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  • An Alabama-Made Tractor Could Revolutionize Farming Around The Globe

    01/23/2017 10:56:06 AM PST · by blam · 183 replies
    Al.com ^ | 1-23-2017 | William Thornton
    William ThontonJanuary 23, 2017 The Oggun tractor, which will be manufactured in Fyffe, was developed for farmers domestically and in the developing world as a low-cost alternative to heavy farm equipment. (William Thornton / wthornton@al.com) In a new factory off Main Street in Fyffe, a business this week began marketing a product it says could revolutionize agricultural for the small farmer all over the world. CleBer LLC hosted the opening of its plant which will manufacture the Oggun Iron Horse, a tractor designed for small-scale domestic and international farmers. The tractor, which can sport a 19 horsepower Honda gas or...
  • U.S. Armored Forces Started to Deploy in Baltic States. PHOTOS

    10/05/2014 10:34:40 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 25 replies
    Censor.NET ^ | 05.10.14 01:33 | Censor.NET
    The "Ironhorse" armored cavalry unit, with around 700 soldiers, some 20 M1A1 Abrams main battle tanks with Bradley and Stryker armored fighting vehicles started to deploy in the three Baltic States and Poland. Censor.NET writes about it, referring to Zn.ua. Considering the level of armament, it is one of the most formidable U.S. military forces sent onto former Soviet soil. Besides, the U.S. military says it is the first time it has had to ship armored reinforcements to Europe since the end of the Cold War On Wednesday, October 1, a ship delivering to Latvia American tanks and infantry fighting...
  • ‘Ironhorse’ Brigade Officer Reflects on Progress in Iraq

    12/27/2007 3:32:07 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 93+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. Jon Cupp, USA
    CAMP TAJI, Iraq, Dec. 27, 2007 – When the senior leadership and soldiers of the 1st Cavalry Division’s 1st “Ironhorse” Brigade Combat Team arrived in Iraq nearly 15 months ago, the security situation here was quite different from the one they now experience as they patrol the streets throughout their area of operations. Keeping his eyes peeled for anything suspicious, Katy, Texas, native Army Spc. Frank Maier, a scout for Troop A, 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st “Ironhorse” Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, pulls security in Ath Alba, Iraq, a village north of Baghdad, in mid-March 2007...
  • Ironhorse Soldiers highlighted

    11/14/2006 4:58:14 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 354+ views
    Sgt. Nicholas Fate, from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, provides perimeter security while fellow Soldiers search for weapons caches in a field near Mushahda, Iraq. Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Larson. BAGHDAD -- The 4th Infantry Division, with more than 20,000 “Ironhorse” Soldiers, deployed to Iraq and took the mantle of responsibility for Multi-National Division - Baghdad from 3rd Infantry Division during a transfer of authority ceremony Jan. 7, 2006. The deployment marked the division’s second deployment to theater in three years. The unit became the first complete “heavy modular” division to deploy to combat...
  • Ironhorse Troopers head to JRTC

    06/13/2006 6:09:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 219+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Sgt. Jon Cupp
    FORT HOOD, Texas (Army News Service, June 13, 2006) – More than 4,500 Soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team will soon experience what has been described as “the most realistic, stressful training troops will ever face” at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La. The Ironhorse Brigade departed this week on the heels of their Ironhorse Rampage exercise, which prepped them for JRTC and a potential deployment to Iraq. “We want to give our Soldiers confidence not only in individual skills, but collective skills as well,” said Maj. Pete Andrysiak, 1st BCT deputy commander....
  • Iraqi and Ironhorse Soldiers rescue French hostage

    01/09/2006 4:26:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 392+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Jan 9, 2005
    BAGHDAD (Army News Service, Jan. 9, 2006) – Soldiers from 3rd Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division and Task Force Ironhorse Soldiers liberated a French hostage Jan. 7 in the Abu Ghraib area of western Baghdad. The Iraqi Army Soldiers were searching farm houses for weapons caches while U.S. Soldiers from Task Force Ironhorse manned a checkpoint as part of an outer cordon. As the Iraqi Army closed in on their location, the kidnappers fled from a nearby farmhouse and left the French hostage. After the kidnappers fled, the hostage, Bernard Planche, a 52-year-old employee of a French non-governmental Organization, ran...
  • ‘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...
  • Thousands Honor Loved Ones At Iron Horse Memorial

