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1st Cavalry Division (United States)

United States Army combat formation, active since 1921

Not to be confused with 1st Cavalry Regiment (United States).

Military unit

The 1st Cavalry Division ("First Team")[1] is a combined armsdivision and is one of the most decorated combat divisions of the United States Army.[2] It is based at Fort Hood, Texas. It was formed in 1921 and served during World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War, with the Stabilization Force in Bosnia-Herzegovina, in the Iraq War, in the War in Afghanistan and in Operation Freedom's Sentinel. As of October 2017, the 1st Cavalry Division is subordinate to III Corps and is commanded by Major General John B. Richardson.

The unit is unique in that it has served as a horseback cavalry division until 1943, an infantry division, an air assault division and an armored division during its existence.

History[edit]

The history of the 1st Cavalry Division began in 1921 after the army established a permanent cavalry division table of organization and equipment on 4 April 1921. It authorized a square division organization of 7,463 officers and men, organized as follows:

  • Headquarters Element (34 men)
  • Two Cavalry Brigades (2,803 men each)
  • Field Artillery Battalion (790 men)
  • Engineer Battalion (357 men)
  • Division Quartermaster Trains Command (276 men)
  • Special Troops Command (337 men)
  • Ambulance Company (63 men)
1st Cavalry Division's Horse Cavalry Detachment charge during a ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, 2005.

On 20 August 1921, the War Department Adjutant General constituted the 1st and 2nd Cavalry Divisions to meet partial mobilization requirements, and authorized the establishment of the 1st Cavalry Division under the new TO&E on 31 August 1921. Since 1st Cavalry Division was to assemble from existing units, it was able to go active in September 1921, even though the subordinate units did not arrive completely until as late as 1922.

1st Cavalry Division was assigned to the VIII Corps Area, with its division headquarters and 2nd Brigade located at Fort Bliss, Texas, and the 1st Brigade at Camp Harry J. Jones in Douglas, Arizona. The headquarters facilities used by 1st Cavalry Division were those previously vacated by 8th United States Brigade when it was commanded by MG John J. Pershing in 1916, and the wartime 15th Cavalry Division, which had existed at Fort Bliss between 10 December 1917 and 12 May 1918.

The 1st Cavalry Division Band during an Operation Iraqi Freedom 2 Color Uncasing Ceremony at Fort Hood, Texas in 2005.

The 1st Cavalry Division's assembled at Douglas, Arizona. The 1st, 7th, and 8th Cavalry Regiments had previously been assigned to the wartime 15th Cavalry Division until they were returned to the VIII Corps Area troop list on 12 May 1918. 1st Cavalry Regiment remained assigned until it was transferred to 1st Cavalry Division on 20 August 1921. The 7th, 8th, and 10th Cavalry Regiments were transferred on 13 September 1921, although the assignment of the 10th Cavalry Regiment to the 1st Cavalry Division was controversial because the transfer violated the Jim Crow laws.[citation needed] This controversy continued until 18 December 1922, when the 5th Cavalry Regiment, then on the VIII Corps Area Troop List, swapped places with the 10th Cavalry Regiment.

In 1923 the 1st Cavalry Division held division maneuvers for the first time, intending to hold them annually thereafter. However, financial constraints made that impossible. Only in 1927, through the generosity of a few ranchers who provided free land, was the division able to conduct such exercises again. In 1928 Major General Herbert B. Crosby, Chief of Cavalry, faced with personnel cuts, reorganized the cavalry regiments, which in turn reduced the size of the 1st Cavalry Division. Crosby's goal was to decrease overhead while maintaining or increasing firepower in the regiment. After the reorganization each cavalry regiment consisted of a headquarters and headquarters troop; a machine gun troop; a medical and chaplain element; and two squadrons, each with a headquarters element; and two line troops. The cavalry brigades' machine gun squadrons were inactivated, while the responsibility for training and employing machine guns fell to the regimental commanders, as in the infantry.

About the same time that Crosby cut the cavalry regiment, the army staff, seeking to increase the usefulness of the wartime cavalry division, published new tables of organization for an even larger unit. The new structure increased the size of the signal troop (177), expanded the medical unit to a squadron (233), and endorsing Crosby's movement of the machine gun units from the brigades to the regiments (2X176). A divisional aviation section, an armored car squadron (278), and tank company (155) were added, the field artillery battalion was expanded to a regiment (1,717), and divisional strength rose to 9,595.

Prelude to World War II[edit]

Standard organization chart for a cavalry division in November 1940

With the arrival of the 1930s, serious work started on the testing and refining of new equipment and TO&Es for a mechanized and motorized army. To facilitate this, 1st Cavalry Division traded 1st Cavalry Regiment for 12th Cavalry Regiment on 3 January 1933.[citation needed]

Taking into account recommendations from the VIII Corps Area, the Army War College, and the Command and General Staff School, the board developed a new smaller triangular cavalry division, which the 1st Cavalry Division evaluated during maneuvers at Toyahvale, Texas, in 1938. Like the 1937 infantry division test, the maneuvers concentrated on the divisional cavalry regiments around which all other units were to be organized.

Following the test, a board of 1st Cavalry Division officers, headed by Brigadier General Kenyon A. Joyce, rejected the three-regiment division and recommended retention of the two-brigade (four-regiment) organization. The latter configuration allowed the division to deploy easily in two columns, which was accepted standard cavalry tactics. However, the board advocated reorganizing the cavalry regiment along triangular lines, which would give it a headquarters and headquarters troop, a machine gun squadron with special weapons and machine gun troops, and three rifle squadrons, each with one machine gun and three rifle troops. No significant change was made in the field artillery, but the test showed that the engineer element should remain a squadron to provide the divisional elements greater mobility on the battlefield and that the special troops idea should be extended to include the division headquarters, signal, and ordnance troops; quartermaster, medical, engineer, reconnaissance, and observation squadrons; and a chemical warfare detachment. One headquarters would assume responsibility for the administration and disciplinary control for these forces.

Although the study did not lead to a general reorganization of the cavalry division, the wartime cavalry regiment was restructured, effective 1 December 1938, to consist of a headquarters and headquarters troop, machine gun and special weapons troops, and three squadrons of three rifle troops each. The special troops remained as structured in 1928, and no observation squadron or chemical detachment found a place in the division. With the paper changes in the cavalry divisions and other minor adjustments, the strength of a wartime divisional rose to 10,680.

In order to prepare for war service, 1st Cavalry Division participated in the following maneuvers:

  • Toyahvale, TX Maneuvers – 7 October through 30 October 1939.
  • Cravens-Pitkin Louisiana Maneuvers – 13 August through 24 August 1940.
  • Second 3rd Army Louisiana Maneuvers – 10 August through 4 October 1941.
  • VIII Corps Louisiana Maneuvers near Mansfield, LA – 27 July 1942 – 21 September 1942.

World War II[edit]

History[edit]

Composition[edit]

1st Cavalry Division organisation early World War II
1st Cavalry Division organisation 1944–1945

The division was composed of the following units:[3]

  • 1st Cavalry Brigade
    • 5th Cavalry Regiment
    • 12th Cavalry Regiment
  • 2nd Cavalry Brigade
    • 7th Cavalry Regiment
    • 8th Cavalry Regiment
  • 1st Cavalry Division Artillery
    • 61st Field Artillery Battalion
    • 82nd Field Artillery Battalion
    • 99th Field Artillery Battalion
    • 271st Field Artillery Battalion
  • 1st Medical Squadron
  • 8th Engineer Squadron
  • 16th Quartermaster Squadron
  • 1st Signal Troop
  • 27th Ordnance Company
  • 302nd Reconnaissance Troop
  • 603rd Light Tank Company
  • 801st CIC Detachment

Training[edit]

With the attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, the "great laboratory" phase for developing and testing organizations, about which Marshall wrote in the summer of 1941, closed, but the War Department still had not developed ideal infantry, cavalry, armored, and motorized divisions. In 1942 it again revised the divisions based on experiences gained during the great GHQ maneuvers of the previous year. As in the past, the reorganizations ranged from minor adjustments to wholesale changes.[citation needed]

1st Cavalry Division retained its square configuration after the 1941 maneuvers, but with modifications. The division lost its antitank troop, the brigades their weapons troops, and the regiments their machine gun and special weapons troops. These changes brought no decrease in divisional firepower, but placed most weapons within the cavalry troops. The number of .50-caliber machine guns was increased almost threefold. In the reconnaissance squadron, the motorcycle and armored car troops were eliminated, leaving the squadron with one support troop and three reconnaissance troops equipped with light tanks. These changes increased the division from 11,676 to 12,112 officers and enlisted men.[citation needed]

The last of the 1st Cavalry Division's mounted units permanently retired their horses and converted to infantry formations on 28 February 1943. However, a mounted special ceremonial unit known as the Horse Platoon – later, the Horse Cavalry Detachment – was established within the division in January 1972. Its ongoing purpose is to represent the traditions and heritage of the American horse cavalry at military ceremonies and public events.[4]

1st Cavalry Division reported for its port call at Camp Stoneman, CA as follows:

Unit Staged Departed Arrived
HHT, 1st Cavalry Division 21 June 1943 26 June 11 July
HHT, 1st Cavalry Brigade 21 June 1943 3 July 24 July
HHT, 2nd Cavalry Brigade 18 June 1943 26 June 11 July
5th Cavalry Regiment 20 June 1943 2 July 24 July
7th Cavalry Regiment 18 June 1943 26 June 11 July
8th Cavalry Regiment 18 June 1943 26 June 11 July
12th Cavalry Regiment 20 June 1943 3 July 24 July
HHB, Division Artillery
61st Field Artillery Battalion 3 July 1943 24 July
82nd Field Artillery Battalion 4 June 1943 23 June
99th Field Artillery Battalion 23 May 1943 23 June
8th Engineer Squadron 23 May 1943 18 June
1st Medical Squadron
16th Quartermaster Squadron
7th Cavalry Recon Squadron 26 June 1943 11 July
1st Antitank Troop
1st Signal Troop
101st Unit Search and Rescue Team 10 May 1945

Combat chronicle[edit]

Although originally being part of the III Corps (which eventually participated in the European Theater), while training in the United States, most of the 1st Cavalry Division arrived in Australia as shown above, continued its training at Strathpine, Queensland, until 26 July, then moved to New Guinea to stage for the Admiralties campaign 22–27 February 1944. The division experienced its first combat in the Admiralty Islands, units landing at Los Negros on 29 February 1944. Momote airstrip was secured against great odds. Attacks by Japanese were thrown back, and the enemy force surrounded by the end of March. Nearby islands were taken in April and May. The division next took part in the invasion of Leyte, 20 October 1944, captured Tacloban and the adjacent airstrip, advanced along the north coast, and secured Leyte Valley, elements landing on and securing Samar Island. Moving down Ormoc Valley (in Leyte) and across the Ormoc plain, the division reached the west coast of Leyte 1 January 1945.

