Chapter Directory

Almost Heaven West Virginia

                          Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1976822035940363/?ref=group_header During our fall meeting the chapter elected new officers.  The new president is Jim Hays, vice president is Marie Dockery.  We wish to express our gratitude to out-going, and past president Bill Carpenter.  Other business discussed included the post annual convention wrap-up, and the direction of the chapter going forward.  Our next meeting will be the first Saturday in April (6th), 2019.  We will assemble at the Shoney's restaurant at the Flatwoods exit of I-79 in Braxton Co., WV at 1PM.  All First Team veterans and friends are cordially invited to attend.  For further information about the chapter contact Jim Hays at 304-924-6380 or purplehays_05@yahoo.com.

California Central Coast

For meeting information please contact Barney B. Jones at (831)-917-5952 or e-mail firstcav-cc-chapter@outlook      

Columbia Williamette

Portland, OR

      Meets at 1800 the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Village Inn located at 1621 NE 10th Ave., Portland OR 97232;  E-mail is tangolima2505@comcast.net.  You can visit our website www.Hood2Hood1stCav.webs.com.      

Connecticut Chapter

Connecticut

          The Connecticut Chapter attended a traditional military battalion review and parade in Hartford, Ct., performed by the First Company Governor's Footguard.  The oldest continuously serving military unit in the United States, chartered in 1771. The next chapter meeting is scheduled for April 24, 1:00 at the Manchester American Legion.  All members and prospective members are encouraged to attend.  For more information contact Keith Moyer, president at kpmoyerco@hotmail,com, 860-537-1716.

Crossed Sabers Chapter

                             The members of the Chapter have survived the winter storm that hit Texas.  Many of our members lost power, had frozen pipes, and some went without water or experienced boil notices.  Many of you that live in northern climates and experience frigid temperatures and lots of heavy snow and ice storms are probably wondering what all the fuss is about a one-week cold storm, but for those of us who live in the southern states it is not a normal experience.  Our houses aren’t built for cold weather, they are built to withstand heat.  Our road departments do not have snowplows or salt because it isn’t cost effective.  While many of us are transplants and have lived in northern climates we are not as hardened to the climate as we once were. We have had no Chapter activities in the past two months but will have some in the weeks and months to come.  We are looking forward to a great 1st Cavalry Division Association Reunion to be held at Fort Hood/Killeen in September and hope that you join us in a much warmer Texas.  First Team!  Dennis Webster, President  Photo Caption: Harsh weather conditions in Texas.   Crossed Sabers Souvenir Shop Board meeting is the 4th Tuesday of the month except for December, 11:30 at 1st Cavalry Division Association Headquarters, 302 N Main St, Copperas Cove TX.  Open to everyone.  General Membership meeting is 3rd Wednesday of March and September at 6pm, place TBD.  For more information watch our Facebook page 1st Cavalry Division Association Crossed Saber Chapter.      

Florida Chapter

Orlando, FL

  We lost another of our Team, our chapter president, Ferd Gardiner passed away on 2/19/21.  He will be missed.  Our meetings are on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the VFW on 4444 Edgewater Rd in Orlando.  Hope to see ya there.  Gil Harris   Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month at 1300 at the VFW Post 2093, 4444 Edgewater Dr. Orlando.  You may also e-mail for further details.  fgardiner@cfl.rr.com  or by our Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/Florida-Chapter-1st-Cavalry-Division-Association-209030235851660/?ref=br_rs.   

Florida Troop E “Black Hats”

Meets 4th Saturday each month from May to September to at 1:00 p.m.  Location is Biggys Place  3701 Fowler St. Fort Myers, Fl  33901. Visit our web page at https://www.seahog.org/cav/index.html or email to  JuanKellogg@Embarqmail.com .  For meeting information.    

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Columbus, GA

Meets 1900 the 4th Tuesday each month at the Veterans Center, 1000 Victory Dr. Columbus, GA .  There is not a meeting in December.  

