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  • Love of soccer connects US, Iraqi children

    Dec 10, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- Soccer is one of the most enduring and popular sports in Iraq. Iraqi children can be seen kicking the ball around at any given time of day on fields usually made of dirt.

  • 24th Finance brings cash to outlying posts

    Dec 10, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- For Soldiers at small outposts in Iraq, buying movies, hygiene products and luxury items isn't as easy as just going to a store and swiping a credit card.

  • 1st Air Cav operates throughout night

    Dec 10, 2009

  • Air Cav departs for al-Asad

    Dec 10, 2009

  • Air Cav crew chief uses mother's good fortune to move to U.S.

    Dec 9, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Sometimes all it takes is a piece of luck to change the direction of somebody's life, for better or worse.

  • Air Cav medevac: Surge, drawdown

    Dec 9, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq-There are numerous sources where one can find the number of service members and civilians killed or injured during Operation Iraqi Freedom - a number many use to judge how well the war is going.

  • Iraqi Army division makes literacy a priority

    Dec 9, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq - In an effort to ensure Soldiers are able to attend military educational courses, the 49th Iraqi Army Brigade, 12th IA Division, has instituted classes to instruct them on Arabic reading and writing.

  • Kid Rock jams during 'Tour for the Troops' concert

    Dec 9, 2009

    Kid Rock and the Twisted Brown Trucker Band entertained servicemembers at Forward Operating Base Warrior in Kirkuk, Iraq, Dec. 2.

  • Greywolf leadership reports back to Fort Hood

    Dec 9, 2009

  • WWE superstars help raise Air Cav morale with visit

    Dec 3, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Professional wrestlers from World Wrestling Entertainment are used to being cheered by thousands of fans, night after night, during their grueling schedules every year in arenas throughout the world.

  • 'Thunderhorse' Spur Ride starts new tradition

    Dec 3, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - It's been a long wait for Cavalry Scout Sgt. Colten Stepp in earning the coveted, silver spurs, but he and nearly 30 others received theirs Nov. 24, during 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment's first-ever, "Spur Ride."

  • Paving the way for partnership

    Dec 1, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- Units in 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, are preparing to turn over responsibility to replacement units, as the "Black Jack" Brigade is set to redeploy to Fort Hood, Texas, near the end of December.

  • Greywolf Families travel from far and near to greet homecoming heroes

    Dec 1, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Soldiers with 1st Cavalry Division are returning to Fort Hood after a year-long deployment to the northern Iraq city of Mosul.

  • Long Knives test Infantry Competency

    Dec 1, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Approximately 150 Soldiers, assigned to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division "Long Knives," stood in a single file formation at a windy Fort Hood Stadium Nov. 16 to begin the grueling week-long process of qualifying for an Expert Infantry Badge (EIB).

  • Ironhorse Soldiers maintain physical fitness standards

    Dec 1, 2009

  • MNF-I leadership visit JSS Sheik Amir

    Dec 1, 2009

  • Austin Police visit Ironhorse

    Dec 1, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Police officers from the Austin Police Department visited the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division from Nov. 13 to 21.

  • Ironhorse prayer luncheon

    Dec 1, 2009

  • Leaders serve on Thanksgiving

    Nov 30, 2009

    BAGHDAD - It is a tradition in the United States Army for senior leaders to serve Thanksgiving dinner to their Soldiers to show appreciation for their hard work and dedication.

  • MND-B celebrates Native American Heritage Month

    Nov 30, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Multi-National Division - Baghdad Soldiers entertained a crowd with speeches, poems and songs during a celebration of Native American Heritage Month at the Camp Liberty Morale, Welfare & Recreation here, Nov. 27.

  • 1st ACB pilot reunites with daughter in Iraq

    Nov 30, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - It was supposed to be a secret reunion between a father and daughter in the most volatile of places.

  • Environmental officers police the streets in new way

    Nov 30, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- Iraqi Police are assisting the city of Kirkuk restore its once famed status as the "most beautiful city in Iraq."

