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  • Why has 'First Team' website been suspended?

    08/13/2015 5:40:54 PM PDT · by robowombat · 28 replies
    First team ^ | August 12, 2015
    Does anybody know why this website has been suspended?: The First team website was the largest source of detailed information about the 1st Cav Division. Larger by far than the division association site. The question is why was it suspended? Too politicaly incorrect?
  • Command Sgt. Maj. Basil Plumley, character in movie "We Were Soldiers," dies at age 92

    10/10/2012 1:17:58 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 40 replies
    Ledger-Enquirer ^ | October 10, 2012
    Command Sgt. Maj. Basil L. Plumley, who served in the Battle of Ia Drang in Vietnam, died today at Columbus Hospice. He was 92. Plumley of Columbus was also a veteran of World War II and the Korean War during a career that spanned 32 years. After retiring from the Army in 1974, he was employed at Martin Army Community Hospital at Fort Benning for another 15 years. In Vietnam, he served as the sergeant major of 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment which was commanded by Lt. Gen. Hal Moore. Moore was a lieutenant colonel in the 1965 battle that...
  • Vietnam veteran gets Silver Star in Puerto Rico

    11/11/2010 12:36:49 PM PST · by cll · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Taiwan News ^ | 11/11/2010
    <p>A Puerto Rican veteran of the Vietnam War has been awarded the Silver Star for helping to rescue a company pinned down by enemy fire in 1965.</p> <p>Angel L. Cumba served as a gunner with the 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division. He received the military's third-highest decoration Thursday during a Veteran's Day ceremony in the U.S. territory.</p>
  • A man and his Huey

    11/11/2010 11:43:27 AM PST · by concentric circles · 17 replies
    The Newhall Signal ^ | November 11, 2010 | Jim Holt
    Chief Warrant Officer Thomas Whitlock Jones folds up a crease-battered map of Vietnam that drapes his kitchen table in Canyon Country. He has to pick up his granddaughter from Rio Vista Elementary School. When he steps out the door of his suburban home and walks down Lakemore Drive to the school, his neighbors will have no idea there are two pieces of shrapnel from a bullet-shattered helicopter windshield still in his neck. Every day he’s reminded that the Vietnam War is still inside him — both figuratively and literally. Last month, after close to 40 years of war memories held...
  • Moving Troops to Iraq’s Rural Areas Will Boost Security, General Says

    03/16/2009 4:24:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 281+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 16, 2009 – As U.S. forces move from Iraq’s urban areas in accordance with the U.S.-Iraqi security agreement, they’ll be better positioned to target insurgents where they operate, the deputy commander of Multinational Division Baghdad said yesterday. Army Brig. Gen. Frederick S. Rudesheim said the relocation, required by June 30 under the security agreement that took effect Jan. 1, will increase urban security by putting troops closer to insurgents’ rural hideouts. This, he said, will help them better target the places where enemy forces organize and launch their urban attacks. “We're talking about an enemy that tries to...
  • Newly Returned Soldiers to Begin Training for Next Deployment

    03/05/2008 3:35:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 178+ views
    FORT BLISS, Texas, March 5, 2008 – As Army Lt. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno was urging the Army’s return to 12-month deployments, an Army brigade here just back from Iraq was getting word that it’s time to start training for its next combat rotation. Soldiers of 4th Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, who recently returned to Fort Bliss, Texas, after 15 months in Iraq, already are laying plans to return to the field to train up for their next deployment, feasibly as soon as a year away. U.S. Army photo   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Soldiers from the...
  • 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...
  • Soldier charged with killing insurgent freed from jail [Sgt Trevino]

    02/02/2008 5:56:56 PM PST · by RedRover · 24 replies · 5,964+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 31, 2008
    FORT HOOD, Texas - An Army sergeant charged with fatally shooting a wounded and unarmed Iraqi insurgent has been released from jail while awaiting trial. Sgt. Leonardo Trevino is now spending his days working at Fort Hood, after a military judge ruled late Tuesday that pretrial confinement was not warranted. Trevino, 30, of San Antonio, had been held since he was charged in September, first in Kuwait and then at the Bell County Jail in Belton after his unit returned in November. "There are no words to describe how overwhelmed I am with happiness," his wife, Veronica Trevino, told the...
  • Sgt. Shot Unarmed Iraqi, Soldier Says [After the insurgent had been shot in a gunbattle]

    01/19/2008 7:42:09 AM PST · by RedRover · 55 replies · 1,297+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 11 December 2007 | ANGELA K. BROWN
    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - An Army sergeant kicked and shot an Iraqi insurgent who lay bleeding from nearly two dozen gunshot wounds, then after he was dead told fellow soldiers to say the man had been armed, a private at the scene testified Tuesday. Sgt. Leonardo Trevino, 30, is charged with premeditated murder, attempted murder, assault and obstruction of justice in the suspected June incidents in Muqdadiyah, Iraq. After the Article 32 hearing, similar to a civilian grand jury, the investigating officer will decide whether there is enough evidence to support the charges and then recommend whether to refer...
  • 1st Cavalry Home For Holidays

    12/21/2007 12:41:14 PM PST · by MaestroLC · 3 replies · 123+ views
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | Friday, Dec 21, 2007 | CHRIS VAUGHN
    FORT HOOD -- The last 12 hours of 15 months is a very long time. "I have not slept," said Dianne Hunt, whose eyes welled up at the slightest provocation and who was prone to jumping up and down in anticipation. "My heart is just a-goin'!" All over the parade field in front of the 1st Cavalry Division headquarters, wives and moms, girlfriends and grade-schoolers proved that sometimes the best Christmas gifts don't require a minute's shopping. Sometimes the Army delivers the gifts home, just in time. "The kids are so excited," said Sarah Rogers, who confessed to her own...
  • 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....
  • 1st Cav celebrates 86th birthday

