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  • USACE Supports Iraqi Education

    Jan 11, 2008

    USACE doubles the size of all-girls school in dangerous neighborhood and also donates supplies.

  • U.S. Offensive Targets al Qaeda in Northern Iraq

    Jan 10, 2008

    American military forces in northern Iraq launched an offensive this week targeting al Qaeda elements operating in the region.

  • Soldiers Implement New Contract Training in Kuwait

    Jan 9, 2008

    Soldiers with the 1st Theater Sustainment Command put their Contracting Officer Representative training to work and saved the Army thousands of dollars while curbing fraud, waste and abuse.

  • Acting Under Secretary of the Army and U.S. Army Materiel Command commanding general visit AMC sites

    Jan 8, 2008

  • Lt. Gen. Van Antwerp on Afghan Construction Projects

    Jan 8, 2008

    Lt. Gen. Robert L. Van Antwerp Jr. says Afghan workers play vital role in Corps of Engineer construction projects throughout the country.

  • Brigade Support Battalion Trains for Rainy Day

    Jan 7, 2008

    The vehicle recovery team of the 610th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division recently trained for BaghdadAca,!a,,cs upcoming rainy season at Forward Operating Base Falcon.

  • TF Marne NCOs Team Up To Build IA's 'Backbone'

    Jan 7, 2008

    Aca,!A"No one is more professional than I,Aca,!A? states the U.S. ArmyAca,!a,,cs NCO Creed, and noncommissioned officers at Forward Operating Base Kalsu are gearing up to instill the same pride and professionalism in their Iraq Army counterparts.

  • U.S. Army Europe Stryker Soldiers Improve Soldier Care, Iraqi Economy with Clinic Upgrade

    Jan 7, 2008

    CAMP STRIKER, Iraq (Jan. 7, 2007) -- Soldiers with U.S. Army Europe's Regimental Support Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, have continued to Aca,!A"improve their foxholeAca,!A? since their arrival here in August, and the evidence is visible in the recently upgraded Troop Medical Clinic here.

  • Task Force XII Soldiers stand ready

    Jan 7, 2008

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq (Jan, 7, 2008) Aca,!" Spc. David Leopold sat in the break room of the brigade air defense operations center. A fuel handler for Company E, 3rd Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, Leopold is used to working hard. For the past few days, heAca,!a,,cd been doing just that while manning a guard tower on his forward operating base just outside Baghdad.

  • Crew chiefs keep MND-B Apaches in the fight

    Jan 7, 2008

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq (Jan 07, 2008) Aca,!"AH-64D Apache Longbow crew chiefs are proud of their aircraft. TheyAca,!a,,cre quick to tell you itAca,!a,,cs one of the most advanced pieces of equipment in the ArmyAca,!a,,cs arsenal. They boast that the 58 foot-long war-fighting machine travels up to 227 miles per hour and is armed with as many as 16 Hellfire rockets, up to 75 (2.75 inch) aerial rockets; and can carry 1,200 rounds for its 30 millimeter machine gun.

  • Black Jack Soldiers begin movement home

    Jan 4, 2008

    CAMP VIRGINIA, Kuwait Aca,!" For Soldiers from the 1st Cavalry DivisionAca,!a,,cs 2nd Brigade Combat Team, the first step home after their 15-month deployment to Iraq begins in Kuwait.

  • Service members celebrate New YearAca,!a,,cs on Taji

    Jan 3, 2008

  • Top U.S. commander in Iraq visits Taji

    Jan 3, 2008

  • Reaching the top: Sergeant Major Freyre promoted

    Jan 3, 2008

  • Sewer Project Helps East Baghdad Clean Up Streets

    Jan 3, 2008

    Thousands of families in east Baghdad will soon have their neighborhoods free of raw sewage in the streets.

  • Army Chief of Staff Salute to the Troops

    Jan 2, 2008

    Op-ed written by Gen Casey that appeared in the New York Daily News, Dec 31st, 2007.

  • Engineers Transfer 3 Completed Power Plants to Iraqis

    Jan 2, 2008

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently turned three 132kV electrical substations over to Iraqi authorities in the Basrah Province.