  • Giving thanks for partnership

    Nov 30, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, and their Iraqi Security Force partners broke bread together and dined on turkey, stuffing, and other Thanksgiving trimmings at Joint Security Station McHenry in Kirkuk province, Iraq, Nov. 24.

  • Iraqi helo pilots get inside look at U.S. Army aviation

    Nov 30, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- Months of training, hard work and dedication is what it took to get a group of Iraqi Air Force students, training to become helicopter pilots, to where they are. They have already completed the first part of their training, and are ready and eager to continue to learn and improve on their skills.

  • Iraqi, U.S. command sergeants major visit troops

    Nov 30, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq - Senior military leaders use battlefield circulation to gain situational awareness, understand the challenges facing their Soldiers, and effectively communicate.

  • Long road to recovery: Rebuilding homes destroyed by car bomb one bucket at a time

    Nov 30, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq - A little more than five months have passed since a devastating car bomb attack in the city of Taza in Kirkuk province, Iraq, killed approximately 90 residents and wounded more than 200, and left hundreds without homes.

  • A space for every student

    Nov 30, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq -The Iraqi village of Kalour in Kirkuk province, Iraq, recently began construction on a secondary school for students with assistance from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.

  • Fort Hood welcomes home 'Greywolf' heroes

    Nov 30, 2009

    Fort Hood, Texas - Family members and Soldiers gathered on the ready line at Fort Hood's Cooper Field, in Fort Hood, Texas, to officially welcome home 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division's Soldiers during a redeployment ceremony, Monday.

  • 1st ACB Native American holds tradition dear

    Nov 30, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - The role of Native Americans in the annals of Army history is one characterized by courage and unwavering bravery in the face of conflict.

  • Veterans Visit: Vietnam Vets visit Long Knives

    Nov 24, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - When Wayne Barrett separated from the U.S. Army in 1967, the Military was much different.

  • Army's Top Chaplain leads worship at Division Chapel

    Nov 24, 2009

  • The upcoming Hajj

    Nov 24, 2009

    BAGHDAD - An important time for Muslims is fast approaching. The Hajj, the pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, begins on the eighth day of the Arabic month of Dhul-Hijjah, which corresponds to Nov. 25.

  • Cav troopers prep for aid missions

    Nov 24, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - In an effort to provide local residents extra comforts during the winter months, Soldiers, here, are stocking warehouses full of humanitarian aid items.

  • DSTB receives H1N1 vaccinations

    Nov 24, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Soldiers assigned to the Division Special Troops Battalion, Multi-National Division-Baghdad, have begun receiving the H1N1 flu vaccine.

  • 'First Team' honors fallen comrades

    Nov 24, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Fellow Soldiers, friends and Family members came to the 1st Cavalry Division Memorial Chapel Nov. 18, to pay respects to four Soldiers who lost their life recently.

  • Keeping the hoop dreams alive

    Nov 24, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- Among the empty and now barren fields outside of Kirkuk, Iraq, there are oasis' of greenery and life even as the temperature in the area is dipping lower with the onset of winter.

  • 1st ACB, IA conduct cordon, search training

    Nov 20, 2009

  • Dragons display artillery abilities

    Nov 20, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - In the current combat environment, artillery cannons are often used as fixed pieces, conducting fire support missions from inside a stationary fire base.

  • Experiencing history again

    Nov 20, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- Historical sites are an important ingredient in any nation's culture and identity.

  • Doc makes journey from Vietnam to U.S. Army

    Nov 20, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Following the fall of Saigon in 1975, many Vietnamese immigrants saw the United States as a beacon of hope as they escaped their war-torn nation.

  • "Centurions" conduct small arms training with IA

    Nov 20, 2009

  • Soldier in focus: Never quit

    Nov 20, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - More than most, Soldiers know about never quitting, it is in their ethos and creed - a code they have embedded in their hearts from the beginning of their military careers.

  • Project provides medical supplies to Iraqi veterinarians

    Nov 20, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq - Agriculture, agribusiness and related industries comprise the majority of the economic activity in the province of Kirkuk, according to the Kirkuk Provincial Reconstruction Team. In an effort to improve veterinary services and increase agricultural production, representatives from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, distributed medical supplies to Iraqi veterinarians in Kirkuk, Iraq, Nov. 17.