The division then invaded Luzon, landing in the Lingayen Gulf area 27 January 1945, and fought its way as a "flying column" to Manila by 3 February 1945. More than 3,000 civilian prisoners at the University of Santo Tomas, including more than 60 US Army nurses (some of the "Angels of Bataan and Corregidor") were liberated,[5] and the 1st Cavalry then advanced east of Manila by the middle of February before the city was cleared. On 20 February the division was assigned the mission of seizing and securing crossings over the Marikina River and securing the Tagaytay-Antipolo Line. After being relieved 12 March in the Antipolo area, elements pushed south into Batangas and provinces of Bicol Region together with recognized guerrillas. They mopped up remaining pockets of resistance in these areas in small unit actions. Resistance was officially declared at an end on 1 July 1945.

Casualties[edit]

Postwar[edit]

The division left Luzon 25 August 1945 for occupation duty in Japan, arriving in Yokohama 2 September 1945 and entering Tokyo 8 September, the first United States division to enter the Japanese capital. 101 unit was set up in May 1945 to search for the missing soldiers in the Second World War. The detachment consisted of two officers (a Captain MacColeman and a Lieutenant Foley) and 15 enlisted members (among them a Sergeant Ryan). The operation was successful, although it lasted three years. Occupation duty in Japan followed for the next five years.

Korean War[edit]

In the summer of 1950, North Korea attacked South Korea, and the 1st Cavalry Division was rushed to Korea to help shore up the Pusan Perimeter. From 26 to 29 July 1950, the 7th Cavalry Regiment, one of the division's three infantry regiments, killed at least 163 South Korean civilians in an incident now known as the No Gun Ri massacre, fearing North Korean infiltrators among with refugee groups. While the 7th Cavalry was directly responsible, Divisional commanders, including General Hobart R. Gay, had given them orders to do so.

After the X Corps attack at Incheon, a breakout operation was launched at the Pusan Perimeter. The division then joined the UN counteroffensive that recaptured most of South Korea by the end of September. The UN offensive was continued northwards, past Seoul, and across the 38th Parallelinto North Korea on 1 October. The momentum of the attack was maintained, and the race to the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, ended on 19 October when elements of the division and the Republic of Korea Army (ROK) 1st Infantry Divisioncaptured the city. The advance continued, but against unexpectedly stiffening resistance. The Chinese People's Volunteer Army (PVA) entered the war on the side of North Korea, making their first attacks in late October.

On 28 October 1950, Eighth Army commander General Walton Walker relieved the 1st Cavalry Division of its security mission in Pyongyang. The division's new orders were to pass through the ROK 1st Division's lines at Unsan and attack toward the Yalu River. Leading the way on the twenty-ninth, the 8th Cavalry regiment departed Pyongyang and reached Yongsan-dong that evening. The 5th Cavalry Regiment arrived the next morning, with the mission to protect the 8th Cavalry regiment's rear. With the arrival of the 8th Cavalry Regiment at Unsan on the 31st, the ROK 1st Division redeployed to positions northeast, east, and southeast of Unsan; the 8th Cavalry took up positions north, west, and south of the town. Meanwhile, the ROK 15th Regiment was desperately trying to hold its position east of the 8th Cavalry, across the Samt'an River.

During the afternoon of 1 November, the PVA attack north of Unsan gained strength against the ROK 15th Regiment and gradually extended to the right flank of the 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry. At nightfall, the 1st Battalion controlled the northern approaches to the Samt'an River, except for portions of the ROK 15th Regiment's zone on the east side. The battalion's position on the left was weak; there were not enough soldiers to extend the defensive line to the main ridge leading into Unsan. This left a gap between the 1st and 2nd Battalions. East of the Samt'an the ROK 15th Regiment was under heavy attack, and shortly after midnight it no longer existed as a combat force. At 19:30 on 1 November, the PVA 116th Division attacked the 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry, all along its line. At 21:00 PVA troops found the weak link in the ridgeline and began moving through it and down the ridge behind the 2nd Battalion, penetrating its right flank and encircling its left. Now both the 1st and 2nd Battalions were engaged by the enemy on several sides. Around midnight, the 8th Cavalry received orders to withdraw southward to Ipsok. At 01:30 on 2 November, no PVA activity was reported in the 3rd Battalion's sector south of Unsan. But as the 8th Cavalry withdrew, all three battalions became trapped by roadblocks made by the PVA 347th Regiment, 116th Division south of Unsan during the early morning hours. Members of the 1st Battalion who were able to escape reached the Ipsok area. A head count showed the battalion had lost about 15 officers and 250 enlisted men. Members of the 2nd Battalion, for the most part, scattered into the hills. Many of them reached the ROK lines near Ipsok. Others met up with the 3rd Battalion, the hardest hit. Around 03:00 the PVA launched a surprise attack on the battalion command post. Hand-to-hand fighting ensued for about half an hour before the PVA were driven from the area. The disorganized members of the 3rd Battalion formed a core of resistance around three tanks on the valley floor and held off the PVA until daylight. By that time, only six officers and 200 enlisted men were still able to function. More than 170 were wounded, and the number dead or missing were uncounted. Attempts by the 5th Cavalry to relieve the beleaguered battalion were unsuccessful, and the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry, soon ceased to exist as an organized force.[7]

Following the battle, there were disparaging rumors about the 1st Cavalry Division's fighting abilities, including a folk song of the time called "The Bug-Out Ballad".[8] The series of engagements were rumored to have given rise to the song were due (at least partly) to the myth that the division lost its unit colors.[9] Other Army and Marine units disparagingly described the division shoulder insignia as representing 'The horse they never rode, the river they never crossed, and the yellow speaks for itself'. Another version goes: "The shield they never carried, the horse they never rode, the bridge they never crossed, the line they never held, and the yellow is the reason why." The aforementioned ballad only lasted until the division which changed leadership proved itself in the months to come and during operation Crombez when the fifth relived Chipyong-ni.[10]

  • Division troops land at Pohang, Korea.

  • Cavalrymen holding a 2.36 in Bazooka.

  • Gun crew of a 105mm howitzer in action along the 1st Cavalry Division sector.

  • A Division observation post overlooks Hill 518, held by the North Koreans north of Waegwan. September 1950.

  • A .50 Cal. Machine gun squad of Co. E, 2nd Battalion, 7th Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, fires on North Koreans along the north bank of the Naktong River, 26 August 1950.

  • Capt. Emil Kapaun, right, a chaplain with the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, helps evacuate an exhausted soldier from the battlefield.

The 1st Cavalry Division remained in the line until it was relieved by the 45th Infantry Division from the United States Army National Guard in January 1952. Following the relief, the division returned to Japan. The division returned to Korea in 1957, where it remained until 1965.

Vietnam War[edit]

Air Cav (Airmobile) troopers, exiting from a "Huey" chopper, during stateside training.
1965 Organization of the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile)

The 1st Cavalry Division next fought in the Vietnam War. No longer a conventional infantry unit, the division had become an air assault division as the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), commonly referred to as the 1st Air Cavalry Division. The use of helicopters on such large scale as troop carriers, cargo lift ships, medevacs, and as aerial rocket artillery, was never before implemented, but by doing so it freed the infantry from the tyranny of terrain to attack the enemy at the time and place of its choosing. In 1965, colors and subordinate unit designations of the division were transferred from Korea to Fort Benning, Georgia, where they were used, along with separate elements of what had been the 2nd Infantry Division, to reflag the existing 11th Air Assault Division (Test) into the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile). Concurrently, the personnel and units of the 1st Cavalry Division, which remained in Korea, were used to reflag the division into a new 2nd Infantry Division.[11][12]

1st Cavalry Designation Previous Designation
HHC, 1st Cavalry Division HHC, 11th Air Assault Division (Test)
1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry
HHC, 1st Brigade HHC, 1st Brigade, 11th Air Assault Division (Test)
1st Battalion (Airborne), 8th Cavalry 1st Battalion (Airborne), 188th Infantry
2nd Battalion (Airborne), 8th Cavalry 1st Battalion (Airborne), 511th Infantry
1st Battalion (Airborne), 12th Cavalry 1st Battalion (Airborne), 187th Infantry
HHC, 2nd Brigade HHC, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division
1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry
2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry 2nd Battalion, 38th Infantry
2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry
HHC, 3rd Brigade HHC, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division
1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry 2d Battalion, 23d Infantry
2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry
5th Battalion, 7th Cavalry 1st Battalion, 11th Infantry
HHB, Division Artillery HHB, Division Artillery, 11th Air Assault Division (Test)
2nd Battalion (Airborne), 19th Artillery (105mm) 6th Battalion, 81st Artillery (105mm)
2nd Battalion, 20th Artillery (Aerial Rocket) 3rd Battalion, 377th Artillery (Aerial Rocket)
1st Battalion, 21st Artillery (105mm) 5th Battalion, 38th Artillery (105mm)
1st Battalion, 77th Artillery (105mm) 1st Battalion, 15th Artillery (105mm)
Battery E, 82nd Artillery (AVN) Battery E, 26th Artillery (AVN)
HHC & Band, Support Command HHC & Band, Support Command, 11th Air Assault Division (Test)
15th Medical Battalion 11th Medical Battalion
15th Supply & Services Battalion 408th Supply & Services Battalion
Aerial Equipment Supply Co (Airborne)/15th S&S Battalion 165th Aerial Equipment Supply Detachment (Airborne)
15th Administrative Company 11th Administrative Company
27th Maintenance Battalion 711th Maintenance Battalion
8th Engineer Battalion 127th Engineer Battalion
13th Signal Battalion 511th Signal Battalion
15th Transportation Battalion 611th Aircraft Maintenance & Supply Battalion
545th Military Police Company 11th Military Police Company
191st Military Intelligence Detachment 11th Military Intelligence Detachment
371st Army Security Agency Company Company C, 313th Army Security Agency Battalion

Shortly thereafter, the division began deploying to Camp Radcliff, An Khe, Vietnam, in the Central Highlands and was equipped with the new M16 rifle, the UH-1 troop carrier helicopter, UH-1C gunships, the CH-47 Chinook cargo helicopter, and the massive CH-54 Skycrane cargo helicopter. All aircraft carried insignia to indicate their battalion and company.[13]

  • A UH-1D helicopter climbs after discharging infantrymen.

