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  • "4th Inf.Div. Reaches Out to Local Islamic Community Members During Mosque Visit" (OH, THE IRONY)

    11/06/2009 2:19:29 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 18 replies · 1,486+ views
    Fort Hood Public Affairs Office, May 2009 ^ | May 7, 2009 | Sgt. Philip Klein, 4th Infantry Division, Public Affairs Office
    "4th Inf. Div. Reaches Out to Local Islamic Community Members During Mosque Visit" (May 2009) Sgt. Philip Klein 4th Inf. Div. PAO KILLEEN, Texas – Maj. Gen. Jeffery Hammond, the commanding general of the 4th InfantryDivision, helped open the lines of communication when he visited a mosque at the Islamic Community of Greater Killeen community center, which is located in Killeen, May 7. The visit marks the Ironhorse Division’s inaugural effort to reach out to the sizeable Muslim community that resides in the greater central Texas region – Killeen, Temple and Austin– to foster dialogue, interaction and understanding between the...
  • Brigade Makes ‘Huge Difference’ in Iraq, Commander Says

    07/14/2009 4:30:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 234+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, July 14, 2009 – Soldiers of the 4th Infantry Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team have made a positive impact on security and quality of life in Iraq’s Basra province, their commander said during a briefing from Iraq today. Their impact can be attributed, in part, to successful training programs, Army Col. Butch Kievenaar said. “We started with an assessment of training proficiency for the Iraqi army, police and Department of Border Enforcement,” he said. “[That was] followed by a mutually agreed-upon training plan that focused on building sustainable capability.” Sustainable capability refers to building basic and realistic systems for...
  • Army Commander Meets With Shaykhs

    06/18/2009 5:36:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 200+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt. Carlos Burger, USA
    BASRAH — Col. Butch Kievenaar, commander of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, met with key Basrah province shaykhs at the Basrah Operations Center here, June 16. The purpose of the meeting was to introduce the brigade commander to the shaykhs, as well as discuss partnership as it’s related to the U.S.-Iraqi Security Agreement, said Maj. Richard Fierro, fire support officer for the brigade. The commander spoke with the shaykhs and explained to them what contributions the U.S. forces were bringing to the province. "Since we moved into the province, I wanted you to hear from me what...
  • Iraqi Doctor's Gift Says ‘Thank You’

    02/06/2009 3:15:18 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 589+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. DaleAnne Maxwell, USA
    Maj. Gen. Jeffery Hammond (right), commanding general of 4th Infantry Division and Multi-National Division – Baghdad, artist Laith Fattah al-Turk (center), a renowned local artist, and Dr. Muayad Muslin Hamid al-Jaburri (left), an Iraqi cardiologist and humanitarian, unveil a gold eagle-head statue in front of division headquarters on Camp Liberty, Feb. 5. Photo by Sgt. DaleAnne Maxwell, Multi-National Division – Baghdad. CAMP LIBERTY — A new symbol of freedom and appreciation now greets Soldiers and visitors to the headquarters of Multi-National Division – Baghdad, after an unveiling ceremony in front of division headquarters here, Feb. 5. Dr. Muayad Muslin Hamid...
  • Elections Bringing Change to Iraq

    01/31/2009 9:05:38 AM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 451+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. Jerry Saslav, USA
    A campaign poster for Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki hangs from a building in Baghdad's Sadr City district, Jan. 29, 2009. The nation is holding its first free provincial elections entirely run by Iraqis, Jan 31. Photo by Sgt. Jerry Saslav, 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs. SADR CITY — Something new is coming to Iraq.  The signs are in the air, plastered on walls, buildings, light posts lining the road and even strung between buildings. Provincial elections are being held today, and most public structures have, in some way shape or form, campaign posters attached to them.There have been elections in...
  • Marines Raise Flag on New U.S. Embassy in Baghdad

    01/06/2009 2:50:33 PM PST · by SandRat · 15 replies · 613+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2009 – U.S. Marines raised the American flag yesterday during the dedication ceremony for the new U.S. Embassy in Baghdad as Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker declared “a new era” for Iraq and the Iraqi-U.S. relationship. U.S. Marines raise the American flag during the dedication ceremony for the new U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Jan. 5, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Derren J. Mazza  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John D. Negroponte and almost 1,000 invited guests looked on as the embassy’s Marine security detachment...
  • Coalition, Iraqi Troops Distribute Backpacks, Smiles

