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  • SFAAT 13 trains ANA on M2 .50 caliber machine gun

    May 25, 2013

    Elements from Security Force Advisory and Assistance Team 13 trained Afghan National Army soldiers on the M2 .50 caliber machine gun weapons system at Forward Operating Base Tagab, May 18. The SFAAT 13 advisors met with their Afghan counterparts at the motor pool on FOB Tagab to perform the hands-on training with ANA soldiers assigned to the 2nd Kandak, or battalion, 3rd Brigade, 201st Corps. The outdoor training was to familiarize the ANA noncommissioned officers with the headspace and timing of the .50 caliber machine gun mounted on ANA vehicles. U.S. Army 1st Lt. Joshua Lakey serves as advisor to ANA Maj. Ullah Aziz, the executive officer and acting kandak commander. The native of Atlanta, Ga., also serves as operations, or S3, advisor for SFAAT 13.

  • Fostering rapport is key for ANA/adviser relationship

    May 24, 2013

    The mission of Security Force Assistance Advisory Team 15 is to advise Afghan National Army soldiers on field artillery, reconnaissance, engineering and other operations at Forward Operating Base Naghlu High.

  • Deployed father renders first salute to newly commissioned son

    May 23, 2013

    U.S. Army Master Sgt. Marshall Rader opened up a laptop and turned on a projector atop the conference room table at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, May 10. He then opened a video chat program and saw a familiar face on the screen projected onto the wall. A video teleconference was set up inside the conference room at FOB Gamberi so that Rader could render the first salute to his son Gregory during his officer commissioning ceremony following a ceremony held at North Georgia University campus. Rader said he has 17 years in active service with the U.S. Army. He served as a military policeman before changing his military occupational specialty to human resources specialist. Rader serves as human resources noncommissioned officer-in-charge with 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, based out of Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Engineers conduct damage assessment of power plant after recent earthquake

    May 23, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Jason Jacot, a prime power specialist from Company B, 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power), XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, N.C., and Gene Mongole, a Navy engineering technician from Washington D.C., assessed post-earthquake damage to a power transmission plant substation in east Port-au-Prince, Jan. 31.

  • Rocket attacks won't stop food service specialists

    May 6, 2013

    As the soldiers of Headquarters Company 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, begin to wrap up their rotation to Afghanistan, they can look back over some of the defining moments of the deployment. Some of those are moments of happiness, some of terror, and some are both.

  • Hammer Troop nails down CBRN training

    May 1, 2013

    To prepare for upcoming field exercises, Soldiers assigned to Headquarters "Hammer" Troop, 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division received a refresher course in chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear training May 1here.

  • 'Ironhorse' Mungadai: Test of fitness, flexibility, solidarity

    Apr 26, 2013

    The Ironhorse Brigade company, troop and battery commanders completed the first "Mungadai," April 9-11, 2013, at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Lancers test gunnery skills

    Apr 24, 2013

  • Ironhorse Soldiers compete in shooting challenge

    Apr 17, 2013

  • Little superheroes stand behind our troops

    Apr 15, 2013

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Superheroes present themselves in all shapes, and sizes but sometimes a true hero is not the one fighting for a cause, but the unseen person in the background.

  • Chaplain (Capt.) Emil Kapaun

    Apr 11, 2013

    The Korean War is often referred to as "The Forgotten War," but for the U.S. Army and one of the first units to land in North Korea, the fallen are never forgotten. Army Sgt. Elliot Valdez explains the story of the 1st Cavalry Division's Chaplain Emil J. Kapaun and why he is receiving the nation's highest military award, the Medal of Honor, for his heroic actions during the Korean War.

  • LANDCOM general visits 1st Cav

    Apr 9, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Frederick B. Hodges, commanding general for NATO's Allied Land Command in Izmir, Turkey, presented an orientation and briefing April 6 here to officers and leaders of the 1st Cavalry Division about the activation of LANDCOM and NATO's Command Structure transformations.

