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

    Jun 15, 2015

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

  • Blacksmiths earn distinguished unit title

    Jun 12, 2015

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

  • 1st Cav to host Cav Week

    Jun 11, 2015

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

  • 1st Cavalry Division celebrates 240th Army Birthday

    Jun 11, 2015

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

  • New mobile SHARP app brings info to troops' fingertips

    Jun 10, 2015

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

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

    Jun 1, 2015

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

  • Standout paralegal Soldier draws on Samoan heritage

    Jun 1, 2015

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

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

    May 29, 2015

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

  • A Memorial Day message from the 1st Cavalry Division

    May 21, 2015

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

  • The long journey home

    May 18, 2015

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

  • Greywolf Brigade builds team, breaks enemy

    May 16, 2015

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

  • Standout Ironhorse leaders receive Red Newman Award

    May 13, 2015

  • Greywolf competes for best scout team

    May 13, 2015

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

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

    May 12, 2015

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

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

    May 12, 2015

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

  • Black Jack Soldier awarded the Purple Heart

    May 11, 2015

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

  • Ironhorse leaders hone skills before gunnery, NTC rotation

    May 11, 2015

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

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

    May 10, 2015

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

  • First Cavalry Division to Host CAV Week

    May 6, 2015

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

  • Afghan operations in Zabul province

    May 6, 2015

  • Love: Does a family good

    May 6, 2015

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

  • Greywolf Troopers train in 'The Box'

    May 6, 2015

  • Families, community celebrate Molly Pitcher Day

    May 6, 2015

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

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

    May 5, 2015

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

  • Summer Safety Message

    May 1, 2015

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

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

    May 1, 2015

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

  • Temple elementary students get glimpse into Army jobs

    May 1, 2015

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

  • Soldiers lead Baylor football players through Army training

    Apr 29, 2015

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

  • Operation Atlantic Resolve: a year in review

    Apr 29, 2015

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

  • Ironhorse leaders learn logistics is key to victory

    Apr 28, 2015

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

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

    Apr 28, 2015

  • First Team spouses take part in Cavalry tradition

    Apr 28, 2015

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

  • Major Afghan military operation underway in country's southeast

    Apr 28, 2015

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

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

    Apr 27, 2015

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

  • Brave Rifles Ranger-team reflects on elite soldier competition

    Apr 27, 2015

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

  • First Team troopers compete for top title

    Apr 27, 2015

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

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

    Apr 27, 2015

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

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

    Apr 24, 2015

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

  • Cav unit schools ROTC cadets in resiliency

    Apr 24, 2015

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

  • Cav unit schools ROTC cadets in resiliency

    Apr 24, 2015

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

  • Cav unit schools ROTC cadets in resiliency

    Apr 24, 2015

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

  • Cav troopers arrive in Cali

    Apr 24, 2015

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

  • Cav kid earns elite NASA opportunity

    Apr 24, 2015

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

  • Cav troopers cheer on Ride 2 Recovery

    Apr 23, 2015

  • 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.