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  • 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.

  • Soldier receives CIB from 1st CAV CG

    May 17, 2011

  • Standards are Non-Negotiable

    May 17, 2011

    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Operation New Dawn is a different kind of fight. It is not the door-to-door, street-by-street fight that was typical of Operation Iraqi Freedom, but that does not mean that the lessons learned from the previous years of sacrifice in Iraq cannot translate into success for Operation New Dawn. For the Soldiers of the Personal Security Detachment, 6th 'Saber' Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, United States Division - Center, the lessons learned from years of operations in Iraq are evident as they prepare for every mission.

  • 'Head Hunter' squadron trains Iraqi Army on cordon, search techniques

    May 16, 2011

    Iraqi Army Soldiers of 3rd Company, 2nd Battalion, 9th Brigade, 3rd Iraqi Army Division cordoned the area and stormed through the neighboring buildings during the urban operations exercise, May 12, 2011, while Soldiers from the "Head Hunter" 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division watched intently, taking note of the Iraqi soldier's progress.

  • Black Jack Soldiers carry the "torch" back to Iraq

    May 12, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas-Nothing leads to success as well as being prepared. For a unit deploying this means having Soldiers ready and support channels established well before the main groups begin to arrive overseas.

  • 1st Cavalry Division NCOs train to win

    May 12, 2011

  • GREYWOLF hosts commander's conference

    May 12, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - The commander of the 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Col. Douglas Crissman, hosted a commander's conference here on May 5 and 6, for all GREYWOLF stability transition team leaders, battalion commanders, and command sergeants major. The conference also was attended by Maj. Gen. Daniel Allyn, commander of the 1st Cavalry Division, currently deployed to Afghanistan and Maj. Gen. Eddy Spurgin, commander of United States Division-South.

  • The Basrah Operations Command

    May 12, 2011

    BASRAH, Iraq-Basrah is a 19,000 square kilometer Southern Iraqi province with a growing population of three million people. The Basrah Operations Command is the command and control element headquarters for all Iraqi Security Forces operating in the Basrah Province.

  • Comedians bring sense of humor to JSS India

    May 12, 2011

  • First Cav. Div. commander visits 'Long Knife' troopers at COS Marez

    May 11, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - Maj. Gen. Daniel Allyn, commanding general of 1st Cavalry Division, visited Soldiers assigned to 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cav. Div., deployed to Contingency Operating Site Marez, near Mosul, Iraq, May 6-7.

  • Leading off....Task Force Guns

    May 11, 2011

  • 'Saber' Squadron Soldiers receive combat awards

    May 11, 2011

  • COB Adder gathers for National Day of Prayer

    May 11, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - Contingency Operating Base Adder, near Nasiriyah, Iraq held a breakfast May 5 to observe the 60th National Day of Prayer, an annual event held on the first Thursday of May each year.

  • 'Saber' Soldiers Teach Traffic Control Point Techniques to Iraqi Partners

    May 11, 2011

    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Travel down any major road in Baghdad these days and it will be hard to not encounter at least one security check point, formally known as a traffic control point. As a part of the gradual draw down of United States Forces in Iraq, the Iraqi Army and police have taken over responsibility for security operations and one of many functions that ensures the security of the Iraqi people are these traffic control points along the roads.

  • Dark Knights boost morale with an Organization Day

    May 6, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE BASRAH, Iraq - On April 23, the Alpha Distribution Company "Dark Knights," 215th Brigade Support Battalion, took time from their busy schedule to conduct an organization day in order to boost morale and improve unit cohesion.

  • Greywolf lieutenant chosen to play in All-Army Chess Championship

    May 6, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - Chess is a game of strategy, preparation and control. When the players are unmatched, a game may end in as few as three moves, but when players of equal ability contend, a game may last hours with hundreds of moves.

  • 'Black Dragon' Soldiers mentor Iraqi policemen at Ghuzlani

    May 6, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ - U.S. Soldiers assigned to Battery A, 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment taught Iraqi policemen room-clearing techniques during an urban operations class at Ghuzlani Eagle Training Site, April 27.

