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1st Infantry Division

The 1st Infantry Division (Mechanized) conducted a transfer of authority with the 24th Infantry Division on 1 August 2006, assuming command and control of Fort Riley. This represented its return to the United States after a decade stationed in Germany. The 24th Infantry Division was subsequently inactivated, and many of its units reflagged as units of the 1st Infantry Division. Also in 2006, the 1st Infantry Division began the transformation to the US Army's new modular force structure, gaining an additional maneuver brigade, as well as experiencing a reorganization of its support and aviation assets. As of 2009, the Division consisted of 4 maneuver brigade, a Combat Aviation Brigade, the 1st Sustainment Brigade, and the 1st Infantry Division Band. Many of the previous division level assets were incorporated into the special troops battalions and brigade support battalions of the modular brigades.

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  • FORSCOM RSS Feed Sat, 27 May 2017 16:00:04 EDTFORSCOM

    • Greywolf kicks up dust, builds partnership in multinational exercise Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 EDTWADI SHADIYA, Jordan -- On a hilltop in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the calm morning silence is broken when two F-16 Fighting Falcons drop their explosive payload. As a cloud of powdery dust and shrapnel rise from the target area, the engines of five M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tanks roar to life and move into position atop a hill overlooking a ravine. A radio crackles as a platoon leader's voice pours from the speakers. "Alpha, get ready. Top hat. Top hat. Top hat." Two 62-ton behemoths maneuver forward of the berm. "3. 2. 1. Fire!" With a deafening boom, bursts of flame leap from the main guns. This was the scene at the culminating combined arms live-fire exercise during Eager Lion 2017, a two-week-long multinational combined training exercise. Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment "Warhorse," 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division spent that time building interoperability with their partners.
    • Greywolf Troopers conduct joint, combined exercise in Jordan Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 EDT
    • 1st AD RSSB Sling Load Operations Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 EDTTask Force Muleskinner Soldiers conducted sling load on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan May 22. During sling load operations Soldiers provide water, ammo, fuel, transportation, communication support, food and additional supplies to the warfighters and coalition forces in the brigades' area of operation and throughout the entire theater. Please continue to follow our page. More photos will be upload soon.
    • 1st AD RSSB conducts battlefield circulation Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 EDTCol. Michael Lalor and Command Sgt. Maj. Sean Howard, command team for the 1st Armored Division Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, "TF Muleskinners," conducted battlefield circulation in their brigades' area of operation May 23-24. The command team spoke with Soldiers in Jalalabad, Kabul, and Kandahar about their mission and support to the RSSB. Lalor and Howard also presented coins to Soldiers for their outstanding hard work and dedication to the RSSB's mission.
    • First female Alaska Army National Guard Soldier completes army maneuver course Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 EDTJOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -When Capt. Amanda Plachek isn't commanding the 134th Public Affairs Detachment or running the State Partnership Program for the Alaska National Guard, she's paving the way for her fellow Soldiers by becoming the first Alaska Army National Guard female to complete a combat arms branch training course.
    • FORSCOM Frontline - May 26, 2017 Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 EDTThis week: First Security Force Assistance Brigade soon to 'stand up'; Senior Leaders: Summer Safety -- Responsible Conduct, Good Decisions; On Point: New units to free BCTs from advise, assist mission; Web link: Memorial Day 2017, plus news and photographs about FORSCOM Soldiers and units from across the nation.
    • National Guard Chief highlights force readiness, excellence to Congress Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 EDTWASHINGTON -- The Citizen-Soldiers and -Airmen of the National Guard stand ready to protect and defend the nation, thanks to the continued support from Congress, the chief of the National Guard Bureau told a congressional hearing Wednesday. UA-87633511-1
    • 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, Latvian Special Operations Forces hone elite skills together Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 EDTFor an entire week in Latvia, parachutists caught countless gusts of wind, ropes were thrown from hovering helicopters and slammed into the ground below, and the sound of training scarcely stopped for the short pause between night and day. The U.S. Army's aviation presence in the Baltics was doing what it does best, quickly and precisely putting boots on the ground.
    • Fort Drum NCO makes history at Ranger School Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 EDTFor Command Sgt. Maj. Rob Fortenberry, 2nd Brigade Combat Team senior enlisted adviser, leading Soldiers meant more than just inspiring words, it meant action. In July 2016, at the age of 45, he became the oldest Ranger School graduate in the history of Soldiers to pass through the school.
    • Full-Scale Exercise energizes Fort Riley rescue, relief capabilities Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 EDT"Exercise, Exercise, Exercise," with those three words Fort Riley garrison personnel launched a full-scale exercise to test directorate crisis responses May 17. The exercise was planned to last 24 to 36 hours, about twice as long as similar exercises conducted in previous years.
    • Fort Bliss Field of Honor Ceremony Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 EDTFort Bliss honors fallen Soldiers during a ceremony the Field of Honor at Fort Bliss, Texas, May 19, 2017.
    • Brave Rifles honor fallen, celebrate 171 years of tradition Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 EDTFORT HOOD, Texas - Five Soldiers dressed in historic uniforms marched past seven cavalry yellow guidons fluttering in the wind during a wreath ceremony held in front of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment Memorial here May 16. This year's ceremony honored Sgt. Douglas Riney, of Fairview, Illinois, who was killed during an attack in Kabul Oct. 19, 2016, and all of the fallen heroes of the 3rd Cav. Regt. who made the ultimate sacrifice.
    • Illinois community honors fallen 1st Infantry Division Soldier Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 EDTThe Chicago suburb of Schiller Park, Illinois, honored one of their own, naming a community baseball field for Pvt. Randol S. Shelton, 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division
    • Army budget request asks for raise in Soldier pay, housing, subsistence Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 EDTIf Congress approves what was asked for in the Fiscal Year 2018 budget request, Soldiers can expect to see a bump in their paycheck come January. UA-84299839-1
    • U.S. and Canadian medics train to a higher standard at Maple Resolve 17 Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 EDTCAMP WAINWRIGHT, Canada - Four UH-60 Black Hawk medevac helicopters of the Maryland National Guard sit silently side by side on the ramp of airfield 21 at Camp Wainwright, Alberta, Canada. Their cockpits are vacant and their blades only move by the gusting winds.UA-87633511-1
  • III Corps RSS Feed Sat, 27 May 2017 16:00:06 EDTIII 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
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