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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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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.

3 weeks ago

To All 1st Cavalry Division soldiers, families and Veterans: There is a Facebook page created on 4 August 2017 calling itself the 1st Cavalry Division Association that is a front for someone selling "Cav" t-shirts through a company called TeeChip. I've seen TeeChip around for quite a while, and what they normally do is to create t-shirts based on someone's rough sketch or wording that's generally for a class reunion or gathering of a club or a group. And lots of other companies do the same thing - especially if the customer wants to customize the shirt by adding the date of an event, etc.
In this situation, however, someone is using our historic 1st CavalryDivision Association (founded by the men who fought with the Cav in the Pacific during World War II) to market literally hundreds (1759 to be exact!) of different varieties of Cav t-shirts. This directly impacts our Association's income from the Crossed Sabers Souvenir Shop at Fort Hood and at every annual reunion around the country - money that goes toward scholarships awarded to the children of Cav Troopers as well as spouses who use the scholarship to get better jobs toward family support.
I have filed a complaint with Facebook and will pursue this with TeeChip. Our historic 1CDA will be doing the same with the help of our legal counsel.
In the meantime, I urge all Cav families and veterans to avoid this Wannabe web site and spread the word to shut down this scam.
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