  • Dragons receive two unit awards

    Mar 28, 2013

    FORT HOOD, Texas - - The 1st "Dragon" Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division received the Meritorious Unit Commendation for "exceptionally meritorious achievements" during Operation New Dawn and the Army Superior Unit Award "for outstanding meritorious service and outstanding performance" while stationed at Fort Hood, according to the award citations given by the Army.

  • 1st Cav Soldier helps family from fire

    Mar 26, 2013

    Dallas native Spc. Wayne Byers, a Soldier with the 1st Cav. Headquarters, pulled over behind the pickup and began throwing burning bales of hay out of the back March 22 near Van Alstyne, Texas.

  • Mavericks host Easter Eggstravaganza

    Mar 23, 2013

    FORT HOOD, Texas - - Soldiers assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters "Maverick" Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division attended the Easter Eggstravaganza with their families at Fort Hood, March, 23.

  • 1BCT Spouse Spur Ride combines teambuilding, training, fun

    Mar 22, 2013

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Spouses of Soldiers assigned to the 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division had the opportunity to figuratively walk a mile in their Soldier's boots at a Spouse Spur Ride March 22, here.

  • Rodriguez relinquishes command of US Army Forces Command

    Mar 21, 2013

    The Army's largest organization closed another chapter today as Gen. David M. Rodriguez relinquished command of U.S. Army Forces Command as he departs for Germany and command of U.S. Africa Command. The ceremony, hosted by Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, recognized FORSCOM's overall mission, Rodriguez's efforts throughout his tenure and what is yet to come for the organization .

  • Former 8th Cav Troop to receive Medal of Honor

    Mar 11, 2013

    Chaplain (Capt.) Emil Joseph Kapaun served with Headquarters Company, 8th Cav. in the Korean War where he was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross Aug. 18, 1951. The award of the Medal of Honor to Chaplain Kapaun is an upgrade of the DSC.

  • Saber Squadron teaches students about Buffalo Soldiers

    Mar 8, 2013

    KILLEEN, Texas -- Staff members from Ellison High School invited officers and Soldiers from the 6th "Saber" Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, to present students with a lesson on the history of the Buffalo Soldiers and their unit during a presentation at the school Feb. 26 at the school, here.

  • Hood Howdy beneficial to Soldier, Family newcomers

    Feb 25, 2013

    Fort Hood, the home of III Corps and the 1st Cavalry Division, is one of the largest U.S. military installations in the world. Many Soldiers and their Family members can spend months to years on the base without ever knowing all the post and surrounding communities offer. More than 70 agencies and 45 local businesses came together Feb. 7, during Hood Howdy, to welcome newcomers and to inform them what the Great Place has to offer.

  • Ironhorse integrates "Go For Green"

    Feb 25, 2013

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- When asked what a Soldier is you'll get a lot of the same common answers: hero, warrior and service member.

  • Garryowen conducts Scout Stakes exercise

    Feb 25, 2013

    -Soldiers assigned to the 1st Squadron, 7th "Garryowen" Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division conducted Scout Stakes training here, Feb 20.

  • Black Jack Brigade Engineers train on Talon Robots

    Feb 11, 2013

    Video News Package - Looking remarkably like a toy the talon robot is actually a very effective tool Black Jack Brigade combat engineers use downrange in their route clearing missions. Combat engineers spend a tremendous amount of time clearing roadways for convoys and combat missions. Keeping their skills sharp Black Jack engineers are training on the Talon robot.

  • 'Garryowen' helps boy become Cavalry Soldier for a day

    Feb 11, 2013

    Deciding on a career can be a difficult decision some make very late in life, but for 9-year-old Neil Sawh of Houston, there's nothing he wants more than to be a Soldier.

  • Ironhorse sponsors 'Groundhog Job Shadow Day'

    Feb 5, 2013

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Local area high school students substituted a day of academics for a day on the job, hoping to get a better understanding of how education prepares them for a career.

  • GarryOwen conducts blood drive for deployed Soldiers

    Feb 5, 2013

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- In March 2009, a 1st Cavalry Soldier died of wounds sustained during a mortar attack on her Forward Operating Base in Mosul, Iraq. The young supply specialist's liver was pierced with shrapnel during the attack.