James H. Unruh (SS) Central Pennsylvania

This chapter was just chartered on 23 February 2019.  If you live in the area please consider becoming a member.
We meet on the first Tuesday of every other month: 7 May 2 July 3 September 5 November
We are meeting at 6:00 p.m. VFW Post 1463, 14 N Spruce St, Lititz, PA, 17543-1409.
If you have any questions or need any more information, please email or call Jim Pontz at 717-725-3131 (cell);  jcpontz@yahoo.com

Florida’s First Coast Chapter

Florida’s First Coast Chapter April 20, Tuesday, 12:00, Blackstone Grill, Race Track Road, Mandarin May 1, Saturday, Vets 4 Vets Presentation/Seminar, Memorial Arena, Downtown, early arrival 10:00, on time arrival 11:00. (look for our flag) June 15, Tuesday, 12:00, Teds Montana Grill, Blanding Blv at I 295, Orange Park.   It will be helpful to notify Ray Skipper of your planned attendance for reservation purposes. <rscskipper@bellsouth.net> It will be helpful to notify Lou Urso if you plan to purchase a Chapter Ball Cap or Jersey or Jacket.  <jacksonvillelou@aol.com> Pictures previously sent. Attention St. Augustine, Green Cove, Starke, Orange Park, Waldo, Palatka, East Palatka, Baldwin, Palm Valley, Middleburg, Switzerland, Lawtey, Penney Farms, Bostwick, Keystone, Hampton, Ponte Vedra, Macclenny, Sanderson and all points in between.  Your next 1st Cav meeting will be a more convenient drive.  We will meet at Miller’s Ale House on Wells Road in Orange Park.  And we are confident that table service will be less than an hour.  Set your planner for October 20 at noon.  If you happen to work for NAS Jax at the Wells Road facility, your attendance is almost mandatory.   Then come ready to participate in our adopted veteran project, Missing In America.  This one focus will serve and honor those vets who have slipped away but are not forgotten.  Our own Steve Veringi will take the lead on co-ordination between us and MIA.  Ray Skipper presented a list of possible fund raisers to be considered at the next meeting.  And yes, wives, the ones who really get things going, are invited to our next meeting.   We are full members of the Duval Veterans Council, a body of some 65 veteran organizations in the N E Florida area.   Steve Spickelmier, Chairman of the  Veterans Council, reminded us to register with the VA, much like the census, because funding flows to facilities based on local registered populations.  The National Cemetery here has some 18,000 internments. Advance planning and documentation is recommended.       President:   Jesse Crimm Vice President:   Samuel Berninger Secretary:  William R Skipper Treasurer:  Stephen G Verrigni  

Fort Knox

Louisville, KY

      We are back meeting at Barker Lodge wearing masks and many of us have had our COVID shots. However, we are still wearing masks as a precaution.  We are in the process of upgrading our Fort Knox Cemetery Wall honoring our warriors with a plaque with their name, cavalry service, rank, and units served.  We are having to enlarge our wall as we now have more names than we have space.  We will be resolving this in March at our next meeting.  We are also working on placing another monument to the alumni of the Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame.  We paid for it through donations and I expect to place kit sometime in April of this year.  Several of our Skytroopers will be added to this monument.  I am proud to be a part of this work.  Robert W. Griffin, Vice President Robert W. Griffin Vice Pres. Ft. Knox Area Chapter Meets 3rd Saturday of every month at 1100 at the Barker Masonic Lodge, 705 Main St. West Point KY, 1100 hrs.  For more more information about joining our Chapter please e-mail Larry Whelan at whelan@outlook.com or call him at (502)-439-6454. Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/1st-Cavalry-Div-Fort-Knox-Area-Chapter-262073190915310/.  

