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  • 1st Air Cav Soldiers keep Gray Eagles soaring

    Sep 3, 2014

    Capable of flying in excess of 20,000 feet in the air, the MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system provides real-time surveillance, reconnaissance and attack capabilities to aid Troopers on the ground and aircraft in the sky.

  • 1st Air Cav conducts open house

    Sep 2, 2014

    Kaley, 12, sits in the front seat of an AH-64 Apache helicopter during the open house hosted by the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division at Hood Army Airfield, Fort Hood, Texas, Aug. 21. During the free and open-to-the-public event, more than 150 participants were able to see aircraft, vehicles, and weapons of the Air Cav up close and personal, and had the opportunity to speak to pilots and other Troopers in the brigade.

  • Maximizing mission efficiency at the lowest level

    Sep 2, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- On a given day, an Army intelligence analyst might double as a master fitness trainer or a combat medic may be a road guard. Because Soldiers are expected to possess a broad spectrum of skills, it is important they conduct routine and specialized training to keep up with the Army's changing needs.

  • FET training teaches soldiers how to work with Afghan women

    Aug 30, 2014

    Even though International Security Assistance Forces troop numbers continue to fall throughout Afghanistan, there is still a need for qualified Soldiers to work with one of the country's largest groups: women.

  • 1st Cav PSOs keep division leaders safe in RC-South

    Aug 28, 2014

    As the Regional Command-South commanding general shakes hands with partners or as the command sergeant major examines base defenses, there is a Soldier always nearby with a radio in his ear, rifle in hand and head on a swivel. While everyone else focuses on the events of the day, he silently is watching for signs of danger.

  • Cav assists children for first day of school

    Aug 27, 2014

    Soldiers with 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment; 215th Brigade Support Battalion; and 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment assisted the students and parents on the first day of school Aug. 25 at the Miller Heights Elementary School, Bellaire Elementary School, and Venable Village Elementary School, respectively.

  • Cav Soldier steals the show

    Aug 26, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The theater was quiet, with the audience focused on the empty stage. Out walked a woman wearing a black dress and smiling from ear to ear. She lifted the microphone off of its stand and stood in the middle of the stage with the spotlights beaming down on her. A soft melody started playing from the speakers as she took a deep breath in preparation for the song she was about to sing -- a song she wrote. Spc. Tierra Kirts, a Pineville, Louisiana, native and a human resources specialist with Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, sang at the Urban Music Review Aug. 16 at the Killeen Arts and Activity Center.

  • Leaders participate in team challenge, build working relationships

    Aug 26, 2014

    Leaders with the 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment "Headhunters," 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, at Fort Hood, Texas, came together in competitive spirit for a leadership challenge, Aug 15, 2014.

  • Greywolf supports fitness center

    Aug 25, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Day in and day out, hundreds of Soldiers burn countless calories at the Greywolf Physical Fitness Center lifting weights, running on treadmills, and playing racquetball. In addition to enjoying the facilities at the fitness center, Soldiers with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division assist the gym staff in providing various, free services to its patrons.

  • Old Ranger does Army Physical Fitness Training

    Aug 25, 2014

    Jim Wright also known as Old Ranger runs with Soldiers during Army Physical Fitness Training on Fort Hood, Texas, Aug. 20. Wright a retiree of more than 20 years dedicates his time to encouraging Soldiers on Fort Hood. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Brandon K. Anderson, 13th Public Affairs Detachment/Released.)

  • Soldiers load vehicles, equipment for Atlantic Resolve

    Aug 25, 2014

    Soldiers in the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, wasted no time staging, loading and securing several hundred tracked and wheeled vehicles and other pieces of equipment onto railcars Aug. 19 for shipment to locations in Germany, Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

  • Soldiers train, build teams, conduct counseling for First Team Training

    Aug 25, 2014

    In the midst of preparing for another round of multinational training exercises overseas, Soldiers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team "Ironhorse," 1st Cavalry Division, took a Thursday to focus on professional development during "First Team Training," a 1st Cavalry Division initiative to reinforce and reserve time for the Army's traditional "sergeant's time training."

