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  • 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.

  • Fallen Soldier honored during dedication ceremony

    Nov 27, 2007

    BAQOUBA, Iraq (Nov. 22, 2007) Aca,!" Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, gathered in what was known as the Aca,!A"Grey WolfAca,!A? Square at Forward Operating Base Warhorse, outside of Baqouba, Iraq, for a dedication ceremony and renaming of the square to honor a fallen friend and Soldier, Staff Sgt. Donnie Dixon.

  • Electric Power and Roadways in Iraq

    Nov 27, 2007

    USACE provides 13 hours of power per day to Iraqis; USACE improves roadways in Iraq.

  • Mine Detection System

    Nov 21, 2007

    The Army Materiel Command highlights how the AN PSS 14 mine detection system is helping Soldiers find mines much easier on the battlefield.

  • Power Sources for Soldiers

    Nov 21, 2007

    The Army Materiel Command highlights improvements to power sources for Soldiers.

  • U.S. Army Europe Engineers Take Part in Operation to Secure Areas by Iraq's Euphrates River

    Nov 21, 2007

    CAMP STRIKER, Iraq Nov, 20, 2007 -- A 3:50 a.m. wake-up call from 4,000 pounds of explosives dropped from B-1B bomber is what you call a true rude awakening. That's when coalition forces dropped in at island in the Euphrates River suspected to be an insurgent safe haven.

  • Chapa Dara Mission

    Nov 20, 2007

    Spc. Nathan Bowen goes out on a mission with Soldiers of 1-508th PIR in Chapa Dara region of Afghanistan.

  • Vietnam Vet Still Serving Brings 40 Years of Know-How to U.S. Army Europe-Led Aviation Task Force in

    Nov 20, 2007

    LOGISTICAL SUPPORT AREA ANACONDA, Balad, Iraq Nov. 19, 2007 -- If you stick around the military long enough, youAca,!a,,cll become accustomed to change. After serving just 10 years in the Army a Soldier will talk about Aca,!A"the good old days,Aca,!A? and how heAca,!a,,cs seen everything from weapons to uniforms change drastically over that decade. And if so much has changed in 10 years, itAca,!a,,cs difficult to imagine how much has changed in the past 40 years.

  • Aca,!EoeSaberAca,!a,,c Squadron Cases Colors, Heads Home

    Nov 19, 2007

  • Iraqi government officials meet in Sab Al Bor, discuss essential services, resettlement

    Nov 19, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" Senior leader of the Iraqi Army along with Government of Iraq officials from eight ministries; Sunni and Shia tribal sheiks and other leaders met with the people of Sab Al Bor, Iraq Nov. 17 to discuss and highlight resettlement initiatives and progress as a result of sustained security throughout the city.

  • Why I Serve: Supply Soldier molded by three Iraq deployments

    Nov 19, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" It would be easy for one 1st Air Cavalry Brigade Soldier to forget what it is like to live in the states.

  • Iraqis discuss essential services

    Nov 19, 2007

  • Keeping the ground talking to the sky: Brigade aviation officers discuss lessons learned

    Nov 19, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" Brigade aviation officers from Multi-National Division-Baghdad gathered Nov. 10 at Camp Taji, Iraq, to discuss lessons learned and the future of brigade aviation officers at a symposium hosted by the 1st Air Cavalry Aca,!A"WarriorAca,!A? Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division.

  • Deployed Soldiers Dedicate Sports Bar to Fallen Comrade

    Nov 19, 2007

  • Cav mail clerk prepares keeps mail flowing through transition

    Nov 19, 2007

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq Aca,!" As the 1st Cavalry Division prepares to redeploy, the 4th Infantry Division begins to arrive, and with the holiday season just around the corner, mail clerks on Camp Liberty find themselves getting very busy with thousands of packages and letters coming in and going out.

  • Styker Brigade shows appreciation for Dragon Fires

    Nov 19, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" As people in the U.S. prepare to give thanks during Thanksgiving Day celebrations later this month, senior leaders from the 4th Stryker Aca,!A"RaiderAca,!A? Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division showed their appreciation in a different way and a little earlier in November with a visit to see their fellow Soldiers in the 1st Aca,!A"DragonAca,!A? Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment of the 1st Aca,!A"IronhorseAca,!A? Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division here.

  • Packing it up: Battalion supply shop preparing for redeployment

    Nov 19, 2007

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq Aca,!" With less than two months to go before redeployment, supply Soldiers in the 1st Cavalry DivisionAca,!a,,cs Special Troops Battalion are in the midst of helping to ensure Soldiers, their luggage and their equipment make it back to Fort Hood, Texas safely and on schedule.

  • Soldier gains life experience through Army

    Nov 19, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" A Soldier from the 615th Aviation Support Aca,!A"Cold SteelAca,!A? Battalion had a ton of love for the Soldiers of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade.

