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  • 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.

  • Artillery brigade gets new commander

    Aug 6, 2014

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

  • 1st Air Cav welcomes new commander

    Aug 6, 2014

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

  • Cav team gets 'Branded' in Kandahar

    Aug 1, 2014

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

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

    Jul 30, 2014

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

  • Professional development, collaboration key to Ironhorse mission

    Jul 29, 2014

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

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

    Jul 25, 2014

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

  • Brave Rifles: here to help

    Jul 25, 2014

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

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

    Jul 24, 2014

    The secretary of defense rescinded the direct ground combat assignment rule, which stated that women could not serve in certain duty positions.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

  • Nov. 5, 2009 Fort Hood Shooting Memorial breaks ground

    Jul 24, 2014

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

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

    Jul 24, 2014

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

  • Round Rock Express recognizes Soldiers with Military Appreciation Night

    Jul 24, 2014

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

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

    Jul 24, 2014

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

  • Air Cav executes first 'Warrior Challenge'

    Jul 15, 2014

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

  • Retired Cav Soldier honored decade after explosion

    Jul 15, 2014

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

  • FORSCOM Assumption of Responsibility, July 11, 2014

    Jul 11, 2014

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

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

    Jul 8, 2014

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

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

    Jul 8, 2014

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

  • 1st Cav reaches out, reinforces community connections

    Jul 8, 2014

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

  • Ironhorse live fire exercise

    Jul 8, 2014

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

  • Stepping up; female mechanic loads tank during gunnery

    Jul 8, 2014

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

  • Regional Command South Independence Day Ceremony

    Jul 5, 2014

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

  • 1st Cavalry Division Arrives on Kandahar Airfield

    Jul 5, 2014

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

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

    Jul 5, 2014

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

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

    Jul 5, 2014

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

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

    Jul 2, 2014

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

  • First Team commander adds second star

    Jun 30, 2014

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

  • First Team commander engages unit command teams

    Jun 30, 2014

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

  • 1BCT Soldiers return from European journey

    Jun 30, 2014

  • Asking the hard questions

    Jun 26, 2014

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

  • Army announces 33,000 positions now available to women

    Jun 20, 2014

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

  • Excellence in Cavalry challenges Phantom Recon troops

    Jun 17, 2014

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

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

    Jun 17, 2014

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

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

    Jun 12, 2014

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

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

    Jun 10, 2014

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

  • Exercise Saber Strike 14 demonstrates international cooperation

    Jun 10, 2014

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