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1st Armored Division

The 1st Armored Division is one of the oldest and most prestigious armored division in the United States Army. From its desert tank battles against Field Marshall Erwin Rommel's Afrika Korps, to its stunning victories in the Persian Gulf War, in peace or war, the "Old Ironsides" Division has amassed a proud record of service to America.

Soon after the activation of the 1st Armored Division at Fort Knox on 15 July 1940, its first commander, Major General Bruce R. Magruder, began searching for an appropriate nickname for the division. In 1941, General George S. Patton Jr. had just named his 2nd Armored Division "Hell on Wheels" and everyone thought that the 1st Armored Division needed a name too. General Bruce Magruder, the Commander of the 1st Armored Division, announced a contest to find a suitable name for his Division. Approximately 200 names were submitted including "Fire and Brimstone" and "Kentucky Wonders."

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    • Fort Hood offers recognition for Vietnam vets Wed, 11 Apr 2012 00:00:00 EDTFort Hood, Texas, and the surrounding communities will gather May 21, 2012, on the installation to give area Vietnam veterans the recognition and welcome home they deserve.
    • Saber Squadron counters indirect fire operations Mon, 11 Jul 2011 00:00:00 EDTThe Soldiers of Bandit Troop, 6th ‘Saber’ Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, along with their Iraqi Security Force partners, sought out insurgents attempting to use indirect fire assets against the local security forces in Wasit province, Iraq, by conducting area reconnaissance, July 6, 2011.
    • 1st Air Cavalry conducts rare sling load operation in Afghanistan Mon, 11 Jul 2011 00:00:00 EDTSoldiers from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted a rare sling load operation July 6, 2011, using a CH-47F Chinook helicopter to transport another Chinook helicopter from Camp Kunduz to Camp Marmal, Afghanistan.
    • Darnall committed to customer service; wants patient feedback Mon, 11 Jul 2011 00:00:00 EDTGood customer service costs nothing, but it is priceless in terms of what it means to the patients and staff at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center. Patients have the opportunity to anonymously provide feedback on their hospital visit by either completing an Interactive Customer Evaluation (ICE) comment and/or filling out the Army Provider Level Satisfaction Survey (APLSS).
    • Leaders debate way ahead for 'Great Place' Thu, 07 Jul 2011 00:00:00 EDTSenior leaders on the Great Place joined III Corps and Fort Hood Commanding General Lt. Gen. Don Campbell Jr. to work on the installation's way ahead.
    • Six years success in southern Iraq, Mission complete for U.S. reconstruction team Wed, 06 Jul 2011 00:00:00 EDTThe Provincial Reconstruction Teams in Iraq have accomplished much over the last eight years and in Babil Province, one team has thousands of success stories to its name.
    • Using meds beyond 6-month dispense date forbidden Wed, 06 Jul 2011 00:00:00 EDTSoldiers who take their prescription medications six months after dispensation and pop positive on a urinalysis test could see their careers go down the toilet.
    • First AFAP EFMP Focus Forum held Tue, 05 Jul 2011 00:00:00 EDTFORT HOOD, Texas - Dozens of issues were discussed regarding the Exceptional Family Member Program at the first Army Family Action Plan EFMP Focus Forum June 21. Out of all the issues, three were deemed the most critical by the forum participants and will become part of the Fort Hood AFAP.
    • Dust, heat no deterrent for Fourth of July fun Tue, 05 Jul 2011 00:00:00 EDTContingency Operating Site Kalsu is often a dusty and uncomfortably hot place in July. Despite the dismal conditions, Soldiers and civilian employees came out in droves to celebrate America’s Independence Day with sports, food and relaxation.
    • Despite triple-digit heat, thousands celebrate Fourth of July at Fort Hood Tue, 05 Jul 2011 00:00:00 EDTTriple-digit heat didn't prevent Fort Hood Soldiers and families from celebrating the Fourth of July during Freedom Fest 2011.
    • Combatives: Fighter gives III Corps veteran presence Fri, 01 Jul 2011 00:00:00 EDTOn a fight night in Hawaii in 2008, a squad volunteered their platoon sergeant into the ring as a joke. But it wasn't a joke for his opponent, who ended up with a broken nose and collarbone.
    • Keeping this summer safe Fri, 01 Jul 2011 00:00:00 EDTFORT HOOD, Texas - Summer is here. Soldiers and their Families are out in force on area lakes, at the pools and outside enjoying the sunshine and hot weather. Along with summer and its associated outdoor activities comes a renewed emphasis on safety while enjoying outdoor activities and the need for battle buddies to look out for one another.
