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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!




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.

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Matthew Otto
Louis John Fisken, 7th Cav, Vietnam awaits us at Fiddlers' Green. Any Wisconsin troopers available to pay their respects, the memorial service is Tuesday 30 November 21 at 11am, with visitation beginning at 9am. Mickelson Funeral Home, Shawano WI. ... See MoreSee Less
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Dara Wydler
Salute: Decorated Vietnam veteran. Tree planting.Tree planting dedication salute to late decorated Vietnam veteranA tree planting dedication ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021, in honor of the late retired Brig. Gen. Howard Prince II.Prince was born in Lawton, Okla., on March 9,1941 and died May 19, 2021, in Austin, of a rare blood cancer. He is survived by his wife, Susan, and family.A Belton native, Prince graduated from Belton High School in 1958 and graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1962. He was a former commander of B Company, 5th Battalion, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division from 1967 to 1968, and at the time of his passing he was the President of the 5th Battalion, 7th Cavalry Association.Prince's belief in ethical leadership was rooted in his experiences as a highly decorated U.S. Army combat veteran in Vietnam. He earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at The University of Texas at Austin before returning to his alma mater, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where as the youngest colonel in the Army he was appointed to lead its new Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership. He also played a significant role in integrating the military academy to include women among its students.After he retired from the Army, Prince went on to teach leadership and ethics. He was most recently a clinical professor who held the Loyd Hackler Endowed Chair in Ethical Leadership at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.During his Army career, Prince earned two Purple Hearts, two Bronze Stars with “V” device, a Distinguished Flying Cross, a Silver Star, the Ranger tab, a Senior Parachutist Badge and the Combat Infantryman Badge.The ceremony will be held at Chisholm Trail Park, 3115 Dunns Canyon Road, in Belton. From Interstate 14, Exit Loop 121 West, turn Left on Sparta Road, then turn Right on Dunns Canyon Road. ... See MoreSee Less
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First Team Honor Guard looking great representing in Washington D.C. last week for Veterans Day! ... See MoreSee Less
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