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  • First Strike races against drugs

    Mar 16, 2011

    KILLEEN, Texas - The roars of the engines and the cheers from the audience could be heard for miles as the patrons of the Texas Thunder Speedway celebrated its opening night, and driver of stock car number eight, Buck Owens, circled the track avoiding crashes and debris, March 12.

  • Female comediennes bring comic relief for troops

    Mar 16, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - Soldiers assigned to 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, delighted in comedic performances from entertainers of the "It's Not That Time of the Month" All Female Comedy tour, March 12.

  • 'Black Dragons' amp-up training for Iraqi federal police

    Mar 16, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - Soldiers assigned to 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted training exercises for their Iraqi counterparts to increase local Iraqi Police tactical proficiency.

  • Saber improves mission readiness

    Mar 16, 2011

    BAGHDAD, Iraq - In a perfect world, all the vehicles and equipment necessary for a Soldier to conduct their mission would be ready the first day he or she arrived in Iraq. However, that is rarely the case as Soldiers spend many long hours and days getting their equipment, vehicles, and tactical operations center fully mission capable.

  • Combat stress control Soldier, working dog inducted into Order of Spur

    Mar 16, 2011

    Soldiers assigned to 85th Medical Combat Stress Control Detachment were recognized for their hard work providing behavioral health services for the deployed troopers of 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, during an awards ceremony March 8.

  • Send out Ravens, save Soldiers

    Mar 16, 2011

    Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division and the 41st Fires Brigade, re-certified on the Army's smallest unmanned aerial vehicle, the Raven RQ-11B.

  • Sons of Anarchy stars join Fort Hood Soldiers during mentorship ride

    Mar 15, 2011

  • Fort Hood unit assumes authority in southern Iraq

    Mar 15, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division uncased its colors and assumed authority of Muthanna, Dhi Qar, Maysan and Basrah Provinces from 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 4th Infantry Division in a ceremony on Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq on March 12.

  • HFOT helps wounded Soldier readjust

    Mar 15, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Soldiers returning home from deployment often have many new things to adapt to. For most of these Soldiers it is readjusting to their "normal" way of life but for others it is getting used to the injuries and handicaps they received while on their deployment.

  • MPs train with pepper spray

    Mar 9, 2011

  • Army life Rail Gunner style

    Mar 9, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas-Rail Gunner Soldiers welcomed 80 Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets, March 7, from the A J. Moore Academy out of Waco, Texas, and gave them an in-depth view of the multiple launch rocket systems, and the various weapons used within the 41st Fires Brigade.

  • Training for the close quarter fight

    Mar 9, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas-The Army combatives program is more than competing in an eight-sided ring. The program is designed to train Soldiers on how to remain calm and focused in close-quarter combat.

  • Saber medics broaden skills in Iraq

    Mar 8, 2011

    The medics of 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment took advantage of the fact they are located next to Witmer Troop Medical Clinic, at Camp Liberty, Iraq, a level-two care facility, by setting up a level-two training program with the Soldiers of the 546th Area Support Medical Company who operate the facility.

  • Greywolf begins relief in place

    Mar 8, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - Troopers from 3rd Advise and Assist Bde., 1st Cavalry Division conducted a relief in place with units in Iraq while developing their own tactics, techniques and procedures.

  • Experiencing the Cav first hand

    Mar 8, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Tina Flores-Nevarez, a human resource generalist for Texas A&M University - Central Texas, assumed the prone, held the rifle close and engaged targets on the large 12-foot screen in front of her.

  • A work of heart

    Mar 7, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - "I've been an artist all my life," said Spc. Macaulay. "My earliest memory was drawing things in middle school to try to impress girls, I tried to set myself apart from the crowd," he added with a slight chuckle.

  • Black Jack remembers Spc. Ortega

    Mar 7, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Soldiers, civilians and family members gathered together to mourn the loss of Spc. Juan Ortega Jr. at a memorial service held in his honor on Fort Hood, Texas, March 3.