  • Family, friends, community mourn fallen Soldier

    Nov 19, 2009

    Friends remember Staff Sgt. Justin DeCrow, 32, of Evans, Ga., was one of the 13 killed in the shooting incident at Fort Hood Nov. 5.

  • Bike cops soon to be new addition to Iraqi Police force

    Nov 16, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq-Being a police officer is usually not easy, but soon it may be as easy as riding a bike.

  • Cavalry troopers, IA visit local school; provide assistance

    Nov 16, 2009

    TAJI, Iraq - In an effort to strengthen a sense of normalcy for the children in their area of operations, U.S. and Iraqi troops partnered together to distribute schools supplies and to assess local security.

  • 1st Air Cav, IA, IqAF conduct joint air assault

    Nov 16, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq-U.S. and Iraqi forces worked together in an air assault and patrol mission to check on the standard of living in a small village north of here, Nov. 12.

  • Native American History Month

    Nov 16, 2009

    BAGHDAD - The contributions of Native Americans to American history, as well as the military, are quintessentially, well, American.

  • Mavericks improve warrior skills with combatives training

    Nov 16, 2009

    BAGHDAD - A Soldier can't always depend on marksmanship to survive on the battlefield. Sometimes, a Soldier's only weapons are hands, feet and a warrior's determination.

  • Moment of silence

    Nov 16, 2009

    Wackenhut security officers Tyrone Hall (left) and Miriam Taylor (center) pause for a moment of silence with an unidentified Soldier Friday at 2:30 p.m. to honor the victims of the Fort Hood, Texas, shooting. The moment of silence was observed Armywide to remember the 13 killed Nov. 5.

  • Long Knives restore, refit for Iraq

    Nov 16, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - The 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division "Long Knives" received word of a future deployment to Iraq less than a month ago, but the brigade has been focused on preparing for such news since returning from Iraq in the summer of 2010.

  • FOB Warrior mourns loss of fallen Soldier

    Nov 16, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- Soldiers, Airmen and civilians gathered to mourn the loss of Pvt. Francheska Velez in a memorial service held in her honor at Forward Operating Base Warrior, Kirkuk, Nov. 13.

  • Welcome Home!

    Nov 13, 2009

  • Iraqi Army opens new center for engineers

    Nov 13, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- With the opening of a new joint tactical operations center on K-1 Military Base in Kirkuk province, Iraq, engineers with the 12th Military Engineer Regiment, 12th Iraqi Army Division, now have a place to work with their U.S. military partners.

  • Iraqi children receive tools to succeed

    Nov 13, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- While pens, pencils and paper might seem like common items to school children in the U.S., they are often a commodity hard to come by for children in Iraq.

  • Iraqi village improves through Iraqi Army assistance

    Nov 13, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- The small mud and straw primary school in the village of Albu Sabah in Kirkuk province, Iraq, often lacks the necessary supplies the children need.

  • U.S., IA look door to door

    Nov 13, 2009

  • "Muleskinners" celebrate Veterans Day

    Nov 13, 2009

  • Bridge offers fresh path

    Nov 13, 2009

  • Air Cav. attack aviators maintain weapons proficiency

    Nov 13, 2009

  • Cavalry, IA troopers earn silver spurs

    Nov 13, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - In order for a trooper to be inducted in the Order of the Spur, and earn the privilege of wearing silver spurs, he must survive a demanding test of tactical and technical knowledge.

  • Garryowen trains Iraqi Federal Police

    Nov 13, 2009

    BAGHDAD - One of U.S. forces' main roles in Iraq is training, assisting and supporting the Iraqi Security Forces securing their country.

  • IA, Ironhorse patrol Tarmiyah

    Nov 13, 2009

    BAGHDAD - With Iraqi election approaching, U.S. and Iraqi Soldiers began a four-day mission in the small town of Tarmiyah, Nov. 7.