James J. Mason, West Michigan

Grand Rapids, MI

Meets on 3rd Thursday of February, April, June, August, October and December 7 p.m. at the Grand Valley Armory in Wyoming, MI.  If you have questions please feel free to e-mail the POC for our chapter Bob Anderson rj.anderson2243@comcast.net.  Or call Bob at (616)-682-5446. Michigan has been hard hit with the COVID-19 pandemic and as such our activities have been put on hold. Our primary activity is hosting Bingo at the Grand Rapids Home For Veterans. That facility is currently closed to all but staff. The March Bingo was cancelled and most likely the May Bingo as well. These are the first activities in over 13 years that have been cancelled. So far there have not been any reported cases among the residents. We are ever hopeful that the August Bingo can still be held. Contact Bob Anderson at 616.682.5446 or e-mail him at rj.anderson2243@comcast.net for more information. First Team! 

Jumping Mustangs

Former Jumping Mustangs nationwide

Visit our web page for Chapter details, www.jumpingmustangs.com  or e-mail James C. Knafel at jjknafel@gmail.com.


   
 

Kettle Moraine

Milwaukee, WI

Chapter meets quarterly on the second Saturday of March, June and September at 12:00, at the Bunker in Waterford, WI.  On the second Saturday of December at 12:00 (for the elections of officers) at the Meyers Restaurant in Greenfield, WI.

Los Angeles/Orange County

Los Angeles, CA

  Meets 0900 on the 3rd Saturday of the month at American Legion Post 132, 143 S. Lemon St. Orange CA  92866. For more information e-mail ponyteams2-6@hotmail.com or call John Guillory at (951)278-3740.

LRRP/Rangers

Former LLRP/Rangers nationwide

    Full Chapter Meeting during Reunions.

New York/New Jersey

New York, NY

                        On June 30, 2007, the New York-New Jersey Chapter and its members, family, and friends chartered a bus to travel to the army training center to Fort Indiantown Gap in Pennslyvania. The 17,000-plus-acre installation, the Pennsylvania National Guard's headquarters, and the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs is one of the country's busiest National Guard training sites.  The Fort Indiantown Gap Range Complex includes small-arms ranges, machine gun ranges, indirect fires systems, and vehicle-mounted weapons systems. Fort Indiantown Gap offers commanders opportunities to train on their traditional full-spectrum and contemporary urban battlefield. Fort Indiantown Gap is committed to training future warriors and is continuing to work toward meeting the needs of our military We were met with the Base Commander for a briefing on the base. We were able to use the small weapons simulators and the tactical vehicle operations and driving simulators. We witness U.S. Army medics use modern battlefield techniques to save the wounded in today's army. We were instructed on the Stryker Combat Vehicle capabilities. We tour static displays and the museum. We ended the day with a ceremony at the national cemetery to honor the falling. As Chapter President and Bus Commander, getting everyone on the bus on time to return home was like herding cats. The bus ride home was wild, and there were no reports of MIAs 

Bob Arbasetti, president 

North Carolina Tarheel Chapter

  Chapter meets 2nd Saturday of March, June, September, and December Contact Don Gibson dtbjgibson@gmail.com for membership information. On February 1992 eight veterans of the First Cavalry Division met at the Harnett Country Library. They voted to form an N.C. Chapter. The members were Robert Lloyd, Joe Carpenter, Sam Cope, Bob Cox, James Hall, E.L. Vowtaw, Ben Wilkinson, and Harry Zoldak. The NC Chapter held its first meeting in Lillington on April 25, 1992. Forty-one members were present. Officers elected were President: Robert Llyod, Vice President: Bob Cox, Treasurer: James Hall, and Secretary: Harry Zoldak. We were presented our chapter charter at the 45th Reunion in Billings, Montana, August 8, 1992. Meetings are March, June, September December. Next Meeting is June 1 to allow for the Ft Hood Reunion. We meet in different places. We have a Facebook page for Chapter information. [rl_gallery id="4781"]Facebook: 1st Cavalry Division Association North Carolina Chapter