  • New vehicle crews train to standard

    Mar 3, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - In the Army, people are always on the move. Soldiers come and go all the time, and switching jobs and positions is just part of career progression.

  • 1st Cav., 1-12 team up for training

    Mar 3, 2011

    When a 1st Cavalry Division aviation unit came to Fort Carson for high-altitude training to prepare for its deployment to Afghanistan, it needed the assistance of ground troops to make training as realistic as possible.

  • Practicing for Bataan Death March

    Mar 3, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas-10 Rail Gunner Soldiers threw on 40 pound rucksacks across their backs and started out on a 22-mile trek through the tank trails and back roads of North Fort Hood, Texas, Feb. 26, to practice for the upcoming 22nd annual Bataan Memorial Death March.

  • Saber Squadron joins new formation in Iraq

    Mar 1, 2011

    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Soldiers of 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division uncased its colors in a ceremony to signify the beginning of its mission in Iraq Feb. 23.

  • Taking on non-lethal ammo training

    Mar 1, 2011

    BAGHDAD, Iraq - By, with, and through were the guiding words for the Soldiers of Troop A, 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, as they prepared for their upcoming advise and assist missions in Iraq.

  • Pegasus 6 visits troops at JSS India

    Mar 1, 2011

    Photos of MG Allyn's visit to JSS India, Iraq.

  • Cav artillerymen celebrate St. Barbara's Day

    Mar 1, 2011

    BELTON, Texas - It's a peaceful night full of remembrance, tradition and fun.

  • Medics train to save, deliver babies in austure conditions

    Feb 28, 2011

    Some Soldiers and family members have the luxury of having a child delivered in the comforts of a home or hospital. However, other unlucky individuals can only hope to give birth in a structure with a roof and four walls.

  • Local village officially welcomes new clinic

    Feb 28, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - Local residents, village officials and U.S. Soldiers participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony commemorating the official opening of the Al Quba Medical Clinic, Feb. 14.

  • Saluting the general

    Feb 28, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Battery B, 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, gives the command to fire at the farewell ceremony for outgoing Brig. Gen. John Rossi, here, Feb. 22.

  • High tech commo training for Rail Gunners

    Feb 28, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas-Satellite communications specialist and noncommissioned officers throughout the 41st Fires Brigade took part in the High Capacity Line-of-Site (HCLOS) certification training on Fort Hood, Texas, Feb. 23-25

  • 'Black Dragons' help federal police secure checkpoints

    Feb 28, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - Soldiers assigned to Battery A, 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, trained Iraqi policemen of 3rd Federal Police Division on checkpoint operations, Feb. 17.

  • 1st Cav embraces Black History Month

    Feb 28, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - From the bloody battle of Chaffin's Farm during the last years of the Civil War to the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, African-Americans have played an immeasurable role in the history of our nation and our military.

  • Live strong, run strong, Army Strong

    Feb 23, 2011

    AUSTIN, Texas-As running has been an Army tradition for many years, several Rail Gunners hit the streets of Austin to live up to that tradition and to take Army Strong and running to a higher level.

  • Greywolf leaders set stage for transition at Stability Academy

    Feb 23, 2011

    VICTORY BASE COMPLEX, Iraq - Commanders, select staff officers and stability transition team (STT) members from the 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, attended the Stability Academy at Camp Victory in Baghdad to study the current situation in Iraq, Feb. 10-15.

  • Gladiator troop reunites with father

    Feb 23, 2011

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait- Pfc. Brandon Albert, a combat engineer from 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, met with his father, Henry Albert, on Camp Buehring, Kuwait Feb. 15.

  • 1st Team chemical Soldiers talk change

    Feb 22, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - The operation tempo of today's Army is that of a high caliber, so is the advancement within each of its military occupational specialties. These progressions help each Soldier with knowledge and new devices to better themselves and the Army.

  • Black Jack infantrymen solidify field skills

    Feb 17, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" No matter what your job is in the Army, there is going to be an element of teamwork to what you do.

  • 1st ACB helps stock care packages for deployed troops

    Feb 17, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Soldiers from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, made care packages for deployed troops, Feb. 10, at the Soldiers' Angels headquarters in San Antonio.

