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1st ID Band represents U.S. at International Music Festival

May 8, 2007 — WURZBURG, Germany The 1st Infantry Division Band represented the United States at the fifth International Military Music Festival Nov. 8 in Cologne.The festivals theme was the 50th celebration of the German Army. Along with bands from the German military, the 1st ID Band performed with bands from Denmark, Russia, the United Kingdom, Poland and MORE
The 1st Infantry Division Band represents the United States in the fifth International Military Music Festival Nov. 8 in Cologne. The festival celebrated the 50th anniversary of the German Army.  (Photo courtesy of the 1st Infantry Division Band)

Division leadership visits memorial sites in France during Vets Day

May 8, 2007 — MEUSE-ARGONNE, France - Leaders from the 1st Infantry Division joined 1st ID Soldiers to support Veterans Day ceremonies at different memorial sites across Northern France, Nov. 11-12.BG James O. Barclay, assistant division commander for maneuver, and CSM John D. Fourhman, division command sergeant major, were accompanied by eight Soldiers from the MORE
A French Soldier and an American Soldier, both in traditional World War I dress, stand at attention facing a group of 1st Infantry Division leaders and color guard Soldiers, veterans, French officials and national representatives, and leaders from the 28th Infantry Division during a Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 11 commemorating the 16th Infantry Regiments liberation of Fleville, France, during WWI. (Photo by SPC Stephen Baack, 1st Infantry Division Public Affairs)

1st ID remembers veterans

May 8, 2007 — WURZBURG, Germany Soldiers, civilians and families of the 1st Infantry Division attended a special, yet solemn, ceremony Nov. 10 at Victory Park on Leighton Barracks to observe Veterans Day.Guest speakers for the ceremony were BG James O. Barclay, 1st ID assistant division commander for maneuver, and Bruce Withers, trustee for VFW post 10436 in MORE
The color guard from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Infantry Division stands tall during a Veterans Day ceremony at Victory Park on Leighton Barracks Nov. 10. (Photo by SPC Joe Alger, 1st Infantry Division Public Affairs Office)

Cavalry scouts, tankers conduct live-fire exercise

May 8, 2007 — WILDFLECKEN, Germany Soldiers from the 1st Squadron, 4th U.S. Cavalry Regiment participated in a combined arms live fire exercise at Wildflecken Range Nov. 8 as part of Quarterhorse Stakes, an eight-day training event.During the exercise, about 100 scouts and tankers broke into sections to negotiate uphill lanes within 90 minutes. In a wedge MORE
PFC Oscar Acron (left), M240B gunner of 1st Platoon, B Troop, 1st Squadron, 4th U.S. Cavalry Regiment, pulls security with teammate SPC Shehaden during the section combined-arms live-fire exercise. (Photo by SPC Stephen Baack, 1st Infantry Division Public Affairs Office)

1-77 Armor brushes up its tanker skills

May 8, 2007 — GRAFENWOEHR, Germany One important aspect of Soldiering is making sure your equipment is running smoothly, so when it comes time to use it, theres nothing to worry about. But when your equipment includes more than 40 M1A1 Abrams tanks, like it does for the Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 77th Armor Regiment, making sure your equipment runs smoothly MORE
SFC Curtis E. Woolsey, C. Co., 1st Battalion, 77th Armor Regiment, communicates through his headset prior to a live fire accuracy screening test for his M1A1 Abrams tank at Grafenwoehr Training Area Nov. 4. (Photo by SPC Joe Alger, 1st Infantry Division Public Affairs)

D-Day veteran recalls historic day

May 8, 2007 — NORMANDY, France - The terrain at Omaha Beach remains as imposing today as it was on June 6, 1944, when the D-Day invasion gave the Allies the momentum necessary to march to victory.More than 61 years later, under dark gray skies and into a sweeping wind that mimicked D-Day conditions, a veteran of the battle tackles the beach and wins once again. MORE
D-Day survivor Ray Lambert stands with 1st Infantry Division Commanding General MG Kenneth W. Hunzeker and military historian Sam Doss at Omaha Beach Oct. 5 as part of the 1st Infantry Divisions staff ride to Normandy, France. On the beach, Lambert recounted his D-Day experiences to 1st ID leaders.  (Photo courtesy of 1st Infantry Division Public Affairs)

1st ID Prayer Breakfast focuses on Veterans Day

May 8, 2007 — WURZBURG, Germany More than 30 Soldiers and family members met at the monthly 1st Infantry Division Prayer Breakfast Nov. 1 at the Cantigny Club on Leighton Barracks.Chaplain (LTC) Michael Lembke, 1st ID command group chaplain, welcomed guests and gave the invocation. After a reading of scripture and group prayer, Lembke treated attendees to a MORE
Chaplain (MAJ) Antonio McElroy, U.S. Army Garrison Franconia chaplains office resource manager, shares personal experiences from his time in Iraq with the more than 30 Soldiers and family members who attended the 1st Infantry Division Prayer Breakfast Nov. 1 at the Cantigny Club on Leighton Barracks. (Photo by SPC Stephen Baack, 1st Infantry Division Public Affairs)