  • 31 January 1968. Start of Tet Offensive as seen from LZ Betty's water tower, Quang Tri.

  • 4 April 1968. 1st Cav forces at LZ Stud, the staging area for Operation Pegasus.

  • 26 April 1968. Operation Delaware, second crashed helicopter on Signal Hill, A Shau Valley.

  • July 1968. Two 1st Cavalry Division LRP teams, Quang Tri.

  • Unknown Date. Tunnel rat preparing for entering Vietnamese Tunnel, Vietnam.

  • 1965. Photo of USS Boxer (CV-21/LPH-4) loaded with helicopters of the 1st Cavalry Division.

The division's first major operation was to help relieve the Siege of Plei Me near Pleiku and the pursuit of the withdrawing People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) which culminated in the Battle of Ia Drang, described in the book We Were Soldiers Once...And Young, was also the basis of the film We Were Soldiers. Because of that battle the division earned the Presidential Unit Citation (US), the first unit to receive such in the war. In 1966, the division attempted to root the communist Viet Cong (VC) and PAVN out of Bình Định Province with Operation Masher, Operation Crazy Horse and Operation Thayer. 1967 was then spent conducting Operation Pershing, a large scale search and destroy operation of PAVN/VC base areas in II Corps in which 5,400 PAVN/VC soldiers were killed and 2,000 captured. In Operation Jeb Stuart, January 1968, the division moved north to Camp Evans, north of Hue and on to Landing Zones Sharon and Betty, south of Quang Tri City, all in the I Corps Tactical Zone.[14]

27 January 1968. 1st Cavalry Division LRP at LZ Betty prelude to Tet.

In the early morning hours of 31 January 1968, the largest battle of the Vietnam War, the Tet Offensive, was launched by 84,000 PAVN/VC soldiers across South Vietnam. In the division's area of operation, the PAVN/VC forces seized most of the city of Huế. As the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, fought to cut off PAVN/VC reinforcements pouring into Huế, at Quang Tri City, five battalions, most from the 324th Division, attacked the city and LZ Betty (Headquarters 1st Brigade). To stop allied troops from intervening, three other PAVN/VC infantry battalions deployed as blocking forces, all supported by a 122mm-rocket battalion and two heavy-weapons companies armed with 82mm mortars and 75mm recoilless rifles. After intense fighting, 900 PAVN/VC soldiers were killed in and around Quang Tri City and LZ Betty. However, across South Vietnam, 1,000 Americans, 2,100 South Vietnamese, 14,000 civilians, and 32,000 PAVN/VC were killed.[14]

In March 1968 the division shifted forces to LZ Stud, the staging area for Operation Pegasus to break the siege of the Marine's Khe Sanh Combat Base—the second largest battle of the war. All three brigades participated in this airmobile operation, along with a Marine armor thrust. US Air Force B-52s alone dropped more than 75,000 tons of bombs on PAVN soldiers from the 304th and 325th Divisions encroaching the combat base in trenches. As these two elite enemy divisions, with history at Dien Bien Phu and the Ia Drang Valley, depleted, the division leapfrogged west, clearing Route 9, until at 0:800 hours 8 April, the 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry, linked-up with Marines at the combat base, ending the 77-day siege.[14][15]

LRPs on Signal Hill directing artillery on enemy trucks in valley.

On 19 April 1968, as the 2nd Brigade continued pushing west to the Laotian border, the 1st and 3rd Brigades (about 11,000 men and 300 helicopters) swung southwest and air assaulted A Shau Valley, commencing Operation Delaware. The PAVN was a well-trained, equipped, and led force. They turned A Shau into a formidable sanctuary —complete with PT76 tanks; powerful crew-served 37mm antiaircraft cannons, some radar controlled; twin-barreled 23mm cannons; and scores of 12.7mm heavy machine guns. A long-range penetration operation was launched by members of the Division's long-range reconnaissance patrol (LRP) against the PAVN when they seized "Signal Hill"—the name attributed to the peak of Dong Re Lao Mountain, a densely forested 4,879 feet (1,487 m) mountain midway in the valley—so the 1st and 3rd Brigades, slugging it out hidden deep behind the mountains, could communicate with Camp Evans near the coast or with approaching aircraft.[16][17]

Despite hundreds of B-52 and jet air strikes, the PAVN forces shot down a C-130, a CH-54, two Chinooks, and nearly two dozen UH-1 Hueys. Many more were lost in accidents or damaged by ground fire. The division also suffered more than 100 dead and 530 wounded in the operation. Bad weather aggravated the loss by causing delays in troop movements, allowing a substantial number of PAVN to escape to safety in Laos. Still, the PAVN lost more than 800 dead, a tank, 70 trucks, two bulldozers, 30 flamethrowers, thousands of rifles and machine guns, and dozens of antiaircraft cannons. They also lost tons of ammunition, explosives, medical supplies and foodstuffs.[16]

In mid-May 1968 Operation Delaware ended, however, the division continued tactical operations in I Corps as well as local pacification and "medcap" (medical outreach programs to local Vietnamese). In the autumn of 1968, the division relocated south to Phước Vĩnh Base Camp northeast of Saigon.[14] In May 1970, the division participated in the Cambodian Incursion, withdrawing from Cambodia on 29 June. Thereafter, the division took a defensive posture while US troops withdrawals continued from Vietnam. On 29 April 1971 the bulk of the division was withdrawn to Fort Hood, Texas, but its 3rd Brigade remained as one of the final two major US ground combat units in Vietnam, departing 29 June 1972. However, its 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, Task Force Garry Owen, remained another two months.[18]

In the Vietnam War, the division suffered more casualties than any other army division: 5,444 men killed in action and 26,592 wounded in action.[14][19][20] However, the First Marine Division suffered 7,012 men killed in action and the Third Marine Division suffered 6,869 men killed in action.[21][22]

Air Cavalry troops serving in the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile)[edit]

This list of air cavalry troops is alphabetical by regiment, per the U.S. Army Combat Arms Regimental System, known as CARS, in use from 1957 to 1981. Under this system the unit nomenclature "regiment" was not used to designate the lineage of companies/batteries/troops or their parent battalions/squadrons. However, there were five armored cavalry regiments (ACRs) not organized under CARS, these units, including the 11th ACR, retained the "regiment" nomenclature in their official designation.

Air Troops (1957–81)

Components
  • D Troop (Air), 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry
  • D Troop (Air), 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry
  • D Troop (Air), 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry
  • D Troop (Air), 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry
  • F Troop (Air), 4th Cavalry
  • D Troop (Air), 3rd Squadron, 5th Cavalry
  • F Troop (Air), 8th Cavalry
  • B Troop (Air), 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry
  • C Troop (Air), 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry
  • F Troop (Air), 9th Cavalry (also known as H Troop (Air), 16th Cavalry)
  • D Troop (Air), 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry
  • H Troop (Air), 10th Cavalry
  • Air Cavalry Troop, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
  • C Troop (Air), 16th Cavalry
  • D Troop (Air), 17th Cavalry
  • H Troop (Air), 17th Cavalry

Cold War service and REFORGER Exercise[edit]

See also: NORTHAG wartime structure in 1989 § 1st Cavalry Division

1971–1974 Organization of the 1st Cavalry Division (TRICAP)
1st Cavalry Division structure 1989 (click to enlarge)

When the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) departed Vietnam, its colors were retained by reflagging the existing 1st Armored Division at Fort Hood as the "new" 1st Cavalry Division, configured as an armored division. Concurrently, the colors of the 1st Armored Division were transferred to Germany where the 4th Armored Division was reflagged as the 1st Armored Division.

In the aftermath of Vietnam, the 1st Cavalry Division was converted from an airmobile light infantry role into a triple capabilities (TRICAP) division. The unit received an infusion of mechanized infantry and artillery, to make it capable of missions needing three types of troops; armored, airmobility, and air cavalry.

In the post-Vietnam era, morale in the US Army waned. In response, from 1973 through 1979 HQDA permitted local commanders to encourage morale-enhancing uniform distinctions. Consequently, many units embraced various colored berets, for example armor and armored cavalry units often adopted the black beret. Similarly many other units including the First Cavalry Division embraced various colored berets in an attempt to improve dwindling morale. The First Cav decided to assign various colored berets to the three major TRICAP and division support units. In this implementation, armored cavalry, airmobile infantry units, air cavalry units, division artillery units, and division support units all wore different colored berets, including black, light blue, kelly green, and red.

However, the TRICAP concept was short-lived, and by 1975, the division was equipped as a two-brigade armored division with its third brigade provided by the Mississippi Army National Guard's 155th Armored Brigade from 1984–1991.

The division participated in numerous REFORGER exercises, and was used to test new doctrinal concepts and equipment, including the XM-1 tank. The unit assignment and structure changed significantly, notably when 1st Battalion, 9th Cavalry, the division's most famous unit, was inactivated. The 13th Signal Battalion fielded mobile subscriber equipment (MSE), a secure digital communications system for corps and below units.

Middle East in 1990s[edit]

Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm[edit]

Battle plan for the first Gulf War, with the 1st Cavalry Division attacking through the center of the main force.

The 1st Cavalry next fought as a heavy division, during Operation Desert Storm[23] in January and February 1991. It participated in the Battle of Norfolk. The 1st Cavalry Division deployed in October 1990 as part of VII Corps. The division's 'round-out' formation, the 155th Armored Brigade was not deployed in a surprise political decision.[citation needed] It was planned to augment the division by attaching the Tiger Brigade from the 2nd Armored Division, but that brigade was attached to the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force (1st & 2nd Marine Divisions) to add heavy armor support to that force. Consequently, the 1st Cavalry Division was assigned the role of the VII Corps' reserve for much of the ground war, but was crucial in the movement of ground forces to the Kuwaiti and west Saudi Arabian theaters by making two assaults into Iraqi held territory with the division's Black Jack Brigade moving north drawing Iraqi divisions out of Kuwait to support the Iraqi units defending in Iraq. This movement was led by the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry, from the Wadi Al-Batien to just north of Basra through several Iraqi divisions before stopping. The assault by M1 Abrams main battle tanks, M2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles, and other support vehicles moved much faster than was thought possible, catching the Iraqi Army off guard.

The 13th Signal Battalion was the first unit in the U.S. Army to deploy mobile subscriber equipment (MSE) into combat.[citation needed] Installing, operating, and maintaining communications equipment to support a communications network spanning over 280 kilometers, the 13th Signal Battalion again provided the division's communications. 13th Signal Battalion was the first unit in the U.S. Army to provide digital communications in Southwest Asia. It was a gateway link from the Port of Dammam to the U.S. Army XVIII Airborne Corps Headquarters.

