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  • Wounded Warriors, Medal of Honor recipients visit Train, Advise, Assist Command - South

    Apr 20, 2015

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Five service members made a special journey to Kandahar Airfield April 17.

  • Fort Hood Ranger team reflects on Army's elite soldier competition

    Apr 20, 2015

    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.

  • Fort Hood presents Purple Hearts, medals to shooting victims, Families

    Apr 10, 2015

    After nearly six years and a legislative wording change, shooting victims from the Nov. 5, 2009, attack on Fort Hood were recognized during a Purple Heart and Defense of Freedom award ceremony on the installation, April 10.

  • Ironhorse names Soldier, NCO of the Year

    Apr 10, 2015

    To be selected from among more than 5,000 other service members as the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Soldier or Noncommissioned Officer of the Year is a special accomplishment.

  • Never leave a fallen comrade: Cav Troopers train on casualty evacuation

    Apr 10, 2015

  • Fort Hood elementary school students host Linda Odierno for look at Pre-K program

    Apr 6, 2015

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Students and staff here at Meadows Elementary School welcomed Linda Odierno, spouse of Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, April 2, for a tour and a look at the Pre-K program.

  • Cav unit raises bar for leadership development

    Apr 2, 2015

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- When the 3rd Engineer Battalion, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division decided to create a new leadership professional development (LPD) program, they knew it had to be special.

  • Cav families gather for Easter fun

    Apr 2, 2015

    Rabbit ears, plastic eggs and more than 200 1st Cavalry Division family members filled an open field at the 1st Division Museum to participate in Easter festivities.

  • DIVARTY returns to First Team

    Apr 2, 2015

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Soldiers, Family members, and retirees from the 41st Field Artillery Brigade "Rail Gunners" and the 1st Cavalry Division gathered at Cooper Field to watch as artillery history was made during a ceremony here, April 2. On the parade field, the colors of the Rail Gunner Brigade were cased -- symbolically inactivating the unit -- and the colors of the 1st Cavalry Division Artillery were unfurled marking a return of the division artillery, or DIVARTY, to the ranks of the First Team.

  • Month of the Military Child, Army Senior Leaders Proclamation

    Apr 1, 2015

  • Pegasus 6 Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Month Message

    Mar 31, 2015

    To the Troopers, and Families of the 1st Cavalry Division, April is National Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Month which offers all of us the opportunity to focus our attention on the problem of sexual assault and harassment within our ranks.

  • Task Force Corsair assists from above

    Mar 28, 2015

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- The NATO Resolute Support Mission allows U.S. Soldiers and coalition partners to work with Afghan forces on a daily basis. While other entities are dedicated to training and advising the Afghan Air Force, Task Force Corsair, a multi-functional aviation task force, aids Afghan forces by providing full-spectrum aviation support.

  • Cav Soldiers first to transition NATO-based network in Kandahar

    Mar 27, 2015

    When Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division Soldiers deployed to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan in June 2014, they were given the mission of training, advising and assisting Afghan National Security Forces.

  • First Team honors 96-year-old WWII veteran

    Mar 27, 2015

    "I joined the seventh day of the seventh month in the 7th Cav," said Clinton Woodley.

  • Fort Hood command team welcomes Soldiers

    Mar 26, 2015

    The Fort Hood command team speaks to Fort Leonard Wood Soldiers about their projected transition to the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Hall of Fame Wrestler meets fans for book signing at Clear Creek PX

    Mar 25, 2015

    Hundreds of fans of all ages gathered at the Clear Creek Post Exchange for a chance to meet wrestling hall of famer Shawn Michaels, better known to the wrestling community as the Heart Break Kid, and to get a signed copy of his book "Wrestling for My Life", Tuesday.

  • ACS EFMP offers exciting new initiatives

    Mar 24, 2015

    In an effort to provide special education courses and resources to Army staff, parents and local education agencies, the Army Installation Management Command, Exceptional Family Member Program, brings you LRP Publications' DirectSTEP and Special Ed Connection. These exciting new initiatives are now available as children enter, progress through and exit the world of special education requirements.