    10/17/2008 5:31:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 245+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Brent Williams, USA
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE FALCON, Iraq, Oct. 17, 2008 – Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers, community leaders and Iraqi security forces handed out backpacks and school supplies to boys and girls Oct. 12 at four schools in the Abu Tshir community of southern Baghdad’s Rashid district. Iraqi National Police officers distribute backpacks laden with school supplies to children in the Abu Tshir community of southern Baghdad’s Rashid district Oct. 12, 2008. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brent Williams  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The event was one of four school-supply distributions conducted Oct. 12 to 16 in the...
  • Amenities Give Soldiers Home Away From Home in Iraq

    09/30/2008 4:11:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 195+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Rodney Foliente, USA
    CAMP ECHO, Iraq, Sept. 30, 2008 – Although most would rather be at home, soldiers from the 4th Infantry Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team here are enjoying the comforts and amenities of life at their temporary home away from home. Army Sgt. Leif Wood (left) and Army Spc. Thomas Anderson find a way to play football in the desert heat by playing a video game at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation facility at Camp Echo, Iraq, Sept. 24, 2008. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Rodney Foliente, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available....
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Play Key Role in Iraq

    08/15/2008 5:32:43 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 169+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Jason Dangel, USA
    CAMP TAJI, Iraq, Aug. 15, 2008 – Since the dawn of aviation more than 100 years ago, militaries throughout the world have pursued the development of unmanned aerial vehicles to give them an edge over the enemy when conducting combat operations. Army Spc. Raymond Poltera, tactical unmanned aerial vehicle operator serving in Multinational Division Baghdad with the 4th Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, launches an RQ-7B Shadow 200 tactical UAV from a pneumatic launcher at the aircraft's primary launch and recovery site on Camp Taji, Iraq, Aug. 11, 2008. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jason Dangel, Multinational Division...
  • Face of Defense: Black Hawk Crew Chief Focuses on Preparation

    07/25/2008 4:17:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 93+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Sgt. Jason Dangel, USA
    CAMP TAJI, Iraq, July 25, 2008 – As the sun begins to set beyond the Baghdad horizon, the sound of laughter and conversation emanates from the corrugated steel sleeping trailers of Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers from the 4th Infantry Division’s Company C, 3rd Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, Combat Aviation Brigade. Army Sgt. David Brocato, crew chief, Company C, 3rd Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Multinational Division Baghdad, mans the gunner's seat of a Black Hawk helicopter before the start of a mission on Camp Taji, Iraq, July 20, 2008. U.S. Army photo by Sgt....
  • U.S. General Expresses Optimism About Baghdad Operations

    06/02/2008 6:00:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 41+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 2, 2008 – The U.S. two-star general responsible for operations in Baghdad today expressed optimism about the current state of anti-insurgent efforts in and around Iraq’s capital city. Video Tactically, “the situation I see ourselves in here right now -- it’s encouraging,” Army Maj. Gen. Jeffery W. Hammond, commander of Multinational Division Baghdad and the U.S. Army’s 4th Infantry Division, told Pentagon reporters during a satellite-carried news conference from his Baghdad headquarters. Multinational Division Baghdad is also known as Task Force Baghdad. Since December, the 4th Infantry from Fort Hood, Texas, has provided its headquarters element. Hammond...
  • Coalition, Iraqi Forces Kill, Capture Insurgents

    05/04/2008 3:05:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 123+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 4, 2008 – Coalition and Iraqi forces killed and captured dozens of enemy fighters and terrorists during operatrions conducted throughout Iraq over the past three days. Coalition forces captured two suspected Iranian-trained insurgents early this morning in the Rashid district in Baghdad. Intelligence information led coalition forces to the location of an individual suspected of smuggling Iranian weapons. He is also suspected of providing information to other insurgent leaders that led to rocket attacks against coalition and Iraqi forces. The terrorist surrendered without incident. Coalition forces conducted a follow-on mission to capture another suspect. There, they detained an...
  • MND-B AWT crew kills two criminals