After the division returned from Kuwait, the 1st "Tiger" Brigade, 2d Armored Division was reflagged as the 3d Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division (separate lineage).[24] In response to the continued hostile movements by the Iraqi Armed Forces after Desert Storm, the U.S. Department of Defense ordered successive Operation Intrinsic Action deployments by combat brigades and special forces units to the Iraq/Kuwait border. The 1st Cavalry's three brigades contributed heavily to the decade-long deployments from 1992–2002.[citation needed]

Bosnia-Herzegovina[edit]

The 1st Cavalry Division took control of the U.S. peacekeeping contingent in Bosnia-Herzegovina with approximately 6,900 personnel on 20 June 1998, as part of the multinational Stabilization Force (SFOR). 1st Brigade served for Rotation SFOR 4. 2nd Brigade served for Rotation SFOR 5. 2nd Brigade was alerted for action during the Russian move from Bosnia to the Pristina International Airport in June 1999, but no action was ultimately taken after consultation at the highest levels in NATO. In August 1999, the 10th Mountain Division took over operations in the Tuzla/Multinational Division North area.

2001–present: War on Terror[edit]

Elements of the division arrived in Washington, D.C., shortly after the 11 September attacks.

Iraq[edit]

Soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division engaging insurgents in the Battle of Baqubah, 14 March 2007.

In October 2001 an advance party of a division brigade combat team was deployed to the Iraq/Kuwait border. Some divisional units participated in the initial 2003 invasion of Iraq.[25] The division in its entirety deployed to Iraq in January 2004, sending an initial detachment of the 9th Cavalry Regiment into combat in September 2003. The 1st Cavalry relieved the 1st Armored Division in Baghdad. Among its subordinate formations were: Louisiana's 256th Infantry Brigade; Arkansas' 39th Infantry Brigade; element of A Company, 28th Signal Battalion; elements of Washington's 81st Armored Brigade; and the 2d Battalion, 162nd Infantry (Oregon Army National Guard), and Company E (Air Traffic Control Services), 126th Aviation, MA ARNG. After spending more than a year in Iraq, it redeployed back to the US by April 2005. It was relieved by the 3d Infantry Division. Division Artillery (DIVARTY) was organized as the 5th BCT. It contained HHB, DIVARTY; 1–7 CAV; 1–8 CAV; 1–21 FA; and the 515th FSB (Provisional). The division fought in many key battles against insurgents, including the Second Battle of Fallujah in 2004, where the 2nd Brigade Combat Team engaged in house to house intense urban combat to root out enemy cells in the city. During its OIF2 deployment division assigned and attached personnel numbered approximately 40,000. 168 personnel were killed in action, with approximately 1,500 wounded.

The division assumed duties as Headquarters, Multi-National Division – Baghdad from November 2006 to December 2007. 4th Brigade Combat Team, activated in 2005, arrived in Ninawa Governorate in October and November 2006. However, 2–12 Cavalry was detached, deployed to Baghdad to augment the division efforts there.

The 3d Brigade Combat Team, "Greywolf", deployed to the Diyala Province in September 2006 and fought in the Battle of Baqubah as a part of the Iraq War troop surge of 2007.

The division assumed duties as the Headquarters, Multi-National Division – Baghdad Jan 2009– Jan 2010. The deployment was extended by 23 days past the one year mark.

The 4th Brigade Combat Team "Long Knife" deployed to Mosul, Nineva Province, September 2010 to September 2011.

Operation Enduring Freedom – Afghanistan (2001–2014)[edit]

In November 2001, elements of the 1st Cavalry Division (3d Platoon, 545th MP CO, originally assigned to 2d Brigade "BlackJack" 1st Cav) deployed to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom – Afghanistan.

In May 2011, the division headquarters deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and assumed command of Regional Command East, replacing the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). The 1st Infantry Division HQ took command of RC-East on 19 April 2012.

In June 2014, the division headquarters returned to Afghanistan and assumed command of Regional Command South, replacing the 4th Infantry Division.

In October 2014, the division flag returned to Fort Hood, leaving its Deputy Commanding General behind as the new Train Advise Assist Command South.

Operation Enduring Freedom – Afghanistan (OEF-A) ended in late 2014.[26]

Operation Freedom's Sentinel (2015–present)[edit]

After the completion of Operation Enduring Freedom – Afghanistan, the new US deployment to Afghanistan was known as Operation Freedom's Sentinel.[26]

In June 2015, the division element in TAAC South was relieved by an element from the 7th Infantry Division Headquarters.

In September 2016, the 1st Cavalry Division Headquarters deployed again to Afghanistan, this time with the 1st Cavalry Division Sustainment Brigade alongside it.[27][28] The headquarters serves as the United States Forces – Afghanistan National Support Element, and is also responsible for Bagram Airfield, the largest US military base in Afghanistan. It supports forces serving in the United States' Operation Freedom's Sentinel and NATO's Resolute Support Mission, enabling both the international effort to train, advise, and assist the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces and the counterterrorism fight. The 1st Cavalry Division Sustainment Brigade also supports both Operation Freedom's Sentinel and Resolute Support, and is the Army's only currently-deployed active duty Sustainment Brigade.

Operation Inherent Resolve[edit]

The division's 3d BCT deployed in February 2017 to Kuwait,[29] and elements of 3ABCT supported operations in Iraq to retake Mosul from ISIS.

Global missions[edit]

The 1st Cavalry Division currently holds three of the active Army's ten armored brigade combat teams. The division provides the Army and Combatant Commanders with trained and ready forces.

In April 2014, 2–5 Cavalry from 1st BCT, 1CD deployed to Europe to support Operation Combined Resolve II, a NATO exercise in southeastern Germany.[30] In October 2014, 1CD returned to Europe to support its NATO partners in another pair of exercises, this time participating in Operations Combined Resolve III and Atlantic Resolve with the majority of 1ABCT.[31][32]

A battalion task force from the Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division deployed to Germany in November 2015; it participated in Atlantic Resolve, then stayed in Germany for the next nine months to provide aviation support to US and NATO forces across Europe.[33][34]

In June 2015, the 2d BCT was the first rotational brigade deployed to South Korea,[35] relieving the 1st BCT, 2d Infantry Division as it inactivated. The 2d BCT deployed for nine months; in February 2016, the Army called on the First Team again, and the 2d BCT was replaced by the 1st BCT on another nine-month rotation.

Current structure[edit]

1st Cavalry Division organization 2021

On 15 July 2005, the 1st Cavalry Division transitioned to the Unit of Action modified table of organization and equipment (MTOE). No longer are there battalion-sized elements made up purely of armor and/or infantry battalions. Brigades are now composed of combined arms battalions, meaning every maneuver battalion combines infantry and armor, excluding the reconnaissance squadrons. The division's artillery battalions are assigned to all three of the Brigade Combat Teams.

Combat service identification badge of the United States Army 1st Cavalry Division.svg

1st Cavalry Division consists of a division headquarters and headquarters battalion, three armored brigade combat teams, a division artillery, a combat aviation brigade, and a division sustainment brigade.

  • 1st Cavalry Division - Distinctive Unit Insignia.svg Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion "Maverick"[36][37]
  • 1st Brigade Combat Team (BCT), "Ironhorse"[1][38]
  • 2d BCT "Black Jack"
  • 3d BCT "Greywolf"[1]
the 1st Cavalry Division's Combat Aviation Brigade performs a mock charge with the horse detachment.

The 4th Brigade Combat Team "Long Knife" inactivated in October 2013 the following units: the Special Troops Battalion, 4th BCT; the 5th Battalion, 82nd Artillery; and 27th Brigade Support Battalion, with some of the companies of the latter two used to augment artillery and support battalions in the remaining three BCTs. The 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry joined the 2d Brigade Combat Team, the 2d Battalion, 7th Cavalry joined the 3d Brigade Combat Team and the 2d Battalion, 12th Cavalry joined the 1st Brigade Combat Team. The 3d Cavalry Regiment was subordinate to the division until March 2017.[46]

Shoulder sleeve insignia[edit]

The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved 3 January 1921, with several variations in colors of the bend and horse's head to reflect the subordinate elements of the division. The design was authorized for wear by all subordinate elements of the division on 11 December 1934, and previous authorization for the variations was canceled. The insignia is worn subdued on field uniforms after experience in the Vietnam War, where the gold was too conspicuous. Normally, the gold is changed to the base color of the uniform to subdue it.[47] With the retirement of the green "Class A" uniform in October 2015, only the subdued version of the SSI is worn, on the ACU's left sleeve.

It consists on a yellow, triangular Normanshield with rounded corners 5.25 inches (133 mm) in height overall, a black diagonal stripe extends over the shield from upper left to lower right, and in the upper right a black horse's head cuts off diagonally at the neck, all within a 0.125-in green border.

Yellow was chosen because it is the traditional cavalry color, and the horse's head refer to the division's original cavalry structure. Black, symbolic of iron, alludes to the transition to tanks and armor. The black diagonal stripe represents a sword baldric and is a mark of military honor; it also implies movement "up the field" and thus symbolizes aggressive elan and attack. The one diagonal bend and the one horse's head also allude to the division's numerical designation.

Distinctive unit insignia[edit]

Description: A metal and enameled device, 1 inch in height overall, consisting of a gold-colored Norman shield with a black horse's head couped in sinisterchief, and a black bendcharged with two five-pointed stars. Properly: Or, on a bend sable two stars of five points Or, in chief sinister a sable couped horse head, a border vert

Symbolism: The device is a miniature reproduction of the 1st Cavalry Division's shoulder sleeve insignia with the addition of two five-pointed stars. The Division Commander and the Division Staff wore the distinctive insignia design from 1922 to 1934 as a shoulder sleeve insignia.

Background: The distinctive unit insignia was approved 25 August 1965.

