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  • Ironhorse Soldiers receive combat patch

    Sep 16, 2011

  • Tribal leaders visit GREYWOLF commander at COB Adder

    Sep 16, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq -- Tribal Leaders from the surrounding areas of Contingency Operating Base Adder came to pay a visit to the GREYWOLF commander. Four sheikhs and a government official had a long and pleasant meeting with the 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Brigade Commander, Col. Douglas C. Crissman.

  • Air cav troopers take aim with German firepower during small arms range

    Sep 14, 2011

  • 'Saber' Squadron keeps mass casualty reaction skills sharp

    Sep 9, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE DELTA, Iraq -- 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division regularly conducts mass casualty (MASCAL) scenario training at Contingency Operating Base Delta, to keep Soldiers' medical and evacuation skills tuned.

  • MG Spoehr visits Contingency Operating Station Echo

    Sep 9, 2011

  • Lancers visit nearby village

    Sep 9, 2011

  • "Long Knife" Soldiers complete their New Dawn mission in Iraq

    Sep 8, 2011

    After completing a year-long deployment to Iraq, Soldiers assigned to 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, cased their colors during a Transfer of Authority Ceremony at Contingency Operating Site Marez, Sept. 4. "Long Knife" troopers began their deployment to northern Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn on Sept. 1, 2010, and the transfer of authority to 4th AAB, 1st Armor Division, marks the formal completion of their mission.

  • Germany's deputy defense minister sees German-American partnership during 1st ACB visit

    Sep 2, 2011

    CAMP MARMAL, Afghanistan -- Germany's Deputy Defense Minister, Sec. Thomas Kossendey, visited Soldiers of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, stationed at Camp Marmal, Aug. 31.

  • Air Assault Training comes to Fort Hood

    Aug 29, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Filled with adrenaline, commitment and motivation, Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team "Ironhorse", 1st Cavalry Division familiarized themselves with the Fort Hood obstacle course, in preparation for Air Assault Course, 18 Aug.

  • Saber works with locals to better life

    Aug 29, 2011

  • Baltimore Raven's Donate Backpacks

    Aug 29, 2011

  • New training program makes exciting debut

    Aug 29, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas-- Soldiers from 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade Rear Detachment, 1st Cavalry Division, have had a busy month of training but nothing as pressing as the Junior Soldier Development Training competition that occurred Aug. 16-19, 2011 here at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Chargers secure the skies in southern Iraq

    Aug 29, 2011

    BASRAH, Iraq -- To ensure the safety of their fellow comrades, surveillance teams often use ground or aerial imagery to track where friendly troops are located.

  • Fresh taste of Lake Belton

    Aug 29, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas--The "water dogs" of Company A, 589th Brigade Support Battalion, 41st Fires Brigade pumped nonpotable water from Lake Belton and converted it into potable water using a tactical water purification system during a three-day field training exercise at the Belton Lake and Outdoor Recreation Area from Aug. 16-18.

  • Military wife; military life

    Aug 29, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas-- An army wife wears many hats; mother, wife, employee, friend, confidant, caretaker, and more--but, Debbie Jarzynkowski somehow makes it look easy. While working full time as a manager at the Fort Hood Area Thrift Store, and the Family Readiness Group leader for 575th Forward Support Company, she also volunteers more than 180 hours a month, and is a full-time wife, mother, and grandmother to her husband, seven children, and three grandchildren. She is a licensed teacher for Child Protection Service, and has fostered 93 children throughout the years.

  • Cavalry troopers learn skills to success

    Aug 27, 2011

    There are many ways to improve yourself while deployed. A group of Soldiers and Airmen worked on self-development during a class at Contingency Operating Base, Warhorse, Aug. 2.

  • 'Black Jack' Soldiers transition base

    Aug 24, 2011

    A training base, full of history between the Iraqi army and U.S. forces, transitioned Aug. 21. Soldiers of Company A, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, U.S. Division " North, officially transitioned Kirkush Military Training Base, Iraq, back to the Iraqi army.

  • Task Force Guns descends on Afghanistan, takes on mission

    Aug 23, 2011

    Task Force Guns, part of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, currently deployed in northern Afghanistan, is conducting combat operations supporting ground coalition forces in Regional Command North.