  • 3d Cavalry Regiment pays last respects

    Aug 25, 2014

    Friends and family in Shalimar, Florida, honored Sgt. 1st Class Samuel C. Hairston, during his funeral Aug. 21, 2014. In Afghanistan, his fellow Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Ghazni paid their respects to Hairston during a memorial, Aug. 19, 2014.

  • TF Muleskinner's 1st Commander's Cup Competition

    Aug 25, 2014

    The soldiers of 5th Squadron "Muleskinner" Squadron 3rd Cavalry Regiment, have spent their deployment deep into retrograde operations since their arrival.

  • Cav conducts best by test

    Aug 25, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- With rucksacks on their backs and sweat dripping down their faces, Soldiers pushed themselves in order to be identified as the best. Task after task, Soldiers were graded on their performance and compared with the other teams striving to claim the prestige associated with being the top performer. About 600 Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted a "best by test" competition Aug. 15 through 20 at Fort Hood to measure excellence across the field artillery battalion. The top teams received Army Achievement Medals and guidon streamers to display their success.

  • Soldiers train, build teams, and conduct counseling for First Team Training

    Aug 21, 2014

    In the midst of preparing for another round of multinational training exercises overseas, Soldiers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team "Ironhorse," 1st Cavalry Division, took a Thursday to focus on professional development during "First Team Training," a 1st Cavalry Division initiative to reinforce and reserve time for the Army's traditional "sergeant's time training."

  • Excess medical equipment donated to Mirwais Hospital in Kandahar

    Aug 19, 2014

    Staff from Mirwais Hospital in Kandahar and the Ministry of Public Health came to Kandahar Airfield to pick up donated medical supplies Aug. 17, 2014.

  • Milley takes FORSCOM colors, Allyn departs Fort Bragg to become Army vice chief

    Aug 18, 2014

    Gen. Mark A. Milley took charge of the Army's largest command, Aug. 15, 2014, as his predecessor, Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, relinquished the U.S. Army Forces Command colors and departed for duty in Washington, D.C., to be the 35th vice chief of staff of the Army.

  • 3rd Cavalry Regiment platoon conducts mounted, dismounted patrol with ANA's 203rd Corps military pol

    Aug 18, 2014

    Bandit Troop commander, Capt. Andrew Coleman, along with 2nd Platoon Bandit Troop, 1st Squadron, 3d Cavalry Regiment, went on a combined mounted and dismounted reconnaissance patrol with the Afghan National Army's 203rd Corps Military Police to the south east of FOB Lightning Aug. 4, 2014.

  • Cav slams motorcycle safety

    Aug 14, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- With a roar emanating from the muffler every time the throttle is twisted, a Soldier prepares to get evaluated on how well he implements safety measures as he rides. Headquarters and Headquarters Troop "Hammer," 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division provides motorcycle riders with experienced mentors to help stress the importance of safety while riding on a motorcycle on Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Aspiring litigator learns military law with the Cav

    Aug 13, 2014

    During physical training, he is the only person in the company formation wearing civilian attire. During duty hours, he could easily be mistaken for a contractor as he walks the hallways of the 1st Cavalry Division Headquarters in his polo shirt, khaki pants and dress shoes.

  • Infantryman serves for his family

    Aug 11, 2014

    FORT HOOD,Texas -- Walking down the ramp of an M2A3 Bradley, Spc. Jose Ramirez stops and sees a squad of infantryman running toward the vehicle. He takes a breath as he makes his last round of checks on the vehicle and returns to his position in the gunner's seat. The squad members run up the ramp and squeeze into their bench seats. A command to raise the ramp is given and then executed. He grabs the hand control station of the turret to prepare himself for the upcoming trial. This is all in a day's work for Ramirez.

  • Gone but not forgotten, Cav troops remember fallen Soldier

    Aug 9, 2014

    Members of Company D, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment "Black Knights," 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, traveled to San Antonio, Texas, July 31 for a time of remembrance and reflection of a fallen comrade.

  • Air Cav offers cadets glimpse of Army aviation

    Aug 6, 2014

    A handful of cadets were afforded a rare opportunity to participate firsthand in Army aviation here recently.