    09/14/2007 6:25:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 18 replies · 360+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Spc. Benjamin Gable
    Spc. William Morgan, a member of the 1st Cavalry Division’s Honor Guard, presents a sword to Maj. Gen. Joseph F. Fil, Jr., commanding general of the 1st Cavalry Division and Multi-National Division-Baghdad, before the ceremonial cutting of a birthday cake, Sept. 13, at the Pegasus Dining Facility at Camp Liberty in western Baghdad. The First Team celebrated its 86th birthday at the filled dining facility, complete with balloons, Stetsons and steaks. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Benjamin Gable, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment. CAMP LIBERTY — The 1st Cavalry Division celebrated its 86th birthday with a cake cutting ceremony and...
  • 1st CAV ingenuity supports medical treatment of Iraqis

    09/12/2007 5:35:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 257+ views
    BAGHDAD — As Capt. Nicole Vild, the commander of Delta Forward Support Company, 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, made preparations for her company’s upcoming medical assistance mission, she realized that one crucial piece was missing. She had a container full of enough medical supplies to assist hundreds of people. She had already contacted all the necessary medical personnel, and a location for the mission had also been chosen. Everything seemed to be in place, but she still had one problem. “Most of the (medical missions) that we have been doing have been inside...
  • ‘Surge’ forces U.S. troops into makeshift bases

    03/12/2007 6:58:28 PM PDT · by TADSLOS · 11 replies · 514+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | March 13, 2007 | Joseph Giordono
    For some American troops in Iraq, the “surge” has meant quickly finding — and securing — new bases from which to operate in urban areas. Under the plan announced by President Bush in early January, scores of American combat units are taking up bases in the hearts of cities scarred by the insurgency. In the Baghdad district of Rustamiyah, for example, troops from Company C, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division found themselves living in their Humvees in a palm grove. That temporary camp was replaced when the troops found a more permanent home in an abandoned building...
  • 1st Cavalry Division Takes Multinational Division Baghdad Reins

    11/15/2006 3:48:13 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 460+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Spc. Karl Johnson, USA
    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq, Nov. 15, 2006 -- Under the clear, morning skies of a promising new day in Baghdad, the 1st Cavalry Division took the reins for Multinational Division Baghdad from the 4th Infantry Division during a transfer of authority ceremony here today. Army Maj. Gen. Joseph F. Fil Jr., left, commanding general of 1st Cavalry Division; Army Lt. Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, center, commanding general of Multinational Corps Iraq; and Army Maj. Gen. James D. Thurman, commanding general of 4th Infantry Division, salute the American flag during the national anthem at a transfer of authority ceremony at Camp...
  • 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...
  • Troopers deliver in rainy Rose Parade

    01/03/2006 3:35:01 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 505+ views
    Army News Service ^ | January 3, 2006 | Spc. Colby Hauser
    The 1st Cavalry Division wagon and Horse Cavalry Detachment ground crew greet soggy spectators on South Orange Grove Boulevard during their performance at the 117th Tournament of Roses Parade Jan. 2 in Pasadena, Calif. Spc. Colby Hauser • Printer-friendly version • E-mail this article • Troopers deliver in rainy Rose ParadeBy Spc. Colby Hauser January 3, 2006 LOS ANGELES (Army News Service, Jan. 3, 2005) – Rain-soaked spectators roared with applause at the grandstand Jan. 2, as the Army’s last mounted cavalry unit presented arms during one of the nation’s largest parades. The 1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment...
  • Two 1st Cavalry brigades going back to Iraq

    12/20/2005 10:29:10 AM PST · by robowombat · 1 replies · 291+ views
    Army News Service ^ | December 19, 2005 | Master Sgt. Dave Larsen
    Two 1st Cavalry brigades going back to Iraq By Master Sgt. Dave Larsen December 19, 2005 FORT HOOD, Texas (Army News Service, Dec. 19, 2005) –The aviation and support brigades of the 1st Cavalry Division have received deployment orders to return to Iraq this summer. The division returned from Iraq in March after a 15-month deployment. Maj. Gen. Joseph Fil Jr., commanding general of the 1st Cavalry Division, made the deployment announcement during the III Corps-sponsored quarterly “TV Town Hall” broadcast Dec. 15 on KNCT-TV, the Killeen-area Public Broadcasting System affiliate. The 1st Air Cavalry Brigade and the 15th Support...
  • 1st Cav troops pay tribute to seven fellow soldiers - must read for those following Sheehan circus

    08/13/2005 3:56:15 AM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 11 replies · 1,074+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | April 12, 2004 | Nancy Montgomery
    “Specialist Sheehan,” the first sergeant called. No one answered. First Sgt. Casey Carson, Company C, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, adjusts the dogtag of one of the fallen soldiers before the start of a memorial service Saturday for seven comrades killed in fighting in the Sadr City neighborhood of Baghdad last Sunday. photo by Michael Abrams / S&S “Specialist Sheehan!” the sergeant called again, louder this time. “Specialist Casey Sheehan!” the sergeant cried out a third and final time. As 500 soldiers listened, only the sound of the Apache helicopters overhead could be heard. Like the six...
  • 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...