  • 'Red Dragon' medics continue to train Iraqi counterparts

    Aug 22, 2011

    Soldiers with 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, U.S. Division-North, trained Iraqi Army soldiers on various medical tasks to help ensure they have the knowledge and capability to take care of injured comrades.

  • 'Red Dragon' medics continue to train Iraqi counterparts

    Aug 22, 2011

    Soldiers with 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, U.S. Division " North, trained Iraqi Army soldiers on various medical tasks to help ensure they have the knowledge and capability to take care of injured comrades. Capt. David Marcoux, a Lancaster, Ohio, native and physician assistant for "Red Dragons," and a team of medics traveled to 4th Battalion, 17th Iraqi Army Brigade's compound and conducted medical training exercises.

  • 1st ACB conducts night air assault with coalition forces in RC-North

    Aug 22, 2011

    Soldiers from Task Force Lobos, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division conducted a night air assault mission with coalition forces in Regional Command North Aug. 19.

  • 1st ACB conducts night air assault with coalition forces in RC-North

    Aug 22, 2011

  • Scouts conduct culmination event

    Aug 22, 2011

  • Cavalry troops utilize first fully operational DDTC in the Army

    Aug 22, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq -- Thanks to the support of the entire GREYWOLF Brigade and the hard work of Staff Sgt. Wesley P. Jackson, the noncommissioned officer in charge of the Deployed Digital Training Campus, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division boasts the first fully operational DDTC in the Army.

  • "Long Knife" Brigade begins return from Iraq

    Aug 22, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- A contingent of Soldiers assigned to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division returned from Iraq to "The Great Place" Aug. 17.

  • Texas congressmen visit 'Long Knife' troopers

    Aug 19, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq -- U.S. Representatives John Carter and Michael Burgess, both representing Texas, visited U.S. Soldiers currently deployed in support of Operation New Dawn at Contingency Operating Base, Marez, Iraq, Aug. 13.

  • IRONHORSE TAKES THE REIGNS

    Aug 19, 2011

    COS KALSU, Iraq " For the fourth time in the history of the Ironhorse Brigade, the uncasing of colors once again takes center-stage in the blowing sands of Iraq.

  • 1st Cav. Div. enlisted leader makes tour of southern Iraq

    Aug 17, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq--In a first-ever visit to 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division here in southern Iraq, Division Command Sgt. Maj. Isaia Vimoto conducted a tour of the brigade's areas of responsibility to build morale and familiarize himself with the troops and their mission in support of Operation New Dawn.

  • ‘Black Dragon’ Soldiers join time-honored NCO corps

    Aug 15, 2011

    As leaders in the United States Army, noncommissioned officers have a responsibility to provide outstanding leadership to the troops they lead. Nine Soldiers assigned to 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, joined the corps of noncommissioned officers, acknowledging that responsibility, during an NCO induction ceremony on Contingency Operating Site Marez, Iraq, Aug. 5.

  • 589th hosts Logisticians' Best-by Test

    Aug 15, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas--Roughly 30 logisticians from the 589th Brigade Support Battalion and 575th Forward Support Company completed a grueling week-long competition to find out who is the best in their field, Aug. 8-12.

  • Task Force Attack draws the line in the sand

    Aug 10, 2011

    The Soldiers of Task Force Attack, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, currently attached to 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, face a high operational tempo in eastern Afghanistan.

  • Task Force Attack draws the line in the sand

    Aug 10, 2011

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHARANA, Afghanistan -- "When the challenge is drawn in the sand…the Soldiers step up," said Maj. Paul Berg, a native of Stuttgart, Ark., executive officer of Task Force Attack.

  • Ironhorse Soldier achieves unknown dream

    Aug 10, 2011

    COS KALSU, Iraq -- When enlisting in the United States Army as a private in 1992, David Weising never imagined rising to the level of major.

  • GREYWOLF Brigade Judge Advocate celebrates JAG corps birthday

    Aug 10, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq -- On Friday, June 29 2011, the GREYWOLF office of the Brigade Judge Advocate celebrated the 236th birthday of the Army JAG Corps, at the Coalition Dining Facility on Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq. Soldiers and officers from 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, were joined by JAG offices from other units on COB Adder. The celebration commemorated the contributions of thousands of Army attorneys who, for the past 236 years, have dedicated themselves to preserving and strengthening our constitutional form of Government.

