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11th ACR competes at Sullivan Cup

Posted May 6, 2016 by

Photo by Jason Miller, Public Affairs Office A M1 Abrams main battle tank from C Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, fires during preparation here for the 2016 Sullivan Cup Precision Gunnery Competition hosted by the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, Ga., May 2-6. Each active component army division is invited to…

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Bulldog brigade completes rotation, readies for deployment

Posted May 6, 2016 by Public Affairs Office

The Army’s “Bulldog” brigade wrapped up a training rotation here the last week of April and, soon after, began moving equipment and Soldiers back to its home station of Fort Bliss, Texas. The 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, conducted a final validation of its readiness, while training four weeks at the National…

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LTP prepares ‘Devil Brigade’ leaders for upcoming rotation

Posted May 6, 2016 by Story and photo by Capt. Jonathan Camire

Commanders and staff from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, traveled from their home station at Fort Riley, Kan., to the National Training Center in late March to conduct leader training before a future rotation here. “Devil Brigade” commander Col. Timothy Hayden joined 1st ABCT battalion leaders and staff officers who spent…

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Dangers, consequences of prescription drug abuse

Posted May 6, 2016 by By Ronney Hester

Army regulation 600-85, paragraph 1-8 indicates the personal, organizational and professional consequences of substance abuse when it states: “Alcohol and drug abuse by Soldiers and civilian corps members can seriously damage their physical and behavioral health, jeopardize their safety and the safety of those around them, and can lead to criminal and administrative disciplinary actions….

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The 82nd comes a-knockin’

Posted May 6, 2016 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

For paratroopers of the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, a locked door is no obstacle. To be more specific, when Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd ABN DIV, need to gain entry, they breach doors with explosives and the old fashion way – with a good, hard kick….

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Brave Rifles experience TOC operations during NTC rotation

Posted April 1, 2016 by Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Tomora Clark

If battlefield operations had to be looked at in terms of the human anatomy, then the TOC would be the brain. That is according to Capt. Deanna Tran, operational and administrative law attorney for 3rd Cavalry Regiment out of Fort Hood, Texas. “We [personnel at the TOC] control the whole operational picture like the brain…

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‘Fury’ Troop conducts Bradley gunnery

Posted April 1, 2016 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

This March, the National Training Center did not host a brigade for a training rotation, allowing Troopers of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment some additional time to conduct their own training. Normally the regiment is fully engaged in their role as the opposing force, which “fights” the visiting unit. With a break from the training…

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Integration of cyberspace capabilities into tactical units

Posted March 4, 2016 by By U.S. Army Cyber Command

The Army’s efforts to integrate operational cyberspace capabilities into its tactical units took another big step forward during a training rotation at the National Training Center in January. Cyber forces provided support to offensive and defensive cyberspace operations, intelligence, information operations and opposing forces for the NTC rotation for the Lancer brigade – the 2nd…

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Brave Rifles execute decisive action mission at NTC

Posted March 4, 2016 by By Staff Sgt. Tomora Clark

“Train as you fight” is a common phrase uttered among Soldiers. It’s a phrase that alludes to the training mentality to be prepared to deploy in a moment’s notice, and that’s exactly what the 3rd Cavalry Regiment did here at the National Training Center – they trained for an upcoming deployment. The 3rd CR departed…

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Waiting for ‘GO!’

Posted March 4, 2016 by Story and photos by Jason Miller

Operations Group team performs parachute jump Hand-picked United States Army Soldiers with Tarantula Team – one of several “critter” teams under Operations Group – conducted a static line parachute jump at Drop Zone Noah here, Feb. 2. The professionals conducted the currency jump from an UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter in order to continue providing invaluable observation,…

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