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.

Rosey Michels Carter shared a The Wall That Heals to 1st Cavalry Division Association - Alumni of the First Team's timeline. ... See MoreSee Less

We’re very excited to have The Wall That Heals - Vietnam Veterans Memorial at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery. There are many Vietnam Veterans and other volunteers on site to help with set up and we’ll hold the official opening ceremony tomorrow. Words can’t express what it means to us to have this here 🇺🇸

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I went to Nam by ship out of Benning with the First Cav. A Co 8th Engr (ABN) Aug 1965. I was Wounded 27 May 1967 A Co supported the First Brigade which was Airborne. Spend a lot of time with the grunt units as a Demo men. The truth is with the exception of the first month that we were there cutting out the Green Line we were in the bush. Came back to the states after I got out of the hospital and off profile, went to Bragg join Special Forces after 8 month training went back to Nam 69-70, I I'm proud to say that I served in the best two units in the Army in Combat. ... See MoreSee Less

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