The Flag of the 1st Cavalry Division is a white field with the distinctive yellow triangular Norman shield with rounded corners, a black diagonal stripe extending over the shield from upper left to lower right and in the upper right a silhouetted horse's head cut off diagonally at the neck with a green border.[48]

Awards and decorations[edit]

Campaign credit[edit]

Unit decorations[edit]

In popular culture[edit]

  • The 1st Cavalry Division is featured in the 1979 film Apocalypse Now (1–9 Cavalry).
  • The 1986 film Platoon is an extrapolation of director (and 1st Cavalry Division veteran) Oliver Stone's experiences in Vietnam. The characters of Sgt. Elias K. Grodin (Willem Dafoe) and S/Sgt. Robert Barnes (Tom Berenger) were real soldiers. Juan Angel Elias died in combat in Quang Tri Province, Vietnam, on 29 May 1968, serving with the 2nd Platoon, Company E, 52nd Inf. (LRP), and John Barnes, served in the same platoon at the same time and retired from the Army as a SGM. In the film, Elias wears the 1st Cavalry Division's unit insignia as his combat patch (the unit depicted in the film is: B Co, 3-22IN, 3d BDE, 25th ID—Stone having served with both divisions).
  • The 1992 book We Were Soldiers Once… And Young, along with its 2002 film adaptation, follows the 1st Battalion of the 7th Cavalry Regiment during the Battle of Ia Drang.
  • In the 2012 movie Men in Black 3, the guardsman protecting the Apollo 11 launch site is part of this division.
  • The 1st Cavalry Division was depicted in the National Geographic Channel miniseries, "The Long Road Home (miniseries)," created by Mikko Alanne. The miniseries was based on the 2007 book The Long Road Home: A Story of War and Family by Martha Raddatz. The miniseries premiered on 7 November 2017, on National Geographic.
  • The Army football team honored the 1st Cavalry Division in the 2019 Army-Navy Game with special uniforms.[49]
  • In the 1981 "Stripes (film)", the character Sergeant Hulka is wearing a 1st Cavalry Division patch on his right arm.

Notable former members[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ abcd"Special Unit Designations". United States Army Center of Military History. 21 April 2010. Archived from the original on 9 June 2010. Retrieved 23 June 2010.
  2. ^"News Release: Army Announces Divisions to Remain in the 10-Division Force". Defense.gov. 12 March 2009. Archived from the original on 2 March 2010. Retrieved 13 November 2011.
  3. ^"Component Elements of the 1st Cavalry Divisions in World War II". US Army Center of Military History. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
  4. ^"The Horse Cavalry Detachment". Hood.army.mil. Archived from the original on 2 November 2011. Retrieved 13 November 2011.
  5. ^50th Anniversary Commemorative Album of the Flying Column 1945–1995: The Liberation of Santo Tomas Internment Camp 3 February 1945, by Rose Contey-Aiello (1995) (ISBN 0-9645150-0-8; ISBN 978-0-9645150-0-0); G. Ward and K. Burns, The War: An Intimate History, 1941–1945, p. 342 (Alfred A. Knopf 2007)
  6. ^ abcdeArmy Battle Casualties and Nonbattle Deaths, Final Report (Statistics and Accounting Branch, Office of the Adjutant General, 1 June 1953)
  7. ^Capt. Scott Kuhn (29 October 2018) 1st Cavalry Division Soldier missing since Korean War laid to rest 3rd Bn, 8th Cav Regiment. Missing since 2 November 1950, remains repatriated July 2018.
  8. ^"The Bug-Out Ballad". Sniff.numachi.com. Retrieved 13 November 2011.
  9. ^"Loss of Colors". United States Army Center of Military History. Archived from the original on 9 June 2010. Retrieved 13 July 2010.
  10. ^interview one of the 23 of 160 men of the 5th cav who rode into Chipyon-ni on the deck of the tanks of task force Crombez
  11. ^Flanagan, p. 378.
  12. ^http://www.first-team.us/tableaux/chapt_07/ Reflagging the Division for Vietnam
  13. ^vietnam-hueys.tripod.com
  14. ^ abcdeAnkony, Robert C. (2008). Lurps: A Ranger's Diary of Tet, Khe Sanh, A Shau, and Quang Tri. Hamilton Books. ISBN .
  15. ^Tolson, John, Lt. Gen., Vietnam Studies: Airmobility 1961–1971, Department of the Army, Washington, D.C., 1973.
  16. ^ abAnkony, Robert C. (October 2008). "No Peace in the Valley". Vietnam Magazine. pp. 26–31.
  17. ^Stanton, Shelby, Anatomy of a Division: The 1st Cav in Vietnam, Presidio Press, Novato, CA, 1987:146.
  18. ^Stanton, Shelby, Anatomy of a Division: The 1st Cav in Vietnam, Presidio Press, Novato, CA, 1987.
  19. ^Lt. Gen. Tolson, John J. Vietnam Studies: Airmobility 1961 – 1971, Department of the Army, Washington, D.C. (1973).
  20. ^Stanton, Shelby, L., Anatomy of a Division: The 1st Cav in Vietnam, Presidio Press, CA (1987).
  21. ^CDR Kenneth Davis, US Navy (ret), and associates of the Coffelt Database of Vietnam casualties.
  22. ^Carpenter, William, and Robert Ankony, "First Casualties: First Cav LRRPs," CFM Research, Nov. 2015.
  23. ^AR 600-8-27, p. 26 paragraph 9–14 & p. 28 paragraph 2–14
  24. ^"Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division | Lineage and Honors | U.S. Army Center of Military History".
  25. ^"Apaches are the attack helicopters of choice in Iraqi battle". Odessa American. Associated Press. 24 March 2003.
  26. ^ ab"Meet Operation Freedom's Sentinel, the Pentagon's new mission in Afghanistan". Washington Post. 29 December 2014.
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This is how the Army prepares tanks and other vehicles for display

Anyone who has been through a Motorpool Monday can attest to the fact that it takes a lot of time and effort to maintain military vehicles in good working order. The same can be said for preparing these vehicles for display. Before the Army restores vehicles for preservation, they go through an extensive restoration and research process.

This is how the Army prepares tanks and other vehicles for display

Gary Pasley is a senior painter with the 407th Army Field Support Battalion’s Tactical Automotive Section at Fort Hood, Texas. “I was that kid that would put model cars together and paint them,” Pasley told Fort Hood Public Affairs. “I get to do it for real now.” He is one of four experts working on restoring military vehicles for display at the National Mounted Warrior Museum which is replacing the 1st Cavalry Division Museum. Currently under construction, the new museum will be located near the post’s main gate and is scheduled for a soft opening in 2022.

In order to preserve vehicles and prepare them for display, the TAS puts in a lot of hard work. Once vehicles are received, TAS strips them down to the bare metal before applying fresh coats of paints. However, additional work is often necessary to bring them to presentation level. “It’s old equipment, so sometimes we have to do some welding, some fabricating, trying to make them look as original as we can,” Rex Wheeler, supervisor for the TAS, explained to Fort Hood Public Affairs. “The worst part is cleaning them up because they’re usually pretty rusted or the paint is chipping off. It’s a pretty daunting task.”

This is how the Army prepares tanks and other vehicles for display

Each vehicle takes approximately 300 hours to restore. This can take even longer if interior restoration is involved. Moreover, TAS conducts extensive historical research to ensure that the vehicles are accurately restored and preserved. “We try to make sure the details are right, especially for the museum pieces. Getting the period correct, especially with the lettering, the stenciling, the paint job and the colors is time consuming. We do a lot of research,” Wheeler said. “The paint schemes are determined based on the period they served in. You might have four M1s, but they’ve served in different areas and times, so that depends on how they’re painted.”

One example of this attention to historic detail is a Caiman Plus MRAP that was recently restored by TAS. The MRAP was assigned to Company C, 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. Before leaving Iraq at the Khabari Crossing on Dec. 18, 2011, the unit hand-painted “LAST VEHICLE OUT OF IRAQ” on its side. After sanding the MRAP down for restoration, TAS took extensive measures to ensure that it was repainted exactly as it did when it left Iraq nearly a decade earlier; hand-written lettering and all. The historic vehicle is expected to be showcased in the National Mounted Warrior Museum when it opens.

This is how the Army prepares tanks and other vehicles for display

Preserving the Army’s history requires top professionals and the experts at TAS are up to the task. “It’s about attention to detail,” Wheeler said. “I definitely have a good team. These guys do a fabulous job.”

Источник: https://www.wearethemighty.com/featured/this-is-how-the-army-prepares-tanks-and-other-vehicles-for-display/

Chuck Norris got up close and personal with an Abrams tank while visiting Fort Hood in Texas

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  • Norris, an Air Force veteran, visited members of the 1st Cavalry Division, some of whom will appear in the series.
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What happens when martial arts legend Chuck Norris explores an M1A2 Abrams main battle tank?

You'll have to wait until July to find out, since that's when a documentary hosted by the "Walker, Texas Ranger" star will air.

Norris was at Fort Hood, Texas, on Tuesday to film a documentary series, according to the Killeen Daily Herald.

The 79-year-old actor and Air Force veteran also spent some time with soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment.

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Norris will host the series, which will feature some of the soldiers who met him during his visit, according to the division.

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Fort Hood, Texas

Fort Hood is the U.S. Army post which is home to III Corps and First Army Division West. Fort Hood had more than 50,000 when counted as part of the 2010 United States Census. Some have qualified Fort Hood’s size in the past by stating it is thought to be the “largest base in the free world.” In any case, it’s an impressive amount of troops, civilians, and contractors.

Find information about Fort Hood including the main commercial and DSN numbers for the base, information on basic services, base transportation, lodging for TDY and PCSing personnel, and inprocessing.

Mission & Units

Fort Hood is the headquarters of III Corps and First Army Division West. The base provides support for the 1st Cavalry Division and the 3rd Cavalry Regiment and many other operations. Fort Hood provides infrastructure support, as well as enabling training and readiness support. This installation is known for training and testing new equipment and ways to use it.

Important missions and units at Fort Hood include:

  • 3th Finance Management Center
  • 13th Sustainment Command
  • 1st Army, Division West
  • 1st Cavalry Division
  • 1st Medical Brigade
  • 21st Cavalry Brigade
  • 36th Engineer Brigade
  • 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment
  • 407th Army Field Support Brigade
  • 41st Fires Brigade
  • 48th Chemical Brigade, 20th SUPCOM
  • 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade (504th BfSB
  • 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade
  • 85th Civil Affairs Brigade
  • 89th Military Police Brigade
  • Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center
  • III Corps (COC)
  • Operational Test Command (OTC)
  • Warrior Transition Unit

History

Fort Hood is, compared to other Army bases started during the American Revolution or the Civil War, comparatively new. During World War Two, the Army determined it needed wide-open spaces to develop anti-tank measures against German armored units. 

Killeen, Texas was selected as the site that would serve as a new Tank Destroyer Tactical and Firing Center, which opened for business in 1942 as Camp Hood–unfortunately named after a Confederate General named John Bell Hood, a commander of the Texas Brigade during the Civil War. 

During World War Two, Camp Hood was home for approximately 40,000 troops, and some four thousand POWs. At its peak, Fort Hood housed more than 90,000.

