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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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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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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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