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116th Cavalry Brigade, Boise, Idaho

 

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Today, the Army welcomed its newest batch of school-trained armor officers into its ranks. They'll serve as platoon leaders, entrusted with leading our young men and women into harms way.

We are very proud that the Distinguished Honor Graduate was our own 2LT Batz from 1st Squadron, 221st Cavalry in the Nevada Army National Guard. His selection is a testament to his commitment to the profession of arms.

Congratulations to 2LT Batz and the entire graduating class. Well done! Sine Mora!

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Our Troopers get a shout out from the Director of the Army National Guard.

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Pulling for our National Guard brothers in this year's Best Ranger Competition. #RLTW

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Railhead operations are serious business. Our reconnaissance squadron in the Nevada Army National Guard is getting it done so they can exercise their platforms and build their gunnery skills. Sine Mora!

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1st Battalion, 148th Field Artillery Regiment, 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team conducts a live fire exercise at the Orchard Combat Training Center. - U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Warner 116th CBCT Public Affairs

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Our signal company and the brigade command post conducted a Mission Command Validation Exercise this last weekend. Capabilities were tested over satellite, line-of-sight, and local cabling. Effective communication within the brigade is essential for mission success. These Soldiers' skills immediately translate into civilian Information Technology careers. Let us know if you are interested in joining this part of our team. #DefendWhatMattersMost

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Headquarters and Headquarters Company 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team bids farewell to Captain Mixa and welcomes Captain Rios as our incoming Company Commander . The Headquarters Company plays a critical role by supporting and securing the Brigade Command Post, enabling the entire Brigade the ability to synchronize and execute operations anytime and anywhere. We wish Captain Mixa all the best in his future endeavors, and we are excited for Captain Rios' leadership for our Soldiers. Sine Mora!

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1-148 FA firing the M109A6 “Paladin” at the Orchard Combat Training Center. #FieldArtillery #IdahoArmyNationalGuard

1-148 FA firing the M109A6 “Paladin” at the Orchard Combat Training Center. #FieldArtillery #IdahoArmyNationalGuard

Posted by 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team (Official) on Thursday, April 5, 2018

Alpha Company 2-116 CAB Gunnery

Alpha Company 2-116 CAB part of the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team (Official) conducted gunnery with their M1A2 Abrams... We went along for the ride. #19K #Tanks #OnTheWay #IDARNG

Posted by Idaho Army National Guard on Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Today we celebrated the retirement of Brigadier General John Goodale. His care for our Troopers has been unmatched, and his leadership will leave an enduring legacy within both the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team (Official) and the Idaho Army National Guard. Best wishes to him and his family.

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Our crews continue to knock down targets.

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I know that my leadership skills learned through service in the military were a big part of my being chosen for this position, said Capt. Chuck L. Day. After 11 years as an elementary school teacher, Capt. Day will be starting his new position as the principal of Burley's newest school. Capt. Day serves as the Chemical Officer for the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team at Gowen Field in Boise, ID. Capt. Day has been serving in the Idaho Army National Guard for the last 8 years.

Maj. Gen. Erik C. Peterson addresses the Idaho National Guard leadership during the TAG Leadership Conference at The Riverside Hotel in Boise, ID, February 24th, 2018. Maj. Gen. Peterson is a University of Idaho graduate and is currently serving as the Commanding General of First Army Division West at Fort Hood, TX. - U.S. Photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle J. Warner, 116th CBCT Public Affairs.

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Our Troopers from 1st Squadron, 221st Cavalry supported local law enforcement to keep the New Year's Eve celebration safe and secure for the many thousands of tourists and residents ringing in 2018 in Las Vegas.

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As we head into the new year, here are some good tips on answering questions about how additional training could affect you.

ARNG 4.0

The Army National Guard has changed significantly through the years. Our main focus for our future is on readiness and providing an operational force to the Total Army. Please watch to learn more about the vision for Army Guard 4.0.

Posted by LTG Timothy J Kadavy on Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Remembering those deployed this Holiday while we celebrate with those we love.

Deployed Soldiers holiday shout outs

Deployed Soldiers send their Families holiday shout outs.

Posted by U.S. Army on Monday, December 25, 2017

Sgt. Farrell and her daughter Brinn enjoying themselves at the HHC Family Holiday Party. #HappyHolidays #Family

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Table VI Gunnery at the Orchard Combat Training Area
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Cavalry Scouts from HHC, 2-116 Combined Arms Battalion, 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team (Official) qualified on gunnery table VI at the Orchard Combat Training Center last night.

Posted by Idaho Army National Guard on Saturday, December 2, 2017

Please take a moment today to thank a veteran and remember why they fight. #VeteransDay #Thankyouforyourservice

Veterans Day

Why we fightToday on #VeteransDay, we honor and pay tribute to America's veterans for their devotion, patriotism, selfless service and sacrifice.

Posted by U.S. Army on Saturday, November 11, 2017

Brig. Gen. Michael J. Garshak, the newly appointed adjutant general of Idaho and commander of the Idaho National Guard, addresses service members and guests during today's change of command ceremony at Gowen Field, Boise, ID. Brig. Gen. Garshak assumes command after Maj. Gen. Gary L. Sayler's retirement and service as adjutant general since 2010. Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt Kyle J. Warner, 116th CBCT Idaho Army National Guard Public Affairs.

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A-10 Warthogs fly in formation with WWII Era Single Engine Prop Plane during Gowen Thunder 2017 at Gowen Field Air Force Base October 15 - photo by Army Staff Sgt. Kyle J. Warner, 116th CBCT Public Affairs

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Make a plan, be safe and have fun at Gowen Thunder!

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Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Family, friends, and fellow Soldiers of Sergeant First Class Charleston Hartfield. The horrific event in Las Vegas over the weekend was senseless, and we mourn the loss of our brother-in-arms.

Some of our own Troopers from 1st Squadron, 221st Cavalry from the Nevada National Guard were at the event and witnessed the devastation firsthand. For those whose community and life have been shaken, know that we are here to support you and your loved ones. Within our Army Family, lean on each other, listen, and pull those up that need help in the wake of this tragedy.