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  • 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

  • Last but not least: Ironhorse cases colors, joins 1st Cavalry Division on the other side

    Jun 14, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division cased its colors during a ceremony on Cooper Field once again to mark the Brigade’s fourth deployment to Iraq.

  • Policing the old fashioned way

    Jun 14, 2011

    BASRAH, Iraq - How would modern day American law enforcement fare without the Internet? It would probably be like the Old West. Well, that is what the Iraqi police department of 23,000 officers is facing today. Just eight years after being torn apart by war, it is now a fledgling department facing numerous growth issues from budget to logistics to basic education of its young war-torn force.

  • French 75mm cannon rededicated during reunion

    Jun 14, 2011

  • WWII vets relive the mounted cavalry

    Jun 14, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Former Pfc. James Hufnal, 88, assistant farrier and communications lineman with Headquarters, 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division from 1940 to 1945, and former Staff Sgt. Weldon Hoyle, 89, also of Headquarters, 1st Bde., 1st Cav. Div., sit atop horses with members of the 1st Cav. Div. Horse Detachment here June 10. Hufnal, a Houston native, and Hoyle, a native of Olathe, Kan., went through basic training together, came to the division together and served in the Pacific Theater during World War II together. Hufnal and Hoyle were two of the last members of the mounted cavalry units in the division.

  • Reunion remembers Gulf War

    Jun 14, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - The 1st Cavalry Division Association held a Gulf War memorial ceremony during its 64th Annual 1st Cav. Div. Association Reunion at the 1st Cav. Div. Museum here June 10.

  • 1st Cavalry Division reunion holds banquet

    Jun 14, 2011

  • Senior leaders welcome ‘Head Hunter’ sergeants into NCO Corps

    Jun 11, 2011

    Senior leaders from U.S. Division-North and 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, welcomed recently promoted sergeants into the Noncommissioned Officer Corps during an induction ceremony at Contingency Operating Site Marez, June 3. “Head Hunter” NCOs from 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 4th AAB, crossed the threshold from junior enlisted to becoming leaders, signifying their progression and place among the senior enlisted Soldiers who joined them during the ceremony.

  • ISF work together to protect Iraq

    Jun 11, 2011

    " Following the end of combat operations across Iraq late last year, U.S. troops began the mission of advising and training Iraqi Security Forces during Operation New Dawn. U.S. Soldiers assigned to 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, spent the past eight months training their Iraqi counterparts throughout Ninewa province to build a sustainable security force for the country.

  • STT Enforcer applies line of effort concept to police planning

    Jun 10, 2011

    BASRAH, Iraq - The goal of stability operations is to strengthen Iraqi Security Forces and posture them as the premier force in Iraq. Successful application of the four lines of effort (LOEs) can quickly realize this critical goal.

  • 'Saber' Squadron assumes authority in Wasit Province

    Jun 10, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE DELTA, Iraq -- On June 15, 2nd 'Sabre' Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, United States Division - South transferred authority of their operating environment in Wasit Province, Iraq to 6th 'Saber' Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, United States Division " South in a ceremony at Contingency Operating Base Delta.

  • Medics react to mass casualty exercise

    Jun 9, 2011

    While commanders cannot predict when an attack will happen, leaders can train their Soldiers to treat casualties when an attack does occur. Medics and health care providers with 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, practiced their skills at reacting to a simulated mass casualty event on Contingency Operating Base Warhorse, Iraq, June 6. The exercise was an opportunity to jump-start training for a group of medics and providers who recently arrived in Iraq. “This is about creating muscle memory,” s

  • Deployed dad watches daughter graduate high school via teleconference

    Jun 9, 2011

    While deployed overseas, U.S. service members often miss out on important family events such as birthdays or anniversaries. For 1st Sgt. Michael Robling, deployed to Contingency Operating Site Marez, Iraq, as senior enlisted leader of Company C, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, a video teleconference brought him front and center to his daughter’s high school graduation, June 6.

  • A taste of home

    Jun 7, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - The smell of bacon filled the air as Pfc. Malachi Morris pulled a pan of sizzling meat out of the oven. Nearby, Spc. Willie Jones rinsed a bowl of fresh fruit and two Soldiers on kitchen patrol wiped tables and stocked drinks.

