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  • Joint aviators train IA air assaults

    Oct 19, 2009

  • Organizational day for 1st Air Cav

    Oct 19, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - As horseshoes and volleyballs flew through the air, the scent of fresh charcoal from a raging barbecue filtered around those who took part in the festivities.

  • Building progress north of Baghdad

    Oct 19, 2009

    TAJI, Iraq - The shift of U.S. forces out of Iraqi cities has created a new set of tasks for troops in the Iraqi countryside.

  • Lion Academy trains IP first responders

    Oct 19, 2009

    BAGHDAD, Iraq - American Army medics assisted Iraqi policemen from five stations of the al-Zahour Iraqi Police District to employ newly-learned first responder techniques during a post-bomb explosion exercise, Oct. 15.

  • Ready to Rumble

    Oct 19, 2009

    BAGHDAD, Iraq - U.S. Soldiers got down and dirty with their Iraqi partners from the when they introduced hand-to-hand combative training at Joint Security Station Istiqlal, in northeast Baghdad.

  • Deployed family members reunite on Camp Liberty

    Oct 19, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Life in the Army is often marked by deployments that can separate families for lengthy periods of time. But that doesn't mean families who are on the Army team can't see each other downrange.

  • Situational training tests IA capabilities

    Oct 16, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Strengthening the skills and core competencies of the Iraqi Security Forces is a vital mission for U.S. Soldiers, here.

  • Iraqi crime scene investigators receive top-notch training

    Oct 16, 2009

    Anyone who's watched a crime-scene investigation TV show can tell you how important fingerprints are in finding the bad guys.

  • Operation Proper Exit visits 1st ACB

    Oct 15, 2009

  • Less is More: Long Knives combine two engineer companies

    Oct 15, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - With their newly created company guidon waiving back and forth on a windy and rainy afternoon, the approximately 200 Combat Engineers stood at a modified position of attention during the Company C, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division "Long Knives" activation ceremony, held behind the company headquarters on Fort Hood Oct. 7.

  • Teaching IA first responders

    Oct 14, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - The two Iraqi Soldiers struggle and sweat as they attempt to lift their fallen comrade suffering from an exposed abdominal wound.

  • Brighter day ahead as Twin Schools open

    Oct 14, 2009

    TAJI, Iraq - On Oct. 12, a ceremony celebrated the grand opening of two schools nestled in a small village north of Baghdad, culminating two years of hard work.

  • Reviving an industry: farmers prepare for micro-dairy

    Oct 13, 2009

    Walking through a market in Kirkuk city, Iraq, shoppers will notice something unusual while perusing the dairy section. Milk, cheese, yogurt and the various other dairy products all have a common feature: virtually none of them were made in Iraq.

  • Iraqi Army develops explosive skills

    Oct 13, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, Iraq - A block demolition charge, or C4, comes in a 1.25 pound pack with pressure-sensitive adhesive tape on the surface. The charge can be cut to fit irregularly-shaped targets when necessary.

  • Police Skills Right on Target

    Oct 13, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE MCHENRY, Iraq - Using a weapon is typically the last thing a police officer wants to do, but skill with a firearm is critical in the unfortunate event that its use is required.

  • Strengthen bonds, build friendships

    Oct 13, 2009

  • Celebrating Hispanic Heritage

    Oct 13, 2009

  • The Mechanic's Corner: Always confirm vehicle's drive status

    Oct 13, 2009

    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Driving a vehicle in four-wheel drive when it should have been in two-wheel drive is not the best of circumstances.

  • Bridging the gap

    Oct 13, 2009

  • Tiger Academy teaches Iraqi soldiers medical procedures

    Oct 13, 2009

  • Maverick Soldiers take ambulance evacuation training class

    Oct 13, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Every Soldier is an infantryman, no matter their military occupational specialty. In the event of a casualty, every Soldier must also be a medic.

  • ACB soccer teams prepare for tournament

    Oct 13, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - The ball flies through the air as two players from opposing sides jump to head it, both falling hard onto the dirt surface in a crumbled heap

  • Knock, talk mission with IA

    Oct 13, 2009

  • Thunderous welcome

    Oct 13, 2009

  • Ironhorse promotions

    Oct 13, 2009

  • Unexpected company

    Oct 13, 2009

  • Maintaining SoI security north of Baghdad

    Oct 13, 2009

    BAGHDAD - As the Sons of Iraq continue to carry out their job of helping maintain security, visits from their American and Iraqi partners provide assistance and support to make sure the SoI have the resources to keep the peace.

