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Troopers from the 3rd Cavalry Regiment participated Friday in a comprehensive live-fire exercise replicating the rigors of combined-arms combat.
Soldiers with 2nd “Steel Dragons” Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, recently finished its section qualifications Sept. 24, to ensure readiness for any mission where its guns are needed.
GATESVILLE — Cannon fire and tomahawk throwing were just a small part of the inaugural Coryell County Heritage Day at Faunt Le Roy Park on Saturday.
GATESVILLE — Spurfest marked 40 years of the annual community event, which celebrates Gatesville’s designation as the Spur Capital of Texas.
“Hang it! Fire! Boom!”
THIS IS THE FIRST in a series of stories profiling Harker Heights public officials.
GETTYSBURG, Pa. — As gunshots ravaged the bodies of tens of thousands of soldiers at the Battle of Gettysburg, military doctors responded with a method of treatment that is still the foundation of combat medicine today.
Syrian rebels briefly seized control of a border crossing along the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights on Thursday, prompting the withdrawal of a major Austrian peacekeeping contingent and heightening fears in Israel that it could soon be dragged into the neighboring country's civil war.
As part of a weeklong focus on remembering the fallen, Division West soldiers stood in the place of a sister division and laid a wreath at the 4th Infantry Division Memorial on Monday.
FORT POLK, La. — Pvt. Jordan Adams experienced and learned a lot in the nine months he’s been in the Army.
Sam Gisser was 21 years old and weighed 45 pounds when he was liberated from a Dachau Concentration Camp in Germany the spring of 1945.
As targets are identified, coordinates are relayed from fire support specialists on the ground to the fire direction center and finally to the artillery pieces, ensuring timely and accurate fire on the objective.
Fort Hood land may be next to the Hill Country, but it is not mountainous. That doesn’t stop the 479th Field Artillery Brigade from providing mountainous operations training to deploying units.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. — Insurgent techniques and battlefield scenarios in Afghanistan shift as quickly as the desert sands.
First Army Division West is known as the training machine, and for good reason.
Staff Sgt. Ambrose Moriba, right, an observer controller/trainer with Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 395th Armor Regiment, 479th Field Artillery Brigade, Division West, receives the Army Achievement Medal from the battalion’s Command Sgt. Maj. Darryl Hayes Sr., at Division West headquarters on Jan. 17. Moriba received the award for earning the status of honor graduate in the third class of the Fort Hood Air Assault School in December 2012. Moriba is the second 479th Field Artillery Brigade Soldier to earn top honors during the first three classes of the Fort Hood Air Assault School.
KABUL, Afghanistan — Rahmatullah, an illiterate young man with a wispy beard and remnants of teenage acne, may represent the last, best hope for Afghanistan’s national army.
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — On the second floor of the old brick building on Sophia Street, the three Confederate snipers waited for the Yankees.
COPPERAS COVE — “We are ... drug free. We are ... drug free.”
Division West’s 479th Field Artillery Brigade and 166th Aviation Brigade combined training efforts Friday for two reserve component units that are preparing to deploy to Afghanistan.
Staff Sgt. Henry Delevett, right, an observer controller/trainer with Division West's 479th Field Artillery Brigade, watches Sgt. Douglas Hayes, a medic with the Army Reserve's 311th Expeditionary Sustainment Command out of Los Angeles, treat a simulated casualty during training conducted at Fort Hood on Friday. The casualty was later medically evacuated by Foxtrot Company, 1st Battalion, 169th General Support Aviation Battalion, an Army National Guard unit with soldiers from Missouri, New York, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania, that is training with Division West's 166th Aviation Brigade. The Reserve and National Guard units will both soon deploy to Afghanistan.
WHITE SANDS MISSLE RANGE, N.M. — About 200 Florida Army National Guard soldiers are now standing watch over the skies of Washington, D.C., and its surrounding area, having recently passed a seven-month training and testing process that has led to their support of Operation Noble Eagle.
As gunnery approaches, tankers and infantrymen are not the only soldiers who will have the opportunity to hone their skills in the field.
Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, complete various call for fire exercises Aug. 28 for their Fire Support Team Certification.
Sgt. 1st Class William Dame, right, and Sgt. 1st Class Rodarial Foster, standing left, both members of Medical Training Task Force, 479th Field Artillery Brigade, Division West, observe soldiers of 3rd Training Support Battalion, 290th Regiment, 479th Field Artillery Brigade, Division West, transfer a simulated casualty from a rescue sled stretcher to a litter during combat lifesaver training last month in Oklahoma City. The battalion’s soldiers train mobilizing Army National Guard and Army Reserve units on convoy live-fire and mounted gunnery training at Fort Hood, and must be certified because of the risks associated with live-fire training.
The Citizens for Soldiers club will have its monthly meeting and workday from noon to 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Belton Senior Activity Center, 842 S. Mitchell St., Belton.