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  • Rail Gunners volunteer to help disabled Vet

    Sep 24, 2012

    MORGANS POINT RESORT, Texas -- Despite the cloud cover and the threat of rain, 22 Soldiers from the 41st Fires Brigade, "Rail Gunners," met at lot 14 on Key Wish Drive in Morgan's Point Resort, Texas, to help a fellow brother-in-arms by adding the finishing touches to his new home, Sept. 15.

  • 'Charger' Soldiers gear up for APFR

    Sep 20, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The "Chargers" of the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division geared up for a heavy training cycle by conducting Medical Evacuation training Sept. 16, here.

  • Air Cav troopers celebrate freedom with adopted school

    Sep 18, 2012

    Photo Release

  • "Black Jack" Brigade to host Hispanic-American Heritage Month observance

    Sep 18, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas-- A Hispanic Heritage Month Observance is scheduled to take place at Howze Auditorium, here, Sept. 21, 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

  • Pilots graduate from Aviation Warrant Officer Advanced Course

    Sep 18, 2012

    Photo Release

  • A Company "Werewolves" spearhead assault training

    Sep 18, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- For the first time in a long time, aircrews of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, began training for the repel air assault, here Sept., 14.

  • Head Hunter spouses take on Cav. tradition, earn silver spurs

    Sep 13, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas--Families of Soldiers assigned to 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, navigated through an array of tasks during a spouse spur ride here Sept. 7.

  • Cav hails senior leaders, cuts birthday cake

    Sep 13, 2012

  • "Black Knight" captain helps Vietnam widow claim missing award

    Sep 11, 2012

    AUGUSTA, Ga.-- For 44 years Shelby Harding has held onto a case with her late-husband's Army and foreign medals, but with one exception; a blank space where a missing award should be.

  • Rail Gunners return home

    Sep 11, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Soldiers from 1st battalion, 21st Field Artillery, 41st Fires Brigade, returned to Fort Hood safely from their deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Sep. 1.

  • Black Jack mourns loss of fallen Soldier

    Aug 7, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas--Soldiers, civilians and family members gathered to mourn the loss of Pvt. 1st Class Joshua Holley at a memorial service held in his honor here Aug. 1.

  • 1st Air Cavalry Brigade changes command

    Aug 2, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, changed command during a ceremony Aug. 2 here at Cooper Field. Col. John Novalis, from Williamsport, Pa., relinquished command to Col. Cory Mendenhall, from Bonners Ferry, Idaho.

  • Ironhorse Brigade welcomes new leadership

    Jul 17, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas - In the time honored 1st Cavalry Division tradition, Col. Scott Efflandt relinquished command of the 1st Brigade Combat Team to Col. Steve Gilland in a Change of Command Ceremony July 12, here at Cooper Field.

  • 1st Cav farewells senior leadership, welcomes first female deputy CG

    Jul 10, 2012

    America's First Team farewelled Command Sgt. Maj. Isaia Vimoto, former division command sergeant major, Brig. Gen. James Richardson, former deputy commanding general of support, 1st Cav. Div., and hailed Brig. Gen. Laura Richardson, deputy commanding general of support for the division, during a Patch Ceremony, July 5, 2012, at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • 'Black Jack' troopers mourn loss of fallen Soldier

    Jun 25, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Soldiers, civilians and family members gathered to mourn the loss of Spc. Travis Penney at a memorial service held in his honor here, June 20.

  • Greywolf hails one commander, farewells another

    Jun 25, 2012

  • Long Knife mortar men hang rounds to improve crew proficiency

    May 14, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas--"The mortar systems' purpose is to deliver direct, accurate, lethal fire indirectly on enemy forces so our flanking units can get through," said Sgt. First Class Joe Garcia, a mortar platoon sergeant.

  • Infantryman switches gears, takes to the skies as a door gunner in Afghanistan

    May 4, 2012

    Specialist Curtis Rucker, from Mantua, N.J., joined the Army thinking his career path would leave him relegated to the ground and hauling a 100 pound rucksack as an infantry trooper. Shortly after he arrived at his first duty station, the chance to take to the sky as a door gunner came about. It was an opportunity he couldn't turn down.

