4th BCT - Special Troops Battalion

On 16 January 2006 the 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion was activated along with the rest of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, as part of the transformation of the 1st Infantry Division towards the US Army's new modular force structure. Previously engineer, military intelligence, military police, and signals elements had been habitually attached from division-level units. Under the modular transformation these elements became organic to each brigade's special troops battalion.

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  • FORSCOM RSS Feed Sat, 17 Nov 2018 09:00:04 ESTFORSCOM

    • FORSCOM Frontline - Nov. 16, 2018 Fri, 16 Nov 2018 00:00:00 ESTThis week: FORSCOM Manning Conference discusses combat operations; Senior Leader: Dr. Mark T. Esper, Secretary of the Army, provided remarks during his visit to Fort Carson, CO; On Point: Terrorist Threat Information & Suspicious Activity Reporting; plus news and photographs about FORSCOM Soldiers and units around the globe.
    • La. Guard better prepares future leaders with revamped course Thu, 15 Nov 2018 00:00:00 ESTThe Louisiana Army National Guard's Multi-component Cadre Basic Leader Course (BLC) at Camp Cook in Ball implemented a new course curriculum at the end of the summer.
    • Missouri Guard Homeland Response Force receives top marks Thu, 15 Nov 2018 00:00:00 ESTThe Missouri National Guard's Homeland Response Force recently completed its external evaluation in Columbia, Missouri, earning top marks from evaluators.
    • Green to Gold Program provides opportunity for enlisted Soldiers to earn degree, commission Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:00:00 EST2nd Lt. Blake Pickel began his career in the Army when he enlisted in 2007, today he serves as the Executive Officer for the Raider Brigade's support medical company after commissioning in 2017 through the Green to Gold scholarship program.
    • Juggling fires and families: Calif. aviators make it work Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:00:00 ESTU.S. Army Sgt. Greg Fernandez stepped Monday into the hall of the Sacramento Army Aviation Support Facility to check on fires burning 400 miles away.
    • There is help for anyone caring for a service member Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:00:00 ESTIt's likely at some point in life one will hear a phrase like, "two heads are better than one" or "teamwork makes the dream work".
    • Fitness warriors wanted: Army establishing competitive team Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:00:00 ESTThe U.S. Army Recruiting Command is seeking more than just Future Soldiers these days. As part of the Army's recent accessions overhaul, USAREC is recruiting current Soldiers who are elite athletes to become part of the new U.S. Army Warrior Fitness team.
    • Multinational Soldiers deployed to Ukraine honor veterans Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:00:00 ESTMultinational Soldiers in Ukraine celebrate Veterans Day.
    • Don't stand in line: TSA Precheck open to military, DoD civilians Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:00:00 ESTService members are trusted to defend the nation, surely they can be trusted when boarding a plane.
    • Army National Guard cyber Soldiers update their State leaders Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:00:00 ESTFORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. -- Army National Guard Soldiers (ARNG) assigned to Task Force Echo hosted distinguished visitors (DVs) from their home states in order to update them on the Cyber Enterprise and their operations in support of U.S. Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER) and U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) at the 780th Military Intelligence (MI) Brigade (Cyber) headquarters, November 2 and 3.
    • Mountain Warriors Dominate FORSCOM Marksmanship Competition Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:00:00 ESTFORT DRUM, N.Y. (Nov 11, 2018) -- The 10th Mountain Division's marksmanship team, comprised of 1st Brigade Combat Team Soldiers, went beyond the basics of steady breathing, site alignment and trigger pull when they dominated the annual U.S. Army Forces Command Marksmanship Competition, Oct. 22-26, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The "Warrior Brigade" top guns won two of three individual weapons titles and defeated all active duty Army teams, finishing second overall. First Lieutenant Spencer Ellis, 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, and Pfc. Dalton Hall, 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, won the M17 pistol and M249 light machine gun marksman titles, respectively. Spc. Matthew Devall, 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment represented the division's M4 carbine category.
    • The Tragedy of LZ Albany: Teaching the lessons of a battle lost Mon, 12 Nov 2018 00:00:00 ESTOn November 17, 1965, Lt. Don Cornett along with 154 Troopers from 2/7 Cav were killed in the Ia Drang Valley at a small clearing known as Landing Zone Albany. He died less than 100 yards from where his best friend lay wounded. James Lawrence, a 77 year-old Vietnam veteran from Alabama, tells people about his best friend and the battle he died in whenever he gets the chance.
    • Tennessee Guardsmen build a playground for children in Ukraine Sat, 10 Nov 2018 00:00:00 ESTSoldiers from the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment help build playground for children at the Academic Rehabilitation Center for Children with Special Needs, Nov. 7.
    • 2018 Expert Field Medical Badge competition at Fort Bragg puts Soldiers abilities to the test Fri, 09 Nov 2018 00:00:00 ESTCapt. Yesenia Gilfranco, a health service administrator, checks the time as she reaches the half-way mark during the Expert Field Medical Badge 20k ruck march Nov. 8, 2018 on Fort Bragg, NC. "This competition isn't just for me," said Gilfranco. "I am doing this for my late husband as well. This is my second time competing, and I wont stop until I've earned the badge." (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Dustin Biven / 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
    • 2018 Expert Field Medical Badge competition at Fort Bragg puts Soldiers abilities to the test Fri, 09 Nov 2018 00:00:00 ESTA Soldier competing for the Expert Field Medical Badge sprints the last few meters of the EFMB 12-mile ruck march Nov. 8, 2018, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The EFMB was established to showcase and recognize medical Soldiers for their exceptional skill level and competence in the medical field. The testing consists of a written exam, land navigation, three separate combat testing lanes and concludes with a 12-mile ruck march. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Dustin Biven / 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
  • III Corps RSS Feed Sat, 17 Nov 2018 09:00:06 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
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