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  U.S. 1st Cavalry Division - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
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 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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/US_1st_Cavalry_Division   (3563 words)

 U.S. 1st Infantry Division - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was redesignated for wear by all non-color-bearing elements of the 1st Infantry Division on September 2, 1965.
The Division broke out of the bridgehead, took part in the encirclement of the Ruhr Pocket, captured Paderborn, pushed through the Harz Mountains, and was in Czechoslovakia, at Kinsperk, Sangerberg, and Mnichov, when the war in Europe ended.
Elements of the division, primarily from the 2nd Brigade, served in Kosovo.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/US_1st_Infantry_Division   (1277 words)

 1st Cavalry Division
Division teaming began in 1998 as a pilot program, pairing the 49th with the 1st Cavalry Division headquartered at Fort Hood, Texas, and California's 40th Mechanized Division with the Army's 4th Mechanized Division, also headquartered at Fort Hood.
The 1st Cav's mission was to conduct operations to enforce the military provisions set forth by the Dayton Accords.
As of late 2002 the 1st Cavalry Division was transitioning to a "digitialized" equipped force.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/agency/army/1cd.htm   (2938 words)

 1st Infantry Division
The Division is headquartered at Leighton Barracks, Wuerzburg, Germany, on the banks of the Main River in the middle of the Unter Franken wine-growing region of northern Bavaria.
Division Artillery (DIVARTY) is headquartered in Bamberg, Germany, and consists of 1st Bn., 33rd Field Artillery; 1st Bn., 6th FA headquartered in Bamberg; and 1st Bn., 7th FA, headquartered in Schweinfurt; 1st Bn., and 5th FA headquartered at Fort Riley, Kan..
The division's mission was to provide a covering force for the 1st AD units returning to Germany, and to continue to implement the military aspects of the General Framework Agreement for Peace.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/agency/army/1id.htm   (1993 words)

 Cantigny First Division Foundation - 1st Infantry Division History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In late 1996, the Division was committed to the peacekeeping mission in Bosnia, as it assumed command and control of Task Force Eagle, the stabilization force in the war-torn region.
The 1st Brigade Combat Team from Fort Riley, Kansas deployed in September 2003 and was initially attached to the 82nd Airborne Division.
In January and February, the bulk of the 1st Division re-deployed to its home in Germany As the division returned home, the Big Red One continues its presence in Iraq with the 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor, 1st Infantry Division (“the Dreadnaughts”) who were deployed to Iraq in late January and early February 2005.
www.rrmtf.org /firstdivision/history.htm   (1502 words)

Troung was the driving force behind the 1st Division’s dramatic victory over enemy forces who as­saulted the city of Hue during the 1968 Tet offensive.
The division is organized into four infantry regiments; the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and the 54th, which was added to the division after the Tet offensive in 1968 to garrison the crucial Phu Tu District.
Troopers from the 101st and the 1st ARVN Division have fought together from the coastal lowlands to the DMZ.
www.lcompanyranger.com /images/HocBao/1starvndivhistory.htm   (1224 words)

 U.S. 1st Armored Division - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The 1st Armored Division —nicknamed the Old Ironsides— is an armored division of the United States Army with base of operations in Wiesbaden, Germany.
This division is part of the U.S. V Corps (technically), or is directly subordinate to the 7th US Army, USAREUR (in certain cases).
The division was deployed to Texas, Florida, and Georgia, in response to the Cuban Missile Crisis.
www.netipedia.com /index.php/U.S._1st_Armored_Division   (890 words)

 1st Airborne Division
By mid 1942, the 1st Parachute Brigade had been formed and the other Brigades, the 2nd and the 4th, were forming into what would become the 1st Airborne Division.
As the 1st Polish Parachute Brigade was to be used elsewhere, they were replaced with the 1st SAS Brigade.
The 1st Airborne was withdrawn to England on August 26, 1945 and disbanded in November 1945.
www.geocities.com /Pentagon/Bunker/1944/1stabn.htm   (568 words)

 CNN.com Specials
The division was the largest division-based task force in U.S. Army history, according to division officials.
The division was scheduled to be relieved by the 1st Cavalry Division but the division's tour of duty was extended in April 2004 for three months after attacks by Iraqi insurgents increased.
The division led the attacks on Iraqi Republican Guard divisions in the 1991 Persian Gulf war and also participated in peacekeeping operations in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo.
www.cnn.com /SPECIALS/2003/iraq/forces/coalition/deployment/army/1st.armored.division.html   (295 words)

 Platoon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile): Ia Drang to Khe Sanh
And it was the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) that first validated that concept on the battlefields of Vietnam.
The division grew from a battalion sized force to three brigades of two infantry battalions each integrated with an aviation group, artillery battalions and other necessary support elements.
platoon.wargamer.com /articles/1stcav.html   (701 words)

