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  • 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.

  • Training Iraqi mortar teams a success

    Dec 8, 2010

    Iraqi soldiers assigned to the 6th Brigade, 3rd Iraqi Army Division, graduated from mortar training provided by Soldiers assigned to 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Dec. 7.

  • Fair prepares Soldiers, family members for deployment

    Dec 8, 2010

    To help better prepare their Soldiers and family members, the 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, hosted its first deployment fair this year on Fort Hood, Texas, Nov. 23.

  • Wounded Cav trooper selected for extreme home makeover

    Dec 8, 2010

    A Soldier with 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division was surprised with an early Christmas present, Dec. 6, on Fort Hood.

  • Air Cav lends JRTC help to 10th MTN

    Dec 7, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Soldiers from Task Force Lobos deployed to the Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, La. this November.

  • Army perfect fit for Ironhorse trooper

    Dec 6, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Growing up in the small town of Dallas, Pennsylvania, Pvt. Richard Huey III, always wanted to join the U.S. Army.

  • NCOs inducted during time-honored ceremony

    Dec 3, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - The candles, colored the same as our nation's flag, flickered as each Soldier walked passed them and joined the Corps of Non-Commissioned Officers during a NCO Induction ceremony hosted by the 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Center, here, Nov. 30.

  • Greywolf hosts Thanksgiving spread

    Dec 3, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - The Operation Iraqi Freedom Memorial Dining Facility on Fort Hood, Texas opened its doors Thanksgiving Day to military service members and locals to the Fort Hood area for a holiday feast.

  • Garry Owen cooks make Thanksgiving tasty

    Nov 29, 2010

    JOINT SECURITY STATION INDIA, Iraq-As midnight passed, Soldiers got out of their beds and headed to their containerized kitchen to start preparing a Thanksgiving meal at a joint security station near Mosul, Iraq.

  • A Cav Thanksgiving in Iraq

    Nov 29, 2010

    Soldiers who are recently deployed in support of Operation New Dawn celebrate their first major holiday away from their Families by celebrating together.

  • Long Knives don Cav patches

    Nov 23, 2010

    Awarding the 1st Cav. Div. Shoulder-Sleeve Insignia, Former Wartime Service (SSI-FWTS) to the Troopers of the Longknife Brigade.

  • 1st Air Cav learns how to 'ASIST'

    Nov 22, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - What can a Soldier do to intervene and help someone who is contemplating suicide'

  • MEDEVAC training downrange

    Nov 22, 2010

    MEDEVAC training downrange

  • A new take on personal weapons safety

    Nov 22, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas-Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 21st Field Artillery Regiment, 41st Fires Brigade participated in a two-day course on weapons safety, Nov. 16-17, only this time the weapons were not Army issued.

  • Iraqi security forces learn checkpoint medical skills

    Nov 22, 2010

    Combat medics assigned to A Co., 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, provided training on how to properly splint fractures and broken bones at a checkpoint in Wanah, Iraq, Nov. 15.

  • Snipers ready IA for competition

    Nov 22, 2010

    JOINT SECURITY STATION INDIA, Iraq-At a shooting range just outside the gates of a joint security station in northern Iraq, the sound of gunfire echoed through the morning air.

  • DoD announces 1st Cav. Div. units' Afghanistan Deployment

    Nov 19, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - The Department of Defense announced today the 1st Cavalry Division Headquarters and the division's Air Cavalry Brigade will deploy in spring 2011 as part of upcoming rotations of forces operating in Afghanistan.

  • Black Jack Ranger graduates top of his class

    Nov 16, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas- There are few things more instantly recognizable in the military than a Ranger tab.

  • NTC prepares brigade for New Dawn

    Nov 15, 2010

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. - Soldiers of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division recently completed training at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif.; part of preparation for their upcoming deployment to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn.

  • Successful joint mission in Mosul

    Nov 15, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq -Iraqi Federal Police in Mosul conduct a cordon and search mission, Nov. 11. The U.S. Soldiers provide security and assistance during missions, assessing the Iraqi's operations and tactics, in support of Operation New Dawn.

  • Garry Owen trains IA, Kurdish security forces

    Nov 15, 2010

    JOINT SECURITY STATION INDIA, Iraq- In an area known for its disputed internal boundary between the Kurdish regional authority and the Iraqi Army, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment Soldiers have been training both the Iraqi Army Soldiers and Kurdish Security Forces to collectively secure the population in Northern Iraq.

  • Black Jack and NASCAR

    Nov 10, 2010

    FORT WORTH, Texas- More than 200 Soldiers received free passes as part of the American Red Cross "Salute Our Troops" event. More than 200 hundred Soldiers took part, which included entry into the raceway, a pre-race concert and a chance to meet various NASCAR drivers.