  • Afghans, advisors make strides in human resources management

    Mar 22, 2015

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Since January, NATO Train, Advise, Assist Command - South (TAAC-S) advisors and their Afghan counterparts have worked diligently to improve Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) human resources management systems and training.

  • Transfer of Authority

    Mar 21, 2015

    Service members conduct a transfer of authority ceremony between Task Force Thunder of the 3rd Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment (outgoing), commanded by Lt. Col. Brian Harthorn, and Task Force Bulldog of the 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (incoming), commanded by Lt. Col. Eric Beaty, at Tactical Base Dwyer in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, March 19. The units conducted the ceremony to formally recognize the change of responsibility for the mission at the installation

  • Resolute Support deputy commander; Australian, Canadian ambassadors visit TAAC-S

    Mar 21, 2015

  • Platoon sergeants mentor future platoon leaders

    Mar 18, 2015

    Before the crack of dawn, a group of senior noncommissioned officers with the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team "Greywolf," 1st Cavalry Division, piled into a van to begin their road trip from Fort Hood to Austin, Texas.

  • Iron Horse cultivates leader development through motorcycle mentorship ride

    Mar 17, 2015

    Sixty-eight Soldiers took time to go on a 156-mile scenic motorcycle mentorship ride through Central Texas, as part of a semiannual brigade safety event March 17.

  • Cav Troops, Canadian Army bid farewell after training partnership

    Mar 12, 2015

    Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment "Thunder Horse," 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, and members of Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) of the Canadian Army participated in a farewell round-up March 12 in Killeen, Texas, to exchange gifts and share experiences in honor of the Canadian Army's two- week visit to Fort Hood.

  • Afghan military, police, civil leaders recognize International Women's Day

    Mar 9, 2015

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Several prominent Afghan leaders publicly recognized the important role women play in Afghanistan March 8 in honor of International Women's Day.

  • Train, Advise, Assist Command - South conducts battlefield promotions for two Soldiers

    Mar 5, 2015

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Two Soldiers assigned to Train, Advise, Assist Command - South received an exceptional honor at Kandahar Airfield March 1.

  • Getting TACtical

    Mar 5, 2015

    FORT IRWIN, California -- It's lonely up on the hill. The temperature has dropped from 75 degrees during the day to 50, and the wind is picking up. Pfc. Daniel Porter is pulling guard, perched in a stone bird's nest overlooking a three-mile sweep of the Mojave Desert. Behind him sits the Tactical Operations Center, the mobile command platform for the command of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division nestled in a draw in the ridgeline.

  • Brave Rifles return to Fort Hood

    Mar 4, 2015

    Families and friends of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment welcomed their troopers home after a brief ceremony on Cooper Field at Fort Hood, Texas, Feb. 23.

  • Cav Soldiers stress importance of updating DD 93

    Mar 4, 2015

    Department of Defense Form 93 is known to most Soldiers as their DD 93.

  • Brave Rifles return to Fort Hood

    Mar 3, 2015

    Families and friends of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment welcomed their troopers home after a brief ceremony on Cooper Field at Fort Hood, Texas, Feb. 23.

  • Cav trooper returns home after 64 years

    Mar 2, 2015

    After being wounded in action and taken prisoner during fighting in Unsan, Korea, in the Korean War, Pfc. Lotchie Jones, a Soldier with the 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, is scheduled to return to his family after 64 years.

  • Greywolf brigade perform CALFEX

    Feb 27, 2015

    Attack helicopters, tanks, infantry and artillery performed harmoniously with each other during the 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division combined live-fire exercise Feb. 18 at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Greywolf brigade one step closer to NTC

    Feb 27, 2015

    Units with the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team "Greywolf," 1st Cavalry Division have spent the past year training and preparing for their rotation at National Training Center.

  • 'Brave Rifles' return to Fort Hood

    Feb 27, 2015

    More than 220 Soldiers from 3d Cavalry Regiment return from deployment...

