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  • Air Cavalry continues training Iraqi Army

    08/19/2009 4:29:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 670+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. Travis Zielinski, USA
    Rushing out of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, Iraqi Soldiers hit the ground and take up security positions during a training exercise in Baghdad, Aug. 18. Photo by Sgt. Travis Zielinski, 1st Cavalry Division. BAGHDAD — American servicemembers here continue to train the Iraqi Army (IA) using the same methods available to U.S. military forces. Starting off with the basic steps and procedures, a crawl, walk then run approach helps the Iraqis attain professional military standards. The 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad, teamed up with 150th Armed Reconnaissance Squadron, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team,...
  • New Schools Open in Mushahidah

    01/21/2007 3:30:36 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 159+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | 1st BCT, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs
    MUSHAHIDAH, Iraq It has been said that fostering education is one of many steps toward improving safety and stability for Iraqs futureits children. The Soldiers of Company B, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment helped the city of Mushahidah, Iraq, get one step closer to this goal by opening three new schools within the city Jan 15. The Soldiers assisted with opening a girls elementary school, a girls secondary school and a boys elementary school. This project is an example of the close partnership we have with the Mushahidah city council to create a secure, safe and stable environment in...
  • Iraqis, Cav troops patrol Jihad 'hood

    08/01/2006 5:53:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 269+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Spc. Jason Dangle
    Spc. Charles Johnson, cavalry scout, Troop B, 8th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, patrols the streets of Al Jihad, a neighborhood in western Baghdad July 20. Spc. Jason Dangle4th Infantry Division BAGHDAD -- As members of a calvary unit began their new mission in Baghdad and were told they would be responsible for a neighborhood called Jihad, which translated from Arabic means ‘holy war,’ they were surprised to find many residents happy to see them. The neighborhood’s name held some negative connotation on July 9, as Soldiers of the 10th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade...
  • Group's leader says saving officers club saves piece of western history

    06/09/2006 7:23:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 551+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA Americas history has been defined and shaped by what happened in the Old West. Part of that record was due to the achievement of black soldiers who help protect settlements in places such as Southern Arizona, Tom Stoney said Wednesday during the monthly luncheon hosted by the Greater Sierra Vista Area Chamber of Commerces Military Affairs Committee. And part of the story of the Buffalo Soldiers legacy needs to be saved, Stoney said to nearly 90 people. That can be done by ensuring the World War II black officers club on the post remains, he told nearly...
  • 12th Cav. Regt. the first to fire tank-mounted CROWS (Common Remotely Operated Weapons Station)

    05/16/2006 4:09:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 1,627+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | May 15, 2006 | Sgt. Paula Taylor
    FORT BLISS, Texas (Army News Service, May 15, 2006) Its safer than rolling across the battlefield in a steel tank and allows Soldiers to fire a remote weapon system from inside the tank without the gunner hatch open. Members of Company D, 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment recently became the first U.S.-based unit to have the Common Remotely Operated Weapons Station, and the only unit in the world to have it mounted on Abrams tanks. The CROWS mount on the tank gives an urban advantage so the tank commander doesnt have to stick out of the hatch, said 2nd...
  • 3rd Armored Cav. troopers continue to serve

    05/09/2006 6:53:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 227+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | May 8, 2006 | Sgt. 1st Class Donald Sparks
    3rd Armored Cav. troopers continue to serve By Sgt. 1st Class Donald Sparks Cavalry troopers from the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment raise their right hand to repeat the Oath of Reenlistment during the unit's mass reenlistment ceremony recently held at Fort Carson, Colo. A total of 640 Soldiers participated in the event.Sgt. 1st Class Donald Sparks FORT CARSON, Colo. (Army News Service, May 8, 2006) Soon after his arrival back home from Operation Iraqi Freedom, Spc. Aaron Ziegler knew exactly what he wanted to do stay in the Army and continue to serve. A food service specialist...
  • Pentagon Channel to broadcast 1st Cav. OIF memorial dedication (Mark your Calendar)

    04/03/2006 5:19:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 248+ views
    FORT HOOD, Texas (Army News Service, April 3, 2006) The 1st Cavalry Division will commemorate the sacrifice and service of its members during a dedication ceremony of the Operation Iraqi Freedom Memorial April 4 at 10 a.m. outside the division headquarters. Located on the east end of the divisions parade field, the memorial honors all troops who have participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom under the First Team. The names of 168 Soldiers who were killed during the division's deployment are etched into polished, black granite panels. The panels are from the same mountain in India used for the Vietnam...
  • U.S. Armys Cav Troops Help Train Iraqi Soldiers

    03/02/2006 4:43:54 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 185+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Pfc. Cassandra Groce
    An Iraqi soldier kneels and shoots at a target during reflexive fire training. Soldiers train to shoot kneeling and standing while moving in closer to targets. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Cassandra Groce U.S. Army’s Cav Troops Help Train Iraqi Soldiers Just like the U.S. Army, the Iraqi army is continually training to become better and to maintain the skills they have mastered. By U.S. Army Pfc. Cassandra Groce 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment MUQDADIYAH, Iraq, March 2, 2006 — Enlisting in the army to defend your country from insurgents is the dream for many of the new soldiers...
  • Young Historians Chronicle First Cav history(May make you Smile have wet eyes)