    04/19/2008 12:25:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 48+ views
    BAGHDAD – A Multi-National Division—Baghdad aerial weapons team killed two criminals in eastern Baghdad April 19. At approximately 3 a.m., the AWT was conducting an aerial surveillance patrol when the crew saw two criminals with a mortar tube. The AWT engaged the criminals with one hellfire missile and killed the criminals. The mortar tube was also destroyed. There have been numerous mortar and rockets attacks originating from eastern Baghdad in the past two days. “Our primary mission is to protect the Iraqi people from terrorists and criminals, “ said Lt. Col. Steve Stover, MND-B and 4th Infantry Division spokesman. “This...
  • 4th ID Soldiers Make Incredible Find

    04/12/2008 2:34:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies · 112+ views
    black five ^ | April 11, 2008 | Sergeant Zach Mott
    Spotting irregularities is a tactic that is drilled into the minds of Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers throughout training and in practice while in Iraq. Soldiers recently watched as a car pulled up to an entry control point at Forward Operating Base Callahan in northern Baghdad. They continued to watch as a woman stepped out of the car holding a bag. Once the woman dropped the bag near the gate, internal alarms were ringing and a careful search was called for and conducted... ...That search yielded a newborn baby wrapped tightly in several cloths. Soldiers raced to the bag, retrieved...
  • Battalion Helps Iraqis Reclaim Freedom, Security, Stability

    04/10/2008 4:18:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 30+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt. Brent Williams, USA
    BAGHDAD — The Raider Brigade Combat Team has a new ally in its mission to help the Iraqi government and Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers build upon the predominately Sunni community of Doura in Baghdad’s Rashid district. The 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, “Warriors” will be attached to the 4th Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team next week as part of its mission to help the government and the Iraqi people. “It is our intent to create a safe and stable living environment for the people of the Doura district,” said Army Lt. Col. Timothy Watson, commander of 2-4th Infantry Regiment,...
  • Air weapons team engages, kills 12 criminals

    03/30/2008 12:08:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 18 replies · 520+ views
    BAGHDAD – Multi-National Division – Baghdad soldiers killed 12 criminals after a small arms and rocket-propelled grenade attack in northern Baghdad March 30. At approximately 1 a.m., a 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division patrol was attacked, and Soldiers pursued the criminals as they fled. An air weapons team arrived on scene to provide support. After positively identifying the attackers, the air weapons team engaged and killed the 12 individuals. “We are exercising great effort to protect the people of Baghdad,” said Lt. Col. Steve Stover, MND-B spokesman. “We are only targeting criminals and those acting outside the rule...
  • First Combat Test: Soldiers Field New Improved Outer Tactical Vests

    03/30/2008 11:00:56 AM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 999+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Spc. Aaron Rosencrans, USA
    BAGHDAD — After stomping around for a few days with the new Improved Outer Tactical Vest (IOTV), 4th Infantry Division Soldiers reported both pros and cons about the new tactical gear. The new vest has several design differences and some added features, which keep the Soldiers in mind when they're in times of trouble. The first noticeable difference in the vest design is the way Soldiers don the IOTV. Rather than slipping into it like a jacket, as with the Interceptor Body Armor, they lift it over their head and pull down, which sometimes requires another person to help get...
  • MND-B Soldiers kill 9 supporting ISF

    03/29/2008 5:12:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 159+ views
    BAGHDAD – Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers supported Iraq Security Forces operations around Sadr City March 28-29. The two operations resulted in 9 terrorists killed. During checkpoint inspections at approximately 11 p.m., March 28, militants attacked Soldiers from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division with small-arms fire and rocket propelled grenades. The Soldiers returned fire and killed seven. At approximately 1 a.m., Soldiers from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division identified two roadside bomb emplacers. The Soldiers killed the emplacers in an exchange of gun fire. “We continue our successful operations to protect the Iraqi citizens with our...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Hood - Killeen, Texas ~ 19 FEB, 2008

    02/18/2008 5:59:43 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 332 replies · 2,373+ views
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Fort Hood, Killeen, Texas Fort Hood, named after Confederate General John Bell Hood, is a U.S. Army post located halfway between Austin and Waco, in Killeen, Texas. John Bell Hood (June 1, 1831 – August 30, 1879) was a Confederate general during the American Civil War. Hood had a reputation for bravery and aggressiveness that sometimes bordered on recklessness, and was considered one of the best brigade and division commanders in the Confederate States Army.A 340 square mile installation (217,337 acres), Fort Hood is the only post in the United States...
  • Odierno Calls for ‘Full, Complete’ Partnership With Iraqis