  • New Engineers Drilling Wells in Djibouti

    Jan 2, 2008

    For the past year, the mission of the 1132nd Engineering Detachment Well Drilling Team has been to provide potable water to the people of Djibouti, but now their mission is to train their replacements to do the same

  • Celebs Visit Troops in Afghanistan / Soldiers Get Stockings

    Jan 2, 2008

    Celebrities visit troops in Afghanistan; Soldiers in Kuwait get stockings.

  • Operation Raider Reaper Concludes With Tribal Reconciliation

    Dec 31, 2007

    Tribal leaders of Khalis and Hibhib in Diyala province held a reconciliation meeting at the Governance Center here Dec. 27.

  • 3ID CG visits troops, sheik at PB Warrior's Keep

    Dec 30, 2007

    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq Aca,!" The commanding general of Multi-National Division Center greeted troops and met with a local sheik at Patrol Base WarriorAca,!a,,cs Keep Dec. 26.

  • Police attention helps burned boy

    Dec 29, 2007

  • New MND-B Deputy Commander sees successes in Northeast Baghdad

    Dec 29, 2007

  • Relax time

    Dec 29, 2007

  • Soldiers receive combat patches

    Dec 29, 2007

  • Ironhorse Brigade troopers unfurl gift flags during commemoration of famous crossing

    Dec 28, 2007

  • Lancers bridge cultural gaps as security improves

    Dec 28, 2007

    ABU OBAED, Iraq Aca,!" Soldiers in Company A, 2nd Aca,!EoeLancerAca,!a,,c Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division are continuing their work by patrolling in the communities near here building relationships and trust while operating out of a Coalition outpost (COP) west of Baghdad.

  • Christmas in Iraq, Soldiers dine together, enjoy holiday atmosphere at DFAC

    Dec 28, 2007

  • Talking to leaders

    Dec 28, 2007

    MND-B Commander, Maj. Gen. Jeffery Hammond, visits troops.

  • Soldiers push against al-Qaeda remnants

    Dec 28, 2007

    In a major drive to root out al-Qaeda forces west of Iskandariyah, Soldiers wrested the Khidr area from insurgent control during Operation Dragoon, which took place Dec. 15-21.

  • Ironhorse Brigade reflects on progress in OIF Rotation 06-08

    Dec 27, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" When the senior leadership and Soldiers of the 1st Aca,!A"IronhorseAca,!A? Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division first arrived to Iraq nearly 15 months ago, the security situation here was quite different from the one they now experience as they patrol the streets throughout their area of operations.

  • 1st ACB battalion cases colors: Task Force XII battalion starts mission in MND-B

    Dec 27, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" A Dec. 24 transfer of authority ceremony signaled the end of a 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, unitAca,!a,,cs 15-month deployment to Iraq.

  • Iraqi Army brings smiles

    Dec 27, 2007

    JERF AL MILA, Iraq -- Iraqi soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 9th Iraqi Army Division (Mechanized) brought smiles to the faces of children at a local elementary school in Jerf Al Mila, northwest Baghdad Dec. 17, by delivering donated school supplies and care packages.

  • Holiday Greetings From the Troops

    Dec 27, 2007

    A collection of holiday greetings from the Troops.

  • Army Field Band Concert - Frosty the Snowman

    Dec 27, 2007

    The Army Field Band performs Frosty the Snowman at their holiday concert in Baltimore, MD.

  • 1st Cav. Div. transfers authority of MND-B to 4th Inf. Div.

    Dec 27, 2007

    MND-B Transfer of Authority ceremony

  • A Christmas Story: Paratroopers in Baghdad enjoy Christmas Eve dinner at a local sheikh's hous

    Dec 26, 2007

    Local Iraqi invites Soldiers for a Christmas feast.

  • Holiday Greetings From the Troops

    Dec 26, 2007

    A collection of holiday greetings from the Troops.

  • Chief of Staff visits Hammer Soldiers for Christmas

    Dec 22, 2007

  • 1ACB commander pilots last flight over Baghdad

    Dec 21, 2007

    Shanahan commanded about 3,000 Soldiers from the 1st Air Cavalry Aca,!A"WarriorAca,!A? Brigade during a 15-month deployment that saw violence in Baghdad drop to the lowest levels in nearly two years. The brigadeAca,!a,,cs Black Hawk fleet conducted missions including air medical evacuation, air assaults, commander and leader transportation and movement of personnel from base to base within the Baghdad area. Additionally, the brigadeAca,!a,,cs AH-64D Apache helicopters provided support to ground forces and disrupted roadside bomb, mortar and rocket attacks on Iraqi civilians and coalition bases. The brigades CH-47D Chinooks transported hundreds of thousands of personnel and tens of thousands of tons of cargo.

