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  • Cavalry infantrymen seek desired badge, build international relations

    Nov 7, 2014

    Since 1944, the Army's Expert Infantryman Badge has symbolized Soldiers' proficiency in infantry skills and has played vital role in infantry tradition. Keeping with that tradition, approximately 111 infantrymen with the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment and 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Greywolf," 1st Cavalry Division, trained and tested for the EIB at Camp Casey, South Korea, October 6-23.

  • Cavalry troops conduct same scenario, use different tactics

    Nov 7, 2014

    Two troops with the 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted split multifunctional convoy training here Oct. 30.

  • Cav unit maintains 'fight tonight' readiness

    Nov 5, 2014

    With technical manuals in hand, Soldiers moved into their respective motorpools ready to perform preventative maintenance checks and services on their assigned vehicles.

  • Regionally aligned forces in Europe on display during CSA visit to Combined Resolve III

    Nov 4, 2014

    Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Gen. Raymond Odierno got a first-hand view of training the Army's regionally aligned forces to Europe during a visit to Hohenfels, Germany, to observe exercise Combined Resolve III.

  • Danish Air Assault Prep

    Nov 1, 2014

  • Cav unit partners with National Guard

    Oct 31, 2014

    CAMP SHELBY, Miss. -- In keeping with U.S. Army Forces Command Total Force Policy initiative, the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division recently visited Camp Shelby, Mississippi to discuss future training events with 155th Brigade Combat Team, Mississippi Army National Guard.

  • Cav conducts TOW missile training

    Oct 29, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Soldiers assigned to Company A, 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted training on the operation and loading procedures of TOW weapon system on an M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle during here Oct. 23.

  • Greywolf EBH Clinic "part of the family"

    Oct 28, 2014

    FORTHOOD, Texas -- The 3rd Brigade Combat Teams' Embedded Behavioral Health Clinic has experienced a great deal in the short period since its inception just over one year ago.

  • Pegasus 6 visit to Germany

    Oct 28, 2014

  • 1-82 STX Lanes

    Oct 26, 2014

  • Regimental command sergeant major visits 'Greywolf' artillerymen

    Oct 24, 2014

  • Capabilities day

    Oct 23, 2014

  • First Main gun round fired in Poland

    Oct 22, 2014

    DRAWSKO POMORSKIE, Poland -- Soldiers with Company C, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division conducted tank gunnery at the Drawsko Pomorski Training Area, Poland, Oct. 20.

  • 5th CAV Soldiers build combat arms skills

    Oct 21, 2014

    Under a clear October sky, the boom of the M2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle echoed through the arid central Texas hill country Monday afternoon at the Jack Mountain Multi-use Range, during Table 12 of gunnery training for the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment.

  • Cavalry Soldiers build leaders with monthly training course

    Oct 21, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The 215th Brigade Support Battalion "Blacksmiths," 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division is providing its junior Soldiers an opportunity to increase their knowledge and leadership skills by conducting a Junior Leadership Course here.

  • First Team honors the hug lady

    Oct 20, 2014

    "I'm very proud of the 1st Cavalry Division for doing that," said the Commanding General of III Corps and Fort Hood Lt. Gen. Sean Macfarland. "She's a wonderful lady."

  • First Team uncases colors

    Oct 20, 2014

    "The sheer number of deployments by this division serves as a continued reminder of what the price of defending this nation, our freedom and way of life is about," said 1st Cavalry Division's commanding general Maj. Gen. Michael Bills, as he prepared to deploy to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom last summer.

  • Cav battalion learns safety tips, readies for holiday season

    Oct 15, 2014

    It's the Thursday before a four-day weekend.

  • Central Texas town honors troopers, veterans

    Oct 15, 2014

    Amid a crowd of about 400 servicemembers, the air was thick with the reverence of those who have served and those who continue to serve.

  • Cavalry mechanics serve as Soldier statesmen

    Oct 14, 2014

    To build a more robust supply and maintenance program, senior Lithuanian military logisticians visited the U.S. Army motor pool in Rukla Oct. 10 to get a comprehensive look at the U.S. Army maintenance program from the ground up.