  • Artillery brigade gets new commander

    Aug 6, 2014

    In front of the 1st Cavalry Division headquarters, Col. Patrick Gaydon took command of the 41st Field Artillery Brigade.

  • 1st Air Cav welcomes new commander

    Aug 6, 2014

    The 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, welcomed a new commander during a change-of-command ceremony at Cooper Field here Aug. 5.

  • Cav team gets 'Branded' in Kandahar

    Aug 1, 2014

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- First in Tokyo, first in Pyongyang. Now, among the last in Kandahar. On Aug. 1, the 1st Cavalry Division Headquarters, serving as headquarters, International Security Assistance Force Regional Command-South, held a historic combat patch ceremony, marking the continuation of the storied First Team legacy.

  • Cav Soldiers, Make-a-Wish collaborate for ill child

    Jul 30, 2014

    Chances to make wishes are plenty. People wish upon a star. They throw pennies into wishing wells. They even make wishes and blow out birthday candles. One 1st Cavalry Division child had an unforgettable wish granted on his birthday July 28.

  • Professional development, collaboration key to Ironhorse mission

    Jul 29, 2014

    Amid twin missions as the NATO Response Force and European Response Force, Col. John DiGiambattista, commander, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, is putting in the hard effort to help develop his unit's leaders.

  • 1st Air Cav trains to fight local, national wildfires

    Jul 25, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The National Fire Outlook for 2014 is expected to be higher than normal across most of the southwestern states, southern California and Alaska, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.

  • Brave Rifles: here to help

    Jul 25, 2014

    The 3d Cavalry Regiment has arrived in Afghanistan and replaced the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), in Regional Command-East, Afghanistan, and has been tasked with the responsibility to train, advice and assist the Afghan National Security Forces and NATO base closures within its area of operation.

  • One team one fight: 1st Cav participates in new study

    Jul 24, 2014

    The secretary of defense rescinded the direct ground combat assignment rule, which stated that women could not serve in certain duty positions. While groundbreaking, this action did not open all of the military occupational specialties that are currently closed to women. In the effort to make strides toward opening all MOSs, the Army is executing a study to assess the physical demands required to do those jobs.

  • November 5, 2009 Fort Hood Shooting Memorial breaks ground

    Jul 24, 2014

    Ground was broken in Killeen this week for a memorial to the victims of the November 5, 2009 Fort Hood shooting that left 13 dead and 31 wounded.

  • U.S. Army, General Motors and Raytheon announcing new training initiative for transitioning Soldiers

    Jul 24, 2014

    Tuesday, July 29, Deputy Chief of Staff G-1 Lt. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg joined by Lynn A. Dugle, Raytheon Company Vice President, and Steve Hill, General Motors Vice President, will kick-off the "Shifting Gears" Automotive Technician Training Program during a proclamation signing beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Pentagon Courtyard.

  • Round Rock Express recognizes Soldiers with Military Appreciation Night

    Jul 24, 2014

    -- More than 350 Soldiers from the 3rd Cavalry Regiment enjoyed a night of free baseball courtesy of the Round Rock Express during its Military Appreciation Night held July 17 at the Dell Diamond baseball field in Round Rock, Texas.

  • Veteran 3CR bikers share experience, build camaraderie with new riders

    Jul 24, 2014

    Motorcycle riding is a pastime enjoyed by many Soldiers across Fort Hood. The hobby continues to grow with new riders taking to the streets each day. The warm summer months coupled with longer days create an opportunity for new motorcyclists to learn the intricacies of handling a bike on the open road. But with new riders comes inexperience which sometimes can lead to unintended mishaps.

  • Air Cav executes first 'Warrior Challenge'

    Jul 15, 2014

    Soldiers prepare to launch rubber balls at the opposing team during the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade's "Warrior Challenge" at Fort Hood, Texas, July 2. At the conclusion of the dodge ball tournament, the 2nd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st ACB, 1st Cavalry Division, reigned supreme. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Calvert, 1st ACB PAO, 1st Cav. Div.)

  • Retired Cav Soldier honored decade after explosion

    Jul 15, 2014

    It was ten years ago that retired Sgt. James Wilson was in an explosion that would change his life forever.