  • Sabers finish strong in Kuwait

    Feb 17, 2011

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait - As their time in Kuwait ends, troopers of the 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment finalized their preparation through tactical convoy operations training.

  • Training center tailors training to fit Iraqi combat roles

    Feb 16, 2011

    As Iraqi Army battalions continue to train at the Ghuzlani Warrior Training Center near Mosul, Iraq, U.S. instructors adapt classes to best aid the current unit's future operational needs.

  • 4th AAB infantrymen enhance IA skills, train on M16 rifles

    Feb 16, 2011

    JOINT SECURITY STATION INDIA, Iraq - Troops assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, taught Iraqi Army soldiers basic rifle marksmanship skills, Feb. 6.

  • 'Black Dragon' medics train Iraqi federal police

    Feb 16, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - Medics assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, taught Iraqi policemen assigned to 3rd Federal Police Division, basic combat lifesaving skills, Feb. 12.

  • Joint patrols offer leaders a community view

    Feb 16, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Keeping Soldiers safe while off-duty is a concern for leaders on Fort Hood.

  • Medical training preps Greywolf PSD

    Feb 14, 2011

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait - The personal security detachment (PSD) for Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division conducted medical-simulation training, here, at Camp Buehring, Kuwait Feb. 12.

  • 'Long Knife' Soldier helps maintain brigade's fighting strength

    Feb 14, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - Spc. Nyan Prater takes extra pride ensuring his fellow Soldiers stay healthy, keeping his comrades mission ready as they advise, train and assist their Iraqi counterparts.

  • ISF, 'Ghost' troops patrol streets of Qara Qosh

    Feb 14, 2011

    Iraqi Security Forces led a joint patrol with U.S. troops through the city of Qara Qosh, Iraq, to assess security in the northern Iraqi town, Feb. 9.

  • Army artillery, naval training

    Feb 10, 2011

    SAN DIEGO, Calif.-Today's military leaders are constantly seeking ways to improve training programs for Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines, utilizing the most current and emerging technology.

  • Greywolf PSD trains for Iraq mission

    Feb 9, 2011

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait - Troopers with the personal security detachment (PSD) for 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division conducted key training this week at Camp Buehring, Kuwait; focusing on their roles protecting the brigade's key leaders.

  • Black Jack troopers overcome obstacles at JRTC

    Feb 8, 2011

    FORT POLK, La. Aca,!" As the war on terror continues to evolve, so to must the training of those who fight it.

  • Greywolf rolls into Kuwait training

    Feb 8, 2011

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait - Soldiers with 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division conducted their final training at Camp Buehring, Kuwait last week before they transition into Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn.

  • Iraqi soldiers test mortar skills with live-fire exercise

    Feb 8, 2011

    Iraqi mortar platoons assigned to 1st Battalion, 11th Brigade, 3rd Iraqi Army Division, conducted a live-fire exercise using 60mm and 81mm mortar systems to test their weapons proficiency at Destiny Range in Ninewa province, Iraq, Jan. 26.

  • Long Knife Brigade honors fallen comrades

    Feb 7, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - Senior leaders of U.S. Forces-Iraq and U.S. Division-North joined members of the 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, to pay respect to two fallen Long Knife brothers during a memorial ceremony at Contingency Operating Site Marez, Jan. 22.

  • Air Cav lends support to Zack & Jim's 18th Annual Blowout

    Jan 31, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Every year, Zack Owen and Jim Cody, hosts for the Zack and Jim radio show on WACO 100, host an "Annual Blowout" concert to show their appreciation for their fans.

  • Warhorse troopers gather for fallen comrade

    Jan 31, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Friends, family members and comrades of Spc. Ian Borelli, formerly with B Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, gathered at the 76th St. Memorial Chapel, Jan. 26, to remember his life and service.