2nd Armored remained at Hood until it was deactivated after the Cold War. Camp Hood was used post-war as an armored training center and was redesignated as Fort Hood in 1950. Four years later in 1954, the post would begin to fulfill its modern destiny when III Corps relocated from California to Fort Hood. Come 1958, Fort Hood would receive one of its most famous trainees, Elvis Presley, who began his duty there on March 28, 1958. 

In 1959, III Corps was inactivated. But in 1961, Fort Hood and III Corps were together again. Fort Hood would train and deploy troops to the conflict in Vietnam, and later in Southwest Asia for support of missions like Operation Desert Shield.

Fort Hood has been the center of some controversy; a number of incidents including terror attacks, mysterious deaths, and missing soldiers has brought the media spotlight to the base in some unexpected ways. A timeline of notable incidents at Fort Hood includes the following:

2007: Lawrence George Sprader, Jr is found dead after having gone missing during a military exercise. Sprader is said to have died from causes including hyperthermia and dehydration. An Army investigation is said to have uncovered misconduct, violation of procedure, and other issues. According to some sources, some two dozen military members were injured or required medical attention as a result of these violations.

2009: Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan opens fire at the Fort Hood Soldier Readiness Center, killing 13 and wounding more than 30 others on November 5. Hasan was convicted of thirteen counts of premeditated murder. He was also found guilty of thirty-two counts of attempted premeditated murder. Hasan was given the death sentence.

2011: Private First Class Naser Jason Abdo goes AWOL, and is later arrested near Fort hood. Abdo is alleged to have made a statement indicating he intended to attack his fellow soldiers. He was tried and later given a life sentence.

2014: In april, Iraq war veteran Ivan Lopez shot 19 people and then died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His actions killed three people. 

2015: Sergeant First Class Gregory McQueen is dishonorably discharged for organizing a prostitution ring. Prior to his arrest, McQueen had worked at Fort Hood as the Sexual Assualt Prevention Officer.

2020: Fort Hood becomes embroiled in two controversies; one surrounding the name of the installation itself (as mentioned above, Fort Hood is named after a Confederate general), and another over the disappearance and killing of Private First Class Vanessa Guillén. Fort Hood experienced protests and media attention. 

Among the facts in this case are the complaints that Guillén was sexually harassed by a higher-ranking enlisted non-commissioned officer. Guillén disappeared in late April 2020, her body would not be located until July 2, 2020. A person of interest in the murder, fellow soldier Aaron David Robinson, committed suicide as he was contacted by police about the case.

Contacts

Main Base Address And Phone Number

Fort Hood
Bldg. 36000, Darnall Loop
2nd Floor
Killeen, TX 76544

Important Fort Hood Contact Numbers

  • Post Operator (254) 287-1110
  • Reporting In (254) 287-3832
  • Chaffee Child development Center (254) 287-4749
  • Army Medical Center (254) 288-8000
  • Actus Lend Lease-Housing (254) 287-3704
  • Barracks/Single Service Members Housing (254) 286-7705
  • Government Housing Office (254) 287-4212
  • Temp. Lodging (254) 532-8233
  • Employment Readiness Branch (254) 288-2089
  • Soldier Readiness IN/OUT Processing (254) 287-2223
  • ID/CAC Card Processing (254) 287-5670
  • Claims (254) 287-2599
  • Legal Assistance Office (254) 287-7901
  • Tax Center (254) 288-5040
  • Victim Advocate Program (254) 287-3583
  • Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center (254) 287-8000
  • Family Child Care (FCC) (254) 287-5448
  • School Age Services (SAS) (254) 287-7950
  • School Liaison Office (254) 288-7946
  • Copeland Soldier Service Center (254) 287-8502
  • Loan Closet (254) 287-4471
  • Relocation Readiness Program (254) 287-4471
  • Transition (254) 287-3513
  • Transportation Office (254) 287-4515
  • Copeland Soldier Service Center (254) 287-3832
  • Marvin Leath Visitors Center (254) 287-9909

Surrounding Area

The Killeen area features much to do in the great outdoors; the options include ATV parks, the Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area, and three golf options thanks to The Courses Of Clear Creek.

Fort Hood is roughly two and a half hours from the Dallas/Fort Worth area, and a little over an hour from Austin, Texas. Austin bills itself the live music capital of the world and it’s hard to argue with that assertion. The city’s legendary music scene includes 6th Street bars and restaurants, the Grand Ole Opry, and Stubbs BBQ with its impressive live stage and selection of local barbecue favorites.

And there is plenty to explore in Dallas/Fort Worth. AT&T Stadium in Dallas is home to the Dallas Cowboys and regular NFL events. Live theater options include the Jubilee Theatre in Fort Worth, and the Texas Civil War Museum there features a twice-daily cattle drive. If you have a fascination for the paranormal, try the Fort Worth Ghost Bus tour to get a taste of Texas history combined with some believe-it-or-don’t Texas ghost stories.

Inprocessing and Check-In

All new arrivals are directed to check-in at the Copeland Soldier Service Center, which is open 24 hours a day. A copy of PCS orders are required at check-in time along with medical and dental records. All check-ins during normal duty hours must be accomplished in uniform. 

Those who are in the area on Permissive TDY orders must check in at the center to get a stamp on your DA Form 31. These travelers must also check in with the Fort Hood Housing Office. Call them at  (254) 287-4212 for more information. Those who are PCSing or are at Fort Hood TDY from other branches of military service should contact the gaining unit for check-in instructions.

Services

Health Care

Healthcare services at Fort Hood are provided by the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, which features a 128-bed hospital, five primary care clinics and 22 specialty clinics. 

Specialty clinics include:

  • Allergy / Immunology
  • Audiology/Speech Therapy
  • Chiropractic Clinic at Monroe TMC
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine Clinic
  • Lasik Clinic
  • Neurology
  • Nutrition Clinic
  • Occupational Therapy Clinic
  • Optometry Clinic
  • Ophthalmology Clinic
  • Oral Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pediatric Clinic
  • Physical Medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology (R&R Center)
  • Pulmonary / Respiratory
  • Social Work
  • Soldier Medical Readiness Center
  • Sports Medicine Clinic
  • Substance Abuse
  • Surgery
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic
  • Urology
  • Women’s Health Center (Ob/Gyn)

Healthcare at the Darnall Medical Center and its clinics requires enrollment in TRICARE.

Child Care

There are multiple Child Development Center locations at Fort Hood; care is offered for children between the ages of six weeks and five years. Full day care, hourly care, and before/after school care options are available.

The Fort Hood official site encourages those with PCS orders to the base to visit MilitaryChildCare.com to initiate the process but you are still required to register your child with Fort Hood Child & Youth Services prior to placement. Call 254-287-8029 for more information

There are also childcare options via the Family Child Care (FCC) program which offers on-base care in approved military family housing by screened providers. To learn more about FCC options at Fort Hood, call the FCC office at 254-553-4620.

Household Goods

All inbound personnel PCSing to Fort Hood are directed to track and manage their household goods shipments to Texas via the Defense Personal Property System at Move.mil. You can get local assistance from the Fort Hood Inbound Personal Property office; call them at 254-287-7812.

Dependent And Retiree ID Card Renewal, Replacement, New Issue

ID card services at Fort Hood are handled at the Copeland Soldiers Service Center and should be scheduled via the RAPIDS system. Two unexpired forms of photo ID may be required for services, and your ID may be subject to REAL ID Act requirements. 

The sponsor must be present for most services unless a power of attorney or other acceptable substitute is used. Walk-ins are discouraged due to volume and demand. Call the center at (254) 553-4444 or (254) 288-3866 for assistance.

Schools

There are no DOD Schools on Fort Hood but the area features nine independent school districts:

  • Belton
  • Copperas Cove
  • Florence
  • Gatesville
  • Killeen
  • Lampasas
  • Salado
  • Jarrell
  • Temple 

On post, there are elementary, middle schools, and an “early college high school” operated by the Killeen Independent School District. Copperas Cove Independent School District (CCISD), which educates more than eight thousand students in the area. The Killeen ISD features all-day pre-K classes for children who meet one or more of the following requirements:

  • Economically disadvantaged
  • Active duty military dependent of a veteran injured/killed/MIA
  • Homeless
  • Limited language skills
  • Was or is in a conservatorship of the Department of Family Protective Services

Other age requirements may apply.

At Fort Hood, those entering kindergarten must be five years, or older, on September 1st of the current school year. Those entering first grade must be six years old on or before September 1st of the current school year, except for transfers who qualify under the Interstate Compact for Military Students. Call the Fort Hood School Liaison Office for assistance at 254-288-7946.

Housing

All PCSing troops to Fort Hood must check in with the Housing office before entering into any financial commitments for housing the local area. All assigned to the installation are eligible to apply for on-post housing, but off-base options are also available. 

On-base housing is privatized and operated in partnership with RCI Partners lend-lease and Universal Services. You can apply for on-post housing within 30 days of arriving to Fort Hood; apply via the Fort Hood Family Housing website.

Unaccompanied service members should check with the housing office to determine current policy on requirements to live in the barracks. Depending on your rank and time in service you may be required to live on-post but many variables may affect these requirements.

Contact the housing office as soon as you have orders. At the time of this writing, single soldiers E6 or above are not authorized to live in the single-soldier barracks.

PCS and TDY Lodging

All those PCSing to Fort Hood are directed to make temporary lodging arrangements with one of three options: the Holiday Inn Express, Candlewood Suites, and IHG Army Hotels. 

Call 254-532-5157, 254-532-8233 or-877-711-8326 respectively to make reservations. Due to consistently high volumes of demand, advance reservations are encouraged–last minute requests may be difficult to fill.

Transportation

Due to the location of the base, you may fly into any number of Texas airports, and the usual ride sharing and commercial taxi / shuttle options are available depending on time of arrival, demand, and other issues.

  • Waco Regional  (51 miles)
  • Austin Bergstrom (60 miles)
  • San Antonio  (112 miles)
  • Dallas Fort Worth (134 miles)
  • Dallas Love Field (134 miles)

Most PCSing or TDY orders will likely have troops flying into Waco or Austin. Rush hour in both locations can be a major traffic issue–discuss your arrival with your sponsor for advice on the least expensive option from the airport you arrive in–or have your sponsor pick you up from the airport to avoid competing for ride shares or cabs.

Vehicle Registration And Driver’s License

In 2015, Fort Hood stopped requiring the use of base decals to enter or leave the installation. Access to the base is granted to those with an “authorized DoD ID card”, just present your ID to the gate guard for access. Those who do not have an authorized ID will have to go to the visitor center for access.

All operating privately owned vehicles at Fort Hood are required to observe Texas state driving law requirements including safety equipment, cell phone use restrictions, and proof of insurance. 