  • ‘Farewell Thunderhorses’

    Aug 10, 2011

  • ‘Black Knight’ troops deliver accuracy on range Cavalry tanks, Bradleys prepare for patrols

    Aug 8, 2011

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, completed live-fire exercises with newly acquired vehicles at Memorial Range near Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, July 27-30. “Black Jack” Brigade troops conducted a live fire accuracy screening test using the M1A2 Abrams main battle tank, zeroed M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle weapon systems and conducted transition fire from Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected vehicles.

  • ‘Long Knife’ Soldiers transfer JSS India to Iraqi Army

    Aug 8, 2011

    Soldiers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, transferred Joint Security Station India, located near Mosul, to the 2nd Iraqi Army Division, Aug. 3. U.S. Soldiers operated from JSS India since 2005, but more recently the compound located within Al Kindi Military Base housed American troops dedicated to training Iraqi soldiers during Operation New Dawn.

  • Charismatic chaplain helps troopers keep the faith in Afghanistan

    Aug 8, 2011

    CAMP KUNDUZ, Afghanistan -- It's another hot and dusty Sunday morning, and service is about to begin at the Camp Kunduz Chapel.

  • Task Force Guns trooper works hard to achieve the American dream

    Aug 8, 2011

    CAMP KUNDUZ, Afghanistan -- Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness: three rights that have inspired millions of immigrants over time to make the journey to the United States.

  • ‘Mustang’ mortarmen display operational readiness

    Aug 7, 2011

    Soldiers assigned to 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted mortar training operations on and near Contingency Operating Base Warhorse, Iraq, July 23. Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd AAB, conducted the training to certify mortar crews and company support personnel deployed in support of Operation New Dawn.

  • Mullen talks security at Ninewa Combined Coordination Center

    Aug 7, 2011

    During what is expected to be his final trip to visit troops in Iraq, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen, met with Iraqi Security Forces leaders to discuss progress in northern Iraq, August 1. Mullen led a roundtable discussion with local police, army, and Kurdish Security Forces leaders, as well as U.S. commanders from 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, and U.S. Division " North at the Ninewa Combined Coordination Center and heard firsthand about efforts the ISF have made in improving security in Mosul and Ninewa province.

  • "Blacksmith" Soldiers receive Combat Badges

    Aug 5, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq -- Col. Douglas C. Crissman, commander, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, awarded the Combat Action Badge and the Combat Medic Badge, to various BLACKSMITH Soldiers who were under direct hostile enemy fire during combat operations in Iraq on May 8, 2011 during a ceremony at the Memorial Hall, on Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq July 29, 2011. The Combat Action Badge may be awarded to any Soldier after the date of September 18, 2001 performing duties in an area where hostile fire pay or imminent danger pay is authorized, who is personally present and actively engaging or being engaged by the enemy, and performing satisfactorily in accordance with the prescribed rules of engagement.

  • Iraqi training center gains independence; "Eagle" cuts ties to come home

    Aug 5, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq -- Evidenced by the shift in operations throughout Iraq, U.S. Forces are preparing to transition out of the country.

  • Mullen visits Fort Hood troops in Iraq

    Aug 3, 2011

    The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, visited Soldiers assigned to 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, at Contingency Operating Base Marez, Iraq, Aug. 1. Mullen met with service members to show his gratitude for their hard work and sacrifice in support of the brigade’s advise, train and assist mission in U.S. Division " North.

  • Keeping spiritually fit in a combat zone

    Jul 30, 2011

    As 1st Lt. Jeremy Dillard prepared to jump into Iraq as a member of the 173rd Airborne Brigade during Operation Iraqi Freedom, he carried only one personal item with him: his Bible. Now, years later, he strives to explain to Soldiers the importance of staying spiritually fit while deployed.

  • U.S. forces transfer COS Sykes to ISF

    Jul 25, 2011

    U.S. forces officially transferred responsibility of Contingency Operating Site Sykes to Iraqi Security Forces, June 14. Soldiers assigned to Battery A, 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, spent more than a month preparing the base for use by 10th Brigade, 3rd Iraqi Army Division.

  • Information systems NCO provides technical support to Cavalry troopers in Iraq

    Jul 25, 2011

    Soldiers deployed in support of Operation New Dawn rely heavily on communications to conduct their daily operations, whether it means sending an e-mail or making a phone call. Sergeant Matthew Cogburn, senior information systems noncommissioned officer assigned to Company B, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, ensures Soldiers stay mission-ready by successfully maintaining communication lines throughout the brigade.