    • Online levy brief begins; saving customers time, post money Fri, 01 Jul 2011 00:00:00 EDTFort Hood’s Directorate of Human Resources has changed the way Soldiers complete levy brief requirements for reassignments, making the levy brief process faster and easier for customers.
    • Staying fit through deployment Mon, 21 Feb 2011 06:19:44 ESTBABIL, Iraq- Soldiers often set goals to achieve while deployed, finishing college, learning to play an instrument or, one of the most popular, getting in better shape. Often, Soldiers have hectic schedules during deployment and find it hard to schedul
    • Musayyib celebrates new civic center Mon, 21 Feb 2011 05:43:15 ESTBABIL, Iraq- The Babil Provincial Reconstruction Team, 1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment and local provincial government officials held an opening ceremony in Musayyib, Iraq, Feb. 12, for the Musayyib Civic Center. The ceremony celebrated the n
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    • Couple shares experience of being married Soldiers deployed together Mon, 01 Nov 2010 04:38:14 EDTAshleigh, noncommissioned officer-in-charge of the secretary of general staff for 1st Armored Division, United States Division - Center, and a Malibu, Calif., native, and Matthew, a vehicle maintenance noncommissioned officer with the headquarters motor pool with 1st Armd. Div., and a Mobile, Ala., native, have been married to each other for more than five years and have many experiences most civilian couples do not share.
    • Combat spouses: 1st Armored Division spouses enjoy day on the range Tue, 28 Sep 2010 11:50:30 EDTMilitary spouses stepped into their husbands' shoes for a day during 1st Armored Division's Combat Spouses Day at the Rheinblick Outdoor Recreation Complex Sept. 22.
    • Father, daughter reunite at daughter's promotion ceremony Fri, 24 Sep 2010 04:05:15 EDTTwo United States Division - Center Soldiers enjoyed a small Family reunion Sept. 19 when a father was able to promote his daughter at Camp Liberty, Iraq.
    • Warfighter 2010: MPs compete in grueling four-day challenge Thu, 23 Sep 2010 16:26:07 EDTTrue grit became a lasting and crucial theme for participating teams in the 14th annual Military Police Warfighter competition; a four-day event at Fort Leonard Wood, Sept. 13-16, presenting numerous warrior tasks, battle drills and endurance tests to participating three-man teams from installations worldwide.
    • Making the days count: round II Thu, 23 Sep 2010 05:11:04 EDTOne match requires a boxer to put in weeks of practice in order to be prepared for the fight. During this preparation period, a boxer will have to dedicate hours of each week and will have to keep with the program to be ready for a fight.
    • 1st Amrd. Div. surgeon teaches critical lifesaving skills for first responders Thu, 23 Sep 2010 04:26:20 EDTNineteen students from various medical backgrounds, including some in the Iraqi Security Forces, learned medical techniques that can be used to treat wounded people in a mass casualty scenario.
    • 'Plug and Play' - FORSCOM, USARC Forward Team Lays Foundation for Smooth BRAC Relocation Wed, 22 Sep 2010 13:14:37 EDTFORT BRAGG, N.C. (Sept. 20, 2010) Aca,!aEURc With just ten days remaining before members of the advance echelons of Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces Command and Headquarters, U.S. Army Reserve Command begin reporting here for duty, the liaison teams and "Torch Party" representing each command are making final preparations as the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure-directed relocation of the two commands' headquarters begins in earnest.
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    • Child, Youth and School Services bring back tackle football Tue, 21 Sep 2010 00:00:00 EDTWIESBADEN, Germany - Hut one. Hut two. A,A Tackle football has returned to Child, Youth and School Services after a more than 10-year absence.
    • Inspector General assists redeploying TF Marne brigades Mon, 20 Sep 2010 06:29:45 EDTFORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, Iraq - The Task Force Marne Office of the Inspector General works as an an extension of the eyes, ears, voice and conscience of the commander. They ensure TF Marne units operate in compliance with Army regulations. In tha
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    • Chilean gets unexpected life in states Sat, 18 Sep 2010 11:21:31 EDT
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    • Free medical clinic builds ISF legitimacy in Karmah Thu, 16 Sep 2010 16:29:05 EDTKARMAH, Iraq - Hundreds of Karmah, Iraq, residents received free medical care during a combined medical engagement between Iraqi and U.S. forces, Sept. 7.
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