  • Mechanic's Corner: Checking the half shafts

    Oct 13, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Part of quality preventative maintenance is looking for anything loose that shouldn't be and making the adjustment.

  • Half a million mark for 1st ACB fuelers

    Oct 13, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Keeping the AH-64D Apache attack helicopters in the air 24 hours a day requires non-stop supplies of fuel at an unrelenting pace.

  • New school brightens future for girls in Erbil

    Oct 8, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- Dozens of young girls from the Bnaslawa district of Erbil, Iraq, gathered to celebrate the opening of a new all-female school in their neighborhood, Sept. 29.

  • Army-wide FRG Town Hall meetings identify opportunities

    Oct 8, 2009

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - A senior official from the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management's office spoke to Association of the U.S. Army Family Forum attendees Oct 5 at the Washington Convention Center here, pertaining to the results of Army Family Readiness Group town hall meetings held at six Army installations this summer. Kathleen Marin from the ACSIM office told those gathered for the annual Family Forums, which included 450 company-level FRG leaders from U.S. Army Forces Command units nationwide, about the concerns raised by Army Families at town hall meetings she attended at Fort Campbell, Ky.; Fort Drum, N.Y.; Fort Lewis, Wash.; Fort Bragg, N.C.; Fort Stewart, Ga.; and Fort Hood, Texas. Marin said the Army is at a historic moment in its history; it has been fighting a war for eight years with an all volunteer force and the Families who love and support those Soldiers. Subsequently, she said this causes Army officials to look at how they can calibrate Army programs and services to meet the needs of those repeatedly deploying Soldiers and their Families. With that in mind, the Chief of Staff of the Army challenged us at the two-year review mark to evaluate how well the Army is doing promoting and make available Army sponsored services, Marin said.

  • Military spouse support organization honors FORSCOM FRG leaders

    Oct 8, 2009

    CRYSTAL CITY, Va. - The Commanders in Chief of the House (CinCHouse) organization hosted a "Mandatory Fun" reception Oct. 6, at the Hyatt Crystal City here to honor 450 U.S. Army Forces Command Family Readiness Group leaders from units nationwide. The reception was the culminating event of two activities CinCHouse sponsored to honor FRG leaders for their assistance to Army leaders, programs and services that support Soldiers and their Families. "These hard working spouses deserve a little luxury and fun in the midst of such an important training program," CinCHouse.com Founder and Editor Meredith Leyva said. Leyva explained CinCHouse's goal is to provide FRG leaders attending the U.S. Army Forces Command Family Readiness Group Training Symposium and Association of the U.S. Army's Family Forums the opportunity to relax, to see local sites in the nation's capital and to enjoy networking among themselves.

  • Out of sight but not forgotten; Study looks at geographically dispersed Soldiers, Families

    Oct 7, 2009

    U.S. Army Forces Command Family Readiness Group (FRG) leaders heard Dr. Lynn Heirakuji, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Personnel Oversight, share results of an Army-wide study about geographically dispersed Soldiers and Family members Oct. 5, during the Association of the U.S. Army Family Forum in Washington, D.C. The 450 company-level FRG leaders from installations across the country are in the nation's capital to attend the second annual FORSCOM FRG Training Symposium at the Hyatt Crystal City Hotel. This annual training event was scheduled the same week as the annual AUSA National Meeting and Expo to allow FORSCOM's FRG leaders to take advantage of AUSA's Family Forums and to see the exhibits at AUSA in addition to the full agenda prepared for them by FORSCOM's G1 Well Being Division. Heirakuji said the Army's Geographically Dispersed Task Force (GDTF) conducted two strategic working groups, during February and August, with about 6,000 of its key stakeholders, Soldiers and Family members. The purpose of the study was to gage the perceptions of those Soldiers and Family members, learning about their awareness, their accessibility and their use of 32 Army-sponsored services designed to improve the Well Being of Army Families. The study consisted of input from Reserve Component Soldiers and Family members who have dispersed in communities across America. The task force set out to answer the question, "How can the Army provide comprehensive and equitable support services to meet the diverse needs of Soldiers and Family Members, regardless of their location or component'" Heirakuji said.

