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  • Soldiers Receive Signal Corps Honor

    Apr 2, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Many sections of the Army, have awards unique to their field. For the information technology professionals of the Signal Corps Regiment Association, it is an honor to be inducted into the Bronze Order of Mercury.

  • Attack pilots recognized for valor

    Apr 2, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Three 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, AH-64D Apache attack pilots were recognized during an awards ceremony March 18 for their courageous contributions in Iraq.

  • 'Grey Wolf' Brigade Changes Command

    Apr 2, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Aca,!A"One chapter in the brigadeAca,!a,,cs history closes and another opens as my commanders and I relinquish command of this amazing brigade and its outstanding Soldiers and officers to Col. Gary Volesky and his new team of commanders,Aca,!A? said Col. David Sutherland during his change of command ceremony.

  • Journalist Reminisces About Time with Cav at the 'First Team' Ball

    Apr 2, 2008

    KILLEEN, Texas Aca,!" The 1st Cavalry Division is officially home. To celebrate and reconnect with their spouses and military family, Soldiers gathered at the Killeen Civic and Conference to Aca,!A"capture the cavalry spiritAca,!A? at their military ball March 26.

  • Cav Commander Visits Brigade at Joint Readiness Training Center

    Mar 31, 2008

  • Author, journalist visits Garryowen

    Mar 31, 2008

  • Silver Stars, sacrifices: Gold Star families honored for sons' self-less acts of heroism

    Mar 31, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" It is the third highest award given for valor. It is awarded to the elite men and woman in the military who have displayed extraordinary heroism. It is the Silver Star and few have the honor of receiving it. Many times, the award is given to those who are left behind.

  • 5-year-old cancer patient is granted wish, Soldiers up with Cavalrymen

    Mar 25, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Dangerous terrorists have infiltrated the heavily-guarded central-Texas base and there is only one person who can get the job done. Who knew the safety of the 1st Cavalry Division would be left in the hands a 5-year-old'

  • Long Knives continue to train

    Mar 25, 2008

    CSM Philip Johndrow visits the 4th Brigade Combat Team during unit training at the Join Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, LA. on March 20.

  • Black Jack Soldier recovering from life-altering surgery

    Mar 25, 2008

    Aca,!A"When he got to Kuwait, I said, Aca,!EoeYouAca,!a,,cre OK. I donAca,!a,,ct have to worry, youAca,!a,,cre safe; youAca,!a,,cre coming home and we have our future together,Aca,!a,,cAca,!A? Laura Lewis said recently about the end of her husband, Sgt. Troy LewisAca,!a,,c, 15-month tour in Iraq in January.

  • Bronze Star Medal with "V" device awarded for heroism in Tarmiyah

    Mar 25, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" A platoon sergeant for third platoon, Company D, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division was awakened by a tremendous blast on Feb. 19, 2007 while at a Joint Security Station in Tarmiyah, Iraq.

  • New Long Knives wear hearts on sleeves: First Team unit lives the legend in Louisiana swamps

    Mar 20, 2008

    FORT POLK, La. Aca,!" The newest brigade in the 1st Cavalry Division now carries the traditions dating back from the mid-1800Aca,!a,,cs, through the jungles of Vietnam and the urban warfare of Iraq on their sleeves.

  • Long Knives lengthen strike range with air-to-ground training

    Mar 19, 2008

    FORT HOOD Aca,!" Part of the Long Knife BrigadeAca,!a,,cs preparations for deploying to Iraq include integrating aerial assets into ground training.

  • Cav troops, elementary students celebrate women's history

    Mar 19, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" With Soldiers, family and friends in attendance, the 1st Cavalry Division paid tribute to womenAca,!a,,cs history at Houze Theater March 13.

  • Long Knives one step closer to deployment: Brigade conducts training rotation in Louisiana

    Mar 18, 2008

    FORT POLK, La. Aca,!" The 1st Cavalry DivisionAca,!a,,cs newly re-flagged 4th Brigade Combat Team began its mission readiness exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center with only a few hurdles to climb here March 11.

  • Senior noncommissioned officer says goodbye, thank you for the 30 years

    Mar 14, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Medals sat in perfect intervals across his chest, service ribbons clenched onto his freshly-pressed arm sleeve, laces held together his glossy dress shoes, while the big, yellow and black patch stood tall on his shoulder. But, sadly it would be the last occasion he would wear the uniform.