  • 1st ACB begins mission transition process with 12th CAB in Afghanistan

    May 4, 2012

    CAMP MARMAL, Afghanistan -- A little less than a year ago, Soldiers from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division touched down in Afghanistan to commence what would be the brigade's first deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. As the brigade's tour is winding down and the end is now in sight, relief has arrived in the form of the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, based out of Germany. Before the 1st ACB fully hands the reigns over to the 12th CAB, the two units are conducting what is commonly referred to as a relief in place.

  • Cav supports SAAM

    Apr 12, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas --Yellow ribbons represent the supporting of troops. Pink ribbons are for breast cancer and Red stands for the fight again HIV and AIDS. Yet teal ribbons are clinging to the trees of the 1st Cavalry Division Headquarters.

  • Black Dragon Soldiers dominate obstacle course with Crossroads students

    Apr 12, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas--Soldiers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, competed against students from their adopted school at the Phantom Warrior Confidence and Obstacle Course Apr. 5.

  • Long Knife commanders remain Army Strong

    Apr 12, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas--As "Reveille" played and the American flag was raised on the morning of March 23, commanders from the company through brigade level saluted and kicked off a PT competition to assess who is the fittest in the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.

  • Returning from another Cavalicious deployment

    Apr 10, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas --1st Cavalry Division friends and family members lifted welcome home signs, American flags and division logos into the air as two white buses pulled up in front of Cooper's Field.

  • Cavalry troopers pursue EIB, demonstrate proficiency in tasks

    Apr 4, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas--"They say that the EIB is the mark of a man for an infantry Soldier," stated Spc. Royce Applegren, an infantryman assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.

  • 3BSTB conducts PT challenge

    Apr 4, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas --The 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted a physical fitness challenge at the baseball fields on Battalion Ave. here on Fort Hood to foster friendly competition and esprit d' corps amongst its units on Mar. 28, 2012.

  • Air Cav Medal of Honor recipient visits 1st ACB troopers in Afghanistan

    Mar 30, 2012

    More than 45 years removed from a fateful day in Vietnam, Col. (Ret.) Bruce Crandall returned to a war zone here in Afghanistan March 28. He's no longer a pilot-in-command, just a citizen who wanted to personally thank Soldiers for serving their country in combat. For his actions on the day of Nov. 14, 1965, Crandall was awarded the Medal of Honor by former President George W. Bush during a ceremony at the White House Feb. 26, 2007.

  • "Black Dragon" troopers build esprit de corps, earn silver spurs

    Mar 30, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas--Soldiers assigned to 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, competed amongst themselves and in teams to earn a pair of silver spurs during a unit spur ride at Fort Hood, March 12-14.

  • Field tested, Soldier approved

    Mar 30, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas--After many long hours and several days of shower-less nights in the field, the Soldiers from the 589th Brigade Support Battalion began feeling the effects of the on-going tactical operations.

  • Air Cav over the skies of northern Afghanistan

    Mar 21, 2012

  • 'Ravens' keep air traffic flowing in northern Afghanistan

    Mar 19, 2012

    CAMP MARMAL, Afghanistan - As aircraft navigate the airspace of northern Afghanistan, it is the task of air traffic controllers to provide pilots with accurate information to ensure safe flight. The 1st Air Cavalry Brigade's air traffic control team arrived in theater last June and since then has coordinated more than 100,000 air movements.

  • Thunder Horse Soldiers hone basic skills, strengthen force

    Mar 19, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas--Soldiers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, sharpened their basic level skill tasks during the unit's Thunder Horse Warrior Stakes March 5-9.

  • Army's first female division deputy commander to lead 'America's First Team'

    Mar 15, 2012

    One week after pinning on her first star, the Army Chief of Staff announced that Brig. Gen. Laura Richardson will become the Army's first female to serve as a division deputy commander.

  • Thunder Horse troopers remain in uniform, keep Army strong

    Mar 12, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas-- Thirty-two Soldiers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, renewed their commitment to serve in the Army during a mass reenlistment ceremony March, 1.

  • 'Black Jack' Soldiers build community relations, support local youth

    Mar 12, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas--According to Bell County, Texas, statistics, the city of Killeen attributes to more than two percent of the homeless youth in the county.

  • 'Mustang' troops remember fellow Soldier

    Mar 1, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- As family and friends filled the chapel, a silence fell among the Soldiers, as they waited for the memorial service for Pvt. 1st Class Joe Robinson to begin.

  • Task Force Spearhead plays key role in rescue mission of stranded Afghan policemen

    Feb 28, 2012

    Soldiers from Task Force Spearhead, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, teamed up with coalition special operations forces to conduct a search and rescue mission near the village of Cabalaq, Afghanistan, Feb. 22, 2012.

