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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Working with the ex-service 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.

The passing of friends and family is never easy on anyone, neither is the telling. It is with a heavy heart that we have to announce the passing of CPT Michael W. Bond, A Co, 1-9th Cav:

Michael Wade (Mike) Bond, 72, of Hardy, VA, died Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at the VA Hospital, Salem. Born April 11, 1946, in Bluefield, WV, he was a son of the late Wade Franklin Bond and Mildred Jane Faulkner Bond. Also preceding him in death were two brothers, Mark Bond and Matthew Bond. He was a veteran of the United States Army, served in the Vietnam War as a helicopter pilot, and among his service awards are a Purple Heart, Distinguished Flying Cross, Vietnam Service Medal with one Silver Star and three Bronze Stars, and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Gold Star. A retired realtor, and Mike formerly served as the Director of Lake Christian Ministries. He was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church where a memorial service will be held on Saturday at 2 P.M. with the Rev. David Lord officiating. Surviving are his wife, RoJane Chandler-Bond, children, Leigh Bond Kurtz (Edward), Bil Bond, Aaron Chandler (Rose Brister), Whitney Bond Webster (Greg), Sarah Bond (Tom Keegan), Rachel Chandler (Luke McLean), grandchildren, Josh Kurtz (Meghan Epperly), Jordan Kurtz, Connor Kurtz, Alex Bond, Grayson Bond, Isabella Bashioum, Sophie Bashioum, Silas Bashioum, Jack Webster, Sam Webster; great-grandchildren, Ramsey Anne Kurtz and Avery Michael Bond and sister, Mitzi Rowsey (Harry)Memorial contributions may be made to Lake Christian Ministries, 13157 S Old Moneta Rd., Moneta, VA 24121 or to Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 13586 S Old Moneta Rd., Moneta, VA 24121. Arrangements made by Conner-Bowman Funeral Home and Crematory, 62 VA Market Place Dr., Rocky Mount, VA.
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Deadline has been extended to November 28 2018.

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We have lost another trooper:

Miller Dean Hayden

His funeral will be held at the Dallas Fort Worth national Cemetery, Wednesday, 21 November, at 1015. The family is looking for Cav Troopers to attend and support. I realize this is a short notice mission, but if you are in the area, please try to make it.
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