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1st Cavalry Division

The 1st Cavalry Division ("First Team") is one of the most famous and most decorated combat divisions of the United States Army.

Presently, it is a rapidly deployable heavy armored division of the United States Army with base of operations in Fort Hood, Texas. It is one of the largest divisions of the U.S. Army with over 16,000 soldiers serving in 4 separate combat brigades and support units.

Currently the 1st Cavalry Division is subordinate to the III Corps and is commanded by Major General Daniel B. Allyn.

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  • III Corps RSS Feed Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:00:06 ESTIII Corps

    • 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
  • 1st CAV RSS Feed Wed, 13 Dec 2017 01:00:07 EST1st Cavalry Division

    • Up, up and away: Cavalry Soldiers conduct air assault training with Kuwaiti partners Thu, 12 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDTUp, up and away: Cavalry Soldiers conduct air assault training with Kuwaiti partners
    • First Team welcomes new leadership Wed, 11 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDTFirst Team Troopers from across the 1st Cavalry Division gathered Tuesday on Cooper field for both a change of command and change of responsibility ceremony.
    • Joint services test next generation chemical attack detection system Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 ESTDuring a drill exercised on land at Fort Hood, Texas, and shipboard at Norfolk, Virginia, over 200 Soldiers, Airmen, and Sailors responded to simultaneous mock chemical attacks.
    • Combined, realistic training stresses MI Soldiers in medical skills Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 ESTFORT HOOD, Texas (November 21, 2016) -- Since World War I, fatality rates among wounded Soldiers have steadily decreased, thanks to advancing combat care and medical technologies. For Soldiers with the 303rd Military Intelligence Battalion, 504th Military Intelligence Brigade, training with Army combat medics and medevac crews brought much-needed realism and expertise to a critical Warrior Task. The Soldiers with the "Longhorn" battalion conducted Tactical Combat Casualty Care training, or TC3, with combat medics from the Fort Hood-based 1st Medical Brigade and 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, Nov. 16-17, at West Fort Hood. Soldiers were divided into teams to conduct a simulated combat patrol before receiving enemy fire, where they then treated and evacuated a casualty to a waiting medical helicopter.
    • First female Cavalry Scout assigned to 1st Cavalry Division Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 ESTThe first female Cavalry Scout completed her reclassification training Nov. 17 at Fort Hood and is now assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division's 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team. Sgt. Kayci Landes was the first female Soldier to re-enlist for the 19D MOS in May of this year. She was previously a 15R, an AH-64 Attack Helicopter Repairer.
    • In 2016, accidental deaths reach lowest level in seven years Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:00 ESTThe Army achieved its seventh consecutive year of declines in mishap fatalities during the recently closed fiscal year, data from the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center show.
    • "Exercise Ready Phantom" teaches lessons about Military Intelligence Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:00 ESTSoldiers with the Fort Hood-based 504th Military Intelligence Brigade completed a significant challenge recently, after completing their culminating training exercise since transitioning to an Expeditionary Military Intelligence Brigade last fall. Testing MI Soldiers proficiencies in intelligence collection and analysis across geographical locations, "Exercise Ready Phantom" instilled lessons learned not only for the Military Intelligence community, but for the U.S. Army too. The exercise spanned across four locations: the National Training Center (NTC) at Fort Irwin, California; Camp Bullis at Joint Base San Antonio; Fort Gordon, Georgia; and Fort Hood. 504th Soldiers collaborated with 1st Cavalry Division Soldiers at NTC during their recent rotation in September, while receiving and fielding real-time intelligence reports to counterparts at Fort Gordon, Camp Bullis and Fort Hood.
    • Preparing for Winter Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:00 ESTWinter weather can wreak havoc on roadways. That makes learning how to safely drive in snowy and icy conditions vital. And it's not just those who live in the North or Midwest who need winter driving skills. In recent years, snow even touched south Alabama, treating residents to a rare driving experience. Whether you live in Alaska or Alabama, here are some tips to help keep you safe.
    • Retired Soldier finds new meaning on Rugby Court Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:00 ESTResembling a chariot from the first century, and made of aluminum and steel, more than 30, 35-pound rugby wheel chairs charged and collided around the West Fitness Center at Joint Base Andrews during the second annual Warrior Care Month Rugby Exhibition Nov. 14. The exhibition pits teams of active duty and veteran wounded, ill and, injured service members from the Army, Marines, Air Force, and Special Operations Command against each other in friendly competition.
    • Regimental Engineer Squadron visits middle school Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 ESTFORT HOOD, Texas- Troopers of Regimental Engineer Squadron, "Pioneer," 3d Cavalry Regiment visited Leander Middle School on Nov.11 to participate in the school's Veteran's Day celebration. The service members spent the day touring the school and talking with the students.
    • General pays heartfelt tribute to veterans Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 ESTBrig. Gen. Viet X. Luong, U.S. Army Central chief of staff, gave an emotional speech before helping unveil a monument dedicated to the Army at a Veterans Day ceremony in Florence, S.C., Nov. 11.
    • Operational Test Command represents Army at AISES National Conference Fri, 11 Nov 2016 00:00:00 ESTMINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota -- Four Army Civilians of Operational Test Command (OTC) attended the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) National Conference here November 10 through 12.
    • Veterans Day: Medal of Honor recipient reflects on lives saved Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:00:00 ESTFORT HOOD, Texas -- A handcrafted quilt lays over the backrest of retired Maj. Gen. Patrick H. Brady's couch, a tribute to his heroic feats during the Vietnam War. Sewn on the 60-by-60 inch white quilt are eight vibrant red stars and eight matching majestic blue stars, centered and aligned in a symmetrical pattern. Encased in each of the 16 stars are a galaxy of smaller white stars.
    • Vietnam Veteran to speak to troops at BAF on Veteran's Day Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:00:00 ESTThere are members of the U.S. Armed Forces around the globe who will be celebrating this Veterans Day away from their homes and families because of the commitment they made to their country. One U.S. Army Veteran, who will be spending the holiday in a foreign country with some of these service men and women, made his decision to serve more than 50 years ago.
    • The Value of Service Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:00:00 ESTFor this Veterans Day, our Col. John DiGiambattista wrote an editorial about the value of Military service and it is in the Fort Hood Sentinel editorial page. What are your thoughts about Military service?
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