    12/19/2007 3:43:56 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 92+ views
    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq, Dec. 19, 2007 – There must be a “full and complete” partnership between coalition and Iraqi security forces for success in the country, the coalition’s day-to-day commander of ground operations in Iraq said here today. Army Lt. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, commander of Multinational Corps Iraq, spoke as the 1st Cavalry Division – commanded by Army Maj. Gen. Joseph F. Fil – transferred authority for Multinational Division Baghdad to the 4th Infantry Division – under Army Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Hammond – during a ceremony here. Odierno said that when the 1st Cavalry took command of the Multinational...
  • 4th Infantry Division Soldiers Moving Into Iraq

    12/12/2007 4:05:30 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 181+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Spc. Walter Klein, USA
    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait, Dec. 12, 2007 – The 4th Infantry Division began deploying to Kuwait in early November for final preparations before taking over as the headquarters element of Multinational Division Baghdad. To help facilitate the movement of soldiers through Kuwait and into Baghdad, the Division Tactical Advance Center here stood up to provide final training to MND Baghdad soldiers as they move to the combat zone to assume their duties. The DTAC team is responsible for organizing inbound and outbound flights, logistical concerns such as water and ammunition, and setting up training for soldiers. Perhaps the most important section...
  • 1st Cavalry Passing Baghdad Mission to 4ID

    12/07/2007 4:27:25 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 78+ views
    ARMY.MIL/News ^ | Master Sgt. Dave Larsen
    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq (Army News Service, Dec. 7, 2007) - After 399 days as Multi-National Division-Baghdad, the 1st Cavalry Division will turn its mission over to the Fort Hood, Texas-based 4th Infantry Division Dec. 19. "First Team" leaders were hard-pressed to pick one event as the crowning achievement of the deployment, but agreed that Operation Fardh Al-Qanoon ("enforcing the law") in mid-February, and the surge of security forces into Baghdad neighborhoods, improved the security situation in the Iraqi capital. "We had the advantage of the surge, having two-and-a-half brigades added to our force structure here," said Maj. Gen. Joseph F....
  • Fort Hood Brigade Notified for Iraq Deployment

    10/09/2007 4:14:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 186+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2007 – Defense Department officials announced today that 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, will deploy to Iraq in summer 2008. The deployment of the Fort Hood, Texas, unit is part of the normal rotation of forces, Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said. There are about 3,500 soldiers in the brigade. Before deploying to Iraq, the unit will re-flag and become 4th Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division. “This could cause some confusion, because the 4th Brigade, 1st Cavalry, is already in Iraq,” Whitman said. That unit, based at Fort Bliss, Texas, is due to redeploy back to the United States...
  • Soldiers in Saddam capture see problems beyond verdict

    11/04/2006 6:53:15 AM PST · by NautiNurse · 8 replies · 754+ views ^ | 4 November 2006 | LARRY KAPLOW
    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - When members of the Army's 4th Infantry Division were called out on extra duty that night in December 2003, they thought it was just another routine mission. By the next day, they had bragging rights as part of the team that caught Saddam Hussein. As Saddam faces a scheduled verdict and sentencing Sunday in his first crimes-against-humanity trial, many of the soldiers who helped seal off his small riverside compound are back in Iraq on another tour of duty.The memory of that fateful mission is fading among the new threats they face."I wouldn't take it back...
  • Iraqi police rolling with new trucks

    09/30/2006 7:16:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 577+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Brent Hunt
    Lt. Ahman from the Saab al Bour Police Station gives the thumbs up after he gets in one of the six new Iraqi police trucks distributed to his police station north of Baghdad. Story and photo By Sgt. 1st Class Brent Hunt1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry DivisionCAMP TAJI - In an effort to make the Taji district north of Baghdad a safer place to live, Multi-National Division - Baghdad Soldiers provided the Iraqi police stations in Taji, Saab al Bour, Mushada and Tarmiya, with 96 new trucks to help the police units in their endeavor to fight crime...
  • 1st Cavalry heralds its return to war

