1st Armored Division

1st Armored Division Welcome to the official page of the 1st Armored Division. The 1st Armored Division is "America's Tank Division" and is the only armored division in the U.S.

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What a wonderful way to mark the approaching end of Army Heritage Month and PRIDE Month. In line with the Department of ...
06/25/2021

What a wonderful way to mark the approaching end of Army Heritage Month and PRIDE Month. In line with the Department of Defense policies, the U.S. Army announced yesterday that all transgender personnel are able to serve openly in the U.S. Army, among other revised policies.

Service in the Army is open to all who can meet the standards
for military service and readiness. We remain committed to treating all Soldiers with dignity and respect while ensuring good order and discipline. Soldiers who meet those standards can serve openly in their self-identified gender.

The new policy ensures that no person, solely on the basis of his or her gender identity, will be denied accession into the Army; involuntarily separated or discharged from the Army; denied reenlistment or continuation of service; or subjected to adverse action or mistreatment.

Allowing all qualified Americans to serve their country in uniform is better for the military and better for the country because an inclusive force is a more effective force, which enhances the readiness of our Army team.

We are proud to serve with all #IronSoldiers. We are #AmericasTankDivision.

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What a wonderful way to mark the approaching end of Army Heritage Month and PRIDE Month. In line with the Department of Defense policies, the U.S. Army announced yesterday that all transgender personnel are able to serve openly in the U.S. Army, among other revised policies.

Service in the Army is open to all who can meet the standards
for military service and readiness. We remain committed to treating all Soldiers with dignity and respect while ensuring good order and discipline. Soldiers who meet those standards can serve openly in their self-identified gender.

The new policy ensures that no person, solely on the basis of his or her gender identity, will be denied accession into the Army; involuntarily separated or discharged from the Army; denied reenlistment or continuation of service; or subjected to adverse action or mistreatment.

Allowing all qualified Americans to serve their country in uniform is better for the military and better for the country because an inclusive force is a more effective force, which enhances the readiness of our Army team.

We are proud to serve with all #IronSoldiers. We are #AmericasTankDivision.

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06/24/2021

Congratulations to BG Frank Stanco, deputy commanding general-operations, 1st Armored Division, on your promotion today!

06/24/2021

Join us live as we celebrate the promotion of Frank J. Stanco, deputy commanding general-operations, 1st Armored Division, to the rank of Brigadier General. Maj. Gen. Sean C. Bernabe, commanding general, 1st Armored Division, hosts today’s ceremony.

06/23/2021

Sexual assault and harassment will not be tolerated in #AmericasTankDivision. Take a look at this video from our 32d Army Air and Missile Defense Command partners for what you need to know about reporting these types of incidents. Remember, you can report for others, too! YOU ARE NOT ALONE, #IronSoldiers.

Fort Bliss's own 93D Military Police Battalion falls under 89th Military Police Brigade. We are proud to serve with such...
06/22/2021

Fort Bliss's own 93D Military Police Battalion falls under 89th Military Police Brigade. We are proud to serve with such dedicated public servants, no matter the distance between us. Of the Troops!

Join U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) for part two of their #FORSCOMFrontline podcast on Thursday, June 24. During #Ar...
06/21/2021

Join U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) for part two of their #FORSCOMFrontline podcast on Thursday, June 24. During #ArmyHeritageMonth, we celebrate all Soldiers, Civilians, Family members, and Veterans, and the inclusion of our Army. It is because we accept and serve with all that we are able to defeat the enemy on the battlefield.

Join us for part two of our #PrideMonth special of the #FORSCOMFrontline podcast, available June 24. We have an open conversation on inclusion and experiences serving as an openly gay #Soldier in the #USArmy. Listen on the #FORSCOM page or find us on your favorite podcast platform!

#PeopleFirst #Pride #Inclusion #SoldierStory #MeetYourArmy #ArmyFamily #ArmyTeam U.S. Army

Happy Fathers Day, #OldIronsides. #AmericasTankDivision thanks you for your service, in and out of uniform.
06/20/2021

Happy Fathers Day, #OldIronsides. #AmericasTankDivision thanks you for your service, in and out of uniform.

From our DOD family to yours, we wish a very happy Father’s Day to all the brave dads serving out there! Thank you for your service both in and out of uniform.

06/14/2021
*UPDATE* The 24.6-hour birthday run is CANCELLED. We put the safety of our Soldiers above all else, and, considering El ...
06/10/2021

*UPDATE* The 24.6-hour birthday run is CANCELLED. We put the safety of our Soldiers above all else, and, considering El Paso’s historic high temperatures right now, we have decided to celebrate only on Monday. We will still have food trucks and static displays, and, of course the ceremonial cake cutting.

Join #AmericasTankDivision as we celebrate the 246th birthday of the U.S. Army at Iron Soldier Field. We will have static vehicle and weapons displays on Monday, June 14. In addition to those displays, the museum will have historical displays, AAFES will host Food Trucks and a mobile barber shop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. At 3 p.m., join The Real Iron 7 Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Williams as we commemorate the occasion with a ceremonial cake cutting!