  • ‘Long Knife’ troops transfer responsibility of JSS IMN

    Jul 22, 2011

    As Operation New Dawn continues, service members throughout Iraq now shift into security overwatch roles as they transition military bases to Iraqi control. Soldiers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, oversaw the transfer of Joint Security Station Iraqi Media Network from U.S. control to the government of Iraq, July 15.

  • Route clearance training means safer roads

    Jul 22, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE BASRAH, Iraq -- As the United States Forces-Iraq mission transitions, the Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division continue to focus on conducting force protection missions. Part of those missions is ensuring that the Iraqi Security Forces are able to take over the missions as the re-posturing of USF-I continues.

  • 'Saber' Squadron brings Wasit military leaders together

    Jul 22, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE DELTA, Iraq - On July 13, leaders from 6th 'Saber' Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division met with Iraqi military and intelligence leaders on Contingency Operating Base Delta to discuss security matters and Iraqi Air Force capabilities in Wasit province.

  • TF Lobos medevac crews conduct rescue hoist training with Germans

    Jul 18, 2011

    CAMP MARMAL, Afghanistan -- Since arriving in theater in late May, the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division has established its place in the NATO footprint and has forged partnerships with NATO allies.

  • Military working dogs train for the mission

    Jul 15, 2011

    Traversing over mounds of dirt and broken rocks as easily as most people walk down a paved road, nose to the ground and ears alert, the large, sleek dog easily found what he was looking for " a box of explosives. The dog’s handler, not a terrorist network, planted the explosives for training purposes, and to send a message " it’s hard to hide from a military working dog’s nose.

  • “Rough Rider” medics train troops at U.S. base in Iraq

    Jul 12, 2011

    Combat medics assigned to Company C, 27th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted a combat lifesaver course for service members stationed at Contingency Operating Site Marez, July 4-8. During the five-day medical refresher course, the service members trained on how to treat a casualty until professional medical help arrives.

  • “Long Knife” food service specialist goes the extra mile to build morale

    Jul 12, 2011

    Before leaving China, Spc. Jun Zhao promised his mother he would go to America and make something of himself. Zhao, currently assigned to Troop D, 1st Squadron, 9th Squadron, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, enlisted in the military four years ago as food service specialist.

  • GREYWOLF takes top prize at division stakes competition

    Jul 12, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq -- The 36th Infantry Division held its quarterly Arrowhead Stakes competition July 1 to name southern Iraq’s Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter.

  • ‘Long Knife’ Soldiers celebrate Independence Day in Iraq

    Jul 11, 2011

    Deployed in support of Operation New Dawn, “Long Knife” Soldiers assigned to 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, celebrated America’s 235th birthday while serving together in Iraq. Soldiers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th AAB, participated in a pre-Independence Day cook-off, July 1, to allow troopers to take time out of their schedules for fun and competition.

  • MP supply sergeant key leader in turn-in process

    Jul 11, 2011

    As Soldiers of 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, prepare to decrease the size of the brigade’s footprint in Iraq under Operation New Dawn, some troopers are increasing their work hours transitioning equipment and supplies. Brigade leadership regularly chooses Soldiers who put forth extra effort as “Long Knife Transition Soldier of the Week,” recognizing the troops for dedication to the mission in U.S. Division " North.

  • Soldier clears brush, expands protection

    Jul 11, 2011

    When deployed, even a seemingly simple task such as clearing brush around a base enhances security and increases protection for troops operating in the area. Sergeant Cody Stevens, a heavy equipment operator assigned to Company C, Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, earned the title of “Ironhorse Strong” Soldier of the Week for clearing out areas obscured by overgrown brush around Contingency Operating Base Warhorse, June 18 - 22.

  • Saber Squadron counters indirect fire operations

    Jul 11, 2011

    The Soldiers of Bandit Troop, 6th ‘Saber’ Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, along with their Iraqi Security Force partners, sought out insurgents attempting to use indirect fire assets against the local security forces in Wasit province, Iraq, by conducting area reconnaissance, July 6, 2011.

  • 1st Air Cavalry conducts rare sling load operation in Afghanistan

    Jul 11, 2011

    Soldiers from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted a rare sling load operation July 6, 2011, using a CH-47F Chinook helicopter to transport another Chinook helicopter from Camp Kunduz to Camp Marmal, Afghanistan.

