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  • FORT HOOD, Texas-- More than 100 Troopers from the 3rd Cavalry Regiment are scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan May 28 at the Starker Gym here for a rotational deployment in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

    While in Afghanistan, the unit’s mission will be to advise and assist their Afghan counterparts.  

    Due to operational security, specific times cannot be released.

    Media Interested in covering the exercise must register here by 4 p.m. May 27. On May 28, all registered media will meet with a 3rd Cav. Regt. Public Affairs representative at the south-side parking lot of the visitor’s center at 3:30 p.m. Media outlets must register every member who will represent their organization.

     

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    FORT HOOD, Texas – The lights dimmed. The crowd became silent. One single spotlight shone brightly, illuminating the actors on the stage.

    As the audience watched the actors dance to music, a male’s voice overpowered the music setting the scene for the skit. The scene: a 19-year-old female Soldier, who recently arrived to her new unit, was invited to a club by fellow Soldiers within the unit.

    A scene not too out of the ordinary. Until, she was encouraged to drink alcoholic beverages.

    FORT HOOD, Texas – The lights dimmed. The crowd became silent. One single spotlight shone brightly, illuminating the actors on the stage.

    As the audience watched the actors dance to music, a male’s voice overpowered the music setting the scene for the skit. The scene: a 19-year-old female Soldier, who recently arrived to her new unit, was invited to a club by fellow Soldiers within the unit.

    A scene not too out of the ordinary. Until, she was encouraged to drink alcoholic beverages.

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    FORT HOOD, Texas – An up-armored vehicle crept along a soggy pathway spewing mud as it traveled. Suddenly, a target appeared a few hundred feet from the Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle.

    Boom. Boom. Boom. Simulated ammunition was fired at the target. The wooden silhouetted-target fell behind a small hill, which it originated from.

    FORT HOOD, Texas – An up-armored vehicle crept along a soggy pathway spewing mud as it traveled. Suddenly, a target appeared a few hundred feet from the Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle.

    Boom. Boom. Boom. Simulated ammunition was fired at the target. The wooden silhouetted-target fell behind a small hill, which it originated from.

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    FORT HOOD, Texas – Losing your first tooth. Learning how to ride a bike. Driving a car. Those milestones may be similar for most people, however, military children may have to endure unique milestones of their own.

    In 1986, the Department of Defense designated April as the Month of the Military Child to highlight the sacrifices and unique milestones of the military community’s youngest members.

    FORT HOOD, Texas – Losing your first tooth. Learning how to ride a bike. Driving a car. Those milestones may be similar for most people, however, military children may have to endure unique milestones of their own.

    In 1986, the Department of Defense designated April as the Month of the Military Child to highlight the sacrifices and unique milestones of the military community’s youngest members.

  • FORT HOOD, Texas- Media representatives are invited to cover the Guardian Angel Training at here at 1 p.m. April 21.

    The training will focus on the train, advice, and assist mission in preparation for the unit’s upcoming deployment. During the training, Soldiers will fire-live ammunition of their assigned weaponry inside of a building.  

    Media must bring goggles or sunglasses and gloves. All other equipment will be provided by the unit.

    All media interested in covering the Guardian Angel training should register here by 3 p.m. April 20. On April 21, media should meet in the south side parking lot of the Fort Hood visitors center at 12 p.m. Media outlets must register every member who will represent their organization.

     

  • FORT HOOD, Texas- Media representatives are invited to cover the advanced rifle marksmanship training with the Combined Agency Response Team here at 10 a.m. April 13.

    The training will be taught by local SWAT and FBI agents to 3rd Cavalry Regiment's Soldiers in preparation for the unit's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan. During the training, Soldiers will fire live-ammunition of their assigned weaponry.   

    Media who are interested in covering the advanced rifle marksmanship training should register here by 3 p.m. April 12.  On April 13, media should meet in the south side parking lot of the Fort Hood visitors center at 9: 15 a.m. Media outlets must register every member who will represent their organization.

  • FORT HOOD, Texas -- The 3rd Cavalry Regiment will host combat engineer demolition range gunnery 10 a.m. April 7 here.

    This is one of the first training events held by 3rd CR that includes the newly-integrated female combat engineers.

    Media who are interested in covering this event should register here by noon April 6. On April 7, media should meet in south side parking lot of the Fort Hood visitors center at 9:15 a.m. 