Northwest

Seattle, WA

3 February 2021  
Spring is Popping In as we celebrate Women’s History Month…  Don’t forget to Spring Forward this weekend!  Thank you for your service; stay safe and healthy – Get your Vaccine so we can socialize!    Words from your President   Fellow troopers,   The Board and I continue to do our business virtually over live video from a link that our treasurer William sends out. We will be doing our next meeting on April 3, 2021, meeting that way, too. Look for a link in this newsletter and in your email from William Jackson on the morning of the meeting and give it a try. Those who've been coming agree it's nice to actually see faces while talking amongst each other. I'm thinking about getting together in May at a restaurant that is both open and warm. It would be a chance to share a meal and catch up with one another with no business discussed. I'll have more info at our April meeting. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Gail President, 1CDANW Chapter   Words from the VP   Dear Members of the First Team in the Northwest I would like for those of you who are members to think about our ICDANW Chapter and what the Chapter means to you.  I ask you to look at what we have been missing out on during COVID-19 and am asking our members to please get involved during our video meetings to discuss what we can do to make us a group that one wants to join.  What kind of activities we would like to do when social distancing is a thing of the past? The chance to get together with activities that we all enjoy with fellow 1CDANW Chapter Members, share stories and talk about all the things we like to do; maybe a Bowling Team, visits to Veterans Home (Port Orchard), form a Horse Shoe team with the Veterans or whatever the group wants. The membership numbers for the group have been slowly dropping. So, in 2021 we want to take a look back at what got you here and what we all need to do to keep you here. There is no better time than now to make this the best group in the 1st CAV Association.  Hopefully in the near future we can get together and catch up. I want to make 2021 a huge push for our group do things as a group and grow our membership. PLEASE STAY SAFE Clayton, Vice President      
                           
Our board members for 2020 - 2022 are:
President – Gail Porter
Vice President – Clayton Waldron
Secretary – William Jackson
Treasurer – William Jackson
Chaplain – Doug Coles
Current General Membership (1st Saturday; Bi-Monthly (February, April, June, August – Membership Appreciation / Drive Summer Picnic/BBQ, October, December – Christmas Dinner Party)) Meeting Location (click below link for directions) Carrs Restaurant, 11006 Bridgeport Way SW, Lakewood, WA 98499 unless otherwise announced
Words from your President   Members of the First Cav Association Northwest Chapter, The planning committee of the annual Auburn Veterans Day parade is accepting applications for participation this year on Saturday, November 7th. FYI, the email Don Voss got is below. We’re still waiting for specifics, but Don went ahead and put in our application. You’ll know the particulars about how it will look this year as soon as they let us know. I called Carr’s and asked them about starting up our lunch again. They said they aren’t allowing anyone to use the room we usually had, and only five people can be seated at any one table Gail President, 1CDANW Chapter   Editor’s Note:   Happy Labor Day Troopers,   As we are still fighting COVID-19, we will continue to apply social distancing in our gatherings.   The majority of our Chapter members are in the high-risk category which means that we need to be very careful as we go away from our home to get the necessary supplies, etc. to sustain us.  Having said, if anyone of you need assistance in making trips to pick up your necessary supplies, feel free to reach out to us for assistance.   Moreover, with the continuing presences of COVID-19, we will need your input regarding our annual Christmas Party; therefore, please join our October 3, 2020, virtual meeting and let us know if you plan to attend.  Based on the Washington State COVID-19 guidance and your input, we will decide shortly after our next bi-monthly if we will conduct our party.  See meeting link on Upcoming Events column in this article.   Are you up to date with your dues?  If your name is listed below under the Members Section of this newsletter, you are up to date.  If not, please remit your dues by sending a $25.00 check to the following address payable to Northwest Chapter of the 1st Cavalry Division Association (do not send cash).   1CDANW Chapter c/o William Jackson 9703 Vantage Terrace CT SW Olympia, WA  98513-6866   William A. Jackson Editor / Publisher    