  • First Team Troopers PT it out

    Feb 27, 2015

    1st Cavalry Division Soldiers compete in a physical training challenge Feb. 20 at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Black Jack jumps the TAC

    Feb 27, 2015

    FORT IRWIN, California -- On day one of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division's rotation at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California, the Tactical Command Post sets up on a hill alongside the main route of travel out of the Rotational Unit Bivouac Area in order to direct troop movement.

  • Fort Hood celebrates African American culture, history

    Feb 26, 2015

    Soldiers from across Fort Hood came together to celebrate a century of Black life, history and culture at the Community Events and Bingo Center here Feb. 18.

  • Cav Soldiers take a knee

    Feb 25, 2015

    Soldiers took a break from their normal training and work Feb. 6 to focus on issues that matter in their everyday lives.

  • Cav families experience gunnery

    Feb 20, 2015

    The 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, hosted a Family Gunnery Day for families to get a better picture of what their Soldiers do in the field Feb. 7 at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Cav command post preps in the desert

    Feb 18, 2015

    It's 8:15 in the evening at the 1st Cavalry Division Tactical Command Post.

  • Ambassador to Afghanistan visits Train, Advise, Assist Command - South

    Feb 17, 2015

  • Infantrymen, tankers work together for combined arms exercise

    Feb 17, 2015

    As roaring tanks roll across the Clabber Creek Range and uphill toward their objective Feb. 5, infantrymen on foot engage enemy targets and fire.

  • Ironhorse career counselor earns 2nd place at U.S. Forces Command competition

    Feb 10, 2015

    A career counselor from 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team "Ironhorse," 1st Cavalry Division, earned 2nd place Jan. 29 in the 2014 U.S. Forces Command Career Counselor of the Year competition.

  • Train, Advise, Assist Command - South troops receive combat patch in historic tradition

    Feb 9, 2015

    Service members of NATO Train, Advise, Assist Command - South received a special honor at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 8.

  • Vice Chief of Staff visits TAAC-S

    Feb 6, 2015

  • Kandahar Provincial Governor visits Kandahar Airfield

    Feb 6, 2015

  • 'They go bang-bang, we go boom-boom'

    Feb 6, 2015

    Driving throughout the training area here and along the roads where Soldiers train, there are signs warning passersby of possible overhead artillery fire. The loud booms echoing throughout Fort Hood and its surrounding cities lets those who hear the sounds know when Soldiers are training, whether in daytime or at night.

  • Cavalry Troop executes Hammer Challenge

    Feb 6, 2015

    Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division held the Hammer Challenge Jan. 23 at Fort Hood, Texas. Organized by members of the unit, the challenge is an event that combines various physical and mental obstacles, in which teams from across the unit compete.

  • Cav troops have eyes in the sky

    Feb 6, 2015

    The Global War on Terrorism spurred the development of many new tools in the military's arsenal.

  • Iron Brigade to be replaced by rotational unit on Korean Peninsula

    Feb 2, 2015

    The 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, or ABCT, 2nd Infantry Division, has been on the Korean Peninsula continuously since 1965.

  • Soldiers, sailors, airmen, civilians pause to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Afghanistan

    Jan 30, 2015

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Pausing from their usual routines, a group of Soldiers, sailors, airmen and civilians gathered Jan. 19 to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a breakfast at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • Cav Troopers compete in 10-mile challenge

    Jan 27, 2015

    During six hours of grueling physical and mental challenges, engineers and other Soldiers pushed themselves to overcome the rain, mud, low temperatures and fatigue to see which team came out on top Jan. 22.

  • Afghan, Pakistani senior leaders hold bilateral meeting on border security

    Jan 23, 2015

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Senior security officials from Afghanistan and Pakistan held a bilateral meeting Jan. 22 at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, to discuss how to improve security and border cooperation.

  • Cav Soldier manipulates metal

    Jan 21, 2015

    With a click of a striker, the mixture of two gases causes a large flame to ignite. The tradesman holding the lit torch now possesses a tool that can cut through thick metal.