  • 'Red Dragons' bid farewell to CSM SotoBonilla

    Feb 28, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas--With a cold and blustery wind passing through their ranks, more than 200 "Red Dragon" Soldiers stood in formation to say farewell to their command sergeant major.

  • Training allows Soldiers to be "The most dangerous man on the battlefield"

    Feb 27, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Troopers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, sharpened their call for indirect fire skills on simulators here, Feb. 2.

  • Cavalry Soldiers remember former 'Warhorse' Trooper

    Feb 27, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas --Current Troopers assigned to 'Warhorse' 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division attended the funeral of Kevin M. Hardin, 25, of Copperas Cove, Jan. 27, 2012 at the Heritage Funeral Home in Harker Heights, Texas. Hardin, a former medic assigned to 2nd Platoon, Dragoon Company, 3rd Bn, 8th Cav. Regt., deployed with the battalion in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2007.

  • GREYWOLF adrenaline junkies conquer rock climbing through Warrior Adventure Quest

    Feb 27, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Soldiers with Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division participated in Fort Hood's Warrior Adventure Quest January 31.

  • Saber Squadron commemorates black history at Ellison High School

    Feb 27, 2012

    Fort Hood, Texas -- The 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division's commitment to the Fort Hood community and Black History Month is present in many ways, one of them is through the Adopt-a-School Program.

  • 'Black Jack' troopers mourn loss of Soldier

    Feb 27, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Soldiers and leaders from 2nd Brigade Combat Team "Black Jack," 1st Cavalry Division, gathered to mourn the loss of Spc. Michael Bailey at a memorial service held in his honor here Tuesday.

  • 3-82 Soldiers enjoy 'welcome home' meal

    Feb 27, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Nothing says welcome home quite like a hot meal.

  • Artillery Soldiers say goodbye to mentor

    Feb 27, 2012

    FORT HOOD, TX -- 1st Sgt. Jeffrey Minton saw a lot during his tenure as first sergeant. From awards to promotions and a six month deployment to Iraq and Kuwait, there was always something going on.

  • 'Black Jack' brigade looks toward New Year

    Feb 27, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- For more than eight years the U.S military has actively worked throughout Iraq. Now, with the military drawdown complete, units' can reflect on their legacies they left behind.

  • Lancer Soldier runs extra mile

    Feb 27, 2012

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait--It is early dawn as the sun has yet risen and the morning wind whips the awaiting marathon runners as they attempt to keep warm and stretch. For one runner in particular, this is his 19th marathon.

  • "Rough Riders" perform, commemorate Black History Month at local school

    Feb 27, 2012

    KILLEEN, Texas--Seven Soldiers from 27th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, performed at Peebles Elementary School's Black History Month program here Feb. 9.

  • 1st CAV artillerymen train Soldiers, NCOs in range operations

    Feb 27, 2012

    FT. HOOD, Texas -- Soldiers from 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted rifle marksmanship training at the Black Gap range complex here, Feb. 8.

  • GREYWOLF Soldiers compete in Combatives tournament

    Feb 27, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas--Modern Army Combatives is being taught throughout the military as a self-defense tool for deployed troops in combat operations. MAC adopted Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, a fighting style that encompasses takedowns, breaking or dislocating bone joints and several neck chokes.

  • Cold Steel troopers observe Black History Month in Afghanistan

    Feb 20, 2012

    In Afghanistan, Soldiers from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division marked Black History Month with an observance Feb. 18 at the Camp Marmal Chapel.

  • Spiritual fitness takes Soldiers to new heights

    Jan 20, 2012

    HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas--Several First Strike Soldiers along with the help of their battalion chaplain and his assistant, made small work of some oversized boulders while showing the true strength of their combined spiritual fitness.

  • Everything is Roses for the Horse Cavalry Detachment

    Jan 20, 2012

    PASADENA, Calif. -- The 1st Cavalry Division's Horse Cavalry Detachment rang in 2012 in Pasadena, Calif. by representing the First Team for the ninth time in the 123rd Annual Tournament of Roses Parade Jan 1.