  • Afghan soldier clears the way

    Feb 2, 2013

    A young Afghan National Army soldier sets the standard in his reaction to an IED in Laghman Province.

  • Afghan National Army fires artillery

    Feb 2, 2013

    The Afghan National Army is quickly developing an effective and powerful artillery capability.

  • Long Knife Soldier in Afghanistan watches birth via Skype

    Jan 7, 2013

    Spc. Christopher Chavez, a 20-year-old intelligence analyst with the 1st Cavalry Division, witnessed the birth of his first child via Skype, from Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Afghanistan.

  • Maj. Gen. Mayville recognizes combat engineer

    Jan 2, 2013

    U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William Mayville, commanding general of Combined Joint Task Force-1 and Regional Command-East, recognized combat engineer Pfc. Michael Bardford of Yuba City, Calif., on Dec. 22 at Forward Operating Base Naghlu High, Afghanistan, for his valiant actions during a recent route clearance mission.

  • "Red Dragons" 3-82 Field Artillery crews calibrate their Paladins

    Dec 21, 2012

    After months of training field artillery soldiers show off their skills during the Black Jack Brigade gunnery. Army SGT Lawren Massey tell us how artillery crews compete for " top gun".

  • 'Mustangs' host Christmas party, build family morale

    Dec 19, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- In keeping with the spirit of family and the Cavalry tradition, 1st Battalion "Mustangs," 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, hosted a battalion-wide Christmas party titled: Mustang Winter fest, Dec. 11, here.

  • Spouses add Cav flare to Painting with a Twist party

    Dec 14, 2012

    HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas--Ten spouses of Soldiers assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division's Headquarters joined together for a night of fun, fellowship and creativity at Painting with a Twist, here, Dec. 11.

  • Black Knight supporters rally at FOB Gamberi

    Dec 11, 2012

    At kickoff of the 2012 Army-Navy football game, 12:30 a.m. in Afghanistan, several officers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division and 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, had assembled in the dining facility at Forward Operating Base Gamberi to watch their alma mater play in one of the most storied rivalries in college sports.

  • 1st ACB grenade range provides a fresh challenge

    Dec 11, 2012

    Photo Release

  • Medics certify new lifesavers, gain instructor skills

    Dec 11, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas--The Army Combat Lifesaver is a bridge between the first aid given to all Soldiers during basic training and the medical training given to combat medics, according to the Medical Simulation Training Center, Fort Carson, Colo.

  • 'Ironhorse' brigade trains for future missions

    Dec 11, 2012

    The 1st Brigade Combat Team "Ironhorse," 1st Cavalry Division, prepared for future missions with a Tactical Operations Center Exercise at Fort Hood, Texas, Dec. 3-6, 2012.

  • Ironhorse participate in Christmas Parade

    Dec 11, 2012

    Photo Release

  • GarryOwen hosts breakfast with Santa

    Dec 11, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Family Readiness Group members, Soldiers and officers of the 1st Squadron, 7th "GarryOwen" Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, hosted breakfast with Santa at the Oveta Culp Center, here, Dec. 1.

  • 1st Cav Band treats Fort Hood community to holiday sounds

    Dec 11, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas--The time of year for holiday cheer, togetherness and famous Christmas songs has arrived.

  • The next surge in Afghanistan - holiday mail

    Dec 10, 2012

    The troop surge in Afghanistan officially ended in September, but Soldiers of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, are preparing for another surge that will arrive in country over the next three weeks: holiday mail.

  • Lancers win Division Championship game

    Dec 3, 2012

    Photo Release

  • 6-9 Cav Troopers take part in CALFX

    Dec 3, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Soldiers from 6th "Saber" Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted live fire training with the M-121 Carrier Mounted 120mm Mortar, here, Dec. 1. The "Saber" Soldiers are taking part in a Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise, designed to test the capabilities of the individual crew members and also assess the "Greywolf" brigade before their upcoming rotation to the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • 1st BCT Soldiers participate in Cove parade

    Dec 3, 2012

    Photo Release

  • Stallions witness resiliency in Wounded Warriors

    Dec 3, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO -- The ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change is the Merriam-Webster definition of resilience, which is very important to the American Soldier.