    09/07/2006 9:42:26 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 12 replies · 751+ views
    STAR-TELEGRAM ^ | Sep. 07, 2006 | CHRIS VAUGHN
    FORT HOOD — With a rousing refrain of Garryowen and an old-fashioned cavalry charge on horseback, the 1st Cavalry Division sent its aviation brigade into the war zone of Iraq on Thursday. The 3,000 soldiers of the 1st Cavalry’s air brigade cased their unit flags and streamers during the hourlong ceremony on a Fort Hood parade ground, the last time the unit will muster until it arrives in Iraq in a few weeks. Portions of the 1st Cavalry Division are already in Iraq, and the rest of the 19,000-strong division will join them in Baghdad in the coming months, replacing...
  • First wave of soldiers return from Iraq duty

    09/05/2006 8:36:20 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 11 replies · 865+ views
    The Killeen (Texas) Daily Herald ^ | September 5, 2006 | Emily Baker
    FORT HOOD – It has begun. It will take a few months to get to all 21,000 soldiers, but the 4th Infantry Division officially began returning home Monday from Iraq when about 150 soldiers from its Sustainment Brigade burst through the doors of Starker Gym to greet their loved ones. "Be proud of what you did," Col. Dick Francey, the division's rear commander, told the soldiers as they stood in a formation after arriving at the gym. "Your nation owes you a debt of gratitude." The brigade was the first from the division to head to Iraq, leaving about three...
  • 4th ID mechanics restore abandoned vehicles for Iraqi army

    06/07/2006 4:10:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 393+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Jun 6, 2006 | Spc. Lee Elder
    MUQDADIYAH, Iraq (Army News Service, June 6, 2006) – What began as a way to alleviate mechanics’ boredom between jobs has turned into a chance to enhance the combat capabilities of the fledgling Iraqi Army in northern Iraq. Mechanics supporting the 4th Infantry Division's A Battery, 3rd Battalion, 29th Field Artillery, part of Task Force Band of Brothers, have used their downtime to restore both American and Russian-made vehicles for use by the Iraqi army. The rebuilt vehicles were salvaged from a lot on Forward Operating Base Normandy called the "bone yard,” where many of the vehicles had been abandoned...
  • 2 members of CBS crew killed in Iraq

    05/29/2006 8:58:37 AM PDT · by AliVeritas · 4 replies · 746+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 5-29-2006 | Associated Press
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - CBS News said Monday that two of its crew members were killed in an attack on a U.S. military unit in Iraq. Correspondent Kimberly Dozier was seriously wounded, the network said. The network identified the dead as cameraman Paul Douglas and soundman James Brolan. The three journalists were embedded with a team from the Fourth Infantry Division when the convoy was struck by an improvised explosive device on Monday, CBS said.
  • CBS News Team Hit in Baghdad

    05/29/2006 8:14:56 AM PDT · by I still care · 217 replies · 10,894+ views
    CBS Website ^ | May 29,2006 | CBS
    CBS/AP) Two London-based members of the CBS News team, veteran cameraman Paul Douglas, 48, and soundman James Brolan, 42, were killed and correspondent Kimberly Dozier, 39, was seriously injured Monday when the Baghdad military unit in which they were imbedded was attacked. They were reporting on patrol with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, when their convoy was struck by an improvised explosive device (IED). The attack was among a slew of car and roadside bombs left about three dozen people dead before noon Monday, including one explosion that killed 10 people on a bus. Nearly all the...
  • U.S. Colonel Says Troop Morale 'Absolutely Tremendous'

    05/26/2006 6:33:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 559+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 26, 2006 – The morale of U.S. soldiers in Baghdad is "absolutely tremendous," a U.S. Army commander there said today. "When I talk to my soldiers on the ground, they're absolutely committed to what we're doing here," Army Col. Michael Beech, commander of 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, told Pentagon reporters via teleconference from Forward Operating Base Prosperity in central Baghdad. He said this high morale is reflected in his unit's re-enlistment rate -- 116 percent of goal for first-term soldiers. "They volunteered knowing they were coming to Iraq," he said. "A hundred and sixteen percent...
  • 4th ID trumpeters honor the fallen with 'Taps'

    05/23/2006 4:08:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 340+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | May 22, 2006 | Sgt. 1st Class Mary Motts
    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq (Army News Service, May 22, 2006) – A lone Soldier stands off to the side at a memorial service unnoticed. When the end nears and volleys are fired, the Soldier steps forward, raises a trumpet to his lips and solemnly blares “Taps," the 24-note final tribute to departed service members. For more than a century, Taps has added closure to military funerals and memorial services attended by grieving families and friends. In Iraq, the 4th Infantry Division Band’s six trumpeters alternate playing Taps at memorial services throughout the Multi-National Division – Baghdad area of operations. Each musician...
  • 4th ID trains Iraqi soldiers on GPS, combat lifesaving