All DoD cardholders are welcome to attend and Soldiers are encouraged to spend their day celebrating the nation's oldest and greatest fighting force. We cannot celebrate #ArmyHeritageMonth without you!

If you can't make it, be sure to check our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages for photos and videos throughout the day!

U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) U. S. Army North (Fifth Army) III Corps and Fort Hood 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division 1st Armored Division Sustainment Brigade Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss 1st Armored Division Artillery U.S. Army Fort Bliss William Beaumont Army Medical Center Joint Task Force North U.S. Army Joint Modernization Command The NCO Leadership Center of Excellence 5th Armored Brigade 32d Army Air and Missile Defense Command 93D Military Police Battalion

*UPDATE* The 24.6-hour birthday run is CANCELLED. We put the safety of our Soldiers above all else, and, considering El Paso’s historic high temperatures right now, we have decided to celebrate only on Monday. We will still have food trucks and static displays, and, of course the ceremonial cake cutting.

Join #AmericasTankDivision as we celebrate the 246th birthday of the U.S. Army at Iron Soldier Field. We will have static vehicle and weapons displays on Monday, June 14. In addition to those displays, the museum will have historical displays, AAFES will host Food Trucks and a mobile barber shop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. At 3 p.m., join The Real Iron 7 Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Williams as we commemorate the occasion with a ceremonial cake cutting!

All DoD cardholders are welcome to attend and Soldiers are encouraged to spend their day celebrating the nation's oldest and greatest fighting force. We cannot celebrate #ArmyHeritageMonth without you!

If you can't make it, be sure to check our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages for photos and videos throughout the day!

U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) U. S. Army North (Fifth Army) III Corps and Fort Hood 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division 1st Armored Division Sustainment Brigade Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss 1st Armored Division Artillery U.S. Army Fort Bliss William Beaumont Army Medical Center Joint Task Force North U.S. Army Joint Modernization Command The NCO Leadership Center of Excellence 5th Armored Brigade 32d Army Air and Missile Defense Command 93D Military Police Battalion

Effective Wednesday, *Tomorrow* June 9, Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss Vaccination Site will now accept walk-ins for Tee...
06/08/2021

Effective Wednesday, *Tomorrow* June 9, Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss Vaccination Site will now accept walk-ins for Teens! A parent or legal guardian of the adolescent must be present on site to provide consent for their child to receive the COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer).

Individuals can still make an appointment to receive the vaccine at Stout Gym for times when the Freedom Crossing site is closed by calling 915-742-2273 or online at www.tricareonline.com.

#BeatCOVID19 #fightthevirus #togetherwecan #elpasostrong #COVID19

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Good news for TRICARE Beneficiaries aged 12-17!

Effective Wednesday, June 9, Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss Vaccination Site will now accept walk-ins for Teens! A parent or legal guardian of the adolescent must be present on site to provide consent for their child to receive the COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer).

Individuals can still make an appointment to receive the vaccine at Stout Gym for times when the Freedom Crossing site is closed by calling 915-742-2273 or online at www.tricareonline.com.

#BeatCOVID19 #fightthevirus #togetherwecan #elpasostrong #COVID19

1st Armored Division, U.S. Army Fort Bliss

06/08/2021
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The next episode of the #FORSCOMFrontline podcast goes live this Thursday, June 10! In the first of a special two-part episode, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) talks with Chaplain (Maj.) Rebecca Ammons, a transgender woman serving in the #USArmy. They talk to Chaplain Ammons about her personal struggles, as well as her contributions to #readiness and what Chaplains do to support #Soldiers and their #Families. Listen on the #FORSCOM page below or find them on your favorite podcast platform!

3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division officially cased its unit colors last week, marking its impending ...
06/07/2021

3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division officially cased its unit colors last week, marking its impending movement from Fort Bliss to the Republic of Korea this summer. We are proud of the work the #BulldogBrigade does every day, and know they will represent #AmericasTankDivision's proficiency, lethality, and readiness abroad with our Korean partners. #IronSoldiers!

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On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline, t...
06/06/2021
Home | D-Day | June 6, 1944 | The United States Army

On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which, “we will accept nothing less than full victory.” More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day’s end, the Allies gained a foot-hold in Continental Europe. The cost in lives on D-Day was high. More than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded, but their sacrifice allowed more than 100,000 Soldiers to begin the slow, hard slog across Europe, to defeat Adolf Hitler’s crack troops.

#NeverForget #NeverForgotten #DDay #ServeWithHonor #WWII #Soldiers #USArmy

The U.S. Army remembers June 6, 1944: The World War II D-Day invasion of Normandy, France.

#AmericasTankDivision congratulates the Honorable Christine Wormuth, our nation's first female Secretary of the Army. Wh...
06/03/2021

#AmericasTankDivision congratulates the Honorable Christine Wormuth, our nation's first female Secretary of the Army.

What a great way to kick off #ArmyHeritageMonth by welcoming our newest senior civilian leader to the team. Stay tuned to our page for the rest of the month, as we look back on 246 years of Army excellence.