  • 2 BCT Run

    Mar 14, 2008

  • Cav Soldier remembered for his loyalty; faith

    Mar 14, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division gathered together March 12 to remember the life of Spc. Joshua Carrol, who died as the results of an automobile accident Feb. 26 in Cameron, Texas.

  • Troops Take a Moment to Reconnect; Pray

    Mar 14, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" In the hectic fields of battle, Soldiers are often thinking of their buddies on their right and left, hoping that they will be kept out of danger. That mentality doesnAca,!a,,ct necessarily change when the bullets stop flying.

  • Returning from 15-month deployment spurs celebration

    Mar 13, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Soldiers with the 1st Cavalry Division played pool, rode a mechanical bull, enjoyed some food and beverages and danced the night away March 8.

  • bg brooks quote

    Mar 13, 2008

    Brig. Gen. (P) Vincent K. Brooks 1st Cavalry Division Commanding General

  • "I've Been Everywhere" Video

    Mar 13, 2008

    A unique Iraq twist to Johnny Cash's popular "I've Been Everywhere" song. Features the 1st Cavalry Division in their deployment to Iraq in 2006-2008.

  • Soldiers get appreciation; polish pizza-making skills at fun-filled event

    Mar 12, 2008

    COOPERAS COVE, Texas Aca,!" Aca,!A"I donAca,!a,,ct know anybody who doesnAca,!a,,ct like pizza,Aca,!A? said Command Sgt. Maj. Philip Johndrow, the 1st Cavalry DivisionAca,!a,,cs top noncommissioned officer and a self-proclaimed pizza-lover.

  • Long Knife Artillery Battalion prepares Soldiers, Families for deployment: 5-82 Field Artillery Regi

    Mar 11, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" The Long Knife BrigadeAca,!a,,cs field artillery battalion held a pre-deployment briefing for both Soldiers and their Family Members at an offsite training area in Austin late February.

  • Cobras become Long Knives: 4th BCT, 4th inf. Div. re-flags to join 1st Cav. Division

    Mar 11, 2008

    FORT HOOD Aca,!" The 1st Cavalry Division bid farewell to one brigade combat team and welcomed another in one week.

  • Mustangs go virtual for first time since returning from Iraq

    Mar 10, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Just a few weeks after returning from a well-earned vacation, the troops from Company C, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, are already getting back in the driverAca,!a,,cs seat.

  • Brigade joins 1st Cav. Div.

    Mar 10, 2008

    4th Infantry Division's 4th Brigade Combat Team reflagged as 1st Cavalry Division's 4th Brigade Combat Team during a ceremony held on March 7th.

  • Soldiers: Key ingredient in deployment's success

    Mar 10, 2008

    KILLEEN, Texas Aca,!" Commanding general of the 1st Cavalry Division painted a portrait of the First TeamAca,!a,,cs recent deployment to Iraq during an Association of the United States ArmyAca,!a,,cs Central Texas Aca,!" Ford Hood Chapter meeting held at the Killeen Civic & Conference Center March 5.

  • Spartans ease into garrison duties with fun week

    Mar 10, 2008

    With the majority of the brigade having recently returned from vacation after their deployment, the Soldiers of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division are beginning the transition from life in a combat zone to life in garrison.

  • Cobras run together one last time

    Mar 7, 2008

  • Grey Wolf wounded warriors receive walking sticks

    Mar 7, 2008

    FOR HOOD, TexasAca,!"A group of Soldiers and civilians from the 3rd Aca,!A"Grey WolfAca,!A? Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, took a trip to Brook Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Feb. 22.

  • Sun sets on Long Knife, rises on Highlanders: 4th BCT, 1st Cav. Div. re-flags to join 1st Armored Di

    Mar 6, 2008

    FORT BLISS, Texas Aca,!" Soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division made history Wednesday as they re-flagged to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division during a noon ceremony at Noel Field March 4.

  • Senior leaders seek stronger bonds at home

    Mar 6, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Senior leaders from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, gathered with their spouses for a weekend to learn some techniques to keep their relationships strong.

