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  • Soldiers in Afghanistan honor MLK's legacy

    Jan 12, 2012

    In Afghanistan, Soldiers from the 615th Aviation Support Battalion, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, honored King's legacy during a ceremony Jan. 10 at the airfield dining facility. The Soldiers recounted the timeline of King's life through poems, songs and speeches.

  • 2-20th earns 2nd AAME

    Jan 12, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Soldiers from Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery Regiment, 41st Fires Brigade made a prediction last year, and it came true. Not only did the Black Knight Soldiers accomplish what many Soldiers only dream about, but they did it twice.

  • You've got mail

    Jan 3, 2012

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- It is 2:30 in the afternoon and Soldiers are lining up in front of a connex, excitedly waiting for the doors to open.

  • Ironhorse contractor gives to troops

    Jan 3, 2012

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- Sitting on the side of a short concrete t-wall, he sports blue jeans, a brown Carhartt jacket, and comfortable athletic shoes. Topping off the ensemble is a tan ballcap embroidered with his unit's insignia; it is a fitting outfit for his personality.

  • New mission, new equipment

    Jan 3, 2012

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- When Operation Iraqi Freedom began in 2003, it was the first war where frontline troops were equipped largely by the Army Prepositioned Stock, or APS.

  • Lancer brothers stay together

    Dec 29, 2011

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- It is common for Soldiers to meet up after years of being assigned to the same unit, but it is unique for two brothers to have the same timeline documented on their enlisted record brief.

  • Ironhorse changes tack

    Dec 27, 2011

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- Over the past five months, Soldiers of the 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division took on the responsibility of securing Iraq's roadways running south to Kuwait, aiding in the successful withdrawal of over 30,000 troops and millions of dollars worth of equipment. With one historic moment complete, their mission continues.

  • Phoenix Soldiers green on communication

    Dec 19, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas--Communication is essential to the basic every day operations and it is the key to every successful mission in the Army. Like all others functional skill-sets in the Army, communication is a skill that requires constant training, upgrades and reevaluation.

  • 1st Cav. logisticians provide 'supplies for the skies' in Afghanistan

    Dec 18, 2011

    Soldiers with the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade's supply, support and activity warehouse work around the clock to provide everything from office supplies to highly expensive aircraft parts.

  • Soldier gets back to 'old' routine following deployment

    Dec 16, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas-- As Sgt. Quentin Johnson hugged four of his children, the weariness from long months spent deployed seemed to melt away. He had been waiting for what seemed like forever for this moment, and when it was over, he finally felt like he was home.

  • 1st Air Cav inducts new NCO's in a time honored ceremony

    Dec 14, 2011

    The 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division held an NCO induction ceremony Dec. 10 at the USO where 44 recently promoted sergeants were formally inducted into the corps of the noncommissioned officers.

  • 41st Fires Bde. host St. Barbara's Ball

    Dec 12, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas--There were no horse-drawn carriages seen on this night. It was more plausible to say "Cinderella arrived at the ball on an M-270 Multiple Launch Rocket System."

  • 1st Air Cav night launch

    Dec 4, 2011

  • 1st Air Cav flies high

    Dec 4, 2011

  • TF Lobos unscheduled maintenance always has the fix

    Dec 4, 2011

    Soldiers from Company D, Task Force Lobos, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, perform unscheduled maintenance on a daily basis to help maintain a high operational rate for the task force's aircraft fleet.

  • Soldier awarded Army's highest peacetime award for valor: the Soldier's Medal

    Dec 2, 2011

    CAMP MARMAL, Afghanistan -- A Soldier assigned to the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, was awarded the Army's most prestigious peacetime award for valor, the Soldier's medal, during a ceremony here Dec. 1. Capt. Dennis Edwards received the award for his efforts to extract two drivers whose vehicles had caught fire during a traffic accident in Killeen, Texas on the morning of Jan. 27, according to the citation.

  • Armament technicians work long nights to keep Apache helicopters in the fight

    Nov 29, 2011

  • Servicemembers affirm their faith in Afghanistan

    Nov 28, 2011

    CAMP MARMAL, Afghanistan -- In an affirmation of faith, five servicemembers stationed here were baptized Nov. 27 at the Camp Marmal Chapel. Snow-capped mountains provided the backdrop for a frigid late November morning, as inside the chapel, warmth was garnered by a congregation of worshippers who witnessed the five servicemembers publically proclaim their belief in a higher power.

