11th cavalry

Fire and Smoke

Photograph by Staff Sgt. Jason Hull

Original Caption: US Army Soldiers, assigned to 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment-Blackhorse, fire the main gun of an M1 Abrams tank at targets during a combined arms live-fire exercise at Fort Irwin, Calif., Aug. 5, 2015. Part of #OperationDragonSpear, the training was part of a joint forcible entry operation with XVIIIth Airborne Corps, 82nd Airborne Division, The 75th Ranger Regiment, 10th Special Forces Group and the United States Air Force. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Hull

Battle of the Crossroads: At 0745 an element of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment on Operation KENTUCKY COUGAR engaged an unknown size enemy force 8 km north-northeast of Loc Ninh in Binh Long Province. The enemy returned fire with small arms, automatic weapons and RPG fire. As fighting continued, other elements of the Blackhorse Regiment and an element of the 2d Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division moved into the area and reinforced the troops in contact. Action continued in the afternoon until 1600 when the enemy withdrew. Results are 35 enemy killed, 1 US KIA and 9 US WIA. Two M113 ACAV and two M551 ARV Sheridan were destroyed.

A UH-72 Lakota Helicopter of the National Training Center’s Aviation Company provides air superiority cover for the opposition forces engaged with 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division’s ground forces during an encounter in the Siberian Flats at the National Training Center, June 15, 2016. (U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Austin Anyzeski, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment)