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CAMP CASEY, South Korea — After a nine-month rotation in South Korea, 2nd Brigade “Black Jack” Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, soldiers returned home to the Great Place, passing the mission off last week to another 1st Cavalry Division unit, the 1st Brigade “Ironhorse” Combat Team.

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WASHINGTON — Airstrikes in Syria and Iraq are wearing down the forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the commander of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve said today while describing the coalition air campaign and the evolving train-and-assist mission.

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KILLEEN — Lennis Lee was flying an Army “Huey” helicopter on his way to Khe Sanh in Vietnam on Jan. 21, 1968, when he saw the rocket propelled grenade hit the helicopter in front him.

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During a Monday interview on post, the brigade commander of a Fort Hood soldier and his military working dog who were injured in a bomb blast in Afghanistan talked about the incident and the outpouring of support the soldier and his family have had since.

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A new policy announced last week that will allow women to serve in all combat jobs in the military is drawing mixed reactions — from celebration to warnings that the Army will become weaker — both locally and nationally.

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During a trip to Fort Hood last week, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said the current battlefield situation in Iraq and Syria is the most complex he has seen in his career.

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Halfway finished with a nine-month rotation to Korea, a Fort Hood brigade has forged strong bonds with the South Korean army, participated in unique training opportunities and is doing its part to keep stability in a part of the world where all-out war with North Korea could start at any moment.

  • By Staff Sgt. John Healy 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs
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CAMP HOVEY, South Korea — Spc. Solomon Weaver is a 21-year-old tanker from Patterson, Calif., serving with the Delta Company Desperados of the 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.

  • By Staff Sgt. John Healy 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs
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CAMP CASEY, South Korea — The soldiers of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, are settling in to their new homes on Camps Casey and Hovey located outside Dongducheon, South Korea.

  • By Staff Sgt. John Healy | 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs
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CAMP CASEY, South Korea — The soldiers of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, are settling in to their new homes on Camps Casey and Hovey located outside Dongducheon, South Korea.

  • By Staff Sgt. John Healy 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs
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CAMP CASEY, South Korea — The soldiers of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, have spent the last month crossing the Pacific Ocean to assume their posts among the camps bordering the Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea.

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KUWAIT — Soldiers with the 1st Sustainment Command-Operational Command Post partnered with their Kuwait army counterparts during a sustainment and logistics focused tabletop training exercise known as Kazma II at the Kuwait Ministry of Defense Logistic Operations Command, April 12-16.

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BAGHDAD — The top U.S. military officer urged Iraqi leaders on Monday to take steps to ensure the effectiveness of U.S. and allied security aid, calling for additional reforms to military leadership and pay systems and increased recruitment of troops to fight the Islamic State.

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CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait — Calling the Islamic State “hardly invincible,” new Defense Secretary Ashton Carter gave his blessing on Monday to the U.S.-led strategy against the militant group after convening a high-powered summit of U.S. commanders and diplomats here.

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As the situation continues to change in the Middle East, Fort Hood’s 13th Sustainment Command adjusts its Kuwait-based operations to meet the fluctuating logistics demands of the environment.

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  • By Capt. Jarrod Morris Resolute Support Headquarters Public Affairs
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LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan — Train, Advise, Assist Command East held a casing and uncasing ceremony for the outgoing “Brave Rifles” of 3rd Cavalry Regiment and incoming 3rd “Rakkasans” Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, at Tactical Base Gamberi on Sunday.

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  • By Sgt. Ange Desinor 13th Public Affairs Detachment
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PAYNESVILLE, Liberia — After arriving in Liberia in mid-October to help fight the spread of the Ebola virus during Operation United Assistance, Joint Forces Command–United Assistance, 36th Engineer Brigade soldiers are preparing to hand the National Police Training Academy back to the Liberi…

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  • By Sgt. Ange Desinor 13th Public Affairs Detachment
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PAYNESVILLE, Liberia — Soldiers of the 36th Engineer Brigade, cased the brigade colors after completing their mission in Liberia in support of Operation United Assistance, Joint Task Force–United Assistance on Thursday.