  • Long Knives participate in moment of silence

    Nov 13, 2009

  • Experience earned and shared

    Nov 13, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- Much is expected of non-commissioned officers serving in a combat zone. From leading Soldiers on dangerous patrols to conducting training for individual Soldier growth, NCOs are expected to do a little bit of everything.

  • Fort Hood says goodbye

    Nov 13, 2009

  • Army chef spices up life as newest U.S. citizen

    Nov 13, 2009

    CAMP VICTORY, BAGHDAD - Growing up with his grandmother, Spc. Andre Barrett knew the importance of love, respect and the power of a home-cooked meal. He longed for the day he could come to the United States and pursue his dream of becoming a skilled chef.

  • Best of the best: NCOs, Soldiers compete in annual competition

    Nov 12, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq - A day in what took almost a year in the making, Noncommissioned officers and Soldiers competed to take home the title of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division NCO and Soldier of the Year, Nov. 6.

  • Cavalry Soldiers receive their combat spurs

    Nov 12, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- Since the mid-1800s, horse spurs have been a symbol of the cavalry Soldier. Soldiers have been presented with silver spurs for proficiency of Soldier skills and gold spurs for deploying in support of a cavalry unit.

  • U.S., IA patrols aim to deter criminals

    Nov 12, 2009

  • Father and son deployed together with "First Team"

    Nov 12, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Many Soldiers, past and present, have followed their father's footsteps and joined the Army, keeping a tradition of service intact through the decades.

  • Aviators have unique way of saying 'thanks'

    Nov 12, 2009

    A nation's flag can be a powerful symbol of pride for people, but a flag that comes with a story behind it can mean so much more.

  • Leaving his past behind, Soldier begins new life as U.S. citizen

    Nov 12, 2009

    The city of Gjakova, in western Kosovo, suffered severe physical damage as scores of its citizens were killed at the height of the Kosovo Conflict. For one young boy and his family, staying in the war-torn country was not an option.

  • Veterans Day holds new meaning for Soldiers, Marines in Iraq

    Nov 11, 2009

    Surrounded by fellow servicemembers, 157 Soldiers and Marines representing 60 countries sat in the rotunda of Camp Victory's Al Faw Palace in Baghdad, Nov. 11, for a naturalization ceremony.

  • The gift of education

    Nov 10, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Education is essential for a child growing up in the world today. That is no less true in Iraq, where schools are a building block for a child's future.

  • Soldiers pass on firefighting knowledge to Iraqis

    Nov 10, 2009

    BAGHDAD - An Iraqi firefighter feigns death and lies on the ground inside of a mock building to simulate a smoke-inhalation victim. His teammates, their vision obscured to simulate smoke-blindness, crawl along the ground with oxygen tanks strapped to their backs.

  • Greywolf spouses earn their spurs

    Nov 10, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - As 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Soldiers begin their return from their year-long deployment to Iraq, they will come back with their "combat spurs."

  • IPs net AQI at checkpoint

    Nov 10, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq - As a means of fighting terrorism, the placement and use of traffic checkpoints often prove effective.

  • CSM Blake outlines Reset at AUSA

    Nov 10, 2009

    Taking care of Soldiers and their families is a big focus of Reset, said Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen D. Blake, the Army Sustainment Command's top enlisted Soldier speaking at the Association of the United States Army's annual gathering here Oct. 5-7.

  • Revitalizing Iraq's youth, one school at a time

    Nov 10, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq - The village of Chemin, Iraq, commemorated the opening of a new primary school with a ribbon cutting ceremony, Nov. 3.

  • Sharing gives Iraqi Police tools to keep country safe

    Nov 10, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq - As Iraqis continue to rely more on Iraqi Security Forces to arrest insurgents and wanted criminals, U.S. forces are increasingly sharing its intelligence and evidence to assist them.

  • A Moment of Silence for Fort Hood

    Nov 9, 2009

  • Tactical vehicle safety: Slow down

    Nov 5, 2009

    BAGHDAD - As of Feb. 2009, when the 1st Cavalry Division assumed command of the Multi-National Division-Baghdad area of operations, there have been 81 military vehicle accidents.