  • 1st ACB maintainers prep aircraft for Afghan mission

    Jun 7, 2011

    CAMP MARMAL, Afghanistan - Tireless days that turn into tireless nights- it’s full speed ahead for the soldiers of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division. As the brigade’s aircraft roll into theater, it is the duty of the brigade’s aircraft maintainers and maintenance test pilots to ensure the aircraft are fully mission capable and are safe for the pilots who will take the machines into combat.

  • Cycle at Al Tadreeb al Shamil closes

    Jun 7, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - When the weather was close to its hottest and most Iraqis were seeking relief, the Soldiers of the 10th Iraqi Army Division were busy conducting the final field training exercise needed for them to graduate from a training cycle at al Tadreeb al Shamil.

  • 'Saber' Soldier awarded the Purple Heart

    Jun 7, 2011

    BAGHDAD, Iraq - On June 2, Spc. Christian Cowan, a Combat Medic with Apache Troop, 6th 'Saber' Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, United States Division " Center, and a Van Buren, Ark. native, was awarded the Purple Heart at Camp Liberty, Iraq.

  • GREYWOLF, Ugandans side-by-side in U.S. base security

    Jun 7, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - Soldiers with 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division work side-by-side with the Iraqi Army, Iraqi Police and the Department of Border Enforcement in support of Operation New Dawn.

  • Iraqi Army soldiers successfully complete combat training rotation at GWTC

    Jun 1, 2011

    With mortar rounds flying overhead and artillery rounds exploding near the front lines, Iraqi Army soldiers maneuvered toward their objective during a battalion-level live-fire exercise at Ghuzlani Warrior Training Center, May 26, 2011.

  • Saber Squadron and Iraqi Partners Engage Local Media during School Repair Projects

    Jun 1, 2011

    BAGHDAD, Iraq - On May 19, the 6th 'Saber' Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, United States Division " Center and their Iraqi partners, the 4th Federal Police Division, reviewed the completion of repair projects conducted at two local schools in Baghdad.

  • Combined Security Forces conduct medevac training

    Jun 1, 2011

    KIRKUK TRAINING CENTER, Iraq - In an effort to continue building on medical knowledge, the Kirkuk Combined Security Forces conducted an air medevac exercise at the Kirkuk Training Center, May 25.

  • On the ground…not for long

    Jun 1, 2011

  • 1st Air Cav Soldiers begin journey to Afghanistan

    Jun 1, 2011

    CAMP MARMAL, Afghanistan - As the sun sets on one Army aviation unit’s time in Afghanistan, a new dawn is on the horizon for another.

  • Iraqi Army Medium Workshop - Ur commander visits COB Adder

    Jun 1, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - Iraqi 10th Army officers visited COB Adder, May 28, 2011, to gain insight into U.S. forces logistical operations. Officers and noncommisioned officers with the Logistical Training Advisory Team, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 215th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, worked side by side with their Air Force counterparts to conduct a tour of the base.

  • 'Long Knife' Soldiers sharpen skills at Destiny Range

    Jun 1, 2011

    Soldiers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, sharpened their skills during a combined arms life fire exercise at Destiny Range, Iraq, May 28, 2011.

  • Miss USA shows support for Steel Dragons

    May 30, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq " Who better to support U.S. troops than Miss USA herself? The two make a perfect marriage. Miss USA 2010, Rima Fakih, of Dearborn, Mich., whole-heartedly supports the American troops and relishes the freedom they serve to protect. Her family moved from Sifra, Lebanon in 1993 to escape the turbulence of the Lebanese Civil War, and is now more aware of how precious our democracy and freedom are.

  • Comanche Troop deploys to JSS Shield in anticipation of Baghdad demonstrations

    May 30, 2011

    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Soldiers from Comanche Troop, 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, United States Division - Center deployed to Joint Security Station Shield, in eastern Baghdad, Iraq, from 22 to 27 May to provide security for United States military and civilian personnel assigned to the Iraq Training and Assistance Mission (ITAM) during civilian demonstrations planned for May 26.