  • BCTP trains 1st Cavalry Division for first deployment to Afghanistan

    Jan 31, 2011

    Observer/trainers from the Battle Command Training Program's (BCTP) Operations Group Alpha conducted a mission rehearsal exercise from Jan. 23 to Jan. 28 at Fort Hood, Texas, to prepare the 1st Cavalry Division to replace the 101st Airborne Division in Afghanistan.

  • 'Thunderhorse' Soldier receives Purple Heart

    Jan 27, 2011

    'Thunderhorse' Soldier receives Purple Heart

  • Chargers remember fallen trooper

    Jan 26, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Staff Sgt. Justin Tate, a Soldier from 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, was mourned at a ceremony at the Memorial Chapel, here, Jan. 21.

  • 1st Air Cav trains for high altitude rescue hoist operations

    Jan 26, 2011

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-The 1st Air Cav. Bde., 1st Cav. Div., takes to the skies near Fort Carson, Colo., during rescue hoist operations training, Jan. 19. The training was held in conjunction with the brigade's ongoing participation in high altitude, mountain environmental training; meant to help the brigade prepare for its upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Greywolf leaders prepare as New Dawn approaches

    Jan 26, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas- Leaders throughout 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division attended a Leader Development and Education for Sustained Peace seminar last week to prepare them for their deployment to Iraq as part of Operation New Dawn.

  • Ministry teams train up to reach a broader audience

    Jan 26, 2011

    FORT POLK, La. - Chaplains have great listening techniques and vocal skills that allow them to speak to large groups and individuals. However, being interviewed by media and speaking to local leaders in another country may require a different set of skills in today's real-world operations.

  • 1st Air Cav set to reach new heights

    Jan 26, 2011

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-Flying at high altitudes and dealing with rugged terrain conditions can be a challenging endeavor for any pilot or crew chief, especially in a combat theatre like Afghanistan.

  • UFC fighters step into First Strike's ring

    Jan 25, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas-The Soldiers were engaged in their daily duties inside the motorpool when they received a surprise visit from six of the Ultimate Fighting Championship fighters prior to their televised event "Fight for the Troop 2," Jan. 21.

  • The Great Place serves up 5-star meals

    Jan 25, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas-Just like clockwork with their attention to details and precision timing, the Fort Hood Culinary Arts team served up a five-star meal to the 41st Fires Brigade at the Culinary Arts Center located on Fort Hood, Texas, Jan. 20.

  • First Strike volunteers help relocate local charity

    Jan 19, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas-Two Soldiers from the 575th Forward Support Company, 1st Battalion, 21st Field Artillery Regiment, volunteered their time to help move a local charity to a new location to better support the Central Texas community, Jan 12.

  • First Strike certifies their capabilities

    Jan 19, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Hours before sun rise and with an apparent temperature of 12-degrees including the wind-chill factor, Soldiers from Battery B, 1st Battalion, 21st Field Artillery Regiment, 41st Fires Brigade accepted the cold weather conditions, lined their vehicles up in motorpool and headed out.

  • Phoenix Soldiers go the extra mile

    Jan 19, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - The cold morning did not stop the Soldiers with the 324th Network Support Company, 41st Fires Brigade, as they readied themselves mentally and physically with their casualty training dummy, Randy, in preparation for the Phoenix Mile obstacle course here, Jan 11.

  • Black Dragons provide security for PRT medical assessment team

    Jan 18, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - Soldiers assigned to Battery B, 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, provided security and assistance for the Ninewa Provincial Reconstruction Team during a mission to inspect medical clinics in the city of Ashuar, near Mosul, Jan. 9.

  • Greywolf gala 'Keeps the Fire Burning'

    Jan 18, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - The Greywolf Gala, a military ball by the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, was held Jan. 7 at the Killeen Civic Center.

  • Life-like patrol helps prepare Black Jack Soldiers

    Jan 18, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - A Soldier that's never been on a patrol in a combat zone would probably have a hard time imagining what it's like. They can hear stories from their bosses, read training manuals or watch war movies, but until they've been a part of it, they'll never know quite what to expect.