  • Air Cav troopers conduct medical seminars with Afghan females

    Nov 27, 2011

    In northern Afghanistan, three female Soldiers assigned to the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted medical seminars with Afghan females near the town of Tapagurghan Nov. 16-20, 2011.

  • ISAF Joint Command visits Camp Marmal, 1st Air Cav for Thanksgiving

    Nov 25, 2011

  • Soldiers push their bodies to the limits during powerlifting competition in Afghanistan

    Nov 22, 2011

    CAMP MARMAL, Afghanistan -- He stood there poised, ready to put his body to the test. As sweat dropped from his pores, Sgt. Brian Patterson took a deep breath and seemingly released every last grain of physical exertion that lurked inside of him. As he successfully lowered and raised 565 pounds perched on his upper back, camera flashes from a crowd of roughly 100 Soldiers and civilians filled the scene. Patterson was one of the more than 40 participants who took part in a powerlifting competition that took place Nov. 20 at the Camp Marmal Gym.

  • Live from Afghanistan: it's the Zack & Jim Show with the 1st Air Cav

    Nov 21, 2011

    CAMP MARMAL, Afghanistan -- It's been almost six months since the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade deployed to Afghanistan and it can be assumed for many in the Fort Hood area it has been that long since the community has heard the voices of many 1st ACB Soldiers. Zack Owen and Jim Cody, hosts of the "Waco 100" radio show, "The Morning Show with Zack and Jim" changed that by letting 1st ACB Soldiers voices be heard throughout Central Texas. Owen came to Afghanistan and from November 14th through the 18th hosted their morning radio talk show live from the 1st ACB's headquarters at Camp Marmal, Afghanistan.

  • 1st ACB flying high over Afghanistan

    Nov 18, 2011

  • "Long Knife" warriors reintegrate through adventure quest

    Nov 9, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Redeployed 1st Cavalry Division troopers leaped, climbed and free fell during controlled activities as part of the morale, welfare and recreation sponsored reintegration training, Warrior Adventure Quest, Oct. 31-Nov. 4.

  • More than just driver's training

    Nov 8, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- In college you are normally required to write an essay either introducing yourself to the class or explaining why you are taking the class that you signed up for. If you ask a Soldier if he's ever been required to do the same before attending driver's training, well, he most likely will say no.

  • Greywolf spouses receive free oil changes

    Nov 8, 2011

    KILLEEN, Texas -- It's one less thing that our Soldiers have to come back home and worry about, stated Jason Lee, 1st Command consultant.

  • Rail Gunners certify JROTC program

    Nov 8, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas--Around the second week of March, the 41st Fires Brigade was visited by 80 junior reserve officer training corps cadets from the A.J. Moore Academy located in Waco, Texas. During their visit, the cadets were able to get front row seats for a small glimpse of a military lifestyle.

  • 'Steel Dragon' Soldiers write the final chapter of their Iraq-era legacy

    Nov 8, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq--After deploying earlier this year, 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division is busier than ever on Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq as they prepare to apply the final touches to a legacy that has been forged since March 2003.

  • Warhorse Soldiers return at last

    Nov 8, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas--Just shy of a year-long deployment in Iraq, the Warhorse Soldiers made their final stop at Fort Hood and rightfully saying "mission complete." The Soldiers with the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division were greeted by spouses, children, parents, close friends, and significant others during a welcome home ceremony held for the unit on Cooper Field, Nov. 2.

  • Long Knife troopers lend a helping hand to local school

    Nov 8, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas--Soldiers assigned to 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, took time out their work schedule to help Brookhaven Elementary School pass out fundraiser orders Nov. 3.

  • Rail Gunners fight for fitness

    Nov 7, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas--Physical training is part of the daily routine for most Fort Hood Soldiers. However, the Rail Gunners have taken the average Army physical fitness test, turned up the degree of competition, threw in some extra motivation, added some morale boosters, and came out with a challenge that would recognize the most physically fit unit and Soldier within the brigade.