U.S., Israeli air defense crews get head start on Juniper Cobra exercise

May 8, 2007 — ANSBACH, Germany It takes a lot of planning and work to make any military exercise a success but when multiple nations work together, the task becomes much greater. Thats why planning and training are already taking place for the 2007 Juniper Cobra exercise.Juniper Cobra is a joint United States and Israeli air defense exercise designed to test MORE
Israeli and U.S. crews conducted joint training using a Patriot Conduct of Fire Trainer in Ansbach, Germany, Oct. 30 to Nov. 3. The training will help prepare both nations for an upcoming joint United States and Israeli Juniper Cobra air defense exercise in 2007.  (Photo by 1LT Gene Hunt, 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade Public Affairs)

Lightning strikes in Grafenwoehr

May 8, 2007 — GRAFENWOEHR, Germany Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Divisions 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment only need two words to make the winter weather at the Grafenwoehr Training Area seem like a trivial thing FIRE MISSION! A quick yank of a lanyard and the business end of a 155 mm Paladin erupts like a bolt of lightning as it launches more than MORE
Soldiers of B Company, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment march along the Main River bike system Dec. 15, halfway through their 26.2-mile tactical road march preparing them for possible deployment to Iraq next year.  The road march started near the town of Hoerblach and ended at Ledward Barracks in Schweinfurt.  (Photo by SPC Stephen Baack, 1st Infantry Division Public Affairs Office)

1-26 Inf. Bn. conducts 26-mile road march

May 8, 2007 — SCHWIENFURT, Germany - In preparation for a possible deployment to Iraq, a company of 1st Infantry Division Soldiers participated in a tactical road march that exceeded the distance of any such previous in recent memory. Using mostly bike trails and smaller, rural side roads, 62 infantrymen from B Company, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment MORE
Sixty-two Soldiers of B Company, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment march along the Main River bike system Dec. 15. The purpose of the 26.2-mile tactical road march was to build spirit de corps in the unit and challenge the Soldiers mettle.  (Photo by SPC Stephen Baack, 1st Infantry Division Public Affairs Office)

Blue Spaders pay tribute to fallen brothers

May 8, 2007 — SCHWEINFURT, Germany - The 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, Blue Spaders, paid tribute to ten members of the unit killed during Operation Iraqi Freedom II with a wreath-laying and memorial dedication ceremony on Ledward Barracks Dec. 12. Lt. Col. Eric Schacht and Command Sgt. Maj. Steven McClaflin laid the wreath at the OIF II Fallen Soldier MORE
Lt. Col. Eric Schacht, foreground, and Command Sgt. Maj. Steven McClaflin lay a wreath at the Operation Iraqi Freedom II Fallen Soldier Memorial dedication ceremony on Ledward Barracks Dec. 12. They honored ten members of the unit killed between Feb. 2004 and Feb. 2005.  (Photo by Mark Heeter, USAG Schweinfurt Public Affairs Office)

9th Engineers use system of checks to ensure mission success

May 8, 2007 — SCHWEINFURT, Germany - The 1stInfantry Divisions 9thEngineer Battalion is training to adapt and overcome any situation it encounters. Whether it is a broken down vehicle or power outage, simulated enemy fire or building cordon and search, the engineers are proving they are fit to fight.Camp Robertson was the engineers training ground Dec. 4-10, and MORE
Soldiers from 1st Platoon, C Company, 9th Engineer Battalion follow behind a M113 Armored Personnel Carrier as they move to clear an insurgent hideout during training at Camp Robertson Dec. 6.  (Photo by Debra Gosinski, U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt Public Affairs Office)

Advanced combat marksmanship training sharpens skills

May 8, 2007 — SCHWEINFURT Nudging and holding them by the backs of their bulletproof vests, Sgt. Maj. Patrick Ogden guided the two-man team along the line of targets during advanced combat marksmanship training at Victory Training Center here Dec. 7.Ogden, who leads training for the 1st Infantry Division operations division, designed the three-day exercise with MORE
Spc. Jeremy Nelson, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Infantry Division, eyes his target during the advanced combat marksmanship training at Victory Training Center in Schweinfurt. (Photo by Mark Heeter, USAG Schweinfurt public affairs office)

Air crews prepare for SEREX

May 8, 2007 — ANSBACH, Germany - Air crews from 4th Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, participated in hands-on Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape instruction at the Urlas training site near Ansbach Dec. 2. The training was set up to prepare the air crews from 2nd Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment and 6th Squadron, 6th U.S. Cavalry Regiment for a SERE exercise MORE
CWO2 Shawn Middleton, a helicopter pilot with the 6th Squadron, 6th U.S. Cavalry Regiment in Illesheim, talks about how to establish initial radio contact with a Combat Search and Rescue team using the PRC-112 at the Urlas training site near Ansbach Dec. 2. The instruction was part of the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape training that 4th Battalion, 1st Infantry Division is conducting through Dec. 9. (Photo by SPC Stephen Baack, 1st Infantry Division Public Affairs Office)

'Iron rangers' climb back inside 'tracks'

May 8, 2007 — FORT RILEY, Kansas - Fourteen Bradley Fighting Vehicles rumbled and growled against the 5 a.m. darkness Jan. 3 in the 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry's, motor pool on Custer Hill.While most of Fort Riley still slumbered, Company C Soldiers worked diligently to prepare for departure to Range 18 and what could possibly be their last Bradley gunnery MORE