    05/06/2005 6:35:56 PM PDT · by AZHua87 · 6 replies · 558+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | May 6, 2005 | Spc. Joshua McPhie
    FORT HOOD, Texas (Army News Service, May 6, 2005) -- When the 1st Cavalry Division first started preparing to go to Iraq in 2003, Chris Caesar, a Killeen High School world geography teacher, saw an opportunity to turn the deployment into a teaching experience. His efforts culminated May 4, when a group of his students met with more than 20 recently returned First Team Soldiers to document their experiences in Iraq. The students, in groups of three, used video cameras to preserve Soldiers accounts of their time in Iraq as part of an oral history project. Caesar said it all...
  • US 'to launch bombs from unmanned spacecraft'

    04/06/2005 5:49:01 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 59 replies · 1,481+ views
    GlobalSecurity.org ^ | 03/17/05 | Tom Leonard
    US 'to launch bombs from unmanned spacecraft' By Tom Leonard, New York The Pentagon is looking to space as the next frontier in its quest for absolute military supremacy. It is planning a new generation of sub-orbital bombers able to strike anywhere in the world "within minutes". The Falcon programme will this year test a launcher for its Common Aero Vehicle (CAV), an unmanned spacecraft that would travel five times the speed of sound and carry 1,000 pounds of bombs and intelligence sensors, the House armed services committee has been told. Defence chiefs expect the CAV to be ready by...
  • ARMORED WARFARE: The Demise of Armored Cavalry

    02/21/2005 5:03:07 PM PST · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 44 replies · 1,748+ views
    StrategyPage,com ^ | February 18, 2005
    The U.S. Army has only one armored cavalry regiment left, and it is scheduled to be converted to one of the new UA (units of action) brigades next year. That event has triggered a debate in the army over whether the traditional concept of, fighting for information is still valid. This approach involves using small units of tanks and other armored vehicles to fight your way into enemy territory, grab prisoners, documents or whatever, and bring it back. Along with your observations, photographs or whatever, you get a good sense of what the enemy is up to. The technique was...
  • American desi and Iraq war hero

    01/23/2005 10:32:42 AM PST · by CarrotAndStick · 26 replies · 1,013+ views
    The Times of India ^ | SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 2005 11:45:31 PM | Chidanand Rajghatta
    WASHINGTON: It wasn't just in the summer of '99 on Kargil heights that an Indian soldier went back for more battlefield action. Lt. Neil Prakash did that in the summer of 2004. In Baqubah, Iraq. Only, he was fighting for the United States, his adopted country. For courage under fire, the India-born Prakash, a tank platoon leader from the 2nd Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment of the US Army, was awarded with the Silver Star Medal, one of the US military's highest honours, last week. The Silver Star is awarded "For Gallantry in Action Against an Opposing Armed Force," and its...
  • Cavalry Scouts in Iraq Perform Old Mission

    07/16/2004 7:33:47 AM PDT · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 28 replies · 1,334+ views
    Lakeland Ledger ^ | July 16, 2004 | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    Standing on a high bridge over a railroad track northwest of Baghdad at dusk, cavalry scout Capt. Will Hickok VI scans the horizon, looking for insurgents planting bombs or preparing mortar and rocket attacks. "This is what I like, just scouting," said Hickok, of Dillsburg, Pa. "Sitting out here, spying, watching out, it's relaxing ... it's almost like cowboys and Indians." A distant descendant of Wild Bill Hickok, the 33-year-old Army officer commands an elite unit that also traces its ancestors to the 19th century, using traditions of speed and stealth to seek out the enemy and ambush them. Instead...
  • Fighting the Mahdi with Iron Deuce Platoon

    05/17/2004 7:40:06 AM PDT · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 9 replies · 226+ views
    Telegraph News ^ | 17/05/2004)
    Something about Sadr City was not quite right. An hour earlier, there had been the usual throngs of children running out to wave at American soldiers. But as the four Humvees and two Bradley fighting vehicles of the Iron Deuce Platoon of Warrior Company drove out from Camp Eagle the main streets were empty apart from a tethered donkey and a few wandering goats. Small knots of men peered from alleyways. A lone figure appeared from a rooftop and then vanished. "It's kind of quiet around here," said Specialist Daniel Brown, 21, driving Humvee Alpha Three Six. The Americans and...
  • As targets go, cavalry prefers to be moving

    12/24/2003 6:57:16 AM PST · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 27 replies · 306+ views
    The News Tribune - Tacoma, WA ^ | December 24th, 2003 | MICHAEL GILBERT
    MICHAEL GILBERT; The News Tribune NEAR DULUIYAH, Iraq - Troopers from the 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment are back to working a more traditional role after a week working the checkpoints outside Samarra, Iraq. The squadron is the eyes and ears of the Fort Lewis-based Stryker brigade, typically conducting reconnaissance - finding the bad guys - and then directing the infantry to the attack. Since a Sunday morning rocket attack on Camp Pacesetter, the base camp for the brigade, the squadron has been patrolling the wide-open areas around the base. But out on the checkpoints they pretty much were stationary...
  • www.iraqischools.com

    10/15/2003 10:33:16 AM PDT · by ChiefKujo · 22 replies · 189+ views
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  • 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment

    03/26/2003 12:35:14 PM PST · by Calamari · 90 replies · 739+ views
    Reuters ^ | Wed March 26, 2003 11:40 AM ET | Charles Aldinger
    The mobile 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment, with 5,200 troops, announced at Fort Carson on Tuesday that it had received orders to go.