  • Grandson, community honor 'First Team' Medal of Honor trooper's sacrifice with Valor Walk

    Jun 12, 2014

    It was 64 years ago in 1950, when John Peña's grandfather, Master Sgt. Mike C. Peña, the platoon leader with Company F, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, paid the ultimate sacrifice near Waegwan, Korea, as he held back advancing North Korean Soldiers to save his troops.

  • Fort Hood Resiliency Campus re-launched, new facility unveiled

    Jun 10, 2014

    Fort Hood, Texas, recommitted to readiness and resilience for Soldiers, families and civilians during a ceremony June 3, 2014, that marked the re-launch of the post's Resiliency Campus and the unveiling of the Soldier and Family Fit Facility.

  • Exercise Saber Strike 14 demonstrates international cooperation

    Jun 10, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe and its regional partners in the Baltic region kicked off a joint, multi-national military exercise called "Saber Strike," June 9, 2014, at the Adazi Training Area in Latvia.

  • Ironhorse Brigade shares gunnery skills with Estonian chief of defence

    Jun 9, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Riho Terras, Estonia's chief of defense, experienced gunnery at live fire ranges with the 2nd Battalion "Thunderhorse," 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team "Ironhorse," 1st Cavalry Division, during a visit to Fort Hood, June 9. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Paige Behringer, 1BCT PAO, 1st Cav. Div.)

  • First Team, community come together

    May 29, 2014

  • Cav spouse emerges victorious from personal struggle

    May 29, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- With every step and every lap around the track at Robert M. Shoemaker High School in Killeen, Texas, one 1st Cavalry Division spouse closed an arduous and emotional chapter of her life.

  • Behind the goggles at BLORA

    May 28, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas --A cartoon sun smiles from yellow signs leading the way along North Nolan Road to a Central Texas summertime hangout, Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area. The major attraction at this oasis of fun is the lake itself, featuring a sandy authorized swimming area, Sierra Beach. In order to provide Soldiers, Families and the community surrounding Fort Hood with a safe place to swim and cool off from May to October, around 30 Soldiers assigned to the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team "Ironhorse," 1st Cavalry Division, are standing watch over Sierra Beach's shore for the summer of 2014.

  • Battalion readies for deactivation

    May 27, 2014

    Due to a realignment of the Army, the 1st Battalion, 21st Field Artillery Regiment, 41st Field Artillery Brigade, will deactivate June 12.

  • NATO forces train for multinational future during Combined Resolve II

    May 22, 2014

    Multinational military exercise Combined Resolve II, being conducted at the Joint Multinational Training Command in Hohenfels and Grafenwoehr Training Areas, Germany, from May 15 to June 30, 2014, with more than 4,000 participants, includes military personnel from Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and the U.S.

  • McHugh's attention on regionally aligned forces at Combined Resolve II

    May 20, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh focused on the implementation of U.S. Army Europe's regionally aligned forces concept while observing Soldiers and NATO and European partners at exercise Combined Resolve II at the U.S. Army's Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, May 17, 2014.

  • CSM Akuna presents certificate to young fan of DivWest "A" patch

    May 20, 2014

    First Army Division West's Command Sgt. Maj. Patrick K. Akuna Jr., right, presents a Commander's Certificate to Antonio "Tony" F. Laguna, center, son of 115th Brigade Support Battalion's Sgt. Frank Laguna and wife, Candace, on Fort Hood, Texas, May 16.

  • Pass or fail, EFMB candidates endure tough training

    May 20, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- More than 200 Fort Hood Soldiers, around two-dozen from the 1st Brigade Combat Team "Ironhorse," 1st Cavalry Division spent 10 days working through their own limitations to find out what it takes to become an expert in their field. From May 10 through 20, Soldiers in medical professions endured pouring rain, mud, a challenging land navigation course, three Combat Testing Lanes, a written test and a 12-mile ruck march during training and testing for the Expert Field Medical Badge.

  • B/2-5 and Albanians urban assault

    May 19, 2014

  • Secretary McHugh visits for Capabilities Day

    May 19, 2014

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh focused on the implementation of U.S. Army Europe's regionally aligned forces concept while observing Soldiers and NATO and European partners at exercise Combined Resolve II.

  • Lithuanians and MWD

    May 19, 2014

  • Combined Resolve II opens with display on multi-national capabilities

    May 18, 2014

    As a prelude to exercise Combined Resolve II, the Joint Multinational Readiness Center hosted a Capabilities Day, May 17, as a way of developing technical and tactical interoperability among NATO and partner-nation forces in Europe.