  • FORSCOM Assumption of Responsibility, July 11, 2014

    Jul 11, 2014

    Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, commanding general, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) hosted an Assumption of Responsibility Ceremony for Command Sgt. Maj. Scott C. Schroeder, 53, who assumed duties as the FORSCOM command sergeant major.

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

    Jul 8, 2014

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

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

    Jul 8, 2014

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

  • 1st Cav reaches out, reinforces community connections

    Jul 8, 2014

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

  • Ironhorse live fire exercise

    Jul 8, 2014

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

  • Stepping up; female mechanic loads tank during gunnery

    Jul 8, 2014

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

  • Regional Command South Independence Day Ceremony

    Jul 5, 2014

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

  • 1st Cavalry Division Arrives on Kandahar Airfield

    Jul 5, 2014

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

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

    Jul 5, 2014

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

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

    Jul 5, 2014

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

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

    Jul 2, 2014

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

  • First Team commander adds second star

    Jun 30, 2014

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

  • First Team commander engages unit command teams

    Jun 30, 2014

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

  • 1BCT Soldiers return from European journey

    Jun 30, 2014

  • Asking the hard questions

    Jun 26, 2014

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

  • Army announces 33,000 positions now available to women

    Jun 20, 2014

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

  • Excellence in Cavalry challenges Phantom Recon troops

    Jun 17, 2014

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

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

    Jun 17, 2014

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

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

    Jun 12, 2014

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

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

    Jun 10, 2014

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

  • Exercise Saber Strike 14 demonstrates international cooperation

    Jun 10, 2014

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

  • Ironhorse Brigade shares gunnery skills with Estonian chief of defence

    Jun 9, 2014

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

  • First Team, community come together

    May 29, 2014

  • Cav spouse emerges victorious from personal struggle

    May 29, 2014

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

  • Behind the goggles at BLORA

    May 28, 2014

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

  • Battalion readies for deactivation

    May 27, 2014

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

  • NATO forces train for multinational future during Combined Resolve II

    May 22, 2014

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

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

    May 20, 2014

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

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

    May 20, 2014

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

  • Pass or fail, EFMB candidates endure tough training

    May 20, 2014

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

  • B/2-5 and Albanians urban assault

    May 19, 2014

  • Secretary McHugh visits for Capabilities Day

    May 19, 2014

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

  • Lithuanians and MWD

    May 19, 2014

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

    May 18, 2014

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

  • From railhead to motor pool

    May 5, 2014

  • Parsberg Railhead

    May 5, 2014

  • Lancers go back to school for career day

    May 2, 2014

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

  • Personal approach pivotal to sexual assault prevention

    Apr 10, 2014

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

  • Fort Hood shooting victims honored at memorial ceremony

    Apr 10, 2014

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

  • Brigade welcomes new command team

    Apr 7, 2014

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

  • Engineer battalion sports new colors for new leader

    Apr 4, 2014

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

  • Engineers role redefined in changing Army

    Mar 31, 2014

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

  • A first time for everything -- including NTC

    Mar 27, 2014

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

  • Cav Trooper takes unique opportunity to remember fallen Soldier

    Mar 26, 2014

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

  • First Team welcomes new commander

    Mar 6, 2014

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

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

    Mar 6, 2014

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

    Mar 3, 2014

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

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

    Feb 28, 2014

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

  • Preparing for an overhaul

    Feb 27, 2014

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

  • Cavalry adds maneuver power

    Feb 24, 2014

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

  • First Team engineer receives Purple Heart

    Feb 24, 2014

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

    Feb 18, 2014

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

  • Fort Hood Garrison Command hosts 2014 Chili Cook-off

    Feb 18, 2014

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

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

    Feb 12, 2014

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

  • Troopers compete in combat livesaver games

    Feb 12, 2014

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

  • Chaplains recognize faithful member

    Feb 10, 2014

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

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

    Feb 10, 2014

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

  • 3rd BCT, 1st Cav verifies signal equipment

    Feb 6, 2014

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

  • Heavy armor returns to Europe to support rotational forces

    Jan 31, 2014

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

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

    Jan 31, 2014

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

  • Cav unit gets more gear rolling from Texas to California

    Jan 29, 2014

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

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