  • 1st Air Cav conducts rare sling load operation in Afghanistan

    Jul 11, 2011

    CAMP MARMAL, Afghanistan -- Soldiers from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted a rare sling load operation July 6, utilizing a CH-47F Chinook helicopter to transport another Chinook helicopter from Camp Kunduz to Camp Marmal.

  • Rail Gunners swim, bike, run to finish

    Jul 11, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas--Several officers from the 41st Fires Brigade jumped-off the start of their day with a little exercise as they competed in the Stillhouse Hollow Triathlon held at Dana Peak Park, July 10.

  • Band commander receives award

    Jul 11, 2011

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On November 16, 1776, a private in the First Company of the Pennsylvania Artillery named John Corbin was mortally wounded during a battle at Fort Washington on Manhattan Island.

  • 'Black Knights' receive combat service patch

    Jul 11, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq "U.S. Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment "Black Knights", 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, crowded into a hot conference room to celebrate a milestone event.

  • GREYWOLF transition teams prepare to hand over responsibility to U.S. Department of State

    Jul 8, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE BASRAH, Iraq - The camel-like silhouettes of United States Forces-Iraq Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicles disappear on the horizon as a new dawn comes to Iraq.

  • Medic plays versatile role at clinic

    Jul 7, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE WARHORSE, Iraq -- Whether treating a Soldier with a cold or helping save the life of a wounded warrior, there is always something to keep a medic busy while deployed.

  • Mortar training lights up southern Iraq

    Jul 7, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING STATION GARRY OWEN, Iraq -- Mortarmen from the 38th Brigade, 10th Iraqi Army Division met with Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division for joint training on a 120mm mortar system to include a four-round live-fire mission on July 4, at Contingency Operating Station Garry Owen.

  • Iraqi soldiers learn M198 basics at GETS

    Jul 6, 2011

    Iraqi soldiers of 102nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Iraqi Army Division, conducted emplacement and displacement procedures training on the M198 155mm howitzer at Ghuzlani Eagle Training Site, Iraq, June 28. Field artillerymen assigned to Battery B, 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, advised and assisted Iraqi soldiers to effectively use the portable weapon system for future operations.

  • ‘Thunderhorse’ Soldiers prepare new MRAPs

    Jul 6, 2011

    Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Advise and Assist Task Force, 1st Infantry Division, added new Maxx Pro Plus armored vehicles to their fleet at Contingency Operating Site Warrior, Iraq, June 27. Maj. Christopher Rozhon, Brigade Logistic Support Team chief, 1st AATF, said “Thunderhorse” Soldiers of 2nd Bn., 12th Cav. Regt., turned in their Maxx Pro vehicles and prepared the Maxx Pro Plus after conducting inventory and stripping down what they needed from the older models.

  • Combined operation kills 100 insurgents in eastern Afghanistan

    Jul 6, 2011

    KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Coalition Forces killed approximately 100 insurgents and wounded more than 40 while conducting combat operations in the Watahpur Valley, June 25-30, along the Afghan/Pakistan border.

  • First Team takes flight in Afghanistan

    Jul 6, 2011

    First Team takes flight in Afghanistan

  • Maj. Gen. Spurgin presents coins to GREYWOLF Soldiers

    Jul 6, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq -- Maj. Gen. Eddy M. Spurgin, commander, 36th Infantry Division, United States Division-South, presented coins to various GREYWOLF Soldiers in front of the 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division headquarters at Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq, June 27, 2011. Coins were handed out for exceptional service in support of Operation New Dawn during his recent visit.

  • 1st Air Cav takes charge of aviation mission in northern Afghanistan

    Jul 6, 2011

    CAMP MARMAL, Afghanistan -- During this past year, Soldiers of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, trained and prepared for a unique mission in an unfamiliar area of operations. The brigade, with a plethora of combat veterans from the war in Iraq, was faced with a new challenge: deploy and execute combat operations in the rugged and mountainous terrain of Afghanistan.

  • Iraqi Prime Power Production Course students learn CPR

    Jul 6, 2011

    Soldiers from the 215th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, recently taught a cardiopulmonary resuscitation course to a group of Iraqi Army Soldiers with the Prime Power Production Course for the Government of Iraq Ali Power Academy.