  • From railhead to motor pool

    May 5, 2014

  • Parsberg Railhead

    May 5, 2014

  • Lancers go back to school for career day

    May 2, 2014

    BELTON, Texas -- Six Soldiers assigned to the 2nd Battalion"Lancer," 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team "Ironhorse," 1st Cavalry Division took one Army value, selfless service, to a new level while conducting a mission in a special area of operations. Two combat medics, a mechanic, a sniper, a tanker and a cavalry scout made the 25-minute journey from Fort Hood to Joe M. Pirtle Elementary School in Belton, Texas, to showcase their skills in support of their adopted school's career day.

  • Personal approach pivotal to sexual assault prevention

    Apr 10, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 10, 2014) -- Few topics weigh heavier on an Army leader's mind these days than sexual harassment and assault.

  • Fort Hood shooting victims honored at memorial ceremony

    Apr 10, 2014

    A memorial service for Sgt. 1st Class Daniel M. Ferguson, Staff Sgt. Carlos A. Lazaney-Rodriguez, and Sgt. Timothy W. Owens, who were killed in the April 2 shooting tragedy on Fort Hood, was held in front of the III Corps headquarters building April 9.

  • Brigade welcomes new command team

    Apr 7, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas --The sound of cannons firing and horses galloping could be heard across Cooper Field as the 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division said farewell to its leader and welcomed two new leaders to the Ironhorse family April 7 here. Col. Steve Gilland, a native of Rock Island, Ill., and the outgoing Ironhorse commander, relinquished command to Col. John DiGiambattista, an Anaheim, Calif., native and the incoming brigade commander during a change of command ceremony.

  • Engineer battalion sports new colors for new leader

    Apr 4, 2014

    The 91st "Saber" Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1st Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, held a reflagging and change of responsibility ceremony March 26 at Fort Hood, Texas. The 1st "Centurion" Brigade Special Troops Battalion was constituted as the 91st BEB and was officially reflagged. On the same day, Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel O'Brien, Saber's outgoing senior noncommissioned officer, handed the reins over to Command Sgt. Maj. Derek Cuvellier.

  • Engineers role redefined in changing Army

    Mar 31, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Army engineers are entering a new era by making their way into specialized battalions in an effort to better support brigade combat teams in the future. The transition kicked off in October, transforming brigade special troops battalions across the Army into brigade engineer battalions. The 91st "Saber" Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division recently completed its transition, making the unit a topic of discussion during Engineer Week, March 31 to April 3 here.

  • A first time for everything -- including NTC

    Mar 27, 2014

    The National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., smack-dab in the middle of a vast expanse of the Mojave Desert, provides a multitude of training opportunities, which are unlike anything else in Army.

  • Cav Trooper takes unique opportunity to remember fallen Soldier

    Mar 26, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- After 25 years, one Soldier was afforded the opportunity of a lifetime as he flew among clouds above a vast desert in a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter, looking out the window for something near to his heart at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif., March 2. During his unit's rotation to NTC, 1st Lt. Robert Wilson III searched an area known as Refrigerator Gap for the site of a 25 year-old helicopter crash. The goal of the search wasn't simply to locate the site of a training accident involving the same type of helicopter carrying him over the windy desert that day, but to find the memorial to someone the Austin, Texas, native barely knew -- his father.

  • First Team welcomes new commander

    Mar 6, 2014

    Friends, Families and Troopers gathered on 1st Cavalry Division's Cooper Field to witness the reins of America's First Team change hands.

  • Cav field artillery return home, uncase colors after Afghanistan deployment

    Mar 6, 2014

  • Human Resources Command comes to Fort Hood, discusses new evaluations with officers

    Mar 3, 2014

    As the Army continues to make changes, one change will directly affect officers starting April 1 of this year -- the revision of the Officer Evaluation Reporting system.

  • Apache Gunship from 1st Calvary Division conducts route recon near Bagram Air Field

    Feb 28, 2014

    Apache Gunship from 1st Calvary Division conducts route recon near Bagram Air Field

  • Preparing for an overhaul

    Feb 27, 2014

    One-by-one vehicles rolled through the gate of the 589th Brigade Support Battalion motor pool, here, en route to the temporary location Jan. 13

  • Cavalry adds maneuver power

    Feb 24, 2014

    Engines roared, breaking the morning silence as exhaust fumes filled the foggy air.

  • First Team engineer receives Purple Heart

    Feb 24, 2014

  • Soldiers headed to the National Training Center for the first time

    Feb 18, 2014

    Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery, Task Force Pegasus Fires, will be spending the next 30 days at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif. or the "sand box" as it is called by some Soldiers.