  • Stallion medics compete for "Best"

    Jan 20, 2012

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- The sky was overcast and the climate cool as Soldiers donned protective body armor and helmets. These Soldiers steeled themselves, steadied their nerves and readied their weapons for the next life-saving ten minutes of their lives

  • "Long Knife" troops keep skills sharp

    Jan 20, 2012

    FT. HOOD, Texas -- Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, ruck marched out to the Black Gap range complex in order to conduct rifle marksmanship training, here Jan. 11-12.

  • TF Guns provides Soldiers opportunity to succeed

    Jan 17, 2012

    With the Army downsizing, soldiers are finding it a challenge to remain competitive in their military occupational specialties and stay in the Army. Soldiers at FOB Kunduz are helping other Soldiers improve their GT scores in order to further their careers and create new opportunities within the Army.

  • "Longknife" troops train to win

    Jan 17, 2012

  • Ironhorse Soldier selected, competes for MI award

    Jan 17, 2012

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- Apple Valley, Ca. native, Spc. Matthew McPherson, a military intelligence (all source) analyst, assigned to the A Co., 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, works at a computer terminal, here, Jan 9. McPherson was selected among five peers who competed in the Ironhorse Brigade for the Command Sgt. Maj.(Ret.) Doug Russel Award, an award given to those with outstanding achievements within the Military Intelligence community. He will now compete against fellow Soldiers at the Department of the Army level.

  • Turning wrenches isn't all TF Guns' mechanics do

    Jan 16, 2012

    Ground maintenance soldiers within Company E "Equalizers", Task Force Guns, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, have been conducting convoy missions on a regular basis, which is uncommon for ground mechanics from an aviation unit.

  • Soldiers in Afghanistan honor MLK's legacy

    Jan 12, 2012

    In Afghanistan, Soldiers from the 615th Aviation Support Battalion, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, honored King's legacy during a ceremony Jan. 10 at the airfield dining facility. The Soldiers recounted the timeline of King's life through poems, songs and speeches.

  • 2-20th earns 2nd AAME

    Jan 12, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Soldiers from Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery Regiment, 41st Fires Brigade made a prediction last year, and it came true. Not only did the Black Knight Soldiers accomplish what many Soldiers only dream about, but they did it twice.

  • You've got mail

    Jan 3, 2012

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- It is 2:30 in the afternoon and Soldiers are lining up in front of a connex, excitedly waiting for the doors to open.

  • Ironhorse contractor gives to troops

    Jan 3, 2012

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- Sitting on the side of a short concrete t-wall, he sports blue jeans, a brown Carhartt jacket, and comfortable athletic shoes. Topping off the ensemble is a tan ballcap embroidered with his unit's insignia; it is a fitting outfit for his personality.

  • New mission, new equipment

    Jan 3, 2012

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- When Operation Iraqi Freedom began in 2003, it was the first war where frontline troops were equipped largely by the Army Prepositioned Stock, or APS.

  • Lancer brothers stay together

    Dec 29, 2011

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- It is common for Soldiers to meet up after years of being assigned to the same unit, but it is unique for two brothers to have the same timeline documented on their enlisted record brief.

  • Ironhorse changes tack

    Dec 27, 2011

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- Over the past five months, Soldiers of the 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division took on the responsibility of securing Iraq's roadways running south to Kuwait, aiding in the successful withdrawal of over 30,000 troops and millions of dollars worth of equipment. With one historic moment complete, their mission continues.

  • Phoenix Soldiers green on communication

    Dec 19, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas--Communication is essential to the basic every day operations and it is the key to every successful mission in the Army. Like all others functional skill-sets in the Army, communication is a skill that requires constant training, upgrades and reevaluation.

  • 1st Cav. logisticians provide 'supplies for the skies' in Afghanistan

    Dec 18, 2011

    Soldiers with the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade's supply, support and activity warehouse work around the clock to provide everything from office supplies to highly expensive aircraft parts.

  • Soldier gets back to 'old' routine following deployment

    Dec 16, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas-- As Sgt. Quentin Johnson hugged four of his children, the weariness from long months spent deployed seemed to melt away. He had been waiting for what seemed like forever for this moment, and when it was over, he finally felt like he was home.

  • 1st Air Cav inducts new NCO's in a time honored ceremony

    Dec 14, 2011

    The 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division held an NCO induction ceremony Dec. 10 at the USO where 44 recently promoted sergeants were formally inducted into the corps of the noncommissioned officers.

  • 41st Fires Bde. host St. Barbara's Ball

    Dec 12, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas--There were no horse-drawn carriages seen on this night. It was more plausible to say "Cinderella arrived at the ball on an M-270 Multiple Launch Rocket System."