  • General visits 1ACB in Kuwait

    Dec 21, 2007

  • No one reason explains why Soldiers re-enlist

    Dec 20, 2007

    Article with photos from mass re-enlistment

  • 1st Cav. Div. transfers authority of MND-B to 4th Inf. Div.

    Dec 19, 2007

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - Under the clear, morning skies of a promising new day in Baghdad, the 4th Infantry Division took the reins of Multi-National Division -- Baghdad from the 1st Cavalry Division during a transfer of authority ceremony here Dec. 19.

  • Newly formed aviation task force assumes mission in MND-B

    Dec 19, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" U.S. Army EuropeAca,!a,,cs 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, organized in Iraq as Task Force XII, officially assumed the mission as the Multi-National Division-Baghdad aviation asset at a ceremony here Dec. 17.

  • Partnership Day strengthens Iraqi, U.S. military ties

    Dec 19, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - American Soldiers and Iraqi soldiers have a lot in common. Besides the obvious fact that they both love their country and volunteered to defend it; many of them have a love for aviation.

  • Army Chief of Staff re-enlists 267 in Iraq

    Dec 19, 2007

    Photos of a mass re-enlistment officiated by Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey.

  • Iraqi children get new wheels

    Dec 19, 2007

    This is an article with a photo.

  • Local leaders, IPs celebrate securing Aqur Quf

    Dec 18, 2007

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq Aca,!" Community leaders came together with the local Iraqi Police and supporting Coalition Forces to celebrate successfully securing the local area at the Iraqi Police station Aqur Quf, a town in the district of Abu Ghraib near Baghdad Dec. 12.

  • Governance center opens in Sab Al Bor: Population grows to 28,000 as Iraqi citizens return

    Dec 18, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq -- Tribal sheiks joined members of government of Iraq ministries, officials in the Taji qada (district government council), Taji nahiyah representatives (neighborhood councils), senior ranking Iraqi Security Forces leaders and Coalition troops to open the Sab Al Bor Governance Center of Taji in Sab Al Bor, Iraq Dec. 13.

  • Locals, IPs celebrate better security in Aqur Quf

    Dec 18, 2007

  • Taji Joint Rural Planning Committee works to improve essential services

    Dec 18, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq -- Representatives from ministries within the government of Iraq held the first meeting of the Taji qadaAca,!a,,cs Joint Rural Planning Committee in Baghdad with the Baghdad Provincial GovernorAca,!a,,cs office and Taji qada (a Baghdad rural district council) officials Dec. 12.

  • Army Chief of Staff Reviews Afghan Police Training

    Dec 17, 2007

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey visited a police mentoring team for the Afghan National Police Dec. 17 at a forward operating base near Kandahar, Afghanistan.

  • They fly, but can they float' Air Cavalry Brigade readies their birds for boats

    Dec 14, 2007

    CAMP VIRGINIA, Kuwait Aca,!" There are some Soldiers from 1st Air Cavalry Aca,!A"WarriorAca,!A? Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, who will be headed home in time for Christmas.

  • Prepping for Christmas in Kuwait

    Dec 14, 2007

  • 'Lobos' case colors for redeployment

    Dec 14, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" A 1st Air Cavalry Aca,!A"WarriorAca,!A? Brigade unit cased its colors Dec. 10, signaling the end of its mission in Iraq.

  • Node: funny word, serious business

    Dec 14, 2007

    CAMP VIRGINIA, Kuwait Aca,!" It isnAca,!a,,ct a complex or long word, but it has a lot to do with getting Soldiers and their equipment home Aca,!" especially after a 15-month deployment.

  • First Cavalry's 'Long Knife' Brigade turns over northern Iraq battlespace to 3d ACR &

    Dec 14, 2007

    MOSUL, Iraq Aca,!" The 4th Aca,!A"Long KnifeAca,!A? Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, handed over responsibility for operations in northern Iraq to the 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment from Fort Hood, Texas, during a transfer of authority ceremony Dec. 11 at Forward Operating Base Marez.