  • By Sgt. Samuel Northrup 2nd Infantry Division Public Affairs
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RODRIGUEZ LIVE FIRE COMPLEX, South Korea — Members of 3rd Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division held gunnery Feb. 5-8 at Rodriguez Live Fire Complex. The gunnery, which will be one of the last for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division will con…

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BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — The monthly Task Force Wrangler Safety Council meeting, held Jan. 15, at Army Field Support Battalion Afghanistan, provided a venue for unit representatives to report on safety programs, initiatives, training, successes and challenges. The forum facilitated cro…

  • By Sgt. Adam Erlewein 4th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs
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BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghansitan — Engineers normally work in platoon or company-sized elements but for the hard-working Wranglers from the 4th Special Troops Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade, they have assisted in descoping Bagram Airfield and parts of Afghanistan as a two-man shop.

  • By Sgt. Adam Erlewein 4th Sustainment Brigade public affairs
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BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — To be considered a proficient marksman, all soldiers are required to know how to operate and use their assigned weapons such as the M-16, M-4 carbine and the M-240B machine gun.

  • By Capt. Matthew E. McMillan 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs
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KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — The leadership of Train, Advise, Assist Command-South — led by the 1st Cavalry Division — passed from Brig. Gen. Douglas Gabram to Brig. Gen. Viet Luong on Jan. 10 at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • By Capt. Matthew E. McMillan 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs
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KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — Senior security officials from Afghanistan and Pakistan held a bilateral meeting Jan. 22 at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, to discuss how to improve security and border cooperation.

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  • By Spc. Lauren Wanda 2nd Infantry Division Public Affairs
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CAMP STANLEY, Korea — Soldiers from the 23rd Chemical Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division and 3rd “Warhorse” Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted a training exercise to clear sites containing weapons of mass destruction Jan. 27 at Rodriguez L…

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  • By Sgt. Samuel Northrup 2nd Infantry Division Public Affairs
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CAMP CASEY, Korea — The 1st “Iron” Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, has been on the Koren Peninsula continuously since 1965. During that time, it has built a shared history with the Republic of Korea Army and the local population. Through combined training and operations, Iron Bri…

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BAGRAM AIRFIELD, AFGHANISTAN — As the United States military’s role in Afghanistan transitioned from Operation Enduring Freedom to the Resolute Support mission, the number of U.S. Forces dwindled with the Afghan National Security Forces taking the lead to secure the Afghan people.

  • By Sgt. Ange Desinor 13th Public Affairs Detachment
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PAYNESVILLE, Liberia — Sending large engineering vehicles and containers of equipment back from Liberia is a tedious task. There are containers to load, vessels to seal and inspections to pass before a unit can send its gear back to its home station. A unit movement officer is vital to help …

  • By Sgt. 1st Class Chris Bridson 4th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs
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BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — For the past 13 years, U.S. and coalition forces have moved military equipment and supplies in and out of Afghanistan to sustain combat operations across the country.

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LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan — Maj. Michael Provencher of 3rd Cavalry Regiment traveled with five Afghan National Army leaders to a weeklong training event in mid-January. Provencher, along with U.S. Training and Doctrine Command leaders, showed the Afghan army leaders the Maneuver Center o…

  • By Staff Sgt. Keith Anderson 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs
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Soldiers assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division had the opportunity to train alongside more than a dozen nations during multiple international exercises in Eastern Europe from Sept. 15 to Dec. 31.

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KABUL, Afghanistan — The scene beneath a crumbling overpass in this capital city was a vision from hell. Hundreds of figures huddled together in the shadows, crouching amid garbage and fetid pools of water. Some injected heroin into each other’s limbs or groins in full view; others hid under…

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