  • Cav Troopers build unit morale, cohesion while raising unit funds

    Dec 3, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas--Prior to jumpstarting their weekend, Soldiers assigned to 27th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, held a fundraiser at the 1st Cavalry Division Museum, here, Nov. 30.

  • Cooks warm hearts during training

    Dec 3, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- During a field training exercise Soldiers are required to have basic combat needs in order to complete the mission such as medical support, fuel and hot meals.

  • Back in the saddle again

    Nov 28, 2012

    LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- In Sept.1777, Prussian Maj. Gen. Friedrich Von Steuben, or more commonly, Baron von Steuben, arrived in Portsmouth, N.H.

  • 6-9 Cav Soldiers serve Thanksgiving to students

    Nov 28, 2012

    KILLEEN, Texas -- Soldiers from the 6th Squadron, 9th U.S. Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division served lunch to Ellison High School Students in a community outreach event, Nov. 21, here.

  • OIF DFAC serves Thanksgiving lunch

    Nov 28, 2012

    Photo Release

  • GarryOwen commemorates Battle of Ia Drang Valley

    Nov 28, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Soldiers of the 1st Squadron "GarryOwen," 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, commemorated the 47th anniversary of the Vietnam War, Battle of the Ia Drang Valley, here, Nov. 16.

  • Ironhorse command serves Soldiers, families

    Nov 28, 2012

    Photo Release

  • 'Red Dragons' begin gunnery with a bang: Paladin crews prepare for qualification

    Nov 26, 2012

    Artillerymen with Battery B, 3rd Battalion "Red Dragons," 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted M109A6 "Paladin" howitzer live-fire calibration exercises Nov. 13-15, 2012, in preparation for crew qualifications this month.

  • Lancers donate food, toys to ACS

    Nov 26, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- With Christmas around the corner, the spirit of sharing has started to fill people's hearts, and the 2nd "Lancer" Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division is no exception.

  • Long Knife carves Thanksgiving turkey

    Nov 22, 2012

    LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Nov. 22, 2012) -- The annual celebration of Thanksgiving has been an official U.S. holiday since 1863, but the tradition goes back to 1621 when the Pilgrims joined with Native Americans in a three-day feast to celebrate their first harvest in the New World.

  • ANA conduct live-fire, counter-IED lanes

    Nov 20, 2012

  • Soldiers take part in battalion-wide PT challenge

    Nov 19, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Participating in a physical fitness challenge could be tough, but conducting three consecutive rounds for a challenge could be worse.

  • 'Dark Horse' Soldiers tutor, mentor students

    Nov 19, 2012

    KILLEEN, Texas -- With peer pressure and competitiveness streaming through high school, the need to succeed could be a larger challenge to many teens struggling to pass.

  • Fort Hood Soldier Sings National Anthem at NFL Game

    Nov 19, 2012

    Photo Release

  • Muleskinners honor life of fallen comrade

    Nov 19, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Commander of the 115th "Muleskinner" Brigade Support Battalion, 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Lt. Col. J. Bradley Swift chose to describe their fallen comrade with a biblical passage during a memorial ceremony, Nov. 14, here.

  • Ironhorse Soldiers participate in Cowboys Military Appreciation Day

    Nov 19, 2012

    Photo Release

  • 2-8 Cav Medal of Honor recipient dies at 89

    Nov 15, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- A Medal of Honor recipient formerly with the 1st Cavalry Division died Nov. 9 at 89 years old from cancer in Arlington, Texas.

  • "Long Knife" Soldier readies to wow crowd with National Anthem

    Nov 13, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas--Since Sgt. Lindsay Robertson was a little girl, singing has been her passion.