 1st Armored Division
History: The 1st Armored is the US Army's first armored division, evolving from the 7th Cavalry Brigade in 1940.
The 1st Armored Division was part of the US force in Europe during the Cold War, and was dispatched with VII Corps to participate in Desert Storm.
Two brigades and the bulk of the division troops are deployed in Germany and are at full strength.
ranger95.com /armor/1AD_ord_of_battle.htm   (263 words)

 1ST INFANTRY DIVISION U   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The 1st Infantry Division was the first division to go overseas, land in France, meet the enemy and enter Germany during World War I. In World War II, it was the first to reach Britain and France.
In December of last year, President Nixon announced that the 1st Division would be one of the major elements of the Phase III redeployment.
The division was reduced in strength and moved to Ft. Riley, Kan. After almost five years, the Big Red One's mission in the Republic of Vietnam was completed.
www.skytroopers.org /1stinfnt.htm   (282 words)

 Society of the First Infantry Division - The Big Red One - History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
As the rest of the Division arrived, it was separated into five base areas: Division Headquarters and the Support Command were at Di An; the 1st Brigade, at Phuoc Vinh; the 2nd Brigade at Bien Hoa; the 3rd Brigade at Lai Khe; and Division Artillery at Phu Loi.
The 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment was attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division during Operation Joint Endeavor, from October 1995 to October 1996.
The Division's initial mission was to provide a covering force for the 1st Armored Division units returning to Germany, and then to continue to implement the military aspects of the General Framework Agreement for Peace.
www.bigredone.org /history/index.cfm   (5774 words)

 The Big Red One   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The 1st Infantry Division, in early 1944, was one of the U.S. Army's most experienced and battle-tested infantry divisions.
The 1st (or Big Red One from their distinctive insignia) had fought and distinguished itself in North Africa and Sicily during 1942 and 1943, as part of the Allied attack in the Mediterranean Theater.
In late October 1943, the division began its redeployment to the United Kingdom to prepare for the Normandy invasion and participated in the extensive rehearsals held in south Devonshire in preparation for its key role in the initial assault on the Calvados coast of Normandy.
www.normandyallies.org /1hist.htm   (593 words)

 DefenseLINK News: 1st Cavalry Division Takes on Baghdad Responsibility
The big shoulder patch of the 1st Cav is now apparent at military checkpoints through the city, and, unfortunately, the division has already lost people — seven soldiers died and 51 were wounded in an attack April 4.
Division officials said the 1st Cav faces a small number of enemies but a threat that is constantly evolving.
They said the division faces former regime elements, foreign fighters and illegal militias of all stripes.
www.defenselink.mil /news/Apr2004/n04152004_200404151.html   (615 words)

The main character in the book, a first class private, served with the 18th Regiment of the 1st Division from the time he enlisted in the army in 1940 until he was killed in action on June 9, 1944.
Undeterred by cold, lack of sleep and by continued losses, the division conquered." Patton closed his citation with, "Your valorous exploits have brought glory to the soldiers of the United States.
The division was met by a brutal counterstrike after they landed on Gela Beach, but after two days of bitter fighting the beachhead was secured.
www.webbuild.net /BeforeTaps   (687 words)

 HQ 1 Div
The Division has existed in the British Army since 1809 when the Duke of Wellington formed it, in Portugal, from two British brigades and one Hanoverian brigade of the King's German Legion.
The 1st (UK) Armoured Division is now the only British division to be stationed in Germany, from a peak of 4 divisions during the height of the Cold War, though it is not the only element of the British Forces in Germany.
That division is the 1st (UK) Armoured Division, which is now assigned as part of the UK's contribution to the Allied Command Europe Rapid Reaction Corps.
www.army.mod.uk /1div   (477 words)

 CNN.com Specials
The division deployed to northern Iraq in February 2004 to relieve the 4th Infantry Division.
The division formed the backbone of Task Force Danger, which was responsible for northern Iraq, and included the 2nd Brigade of the 25th Infantry Division and the North Carolina Army National Guard's 30th Heavy Separate Brigade.
Elements of the division's 3rd Brigade previously deployed to northern Iraq in March 2003 as Task Force 1/63, including the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, the 1st Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment, and the 101st Forward Support Battalion, and returned to Germany in February 2004.
www.cnn.com /SPECIALS/2003/iraq/forces/coalition/deployment/army/1st.infantry.division.html   (399 words)

 1st Cavalry Division - The OutPost
Subsequently on 20 August 1921 the 1st Cavalry Regiment, the first unit assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division, was preassigned to the 1st Cavalry Division nearly a month before the formal activation of the Division.
In February 1943 the entire 1st Cavalry Division was alerted for an overseas assignment and it began the historic transition to an Augmented Leg Infantry Division.
On 21 February 1975, with the conclusion of the TRICAP test evaluations, the 1st Cavalry Division was once again reorganized, becoming the newest armored division in the Army.
www.first-team.us   (2359 words)