  • Lithuania's top army leader welcomes US forces

    Oct 14, 2014

    Lithuania's top army leader and members of the public welcomed U.S. Soldiers to the former Soviet-bloc country Oct. 8 in a small ceremony, briefing and public static display of Lithuanian and U.S. military vehicles and arms.

  • 3d Cav. Regt. Soldiers chat with Afghan leaders

    Oct 14, 2014

    Outside of Assistance Platform Clark, within sight of its north eastern border, is the small village of Trakai. 2nd platoon, Apache Troop, 1st "Tiger" Squadron, 3d Cavalry Regiment, along with soldiers form the Afghan National Army 203rd Corps conducted a foot patrol to Trakai Khost province, Afghanistan, Sept. 30, 2014, to speak with local leaders.

  • Fishing for Freedom Tournament anglers get drenched while enjoying annual event

    Oct 14, 2014

    Over 400 anglers gathered in the wind and rain for the 9th Annual Fishing for Freedom Bass Fishing Tournament held at Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area.

  • RC-South transitions to TAAC-South in ceremony at KAF

    Oct 14, 2014

    International Security Assistance Force in southern Afghanistan ushered in a new era during a ceremony held on Kandahar Airfield to commemorate the transition of Regional Command-South to Train Advise and Assist Command-South, Oct. 14, 2014.

  • 1-12 Cav returns from Korea deployment

    Oct 14, 2014

    The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division and families welcomed home approximately 300 Troopers of 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment Oct. 13 at Cooper Field here in the first major redeployment from their tour.

  • Latvia welcome ceremony

    Oct 14, 2014

  • The 1st Cav. brings Kandahar Airfield to a Resolute Support timeline

    Oct 12, 2014

    How do you pack up a small city-sized military encampment and move it across the world? U.S. and coalition personnel across Regional Command-South have been doing just that for some time now, led most recently with no small effort and careful planning on the part of a team of 1st Cavalry Division personnel.

  • Fort Hood Oktoberfest 2014

    Oct 8, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Kendall Cox, III Corps deputy commanding general, and his wife, Anna Marie toast during Fort Hood's Oktoberfest at the Sportsmen's Pavilion, Oct. 3. Cox and his wife cheered, "O'zapft is!" - German for "It's tapped!" - as they raised their steins. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Matthew Thompson, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

  • First Team Troopers return home

    Oct 8, 2014

  • Final deployed Air Cav Soldiers return home

    Oct 8, 2014

    More than 100 1st Cavalry Division Soldiers redeploy, including about 50 Troopers from the 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion "First Attack," 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cav. Div., during a ceremony at Fort Hood, Texas, Oct. 8.

  • Air Cav Soldiers earn their silver spurs

    Oct 8, 2014

    More than 100 Troopers with the 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion "Lobos," 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division participated during the battalion's spur ride at Fort Hood, Texas, Oct. 2.

  • 1st Cavalry tank crews build on gunnery basics

    Oct 8, 2014

    Tank crews with the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team "Black Jack," 1st Cavalry Division, conducted gunnery tables I-IV at Sugarloaf Multi-use Range at Fort Hood, Texas, from Sept. 30 to Oct. 3, 2014.

  • Cav troops remember fallen Soldier

    Oct 8, 2014

    Members of 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment "Mustangs," 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division conducted a memorial for fallen comrade Sgt. Jimmy Dewitt at Black Jack Chapel here Oct. 3.

  • Tanks arrive on tracks to replenish inventory

    Oct 6, 2014

    The 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, at Fort Hood, Texas, received 29 M1A2 Abrams tanks shipped from Fort Carson, Colorado, more than 800 miles away, via rail car, Sept. 26, 2014.

  • Cav history never dies

    Oct 6, 2014

    FORT HOOD,Texas -- Rolling by Battalion Avenue between T.J. Mills and 56th Street, a glance to the right would reveal what might appear to some people to be a graveyard -- a resting place for long-forgotten military vehicles. Those vehicles have been retired from their days of hauling and transporting Soldiers and equipment, but they are far from forgotten.