The State of Texas requires all vehicles to be inspected for safety and be issued a written “pass.” Display of a decal is not a requirement, however you still must have the vehicle inspected. Those who arrive in Texas with a valid driver’s license from anywhere else in the United States are not required to get a Texas license or add Texas plates to their vehicles. 

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Fort Hood, Texas

Fort Hood is the U.S. Army post which is home to III Corps and First Army Division West. Fort Hood had more than 50,000 when counted address usaa san antonio part of the 2010 United States Census. Some have qualified Fort Hood’s size in the past by stating it is thought to be the “largest base in the free world.” In any case, it’s an impressive amount of troops, civilians, and contractors.

Find information about Fort Hood including the main commercial and DSN numbers for the base, information on basic services, base transportation, lodging for TDY and PCSing personnel, and inprocessing.

Mission & Units

Fort Hood is the headquarters of III Corps and First Army Division West. The base provides support for the 1st Cavalry Division and the 3rd Cavalry Regiment and many other operations. Fort Hood provides infrastructure support, as well as enabling training and readiness support. This installation is 1st cavalry division fort hood texas for training and testing new equipment and ways to use it.

Important missions and units at Fort Hood include:

  • 3th Finance Management Center
  • 13th Sustainment Command
  • 1st Army, Division West
  • 1st Cavalry Division
  • 1st Medical Brigade
  • 21st Cavalry Brigade
  • 36th Engineer Brigade
  • 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment
  • 407th Army Field Support Brigade
  • 41st Fires Brigade
  • 48th Chemical Brigade, 20th SUPCOM
  • 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade (504th BfSB
  • 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade
  • 85th Civil Affairs Brigade
  • 89th Military Police Brigade
  • Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center
  • III Corps (COC)
  • Operational Test Command (OTC)
  • Warrior Transition Unit

History

Fort Hood is, compared to other Army bases started during the American Revolution or the Civil War, comparatively new. During World War Two, the Army determined it needed wide-open spaces to develop anti-tank measures against German armored units. 

Killeen, Texas was selected as the site that would serve as a new Tank Destroyer Tactical and Firing Center, which opened for business in 1942 as Camp Hood–unfortunately named after a Confederate General named John Bell Hood, a commander of the Texas Brigade during the Civil War. 

During World War Two, Camp Hood was home for approximately 40,000 troops, and some four thousand POWs. At its peak, Fort Hood housed more than 90,000.

2nd Armored remained at Hood until it was deactivated after the Cold War. Camp Hood was used post-war as an armored training center and was redesignated as Fort Hood in 1950. Four years later in 1954, the post would begin to fulfill its modern destiny when III Corps relocated from California to Fort Hood. Come 1958, Fort Hood would receive one of its most famous trainees, Elvis Presley, who began his duty there on March 28, 1958. 

In 1959, III Corps was inactivated. But in 1961, Fort Hood and III Corps were together again. Fort Hood would train and deploy troops to the conflict in Vietnam, and later in Southwest Asia for support of missions like Operation Desert Shield.

Fort Hood has been the center of some controversy; a number of incidents including terror attacks, mysterious deaths, and missing soldiers has brought the media spotlight to the base in some unexpected ways. A timeline of notable incidents at Fort Hood includes the following:

2007: Lawrence George Sprader, Jr is found dead after having gone missing during a military exercise. Sprader is said to have died from causes including hyperthermia and dehydration. An Army investigation is said to have uncovered misconduct, violation of procedure, and other issues. According to some sources, some two dozen military members were injured or required medical attention as a result of these violations.

2009: Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan opens fire at the Fort Hood Soldier Readiness Center, killing 13 and wounding more than 30 others on November 5. Hasan was convicted of thirteen counts of premeditated murder. He was also found guilty of thirty-two counts of attempted premeditated murder. Hasan was given the death sentence.

2011: Private First Class Naser Jason Abdo goes AWOL, and is later arrested near Fort hood. Abdo is alleged to have made a statement indicating he intended to attack his fellow soldiers. He was tried and later given a life sentence.

2014: In april, Iraq war veteran Ivan Lopez shot 19 people and then died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His actions killed three people. 

2015: Sergeant First Class Gregory McQueen is dishonorably discharged for organizing a prostitution ring. Prior to his arrest, McQueen had worked at Fort Hood as the Sexual Assualt Prevention Officer.

2020: Fort Hood becomes embroiled in two controversies; one surrounding the name of the installation itself (as mentioned above, Fort Hood is named after a Confederate general), and another over the disappearance and killing of Private First Class Vanessa Guillén. Fort Hood experienced protests and media attention. 

Among the facts in this case are the complaints that Guillén was sexually harassed by a higher-ranking enlisted non-commissioned officer. Guillén disappeared in late April 2020, her body would not be located until July 2, 2020. A person of interest in the murder, fellow soldier Aaron David Robinson, committed suicide as he was contacted by police about the case.

Contacts

Main Base Address And Phone Number

Fort Hood
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Killeen, TX 76544

Important Fort Hood Contact Numbers

  • Post Operator (254) 287-1110
  • Reporting In (254) 287-3832
  • Chaffee Child development Center (254) 287-4749
  • Army Medical Center (254) 288-8000
  • Actus Lend Lease-Housing (254) 287-3704
  • Barracks/Single Service Members Housing (254) 286-7705
  • Government Housing Office (254) 287-4212
  • Temp. Lodging (254) 532-8233
  • Employment Readiness Branch (254) 288-2089
  • Soldier Readiness IN/OUT Processing (254) 287-2223
  • ID/CAC Card Processing (254) 287-5670
  • Claims (254) 287-2599
  • Legal Assistance Office (254) 287-7901
  • Tax Center (254) 288-5040
  • Victim Advocate Program (254) 287-3583
  • Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center (254) 287-8000
  • Family Child Care (FCC) (254) 287-5448
  • School Age Services (SAS) (254) 287-7950
  • School Liaison Office (254) 288-7946
  • Copeland Soldier Service Center (254) 287-8502
  • Loan Closet (254) 287-4471
  • Relocation Readiness Program (254) 287-4471
  • Transition (254) 287-3513
  • Transportation Office (254) 287-4515
  • Copeland Soldier Service Center (254) 287-3832
  • Marvin Leath Visitors Center (254) 287-9909

Surrounding Area

The Killeen area features much to do in the great outdoors; the options include ATV parks, the Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area, and three golf options thanks to The Courses Of Clear Creek.

Fort Hood is roughly two 1st cavalry division fort hood texas a half hours from the Dallas/Fort Worth area, and a little over an hour from Austin, Texas. Austin bills itself the live music capital of the world and it’s hard to argue with that assertion. The city’s legendary music scene includes 6th Street bars and restaurants, the Grand Ole Opry, and Stubbs BBQ with its impressive live stage and selection of local barbecue favorites.

And there is plenty to explore in Dallas/Fort Worth. AT&T Stadium in Dallas is home to the Dallas Cowboys and regular NFL events. Live theater options include the Jubilee Theatre in Fort Worth, and the Texas Civil War Museum there features a twice-daily cattle drive. If you have a fascination for the paranormal, try the Fort Worth Ghost Bus tour to get a taste of Texas history combined with some believe-it-or-don’t Texas ghost stories.

Inprocessing and Check-In

All new arrivals are directed to check-in at the Copeland Soldier Service Center, which is open 24 hours a day. A copy of PCS orders are required at check-in time along with medical and dental records. All check-ins during normal duty hours must be accomplished in uniform. 

Those who are in the area on Permissive TDY orders must check in at the center to get a stamp on your DA Form 31. These travelers must also check in with the Fort Hood Housing Office. Call them at  (254) 287-4212 for more information. Those who are PCSing or are at Fort Hood TDY from other branches of military service should contact the gaining unit for check-in instructions.

Services

Health Care

Healthcare services at Fort Hood are provided by the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, which features a 128-bed hospital, five primary care clinics and 22 specialty clinics. 

Specialty clinics include:

  • Allergy / Immunology
  • Audiology/Speech Therapy
  • Chiropractic Clinic at Monroe TMC
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine Clinic
  • Lasik Clinic
  • Neurology
  • Nutrition Clinic
  • Occupational Therapy Clinic
  • Optometry Clinic
  • Ophthalmology Clinic
  • Oral Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pediatric Clinic
  • Physical Medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology (R&R Center)
  • Pulmonary / Respiratory
  • Social Work
  • Soldier Medical Readiness Center
  • Sports Medicine Clinic
  • Substance Abuse
  • Surgery
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic
  • Urology
  • Women’s Health Center (Ob/Gyn)

Healthcare at the Darnall Medical Center and its clinics requires enrollment in TRICARE.

Child Care

There are multiple Child Development Center locations at Fort Hood; care is offered for children between the ages of six weeks and five years. Full day care, hourly care, and before/after school care options are available.

The Fort Hood official site encourages those with PCS orders to the base to visit MilitaryChildCare.com to initiate the process but you are still required to register your child with Fort Hood Child & Youth Services prior to placement. Call 254-287-8029 for more information

There are also childcare options via the Family Child Care (FCC) program which offers on-base care in approved military family housing by screened providers. To learn more about FCC options at Fort Hood, call the FCC office at 254-553-4620.

Household Goods

All inbound personnel PCSing to Fort Hood are directed to track and manage their household goods shipments to Texas via the Defense Personal Property System at Move.mil. You can get local assistance from the Fort Hood Inbound Personal Property office; call them at 254-287-7812.

Dependent And Retiree ID Card Renewal, Replacement, New Issue

ID card services at Fort Hood are handled at the Copeland Soldiers Service Center and should be scheduled via the RAPIDS system. Two unexpired forms of photo ID may be required for services, and your ID may be subject to REAL ID Act requirements. 

The sponsor must be 1st cavalry division fort hood texas for most services unless a power of attorney or other acceptable substitute is used. Walk-ins are discouraged due to volume and demand. Call the center at (254) 553-4444 or (254) 288-3866 for assistance.

Schools

There are no DOD Schools on Fort Hood but the area features nine independent school districts:

  • Belton
  • Copperas Cove
  • Florence
  • Gatesville
  • Killeen
  • Lampasas
  • Salado
  • Jarrell
  • Temple 

On post, there are elementary, middle schools, and an “early college high school” operated by the Killeen Independent School District. Copperas Cove Independent School District (CCISD), which educates more than eight thousand students in the area. The Killeen ISD features all-day pre-K classes for children who meet one or more of the following requirements:

  • Economically disadvantaged
  • Active duty military dependent of a veteran injured/killed/MIA
  • Homeless
  • Limited language skills
  • Was or is in a conservatorship of the Department of Family Protective Services

Other age requirements may apply.

