Allied service members, including "Warhorse" Soldiers of 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, throughout Kosovo Force (KFOR) completed the second iteration of the KFOR Danish Contingent (DANCON) March at Camp Maréchal De Lattre De Tassigny, Kosovo, July 8, 2018. Service members marched the 22-km route in wet conditions to cultivate esprit de corps among partner nations.
KFOR is a NATO-led international peacekeeping force responsible for supporting and maintaining a secure and stable environment in Kosovo.
(U.S. Army photos by Capt. Ed Alvarado and Spc. Jarel Chugg Guerra)
Austin, Texas, has been announced as the new home of #ArmyFutures Command.
Army Futures Command, which began operations on July 1, will lead the Army's future force modernization enterprise. The command is expected to assess the future operational environment, emerging threats, and new technologies in order to develop and deliver concepts, requirements, future force designs, and modern materiel solutions to meet our Soldiers' wartime needs.
#MeetYourArmy - U.S. Army Sgt. Javaris T. Campbell is the #4ID and U.S. Army Fort Carson Soldier of the Week. Campbell serves as a signal support systems NCO with Company B "Barbarians," 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division (Iron Brigade). Campbell deployed in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, standing out as a competent and hardworking Soldier. Upon his return to Fort Carson, Campbell consistently completed tasks efficiently. Campbell, acting on his own initiative, took charge of the headquarters platoon and completed daily tasks to standard. Campbell recently developed a simple key loader (SKL) class (an SKL is a hand-held fill device for securely receiving, storing, and transferring data) that was taught to 1st Bn., 68th Armor Reg. Headquarters platoon is more effective because of Campbell. Co. B is proud to have him as a part of the organization.
Today at 8 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time (MDT), Secretary of the Army Mark T. Esper, Under Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy, Army Chief of Staff GEN Mark A. Milley and Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. James C. McConville will hold a joint news conference regarding an announcement about Army Futures Command.
The news conference is planned for livestreaming via the U.S. Army Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Army Futures Command will be tasked with driving the Army into the future to achieve clear overmatch in future conflicts.
Soldiers with 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, #4ID, conduct safety checks on a UH-60 Black Hawk in preparation for air assault training at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania, July 10, 2018.
The Soldiers of 2nd GSAB are conducting similar training in locations throughout Europe in support of Atlantic Resolve.
(U.S. Army photo by Spc. Andrew McNeil)
Beginning October 2020, Soldiers will be required to take the new Army Combat Fitness Test.
Here are some facts about the six-event test.
#4ID wishes a happy 100th birthday to the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Corps.
Participants sprint off the starting line of a 5K fun run in celebration of the Warrant Officer Corps' 100th anniversary at Iron Horse Park on post, July 9, 2018.
Officially, the birth date of the Army Warrant Officer Corps is July 9, 1918, when Congress established the Army Mine Planter Service as part of the Coast Artillery.
Warrant officers possess a high degree of specialization in a particular field in contrast to the more general assignment pattern of other commissioned officers. Warrant officers command aircraft, maritime vessels, special units and task organized operational elements. In a wide variety of units and headquarters specialties, warrant officers provide quality advice, counsel, and solutions to support their unit or organization. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Lance Pounds, 71st Ordnance Group)
Big announcement from U.S. Army today! Senior leaders have approved the new gender- and age- neutral Army Combat Fitness Test that all Soldiers will be required to take beginning in October 2020. #4ID Soldiers are READY!
War Horse Soldiers of 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, stationed at a remote outpost in Afghanistan, received care packages from Armstrong Elementary School's PTA in Reston, Virginia. The care packages contained treats, hygiene items and notes written by students.
A team consisting of U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command researchers and scientists from the University of North Texas compared two schools of meditation.
The team determined that Yoga, over Chi meditation, is more effective in reducing stress and developed a technique using heart rate variability to quantify by how much.
The Army's long-term goal is to use meditation to mitigate the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This research could guide the design and testing of new interventions improving Soldier readiness.
This month, free Yoga classes, starting at 6:45 a.m., are offered Wednesdays at Iron Horse Sports and Fitness Center and Fridays at Waller Physical Fitness Center.
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#MeetYourArmy - U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Michael W. Shafer is the #4ID and U.S. Army Fort Carson Soldier of the Week. Shafer serves as a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) platoon sergeant with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 52nd Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. Shafer was the distinguished honor graduate for the CBRN Dismounted Reconnaissance Course (DRC) at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Shafer maintained a 94 percent GPA while serving as class leader. Shafer’s technical and tactical knowledge as a CBRN specialist allowed him to excel in the DRC, setting high standards for his peers and Soldiers.
Cavalry scouts with the 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, hone their surveillance tactics with members of the United Kingdom human intelligence team at Camp Nothing Hill, Kosovo, June 29.
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Casey Hustin)
Happy #IndependenceDay #4ID Family!
As we celebrate our Nation's independence from Great Britain, we unite in honor of the colonists responsible for creating our great Country through the American Revolution.
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." – Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776
(U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Anthony Bryant)
While fire danger is high in Colorado and dozens of #4thofJuly fireworks shows are cancelled, here are some Soldiers who put on a show.
"We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled ... do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved ..." – Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776
Since June 14, 1775, U.S. Army Soldiers have protected this great nation. This We'll Defend.
A hand over/take over ceremony was held at the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach - Storck Barracks' airfield to mark the start of 4th Combat Aviation Brigade's assumption of the Atlantic Resolve mission as U.S. Army Europe's regionally allocated aviation force, July 2, 2018.
The Ivy Eagles replace the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade "Air Cav", 1st Cavalry Division, based at Fort Hood, Texas.
#OTDIH, 1775, George Washington officially took command of the Continental Army. Six years later, Great Britain surrendered following the defeat of Charles Cornwallis' forces at the Battle of Yorktown, the final major conflict of the American Revolution.
Born a British citizen and a former commander for the British army in the French and Indian War, the Second Continental Congress offered Washington the role of commander in chief of the Continental Army.
The last of the remaining British troops withdrew from New York City November 25, 1783, marking the end of British rule in the United States.
Rolling into the holiday like...Who's ready for a couple days off?
Be safe out there, unlike this guy.
Happy 4th of July from #4ID!
" ... In these United States–under those colors of red, white and blue–in this country all Americans are created free and equal. And we will rise or fall based on our merit and we’ll be judged by the content of our character, not the color of our skin. That is the core organizing principle of the United States of America and that is why we fight." –Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley
Ivy Soldiers from 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment "Blackhawks," 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, assigned to Task Force Southeast, perform sling load operations with a CH-47 Chinook helicopter piloted by Soldiers of the 101st CAB, Wings of Destiny at Advisor Platform Lightning, near Gardez, Afghanistan.
Task Force Southeast conducts security force assistance through training, advising, and assisting the 203rd Tandir (Thunder) Corps of the Afghan National Army and the 303rd Spin Ghar (White Mountain) Zone Police Headquarters to develop sustainable, independent institutions and security strategies for the Afghan people.
#SteadfastandLoyal Soldiers from 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, aided the Kosovo Border Police in interdicting smugglers, carrying €10,000-worth of alcohol, sneaking into Kosovo without paying customs duties, June 5, 2018.
3rd Sqdn., 61st Cav. Reg., assigned to KFOR Multinational Battle Group-East, is deployed to Kosovo on a nine-month security and stabilization mission as the Battle Group’s ground-force element and is responsible for patrols on the Administrative Boundary Line separating Kosovo and Serbia.