  • Army Science Board meets with Ironhorse Brigade to discuss Iraq

    Mar 6, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Members of the Army Science BoardAca,!"an advisory panel of experts from various military, technical and scientific backgroundsAca,!"met with senior leadership from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division here Feb. 27 in a series of meetings to discuss lessons learned from the brigadeAca,!a,,cs recent deployment, Operation Iraqi Freedom Rotation 06-08.

  • Aca,!EoeGrey WolfAca,!a,,c CSM motivates elementary school in Austin

    Mar 5, 2008

  • Room dedicated to Medal of Honor recipient

    Mar 5, 2008

  • Black Jack FRG treats Soldiers, families with 'welcome home' party

    Mar 5, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Since Sgt. 1st Class Johnny Timmons came back home from Iraq in January, he and his wife, who have only been married a few years, havenAca,!a,,ct had too much Aca,!A"aloneAca,!A? time Aca,!A| well at least a night without her young daughter.

  • Cobras hone sniper skills: "Hounds of Hell" prepare for scheduled summer deployment to Ira

    Mar 4, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team conducted sniper familiarization and qualification at Trapnell Sniper Range Feb. 11.

  • 'Gladiator' Family Readiness Group celebrates success during ceremony

    Mar 4, 2008

  • Cav makes 'Soldiers' out of Family members

    Mar 4, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" The 8th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment conducted its first Family day, Feb. 9 at Jack Mountain Range.

  • Upcoming retreats focus on helping Black Jack Soldiers reconnect with spouses

    Mar 4, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" It has been said that absence makes the heart grow fonder, however most therapists and counselors would tell you that communication is the key to a happy and long lasting relationship.

  • Cobras give gift of life to deployed Soldiers

    Mar 4, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Soldiers lined up inside 704th Brigade Support BattalionAca,!a,,cs motor pool Feb. 7 for the chance to donate blood and help their fellow battle buddies that are currently deployed to Iraq.

  • 'Gladiator' Soldiers Party at Battalion Social

    Mar 3, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Soldiers from the 3rd Aca,!A"GladiatorAca,!A? Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Aca,!A"Grey WolfAca,!A? Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, gathered together for one night of food, fun and a great big Aca,!A"thank youAca,!A? at the 3rd BSTBAca,!a,,cs social, Feb. 15.

  • 4th Inf. Div.'s 'Cobras' to become 1st Cav. Div.'s 'Long Knives'

    Mar 3, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Fort Hood will soon say farewell to one set of colors while welcoming another.

  • Elementary school welcomes troops home

    Mar 3, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Students from Trimmier Elementary School put on a ceremony to welcome home their adopted unit from the 1st Cavalry Division.

  • Family Readiness Group honored by Black Jack leadership during luncheon

    Mar 3, 2008

    KILLEEN, Texas Aca,!" Just a few weeks after the troops from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, returned from their 15-month tour in Iraq, the leaders took time to thank several people who were vital to their success.

  • Vice President Cheney Visits 1st Cav / March Edition of Soldiers Magazine

    Feb 28, 2008

    Vice President Cheney visits 1st CAV troops that just returned from Iraq; March edition of Soldiers Magazine is out.

  • Battalion says final 'farewell'

    Feb 27, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Aca,!A"We wanted to do this ceremony today to afford all of usAca,!A| the opportunity to honor our fallen comrades one last time before the Aca,!EoeWarhorseAca,!a,,c (battalion) began to change face, as all units will do,Aca,!A? said Lt. Col. Kevin Dunlop, commander of the 3rd Squadrom, 8th Combined Arms Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division at a memorial ceremony on Feb. 15.

  • Vice President Cheney Welcomes First Team Soldiers Home

    Feb 27, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" With secret servicemen scattered in a sea of Soldiers and cameras the 1st Cavalry Division parade field looked like a scene from the next box-office suspense thriller Feb. 26. However, it wasnAca,!a,,ct a Aca,!A"HollywoodAca,!A? set.

  • Soldier Touched by Recognition From Vice President

    Feb 27, 2008

    Fort Hood, Texas Aca,!" The crisp, cool air carried a sense of appreciation, recognition and pride as approximately 9,000 Soldiers gathered specifically to hear Richard Cheney, Vice President of the United States of America, speak on Cooper Field Feb. 26.

  • Country Band Entertains Troops at Rally

    Feb 26, 2008

    Granger Smith and his band perform for troops at a rally prior to Vice President Richard CheneyAca,!a,,cs speech on the 1st Cavalry DivisionAca,!a,,cs parade field on Fort Hood, Texas, Feb. 26.