  • Soldiers celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Iraq

    Oct 18, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq --Soldiers of the 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, along with other units on Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq, commemorated Hispanic Heritage Month with a celebration on Sept. 14, 2011.

  • Deployed Air Cav troopers, spouses conduct joint spur ride

    Oct 13, 2011

    CAMP MARMAL, Afghanistan -- Eight-thousand miles separated them, but an event with rich cavalry traditions managed to bridge that distance gap for one day at least. Deployed Soldiers of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, currently in Afghanistan, along with their spouses back at Fort Hood, conducted a joint spur ride, Oct. 6.

  • IHP and Ironhorse Soldiers and make Iraqi roads safer

    Oct 11, 2011

    COS ECHO, Iraq -- As vehicles drove down Highway 1, they didn't expect to be required to cross the median onto the other side of the highway.

  • Profiles in extreme courage…Battle-tested former Army Rangers visit 1st ACB troopers in Afghanistan

    Oct 11, 2011

    CAMP MARMAL, Afghanistan -- Whether it was enduring a 500-foot combat jump onto the small island of Grenada, patrolling the jungles of Vietnam, or navigating the streets of battle-ravaged Mogadishu, Danny McKnight, Keni Thomas, Max Mullen, and Charlie Manis have experiences that few others can account for.

  • GREYWOLF Soldiers dominate combatives tournament

    Oct 11, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq -- The story of modern Army combatives (MAC) began in 1995, when the commander of the 2nd Ranger Battalion ordered a reinvigoration of martial arts within the battalion.

  • TF Spearhead's 'The Fonz' can fix anything with his magic touch

    Oct 9, 2011

  • TF Spearhead 'will pump you up'…with fuel

    Oct 8, 2011

    TF Spearhead, of the 1st ACB, 1st Cavalry Division, pumped their millionth gallon at Camp Victory Sept. 25.

  • Battle tested former Army Rangers visit 1st ACB troopers in Afghanistan

    Oct 7, 2011

    CAMP MARMAL, Afghanistan -- Whether it was enduring a 500-foot combat jump onto the small island of Grenada, patrolling the jungles of Vietnam, or navigating the streets of battle-ravaged Mogadishu, Danny McKnight, Keni Thomas, Max Mullen, and Charlie Manis have experiences that few others can account for.

  • Bulldog Platoon sharpens teamwork with medical training

    Oct 3, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING STATION GARRY OWEN, Iraq -- Bulldog Company has chosen to be proactive as 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division prepares to transfer Contingency Operating Station Garry Owen to Iraqi Security Forces and move their equipment to Contingency Operating Base Adder in advance of the drawdown of United States Forces-Iraq later this year.

  • Physical resiliency for body and mind

    Sep 30, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq -- The GREYWOLF brigade is in the process of molding 21st century, combat ready Soldier-athletes by ensuring they are well rounded in the following pillars: physical, social, emotional, family and spiritual. These pillars of fitness ensure Soldiers are balanced and able to perform under many challenging situations.

  • 'Steel Dragon' builds friendship with local Dhi Qar villagers

    Sep 30, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq -- 'Steel Dragon' Soldiers from Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, have been busy during Operation New Dawn. The entire battery has worked hard to plan, execute, and support missions. At a village near Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq Sept. 20, Soldiers continued to build on their relationships with the Dhi Qar locals when they visited them during a recent mission

  • Lightning 7 visits COB Delta

    Sep 30, 2011

  • Soldiers in Afghanistan christen new place of worship

    Sep 28, 2011

    CAMP MARMAL, Afghanistan -- Soldiers and civilians at Camp Marmal came together for the dedication ceremony of the new Camp Marmal Chapel Sept. 25.

  • LTG Helmick visits COS Kalsu

    Sep 23, 2011

  • Sappers climb to new heights

    Sep 23, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq -- Combat Engineers serve as the Army's premiere breaching force; the tip of the spear. When confronted with a daunting obstacle that hinders their mobility, maneuver commanders rely on their Sappers to perform adaptively in the urgency of combat and lead their force through the objective. As the only combat engineer company within 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, the Soldiers of Company C uphold that standard daily. They interrogate and neutralize improvised explosive devices while on patrol, but on Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq Aug. 30, 2011, they overcame a new obstacle of their own.