  • 1st ACB celebrates Independence Day with combat patch ceremonies

    Jul 6, 2011

    CAMP MARMAL, Afghanistan -- Any soldier who is assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division dons the division’s patch on his or her left shoulder sleeve as a formality.

  • Spouse on mission to West Point

    Jul 6, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas--The spouses of several hundred Soldiers laced up their walking shoes and headed out on a mission that would take them all the way to New York and back.

  • Operation Iron Lion sweeps Ninewa province ISF showcase ability to protect citizens, defend Iraq

    Jul 5, 2011

    Following months of collective training with 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, members of the Iraqi Security Forces conducted Operation Iron Lion at Ghuzlani Warrior Training Center and Ghuzlani Eagle Training Site, Iraq, June 27. Iron Lion is a capstone training demonstration performed at the provincial level to demonstrate Iraqi Security Forces’ capabilities and the ability of its units to work cohesively to defend Iraq.

  • Soldiers improve communication skills

    Jul 5, 2011

    Whether organizing a patrol with Iraqi Security Forces or talking to subordinates about roles in a training exercise, good communication is key to success. Soldiers from 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, focused on improving interpersonal communication skills during a class at Contingency Operating Base Warhorse, Iraq, June 28.

  • Iraqi soldiers practice marksmanship, prepare for Operation Iron Lion

    Jul 3, 2011

    Days before taking part in a battalion live fire exercise to culminate their training at Ghuzlani Warrior Training Center, Iraqi soldiers conducted a dry run with their M16 rifles, June 22. Staff Sergeant Michael Blake, a scout assigned to Troop A, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, taught soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 10th Brigade, 3rd Iraqi Army Div., a class about marksmanship skills to be used during their Operation Iron Lion event, set for June 27.

  • Cavalry Soldiers honor fallen comrades

    Jul 3, 2011

    The sound of taps echoed through the dining facility at Contingency Operating Site Cobra, Iraq, as Soldiers of 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, reflected on memories of two fallen comrades, June 28. Staff Sergeant Russell Proctor, 25, from Oroville, Calif., and Pfc. Dylan Johnson, 20, a native of Tulsa, Okla., both of Troop C, 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regt., 2nd AAB, died from injuries sustained while conducting operations in support of Operation New Dawn in Diyala province, June 26.

  • ‘Kings of Battle’ train Iraqi field artillerymen

    Jul 2, 2011

    Since November 1775, U.S. Army field artillerymen have become renowned for their use of indirect fire weapons support to provide timely, accurate and lethal deliveries of artillery munitions. More than 200 years later, modern-era “Kings of Battle” serving with 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, are advising, training and assisting their Iraqi partners on how to use fire support weaponry to defend Iraq.

  • 'Ghost' combat medic supports troops behind the lines and in the field

    Jun 28, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq -- Since deploying to U.S. Division - North last fall, Soldiers from 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, assumed responsibility for the mission of advising, training and assisting Iraqi Security Forces in support of Operation New Dawn.

  • Iraqi soldiers defend position during company level training at GWTC

    Jun 28, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq -- Concealing themselves in camouflaged firing positions, Iraqi soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 10th Brigade, 3rd Iraqi Army Division, worked as a company to defend their positions during defense training at Ghuzlani Warrior Training Center, Iraq, June 20.

  • Ghost troopers mentor, develop Iraqi Army leaders

    Jun 28, 2011

    Soldiers of 3rd Brigade, 2nd Iraqi Army Division, successfully qualified with their M16A4 rifles after firing several magazines of ammunition at a live-fire training range at Joint Security Station India, Iraq, June 16, 2011.

  • Sgt. Maj. of the Army visits COS Marez

    Jun 28, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq -- Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III met with senior U.S. Division " North leaders, spoke with Soldiers and witnessed U.S. and Iraqi troops working together during a visit to Contingency Operating Sites Marez and Diamondback in Ninewa province, Iraq, June 23.

  • Rail Gunners promote health

    Jun 28, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Leaders from throughout the 41st Fires Brigade attended a risk reduction and health promotion meeting to discuss Soldiers’ mental health and ways to prevent incidents in the 41st Fires Bde. conference room, June 22.

  • Dark Knight LTAT continues to train

    Jun 25, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE BASRAH, Iraq -- While debate continues on the future of Iraq and the potential re-posturing of United States Forces-Iraq, Alpha Distribution Company, 215th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cav. Division, Logistical Training and Advisory Team, remains focused on their mission.