  • Head Hunters celebrate IA birthday

    Jan 18, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - In a display of mutual respect gained during cooperative operations, U.S. Soldiers of 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, and Iraqi Army troops participated in a short ceremony to celebrate Iraqi Army Day at the al-Ghuzlani Warrior Training Center, here, Jan. 6.

  • Singers bring musical entertainment to Marez

    Jan 13, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - Various recording artists perform during a United Services Organization-sponsored concert for Soldiers assigned to the 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, stationed at COS Marez, Iraq, Jan. 10.

  • Texas artist bringing the fallen to life

    Jan 11, 2011

    Duty, honor and country - three words that instill pride into any Soldier and their family. Yet, when a Soldier is killed or missing in action, these words can bring forth inspiration. This desire was felt by Phil and Lisa Taylor, founders of the American Fallen Soldier Project, to help bring closure to the families and friends of fallen Soldiers.

  • Lights outs; night vision only

    Jan 10, 2011

    Soldiers with Battery A, 26th Field Artillery Regiment (Target Acquisition Battery), 41st Fires Brigade, air assaulted into the dark of the night to secure an area, protect their cargo, find their current grid location and convoy back to friendly territory during a joint-service training mission on Fort Hood, Texas, Jan. 5.

  • TMC keeps Soldiers mission ready while deployed

    Jan 7, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - Soldiers assigned to Company C, 27th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, operate the troop medical clinic; providing for the physical and behavioral health care needs of Soldiers at Contingency Operating Site Marez.

  • USD-N NCO of the Quarter strives for success

    Jan 7, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - Staff Sgt. Steven Newman, a native of Hobart, Ind., bested six other noncommissioned officers to be named the United States Division-North NCO of the Quarter at the quarterly competition held at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq.

  • Cavalry Soldiers help train Iraqi Army

    Jan 6, 2011

    Approximately 564 Iraqi Army soldiers assigned to the 3rd Iraqi Army Division, participated in the training as part of Al Tadreeb Al Shamil (Arabic for All Inclusive Training), conducting collective training at the newly-developed training site to help hone their ability to secure their country.

  • Horse Cavalry Detachment a parade favorite in Pasadena

    Jan 6, 2011

    TOURNAMENT OF ROSES PARADE, Pasadena, Calif. - The 1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment performs during the 2011 Rose Bowl Parade. Listed as 25th in the order of march, the detachment played up to the crowd showing why they have been invited eight out of the last nine years to fill a coveted equestrian slot in the parade.

  • New physical therapy clinic opens for First Team troopers

    Jan 5, 2011

    Supporting physical, mental and spiritual health for Soldiers is a major priority in the minds of commanders today. Providing easy access to these areas and a means for self-maintenance, within our own ranks, shows that these commanders' actions match their words.

  • New Iraqi Army training site opens

    Jan 5, 2011

    Soldiers assigned to 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, began training Iraqi soldiers at al-Ghuzlani Warrior Training Center, Iraq, Jan. 3.

  • 'Long Knife' Brigade greets New Year with firepower

    Jan 3, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - Soldiers assigned to 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, observed recently fired illumination rounds in the sky over Mosul, Iraq, using the opportunity to prepare for an upcoming artillery gunnery and add a unique twist to the New Year's Eve celebration, Dec. 31. The "Black Dragon" troopers, assigned to the "Long Knife" 4th AAB and are actively training Iraqi Security Forces and providing security for the Ninewa Provincial Reconstruction Team.

  • Sustaining safety during Operation New Dawn

    Dec 30, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq-After the first few months of being deployed, statistics show Soldiers can get comfortable with their surroundings and choose shortcuts that can put themselves or others in harm's way.

  • 2/7 Troopers celebrate Christmas in Iraq

    Dec 30, 2010

    JOINT SECURITY STATION INDIA, Iraq-The last holiday of the year is usually celebrated with a Christmas tree, lots of sparkling lights and Family gathering together.

  • Cav trooper receives Purple Heart

    Dec 30, 2010

    JOINT SECURITY STATION INDIA, Iraq-With their Operation New Dawn mission well on its way, Soldiers deployed to northern Iraq are continuously on the lookout to ensure the enemy doesn't try to bring harm to them, the Iraqi people or their mission.

  • Rail Gunners advance to new levels

    Dec 30, 2010

    Almost as quickly as Thanksgiving tables were set and then cleared, Soldiers of the 'Rail Gunners' brigade quickly took up fighting positions throughout Fort Hood, Texas, to participate in the last three-week field exercise of 2010.

  • Long Knife medics train Iraqi federal police

    Dec 22, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq- As the U.S. Army's commitment to advising, training and assisting Iraqi Security Forces is underway, training takes many forms for Soldiers in the 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division.

  • Cavalry Soldiers observe Advent in Iraq

    Dec 22, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq- Soldiers from many different backgrounds and cultures come together to serve in the Army, and one of the times each year where their traditions are most evident is during the Christmas season.

  • Strengthening marriage bonds

    Dec 22, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - The Army lifestyle is not an easy one for a marriage to endure. Time away from home due to deployments or training missions often leaves a strain on a relationship that can be hard to cure.

  • Special delivery from Leon County

    Dec 22, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas-While Santa Clause is up at the North Pole packing his sleigh and the elves are preparing the reindeer for this year's Christmas voyage another merry team from a warmer part of the world is gearing up to take a similar trek through Central Texas; only smaller and without Rudolph leading the way.

  • First Strike hits Spur Ride challenge

    Dec 21, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas-Twenty-eight Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 21st Field Artillery Regiment, 41st Fires Brigade, earned their silver spurs Dec. 15 and 16.

  • Competition tests troopers' skills

    Dec 21, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas- Competitions in the Army are distinct because Soldiers often perform tasks and navigate courses that don't resemble traditional games.

  • Soldiers train on new Stryker variant

    Dec 21, 2010

    Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, are training on the new Stryker Nuclear, Biological, Chemical Reconnaissance vehicle, fielded to the unit this year.

  • Medics get up-close trauma training

    Dec 21, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas- 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division combat medics conducted brigade combat team trauma training at the Elijah military operations on urban terrain (MOUT) site on Fort Hood Dec. 6-17.

  • Air Cav delivers for school children

    Dec 21, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - The holiday season is in high gear, and as Christmas approaches, the holiday spirit of giving has graced the Soldiers and family members of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division.

  • Black Jack completes railhead operations

    Dec 21, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas- With a scheduled rotation to the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, La. approaching soon, the time for movement operations is now.

  • Russian military spends time with Black Jack

    Dec 21, 2010

  • Technology bridges gap between kids, deployed troopers

    Dec 21, 2010

    Soldiers assigned to the 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, surprised their children with a video teleconference all the way from northern Iraq to Meadows Elementary School at Fort Hood, Texas, Dec. 14.

  • Last flight of the day

    Dec 16, 2010

  • WWE supports Greywolf Soldiers

    Dec 14, 2010

    Entertainers with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) signed autographs in the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division's conference room for Soldiers on Fort Hood, Dec.11.

  • Blackhawk down training

    Dec 14, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Members of Company C, Task Force Spear Head, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, run up hill, Dec. 10, to get to an extraction point during a timed and evaluated downed aircraft training exercise. The crew utilized their warrior skills to navigate from point to point, fire all of their weapons systems, and evacuate simulated casualties.

  • Red Dragon Families celebrate the holidays

    Dec 14, 2010

    SALADO, Texas - The Salado Tree Farm was the site of the of 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division holiday party, here, Dec. 12. The party consisted of a hay ride, hay play area, letters to Santa table, cookie decorating table, refreshments and a visit from Santa.

  • Keeping families in touch through books

    Dec 14, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas- Troopers with 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division participated in the United Through Reading Military Program with the United Services Origination in their headquarters building on Fort Hood Dec. 8.

  • 'Tis the Season for Rail Gunners

    Dec 8, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas-The Soldiers throughout the 41st Fires Brigade dug deep into their hearts and pockets to donate toys for the children in the Fort Hood Exceptional Family Member Program during the annual toy drive, Dec. 3.

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