  • Blackhawk Soldier receives Purple Heart

    Oct 7, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- Cpl. Adam Seiffert, a gunner of 1st Platoon, Blackhawk Troop, 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, received the Purple Heart medal Oct. 2, an award given to U.S. troops who have been injured or killed in combat.

  • Small school gets big addition

    Oct 7, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- More than 300 primary school-age students attend the small school in the village of Sayyidnajm in Kirkuk province, Iraq, and as many as 100 of them were crowded in the rear of classrooms because of a lack of space.

  • FORSCOM FRG Leaders tour Capitol Hill Oct. 6, meet Senator McCain

    Oct 7, 2009

    Senator John McCain greets U.S. Army Forces Command Family Readiness Group leaders Oct. 6, during their tour of Capitol Hill sponsored by the "Commander in Chief of the House" orgaznization. The 450 FORSCOM FRG leaders are in Washingon attending the 2009 FORSCOM FRG Training Symposium and the separate Association of the U.S. Army Family Forum Sessions. This is the second annual FORSCOM sponsored FRG Training Symposium, which brings company-level FRG leaders from installations nationwide to hear expert briefings, interact and learn from each other, to share best practices and to take the lessons they learn back to their units.

  • FORSCOM FRG leaders conduct walking tour on Capital Hill

    Oct 6, 2009

    Senator John McCain greets FORSCOM Family Readiness Group leaders (FRG) Oct. 6, during a tour of Capital Hill sponsored by the Commander in Chief of the House organization. FORSCOM FRG leaders are in Washington attending the 2009 FORSCOM FRG Training Symposium and Association of the United States Army Family Forum Sessions.

  • MiTT, IA patrol north Taji

    Oct 6, 2009

  • Armament crews keep Apaches ready for fight

    Oct 6, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - When it comes to today's current fight, the AH-64D Apache helicopter's technology allows it to have sharp eyes on the ground and capable of unleashing deadly accurate fire from its weapons systems.

  • Obstacle Course no match for 'Long Knife' Soldiers

    Oct 6, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Approximately 90 Soldiers from the Battery B, 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, had to put on their thinking caps Sept. 25 as they tried to successfully negotiate obstacles at the Leader's Reaction Course on Fort Hood.

  • 1st ACB Soldiers help by giving shirt off their back

    Oct 6, 2009

    COPPERAS COVE, Texas - Before Lt. Col. Charles Dalcourt and the rest of 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, deployed to Iraq, he wanted to revive the relationship between their Adopt-A-School and his unit.

  • John Rudesheim named 2010 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band member

    Oct 6, 2009

    KILLEEN, Texas - A high-achieving Killeen High School senior chosen to play percussion in an All-American marching band recalled the days when drums were just the cool instrument to play.

  • Time for yearly flu shots

    Oct 6, 2009

  • Dragon Soldiers re-enlist en masse

    Oct 6, 2009

  • 1st ACB medics focused on crucial training

    Oct 6, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - In the midst of battle, with wounded and injured Soldiers in need of crucial medical help, aviation medevac teams will always be there to save lives.

  • Apaches provide over watch, firepower

    Oct 6, 2009

    BAGHDAD - The pilots who fly the AH-64D Apache helicopter generally agree that if the attack helicopter was a car, it would be a sports car.

  • Walking a different path: Pfc. Yamilette Bautista

    Oct 6, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Overcoming the odds and creating a better life sometimes means walking away from the safe and easy to pursue a different path.

  • Pilot program helps FORSCOM commanders support Soldiers, Families

    Oct 6, 2009

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga. (Oct. 5, 2009) - U.S. Army Forces Command Deputy Commanding General Lt. Gen. Joseph F. Peterson recently approved a one-year pilot program to assist corps- and division-level commanders identify and address emerging Family readiness needs within their commands. The Family Readiness Program Coordinator Pilot Program affords FORSCOM commanders the opportunity to hire a Family Readiness Program Coordinator. FRPCs serve as the commander's advisor on Family readiness issues within their commands, said Ronna Rowe Garrett, FORSCOM Human Resource Division director.