    04/10/2006 5:46:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 390+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Staff Sgt. Mark Wojciechowski
    BAQUBAH, Iraq (Army News Service, April 10, 2006) – Soldiers of the 4th Infantry Division are helping train Iraqi soldiers on how to use the Global Positioning System and how to save the lives of wounded buddies. Global positioning system The 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, is training the 2nd Brigade, 5th Iraqi Army Division, on how to use the GPS. Through GPS technology, Soldiers use satellites to locate and navigate to predetermined positions. Sgt. Justin Buck of the 3rd BCT, 4th ID, is in charge of the GPS training, which he does with the help of...
  • Russia Spies Operated in Iraq Through 2003

    03/24/2006 2:23:54 PM PST · by redlenses · 22 replies · 829+ views ^ | Mar 24, 2006 | MIKE ECKEL
    Russia Spies Operated in Iraq Through 2003 Mar 24 3:48 PM US/Eastern By MIKE ECKEL Associated Press Writer MOSCOW Russia had a military intelligence unit operating in Iraq up through the 2003 U.S. invasion and fall of Baghdad, a Russian analyst said Friday. A Pentagon report said Russia provided Saddam Hussein with intelligence on U.S. military movements and plans. The unclassified report does not assess the value of the information or provide details beyond citing two captured Iraqi documents that say the Russians collected information from sources "inside the American Central Command" and that battlefield intelligence was provided to Saddam...
  • Embedded Night Patrol, South of Taji, Iraq (First hand account from KOA reporter / show host)

    03/14/2006 11:55:51 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 4 replies · 841+ views
    850am KOA website ^ | Monday March 13th, 2006 | Steffan Tubbs
    "We lose more of them [Iraqi Army members] on leave than we do in combat... these guys are bleeding for a greater voice than we are." -- Army First Sergeant John "Top" MacFarlane on the risk of being a member of the Iraqi Army (many are assasinated while they take their seven days off a month) "I think this is Bob's [ABC's Woodruff] blood right here." -- MacFarlane to me, pointing at a blood stain on his flak jacket "... they're all nuts." -- Army Major Mike Jason on insurgent groups all within a 10-mile radius of here "Go ahead...
  • Looking for a picture of a 4th ID Iraq Combat Patch (Vanity)

    02/12/2006 11:57:05 AM PST · by bnelson44 · 26 replies · 472+ views
    Looking for a picture of a 4th ID Iraq Combat Patch
  • IRAQ: Body Armor Likely Saved ABC News Pair ~ Take that Hillary....

    01/30/2006 11:57:41 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 58 replies · 2,098+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | January 30, 2006 at 9:6:56 PST | DAVID BAUDER
    NEW YORK (AP) - 0130dvs-woodruff-update ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff, seriously hurt by a roadside bomb in Iraq, has shown signs of improvement and may be airlifted to the United States as soon as Tuesday, the network's news president said Monday. A hospital official said body armor likely saved the journalist's life. Cameraman Doug Vogt, also hurt in the explosion, is in better shape than Woodruff but doctors were pleased with how both handled the transfer to a U.S. military base in Germany, said ABC News President David Westin. "We have a long way to go," Westin said. "But it...
  • A Bomb Detonates, and an Anchorman Tells a Story of the War by Becoming the Story

    01/29/2006 8:39:09 PM PST · by Lorianne · 44 replies · 1,605+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 30, 2006 | Allessandra Stanley
    Bob Woodruff was in Baghdad for ABC reporting the good news that the Bush administration complains is ignored by the news media, and he ended up as a glaring illustration of the bad news. Mr. Woodruff, the newly named co-anchor of "World News Tonight," spent Friday chatting with friendly Iraqis on the street and slurped ice cream at a popular Baghdad shop to show how some in Iraq are seeking a semblance of normalcy. Yesterday he and an ABC cameraman, Doug Vogt, were badly injured while traveling in a routine convoy with Iraqi military forces who are being trained to...
  • Wounded ABC Anchor Evacuated to Germany ~ both Woodruff and Doug Vogt...