Sheridans Cavalry

                2021 Meeting dates remaining – May 8  /  Picnic August 7   /  October 9  /  Christmas Party December 4  Meetings and events are typically held at the Roselle American Legion Post #1084, 322 East Maple Ave., Roselle, IL 60172. Our October 9th meeting will be held at the Italian American Military Museum located in Stone Park IL. Our Sheridan Chapter cordially invites anyone who served or was attached at any year with the 1st Cav to join our group.  Contact Terry Hodous POC at us67-hodo@outlook.com or 773-445-1213 for additional information regarding membership or attending our future events.

Contact Terry Hodous POC at us67-hodo@outlook.com or 773.445.1213 for additional information regarding membership or attending one of our future events.    

 

Respectfully submitted Terry Hodous 773.445.1213

If you need more information look us up on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Sheridans-Chapter-1st-Cavalry-Division-171693392933659/, or e-mail us67-hodo@outlook.com.

Southeastern Colorado

Las Animas, CO

Meets 1st Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Express in LaJunta, CO. For more information about our chapter please contact our POC John Campos e-mail: campos@centurytel.net.  You can also visit our webpage, www.firstcavalry.net.

Walter H. Westman Northland

Minneapolis, MN

  [envira-gallery id="5601"] Meets quarterly at different location. Call, write or e-mail for meeting information. POC:  James Wright (763)-757-7140 12781 Able St. NE, Blaine, MN  55434 E-mail:  1stCav-MN@comcast.net https://www.facebook.com/Walter-H-Westman-Northland-Chapter-1st-Cavalry-Division-Association-360786024233/    

William A. Richardson National Capitol Region Chapter

Alexandria, VA

  The Chapter Zoomed into 2021 and is never looking back.  We are ready to get to the new normal and to resume having breakfast together and enjoying each other’s company.  We met in January and wished each other Happy New Year.  February, we had an excellent presentation given by Mr. Brad Garrett, retired FBI. Brad spoke on Domestic Terrorism to include:  Extremist groups have been part of this country (quick discussion of KKK founding, how it has gone up and down, now other groups have similar views), Timothy McVeigh, Sen Joseph McCarthy, John Birch Society; Current state of right-wing extremist groups and how under President Trump they became empowered, grown in numbers have tremendous influence over a significant part of our population; Why are people attracted to extremist groups/conspiracy theories; what can be done to reduce this line of thinking. We are, currently, working our schedule for March and April and will announce it later.  If you are interested in joining the Chapter, please feel to contact me, via phone 703-220-5322 or via email, <enrussell@msn.com>.   Meets 3rd Saturday of the month January - April and September - October 0900 at the American Legion Post 176, 6520 Amherst Ave., Springfield VA.  Breakfast available prior to start of meeting.  June meeting is at WRAMC and November meeting is at the Association Veterans Day gathering. For more information e-mail Gene Russell at enrussell@msn.com.  

  • Almost Heaven West Virginia

                              Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1976822035940363/?ref=group_header During our fall meeting the chapter elected new officers.  The new president is Jim Hays, vice president is Marie Dockery.  We wish to express our gratitude to out-going, and past president Bill Carpenter.  Other business discussed included the post annual convention wrap-up, and the direction of the chapter going forward.  Our next meeting will be the first Saturday in April (6th), 2019.  We will assemble at the Shoney's restaurant at the Flatwoods exit of I-79 in Braxton Co., WV at 1PM.  All First Team veterans and friends are cordially invited to attend.  For further information about the chapter contact Jim Hays at 304-924-6380 or purplehays_05@yahoo.com.

  • California Central Coast

    For meeting information please contact Barney B. Jones at (831)-917-5952 or e-mail firstcav-cc-chapter@outlook      

  • Columbia Williamette

    Portland, OR

          Meets at 1800 the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Village Inn located at 1621 NE 10th Ave., Portland OR 97232;  E-mail is tangolima2505@comcast.net.  You can visit our website www.Hood2Hood1stCav.webs.com.      