  • 1st Air Cav night launch

    Dec 4, 2011

  • 1st Air Cav flies high

    Dec 4, 2011

  • TF Lobos unscheduled maintenance always has the fix

    Dec 4, 2011

    Soldiers from Company D, Task Force Lobos, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, perform unscheduled maintenance on a daily basis to help maintain a high operational rate for the task force's aircraft fleet.

  • Soldier awarded Army's highest peacetime award for valor: the Soldier's Medal

    Dec 2, 2011

    CAMP MARMAL, Afghanistan -- A Soldier assigned to the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, was awarded the Army's most prestigious peacetime award for valor, the Soldier's medal, during a ceremony here Dec. 1. Capt. Dennis Edwards received the award for his efforts to extract two drivers whose vehicles had caught fire during a traffic accident in Killeen, Texas on the morning of Jan. 27, according to the citation.

  • Armament technicians work long nights to keep Apache helicopters in the fight

    Nov 29, 2011

  • Servicemembers affirm their faith in Afghanistan

    Nov 28, 2011

    CAMP MARMAL, Afghanistan -- In an affirmation of faith, five servicemembers stationed here were baptized Nov. 27 at the Camp Marmal Chapel. Snow-capped mountains provided the backdrop for a frigid late November morning, as inside the chapel, warmth was garnered by a congregation of worshippers who witnessed the five servicemembers publically proclaim their belief in a higher power.

  • Air Cav troopers conduct medical seminars with Afghan females

    Nov 27, 2011

    In northern Afghanistan, three female Soldiers assigned to the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted medical seminars with Afghan females near the town of Tapagurghan Nov. 16-20, 2011.

  • ISAF Joint Command visits Camp Marmal, 1st Air Cav for Thanksgiving

    Nov 25, 2011

  • Soldiers push their bodies to the limits during powerlifting competition in Afghanistan

    Nov 22, 2011

    CAMP MARMAL, Afghanistan -- He stood there poised, ready to put his body to the test. As sweat dropped from his pores, Sgt. Brian Patterson took a deep breath and seemingly released every last grain of physical exertion that lurked inside of him. As he successfully lowered and raised 565 pounds perched on his upper back, camera flashes from a crowd of roughly 100 Soldiers and civilians filled the scene. Patterson was one of the more than 40 participants who took part in a powerlifting competition that took place Nov. 20 at the Camp Marmal Gym.

  • Live from Afghanistan: it's the Zack & Jim Show with the 1st Air Cav

    Nov 21, 2011

    CAMP MARMAL, Afghanistan -- It's been almost six months since the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade deployed to Afghanistan and it can be assumed for many in the Fort Hood area it has been that long since the community has heard the voices of many 1st ACB Soldiers. Zack Owen and Jim Cody, hosts of the "Waco 100" radio show, "The Morning Show with Zack and Jim" changed that by letting 1st ACB Soldiers voices be heard throughout Central Texas. Owen came to Afghanistan and from November 14th through the 18th hosted their morning radio talk show live from the 1st ACB's headquarters at Camp Marmal, Afghanistan.

  • 1st ACB flying high over Afghanistan

    Nov 18, 2011

  • "Long Knife" warriors reintegrate through adventure quest

    Nov 9, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Redeployed 1st Cavalry Division troopers leaped, climbed and free fell during controlled activities as part of the morale, welfare and recreation sponsored reintegration training, Warrior Adventure Quest, Oct. 31-Nov. 4.

  • More than just driver's training

    Nov 8, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- In college you are normally required to write an essay either introducing yourself to the class or explaining why you are taking the class that you signed up for. If you ask a Soldier if he's ever been required to do the same before attending driver's training, well, he most likely will say no.

  • Greywolf spouses receive free oil changes

    Nov 8, 2011

    KILLEEN, Texas -- It's one less thing that our Soldiers have to come back home and worry about, stated Jason Lee, 1st Command consultant.

  • Rail Gunners certify JROTC program

    Nov 8, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas--Around the second week of March, the 41st Fires Brigade was visited by 80 junior reserve officer training corps cadets from the A.J. Moore Academy located in Waco, Texas. During their visit, the cadets were able to get front row seats for a small glimpse of a military lifestyle.