  • 3rd Cavalry Regiment advisers coordinate Fort Benning training for Afghan Army Leadership

    Jan 12, 2015

    Maj. Michael Provencher of 3d Cavalry Regiment travelled with five Afghan National Army leaders to a weeklong training event in mid January 2015. Provencher, along with U.S. Training and Doctrine Command leaders, will show the ANA leaders the Maneuver Center of Excellence located at Fort Benning, Georgia.

  • U.S. Train, Advise, Assist Command - South changes leadership

    Jan 10, 2015

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - The leadership of Train, Advise, Assist Command - South (TAAC-S) passed from Brig. Gen. Douglas Gabram to Brig. Gen. Viet Luong Jan. 10 at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • Cavalry Soldiers wrap up successful Atlantic Resolve rotation

    Jan 9, 2015

    Soldiers assigned to the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, had the opportunity to train alongside more than 13 different nations during multiple international exercises in Eastern Europe, Sept. 15 to Dec. 31.

  • Troops advise Afghans on Pakistan military border coordination

    Jan 9, 2015

    Leaders from NATO's Resolute Support headquarters and Train, Advise, Assist Command-East, or TAAC-E, traveled for a meeting with Afghan National Security Forces leaders to the Khyber Border Coordination Center, or KBCC, near the Torkham Gate area of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in eastern Nangarhar province, Jan. 4.

  • Afghan, U.S. troops conduct major partnered operation in Kandahar

    Jan 8, 2015

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- While people everywhere were preparing to toast the new year, Soldiers in southern Afghanistan were gearing up for one of their most important missions to date.

  • Remembering the fallen: How a Soldier's life brings a community together

    Jan 7, 2015

    "Their children are all of our children, their loved ones are all of ours and it's our responsibility as a community and as a nation to remember."- Theresa Johnson

  • Sexual Harassment, Assault: See It! Report It! Stop It!

    Dec 23, 2014

    Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination and a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. According to Army's policy on sexual harassment, it violates acceptable standards of integrity and conduct required of all Army personnel - military and civilian.

  • Greywolf Soldiers pony up for increased resilience

    Dec 22, 2014

    LAMPASAS, Texas -- In the heart of the central Texas countryside, tucked away through a long dirt road surrounded with horses, sits a retreat and wellness center, where Soldiers of 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division spent their day Dec. 12.

  • 3rd ABCT takes operations outdoors

    Dec 22, 2014

    The Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, moved brigade-wide operations from the everyday confines of their offices to the freedom of Mother Nature for the first two weeks of December at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Air Cav Trooper fights to raise autism awareness

    Dec 19, 2014

    Well before she received the diagnosis, she knew her son was facing challenges.

  • First Team CG reenlists Air Cav troopers

    Dec 19, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Michael Bills, the 1st Cavalry Division commanding general, administered the Oath of Enlistment to 12 Troopers with the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cav. Div. during a reenlistment ceremony at Cooper Field, Fort Hood, Texas, Dec. 11.

  • 3rd ABCT conducts Combined Arms Breach

    Dec 18, 2014

    Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Engineer Battalion, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted a Combined Arms Breach exercise Dec. 5 at Fort Hood, Texas in preparation for their upcoming National Training Center rotation.

  • Cav medics support 82nd Airborne Division

    Dec 16, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Flying from North Carolina to Texas, paratroopers aboard a C-130H were busy performing checks on their equipment and reviewing safety measures. Meanwhile on the ground, medics with the 1st Cavalry Division were verifying their equipment and medical procedures.

  • Social network safety: How to protect your identity online

    Dec 15, 2014

    As a result of recent world events and a continual effort to protect the force, special agents with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command's Computer Crime Investigative Unit, are strongly recommending that anyone affiliated with the U.S. military, review their social media accounts to make sure they are using the best security settings to protect their online profiles.

