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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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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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Reunion Update:

Both the Hampton Inn (304-343-9300) and the Courtyard by Marriott (304-344-5777) have blocked 10 rooms per for the Charleston WV Reunion. Room rates will be $159. If you are planning on attending the Reunion and have not made your reservations. Give them a call.
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Just a bit of humor to get you through the day:

Remember this:
Murphy's Laws of Combat

1. If the enemy is in range, so are you.
2. Incoming fire has the right of way.
3. Don't look conspicuous, it draws fire.
4. The problem with the easy way out is that it's usually mined.
5. Try to look unimportant, they may be low on ammo.
6. Professionals are predictable, it's the amateurs that are dangerous.
7. Teamwork is essential, it gives the enemy someone else to shoot at.
8. If you can't remember, then the Claymore IS pointed at you.
9. A "sucking chest wound" is Nature's way of telling you to slow down.
10. If your attack is going well, then it's an ambush.
11. Never draw fire, it irritates everyone else around you.
12. Anything you do can get you shot, including nothing.
13. Never share a foxhole with anyone braver than you.
14. If you're short of everything but the enemy, you're in a combat zone.
15. Never forget that your weapon is made by the lowest bidder.
16. Friendly fire isn't.
17. The most dangerous thing in the world is a 2nd lieutenant with a map and compass.
18. There is no such thing as an atheist in a foxhole.
19. If at first you don't succeed, call in an air strike.
20. Military Intelligence is a contradiction.
21. Tracers work both ways.
22. It's not the one with your name on it, it's the one marked "To whom it may concern" that you've got to worry about.
23. Walking point= sniper bait.
24. If it's stupid and works, it isn't.
25. No combat ready unit ever passed inspection.
26. Things that must be shipped as a set, aren't.
27. Don't ever be the first, don't ever be the last, and never volunteer.
28. As soon as you're served hot food in the field, it rains.
29. No matter which way you have to march, it's uphill.
30. Air strikes always overshoot the target, artillery always falls short.
31. Never tell the platoon sergeant you have nothing to do.
32. Beer Math- 2 beers X 37 men = 49 cases.
33. Body Count Math- 3 guerrillas + 1 probable + 2 pigs = 38 enemy killed.
34. The newest and least experienced soldier will usually win the Medal of Honor.
35. The Cavalry doesn't always come to the rescue!
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