  • 'Steel Dragon' Soldiers write the final chapter of their Iraq-era legacy

    Nov 8, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq--After deploying earlier this year, 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division is busier than ever on Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq as they prepare to apply the final touches to a legacy that has been forged since March 2003.

  • Warhorse Soldiers return at last

    Nov 8, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas--Just shy of a year-long deployment in Iraq, the Warhorse Soldiers made their final stop at Fort Hood and rightfully saying "mission complete." The Soldiers with the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division were greeted by spouses, children, parents, close friends, and significant others during a welcome home ceremony held for the unit on Cooper Field, Nov. 2.

  • Long Knife troopers lend a helping hand to local school

    Nov 8, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas--Soldiers assigned to 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, took time out their work schedule to help Brookhaven Elementary School pass out fundraiser orders Nov. 3.

  • Rail Gunners fight for fitness

    Nov 7, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas--Physical training is part of the daily routine for most Fort Hood Soldiers. However, the Rail Gunners have taken the average Army physical fitness test, turned up the degree of competition, threw in some extra motivation, added some morale boosters, and came out with a challenge that would recognize the most physically fit unit and Soldier within the brigade.

  • Soldiers celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Iraq

    Oct 18, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq --Soldiers of the 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, along with other units on Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq, commemorated Hispanic Heritage Month with a celebration on Sept. 14, 2011.

  • Deployed Air Cav troopers, spouses conduct joint spur ride

    Oct 13, 2011

    CAMP MARMAL, Afghanistan -- Eight-thousand miles separated them, but an event with rich cavalry traditions managed to bridge that distance gap for one day at least. Deployed Soldiers of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, currently in Afghanistan, along with their spouses back at Fort Hood, conducted a joint spur ride, Oct. 6.

  • IHP and Ironhorse Soldiers and make Iraqi roads safer

    Oct 11, 2011

    COS ECHO, Iraq -- As vehicles drove down Highway 1, they didn't expect to be required to cross the median onto the other side of the highway.

  • Profiles in extreme courage…Battle-tested former Army Rangers visit 1st ACB troopers in Afghanistan

    Oct 11, 2011

    CAMP MARMAL, Afghanistan -- Whether it was enduring a 500-foot combat jump onto the small island of Grenada, patrolling the jungles of Vietnam, or navigating the streets of battle-ravaged Mogadishu, Danny McKnight, Keni Thomas, Max Mullen, and Charlie Manis have experiences that few others can account for.

  • GREYWOLF Soldiers dominate combatives tournament

    Oct 11, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq -- The story of modern Army combatives (MAC) began in 1995, when the commander of the 2nd Ranger Battalion ordered a reinvigoration of martial arts within the battalion.

  • TF Spearhead's 'The Fonz' can fix anything with his magic touch

    Oct 9, 2011

  • TF Spearhead 'will pump you up'…with fuel

    Oct 8, 2011

    TF Spearhead, of the 1st ACB, 1st Cavalry Division, pumped their millionth gallon at Camp Victory Sept. 25.

  • Battle tested former Army Rangers visit 1st ACB troopers in Afghanistan

    Oct 7, 2011

    CAMP MARMAL, Afghanistan -- Whether it was enduring a 500-foot combat jump onto the small island of Grenada, patrolling the jungles of Vietnam, or navigating the streets of battle-ravaged Mogadishu, Danny McKnight, Keni Thomas, Max Mullen, and Charlie Manis have experiences that few others can account for.

  • Bulldog Platoon sharpens teamwork with medical training

    Oct 3, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING STATION GARRY OWEN, Iraq -- Bulldog Company has chosen to be proactive as 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division prepares to transfer Contingency Operating Station Garry Owen to Iraqi Security Forces and move their equipment to Contingency Operating Base Adder in advance of the drawdown of United States Forces-Iraq later this year.

  • Physical resiliency for body and mind

    Sep 30, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq -- The GREYWOLF brigade is in the process of molding 21st century, combat ready Soldier-athletes by ensuring they are well rounded in the following pillars: physical, social, emotional, family and spiritual. These pillars of fitness ensure Soldiers are balanced and able to perform under many challenging situations.

  • 'Steel Dragon' builds friendship with local Dhi Qar villagers

    Sep 30, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq -- 'Steel Dragon' Soldiers from Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, have been busy during Operation New Dawn. The entire battery has worked hard to plan, execute, and support missions. At a village near Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq Sept. 20, Soldiers continued to build on their relationships with the Dhi Qar locals when they visited them during a recent mission

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