  • Vice President Speaks Surrounded by Sea of Soldiers

    Feb 26, 2008

    Vice President Richard Cheney talks to a sea of Soldiers at a rally on the 1st Cavalry DivisionAca,!a,,cs parade field on Fort Hood, Texas, Feb. 26.

  • 1st Cavalry Division Celebrates Black History Month

    Feb 22, 2008

    1st Cavalry Division Soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, celebrate Black History Month.

  • Former Cav General Gets Promoted

    Feb 21, 2008

    Lt. Gen. Joseph F. Fil, Jr., 1st Cavalry DivisionAca,!a,,cs former commanding general gets pinned with his third star by Gen. Burwell Bell, III, the U.S. Forces Korea commanding general, at Yongsan Garrison in South Korea Feb. 14.

  • Who Pulled the Trigger' New First Team Horse Hits Division

    Feb 20, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Some say that manAca,!a,,cs best friend is a trusted canine, but for 1st Cavalry Division troops it happens to have a noble steed.

  • Troop earns top honors at Leaders Course

    Feb 20, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" According to one field artillery Soldier, Fort HoodAca,!a,,cs 15-day Warrior Leaders Course was like going through a second basic training.

  • Spartans learn convoy tactics

    Feb 20, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" The 4th Brigade Combat TeamAca,!a,,cs Special Troops Battalion conducted convoy live-fire training to familiarize the unitAca,!a,,cs non-combat arms Soldiers with convoys and battle drills.

  • Gunnery prepares Cobras for Iraq

    Feb 20, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Soldiers from 3rd Battalion Aca,!A"CobrasAca,!A?, 67th Armor RegimentAca,!a,,cs headquarters recently conducted an up-armored High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles gunnery live fire exercise from Jan. 28 to Feb. 1.

  • Season of change for Wagonmasters

    Feb 20, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas - The Soldiers of 15th Sustainment Brigade gathered on Cooper Field Feb. 15 to bid farewell to the brigadeAca,!a,,cs commander, Col. Aundre Piggee, and welcome a new commander, Col. Larry Phelps.

  • Why I Serve: 'Grey Wolf' Soldier serves for others

    Feb 15, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Soldiers may join the Army for college money or to travel around the word, but they can never anticipate what they are going to experience in the military.

  • Archived Stories

    Feb 13, 2008

  • Cobra Brigade hosts Bulgarian General: Visit to live-fire training part of Fort Hood tour

    Feb 13, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" The 4th Infantry DivisionAca,!a,,cs 4th Brigade Combat Team hosted a Bulgarian general at Sugarloaf Multi-Purpose Range as part of his visit here Feb. 5.

  • 'Bone Crushers' Help Build Homes

    Feb 13, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Combat troops who served their country for more than a year in Iraq could not be asked to give any more than they already have, but one company of selfless Soldiers continues to give.

  • 'Chargers' reflect on success during deployment

    Feb 13, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" When the Soldiers of 1st Squadron, 12th Combined Arms Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, began their deployment, their area of operation was virtually shut down due to the increased spread of violence and destruction.

  • 'Grey Wolf' Commander Receives Freedom Award

    Feb 12, 2008

    Following an indescribably difficult deployment in Diyala province, Iraq, the commander of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, will be awarded the first Aca,!EoeNo Greater SacrificeAca,!a,,c Freedom Award in Washington D.C., Feb. 13.

  • Welcoming First Team Black Hawks home

    Feb 8, 2008

    Lt. Col. Christopher Joslin, the commander of the 2nd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, watches from Cooper Field as eight of his battalionAca,!a,,cs UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters fly over the divisionAca,!a,,cs parade field on their return flight to Fort Hood, Texas, Feb. 8. These helicopters recently returned to the United States via a cargo ship after completing their mission in Iraq.

  • Welcome Home! Now What' Grey Wolf Soldiers reunite with families, readjust to home

    Feb 8, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" During November and December 2007, Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, anxiously unloaded busses to walk across the parade field of the 1st Cavalry Division Headquarters and were able to greet joyous family members and friends welcoming these tired Soldiers home.

  • Injured Warrior Strives to be Back with Grey Wolf Troops

    Feb 5, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Heroes are those who go above and beyond average expectations, reaching impossible goals, putting others safety above their own and sacrificing their own lives so that others may see another day.