  • Iraqi boy recovers from Al Qaeda attack with help from Iraqi Army

    Dec 14, 2007

    AL AWAD, Iraq Aca,!" With bullets having shattered the life he once knew along with the bones in the upper part of his leg nearly four months ago, 7-year-old Saddam, a local Iraqi boy, is receiving help with his recovery from Iraqi Army medics serving in the 3rd Brigade, 9th Iraqi Army Division (Mechanized).

  • Sunni, Shia sheiks say no to violence, yes to reconciliation

    Dec 14, 2007

    ASSIRIYAH, Iraq -- Sunni and Shia tribal sheiks, local government leaders, senior Iraqi Army officials and local Iraqi Police officials from throughout the Taji area, met here Dec. 6 at the prayer town hall to continue reconciliation efforts and celebrate the Aca,!A"awakeningAca,!A?Aca,!"a term used to describe a turning away from sectarianism and violence.

  • Program supplies Iraqi veterinarians

    Dec 14, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq -- Members of Embedded Provincial Reconstruction Team (EPRT) Baghdad 5, attached to the 1st Aca,!A"IronhorseAca,!A? Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, working alongside personnel from the 492nd Civil Affairs Battalion are bringing supplies to Iraqi veterinarians throughout the Ironhorse area of operations.

  • National Guard Learns Lessons from a City Under Fire

    Dec 13, 2007

    In 2006, Haifa was a city under attack by terrorists. After visiting the city, National Guard leaders are now applying lessons learned on how to respond to a sustained terrorist attacks against a U.S. city.

  • 15th BSB brings medical care to zoo employees, families one last time

    Dec 10, 2007

    BAGHDAD Aca,!" One of the main responsibilities the 15th Brigade Support Battalion has taken on since coming to Iraq is the over watch of the Baghdad Zoo and Zawra Park complex just outside the International Zone.

  • Black Jack Soldiers show Salhiyah children how to stay healthy

    Dec 10, 2007

    BAGHDAD Aca,!" Everyone knows that when youAca,!a,,cre sick you go to the doctor; however, there are many things that can be done to prevent illness in the first place. These preventive measures, such as practicing good personal hygiene, were the focus of a health fair that Soldiers from Company E, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment and Co. C, 15th Brigade Support Battalion, both of whom are part of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted for students at the Al Aflaph Elementary School in Salhiyah Dec. 3.

  • Iraqi leaders commit to unity during summit

    Dec 10, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!"Sheiks of all tribes, Iraqi Army and police leaders, representatives of the Iraqi government and leaders from the 1st Aca,!A"IronhorseAca,!A? Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division and Multi-National Division-Baghdad gathered at an Iraqi Police station in Nassir Wa Salam, Iraq to discuss further steps to advance bringing the region back to the government of Iraq during the Northwest Baghdad Regional Security Summit Dec 6.

  • Senior leaders, Soldiers Honor the Fallen

    Dec 10, 2007

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq Aca,!" Aca,!A"Although there will be separate services and ceremonies at home stations Aca,!A| this ceremony is unique and especially poignant,Aca,!A? said Maj. Gen. Joseph F. Fil Jr., commanding general of Multi-National Division Aca,!" Baghdad and the 1st Cavalry Division, speaking to a packed Division Chapel during a memorial service here, Dec. 7. Aca,!A"It commemorates all of the Soldiers who have laid down their lives, not only in the 1st Cavalry Division, but in Multi-National Division Aca,!" Baghdad.Aca,!A?

  • One step closer to home

    Dec 10, 2007

  • A little stroll down the streets

    Dec 7, 2007

  • Senior leaders reflect on successes, hope for Baghdad's future

    Dec 7, 2007

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq Aca,!" One year, one month and four days. It will be 399 days that the 1st Cavalry Division conducted operations in the Iraqi capital as the Multi-National Division Aca,!" Baghdad, when they turn the mission back over to the Fort Hood, Texas-based 4th Infantry Division Dec. 19.

  • Estonians, Garryowen troopers honor partnership

    Dec 6, 2007

  • Mission Complete: Attack aviation battalion cases colors

    Dec 6, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" The casing of their colors was a welcome sight for the Soldiers of one of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry DivisionAca,!a,,cs attack aviation battalions.