  • First Team - You can prevent sexual harrasment and sexual assault

    Dec 15, 2014

    Public service announcement for the 1st Cavalry Division formation on the importance of stepping up to help prevent sexual harassment and sexual assault

  • First Team CG heads up Killeen parade

    Dec 15, 2014

  • First Team trains new equal opportunity leaders

    Dec 15, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The 1st Cavalry Division Equal Opportunity Office hosted its second iteration of the Equal Opportunity Leader's Course from Dec. 8 through 16 at the 1st Cavalry Division Soldier and Family Readiness Center at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Horse Detachment says farewell to 19-year veteran

    Dec 12, 2014

  • Holiday Greetings from the 1st Cavalry Division

    Dec 12, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Michael A. Bills and Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Barteky, the command team for 1st Cavalry Division, wish Happy Holidays to First Team Troops, veterans, friends and families.

  • 'Brave Rifles,' Village of Salado bring holiday cheer with Christmas parade

    Dec 10, 2014

    With Christmas just around the corner, Troopers from the 3rd Cavalry Regiment along with the Village of Salado, ushered in a little holiday cheer at the Salado Christmas Stroll Parade Dec. 4 in downtown Salado.

  • First Team leads the way during Christmas Parade

    Dec 10, 2014

    The 1st Cavalry Division Honor Guard, Band and Horse Cavalry Detachmenent, following members of the Armed Forces YMCA, were first down Ave. D. in Copperas Cove, Texas, Dec. 6 during the Copperas Cove Christmas Parade.

  • Dirty Jobs -- CBRN Specialist

    Dec 9, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- "Gas, Gas, Gas!" As a warning alert sounds across the lanes, Soldiers hurry to don their gas protective masks within nine seconds. Regardless of physical or mental fitness, those nine seconds are critical because of the ease with which Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) attacks can disable their target.

  • Cav trades in ground vehicles for air transport

    Dec 2, 2014

    Scouts with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, recently traded in their ground transport vehicles for CH-47 Chinooks and UH-60 Black Hawks during a training exercise at Rodriguez Live Fire Complex, South Korea.

  • 1st Cavalry Soldiers trained, ready to monitor personnel returning from duty in West Africa

    Dec 2, 2014

    With only weeks to organize, Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, put into place operations for the North Fort Hood Ebola controlled monitoring site and are trained and ready to receive and monitor Service members and volunteer civilians returning from duty in West Africa.

  • 1st Cavalry Division, TAAC-S host Deputy SECDEF in Afghanistan

    Nov 29, 2014

    Deployment brings a variety of different experiences to most service members. Many service members get their first trip outside of the country, get to meet people from different countries and different cultures, and get to be part of a mission oriented team.

  • TAAC-S and 1st Cavalry Division host Thanksgiving celebration

    Nov 28, 2014

    Turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, the familiar feel and comfort of family and friends. These images are the typical ones many think of when they describe Thanksgiving.

  • Eastern Europe troop rotations could continue

    Nov 25, 2014

    U.S. troops set to provide support in Eastern Europe in the face of Russian aggression

  • NATO counterparts conduct MOUT training

    Nov 25, 2014

    Polish and American Soldiers from Company A., 2nd. Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, shared knowledge on how to clear buildings, at a range near Drawsko Pomorskie, Poland, Nov. 19, 2014.

  • Happy Thanksgiving First Team!

    Nov 25, 2014

  • A day in the life of an infantryman at Combined Resolve III

    Nov 21, 2014

    The beast's official designation is the M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle. Most Soldiers, however, simply refer to it as "The Bradley." Built in response to the menacing Soviet BMP-1, the Bradley holds the distinct role of both tank and troop transporter. Its turret encapsulates a rocket launcher and possesses a 25 mm chain gun capable of shredding everything from light tanks to aircraft.

  • First Team welcomes new band commander

    Nov 21, 2014

    It is often times during ceremonies and various performances in the Fort Hood area, the sound of the 1st Cavalry Division Band resonates across the crowd.

  • Cav paralegals on trial ... to see who's best

    Nov 21, 2014

    Army Physical Fitness Test - check. Weapons qualification - check. Oral board and essay - check. Six-mile ruck march in the cold - check!