  • Walking to cure Alzheimer's

    Nov 10, 2010

    TEMPLE, Texas-Soldiers, family members, veterans and staff members walk around the Temple Veterans Hospital Park in support of Alzheimer's disease research during the Alzheimer's Memory Walk at the veterans' hospital in Temple, Texas Nov. 6. The event included a fundraiser, face painting and a raffle. The walk was sponsored by the William R. Courtney Texas State Veterans Home, Temple and the Alzheimer's Association.

  • Speeding to re-enlist

    Nov 10, 2010

    DALLAS, Texas - Spring Hill, Fla. native, Staff Sgt. Stephanie Brown, a military police officer assigned to the 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, re-enlisted in Victory Lane at the Texas Motor Speedway in Dallas, Nov. 7, by her battalion commander, Lt. Col. Stephen Dawson.

  • Stallion Families visit live tank gunnery

    Nov 9, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas-Troopers and leaders of 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, hosted Stallion families at a tank gunnery exercises during Family Day, here, Nov. 5.

  • NTC prepares 1st Cav scouts for upcoming deployment

    Nov 9, 2010

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. - Greywolf troopers incorporated aspects of a rescue mission, Nov. 1, at the National Training Center, on Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • Medical trauma training at NTC

    Nov 9, 2010

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. - Soldiers from 215th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, held a mass casualty evacuation exercise on Nov. 2, at the National Training Center, here.

  • Ft. Hood's "Run To Remember"

    Nov 9, 2010

    Photos from Ft. Hood's Run to Remember, Nov. 6.

  • Fire mission from NTC

    Nov 9, 2010

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. - For the first time since 2008, Steel Dragons are making an impact on the National Training Center.

  • Training proficiency, one tube at a time

    Nov 9, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq Soldiers assigned to the Iraqi Army's 6th Brigade, 3rd Division, are trained by Soldiers of the 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, to help them become more proficient in their mortar skills on Nov. 8.

  • Artillerymen train for a dismounted fight

    Nov 9, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas- Although shooting rounds at targets dozens of kilometers away might be their primary occupation, the war has put a new emphasis on having a well-rounded artillerymen.

  • Young soul, big voice

    Nov 8, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas-Small in stature but big in poise, the eight-year-old international gospel singing sensation, Rhema Marvanne Voraritskul, graced Fort Hood with her presence Nov. 5, at the Remembrance Memorial Ceremony to honor the lives lost during the shootings at the Soldier Readiness Center a year ago.

  • Long Knives step in with IP training academy

    Nov 8, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - Soldiers from Task Force Shield, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, visited the Mosul Police Services Academy as new Iraqi recruits began training this week.

  • Comics bring laughs from home

    Nov 8, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - Soldiers stationed here were treated to a night of smiles and laughs as comedians with the Comics Ready To Entertain Tour entertained the deployed servicemembers, Nov. 5.

  • Under Secretary of State visits Ninewa

    Nov 8, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ Iraq - Patrick Kennedy, Under Secretary of State for Management, takes notes during a meeting with leaders of the Ninewa Provincial Reconstruction Team, Nov. 4. Leaders from the PRT, the 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, and U.S. Division North discussed plans for a new U.S. Embassy branch office to be built near Mosul, Iraq, in the coming year. The EBO at Mosul is part of a larger transition plan that will occur as the U.S. Department of State takes more of a lead role for U.S. and Iraq relations.

  • STT on mission to train ISF

    Nov 4, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq- Soldiers assigned to Task Force Spear, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted basic rifle marksmanship training with Iraqi Soldiers of the 6th Brigade, 3rd Division, to enhance their skills in firing small-arms weapon systems at the Spear Base Range Nov. 1.

  • Black Dragons provide security during school construction assessment

    Nov 4, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - Soldiers assigned to the 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted a combined patrol with members of the 3rd Federal Police Division to provide security for a project assessment team, here, Nov. 1.

  • WACO 100 goes live from Air Cav

    Nov 4, 2010

  • Exercise pulls Air Cav unit together

    Nov 4, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Troopers from 1st Air Cav took training to a new level, Oct. 28, with a series of challenges designed to test their leadership, motivation and teamwork.

  • FORSCOM Hispanic warrant officer attains a first in his professional field

    Nov 3, 2010

    Chief Warrant Officer Four (CW4) Princido Texidor, the U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Food Service advisor, was promoted today to the rank of Chief Warrant Officer Five (CW5). The promotion made Texidor of Arecibo, Puerto Rico, the first Hispanic to achieve the rank of CW5 in the Army's Food Service branch. CW5 is the highest rank in the Warrant Officer Corps. Maj. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, FORSCOM's G4/Director of Logistics, presided over the promotion ceremony, which took place in the Hall of Heroes at the Soldier Support Center at Fort Bragg, NC.