06/01/2021
1AD Soldiers get Vaccinated

#IronSoldiers continue to fight against COVID-19. #AmericasTankDivision is committed to stopping the spread!

#IAMIRON

05/25/2021

Today, 1st Armored Division has officially been a resident of U.S. Army Fort Bliss for ten whole years! On May 24, 2011, Maj. Gen. Terry Wolff uncased the division colors and relinquished command of #AmericasTankDivision to Maj. Gen. Dana Pittard. This was the beginning of an incredible ten year partnership with the City of El Paso, southern New Mexico, and west Texas. "We look forward to advancing that relationship, and taking it to the next level."-Maj. Gen. Sean C. Bernabe, senior commander, 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss.

#IAMIRON U.S. Army U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) U. S. Army North (Fifth Army) III Corps and Fort Hood 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss 1st Armored Division Sustainment Brigade 1st Armored Division Artillery 1st Armored Division Band Fort Bliss

Check out this great information from Fort Bliss MWR, aimed at improving Quality of Life across the installation. You'll...
05/19/2021

Check out this great information from Fort Bliss MWR, aimed at improving Quality of Life across the installation. You'll find updated hours of MWR and installation facilities, upcoming events on- and off-installation, Child and Youth Services programs and hours, and so much more!

Fort Bliss puts its #PeopleFirst!

The Senior Leader Update (SLU) is a monthly community briefing where important timely issues are discussed with the leadership of Fort Bliss. The intent is to increase awareness of upcoming and key installation events and initiatives to support the Readiness of Soldiers, Families and the Installation.

Each month's SLU slide deck will be posted on the MWR webpage below and we encourage you to share the information with the Soldiers and Families within your units and organizations.

https://bliss.armymwr.com/programs/senior-leader-update-slu

05/18/2021
1st Armored Division Sustainment Brigade Birthday

In honor of our 10 Year Anniversary at Fort Bliss, we're highlighting the accomplishments of our Units.

1st Armored Division Sustainment Brigade is the heartbeat of the 1st Armored Division. The Muleskinners are the experts that keep us ready to fight.

#PeopleFirst | #iamiron | #AmericasTankDivision

Here's a helpful guide as we approach summer moves, helpful for both inbound and outbound.
05/18/2021

Here's a helpful guide as we approach summer moves, helpful for both inbound and outbound.

May is National Moving Month.

The time of year when most Americans find themselves moving to new locations -- especially in the military.

Find answers to your questions before you PCS ➡️ https://move.mil/faqs#before-you-move

#PeopleFirst | #QoL

05/17/2021

In recognition of 1st Armored Division's tenth year at Fort Bliss, we're taking time to recognize the 1AD units here on the installation.

Check out this awesome video showcasing the incredible work our Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss does daily in support of our nation. Great work #IronEagles.

05/15/2021
Download the Digital Garrison app today

This app includes the information from the main website, you can access the same information directly here.

Part of #OperationIronclad is putting information in the palms of our hands, literally.

05/15/2021
ARMED FORCES DAY

Today is Armed Forces Day.

The #USArmy is proud to serve alongside the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, United States Air Force and U.S. Coast Guard in defense of our nation.

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1st Platoon A co 7/6inf before the ground war kicked off.
My father Robert G. Von Staden in 1940 during maneuvers in Lousianna...1st Armored div....He was the only one to start the war (North Africa) and end the war (Arno valley) with his division. H had 365 days of actual combat.....
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1st Armored Division Sustainment Brigade 504th dfac closed for a week with no answer. Any insight for soldiers in the barracks who rely on food from there?
January 30, 2021 10am to noon MT on KTSM AM 690 and online at KTSMRadio.com and streaming live on Facebook at El Paso History Radio Show and Remember in El Paso When Making Military History Their names are legendary: Pershing, Bradley, Polk. They are just some of the history-making military leaders who served at Fort Bliss, leaving their mark on El Paso and the world. One of them is Gen. John J. Pershing, who chased Pancho Villa into Mexico in 1916, and led the U.S. expedition… See More
I treasure my time in the 1st AD. Both as a Cold Warrior and as a member of the force that fought in Desert Shield / Desert Storm. Iron Soldier for life!
From a 1971 Fourth Armored Division Association, New York Chapter publication.
March 1991 edition of Ironsides.
Coming Soon. A new book from Blocker Publishing titled "Line of Duty: Yes". In the book, we honor a member of your Division during WWII from his time at Wakeman General Hospital. I discovered the manuscript created by my mother, Dr. Virginia Blocker after 75 years. My father Truman G. Blocker Jr, MD performed many of the new incredible restorative surgical procedures to for fourteen of these brave soldiers to a normal life. Captain Kersting's interview and testimony is compelling. Any comments before the release in early February would be appreciated.
Who remembers HQ, Bad Kreuznach, Germany?
God and His Creation. This link has something for our veterans, 1st Armored Division, pastors, community leaders, youth, political leaders, and many others. It's funny, serious and everything in between. https://www.facebook.com/CountryGold/videos/375832387092929 Thank you WKRK in Murphy, NC for making this happen. Gary Chamberlain - Vietnam 1967