  • Hearts warmed on cool Texas afternoon

    Nov 19, 2007

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" On a cool, crisp Central Texas afternoon, three big white buses pulled up to Cooper Field, stopping in the middle and driving the crowd gathered at the field crazy.

  • Crew chief receives Purple Heart

    Nov 16, 2007

  • Touring of western Baghdad

    Nov 16, 2007

  • Black Jack Soldier prepares to go from green to gold

    Nov 16, 2007

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE PROSPERITY, Iraq Aca,!" When Spc. Emmanuel Danso first approached his company commander, Capt. Greg Turner about his interest in becoming a commissioned officer, Turner replied with his usual response to such inquiries.

  • UH-60 Unveiled / Exercise Bright Star

    Nov 15, 2007

    Army Aviation unveils the UH-60 M at the Pentagon; Exercise Bright Star drops international troops in Egypt.

  • Field artillery history on display

    Nov 15, 2007

  • 'Singing Cowboy' brings Soldiers a little taste of home

    Nov 15, 2007

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq Aca,!" Soldiers had a chance to hear music from home during a performance by a Fort Hood-area singer and song writer at the Pegasus Dining Facility here, Nov. 12.

  • Checkpoints, keeping Ameriyah safe

    Nov 15, 2007

    BAGHDAD Aca,!" Checkpoints are a vital tool in maintaining security in an area, and thanks to the joint efforts of U.S. and Iraqi forces another checkpoint was opened to maintain the security in a western neighborhood in the Iraqi capital.

  • Battalion honored for retention achievement

    Nov 15, 2007

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq Aca,!" The 1st Cavalry Division Special Troops Battalion was awarded the Commanding GeneralAca,!a,,cs Retention Award for meeting and exceeding their retention goals for fiscal year 2007 during an award ceremony at the division headquarters building here, Nov. 12.

  • One mean street to another: From Camden, N.J., to Baghdad, one Soldier shares his story of success

    Nov 15, 2007

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE PROSPERITY, Iraq Aca,!" Anyone who has gone to a Soldier of the Month or promotion board, knows how intense and intimidating it can be, no matter how much studying and prior preparation.

  • Aca,!EoeSinging CowboyAca,!a,,c entertains Soldiers

    Nov 15, 2007

  • Mission complete

    Nov 15, 2007

  • Singing Cowboy visits Prosperity

    Nov 15, 2007

  • Spartans look to lend a hand to National Museum of Iraq

    Nov 15, 2007

    BAGHDAD Aca,!" When what was supposed to be simply a short meeting turned into a grand tour of the National Museum of Iraq, some 1st Cavalry Division Soldiers got to see a part of early civilization that was beyond their imagination Aca,!A| in some cases, artifacts which dated back to more than 5,000 years ago.

  • Another step in Ameriyah's progress

    Nov 15, 2007

    BAGHDAD Aca,!" Multi-National Division Aca,!" Baghdad Soldiers met with the Ameriyah Neighborhood Advisory Council representatives to discuss the progress and the future plans for the community at the councilAca,!a,,cs headquarters, Nov. 8.

  • Cav mechanics keep battalion rolling

    Nov 15, 2007

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq Aca,!" Keeping mission-essential equipment operational can be difficult when Soldiers come to a new dusty environment with less-than-perfect road conditions. It is ever harder when you have never seen the equipment before.

  • Time for your check-up

    Nov 15, 2007

    Soldiers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, provide medical assistance to Iraqi nationals in Horse Village, Iraq, Nov. 7.

  • MNF-I general in charge of strategic operations visits Ironhorse Brigade

    Nov 15, 2007

  • MEDEVAC unit completes relief in place

    Nov 15, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" The unit that has performed arguably the most difficult yet rewarding mission in Iraq is on its way home after 15 months.

  • Soldier stays in Iraq to recover from injuries

    Nov 15, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" The haunting sounds of Aca,!A"Incoming! Incoming!Aca,!A? will forever be ingrained in Sgt. Cindy FloresAca,!a,,c psyche.

  • MND-B commanding general says cooperative efforts make Baghdad safer

    Nov 15, 2007

    BAGHDAD Aca,!" The Iraqi capital is a safer place than when the 1st Cavalry Division took over responsibility of the Multi-National Division - Baghdad area of operation nearly a year ago, according to its commanding general.

  • Summit connects government to the people

    Nov 15, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" Sheiks of all tribes, Iraqi Police, Iraqi Army leaders, representatives of the Iraqi government, as well as senior leaders from the 1st Aca,!A"IronhorseAca,!A? Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division and Multi-National Division - Baghdad gathered at the Sheik Support Center near here to discuss bringing the region back to the government of Iraq during the Northwest Baghdad Regional Summit Nov 8.