  • 'Black Jack' pays last respects to fallen Soldier

    Nov 13, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- With pews filled with Soldiers and civilians, quiet sobs came from family and friends of Spc. Jamie Schnider as they entered the chapel.

  • "Long Knife" Soldiers bid bittersweet farewell to Family, friends

    Nov 13, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Over the past few weeks, Family and friends have gathered around to say their final farewells to deploying Soldiers of the 4th Brigade, "Long Knife," 1st Cavalry Division, here.

  • 'Red Dragons' open fully functional aid station

    Nov 13, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- "We needed an environment where we can maintain our medical personnel on current training, care of patients and break in new medics," Capt. David Marcoux said.

  • Stallions Participate in Veteran's Day Parade

    Nov 13, 2012

    Photo Release

  • GarryOwen receives historical gifts

    Nov 7, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- "We are at war with the most dangerous enemy that has ever faced mankind in his long climb from the swamp to the stars."

  • 615th ASB supports Science Day

    Nov 6, 2012

    In the early morning of Oct. 25, 2012, an AH-64D Longbow Apache helicopter and its crew landed in a field adjacent to Nolanville Elementary School in Texas, kicking off Nolanville Elementary's annual Science Day.

  • 'Black Knights' spouse hosts blood drive in father's memory

    Nov 6, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Ken Thayer was more than a crime scene investigator and photographer, he was a hero to many by doing the simplest of things, donating blood.

  • 'Black Jack' remembers fallen Soldier

    Nov 5, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- "And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the Soldier's tomb, and beauty weeps the brave," American poet Joseph Drake said.

  • Support Soldiers learn sling load standards, prepare for airdrop operations training

    Nov 5, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- A December 2011 report in the Wall Street Journal discussed the growing importance of U.S. military airdropped supplies into combat areas such as Afghanistan.

  • Dragons promote drug awareness in children

    Oct 31, 2012

    COPPERAS COVE, Texas -- "We are…Drug free. We are…Drug free."

  • Ironhorse medic sole finisher in Cav

    Oct 31, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Joining the Army a little more than a year ago, one 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Soldier has already made a name for herself.

  • Ironhorse Soldiers host Trunk or Treat for families

    Oct 31, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- "Trick or treat!"

  • "Long Knife" Soldiers case colors,

    Oct 26, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas-- Trained and ready, Soldiers assigned to 1st Cavalry Division's 4th Brigade Combat Team "Long Knife," cased their unit colors during a ceremony on Cooper Field Oct. 26 here.

  • 1-8 Cav Bradley crews conduct gunnery exercises

    Oct 23, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Infantrymen have longed utilized their skills in combat to conduct movement on foot, but in keeping with the armor tradition, they have began qualifying on their Bradleys.

  • 'Mustang' tankers qualify crews at gunnery

    Oct 23, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Tank crews utilized the cool fall weather to set up their sites, locate their targets and qualify on their tanks this month.

  • 1st Air Cav Soldier vies for pro bodybuilder status

    Oct 23, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas - When a person thinks of a Soldier, they probably imagine someone fit and in shape, ready to tackle the most physically demanding of tasks in a moment's notice.

  • 'Mustang' battalion hosts gunnery family day

    Oct 23, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Many spouses may not understand their Soldiers' job or why they have to be in the field for weeks at a time, so to help give them a Soldiers perspective, families spent the day with their Soldiers during gunnery.

  • Mavericks pay tribute to fallen comrade

    Oct 22, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Troopers from the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion "Mavericks", 1st Cavalry Division held a memorial ceremony in honor of Sgt. Lamar "Teddy" Johnson at the 76th Street Chapel here, Oct. 17.

  • 2-8 Cav transfers responsibility

    Oct 18, 2012

    Photo Release

  • Apache pilot awarded Air Medal with Valor

    Oct 18, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Selfless service, bravery in the face of extreme opposition, courage under fire, all these words can be used to describe Chief Warrant Officer 3 Michael Leipold, a native of Hollidaysburg, Pa., and an AH-64D Apache helicopter maintenance test pilot for B Company, 4th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, who was recently awarded the Air Medal with V device for valor for his actions here Oct. 4.