  • Connecticut Chapter

    Connecticut

              The Connecticut Chapter attended a traditional military battalion review and parade in Hartford, Ct., performed by the First Company Governor's Footguard.  The oldest continuously serving military unit in the United States, chartered in 1771. The next chapter meeting is scheduled for April 24, 1:00 at the Manchester American Legion.  All members and prospective members are encouraged to attend.  For more information contact Keith Moyer, president at kpmoyerco@hotmail,com, 860-537-1716.

  • Crossed Sabers Chapter

                                 The members of the Chapter have survived the winter storm that hit Texas.  Many of our members lost power, had frozen pipes, and some went without water or experienced boil notices.  Many of you that live in northern climates and experience frigid temperatures and lots of heavy snow and ice storms are probably wondering what all the fuss is about a one-week cold storm, but for those of us who live in the southern states it is not a normal experience.  Our houses aren’t built for cold weather, they are built to withstand heat.  Our road departments do not have snowplows or salt because it isn’t cost effective.  While many of us are transplants and have lived in northern climates we are not as hardened to the climate as we once were. We have had no Chapter activities in the past two months but will have some in the weeks and months to come.  We are looking forward to a great 1st Cavalry Division Association Reunion to be held at Fort Hood/Killeen in September and hope that you join us in a much warmer Texas.  First Team!  Dennis Webster, President  Photo Caption: Harsh weather conditions in Texas.   Crossed Sabers Souvenir Shop Board meeting is the 4th Tuesday of the month except for December, 11:30 at 1st Cavalry Division Association Headquarters, 302 N Main St, Copperas Cove TX.  Open to everyone.  General Membership meeting is 3rd Wednesday of March and September at 6pm, place TBD.  For more information watch our Facebook page 1st Cavalry Division Association Crossed Saber Chapter.      

  • Florida Chapter

    Orlando, FL

      We lost another of our Team, our chapter president, Ferd Gardiner passed away on 2/19/21.  He will be missed.  Our meetings are on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the VFW on 4444 Edgewater Rd in Orlando.  Hope to see ya there.  Gil Harris   Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month at 1300 at the VFW Post 2093, 4444 Edgewater Dr. Orlando.  You may also e-mail for further details.  fgardiner@cfl.rr.com  or by our Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/Florida-Chapter-1st-Cavalry-Division-Association-209030235851660/?ref=br_rs.   

  • Florida Troop E “Black Hats”

    Meets 4th Saturday each month from May to September to at 1:00 p.m.  Location is Biggys Place  3701 Fowler St. Fort Myers, Fl  33901. Visit our web page at https://www.seahog.org/cav/index.html or email to  JuanKellogg@Embarqmail.com .  For meeting information.    

  • Follow Me

    Columbus, GA

    Meets 1900 the 4th Tuesday each month at the Veterans Center, 1000 Victory Dr. Columbus, GA .  There is not a meeting in December.  

  • James H. Unruh (SS) Central Pennsylvania

    This chapter was just chartered on 23 February 2019.  If you live in the area please consider becoming a member.
    We meet on the first Tuesday of every other month: 7 May 2 July 3 September 5 November
    We are meeting at 6:00 p.m. VFW Post 1463, 14 N Spruce St, Lititz, PA, 17543-1409.
    If you have any questions or need any more information, please email or call Jim Pontz at 717-725-3131 (cell);  jcpontz@yahoo.com
  • Florida’s First Coast Chapter