  • School Supplies to Needy Children

    Nov 15, 2007

    Major recognized for his efforts to get school supplies to needy children in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kosovo.

  • Health Care Centers Completed in Iraq

    Nov 14, 2007

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed work on three new Health Care Centers in Basrah, Iraq.

  • Soldiers of U.S. Army Europe-Led Task Force in Iraq Aim to be 'Biggest Losers'

    Nov 9, 2007

    LOGISTICAL SUPPORT AREA ANACONDA, Balad, Iraq Nov. 8, 2007 -- Being physically fit and in shape may come easy for some people, but others have to work hard on exercising and eating right.

  • U.S. Army Europe's 95th Military Police Battalion Begins Mission in Baghdad

    Nov 9, 2007

    BAGHDAD, Iraq Nov. 8, 2007 -- The Aca,!A"SuperstarsAca,!A? of U.S. Army Europe's 95th Military Police Battalion officially assumed responsibility for military police operations in East Baghdad during a transfer of authority ceremony at Forward Operating Base Rustamiyah here Nov. 8.

  • U.S. Army Europe Stryker Soldiers Help Reduce Violence in Baghdad's Adhamiyah District

    Nov 9, 2007

    BAGHDAD, Iraq (Nov 8, 2007)-- If the people in the Adhamiyah DistrictAca,!a,,cs Abu Hanifa Market hadnAca,!a,,ct already heard about the afternoonAca,!a,,cs grenade attack on a U.S. Soldier, they heard about it when Lt. Col. Jeff Broadwater showed up.

  • 1st Cavalry, 2nd IBCT leaders get look at Abu Nuwas progress

    Nov 8, 2007

  • Karkh residents meet with government reps at town hall forums

    Nov 8, 2007

    BAGHDAD Aca,!" During Saddam Hussein's regime, complaining or brining up problems to the government usually didn't harvest the desired effect. Then it could have meant death for the person and his family who brought the claim against the tyrannical regime.

  • 'Vanguard' Battalion Wrapping Up Its 15-Month Deployment in Iraq

    Nov 8, 2007

    BAGHDAD, Iraq Nov. 8, 2007 -- It has been 15 months since the Soldiers of U.S. Army Europe's 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry entered a combat zone, answering their nationAca,!a,,cs call to serve. Now, the Army has one message for the Schweinfurt, Germany-based Soldiers: Mission complete.

  • U.S. Army Europe Signal Soldiers Assume Deployment Mission in Baghdad Ceremony

    Nov 8, 2007

    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion of U.S. Army Europe's 5th Signal Command unfurled its colors and assumed its official duties in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom during a transfer of authority ceremony here Nov. 3.

  • Air Cavalry Soldiers recognize National American Indian Heritage Month

    Nov 7, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" Soldiers of the 1st Air Cavalry Aca,!A"WarriorAca,!A? Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, got a brief glimpse into American Indian history and culture, Nov. 3.

  • Pilots' valor honored for thwarting ambush

    Nov 7, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" Set up in five trucks with heavy machine guns, enemy forces sat in wait for a helicopter to fly over their location west of Baghdad on the last day of May.

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers Hold Military Appreciation Day

    Nov 7, 2007

    OCPA-SE performed as the chief military liaison and oversaw the 2007 Tampa Bay BuccaneersAca,!a,,c Military Appreciation Day Game versus the Arizona Cardinals on November 4, 2007. OCPA-SE coordinated the participation of more than 250 military members from USSOCOM, USCENTCOM, FLARNG and the USAR including OIF/OEF veterans to lead the Buccaneers out of the tunnel during pre-game introductions, flag bearers during the National Anthem, having the families of two Tampa Soldiers KIA in OIF/OEF conduct the coin flip at mid-field and having MG Steven Hashem, USSOCOM, administer the oath of enlistment to more than 150 recruits from all five services in an on-field halftime ceremony. MG Hashem was escorted by two wounded warriors from OIF that are being treated at the James A. Haley VeteranAca,!a,,cs Medical Center in Tampa.

  • Baghdad Zoo opens bear habitat

    Nov 6, 2007

    BAGHDAD Aca,!" Even through they didnAca,!a,,ct have the press Ling Ling and Ming Ming had when they were given to the United States by China, Baghdad ZooAca,!a,,cs newest residents, Sameer and Lamiyah, didnAca,!a,,ct seem to really care that more than 30 zoo officials and Coalition Forces members were on had to official open a new exhibit.

  • 'Grey Wolf' Soldiers prepare to head home

    Nov 6, 2007

    BAQOUBA, Iraq (Nov. 5, 2007) -- It was a mild fall season in October 2006 when the Soldiers of the 3rd Aca,!A"Grey WolfAca,!A? Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, packed their gear, kissed their families goodbye and headed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 06-08.