  • Home at Last: Soldiers Adjust to Stateside Lifestyle

    Feb 4, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Every SoldierAca,!a,,cs redeployment experience is different. Some have to find a place to live and readjust to the slow pace of garrison life while others have to adjust to a busy house full of children.

  • Troop Prepares for New Life

    Feb 4, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" After more than nine years of serving his country, one dedicated Soldier prepares for life as a civilian. But before he makes the journey from camouflage to pinstripe suits, he takes time to reflect on his life so far and recent duty in Iraq.

  • General Thanks Troops, Families for Sacrifices

    Feb 4, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Friends and family of the 1st Cavalry Division gathered at the Fort Hood Catering and Conference Center Jan. 29 to honor six First Team troopers and recognize the efforts of nearly 25 volunteers.

  • Wranglers Change Commands

    Feb 4, 2008

    15th Special Troops Battalion Change of Command Ceremony on Fort Hood, Texas, Jan. 31

  • Celebrating Change with Cavalry Class

    Feb 4, 2008

    Maj. Gen. Joseph F. Fil, Jr., of Portola Valley, Calif., outgoing commander of the 1st Cavalry Division, leads a cavalry charge down Cooper Field on Fort Hood after an uncasing and relinquishing of command ceremony Feb. 1.

  • First Team General Relinquishes Reins of the Cavalry, Brings Division Home

    Feb 4, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division unfurled their colors and bade farewell to their commanding general during a relinquishment of command ceremony at the divisionAca,!a,,cs parade field here Feb. 1.

  • Soldiers Remember Tour through Painting

    Feb 4, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Nearly every Soldier on the streets of Baghdad has a digital camera enabling them to trap their memories on a flash card. Many of those pictures will be forgotten or deleted. Others were compiled into a commemorative painting, allowing 1st Cavalry Division to bring an artistic piece of Operation Iraqi Freedom 06-08 into their living room.

  • New Soldiers welcomed, old friends missed

    Jan 31, 2008

    15th Sustainment BrigadeAca,!a,,cs farewell dinner, Jan. 25. Bidding faerwell to 16 non-commissioned and commissioned officers from both the 15th Sus. Bde., and 15th Special Troops Battalion.

  • Soldiers Remember Fallen Heroes Who Watched the Skies, Soared into History

    Jan 31, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" On a seemingly mundane Monday morning Soldiers line up one by one, not in a Aca,!A"typicalAca,!A? formation, but in chapel pews, not to mourn a the loss of, but to celebrate lives of two true American heroes.

  • Reluctant Hero: Apache Pilot Receives Distinguished Flying Cross

    Jan 30, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" A 1st Cavalry Division AH-64D Longbow Apache pilot got word that two of his friends, fellow pilots, were shot down during a fierce battle in An Najaf, a city in Iraqi Army control south of Baghdad Jan. 28, 2007.

  • Battalion Wrangled Up Patriotic Gift for Supportive Kids

    Jan 25, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Aca,!A"It reminds me of my daddy because heAca,!a,,cs been gone for a long, long, long time,Aca,!A? the little girl said in a small voice while looking off into the distance.

  • Honoring the King

    Jan 23, 2008

  • Sixth Graders Welcome Troopers Home from a War Zone

    Jan 18, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Although most junior high students are in school on a Wednesday afternoon, studying for the next math test or thinking about the next school dance, more than 100 H.G. Isbill Junior High School students got an up-close-and-personal experience with military life during a welcome home ceremony held at the 1st Cavalry DivisionAca,!a,,cs parade field Jan. 16.

  • More than a million served

    Jan 10, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Viewed more than a million times, it continues to bring families and Soldiers together by spreading information.

  • 1st Cav Comes Home / New Army Ads

    Jan 9, 2008

    First wave of 1st Cav Soldiers return home to Fort Hood, Texas; Army Debuts new Ads during All-American Bowl.

  • Black Jack Soldiers begin movement home

    Jan 4, 2008

    CAMP VIRGINIA, Kuwait Aca,!" For Soldiers from the 1st Cavalry DivisionAca,!a,,cs 2nd Brigade Combat Team, the first step home after their 15-month deployment to Iraq begins in Kuwait.

