UPDATES:  as of 29 July 2020

We have canceled the 73rd Reunion in Louisville, KY.  The next reunion will be held in Texas, September 22-26, 2021.

Please be sure to cancel any hotel reservations made in Louisville.

Hope everyone heeds warnings about the virus and stays healthy.


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.

12TH CAVALRY ALUMNI REUNION is now scheduled for 10-14 Nov 2020 at the Welk Resort 1984 State Highway 165 in Branson, MO 65616. Room Reservations 800-808-9355/417-337-9200 REF GP # 604821. Room Rates $89.00 plus tax/night/ couple includes breakfast. Add $10 each add’l guest/room (includes breakfast). NLT 23 OCT 2020 POC Thomas Crabtree: 432-853-4851
“We have been fortunate here in Branson area and the City and Taney County Officials decided to go ahead as planned. Area health officials have a masking mandate while in public places, primarily inside facilities such as hotels & restaurants. Exceptions made while eating, dining. In the show theatres seating is spaced and masking throughout the show is a personal choice. All service employees in eating establishments are required to mask for customer protection.”
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SITUATION: It has been brought to our attention that there is an individual on Facebook by the name of Timothy Paquette that has his place of employment listed as 1st Cavalry Division Association - Alumni of the First Team, here in Copperas Cove, TX. He is not and has never been employed, volunteered or associated with the Association. He is NOT even a member of the Association! When asked to remove that information from his Facebook account he became less than cooperative. We have tried numerous times to report him to Facebook but see that nothing has come of it. The 1CDA is non-political and stays unbiased with current events, his views however are not. ... See MoreSee Less

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