  • Black Jack tests digital command capabilities

    Nov 2, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas- As a new year draws near and a possible deployment with it, Soldiers of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, continue to increase the depths of their training at every opportunity.

  • Soldier's 100-mile trek supports Wounded Warrior Project

    Nov 2, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Lt. Col. Jack Usrey , the division personnel officer, completed ten, ten-mile loops around the 1st Cav. Div. area from Oct. 27-29, starting and stopping at the 1st Cav. Div. memorial on Cooper Field. The date marks his second time to complete 100 miles since his double knee replacement surgery on Oct. 28, 2008. During the walk, Usrey simultaneously raised more than $7,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, designed to take action to help injured servicemen and women of this generation. According to Pentagon estimates there are nearly 40,000 servicemen and women who have returned from a deployment going through a rehabilitation fight.

  • Slinging supplies on the battlefield

    Nov 2, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas- As improvised explosive devices become more and more prevalent in conflicts across the world, moving equipment and supplies throughout a combat zone has become an increasingly hazardous occupation.

  • Mint Condition rocks COS Marez

    Nov 2, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq -At an amphitheater located in northern Iraq, crowds of civilians and military servicemembers gathered under beaming lights for a rare treat, a live concert.

  • Head Hunters mentor IA forward observers

    Nov 2, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - Forward observers assigned to the 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, help instruct a 10-day forward observer course to IA troops. The course is part of more extensive mortar team training and is designed to improve their skills in locating enemy targets.

  • New equipment helps troops locate insurgents

    Nov 2, 2010

    Troopers from 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division participated in a search and tactical site exploitation (TSE) class, here, at the National Training Center.

  • Cav scouts prep core skills

    Nov 2, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas- Whether conducting a cordon and search of a village looking for high-value targets or conducting route reconnaissance and engaging in a moving firefight from their vehicles, a scout squadron must be able to perform at a high-level regardless of their mission.

  • Wolfpack hoses off during chem training

    Nov 2, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas-The Soldiers from Battery A, 26th Field Artillery Regiment (Target Acquisition Battery), 41st Fires Brigade learned how to properly decontaminate a humvee and larger trucks using a high powered M26 generator during chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear training held the 41st Fires Bde. motor pool, Oct. 26-27.

  • Shotgun range hones skills

    Nov 2, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - A Joint Service Combat Shotgun Program report on the effectiveness of shotguns in a combat environment states, "The probablility of hitting a man-sized target with a shotgun was superior to that of all other weapons."

  • Cpl. Jason Savage remembered

    Nov 2, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Cpl. Jason Savage, a valued Soldier and admired friend, was remembered during his memorial service at the "Ironhorse" Chapel, here, Oct. 28.

  • Lancers, Leon Heights students do lunch

    Oct 28, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Soldiers in the fires and effects element from 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, spent their lunch hour with students of Leon Heights Elementary School, in Belton, Texas, as part of the unit's Adopt-A-School program Oct 27.

  • Long Knife medics teach CLS skills

    Oct 27, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq -Medics of the 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, teach Soldiers from the Iraqi Security Forces during a combat lifesaver class, Oct. 21.

  • Rail Gunner officers raise the PT bar

    Oct 27, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas-Officers of the 41st Fires Brigade competed in the third Rail Gunner Army Physical Fitness Test Challenge, Oct. 19, to promote good physical fitness and esprit de corps.

  • Pack on the move to NTC

    Oct 27, 2010

    FORT IRWIN, California - 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division conducted reception, staging, onward movement and integration (RSOI) at the National Training Center, here, at Fort Irwin, Calif., this week in order to prepare its troops for a two week training exercise here.

  • Deployed Long Knives run shadow Ten-Miler

    Oct 27, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - Troopers of the 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, hosted a shadow run of the 2010 Army Ten-Miler, held in Washington, D.C., Oct. 24.

  • 1st Air Cav comes together to make a difference

    Oct 27, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - A day filled with gloomy weather couldn't dampen the spirit and determination of Soldiers and family members from the 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, who participated in a food drive, held in conjunction with a family fun run, in Killeen, Texas, Oct. 23.

  • MPs demonstrate K-9s for the ISF

    Oct 27, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - Members of the 89th Military Police Brigade, attached to the 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, demonstrated dog training to Iraqi Security Forces as part of the Long Knife brigade's support of Operation New Dawn, Oct. 22, near Mosul, Iraq.

  • Apache gunnery Family Day

    Oct 25, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Soldiers and their families from the 4th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Calvary Division, participate during a live fire family day aerial gunnery, here, Oct. 14.

  • Army training helps Soldiers save lives off the battlefield

    Oct 25, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas- For a Soldier, Army medical training can help save lives both on and off the battlefield.

  • "Red Dragons" frighten and delight

    Oct 21, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas-3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, helps during "Trunk or Treat" on Fort Hood, Texas, Oct. 19.

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