  • Re-enlist on high

    Nov 19, 2014

  • The Cavalry parades in Riga: Team Latvia Participates in Independence Day Parade

    Nov 19, 2014

    Small children gathered along the yellow metal barricades, their faces poking through the bars to get a closer look. Whether young, old or in between, people pressed in for a closer view of the president and the troops.

  • Polish, US Soldiers conduct mortar training

    Nov 19, 2014

    Soldiers from the Polish army and U.S. troops from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, fired mortars during a training exercise Nov. 17, 2014, at a range near Drawsko Pomorskie, Poland.

  • Cav Soldier cuts music tracks in Korea

    Nov 18, 2014

    With his headphones on and music playing, the Soldier's focus is not on the world around him, but on the melodies flowing into his ears. He is busy comparing the harmony now playing to the original idea he developed in his head, debating if what he's hearing matches what he had envisioned.

  • COMISAF Visits Kandahar

    Nov 17, 2014

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Transition is in the air. The mission in Afghanistan is in the midst of numerous transitions, transition from Regional Commands to Train, Advise, and Assist Commands, the transition from one president to another, and the change in mission from combat operations to one focused on advising the Afghan National Security Forces.

  • GarryOwen hosts spur ride amid Texas chill

    Nov 17, 2014

    The cold weather did not put a damper on the enthusiasm of 25 spouses and their Families from the 2nd Battalion, 7th U.S. Cavalry Regiment "GarryOwen," 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division as they took part in spouse spur ride, Nov. 15.

  • TAAC-S hosts Afghan Security Force synchronization meeting

    Nov 16, 2014

  • Soldiers reunite at Great Place after 10 years of separation

    Nov 14, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Growing up practically inseparable from her two older brothers, Sgt. Sarah McCoy never imagined she would be separated for long from her siblings.

  • Freedom and Latvia

    Nov 12, 2014

    Freedom is one of the most common ideals for democracies around the world. The word itself is described as a relationship free of oppression or coercion and the absence of disabling conditions. It is also referenced when individuals exercise their rights or the rights of a group, such as with religion or speech. For many, freedom is having the ability to make their own decisions and express them as they see fit.

  • US, Estonian troops help town celebrate Father's Day

    Nov 12, 2014

    U.S. and Estonian troops participating in Operation Atlantic Resolve, along with local police and fire departments, helped the town of Paide celebrate Father's Day by erecting a static display of military equipment and vehicles for the locals to explore, Nov. 9, 2014.

  • A tale of two lieutenants, engineers from two armies train as they fight- together

    Nov 12, 2014

    On a day when the raw cold soaks into your bones, soldiers from A Company, 91st Engineer Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division from Fort Hood, Texas, spent the afternoon training Latvian army soldiers how to operate a U.S. Army D7R2 bulldozer.

  • It's like show-and-tell, but with really big guns

    Nov 12, 2014

    We all remember show-and-tell time in kindergarten. That time of the school year when we're allowed to bring one of our favorite toys to school, sit in a semi-circle on the carpeted area at the back of the classroom, and eagerly await our turn to show off the plastic keepsake to all of classmates and explain exactly what it means to us.

  • TAAC-S observes Veterans Day

    Nov 11, 2014

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- The Soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines of various nations who serve at Kandahar Airfield gathered near dusk to honor and celebrate the service of U.S. service members.

  • 1st Cavalry Division Veterans Day

    Nov 9, 2014

    It was 60 years ago this month when our nation observed its first Veterans Day. In his proclamation declaring 11 November Veterans Day, President Eisenhower called upon all citizens to, "solemnly remember the sacrifices of all who fought so valiantly, n the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom." Over the six decades since then, America's First Team has continued to fight on foreign shores -- in Vietnam, Kuwait, Iraq and, even now, in Afghanistan.

  • AFSBn-Germany issues European Activity Set equipment to Combined Resolve III troops

    Nov 7, 2014

    The Army Field Support Battalion-Germany conducted the second equipment issue from its newly established European Activity Set, to Fort Hood, Texas, Soldiers participating in Combined Resolve III, in Germany.