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    This article is the second story in a two-part series illustrating the roles women have in the military: Part 2 focuses on Pvt. Lashonda Ivy, one of the Army’s first female combat engineers.

    FORT HOOD, Texas – As the sunrise kissed the once dark skies with warm, orange and red hues, an 18-year-old female Soldier climbed the steep mountain, shaking off the chill of the cold, desert air.

    This article is the second story in a two-part series illustrating the roles women have in the military: Part 2 focuses on Pvt. Lashonda Ivy, one of the Army’s first female combat engineers.

    FORT HOOD, Texas – As the sunrise kissed the once dark skies with warm, orange and red hues, an 18-year-old female Soldier climbed the steep mountain, shaking off the chill of the cold, desert air.

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    This article is the first in a two-part series illustrating the roles women have in the military: Part 1 focuses on Lt. Col Lynn Ray, the first commander of the newly stood-up Regimental Engineer Squadron.

    FORT HOOD, Texas – A role model is often described as someone who radiates confidence, is highly successful and sets the example for others to emulate.

    This article is the first in a two-part series illustrating the roles women have in the military: Part 1 focuses on Lt. Col Lynn Ray, the first commander of the newly stood-up Regimental Engineer Squadron.

    FORT HOOD, Texas – A role model is often described as someone who radiates confidence, is highly successful and sets the example for others to emulate.

  • October 21, 2015 Army vs. Rice M1 Abrams/ M3 Cav Fighting Vehicle

    FORT HOOD, Texas – The 1st Air Cavalry Brigade and 3d Cavalry Regiment will host Veteran’s Day events during the Rice vs. Army game on Oct. 24 at the Rice Stadium on Rice University. Game time is 11:00 CST.

    A static display of an AH-64 Apache and a Stryker will be placed near the East gate of the stadium in celebration of the 1st Cavalry Division’s 50th anniversary and the 240th Army birthday. 

    U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” Staff Sgt. Labrecque will sing the National Anthem. 

    Soldiers of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division will visit with cadets in Texas ROTC Programs. Cadets will learn the importance of aviation in the Army and hear from Army pilots and their experience in the Army.

     

  • FORT HOOD, Texas – The 3d Cavalry Regiment will celebrate 167 years of unit history during the annual “Brave Rifles Birthday Week” scheduled for May 13 – 19 on Fort Hood. The weeklong event features team sports competitions between representatives from each squadron and will culminate with the 2nd Annual Brave Rifles 5k / 10k Run in Salado, TX. The event this year will also reunite past and present members of the Regiment who served in 3CR during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

    Any media interested in covering “Brave Rifles Birthday Week” can contact Maj. Adam Weece at (254) 368-6774 or adam.c.weece.mil@mail.mil for access and details. Check our Facebook page for a timeline of events: https://www.facebook.com/3dUSCAV

  • Hood Officer Spouses' Club hosts golf scramble

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The Fort Hood Officers' Spouses' Club will host their 17th Annual Golf Scramble Friday, May 3 at the Courses at Clear Creek.

    Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a "howitzer" start at 9. All monies raised from the event will go to benefit the local military community in the form of scholarships, welfare grants, and emergency donations.

    Those interested in participating in the event can go to www.forthoodosc.org for additional information.

    Any media interested in covering the scramble can contact Maj. Adam Weece at 254-368-6774 for access and details.

  • The 3d Cavalry Association will hold the 2nd Annual Brave Riles 5k/10k Run May 18 from 6 a.m. - 12 p.m. in Salado, TX.

    The first Brave Rifles 5k/10k Run was held last year on Fort Hood and attracted 1,000 military and civilian runners from the Central Texas area. This year the 3d Cavalry Association is partnering with the Village of Salado to attract even more runners.  

    The event is open to the public and features 5k and 10k distances in the following categories: running, walking, and wheel-chair/hand cycle. Pets and strollers are also welcome. Other attractions include live music, a rock-climbing wall, a bouncy house, as well as other kid's activities at no extra cost.  Local vendors will also be on site offering food and other concessions. 

    The 3d Cavalry Association is registered as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Soldiers and Family members of the 3d Cavalry Regiment.

  • UPDATE: Media should contact SSG Michael Dator at (254) 462-6147 if you plan to cover this event.