    09/11/2004 12:48:53 PM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 11 replies · 613+ views
    Defend America ^ | September 10, 2004 | U.S. Army Sgt. Greg Heath / 4th Public Affairs Detachment
    Thousands Honor Loved OnesAt Iron Horse Memorial By U.S. Army Sgt. Greg Heath / 4th Public Affairs Detachment FORT HOOD, Texas, Sept. 9, 2004 — Soldiers of the 4th Infantry Division and hundreds of family members gathered Thursday for a memorial dedication ceremony on Fort Hood's Sadowski Field to honor and remember the division's 81 soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq while serving as part of Task Force Iron Horse. The Task Force Iron Horse Memorial contains plaques bearing the names of the 75 men and six women Task Force Iron Horse soldiers who died during Operation...
  • Dismounted infantry ensures success of ‘Iron Fury’

    08/27/2004 8:47:16 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 12 replies · 663+ views
    Army News Service ^ | August 26, 2004 | Pfc. Erik LeDrew
    A Soldier with "Comanche" Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, sights a Dragunov Sniper Rifle to provide counter-sniper fire for his unit against attacking insurgents in Sadr City. The rifle was confiscated from insurgent forces during a raid conducted by Soldiers of Comanche's White Platoon on a house occupied insurgents in mid-August.Pfc. Erik LeDrew Dismounted infantry ensures success of ‘Iron Fury’ By Pfc. Erik LeDrew August 26, 2004 CAMP EAGLE, Baghdad, Iraq (Army News Service, Aug. 26, 2004) -- For every company of armored tanks and Bradleys that pushed into the volatile portion of Baghdad’s Sadhr City during the...
  • Operation Iron Fury ~ A Defend America Photo Essay / Iron Horse Brigade Pushes Out Insurgents

    08/23/2004 12:46:39 PM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 11 replies · 756+ views
    Defend America ^ | August 23, 2004 | Sgt. Dan Purcell and Pfc. Erik Ledrew
      U.S. Army Pfc. Miguel Miranda, White Platoon, "Comanche" Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, exits a building during Operation Iron Fury in eastern Baghdad. The Los Angeles native served as the point man for a team from his platoon in Sadr City operation. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Erik LeDrew   More Photos   Troops Conduct Operation Iron FuryIron Horse Brigade Pushes Out Insurgents   By U.S. Army Sgt. Dan Purcell and Pfc. Erik Ledrew / 122nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment CAMP EAGLE, BAGHDAD, Iraq, Aug. 22, 2004 — Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade...
  • American Soldiers

    07/09/2004 8:37:31 PM PDT · by JeffreyH · 49 replies · 1,780+ views
    http://www.4thetroops.net/ironhorsetroops.html Excellent video put together (slideshow)
  • Memorial to Honor Fallen Task Force Ironhorse Troops

    02/21/2004 2:52:57 PM PST · by Calpernia · 20 replies · 596+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb. 20, 2004 | By Donna Miles
    A bronze statue of a soldier mourning a fallen comrade traveled from Tikrit, Iraq, to Fort Hood, Texas, this week to become the focal point of a memorial to the soldiers of Task Force Ironhorse who have died during Operation Iraqi Freedom. The statue arrived at Fort Hood's Robert Gray Army Airfield Feb. 16, along with the first 60 soldiers in the task force to redeploy from Iraq, said Capt. Charles Armstrong, secretary of the general staff for the rear detachment. Armstrong said the statue will be moved today to a 4th Infantry Division storage site as preparations for the...
  • Welcome home 4th Id - God speed 1st Cav

    02/17/2004 7:57:09 AM PST · by evets · 11 replies · 743+ views
    FORT HOOD — When Sgt. 1st Class Jesus Luna last saw his youngest child, she couldn't even crawl. In fact, at 5 months, Jeni had waited until the day after her father left Fort Hood for a yearlong stay in Iraq to cross that all-important milestone. But Monday, clad in pink frills and white sandals, 17-month-old Jeni trotted around, oblivious to the significance of the long-awaited homecoming that had brought her mother, Monica, brothers, relatives and more than a hundred other family members to the post's largest gymnasium. "I don't have any words, but I'm glad to be home," said...
  • U.S. soldiers relax at Saddam's palace

    02/10/2004 5:48:33 AM PST · by cateizgr8 · 6 replies · 196+ views
    AP ^ | Monday, February 9, 2004
    <p>TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- There's a 24-hour gym with aerobic classes, an indoor swimming pool and even a driving range. And for troops who over exert themselves, a masseur is on hand to soothe aching muscles.</p> <p>U.S. soldiers stationed at a riverside palace complex here that once belonged to Saddam Hussein face constant danger from Iraqi insurgents whenever they leave the base.</p>
  • Three More Soldiers Killed in Day's Second Fatal Attack