  • Military One Source: Where Soldiers go for answers

    Nov 5, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - When service members and their Families relocate to a new military installation, they face many challenges such as having to familiarizing themselves with new surroundings, enrolling children in schools, finding help with taxes, and deployments.

  • Project improves flow of water, jobs, memories in Iraqi village

    Nov 4, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq-Driving from one end of Bidawa village in Kirkuk province to the other used to be a challenge, but thanks to the addition of two new road culverts the trip is much easier.

  • First Team throws fest for Families

    Nov 4, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - All the rain last month not only helped postpone the 1st Cavalry Division's original Fall Fest date, but it also dumped much-needed water on the parade field that would be have hundreds of children pitter pattering all over it Oct. 30.

  • First Cav. families provide supplies to Iraqi students

    Nov 4, 2009

    FORWARD OPERERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq - Families of Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, gathered a variety of school supplies ranging from notebooks to markers. With assistance from Iraqi Soldiers of the 46th Iraqi Army Brigade, these supplies were delivered to the Jadeeda Primary School near Hawijah in the Kirkuk province of Iraq, Oct. 28.

  • Long Knives bring treats

    Nov 4, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Bringing in the Halloween festivities a day early, troops from the 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, 'Thunder Horse' hosted their 2nd Annual Trick or Trunk Event at their Fort Hood motor pool Oct. 30.

  • Armor shields Soldier from sniper's fire

    Nov 4, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq - The Combat Action Badge was awarded to one 1st Cavalry Division Soldier for actions during what started out as a simple mission but ended up turning into a near-fatal incident one early October afternoon in Kirkuk, Iraq.

  • Iraqi transportation unit test skills during Truck Rodeo

    Nov 4, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- As the U.S. Army continues to build its partnership with the Iraqi Army, the two militaries share more than just training and knowledge, they also share tradition.

  • Iraqi Police build trust through community involvement

    Nov 4, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq-As Iraqi police continue to improve security in Kirkuk city, Iraq, they are delivering humanitarian aid to not only assist families in need but to also improve their relationship with the local community.

  • Black Dragons support local school

    Nov 3, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - As Staff. Sgt. Shane Witcher spent the morning greeting kids arriving at school, and making sure the students were safe as they were being dropped off by bus or their parents, there seemed to be an air of excitement.

  • Art as an escape: Soldiers find creative outlets during deployment

    Nov 3, 2009

    The stresses of a long deployment can wear on Soldiers. While there are a variety of activities, here on Camp Liberty, some Soldiers prefer to focus their down time in a more personal way.

  • Searching for caches and criminals

    Nov 3, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Its 3:00 a.m. as American and Iraqi Soldiers rush to their trucks, trading the comforts of Joint Security Station Sheik Amir for the rugged farmland of al-Raood, a village north of Baghdad.

  • Iraqi, U.S. EOD technicians work together to destroy tons of old munitions

    Nov 2, 2009

    Handling live grenades, directing your team's movement, prepping blast caps, and wiring up a detonator, all while standing a few feet from one ton of unexploded ordinance and 300 pounds of plastic explosive.

  • U.S. Military expanding opportunities for Erbil businesses

    Nov 2, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- Approximately 70 businessmen from around Erbil, Iraq, took part in a conference there to learn how to become contractors for the United States Military Monday.

  • General thanks troops, Families for sacrifices

    Oct 30, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - The 1st Cavalry Division honored six wounded Soldiers and 31 volunteers during the division's monthly Purple Heart and Volunteer of the Month recognition ceremony, Oct. 27 at the Phantom Warrior Club.

  • Iraqi lawyers, judges see how police investigators solve crimes

    Oct 30, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- Using high-tech microscopes to inspect bullets fired from a suspect's weapon, or testing an old soda can for fingerprints are just the beginning of what a modern police lab can do to solve cases.

  • Fort Hood captain receives commendation from British military

    Oct 29, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Capt. Brent Harrington was presented a Joint Commander's Commendation from the British Army at the 1st Cavalry Division Museum Oct. 28 at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • The long way home

    Oct 29, 2009

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