    01/29/2006 7:59:06 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 110 replies · 3,158+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | January 29, 2006 at 19:51:37 PST | DAVID BAUDER ASSOCIATED PRESS
    NEW YORK (AP) - 0129dv-woodruff-update ABC "World News Tonight" co-anchor Bob Woodruff and a cameraman were seriously injured Sunday when the Iraqi Army vehicle they were traveling in was attacked with an explosive device. Both journalists suffered head injuries, and Woodruff also has broken bones. They were in stable condition following surgery at a U.S. military hospital in Iraq, and were being evacuated to medical facilities in Germany, ABC News President David Westin said Sunday night. "We take this as good news, but the next few days will be critical," Westin said. Woodruff and Doug Vogt, an award-winning cameraman, were...
  • Operation Dealer Daze

    01/22/2006 1:13:53 PM PST · by SCPatriot77 · 1 replies · 487+ views
    Jan 22, 2006 | J. Vanzant
    Operation Dealer Daze Written by J. Vanzant On or about 8 January, 2006, the enemy in AO Dealer thought they held the upper hand in the fight for control in the new Iraq. The 1st Battalion 67th Armored Regiment "Dealers", 4th Infantry Division from Fort Hood, Texas were about to prove them wrong. In the first full-scale combat operation conducted by the Dealers, Alpha, Bravo, and Charlie company teams bloodied the nose of our enemy in a joint operation involving well trained Iraqi Army Soldiers, skilled Iraqi Police, and combat power from across the well-stocked arsenal of the United States...
  • ‘Ironhorse’ Division assumes responsibility for Baghdad

    01/09/2006 4:24:34 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 330+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Jan 9, 2005
    BAGHDAD (Army News Service, Jan. 9, 2006) – As Iraqi Army and coalition partners looked on, the 3rd Infantry Division transferred authority of Multi-National Division-Baghdad to the 4th Infantry Division in a ceremony Jan. 7. Maj. Gen. J.D. Thurman, the commanding general of 4th Inf. Div., along with Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Riling, uncased the “Ironhorse” Division’s colors, signifying the division assuming the mantle of responsibility as Multi-National Division-Baghdad. The division cased its colors before deploying from Fort Hood, Texas, during a ceremony Oct. 28. Lt. Gen. John Vines, the commanding general of Multi-National Corps-Iraq, served as the reviewing officer...
  • New Mission for U.S. Division: To Put Iraqi Forces to the Test

    12/18/2005 7:14:55 PM PST · by neverdem · 7 replies · 748+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 18, 2005 | THOM SHANKER and ERIC SCHMITT
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 - The Fourth Infantry Division returns to Iraq next month for a complex, yearlong tour that illustrates the risks and goals of the American military's postelection mission across Iraq. The more than 20,000 troops in the division, about 15 percent of the 138,000-strong American commitment scheduled to remain in Iraq at least through the early part of the year, will be responsible for security across a swath of central and south-central Iraq that is much larger than previous commands have tried to cover there. The expanded mission includes more than a hope, but a requirement, that Iraqi...
  • Saddam 'caught like a rat' in a hole (December 13, 2003...2 Years Ago Today)

    12/13/2005 6:47:49 AM PST · by Irontank · 13 replies · 1,225+ views
    Across the Tigris River from his opulent palaces, Saddam Hussein shuttered himself at the bottom of a narrow, dark hole beneath a two-room mud shack on a sheep farm, a U.S. military official said Sunday. Having opted not to travel with security forces or an entourage that might bring attention to him, only a Styrofoam square, dirt and a rug separated the deposed Iraqi leader from the U.S. soldiers who routed him from his hiding place Saturday night. "He was in the bottom of a hole with no way to fight back," said Maj. Gen. Raymond Odierno. "He was caught...
  • General Urges Vigilance, Resolve in Terror War Fight

    12/05/2005 3:52:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 325+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 5, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2005 – No war has ever been won on a timetable, and the war in Iraq can be no exception, a former commander in Iraq who's now assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Dec. 2. Army Lt. Gen. Raymond Odierno, assistant to Marine Gen. Peter Pace and former commander of the 4th Infantry Division, told grassroots supporters of the military partnering with the America Supports You program that an artificial timetable is no way to begin troop withdrawals from Iraq. Decisions about troop levels need to be condition-based, grounded in increasing self-reliance...
  • 4th Infantry deployment ramping up at Fort Hood