 USATODAY.com - General: Army's 1st Armored Division to leave Iraq in July   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.S. Army's 1st Armored Division, the unit delayed from leaving Iraq when a pair of rebel uprisings flared in April, is scheduled to depart Iraq by July 15, the head of U.S. military operations in Iraq said.
Replacing the Germany-based division will be a brigade combat team from the Army's 10th Mountain Division and a pair of U.S. Marine brigades, said Army Lt. Gen.
The division, which rolled into Baghdad in May 2003 — just after President George W. Bush declared major combat at an end — and occupied the Iraqi capital until March, when it handed control to the Texas-based 1st Cavalry Division.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/iraq/2004-06-11-troops-home_x.htm   (558 words)

 1st Infantry Division   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
1st Infantry Division The 1st Infantry Division was the first division to go overseas in World War I. During World War II, it was the first to reach Britain and France.
In December of 1969, President Nixon announced that the 1st Division would be one of the major elements of the Phase III redeployment.
The Division was reduced in strength and moved to Fort Riley, Kan.
www.vietnamvetcontacts.com /gpage22.html   (386 words)

 Cantigny First Division Foundation - First Division Museum at Cantigny   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The First Division Museum at Cantigny is dedicated to the history of the Big Red One, the famed 1st Infantry Division of the United States Army.
Officially opened in 1960 and housed in a converted stable, the First Division Museum at Cantigny soon became a popular family and tourist attraction in the western suburbs of Chicago.
The museum has a wide variety of exhibits ranging from the life-size dioramas in the main exhibit hall to the tanks and artillery pieces found in the military park.
www.rrmtf.org /firstdivision/firstdivision.htm   (332 words)

 2nd Brigade ? 1st Cavalry Division
On 20 August 1921, the Brigade became a member of the 1st Cavalry Division as the Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2d Cavalry Brigade.
Black Jack continued, in the finest traditions of the 1st Cavalry Division, to prove their mettle and professionalism in a deployed theater of operation.
The Soldiers of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, had hoped to be on their way back to Fort Hood, Texas, by the end of October 2004.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/agency/army/1cd-2bde.htm   (1572 words)

 The 1st Cavalry Division Association Homepage
The Foundation of the 1st Cavalry Division Association, offers scholarships of $1,000 per year for up to four years to the children of 1st Cavalry Division troopers who have died or become totally and permanently disabled while serving in the Division in combat.
Association members that are currently serving with the 1st Cavalry Division and their families are eligible to receive scholarship grants from the Foundation.
The 1st Cavalry Division Association Museum Foundation is a charitable and educational activity established for the express intent of providing support to the 1st Cavalry Division Museum located at Fort Hood, Texas.
www.1cda.org   (432 words)

 HHC, 1st Brigade Combat Team   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division is the oldest Brigade in the United States Army and has some of the oldest units in the United States Army.
Headquarters and Headquarters Company was constituted 24 May 1917 into the Regular Army as Headquarters, 1st Brigade, an element of the 1st Expeditionary Division (later redesignated as the 1st Infantry Division).
The brigade was initally attached to the 82nd Airborne Division followed by the 1st Marine Division.
www.riley.army.mil /Units/1BCT1ID/HHC1BCT.asp   (255 words)

 1st Infantry Division   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
SCHWEINFURT, Germany - Thirty Soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division were given a head-start in their quest to become snipers by attending a three-week pre-sniper course at Camp Robertson Sept. 21-Oct. 12.
NORMANDY, France – The 1st Infantry Division’s staff ride Oct. 3-6 went beyond museum pieces and photos, and brought participants face to face with living links to a pivotal moment in world history.
WUERZBURG, Germany - Soldiers with the 1st Infantry Division and community members from Wuerzburg, Kitzingen and Giebelstadt celebrated Hispanic-American Heritage Month with Salsa music, dancing and traditional food Oct. 12 at the Cantigny Club on Leighton Barracks.
www.1id.army.mil   (115 words)

 1st Marine Division - HQ Unit
The 1st Marine Division, "The Old Breed", was activated aboard the battleship Texas on February 1, 1941, consisting of the 1st, 5th, 7th and 11th Marine Regiments.
The division first saw action at Guadalcanal in the invasion of 7 August 1942.
The 1st Marine Division was activated aboard the battleship Texas February 1, 1941.
www.military.com /HomePage/UnitCreatedPage/0,11003,500389,00.html   (290 words)

 Winter Soldier Investigation: 1st Marine Division, Part I
I was in 1st Battalion, 5th Marines in Vietnam and my testimony is on killing civilians and killing livestock and destroying villages.
I went to Vietnam and was assigned to Delta, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines.
I served in Vietnam with 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines from October 1969 to March 1970.
lists.village.virginia.edu /sixties/HTML_docs/Resources/Primary/Winter_Soldier/WS_03_1Marine.html   (959 words)

 The Society of the First Infantry Division - The Big Red One   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Society of the First Infantry Division - The Big Red One
1st ID Soldiers serve as color guard at reunion
Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Infantry Division, jumped at the chance to perform color guard duties at the 87th annual Society of the 1st Infantry Division reunion July 20-24 in Washington D.C.
www.bigredone.org   (67 words)

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