  • Ironhorse remembers Soldier killed in apartment fire

    Oct 18, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Ironhorse Soldiers, family and friends gathered for a memorial ceremony held in honor of Warren, Mich. native Pfc. Christopher Sroka, here, Oct. 12 at the Ironhorse Chapel.

  • Air Cav views possible replacement for Kiowa

    Oct 18, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- With all of the innovations that have taken place on the battlefield and in the air over the last 37 years, it might be difficult for some to believe that the Army is still using helicopters that were in use during the Vietnam War. Yet, the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior scout helicopter is still widely used by the Army today.

  • Lancers assist with Austin's Honor Flight

    Oct 18, 2012

    AUSTIN, Texas -- "We can't all be heroes. Some of us have to stand on the curb and clap as they go by." These words, once spoken by Will Rogers, are the motto of the Honor Flight Network.

  • Engineers assess new weapons system

    Oct 15, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- As new equipment filters into the Army, units must ensure they have proper training on them to achieve success when using them at the range or in conflict.

  • Adopted school gives back to deploying "Long Knife" unit

    Oct 15, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas-- Students of Thomas Arnold Elementary School presented their adopted unit, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th "Long Knife" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, nearly 300 "freedom bags" during an assembly Oct. 4 at the school.

  • Infantrymen conduct live-fire training exercise

    Oct 15, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Preparing for gunnery extends past the tank and Bradley crews honing their skills, to the infantrymen on the ground perfecting their craft.

  • 'Spartans' conduct team-building event with Southwestern University football team

    Oct 15, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- For more than 60 years, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas, has not had a football program available to students until this year.

  • Support Soldiers undertake unique physical training challenge

    Oct 15, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Physical readiness is defined as the ability to meet the physical demands of any combat or duty position, accomplish the mission and continue to fight and win, according to Army Training Circular 3-22.20.

  • Rail Gunners' hold golf tournament for St. Barbara Day Ball

    Oct 15, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Soldiers from across Fort Hood and the 41st Fires Brigade along with members of the local community came out the Course at Clear Creek on Fort Hood to help raise money for the fourth United States Field Artillery Association Rail Gunner Chapter Golf Tournament, Oct. 9, here, to raise money for the annual Saint Barbara's Day Ball.

  • Ia Drang retired CSM dies at 92

    Oct 12, 2012

    Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Basil L. Plumley, former command sergeant major of 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment "Garry Owen," 1st Cavalry Division, died Oct. 10, 2012. Plumley was portrayed by Sam Elliot in the film "We Were Soldiers."

  • Get to know the new USAREC

    Oct 12, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas - How many of us have had a Platoon Sergeant or First Sergeant say to us, "Recruiting was the worst three years of my life; only a fool would volunteer to be a Recruiter." In their defense, the U.S. Army recruiting Command, or USAREC, of old had that affect on many of the Soldiers who served a tour of duty within its ranks. So why would anyone ever volunteer for recruiting duty? Well, because this isn't your First Sergeant's or Sergeant Major's USAREC anymore.

  • Muleskinner Soldier completes tough medical competition

    Oct 9, 2012

    Photo Release

  • Ironhorse leadership takes on Tough Mudder

    Oct 9, 2012

    Photo Release

  • Stallion Soldier uses obstacles as motivation

    Oct 2, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Growing up, his dream was to be a United States Soldier.

  • Lancer officer volunteers, maintains relationship with sons

    Oct 2, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- "On my honor, I will do my best. To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law…"

  • Soldiers commemorate Garry Owen's Birthday

    Oct 2, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- It was a memorable event as Maj. Gen. Anthony Ierardi, commander of the 1st Cavalry Division, lead a commemorative run with Soldiers assigned to the 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, here, Sept 21.

  • Forward support troops conduct convoy training

    Oct 2, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- As situational training and gunnery approaches, support units have a separate set of skills that must be utilized and perfected for gunnery to succeed.