  • 'School of the Trooper' Fills New U.S. Army Europe Stryker Soldier with Information, Pride

    Dec 4, 2007

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq (Dec. 4, 2007) -- A new Soldier arrives with bags in hand and waits patiently for a representative from his unit come integrate him into a new unit and a new home away from home here. Hours go by and he begins to wonder if anyone even knows he's here. The doubtful first impression of a unit left in the mind of such a Soldier is one U.S. Army Europe's 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment -- an organization with a history of welcoming Soldiers with open arms -- works hard to avoid.

  • Scout Learns Arabic to Help Platoon, Mission

    Dec 4, 2007

    BAGHDAD (Dec 4, 2007) Aca,!" When Sgt. Jason Stisser, of Troop O, 4th Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment found out he was coming back to Iraq, he quickly brushed up on his Arabic. That prior preparation has been benefiting both him and his platoon in their current duties. Based out of Forward Operating Base Prosperity in central Baghdad, his unit, attached to 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, covers the Karkh District. In a recent clearing mission dubbed, Operation Saber Sweep, the white and blue platoons of 4-2nd SCR, along with Iraqi Army soldiers, went from apartment building to apartment building gathering census information on the area residents.

  • Scout learns Arabic to help platoon, mission

    Dec 3, 2007

    BAGHDAD Aca,!" When Sgt. Jason Stisser, of Troop O, 4th Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment found out he was coming back to Iraq, he quickly brushed up on his Arabic. That prior preparation has been benefiting both him and his platoon in their current duties.

  • Prosperity Christmas Tree Lighting

    Dec 3, 2007

  • Wash rack operations signify redeployment for 'Grey Wolf'

    Dec 3, 2007

    KUWAIT NAVAL BASE, Kuwait Aca,!" For the majority of Aca,!A"Grey WolfAca,!A? Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, their deployment has come to and they are either home or on their way; but for approximately 400 Soldiers throughout the brigade, their mission is not complete until they complete a rigorous detail Aca,!" detailing.

  • With colder weather on the way, troops distribute heaters in central Baghdad

    Dec 3, 2007

    BAGHDAD Aca,!" A small and severely underprivileged area in the Janeen neighborhood in the center of the Iraqi capital known as the Aca,!A"Quds Camp,Aca,!A? has been overlooked by the local government in Qadisiyah, and achieving recognition and assistance for these people from the local neighborhood advisory council has been a major goal for the Soldiers of Battery A, 3rd Aca,!A"Red DragonsAca,!A? Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division for several months.

  • Hope Comes to Prosperity

    Dec 3, 2007

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE PROSPERITY, Iraq Aca,!" After being severely burned by a phosphorous hand grenade while serving as a river boat gunner in the NavyAca,!a,,cs Brown Water Black Berets during the Vietnam War, Dave Roever thought that his life, as he knew it, was over.

  • Commanding general visits 1st ACB

    Dec 3, 2007

  • USACE Fallujah Sewage

    Dec 3, 2007

    USACE overseas construction of Fallujah's first sewage treatment plant. No more sewage in the streets, always a good thing.

  • 5-158 AVN. Transforms Briefing Space into Movie Theater

    Dec 3, 2007

    After spending a little time in Task Force ReadyAca,!a,,cs newly renovated theater, you might think youAca,!a,,cre in a multiplex cinema back home. With its plush stadium-style seating, a booming surround-sound system, full-size movie screen and a real popcorn machine, the theater offers Task Force Ready Soldiers some much-needed respite from the dust, noise and activity outside.

  • "Gamblers" get their combat spurs

    Nov 29, 2007

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE PROSPERITY, Iraq Aca,!" Soldiers from the 15th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division have recently been taking part in one of the cavalryAca,!a,,cs oldest traditions: receiving spurs for service in combat.

  • U.S. Army Europe Stryker Soldier Shares Deployment in Iraq With Field Artillery Brother

    Nov 29, 2007

    BAGHDAD, Iraq (Nov 27, 2007)-- Most American servicemembers are separated from their loved ones while in combat, but one U.S. Army Europe Soldier was brought closer to a brother who is also deployed. Capt. Phillip Garner of the 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery was already in Iraq when Spc. Alex Lamont Garner of USAREUR's 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment found out that he too would be deployed for Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Celebrating St. Barbara in Baghdad

    Nov 28, 2007

    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq Aca,!" The 1st Cavalry Division and the 138th Fires Brigade, Kentucky Army National Guard, conducted a traditional Saint BarbaraAca,!a,,cs induction ceremony at the Al-Faw Palace here, Nov. 23.

