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Are you a Life Member of the 1CD Association?

A non-political, non-sectarian, non-profit Soldiers and Veterans fraternity.

On July 17, 1944, a group of FIRST TEAM Soldiers in the Admiralty Islands agreed to form an Association of 1st Cavalry Division Soldiers and Veterans to preserve old friendships and conduct periodic reunions. The Association held its first reunion in 1948 in El Paso, Texas and was incorporated in Washington, DC in 1949.

Anyone who has been assigned or attached to the 1st Cavalry Division anytime, anywhere, is eligible for Life membership. There are more than 28,000 men and women on our active membership rolls.

We are a group of Soldiers and former Soldiers from privates to 4-star generals who share a bond of service with the FIRST TEAM.  We are dedicated to supporting the 1st Cavalry Division and each other.  Once Cav, always Cav!




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Veterans Day Activities 2019

Activities The William A. Richardson National Capitol Region Chapter in conjunction with the 1st Cavalry Division Association will sponsor a Hospitality Suite and small gift shop from 9-12 November and Veterans Day Dinner held on Monday, 11 November 2019. The event will be held at the Crowne Plaza Washington National Airport Hotel located at 1480 […]

Ghosts of Fallujah

Ghosts of Fallujah (written by Coley D. Tyler) is a first person account of the Second Battalion, Seventh Cavalry’s participation in the Second Battle of Fallujah, the largest single engagement of the Iraq War and the largest urban battle since Hue in 1968. A First Marine Division operation, it was spearheaded by one of the […]

He Had His Whole Life in Front of Him

By Ned Fourney   Their stories are heartbreaking. For decades, thousands of families – over 7,800 from America and 100,000 from Korea – have wondered how and when their son, husband, brother, or uncle died during the Korean War. They’ve spent a lifetime hoping their loved one would return. But there has been only silence. […]

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How to Join

Working with the Veteran community is an important part our work in the organization.

To preserve and strengthen friendships through annual reunions, chapter activities, and our bi-monthly news letter, SABER. To obtain tangible evidence of membership in the Association, i.e., Membership card, membership certificate, lapel pin, window sticker, annual calendar, and a one-year subscription to SABER.

If you were ever assigned or attached to the 1st Cavalry Division print the Life Member Application, fill it out, and mail it with a $10 check or money order to the 1st Cavalry Division Association. If you never served with the 1st Cavalry Division but would like to join print the Associate Member Application, fill it out and mail it with a $15 check for an annual membership or $150 for a Life Associate Membership to the 1st Cavalry Division.

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Alumni of the First Team

We are country-wide. The National headquarters is located in Copperas Cove, Texas. There are several chapters throughout the country, as well as a chapter in the active Division at Fort Hood.

SUBJECT: Garryowen Veteran’s Association Annual Scholarship 2023ELIGIBILITY: Any 7thCavalry Active-Duty Service Member, Veteran of the 7th Cavalry, Spouse of Active Duty or Veteran of the 7th Cavalry, and their Children and Grandchildren.BACKGROUND: It is the intention of the Garryowen Veteran’s Association to award an annual $1,000 Scholarship to one of its Members or their Immediate Family at the Annual Garryowen Veteran’s Association Reunion.The funding for the Award will be obtained through regularly scheduled events. All proceeds from any events expressly announced as a “Scholarship” Fundraiser will be applied toward the scholarship fund, with any excess funds beyond the Annual Award placed in an Annuity that will ONLY be used for future Scholarship Awards. It will be decided at the Garryowen Veteran’s Association Annual Board of Governor’s Meeting or subsequent meetings held by the Association if an increase to the Award Amount and/or additional Awards are warranted, any changes to the Eligibility or Criteria will be addressed, including the Received No Later Than Date of July 28th (7th Cavalry Birthday).All essay submissions will be sent to the Garryowen Veteran’s Association Secretary who will collect all essays and prepare them for presentation at the Annual Garryowen Veteran’s Association Board of Governor’s Meeting. All essays will be distributed and read to attending Members at the Meeting with the applicant’s name removed to prevent any bias voting. Once all essays are read, a vote will take place among all members present. If no essays are received, the funds will remain in the Scholarship Fund.The winning essay will be read to all attendees at the Annual Garryowen Veteran’s Association. Upon completion of the reading of the essay, the award winner will be announced.The funds for the Award will be held ‘in trust’ and distributed to the winner upon notification of successful application to any post-secondary education institution including Colleges, Universities, Trade or Technical Schools.CRITERIA: An essay consisting of no less than 200 words Titled “What Makes America Great”, will be submitted to the Garryowen Veteran’s Association Secretary, SFC(R) Allen Johns @ [allen.m.johns@gmail.com](mailto:allen.m.johns@gmail.com)no later than July 28,, 2023. ... See MoreSee Less
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