  • Fort Hood Soldiers break new ground with Armed Services YMCA, Harker Heights

    Oct 6, 2014

  • Cavalry scouts begin gunnery, prepare for crew certification

    Oct 3, 2014

    The 2nd Brigade Combat Team "Black Jack," 1st Cavalry Division gunnery exercises have begun, and with that some Black Jack cavalry scouts began preparations for crew certification by conducting live-fire exercises on a range here Sept. 23 and 24.

  • Cavalry scouts, family members unite for day of learning, fun

    Oct 3, 2014

    Almost 100 family members and friends with the 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment "Dark Horse," and 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment "Headhunters," 2nd Brigade Combat Team "Black Jack," 1st Cavalry Division took part in a day of exhibition, information and fun during a Dark Horse Family Gunnery Day here Sept. 27.

  • Bradleys, Strykers arrival in Rukla for Atlantic Resolve

    Oct 3, 2014

    RUKLA, Lithuania -- Lithuanian military leaders joined U.S. Soldiers here Oct. 4 to receive the first shipment of U.S. Army tracked and wheeled vehicles from the continental U.S. to the Baltic nation. Soldiers from C Troop, 1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, based in Vilsek, Germany; and 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, based at Fort Hood, Texas, unloaded Bradleys, Strykers, Humvees, HEMTT fuelers, Field Liter Ambulances and other tactical vehicles from railcars for use in multinational military exercises in Lithuania.

  • Combined Resolve III exercises Army's European Rotational Force

    Oct 2, 2014

    The U.S. Army's European Rotational Force will participate in a major exercise alongside NATO allies and partner-nation forces at the Army's Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas in southeastern Germany, Oct. through Nov., 2014.

  • Cav Troops arrive in Europe, ready to train

    Sep 29, 2014

  • Cav Troops prepare for Korea departure

    Sep 26, 2014

    Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division cased the battalion's colors on Cooper Field Sept. 25 at Fort Hood, Texas. The casing of the colors symbolizes the departing of the unit from Fort Hood en route to the Republic of Korea for a nine-month tour.

  • Artillerymen combine different platforms

    Sep 26, 2014

    On the command of "Fire," the sound of thunder reverberates throughout the training area. On one side of the field are tracked artillery known as the M109 Paladin, capable of firing a 155mm round up to 18 miles away. Located a couple miles away are the M207 Multiple Launch Rocket Systems, which feature a rotating turret that can swivel to the proper position just before firing a round.

  • 2-77 Field Artillery Entry Control Point 5

    Sep 25, 2014

    Soldiers of the 2-77 Field Artillery stand guard and search visitors to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, on Sept. 19, 2014. These Soldiers ensure contraband and threats stay out of KAF.

  • Planes, Trains and Ferries: 1/1 CAV equipment arrives in Europe

    Sep 25, 2014

    Before sunrise at the port, the work of Soldiers and civilians has already begun. From the massive vessel "Arc Courage," the front gate and ramp slowly lowers down, and the first pieces of cargo pour out. As various combat vehicles get their first touch of European soil, it is clear the cavalry has arrived.

  • A peek at First Team Training

    Sep 25, 2014

    Soldiers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company "Hammer," 1st Brigade Combat Team "Ironhorse," 1st Cavalry Division practice Modern Army Combatives during First Team Training Sept. 25 at Fort Hood, Texas. While driving through the brigade's footprint or taking a trip to the Kieschnick Physical Fitness Center, it is evident that MAC has become a favorite FTT activity for 1st BCT Soldiers.

  • Middle school football rivals face off at Hood Stadium

    Sep 25, 2014

    The quiet evening tranquility of Fort Hood Stadium was shattered by cheering and the sounds of heavily padded opponents crashing into each other as the Smith Middle School Leopards met their on-post post rival the Audie Murphy Middle School Falcons Tuesday evening.

  • Slovak Land Force ends mission in Kandahar

    Sep 24, 2014

    As the sun lowered and cast its evening light on Kandahar Airfield, the Slovak flag was lowered during a ceremony on their compound marking the end of their mission in Regional Command-South, Sept. 22, 2014.

  • Army Ten-Miler shadow run held on Kandahar Airfield

    Sep 24, 2014

    More than 700 coalition Service members showed up before the sun rose on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 19, 2014, to run a shadow run for the 30th annual Army Ten-Miler.

  • Local celebrity entertains Cav troops awaiting flight

    Sep 22, 2014

  • Death of a 1st Cavalry Division Soldier

    Sep 22, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who died Sept. 20 from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident in Killeen, Texas.

  • Multi-national soccer game builds partnership

    Sep 22, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Partnership and international relations are not foreign concepts for Phantom Warrior Week's champion soccer team, the 1st Brigade Combat Team "Ironhorse," 1st Cavalry Division. To celebrate their victory in the recent post-wide competition, 1BCT Soldiers practiced camaraderie through competition Sept. 22 during a friendly soccer match against Royal Netherlands Army soldiers assigned to the 11th Air Mobile Brigade attached to 21st Cavalry Brigade here.

  • 1st Air Cav commemorates 30th birthday

    Sep 17, 2014

    Col. Jeffery Thompson (right), an Oregon native and the commander for the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, and Chief Warrant Officer 5 Troy DeGolyer (left), a Maine native and command chief warrant officer for the 1st Air Cav. Bde., cut a cake at the 1st Cav. Div. Museum at Fort Hood, Texas, in commemoration of the Air Cav's 30th birthday Sept. 16. During the event, distinguished guests, including Killeen Mayor Pro-temp Elizabeth Blackstone, attended as the Air Cav celebrated the 30th anniversary of providing continuous aviation support to the nation.

  • Cavalry battalion, local middle school remember 9/11, form partnership

    Sep 17, 2014

    Members of the 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment "Headhunters," 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division here joined faculty and students of Manor Middle School in Killeen, Texas, for the 9/11 "America Supports You Freedom Walk" ceremony Sept. 11.

  • Combat support units certify convoy commanders, conduct live fire

    Sep 17, 2014

    In preparation for their upcoming gunnery exercises, the 15th Brigade Support Battalion "Gamblers," 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division certified convoy commanders during a live-fire exercise on a range here Sept. 2 through 12.

  • Service members at KAF 'Run for the Fallen' on 9/11

    Sep 16, 2014

    For 13 years, Soldiers from all over the world have fallen in the fight against terrorism. In the afternoon haze on Sept. 10 at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, coalition service members began running to remember those fallen.

  • Vietnam War Soldiers inducted into Pentagon's Hall of Heroes

    Sep 16, 2014

    Two Vietnam War Soldiers who were presented with Medals of Honor for their valor beyond the call of duty, Sept. 15, 2014, at the White House, were celebrated and inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes, Sept. 16, 2014.

  • ANA one step closer to self-reliance

    Sep 15, 2014

    3d Cavalry Regiment mortarmen advised and assisted the Afghan Nation Security Forces by teaching mortar skills to 203rd Corps' mortarmen Aug. 27, 2014, during "train the the trainer" classes so the ANSF can ultimately teach classes themselves to future generations of their own mortarmen.

  • Women volunteers needed for Ranger course assessment

    Sep 12, 2014

    The Army is asking for female volunteers to possibly attend a Ranger course in the spring.

  • The tank that never was: prototype makes state's endangered artifacts list

    Sep 12, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. -- Undoubtedly, the Skeleton Tank is a remnant of a bygone era, but it once warranted consideration as a potential solution to the problem of trench warfare during World War I.

  • Cav Soldiers dive in

    Sep 12, 2014

    Looking out at a pool filled with Soldiers and their families, a sun-kissed Soldier wearing red shorts peers into the clear, blue water looking for signs of danger. Although he doesn't have to worry about dangerous sea creatures, he does stay in a high level of alertness - because he's a lifeguard. By keeping his head on a swivel and watching for safety violations, he is able to work with his team to maintain a safe environment for patrons to enjoy a refreshing swim.

  • Cav engineer Troops bond, reflect with elementary students

    Sep 12, 2014

    Students and faculty of Maxdale Elementary School spent time with Cavalry Troops from 3rd Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division during a Freedom Walk Sept. 11 at the school to commemorate Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance.