At Fort Hood, those entering kindergarten must be five years, or older, on September 1st of the current school year. Those entering first grade must be six years old on or before September 1st of the current school year, except for transfers who qualify under the Interstate Compact for Military Students. Call the Fort Hood School Liaison Office for assistance at 254-288-7946.

Housing

All PCSing troops to Fort Hood must check in with the Housing office before entering into any financial commitments for housing the local area. All assigned to the installation are eligible to apply for on-post housing, but off-base options are also available. 

On-base housing is privatized and operated in partnership with RCI Partners lend-lease and Universal Services. You can apply for on-post housing within 30 days of arriving to Fort Hood; apply via the Fort Hood Family Housing website.

Unaccompanied service members should check with the housing office to determine current policy on requirements to live in the barracks. Depending on your rank and time in service you may be required to live on-post but many variables may affect these requirements.

Contact the housing office as soon as you have orders. At the time of this writing, single soldiers E6 or above are not authorized to live in the single-soldier barracks.

PCS and TDY Lodging

All those PCSing to Fort Hood are directed to make temporary lodging arrangements with one of three options: the Holiday Inn Express, Candlewood Suites, and IHG Army Hotels. 

Call 254-532-5157, 254-532-8233 or-877-711-8326 respectively to make reservations. Due to consistently high volumes of demand, advance reservations are encouraged–last minute requests may be difficult to fill.

Transportation

Due to the location of the base, you may fly into any number of Texas airports, and the usual ride sharing and commercial taxi / shuttle options are available depending on time of arrival, demand, and other issues.

  • Waco Regional  (51 miles)
  • Austin Bergstrom (60 miles)
  • San Antonio  (112 miles)
  • Dallas Fort Worth (134 miles)
  • Dallas Love Field (134 miles)

Most PCSing or TDY orders will likely have troops flying into Waco or Austin. Rush hour in both locations can be a major traffic issue–discuss your arrival with your sponsor for advice on the least expensive option from the airport you arrive in–or have your sponsor pick you up from the airport to avoid competing for ride shares or cabs.

Vehicle Registration And Driver’s License

In 2015, Fort Hood stopped requiring the use of base decals to enter or leave the installation. Access to the base is granted to those with an “authorized DoD ID card”, just present your ID to the gate guard for access. Those who do not have an authorized ID will have to go to the visitor center for access.

All operating privately owned vehicles at Fort Hood are required to observe Texas state driving law requirements including safety equipment, cell phone use restrictions, and proof of insurance. 

The State of Texas requires all vehicles to be inspected for safety and be issued a written “pass.” Display of a decal is not a requirement, however you still must have the vehicle inspected. Those who arrive in Texas with a valid driver’s license from anywhere else in the United States are not required to get a Texas license or add Texas plates to their vehicles. 

Filed Under: Army, State, TexasTagged With: armor, Army, Army training, Fort Hood, III Corps, Texas

Источник: https://militarybase.net/fort-hood/
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Back on U.S. Soil: More than 350 1st Cavalry Division Soldiers arrive back in Central Texas

FORT HOOD, Texas — More than 350 Soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division (CD) and 1st Armored Combat Brigade Team (ABCT) are back on U.S. soil, following what for some, has been a more than year-long deployment in Europe. An arrival ceremony after midnight Sunday at Cooper Field at the 1st Cavalry Division Headquarters on Fort Hood helped mark a successful trip back home.

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However, those waiting here in the U.S. for returning family members and the soldiers, now back on Central Texas ground, faced a growing sense of anticipation leading up to the late evening event.

Jet lag or a sense of weariness would have been understandable among those arriving today. Despite that soldiers and family were kind enough to speak with 25 News as the emotional reunification scene played out under the nighttime sky.

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"I'm so happy to be home with my family here at Fort Hood," Major Larry Harris remarked. "My wife is pregnant, here to see us, and I'll get to go see my daughter in the morning."

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The delay, adding to an already lengthy stay in Europe, where soldiers undertook support efforts for Atlantic Resolve, a multifaceted and multinational effort, strengthening NATO and European military readiness and coordination. There, 1st CD Staff served as the headquarters for rotating units in Poznan, Poland for 15 months, while 1st ABCT Soldiers were deployed for nine-month rotations across Europe.

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"The virus really can complicate things," Major Larry Harris said. "We were for this appointment operating mostly in Europe and Poland, and there's a lot of code restrictions there. But we really fought to get that training with our allies and our partners to ensure a stronger Europe."

This isn't the first time Major Harris has deployed overseas. In 2011-2012, he said he was deployed to Afghanistan. While his recent time in Europe was not a combat deployment, he said the absence of combat stress was a noticeable change, the family separation aspect of it wasn't different.

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"So this was not a combat deployment, but it was a deployment away from home with a very low strategic purpose to strengthen our allies and partners in Europe against adversary aggression," Major Harris said. "So it's a huge mission set for us and very important that we're doing that as a rotational force."

For MAJ Marcellus Simmons, this was his fifth deployment overseas. He said while they deployed in October when the pandemic wasn't at its peak, the dedication and work of others in the First Cavalry always provided comfort in knowing they can overcome any adverse situation that comes their way.

"The good thing about being in the United States Army, you always know there's a backup," MAJ Simmons said. "There's a support system for you. And here at Fort Hood, that support system really kicked in."

That support system has been a constant said 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Tank Commander SFC Miguel Melo. SFC Melo has been on three deployments, and said this recent one was different for him in a number of ways, especially in the role of leader.

"So we were I went to Iraq in 2011, and then I was QRF for Afghanistan and Katara, Bahrain in 2015," he said. "And then this rotation here was definitely different, especially with the Pandemic and whatnot being restricted to a lot of things. But it definitely made us grow more as a unit."

Sitting next to his two daughters and son, SFC Melo's children explain how proud and excited they were in locating their father Monday morning after his deployment.

Melo's son explains his own desire to become a Tank Commander when he's older, as his SFC Melo holds back tears.

"This reunification is special," SFC Melo explains. "Now my children understand what what it means and what it feels to be gone when they're younger. They didn't really understand."

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At least for now, along with his family, SFC Melo explains he's got a couple of other things on his mind.

"My sister came up from New Braunfels, and made my favorite Mexican dish that my mom use to make."

Jokingly, SFC Melo also mentions he may make a trip to Whataburger as a side treat.

"Being from Texas, you got to get that triple meat, triple cheese, avocado and bacon and Jalepenos."

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Cadets earn cavalry spurs after Cavalry Spur Ride

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  • Class of 2022 cadets Bobby Kirkland (right) and Cody Quelland (left) successfully completed a Cavalry Spur Ride while attending Cadet Troop Leader Training with 1st Battalion, 5th Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas. (Left and below) The Cavalry Spur Ride is an event where new cavalry troopers demonstrate their proficiency, discipline and professionalism by completing numerous events over multiple days. Throughout the 36-hour Spur Ride, these cadets completed events such as physical fitness
    Class of 2022 cadets Bobby Kirkland (right) and Cody Quelland (left) successfully completed a Cavalry Spur Ride while attending Cadet Troop Leader Training with 1st Battalion, 5th Regiment, 1st Cavalry 1st cavalry division fort hood texas at Fort Hood, Texas. (Left and below) The Cavalry Spur Ride is an event where new cavalry troopers demonstrate their proficiency, discipline and professionalism by completing numerous events over multiple days. Throughout the 36-hour Spur Ride, these cadets completed events such as physical fitness assessments, cavalry knowledge, ruck marches, land navigation, weapons familiarization, combat casualty care and much more. At the completion of the event, Kirkland and Quelland earned their cavalry spurs and were inducted into the Order of the Spur. (Courtesy Photos) 1st cavalry division fort hood texas
  • Class of 2022 cadets Bobby Kirkland (right) and Cody Quelland (left) successfully completed a Cavalry Spur Ride while attending Cadet Troop Leader Training with 1st Battalion, 5th Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas. (Left and below) The Cavalry Spur Ride is an event where new cavalry troopers demonstrate their proficiency, discipline and professionalism by completing numerous events over multiple days. Throughout the 36-hour Spur Ride, these cadets completed events such as physical fitness
    Class of 2022 cadets Bobby Kirkland (right) and Cody Quelland (left) successfully completed a Cavalry Spur Ride while attending Cadet Troop Leader Training with 1st Battalion, 5th Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas. (Left and below) The Cavalry Spur Ride is an event where new cavalry troopers demonstrate their proficiency, discipline and professionalism by completing numerous events over multiple days. Throughout the 36-hour Spur Ride, these cadets completed events such as physical fitness assessments, cavalry knowledge, ruck marches, land navigation, weapons familiarization, combat casualty care and much more. At the completion of the event, Kirkland and Quelland earned their cavalry spurs and were inducted into the Order of the Spur. (Courtesy Photos)
  • Class of 2022 cadets Bobby Kirkland (right) and Cody Quelland (left) successfully completed a Cavalry Spur <b>1st cavalry division fort hood texas</b> while attending Cadet Troop Leader Training with 1st Battalion, 5th Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas. (Left and below) The Cavalry Spur Ride is an event where new cavalry troopers demonstrate their proficiency, discipline and professionalism by completing numerous events over multiple days. Throughout the 36-hour Spur Ride, these cadets completed events such as physical fitness
    Class of 2022 cadets Bobby Kirkland (right) and Cody Quelland (left) successfully completed a Cavalry Spur Ride while attending Cadet Troop Leader Training with 1st Battalion, 5th Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas. (Left and below) The Cavalry Spur Ride is an event where new cavalry troopers demonstrate their proficiency, discipline and professionalism by completing numerous events over multiple days. Throughout the 36-hour Spur Ride, these cadets completed events such as physical fitness assessments, cavalry knowledge, ruck marches, land navigation, weapons familiarization, combat casualty care and much more. At the completion of the event, Kirkland and Quelland earned their cavalry spurs and were inducted into the Order of the Spur. ( Courtesy Photos)

Class of 2022 cadets Bobby Kirkland (right) and Cody Quelland (left) successfully completed a Cavalry Spur Ride while attending Cadet Troop Leader Training with 1st Battalion, 5th Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas.

(Left and below) The Cavalry Spur Ride is an event where new cavalry troopers demonstrate their proficiency, discipline and professionalism by completing numerous events over multiple days.

Throughout the 36-hour Spur Ride, these cadets completed events such as physical fitness assessments, cavalry knowledge, ruck marches, land navigation, weapons familiarization, combat casualty care and much more.

At the completion of the event, Kirkland and Quelland earned their cavalry spurs and were inducted into the Order of the Spur.                                      

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Army units deploying in 2021

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