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    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The 3rd Cavalry Regiment "Brave Rifles" will soon celebrate a new school partnership.

    Key leaders from the 4th Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, will officially adopt Salado High School during a ribbon cutting ceremony slated for 1 p.m. April 3 at Salado High School.

    Burt Smith, Salado High School principal, and Lt. Col. David C. Foley, 4/3 CR commander, will cut the ribbon to signify the start of the new partnership.

    The Adopt-A-School Program started in the mid-1990s. The program aligns local schools to different Fort Hood units.

    Soldiers from each unit support students in their adopted school through mentorship, tutoring and leadership skills.

    This is the first of four schools scheduled to be adopted in Salado by the 3rd Cavalry Regiment.

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    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The 3rd Cavalry Regiment is scheduled to conduct testing for the Army's Expert Infantryman Badge Apr. 23-27 at Fort Hood. 

    The weeklong event will be the first EIB test in the 3rd Cavalry Regiment's history.  It is the unit's first large-scale infantry training event since the unit converted from an armor-based force composed of tanks to an infantry-based force centered on the Army's medium weight Stryker vehicle. 

    The EIB is a coveted honor among infantry professionals in the U.S. Army.  In order to earn the badge, participants must endure a rigorous week of testing on critical infantry tasks, including land navigation, military operations in urban terrain, weapons function, first aid and the Army Physical Fitness Test.  More than 450 soldiers are expected to begin the weeklong test, which will conclude with an awards ceremony at 9 a.m. Apr. 27 on Rifles Field, Fort Hood. 

    A press kit with information on the event, including a schedule of events, can be found at http://www.forthoodpresscenter.com/go/doctype/3439/122135/

    NOTE: Any media desiring to cover this event should contact Maj. Jason Billington(jason.billington@us.army.mil) at (254) 368-6774 or (254) 553-6780.

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    Photo of Stryker vehicle

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The 3rd Cavalry Regiment is scheduled to host a Stryker Arrival Ceremony and champagne christening at 10 a.m. April 2 at the Fort Hood Rail Yard.

    The event will commemorate the arrival of 150 Stryker vehicles to Fort Hood.  The 3rd Cavalry Regiment is the last scheduled unit in the Army to transform to a Stryker brigade combat team, bringing the Army’s newest warfighting capabilities into the battlefields of the future.  

    A press kit with information on the ceremony, the 3d Cavalry Regiment, and the Stryker vehicle can be found here

    NOTE: Any media desiring to cover this event should register NLT 2 p.m. Mar. 30 here.  For more information, contact Sgt. Julie Wallace-Myles (Julie.G.Wallace@us.army.mil) at (254) 287-3895. A 3rd CR public affairs representative will meet media at the TJ Mills Visitor Center for gate processing between 9-9:30 a.m. April 2. 

  • FORT HOOD, Texas- The 3rd Cavalry Regiment is scheduled to hold a ceremony honoring the unit's efforts in Iraq. The unit will be adding their DoD-awarded streamers to the Regimental Colors, signifying its participation in all phases of the Iraq campaign. The ceremony will be held on Veterans Field (on Battalion Ave. across from Warrior Way PX) at 1:45 p.m.

    NOTE: Any media desiring to cover this event should contact Maj. Jason Billington (jason.billington@us.army.mil) at 254-368-6774, or Staff Sgt. Garrett Ralston (garrett.ralston@us.army.mil) at (254) 287-3903 no later than 10 a.m. Jan. 20. A 3rd CR public affairs representative will meet media at the Marvin Leath Visitor Center at 1:20 p.m. Jan. 20.

  • FORT HOOD, Texas- The 3rd Cavalry Regiment is scheduled to welcome 16 of its Troopers back to the "Great Place" Dec. 1, after a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan. There will be a reception ceremony held at Bldg. 9407 (on Battalion Ave. across from Albee Hall) at 12:30 p.m.

    NOTE: Any media desiring to cover this event should contact Maj. Jason Billington (jason.billington@us.army.mil) at 254-368-6774, or Staff Sgt. Garrett Ralston (garrett.ralston@us.army.mil) at (254) 287-3903 no later than 9 a.m. Dec. 1. A 3rd CR public affairs representative will meet media at the Marvin Leath Visitor Center at 12:00 p.m. Dec. 1.