  • Fort Hood Garrison Command hosts 2014 Chili Cook-off

    Feb 18, 2014

    Under clear skies, a cool breeze flowed through the open bay at the Central Fire Station here as 18 various on-post organizations took part in the 2014 Fort Hood Garrison Command Chili Cook-off Feb. 13.

  • 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery Regiment railhead operations

    Feb 12, 2014

    Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery Regiment, Task Force Pegasus Fires, work to load vehicles onto a flat train car at the Fort Hood railhead, Jan. 30. The vehicles will be shipped to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., Jan. 30.

  • Troopers compete in combat livesaver games

    Feb 12, 2014

    The teams from 1st Battalion, 21st Field Artillery Regiment, Task Force Pegasus Fires take part in the battalion's combat lifesaver warrior games, Dec. 10.

  • Chaplains recognize faithful member

    Feb 10, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Her delicate fingers unfold the linen, draping it across the table and smoothing out the edges. Steady hands carefully fill the glass pitcher, to avoid spilling any of the symbolic communion wine.

  • III Corps completes mission in Afghanistan, returns to the waiting arms of family and friends in TX

    Feb 10, 2014

    Soldiers with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, III Corps, walked into a room full of cheers, hugs and tears in the III Corps Headquarters building on Fort Hood Feb. 9 after completing a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan.

  • 3rd BCT, 1st Cav verifies signal equipment

    Feb 6, 2014

    The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted a validation of all their High Capacity Line of Sight teams Jan. 27 at Fort Hood, Texas.The week long exercise enabled the teams to get more familiar with their HCLOS systems and ensure the equipment is mission ready.

  • Heavy armor returns to Europe to support rotational forces

    Jan 31, 2014

    More than 50 U.S. Army M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tanks and M2A3/M3A3 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles rolled into the Grafenwoehr Training Area this week as the final shipment of the European Activity Set.

  • 1st Air Cav warrant officer puts others before self, volunteers to better community

    Jan 31, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Being a Soldier and a single mother of two, some might say she has her work cut out for her.

  • Cav unit gets more gear rolling from Texas to California

    Jan 29, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- With each passing week, trains, planes and automobiles are moving the 1st �"Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division across the country one piece at a time. Recently, 1st BCT Soldiers kicked off the big move for the upcoming rotation to the National Training Center by preparing shipping containers for rail transport.

  • Greywolf Troops battle for NCO, Soldier of the Quarter

    Jan 23, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Standing in front of a door in his Army Service Uniform, a Soldier raises his hand to knock. In that brief second before he commits, he pauses. Will he be able to maintain his military bearing, answer all questions correctly and sound off with a confident voice? He takes a deep breath and deliberately strikes the door three times. From inside the room, a deep voice says, "Enter."

  • Cav Soldiers complete mission, return home

    Jan 22, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Families gathered on Cooper Field, Jan. 21 and 22 to welcome home Soldiers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, upon successful completion of their mission in Afghanistan.

  • Spartan artillerymen conduct live fire

    Jan 18, 2014

    Soldiers of 1st Platoon, Battery A, 4th Battalion 25th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division conducted a live fire exercise Jan. 15 on their M119 and M777 howitzers. The soldiers shown here are preparing their M199 howitzer to fire as they await a fire mission. The 4th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment is deployed to Afghanistan with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team as part of their advise and assist mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Black Jack Soldiers, Families reunite

    Jan 15, 2014

  • Cavalry Troops prepare for 1,400-mile Californian journey

    Jan 14, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Caravans of cargo flatbeds began lining motor pools of the 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, from Jan. 13 to 16, here. In a combined effort, Company A, 115th "Muleskinner" Brigade Support Battalion of the Ironhorse Bde. along with the 297th "Ghostriders" Inland Cargo Transfer Company, 180th Transportation Bn., 4th Sustainment Bde., 13th Sustainment Command began the process of preparing more than 100 shipping containers for movement to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • Hammer suits up for CBRN training

    Jan 10, 2014

    Soldiers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters "Hammer" Company, 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division conducted CBRN training to refresh Soldiers on the proper use and donning of joint service lightweight integrated suit technology protective gear in preparation for Ironhorse's upcoming rotation to the National Training Center.

  • Czech Army trains non-lethal

    Dec 20, 2013

    By U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Johnathan Hoover 2nd BCT, 1st Cav. Div. PAO PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Dec. 14, 2013) --The United States Army is re-emphasizing the use of non-lethal weapons and the other countries are taking notice.

