Attention Vietnam Veterans: Look for the information regarding the Honorary Air Assault Badge on our Annual Reunion page.


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!




Latest News

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.

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Ct Chapter Meeting. Vietnam Chopper pilots and Grunts. Bob Robert S Waz, Paul Manning, Al Johnson,Jack Kranyak,Steve Carter, Keith Moyer, Glen Bentz, John Larensen. First meeting since the pandemic started. All Vaccinated and ready for action. ... See MoreSee Less
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From Jim Wright:I just want to let everyone know that our very own Julie Kink was interviewed by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF). This is a very great interview and if you have an hour to spend I think you will find her story be well worth the time.Just to update everyone, Julie is the person that does our fantastic newsletter for our chapter.As you will her in the interview she lost her brother in 1969 after just being in country for a month. At the time she was only 8 years old. Since then she has toured Vietnam several times.She has been the biggest supporter of Vietnam Vets that I know.At the 1st Cavalry annual conventions she started the Gold Star Family Breakfast program, which is held every year. ... See MoreSee Less
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www.facebook.com/USAA/photos/a.130601539663/10159513591354664Our mission is taking care of our members. The Clarity Child Guidance Center, their mission is providing the tools to take care of military kids. We're thrilled to help them with their mission. Learn more about Clarity Child Guidance Center at bit.ly/3rWdCNT #MonthoftheMilitaryChild ... See MoreSee Less
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