  • 'Rough Rider' supply specialist takes charge, supports fellow troopers

    May 6, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - Delivering, receiving, storing and maintaining accountability for equipment and documents are primary tasks for all U.S. Army unit logisticians.

  • Steel Dragons help southern Iraq prepare for future security

    May 6, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - The 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade hosted a conference with local military and police officials to discuss ways to secure southern Iraq's main roadways April 26 at Contingency Operating Base Adder.

  • 'Saber' Soldiers Conduct Map Reading Course with Iraqi Partners

    May 6, 2011

    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraqi unit boundary and hierarchical changes have caused 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, United States Division - Center to become partnered with new units.

  • Gunfighter company conducts critical mission

    May 6, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - Every week, Soldiers from the G "Gunfighter" Forward Support Company, Task Force 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division head to the motor pool to conduct a critical mission; preventive maintenance.

  • Transportation at its Best

    May 6, 2011

  • Cav Soldiers become this summer's local lifeguards

    Apr 20, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas- Soldiers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division received more than Soldiering skills training this past week.

  • Soldier's love of volunteering flows into current service

    Apr 20, 2011

    Before joining the Army, Pfc. Phillip Plack spent four years volunteering at his local hospital by dressing as an elf during Christmas for the kids. When Plack arrived at Fort Hood, he began searching for volunteer opportunities. He found the United Service Organization.

  • Colors cased and ready to charge

    Apr 20, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas- Maj. Gen. Daniel Allyn, the 1st Cavalry Division commander, along with Soldiers from the division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team and Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, cased the division's colors in preparation for deployment in support both fronts of the War on Terror on Fort Hood's Cooper Field April 15.

  • Responsibility changes for America's First Team

    Apr 19, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - With two brigades deployed, and two more and its headquarters scheduled for deployment, the 1st Cavalry Division experienced a significant change within its ranks.

  • Black Jack Brigade cases colors, prepares for deployment

    Apr 19, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas- Soldiers and families of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, gathered together on Cooper Field April 15 to watch as the brigade cased its colors during the division's color casing ceremony.

  • 91 years and still Cavtastic

    Apr 19, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Ivor McKay, one of the eldest members of the 1st Cavalry Division, celebrated his 91st birthday, April 18, in the north foyer of the division's headquarters.

  • Greywolf commander presents combat patches

    Apr 18, 2011

    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Sometimes unpredictable events lead to unique opportunities.

  • Making time for others

    Apr 18, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas-More than 90 volunteers throughout the 41st Fires Brigade were honored during the brigade's volunteer recognition award ceremony held at Club Hood, April 13.

  • Secretary of Defense visits U.S. Division-North in Iraq

    Apr 18, 2011

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates finished a three-day visit to Iraq, meeting with troops deployed to U.S. Division-North, April 8.

  • Ranger buddies reunited at Fort Hood

    Apr 18, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas- Odds are a funny thing. The odds of winning the lottery can be millions to one, but somebody will win. Maybe that someone is next door.

  • Flight medics train for deployment

    Apr 18, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas-Flight medics from Company C, Task Force Lobos, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, tend to a 'casualty' during a mass casualty exercise here April 9. The exercise was a culmination a week-long training event that was designed to prepare the flight medics for scenarios that they will encounter once they embark on their scheduled deployment to Afghanistan in the coming months.

  • 1st ACB flies in for career day

    Apr 18, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Some were dressed as doctors, others as construction workers, and a select few were in their military attire.

  • Squadron competes for best "Saber Shooter"

    Apr 14, 2011

    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Over the course of three days, Soldiers of the 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, United States Division - Center, competed to be the top "Saber Shooter".

  • Black Jack battalion commander throws out first pitch

    Apr 14, 2011

  • Transition teams partner with Basrah authorities

    Apr 13, 2011

    Leaders with the Stability Transition Team, or STT, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, laid the groundwork for growth and strength within the agencies they partner with in southern Iraq using an Army quad chart for guidance.

  • ATX fills final piece of combat readiness for 1st Air Cav

    Apr 13, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. - Soldiers of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade put the final pieces of their combat readiness puzzle together during an aviation training exercise at the Seneff Aviation Warfighting Simulation Center, here, April 4-8.

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