  • 'Saber' Squadron, Iraqi partners provide water pumps to local farmers

    May 27, 2011

    Leaders of the 6th 'Saber' Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, United States Division - Center, and the 4th Federal Police Division, provided water pumps to ten farmers from Radwaniyah, Iraq, to enhance their farming capabilities.

  • Douglas native gets support from home

    May 27, 2011

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan " Many Americans have different ideas when it comes to supporting the troops.

  • Warm welcome, fond farewell for 3-8 Cav soldier

    May 23, 2011

    DALLAS - After more than 60 years, Private 1st Class Joseph A. Terrell, an infantryman with Company L, 3rd Battalion, 8th Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division during the Korean War, has been laid to rest at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetary here May 19.

  • Gunfighter troops turn on the water works

    May 23, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - Many of Contingency Operating Base Adder's resources arrive by shipment from the U.S., however, water is one of only a handful of resources collected locally.

  • 1st Cav takes over in Afghanistan

    May 20, 2011

    During a pivotal time in the war on terror and in Afghanistan's history, Regional Command-East's command authority shifted from Combined Joint Task Force-101 to CJTF-1.

  • Chaplains convene on COB Adder

    May 20, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - United States Division - South held a chaplain's conference May 10 at Contingency Operating Base Adder to foster resiliency and fellowship among the chaplains and chaplain's assistants that attended.

  • "Black Jack" Soldiers deploy in support of Operation New Dawn

    May 19, 2011

  • "Black Jack" family prepares for first deployment

    May 19, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas- For a family that is new to the Army, preparing to have a spouse, parent or loved one leave for a deployment can be difficult, and unexpected challenges seem to appear around every corner.

  • 'Ironhorse Strong' infantryman passes experience to Iraqi soldiers

    May 19, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - Many U.S. Soldiers draw from experiences from outside their military lives to add to their ever-expanding wealth of knowledge, becoming effective assets to their unit and one day effective leaders of Soldiers.

  • Black Jack Soldiers participate in PT challenge

    May 19, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas- Physical training is fundamental and beneficial for all Soldiers, but sometimes monotony can set it in and a change of pace is needed.

  • Black Jack Soldiers complete tracker course

    May 19, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas- Combat tracking or "Man-Tracking" has been in existence throughout the world for decades but died off in the U.S. after the Indian wars in the early 90's, according to uswardogs.org.

  • "Black Jack" troopers scramble for fun, charity

    May 19, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas- The work pace before a deployment is usually pretty brisk. Soldiers are busy packing, planning and preparing everything they will need, and that doesn't leave a lot of time for relaxing. That's why it's important to fit it in whenever you can.

  • Warrior dash is a bash

    May 19, 2011

  • "Red Dragon" family fun day

    May 19, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas- It's hard to imagine what a spouse or parent is doing during a deployment. What is their day to day life like, what do the towns they patrol look like and how do they defend themselves are all questions a family member might wonder.

  • Black Jack Soldiers participate in PT challenge

    May 19, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas- Physical training has long been a tool the Army has used to enhance morale while building warriors better suited to tough combat environments.

  • 'Gamblers' support Killeen high school prom

    May 19, 2011

    KILLEEN, Texas- The low-lit ballroom, filled with tables adorned in playing cards and poker chips, was occupied with teenagers dressed in elegant clothing, reminiscing about their past four years together.

  • III Corps commander visits "Black Jack"

    May 19, 2011

  • GREYWOLF Soldiers dominate on obstacle course

    May 19, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - During the early morning hours of May 10, while most Soldiers on Contingency Operating Base Adder remained tucked in their beds, a four man combined team from the 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion participated in a combat obstacle course designed to test Soldier skills and cardiovascular endurance, sponsored by the 407th Security Forces Flight as one of the many activities marking National Police Week.

  • 'Thunderhorse' Soldiers earn their spurs

    May 19, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE WARRIOR, Iraq - "Thunderhorse" Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, deployed to U.S. Division-North in support of Operation New Dawn, participated in a long-standing Cavalry tradition at Contingency Operating Site Warrior, in Kirkuk Province, May 14.

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