  • Healthy Army Families enhance individual Soldier readiness

    Oct 5, 2009

    WASHINGTON, D.C.(Oct. 5, 2009) - Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey and his wife Sheila addressed an audience of about 800 people, at least half of which were U.S. Army Forces Command Family Readiness Group leaders, during the commencement of the 2009 Association of the United States Army Family Forum sessions today. The husband and wife team were the first Army senior leaders to speak at today's Family forum session themed Army Family: The Strength behind the Soldier. This session is one of three scheduled during the AUSA Convention.

  • Improved battery technology sitting unordered in Army inventory

    Oct 5, 2009

    Soldiers are carrying unnecessary weight into battle because many units do not realize that newer, lighter batteries with more capacity are sitting unordered in the Army supply channel.

  • FORSCOM FRG leaders arrive in nation's capital for training

    Oct 4, 2009

    CRYSTAL CITY, Va.- Family Readiness Group leaders from various U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) units across the nation assembled today, Oct. 4, at the Crystal City Hyatt here for the 2009 FORSCOM Family Readiness Group Training Symposium. After completion of conference registration, FORSCOM Well-being officials hosted an orientation session to ensure participants were aware of all developmental opportunities available to them during the next four days, to provide guidance on how to enhance their effectiveness of engaging with Army leaders and to answer any questions concerning the symposium agenda.

  • Cavalry soldiers tour depot, learn how workers affect war effort

    Oct 2, 2009

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.--Five of the depot's customers visited the shop floor here Sept. 15 and 16 to talk with employees and see what the depot is doing to help the warfighters. The visiting Soldiers - 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, 9th Cavalry Regiment, C Troop from Fort Hood, Texas - were awed by the detailed way the depot employees built or repaired combat vehicles, small arms and other weapons.

  • Senior Army Leadership Participation in Q & A Sessions during Association of U.S. Army Annual Me

    Oct 2, 2009

    The Secretary of the Army, Chief of Staff of the Army, and Vice Chief of Staff of the Army top the list of senior U.S. Army leadership participating in sixteen 30-minute Q&A sessions during the 2009 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition, October 5-7, 2009 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in the District of Columbia.

  • Fort Hood organizations assist 407th AFSB keep vital equipment in top shape

    Oct 2, 2009

    The men and women of the 407th Army Field Support Brigade are keeping Soldiers' equipment in tip-top shape while working in ways that use ingenuity and resourcefulness to save taxpayer money.

  • LOGCAP highlights: Support in Southwest Asia

    Oct 2, 2009

    LOGCAP - Logistics Civil Augmentation Program - is a multi-billion dollar Army initiative to hire civilian contractors to perform services supporting the U.S. military in wartime and other contingencies. Use of contractors allows military units to focus on combat operations. It leverages worldwide corporate resources to bridge the gap between military logistics force structure and actual theater needs.

  • Comprehensive Soldier Fitness: Strong Minds, Strong Bodies

    Oct 1, 2009

    Today, Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh announced the formal beginning of an Army-wide implementation of a $125 million program focused on enhancing the performance and improving the overall strength and resilience of Soldiers, Family members, and Army civilians. Comprehensive Soldier Fitness (CSF) is a holistic fitness program offering mental and physical resilience assessments and training that increase physical, emotional, social, spiritual and family strengths.

  • USACR/Safety Center launches Fall/Winter Safety Campaign

    Oct 1, 2009

    The 2009 U.S. Army Fall and Winter Safety Campaign reaffirms the Army's commitment to protecting our Band of Brothers and Sisters by urging all Soldiers, Civilians and Family members to prepare for cold weather activities through awareness, education and information.

  • Joint U.S., Iraqi military medical conference

    Oct 1, 2009

    BAGHDAD - For the first time at al-Muthana Military Hospital, the only Iraqi military hospital in Baghdad, U.S. and Iraqi Army doctors gathered for a joint medical conference to share knowledge and experience, Sept. 30.

  • Ironhorse medics adapt, never rest

    Oct 1, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Adapting to new environments can be part of a Soldier's everyday life -especially when deployed to Iraq.