    12/04/2005 11:34:04 AM PST · by bnelson44 · 13 replies · 3,214+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 11/30/05 | T.A. Badger
    FORT HOOD, Texas - As he prepared to head off to war in Iraq, Army Pfc. Perry Rasmussen was still sorting through conflicting emotions. “As a person, I'm a little afraid and I'm worried about my family and friends,” said Rasmussen, a 21-year-old gunner from Portland, Ore. “But as a soldier, I've got to suck it up and do my job.” Rasmussen was among several hundred soldiers from the 4th Infantry Division who said goodbye to loved ones and boarded planes Tuesday to fly to the Middle East. By the end of December, nearly 21,000 troops from the division are...
  • 4ID begins second deployment to Iraq

    10/31/2005 3:32:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 39 replies · 1,065+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Oct 31, 2005 | Staff Sgt. Brent A. Hunt
    FORT HOOD, TEXAS (Army News Service, Oct. 31, 2005) -- Marking the official beginning of the 4th Infantry Division's deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Soldiers of the "Ivy" Division cased their colors at a ceremony on Fort Hood's Cameron Field Oct. 28. Although 470 Soldiers from the division's Support Brigade have already made their way to the troubled region to set up beans and bullets for the incoming troops, the rest of the division's 20,500 Soldiers are scheduled to hit ground through the rest of this year. "Only 580 days ago, you (the 4th Inf. Div.)...
  • 4th Infantry better trained for Iraq return

    10/29/2005 7:34:26 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies · 658+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | Oct. 29, 2005 | JOHN W. GONZALEZ
    Soldiers expect experience and battle-tested teachers to make the difference FORT HOOD - Just days after the nation reached the 2,000 fatality mark in the Iraq war, the Army's largest fighting force is bracing to return to the battlefield to face an enemy their commander describes as "a band of thugs." About 500 troops of the 4th Infantry Division are in the combat zone to prepare the way for more than 20,000 other soldiers who, beginning next week, will depart Central Texas to serve from 12 to 14 months in that insurgent-terrorized nation. The massive deployment of the "Ironhorse" division,...
  • Apache pilot was 'loving husband' (on base crash at Ft. Hood on 07/12/05)

    07/13/2005 11:04:01 PM PDT · by ChefKeith · 14 replies · 656+ views
    Killeen Daily Herald ^ | 07/13/05 | Emily Baker
    Apache pilot was 'loving husband' By Emily Baker Killeen Daily Herald Christopher Chabot Martin was a soldier at heart, said a close family friend. “That’s all the boy was,” said Christy Greenville, a surrogate sister-in-law. “He was our little Army man.” Martin, 31, was killed Monday evening when the AH-64D Apache Longbow he piloted crashed during a training exercise at Fort Hood. Martin, a member of Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, was promoted posthumously to chief warrant officer 2. The helicopter’s other crew member was treated at Darnall Army Community Hospital and released Monday evening....
  • Bush Again Attends Service at Fort Hood

    03/28/2005 4:32:04 AM PST · by billorites · 333+ views
    Yahoo/AP ^ | March 28, 2005 | Nedra Pickler
    FORT HOOD, Texas - President Bush (news - web sites) attended an Easter service Sunday at Fort Hood where he offered prayers for peace and the well-being of American soldiers and their families. AP Photo (AP Video)   For a third straight year, the president made the 50-mile helicopter flight from his ranch in Crawford to mark Christianity's highest holiday at the largest active-duty armored post in the military and one that has contributed thousands of troops to U.S. forces in Iraq (news - web sites). "I want to wish all the fellow citizens and their families a happy Easter,"...
  • Report: Pilots faulted in Black Hawk crash

    02/24/2005 11:07:41 AM PST · by Former Military Chick · 4 replies · 370+ views
    A Fort Hood Black Hawk crashed, killing seven soldiers last year, because the pilots didn't follow an Army regulation that said they should have been flying with instruments, according to an investigation report released Tuesday. "They violated standard operating procedure," said Lt. Col. Jonathan Withington, chief spokesman for the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Hood. He declined to speculate on why the pilots had deviated from the regulations. The Army UH-60L crashed early on Nov. 29 shortly after leaving Fort Hood for the Red River Army Depot near Texarkana. Initially, the crew was flying below the clouds with good visibility,...