  • New police officers graduate MPSA

    Jun 20, 2011

    Soldiers assigned to Task Force Shield, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, and Iraqi officials watched as police academy graduates showcased newly acquired skills at the Mosul Public Service Academy, June 12. During the four-week basic recruit training course at the MPSA, students learned the fundamentals of operating as police officers, including police ethics, martial arts, evidence collection, crime scene security, marksmanship and rights of the accused.

  • Iraqi soldiers practice ambush techniques

    Jun 20, 2011

    Soldiers of Troop C, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted ambush training with troops from 1st Battalion, 10th Brigade, 3rd Iraqi Army Division, at Ghuzlani Warrior Training Center, June 9, 2011.

  • Making the transition

    Jun 20, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE WARHORSE, Iraq " As a new unit begins to take over an area from a unit rotating home, they can face a pretty steep learning curve; meeting local leaders, developing an understanding of the enemy in the area, and setting up routes for supplies are just some of the many things a unit has to consider. Fortunately, there is usually a wealth of information right there with them: the unit they are replacing.

  • Greywolf celebrates Army's birthday

    Jun 20, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq -- On June 14, 1775, the United States Army was established and approved by congress as the Continental Army. On June 3, 1784, The Congress of the Confederation officially created the United States Army. Since then, the Army has proven itself time and time again in defense of our great nation.

  • Iraqi mortar crews build confidence, prepare for Operation Iron Lion

    Jun 20, 2011

    Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 10th Brigade, 3rd Iraqi Army Division, conducted a mortar live-fire exercise at Destiny Range in Ninewa province, Iraq, June 16, 2011, in preparation for Operation Iron Lion.

  • Iraqi soldiers increase proficiency at GWTC

    Jun 20, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq -- For the past six months, Soldiers assigned to 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, worked with battalions from 3rd Iraqi Army Division, to improve the units' modern warfare tactics.

  • Father and son deploy with Greywolf brigade

    Jun 20, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq -- On Dec. 6, 1907, Monongah, W.Va. was the scene of a mining disaster in which 210 fathers lost their lives. Mrs. Grace G. Clayton organized the first observance of Father’s Day on July 5, 1908 in Fairmont, W.Va. to celebrate their lives.

  • U.S. troops, DOD employees run to celebrate U.S. Army’s birthday

    Jun 17, 2011

    Established June 14, 1775, the U.S. Army has fought in major conflicts in every century. To honor the history of the Army and celebrate 236 years of service, deployed U.S. troops and Department of Defense employees ran a four-mile race at Contingency Operating Site Marez, Iraq, June 14.

  • ‘Black Jack’ Brigade take reins in two Iraqi provinces

    Jun 17, 2011

    Soldiers of 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, “Black Jack,” 1st Cavalry Division, assumed responsibility for the U.S. mission in Salah ad-Din and Diyala provinces, Iraq, during a Transfer of Authority ceremony at Contingency Operating Base Warhorse, June 13. Black Jack Brigade replaced 2nd AAB, 25th Infantry Division, as “Warrior” Brigade wrapped up a year-long deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn.

  • Friendship Hall opens in Muthanna

    Jun 14, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - Infrastructure development in Iraq has been an ongoing process since the development of the provincial reconstruction team in 2002.

  • Outstanding Soldiers receive coin for achievement

    Jun 14, 2011

  • Military Police company completes mission in support of Operation New Dawn

    Jun 14, 2011

    COS MAREZ, Iraq " Colonel Brian Winski, commander, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, pins a Combat Action Badge on Spc. Patrick Colquitt during an awards ceremony at Contingency Operating Site Marez, Iraq, June 1, 2011. Colquitt, a native of Boaz, Ala., serves with 214th Military Police Company, an Alabama Army National Guard unit attached to Task Force Shield, 4th AAB. Soldiers of 214th MP Company were recognized with awards for completing their deployment in support of Operation New Dawn. Major Erik Peterson, operations officer for Task Force Shield, said the 214th MP Company provided a wealth of knowledge to Iraqi counterparts during the advise, train and assist mission, and invested resources to help make the Iraqi Police a better force.

  • Special troops battalion conducts TOA ceremony

    Jun 14, 2011

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