  • Taji Market Clinic

    Sep 30, 2009

  • The Mechanic's Corner: Weekly air filter maintenance a must

    Sep 30, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - Baghdad's reputation for dust getting into everything is a reality Soldiers face daily.

  • Keeping 1st ACB vehicles running

    Sep 30, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - In the farthest recesses of this sprawling base there is an area where, night and day, the sound of hammers smashing metal mix with the deafening tones of engines revving.

  • Getting them ready: Cav. troopers offer expertise, techniques to IA

    Sep 29, 2009

  • Soldiers tour the palaces of infamy

    Sep 29, 2009

    VICTORY BASE COMPLEX, Iraq - In March of 2003, by command of President George W. Bush, U.S. Forces bombed what was then known as the Abu Ghraib Presidential Grounds. These grounds, constructed during Saddam Hussein's regime, served as a place of retreat for Hussein and his political allies.

  • Hide and Seek: Long Knives receive advance Intel training

    Sep 29, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - A five-man team, from the 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, "Long Knives," walk cautiously down a dark hall way in an abandoned building, Sept. 22., looking for suspicious activity or sensitive items which may pose a serious threat.

  • Simulator sharpens pilots' skills

    Sep 29, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - The often heard saying 'practice makes perfect' applies to any given field in the Army; the more you do something the easier it gets.

  • Mavericks simulate combat to sharpen skills

    Sep 29, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Soldiers assigned to personal security details don't wait until they are in a convoy to think about how to respond to an enemy attack.

  • Twin Schools receive passing grade

    Sep 29, 2009

    TAJI, Iraq - It has been two weeks since U.S. Soldiers assessed two neighboring schools that will educate over 1200 students north of Baghdad.

  • Air tower crew essential to aviation mission

    Sep 29, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Day and night, the flight line at Camp Taji is bustling with a slew of aircraft coming and going; performing missions that are the key to the success of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade.

  • U.S. Soldiers help Iraqi soldiers perfect marksmanship

    Sep 29, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq - An Iraqi soldier exhales calmly, tightening the grip on his AK-47 assault rifle and slowly squeezes the trigger. He relaxes upon hearing the weapon's tell-tale metallic click and glances expectantly at the U.S. Soldier standing beside him.

  • Taking over: Iraqi police station validated, ready for action

    Sep 28, 2009

    Once known as a hub of insurgent activity and violence, the city of Hawijah, Iraq, and its residents received a ray of hope as another one of the city's police station was validated.

  • Iraq's UN refugee representative visits Taza

    Sep 28, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- The United Nations has donated more than $500,000 to help reconstruction efforts in the Iraqi city of Taza, in response to a devastating bomb blast that leveled hundreds of homes and killed at least 80 people in late June.

  • Iraqi military police learn crowd control techniques from U.S. forces

    Sep 28, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- "Erjaa'a! Erjaa'a!" shouted Iraqi Army soldiers as they displayed their batons hard from right to left. "Get back! get back!" they were saying in Arabic as they had been trained to do by their U.S. military police counterparts.

  • Iraqi children go from mud hut to new school

    Sep 28, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- The school children in the village of Chemin in Kirkuk province, Iraq, have always known the small mud house on the outskirts of their village as their school.

  • Iraqi Emergency Response Units vital to inner-city security

    Sep 28, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq - In an effort to curtail complacency and encourage community policing, Iraqi Emergency Response Units assisted by U.S. Soldiers conducted checkpoint inspections throughout the city of Kirkuk, Iraq, Sept. 9.

  • Soldiers in Iraq remember 9/11

    Sep 28, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- "I remember exactly where I was on 9/11 when I found out the twin towers had been hit," one Soldier said to another. The Soldier nodded in reply, and his eyes lost focus for a moment as he reflected back to where he had been on that historic day.

  • New bridge opens pathway for IA in Kirkuk province

    Sep 25, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq-A rural area in Kirkuk province which had lost a bridge to insurgents now has a new one to reconnect their communities.

  • Building the building blocks of education

    Sep 25, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq - During the 2nd "Black Jack" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division's time in Iraq, the unit has helped build and renovate 25 school facilities now ready to open for the upcoming school year.