    01/28/2004 12:51:42 PM PST · by Calpernia · 5 replies · 164+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan. 28, 2004 | Combined Joint Task Force 7 officials
    An improvised explosive device killed three soldiers and wounded three others in Iskandariyah, Iraq, south of Baghdad Jan. 27. This attack came about seven hours after another IED had killed three other U.S. soldiers in Khalidiyah, west of Baghdad. Combined Joint Task Force 7 officials said the wounded soldiers were taken to the 28th Combat Support Hospital. No report on their condition was available. Officials are withholding all the soldiers' names until their families are notified. Also Jan. 27, Task Force Ironhorse soldiers killed three armed attackers who confronted them as they raided four locations in Bayji looking for members...
  • 4th ID's 24-Hour Activity ~ Wrap Up Of 4th ID's Activities

    01/26/2004 5:30:33 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 6 replies · 217+ views
    CJTF7 ^ | Jan. 26, 2004
      4th ID's 24-Hour Activity TIKRIT, Iraq - Soldiers from 4th Infantry Division and Task Force Ironhorse, over the past 24 hours, conducted 172 patrols, six raids and captured 60 individuals. Seventeen of the patrols were joint operations conducted with the Iraqi Police, the Iraqi Civil Defense Corps and the Border Guard in order to continually improve the safety and standard of living of the Iraqi people. Weapons and equipment confiscated in raids and patrols throughout the Task Force Ironhorse area of operations include 66 AK-47 assault rifles, seven rifles, one pistol, one machine gun, 280 grenades, 100 mortar...
  • First raids of 2004 not quite Mardi Gras

    01/19/2004 10:54:48 AM PST · by xzins · 9 replies · 162+ views
    First raids of 2004 not quite Mardi Gras BAQUBAH, Iraq — It wasn’t exactly the place for strings of beads and parade floats, but when they were done, Task Force Ironhorse Soldiers had something to celebrate. In the first Iraqi raids conducted by Coalition forces in the new year, Operation Sugar Bowl took 4th Infantry Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team into target areas identified as Bourbon Street, New Orleans and the French Quarter. Lining up their convoys at Camp Scunion just after midnight, the infantrymen, tankers and scouts had just enough time to wish each other a happy New Year...
  • 4th Infantry Division 24 Hour Activity + late CJTF7 post: 4ID Soldiers Find Weapons Cache

    01/18/2004 10:33:29 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 11 replies · 234+ views
    CJTF7 ^ | Jan. 18, 2004
      24 Hour Activity TIKRIT, Iraq – 4th Infantry Division and Task Force Ironhorse has, over the past 24 hours, conducted 165 patrols, seven raids and captured 22 individuals. Seven of the patrols were joint operations conducted with the Iraqi police, the Iraqi Civil Defense Corps and the Border Guard in order to continually improve the safety and standard of living for the Iraqi people. Weapons and equipment confiscated in raids and patrols throughout the Task Force Ironhorse area of operation include six AK-47 assault rifles, two rocket propelled grenade launchers, four grenades, 687 mortar rounds, 13 122mm rockets,...
  • Task Force Ironhorse Soldiers Fight Back Against Former Regime Attackers

    01/16/2004 8:43:19 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 7 replies · 155+ views
    CJTF7 ^ | Jan. 16, 2004
      Task Force Ironhorse Soldiers Fight Back Against Former Regime Attackers TIKRIT, Iraq – Attackers riding in a four-door sedan, fired automatic weapons at a logistics convoy that was traveling north on the Samarra bypass during the morning of Jan. 14. Soldiers in the convoy returned fire and destroyed the vehicle. A quick reaction force from a nearby forward operating base responded as the convoy continued toward its destination. No Coalition soldiers were injured in the attack. The vehicle was completely engulfed by fire so the soldiers from the quick reaction force could not determine whether or not the...
  • 4th ID Soldier Saved By Protective Plate During Raid

    01/16/2004 6:14:25 PM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 11 replies · 269+ views
    CJTF7 ^ | Jan. 16, 2004
      4th ID Soldier Saved By Protective Plate During Raid ABU KHARMA, Iraq – A 4th Infantry Division soldier, saved from more serious injury by his protective body armor and ceramic insert, known as the SAPI (Small Arms Protective Insert) plate, is in stable condition after being wounded by gunfire from attackers in the village of Abu Kharma at approximately 4 a.m. Jan. 14. The Task Force Ironhorse soldier and his patrol were attacked as they conducted a raid as part of Operation Warhorse Whirlwind. Four attackers were killed and one was wounded as a result of the ensuing...