  • Dragons honor Soldiers, spouses at Saint Barbara's Day Ball

    Dec 19, 2013

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- "To the King of Battle!" This response to a toast proposed to the U.S. field artillery roared throughout the banquet hall during the Saint Barbara's Day Ball, recently hosted by the 1st "Dragon" Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, in Killeen, Texas. At the ball, Soldiers, spouses and distinguished guests dressed their best and paid tribute to Saint Barbara, the patron saint of field artillery.

  • Ironhorse chaplain fulfills higher calling through Army service

    Dec 16, 2013

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Soldiers choose to serve for any number of reasons, whether to support their families, to follow in a relative's footsteps, to make a better life for themselves, or simply to ensure a better life is possible for other Americans. One Ironhorse Soldier chose the path of service for a different reason. Maj. Marshall Coen, the chaplain for the 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, made the decision to pursue a career in the Army, because he felt a higher power needed him to serve not only as a Soldier, but as a chaplain.

  • Central Texas teams up to make Soldier's holiday season memorable

    Dec 11, 2013

    From shiny bicycles to baby dolls and trucks, an array of toys make the list of wants for children of all ages.

  • HSC wraps gifts, raises funds

    Dec 11, 2013

  • HHBN hosts cookies with Santa party

    Dec 11, 2013

  • Winter's Unseen Trap

    Dec 11, 2013

    As an officer and aviator in the U.S. Army, I -- like most of you -- have been exposed to a significant amount of safety training. We've all learned that the unseen hazard is oftentimes the most dangerous. For example, Field Manual 3-04.301(1-301), Aeromedical Training for Flight Personnel, highlights Type I (unrecognized) spatial disorientation as the most dangerous because the hapless aviator has no idea they are disoriented, and thus, takes no action to correct the danger facing them. Carbon monoxide is similarly insidious. Whether it is exhaust leaking into your vehicle, or perhaps a propane heater warming a tent, carbon monoxide takes its prey with no warning. However, this article is not about spatial disorientation or carbon monoxide. There is another hazard that's similarly treacherous and just as veiled. Unfortunately, I found myself in its trap on my way home from drill one weekend.

  • Santa's Workshop brightens holidays for Dragon Families

    Dec 5, 2013

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Elves have transformed the former Fort Hood Tax Center into Santa's Workshop, where military Families are greeted with snacks, hot beverages and a giving spirit. For 15 years, Santa's Workshop has provided Christmas gifts to Fort Hood Families, and Soldiers. This year Soldiers of 1st "Dragon" Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division shopped for their little ones during a visit Dec. 5.

  • Ironhorse Brigade moves forward on road to readiness

    Dec 3, 2013

    Ironhorse Brigade moves forward on the road to readiness.

  • Cav Troop tests Soldiers for joint missions

    Dec 3, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Jayson Mix, brigade fires operations sergeant, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, tests Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd BCT, to become a joint fires observers within the Observer Fires Trainer Nov. 26, at Fort Hood, Texas

  • 1st Cav tactical HQ goes up

    Jul 26, 2013

  • Fort Hood Soldiers assist grieving loved ones

    Jul 24, 2013

    The Fort Hood Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors held its fifth annual Regional Grief Seminar for adults and a Good Grief Camp for children July 19 to 20, here.

  • Ironhorse receives the Army Marathon trophy: There is strength in unity

    Jul 18, 2013

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division received the Army Marathon military unit award, July 18 here at the Ironhorse Chapel.

  • Ironhorse logistician leads with knowledge, heart

    Jul 12, 2013

    One Ironhorse Soldier goes the extra mile providing supplies necessary to keep the Army in motion and to care for Soldiers.

  • The Cavalry Charge June 2013

    Jul 9, 2013

    The June 2013 edition of The Cavalry Charge.

  • 1st Cav deputy receives 1st star

    Jun 17, 2013

  • Ironhorse gunnery applies shoot, move and communicate

    Jun 10, 2013

    Three fundamental skills all Soldiers learn are to shoot, move and communicate.

  • Rule number one, you do not talk about Gamberi fight club

    Jun 7, 2013

    LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- What would you do if someone punched you in the face? Would you run away or take a step back, put your guard up and defend yourself? Deployed servicemembers and civilians took advantage of a Modern Army Combatives Program (MACP) class taught by certified instructors at Forward Operating Base Gamberi.