  • IP increase security following Ramadan

    Sep 25, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq-Following the end of Ramadan, Iraqi police officers at the Bushariya Police Station in the Kirkuk province of Iraq have increased area security to ensure the safety of citizens in their community.

  • 1st ACB preps for flight

    Sep 25, 2009

  • Softball highlights Hispanic Heritage Month

    Sep 25, 2009

  • Combat training in Iraq takes skills to next level

    Sep 25, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Simulated machine gun fire blares over loudspeakers, Soldiers yell out commands and the opposition force attacks with RKG-3 grenades and small-arms fire.

  • Cav trooper survives Sadr City sniper

    Sep 23, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Pfc. James Freed was pulling security by a brand-new soccer field near Sadr City on June 5, 2009. Like on other missions, his eyes were constantly darting from the streets to the buildings, the rooftops and the corners. And then it happened so fast he didn't hear the shot.

  • The Mechanic's Corner: Keep visibility high during rainy season

    Sep 23, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - A priority for mounted patrols is the ability to see clearly from inside a humvee and spot potential safety and security threats. Any obstruction to visibility is a hazard.

  • "Dragons" certify IA mechanics

    Sep 22, 2009

  • On guard at JSS Ur

    Sep 22, 2009

  • 1st Air Cav conducts presence patrol

    Sep 22, 2009

  • U.S., IA troops training the trainer

    Sep 22, 2009

    BAGHDAD - The role of U.S. combat troops in Iraq has evolved from the frontlines to the classroom, with efforts focused on training Iraqi Security Forces.

  • Phase maintenance ensures aircrafts remain battle ready

    Sep 22, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - While maintaining a constant presence in the skies to keep the local population safe from the threat of attacks from insurgents and criminals, aircraft of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade become well worn in the process.

  • Bringing the Smoke: Long Knife Trooper wins Fort Hood Boxing Championship

    Sep 22, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - When Sgt. Reshard Hicks was 10 years old growing up in Tallahassee, Fla., his grandparents couldn't seem to stop him from fighting during school. Fourteen years later, Hicks, assigned to the 27th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, "Long Knives," is still fighting, but found a much better venue at Fort Hood and III Corps' boxing tournament held at the base's Abrams Field House Sept. 9 - 15.

  • Long Knife Soldiers receive interactive Training

    Sep 22, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Approximately 350 "Long Knife" Soldiers attended a class on sexual harassment and assault known as "Sex Signals" Sept. 16, at Fort Hood's Phantom Warrior Club.

  • 'Ghost' battalion continues excellence

    Sep 21, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Even amid a hectic summer spent recovering from its recent deployment to Iraq, the 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, has been hard at work on another front, supporting its adopted school, Venable Village Elementary.

  • Fit to fight: Long Knives experiment with fitness

    Sep 21, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Before the rest of Fort Hood begins its hour of physical fitness, the Wellness Center on the base is already busy with activity.

  • Cav, IA patrol Sadr City

    Sep 21, 2009

  • Soldiers travel to VBC to celebrate the Jewish New Year

    Sep 21, 2009

    VICTORY BASE COMPLEX, Iraq - As the years add up on the 21st century, another calendar is more than 3000 years ahead of today.

  • "Crazy Horse" Soldiers receive recognition

    Sep 21, 2009

  • Cav medics train Iraqi first responders

    Sep 21, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Iraqi Security Forces are on the front lines when it comes to defending the Iraqi people, but the first responders - firefighters and emergency medical technicians - are on the front lines of public safety.

  • 1st ACB troopers partner with MiTT, IA missions

    Sep 18, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Helping assist the Iraqi Army achieve independence and the ability to provide an atmosphere of stability is one of the main missions facing the U.S. Army as it gradually draws down its presence in Iraq.

  • Biden suprises troops in Baghdad

    Sep 17, 2009

    Vice President Joe Biden took time during an unscheduled visit to Camp Liberty's, Pegasus Dining Facility, Sept. 17, to visit with Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors and Marines deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • The Mechanic's Corner: Closing outside vents keeps vehicle cooler

    Sep 17, 2009

    VICTORY BASE COMPLEX, Iraq - Leaving the outside air vents open of a humvee can cause a lot of problems for a vehicle's air conditioner. The inside of the air conditioning unit gets clogged up and no air flow is generated.

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