  • 'Black Jack Runway' models show off the latest to fashion-starved troops

    Nov 28, 2007

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE PROSPERITY, Iraq Aca,!" After months of preparation and waiting for Internet-ordered outfits and accessories to be delivered, the Black Jack Runway cast and crew finally put on their highly anticipated performance on in front of a standing-room-only audience at the Black Jack Bistro Dining Facility here, Nov. 22.

  • Aca,!EoeGrey WolfAca,!a,,c Brigade Cases Colors in Iraq

    Nov 28, 2007

  • Combat Support Hospital

    Nov 28, 2007

    Medical personnel saving lives at the Baghdad Combat Support Hospital. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nicholas Kurtz has the story.

  • Twice-wounded Soldier Returns to Duty

    Nov 27, 2007

    A Soldier serving her third combat deployment returned to Afghanistan Nov. 12 from undergoing medical treatment in Germany after suffering her second injury from two Improvised Explosive Device detonations.

  • Why I Serve: Soldier sacrifices family time to serve Soldiers, country

    Nov 27, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" Staff Sgt. Rosie Threatt could have been lost in the group of her large family.

  • Soldiers celebrate fraternity 'founders day' in Iraq

    Nov 27, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" Soldiers from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade Aca,!A"Warriors,Aca,!A? 1st Cavalry Division, who are part of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated, an all African-American fraternity, celebrated their founderAca,!a,,cs day Nov. 17.

  • Going home ... stress': Tools available to alleviate issues

    Nov 27, 2007

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq Aca,!" As 1st Cavalry Division Soldiers are finally able to make their way home after 15 long months in Baghdad some their leaders wants to remind them of the stresses that still will exist once they depart the country.

  • Centurions hold first silver spur ride

    Nov 27, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" The tradition of having to Aca,!A"earn your spursAca,!A? reaches back to the beginning of the cavalry. The 1st Aca,!A"CenturionAca,!A? Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division held their first silver spur ride here, Nov. 24.

  • A double dose of Duncans: Twin brothers sign up for four more years, identical re-up deal

    Nov 27, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" They hear Aca,!A"Are you two related'Aca,!A? and Aca,!A"If I punch you, will your brother feel it'Aca,!A? more times than they care to mention, but these twin brothers from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, have only heard the oath of enlistment twice now.

  • MEDEVAC finishes packing ... their helicopters, bags

    Nov 27, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" The medical evacuation unit for the 1st Cavalry Division is headed back home to Fort Carson, Colo., Nov. 18, after a short delay in Balad, Iraq.

  • Why I Serve: Air Cavalry Mechanic dedicated to the welfare of his Soldiers

    Nov 27, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" While all 1st Air Cavalry Brigade Soldiers may be focused on the mission, one noncommissioned officer in particular has given his all toward mission success Aca,!" leading and caring for his Soldiers while deployed to Iraq.

  • Baghdad Day celebrated at Zawra Park

    Nov 27, 2007

    BAGHDAD Aca,!" For the first time in nearly four years, residents from across Baghdad gathered together to honor their cityAca,!a,,cs heritage and celebrate the once-annual holiday known simply as Baghdad Day, Nov. 17.

  • With faith & hope: Christmas traditions survive in Baghdad

    Nov 27, 2007

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - According to Christian belief, in the first century the Saint Thomas evangelized the region we today call Iraq. An estimated 600,000 Christians live in this country of 22 million people.

  • MND-B CG Meets the Troops

    Nov 27, 2007

  • Karkh looks to increase police force during recruitment drive

    Nov 27, 2007

    BAGHDAD Aca,!" As part of the effort to increase the police force across the Iraqi capital, a police recruitment drive was held in the Karkh security district Nov. 15 thru 18.

  • Stallions receive awards for valor

    Nov 27, 2007

  • Black Jack NCO Takes Pride in Leadership Skills

    Nov 27, 2007

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE PROSPERITY, Iraq Aca,!" When Command Sgt. Maj. Jim F. Lee, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry DivisionAca,!a,,cs top noncommissioned officer, and the other board members met last month, he and his panel were looking for a noncommissioned officer who exhibited in-depth knowledge, self confidence and professional attitude they felt an NCO should possess to represent the brigade as their best of the year.

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