  • 'Saber' Soldiers conduct 10-mile run as tribute to 9/11 anniversary

    Sep 16, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE DELTA, Iraq -- On September 11, 2011 6th 'Saber' Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, took to the streets of Contingency Operating Base Delta, Iraq to pay a unique tribute to the nearly 3000 men, women and children that tragically lost their lives 10 years ago in the terrorist attacks on the United States.

  • Ironhorse Soldiers receive combat patch

    Sep 16, 2011

  • Tribal leaders visit GREYWOLF commander at COB Adder

    Sep 16, 2011

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

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

    Sep 14, 2011

  • 'Saber' Squadron keeps mass casualty reaction skills sharp

    Sep 9, 2011

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

  • MG Spoehr visits Contingency Operating Station Echo

    Sep 9, 2011

  • Lancers visit nearby village

    Sep 9, 2011

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

    Sep 8, 2011

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

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

    Sep 2, 2011

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

  • Air Assault Training comes to Fort Hood

    Aug 29, 2011

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

  • Saber works with locals to better life

    Aug 29, 2011

  • Baltimore Raven's Donate Backpacks

    Aug 29, 2011

  • New training program makes exciting debut

    Aug 29, 2011

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

  • Chargers secure the skies in southern Iraq

    Aug 29, 2011

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

  • Fresh taste of Lake Belton

    Aug 29, 2011

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

  • Military wife; military life

    Aug 29, 2011

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

  • Cavalry troopers learn skills to success

    Aug 27, 2011

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

  • 'Black Jack' Soldiers transition base

    Aug 24, 2011

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

  • Task Force Guns descends on Afghanistan, takes on mission

    Aug 23, 2011

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

  • 'Red Dragon' medics continue to train Iraqi counterparts

    Aug 22, 2011

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

  • 'Red Dragon' medics continue to train Iraqi counterparts

    Aug 22, 2011

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

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

    Aug 22, 2011

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

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

    Aug 22, 2011

  • Scouts conduct culmination event

    Aug 22, 2011

  • Cavalry troops utilize first fully operational DDTC in the Army

    Aug 22, 2011

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

  • "Long Knife" Brigade begins return from Iraq

    Aug 22, 2011

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

  • Texas congressmen visit 'Long Knife' troopers

    Aug 19, 2011

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

  • IRONHORSE TAKES THE REIGNS

    Aug 19, 2011

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

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

    Aug 17, 2011

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

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

    Aug 15, 2011

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

  • 589th hosts Logisticians' Best-by Test

    Aug 15, 2011

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

  • Task Force Attack draws the line in the sand

    Aug 10, 2011

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

  • Task Force Attack draws the line in the sand

    Aug 10, 2011

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

  • Ironhorse Soldier achieves unknown dream

    Aug 10, 2011

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

  • GREYWOLF Brigade Judge Advocate celebrates JAG corps birthday

    Aug 10, 2011

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

  • ‘Farewell Thunderhorses’

    Aug 10, 2011

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

    Aug 8, 2011

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

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

    Aug 8, 2011

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

  • Charismatic chaplain helps troopers keep the faith in Afghanistan

    Aug 8, 2011

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

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

    Aug 8, 2011

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

  • ‘Mustang’ mortarmen display operational readiness

    Aug 7, 2011

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

  • Mullen talks security at Ninewa Combined Coordination Center

    Aug 7, 2011

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

  • "Blacksmith" Soldiers receive Combat Badges

    Aug 5, 2011

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

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

    Aug 5, 2011

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

  • Mullen visits Fort Hood troops in Iraq

    Aug 3, 2011

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

  • Keeping spiritually fit in a combat zone

    Jul 30, 2011

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

  • U.S. forces transfer COS Sykes to ISF

    Jul 25, 2011

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

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

    Jul 25, 2011

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

  • ‘Long Knife’ troops transfer responsibility of JSS IMN

    Jul 22, 2011

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

  • Route clearance training means safer roads

    Jul 22, 2011

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

  • 'Saber' Squadron brings Wasit military leaders together

    Jul 22, 2011

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

  • TF Lobos medevac crews conduct rescue hoist training with Germans

    Jul 18, 2011

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

  • Military working dogs train for the mission

    Jul 15, 2011

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

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

    Jul 12, 2011

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

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