  • Service members celebrate New YearAca,!a,,cs on Taji

    Jan 3, 2008

  • Top U.S. commander in Iraq visits Taji

    Jan 3, 2008

  • Reaching the top: Sergeant Major Freyre promoted

    Jan 3, 2008

  • Blackjack families decorate bricks for deployed Soldiers

    Jan 3, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas - After more than six months of planning, selling and painting, the families of the Aca,!A"BlackjackAca,!A? Brigade finally put their bricks in place.

  • Lancers bridge cultural gaps as security improves

    Dec 28, 2007

    ABU OBAED, Iraq Aca,!" Soldiers in Company A, 2nd Aca,!EoeLancerAca,!a,,c Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division are continuing their work by patrolling in the communities near here building relationships and trust while operating out of a Coalition outpost (COP) west of Baghdad.

  • Ironhorse Brigade troopers unfurl gift flags during commemoration of famous crossing

    Dec 28, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" Soldiers from the 1st Aca,!A"IronhorseAca,!A? Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division unfurled 150 flags in a ceremony here Dec. 25 to mark the 231st anniversary of Gen. George Washington, commander of the Continental Army and later the first President of the United States, crossing the Delaware River during Christmas of 1776.

  • Ironhorse Brigade reflects on progress in OIF Rotation 06-08

    Dec 27, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" When the senior leadership and Soldiers of the 1st Aca,!A"IronhorseAca,!A? Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division first arrived to Iraq nearly 15 months ago, the security situation here was quite different from the one they now experience as they patrol the streets throughout their area of operations.

  • 1st ACB battalion cases colors: Task Force XII battalion starts mission in MND-B

    Dec 27, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" A Dec. 24 transfer of authority ceremony signaled the end of a 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, unitAca,!a,,cs 15-month deployment to Iraq.

  • Home in time for Christmas

    Dec 27, 2007

    FORT HOOD, TEXAS Aca,!" While the sleigh that landed at Fort Hood's Robert Gray Army Airfield a little after midnight on the morning of Dec. 25 didn't belong to Santa Claus, it was packed with presents for friends and families of the 1st Cavalry Division.

  • Christmas wishes granted for 1st Cav families

    Dec 27, 2007

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Christmas is almost upon the 1st Cavalry Division and thousands of military families are wishing one special Christmas wish Aca,!" to have their Soldier home from Iraq for the holidays.

  • 'Wagonmasters' uncase colors after 18 months

    Dec 27, 2007

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Nearly 18 months after casing their colors in preparation for one year in Iraq, the 15th Sustainment Brigade returned to Fort Hood and uncased their colors following a 15-month deployment.

  • Welcome Home

    Dec 27, 2007

  • Iraqi Army brings smiles

    Dec 27, 2007

    JERF AL MILA, Iraq -- Iraqi soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 9th Iraqi Army Division (Mechanized) brought smiles to the faces of children at a local elementary school in Jerf Al Mila, northwest Baghdad Dec. 17, by delivering donated school supplies and care packages.

  • "You Will Always Be an American Hero"

    Dec 27, 2007

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Aca,!A"A true American hero has fallen,Aca,!A? said Sgt. 1st Class John Shatto. With the deployment coming to an end some 1st Cavalry Division families are celebrating joyous reunions with their Soldiers. However, the harsh reality that some Soldiers have made the ultimate sacrifice during their 15-month fight against terrorism became evident at the 1st Cavalry Division Memorial Chapel Dec. 20.

  • 1ACB commander pilots last flight over Baghdad

    Dec 21, 2007

    Shanahan commanded about 3,000 Soldiers from the 1st Air Cavalry Aca,!A"WarriorAca,!A? Brigade during a 15-month deployment that saw violence in Baghdad drop to the lowest levels in nearly two years. The brigadeAca,!a,,cs Black Hawk fleet conducted missions including air medical evacuation, air assaults, commander and leader transportation and movement of personnel from base to base within the Baghdad area. Additionally, the brigadeAca,!a,,cs AH-64D Apache helicopters provided support to ground forces and disrupted roadside bomb, mortar and rocket attacks on Iraqi civilians and coalition bases. The brigades CH-47D Chinooks transported hundreds of thousands of personnel and tens of thousands of tons of cargo.

  • General visits 1ACB in Kuwait

    Dec 21, 2007


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