  • SMA observes Stallion training

    May 28, 2013

  • SFAAT 13 trains ANA on M2 .50 caliber machine gun

    May 25, 2013

    Elements from Security Force Advisory and Assistance Team 13 trained Afghan National Army soldiers on the M2 .50 caliber machine gun weapons system at Forward Operating Base Tagab, May 18. The SFAAT 13 advisors met with their Afghan counterparts at the motor pool on FOB Tagab to perform the hands-on training with ANA soldiers assigned to the 2nd Kandak, or battalion, 3rd Brigade, 201st Corps. The outdoor training was to familiarize the ANA noncommissioned officers with the headspace and timing of the .50 caliber machine gun mounted on ANA vehicles. U.S. Army 1st Lt. Joshua Lakey serves as advisor to ANA Maj. Ullah Aziz, the executive officer and acting kandak commander. The native of Atlanta, Ga., also serves as operations, or S3, advisor for SFAAT 13.

  • Fostering rapport is key for ANA/adviser relationship

    May 24, 2013

    The mission of Security Force Assistance Advisory Team 15 is to advise Afghan National Army soldiers on field artillery, reconnaissance, engineering and other operations at Forward Operating Base Naghlu High.

  • Deployed father renders first salute to newly commissioned son

    May 23, 2013

    U.S. Army Master Sgt. Marshall Rader opened up a laptop and turned on a projector atop the conference room table at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, May 10. He then opened a video chat program and saw a familiar face on the screen projected onto the wall. A video teleconference was set up inside the conference room at FOB Gamberi so that Rader could render the first salute to his son Gregory during his officer commissioning ceremony following a ceremony held at North Georgia University campus. Rader said he has 17 years in active service with the U.S. Army. He served as a military policeman before changing his military occupational specialty to human resources specialist. Rader serves as human resources noncommissioned officer-in-charge with 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, based out of Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Engineers conduct damage assessment of power plant after recent earthquake

    May 23, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Jason Jacot, a prime power specialist from Company B, 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power), XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, N.C., and Gene Mongole, a Navy engineering technician from Washington D.C., assessed post-earthquake damage to a power transmission plant substation in east Port-au-Prince, Jan. 31.

  • Rocket attacks won't stop food service specialists

    May 6, 2013

    As the soldiers of Headquarters Company 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, begin to wrap up their rotation to Afghanistan, they can look back over some of the defining moments of the deployment. Some of those are moments of happiness, some of terror, and some are both.

  • Hammer Troop nails down CBRN training

    May 1, 2013

    To prepare for upcoming field exercises, Soldiers assigned to Headquarters "Hammer" Troop, 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division received a refresher course in chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear training May 1here.

  • 'Ironhorse' Mungadai: Test of fitness, flexibility, solidarity

    Apr 26, 2013

    The Ironhorse Brigade company, troop and battery commanders completed the first "Mungadai," April 9-11, 2013, at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Lancers test gunnery skills

    Apr 24, 2013

  • Ironhorse Soldiers compete in shooting challenge

    Apr 17, 2013

  • Little superheroes stand behind our troops

    Apr 15, 2013

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Superheroes present themselves in all shapes, and sizes but sometimes a true hero is not the one fighting for a cause, but the unseen person in the background.

  • Chaplain (Capt.) Emil Kapaun

    Apr 11, 2013

    The Korean War is often referred to as "The Forgotten War," but for the U.S. Army and one of the first units to land in North Korea, the fallen are never forgotten. Army Sgt. Elliot Valdez explains the story of the 1st Cavalry Division's Chaplain Emil J. Kapaun and why he is receiving the nation's highest military award, the Medal of Honor, for his heroic actions during the Korean War.

  • LANDCOM general visits 1st Cav

    Apr 9, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Frederick B. Hodges, commanding general for NATO's Allied Land Command in Izmir, Turkey, presented an orientation and briefing April 6 here to officers and leaders of the 1st Cavalry Division about the activation of LANDCOM and NATO's Command Structure transformations.

  • Dragons receive two unit awards

    Mar 28, 2013

    FORT HOOD, Texas - - The 1st "Dragon" Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division received the Meritorious Unit Commendation for "exceptionally meritorious achievements" during Operation New Dawn and the Army Superior Unit Award "for outstanding meritorious service and outstanding performance" while stationed at Fort Hood, according to the award citations given by the Army.

  • 1st Cav Soldier helps family from fire

    Mar 26, 2013

    Dallas native Spc. Wayne Byers, a Soldier with the 1st Cav. Headquarters, pulled over behind the pickup and began throwing burning bales of hay out of the back March 22 near Van Alstyne, Texas.

  • Mavericks host Easter Eggstravaganza

    Mar 23, 2013

    FORT HOOD, Texas - - Soldiers assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters "Maverick" Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division attended the Easter Eggstravaganza with their families at Fort Hood, March, 23.

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