  • Planning class comes to Cav leaders

    Sep 12, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- In any Army unit, the ability to plan effectively is a factor that can make or break mission success. To get better understanding of how to develop solid plans, Soldiers of 1st Squadron "Garryowen," 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team "Ironhorse," 1st Cavalry Division attended a three-week long Mobile Training Team Cavalry Leader Course Sept. 2 through 19 here.

  • Pegasus 6 9-11 Message

    Sep 11, 2014

    Members of Combined Joint Task Force-1, Troopers and Families of the 1st Cavalry Division and Brave Rifles of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment and Railgunners of the 41st Fires Brigade: September 11 marks a solemn occasion for our United States of America and all of the nations who lost citizens during the attacks on this country 13 years ago.

  • 1st Air Cav conducts motorcycle safety day

    Sep 10, 2014

    Soldiers with the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division begin maneuvering their cruisers during the brigade's motorcycle safety day at Hood Army Airfield, Fort Hood, Texas, Sept. 4. During the ride, Soldiers had the opportunity to relax while riding with battle buddies on their way to Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area, Texas.

  • 1st Air Cav Soldier golfs way into elite tournament

    Sep 10, 2014

    Growing up in northern Texas, he became fascinated with golf at an early age while hitting the links with his mother, father and grandfather on a course his grandfather helped establish.

  • 2014 Hispanic Heritage Month tri-signed letter

    Sep 10, 2014

    The Army honors the immeasurable contributions Hispanic Americans have made and continue to make within our Army and to our nation.

  • 1st Air Cav behavioral health team keeps Soldiers fit to fight

    Sep 10, 2014

    Behavioral health teams provide a direct link for Soldiers to address their issues and concerns. Their main goal is simple - keeping Soldiers fit to fight.

  • Eastern Europe-bound Soldiers get some culture training

    Sep 10, 2014

    To better prepare for training with Polish, Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian military forces, Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division spent two days hearing from a panel of experts on a range of topics related to working in a multinational environment from Aug. 27-28.

  • 29-year veteran Army aviator lives for 'being in the game'

    Sep 9, 2014

    A Hawaiian hula-dancing doll bobbled back and forth on the dashboard of the pick-up truck as it drove from the Regional Command-South headquarters to the rotary-wing side of the runway early one evening. It's a drive Chief Warrant Officer 5 Tom McClellan makes regularly since he's been stationed at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. Especially of late.

  • Squadron prepares for complex missions to span three countries, two continents

    Sep 9, 2014

    Soldiers of 1st Squadron "Garryowen," 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team "Ironhorse," 1st Cavalry Division, are training at Fort Hood, Texas, for Atlantic Resolve and Combined Resolve III.

  • First Team commander 'hangs out' from Afghanistan

    Sep 7, 2014

    During a deployment, keeping family and community leaders informed back on the home front is an important responsibility of the unit commander.

  • First Team Commander 'hangs out' from Afghanistan

    Sep 5, 2014

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- During a deployment, keeping Family and community leaders informed back on the home front is an important responsibility of the unit commander.

  • Lancer triathlon

    Sep 5, 2014

    Soldiers assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion "Lancer," 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team "Ironhorse," 1st Cavalry Division competed in a triathlon, Sept. 5, at Fort Hood, Texas. Participants completed a four mile ruck march, a squad collective 600 meter swim and finally ran four miles back to the starting point. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Paige Behringer, 1BCT PAO, 1st Cav. Div.)

  • 1st Cavalry Soldiers show 'initiative and dedication' at Soldier of the Month board

    Sep 4, 2014

    The line of junior Soldiers stood side by side at the position of parade rest trying to conceal their nervousness in front of the panel of senior noncommissioned officers. The questions came at the junior Soldiers in rapid succession. Not much mercy was shown to the Soldier if the answer wasn't given quickly or completely before the same question was asked to the next Soldier down the line. This continued until the correct answer was given and the questioner was satisfied.

  • 1st Cavalry unit selected for South Korea deployment

    Sep 3, 2014

    The U.S. Army's III Corps announced Sept. 3, 2014, the rotational deployment of Fort Hood's 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, to Camp Hovey and Camp Stanley, in South Korea, in October.

  • 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.