  • Mountain Search in Afghanistan

    Nov 6, 2007

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, search mountains of Afghanistan for weapons caches and enemy activity. Spc. Nathan Bowen reports.

  • Married commanders share retention success

    Nov 5, 2007

    BAGHDAD Aca,!" Capts. Daniel and Michelle Ramos are married. They are both captains. They both command a company in the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. And now, they both have the distinction of making their retention mission for fiscal year 2007.

  • Centurions clear streets of IEDs for their fellow Ironhorse troopers

    Nov 5, 2007

    HOR AL BOSH, Iraq -- Everyday a select group of Soldiers from the 1st Brigade Special Troops Aca,!A"CenturionAca,!A? Battalion head out in their mine resistant vehicles, hitting the streets near Camp Taji, Iraq to clear routes of improvised explosive devices within the 1st Aca,!A"IronhorseAca,!A? Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry DivisionAca,!a,,cs area of operations.

  • Ironhorse Brigade honored as tops in retention

    Nov 5, 2007

  • CG visits Air Cavalry troopers

    Nov 5, 2007

  • 3rd BCT Soldiers receive their spurs

    Nov 5, 2007

    BAQOUBA, Iraq (Nov. 3, 2007) -- Soldiers from both the 215th Brigade Support Battalion and 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Aca,!A"Grey WolfAca,!A? Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, celebrated the close end of their deployment in support Operation Iraqi Freedom 06-08, with the honorary spur ceremony, an old Cavalry tradition, Nov. 2 and 3.

  • The waiting game

    Nov 5, 2007

  • Cavalry Sergeant has sights set on NBA

    Nov 5, 2007

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE PROSPERITY, Iraq Aca,!" Of the hundreds of rooms inside the main palace on Forward Operating Base Prosperity, there is one in particular, a room that emits that kind of sound that sounds like muffled club-like music just before you enter.

  • Fixing multi-million dollar 'toys': 1st Air Cavalry troopers hit their 200th Phase

    Nov 5, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" When most kids get a new electronic toy, they play with it until it no longer interests them. But a small portion of those kids, when they get bored with the toy, simply grab some screw drivers and take it apart to see what makes it tick.

  • First Iraqi Police prep class graduates

    Nov 5, 2007

    The first iteration of the 10-day Iraqi Police preparatory class graduated on Camp Taji, Iraq, Oct. 30. The 30 Iraqi Police recruits will attend the Police Academy in order to officially be initiated as IPs.

  • Soldiers bid fond farewell to fallen comrade

    Nov 5, 2007

    BAQOUBA, Iraq (Nov. 3, 2007) -- Aca,!A"Cpl. Adam Chitjian was a loving husband, a true friend and a great Soldier,Aca,!A? said Capt. Mathew Miletich, commander of E Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, about the death of one of his Soldiers, Adam Chitjian.

  • Commandant of War College visits Diyala, promotes son

    Nov 5, 2007

  • Bikers make do without their hogs

    Nov 5, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" More than 200 Soldiers turned out for a day of unwinding and talking about hogs, squids and the importance of keeping the dirty side down.

  • More than 3,000,000 served: Camp Liberty Dining Facility Hits Landmark Figure

    Nov 2, 2007

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq Aca,!" The Pegasus Sports Oasis, the dining facility for the Multi-National Division Aca,!" Baghdad and1st Cavalry Division here celebrated its three millionth customer in a one-year span Oct. 27.

  • 'Grey Wolf' Soldiers enjoy fear-filled Halloween

    Nov 1, 2007

    BAQOUBA, Iraq (Oct. 31, 2007) -- Halloween is a special time of year when for one night, you can scare the living daylights out of your friends and family members without getting in trouble for it.A,A But what are you to do if youAca,!a,,cre a deployed Soldier in the 3rd Aca,!A"Grey WolfAca,!A? Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, stationed at Forward Operating Base Warhorse, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 06-08'A,A You party, of course!

  • School in Al Awad opens

    Nov 1, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" The thick red ribbon was crisply sliced with a pair of scissors signifying the official opening of the school in Al Awad, Iraq Oct. 29.

  • Iraqi Army, Volunteers, Cavalry Troops Celebrate Success in Ameriya

    Nov 1, 2007

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq Aca,!" The 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division hosted a social gathering, including a cookout and a soccer tournament, for Iraqi Army troops and a volunteer group from Ameriya, a neighborhood in the Al Mansour District of western Baghdad here, Oct. 28.

  • Ceremonies of saintly nature

    Oct 31, 2007

  • Soldiers don golden spurs

    Oct 31, 2007

  • 'Witch Doctors' begin journey home

    Oct 29, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" For the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry DivisionAca,!a,,cs medical evacuation unit, the horrors of war are all too real. But, those missions of transporting hurt and dying patients are over for a few troopers.

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