    Florida’s First Coast Chapter April 20, Tuesday, 12:00, Blackstone Grill, Race Track Road, Mandarin May 1, Saturday, Vets 4 Vets Presentation/Seminar, Memorial Arena, Downtown, early arrival 10:00, on time arrival 11:00. (look for our flag) June 15, Tuesday, 12:00, Teds Montana Grill, Blanding Blv at I 295, Orange Park.   It will be helpful to notify Ray Skipper of your planned attendance for reservation purposes. <rscskipper@bellsouth.net> It will be helpful to notify Lou Urso if you plan to purchase a Chapter Ball Cap or Jersey or Jacket.  <jacksonvillelou@aol.com> Pictures previously sent. Attention St. Augustine, Green Cove, Starke, Orange Park, Waldo, Palatka, East Palatka, Baldwin, Palm Valley, Middleburg, Switzerland, Lawtey, Penney Farms, Bostwick, Keystone, Hampton, Ponte Vedra, Macclenny, Sanderson and all points in between.  Your next 1st Cav meeting will be a more convenient drive.  We will meet at Miller’s Ale House on Wells Road in Orange Park.  And we are confident that table service will be less than an hour.  Set your planner for October 20 at noon.  If you happen to work for NAS Jax at the Wells Road facility, your attendance is almost mandatory.   Then come ready to participate in our adopted veteran project, Missing In America.  This one focus will serve and honor those vets who have slipped away but are not forgotten.  Our own Steve Veringi will take the lead on co-ordination between us and MIA.  Ray Skipper presented a list of possible fund raisers to be considered at the next meeting.  And yes, wives, the ones who really get things going, are invited to our next meeting.   We are full members of the Duval Veterans Council, a body of some 65 veteran organizations in the N E Florida area.   Steve Spickelmier, Chairman of the  Veterans Council, reminded us to register with the VA, much like the census, because funding flows to facilities based on local registered populations.  The National Cemetery here has some 18,000 internments. Advance planning and documentation is recommended.       President:   Jesse Crimm Vice President:   Samuel Berninger Secretary:  William R Skipper Treasurer:  Stephen G Verrigni  

  • Fort Knox

    Louisville, KY

          We are back meeting at Barker Lodge wearing masks and many of us have had our COVID shots. However, we are still wearing masks as a precaution.  We are in the process of upgrading our Fort Knox Cemetery Wall honoring our warriors with a plaque with their name, cavalry service, rank, and units served.  We are having to enlarge our wall as we now have more names than we have space.  We will be resolving this in March at our next meeting.  We are also working on placing another monument to the alumni of the Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame.  We paid for it through donations and I expect to place kit sometime in April of this year.  Several of our Skytroopers will be added to this monument.  I am proud to be a part of this work.  Robert W. Griffin, Vice President Robert W. Griffin Vice Pres. Ft. Knox Area Chapter Meets 3rd Saturday of every month at 1100 at the Barker Masonic Lodge, 705 Main St. West Point KY, 1100 hrs.  For more more information about joining our Chapter please e-mail Larry Whelan at whelan@outlook.com or call him at (502)-439-6454. Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/1st-Cavalry-Div-Fort-Knox-Area-Chapter-262073190915310/.  

  • James J. Mason, West Michigan

    Grand Rapids, MI

    Meets on 3rd Thursday of February, April, June, August, October and December 7 p.m. at the Grand Valley Armory in Wyoming, MI.  If you have questions please feel free to e-mail the POC for our chapter Bob Anderson rj.anderson2243@comcast.net.  Or call Bob at (616)-682-5446. Michigan has been hard hit with the COVID-19 pandemic and as such our activities have been put on hold. Our primary activity is hosting Bingo at the Grand Rapids Home For Veterans. That facility is currently closed to all but staff. The March Bingo was cancelled and most likely the May Bingo as well. These are the first activities in over 13 years that have been cancelled. So far there have not been any reported cases among the residents. We are ever hopeful that the August Bingo can still be held. Contact Bob Anderson at 616.682.5446 or e-mail him at rj.anderson2243@comcast.net for more information. First Team! 

  • Jumping Mustangs

    Former Jumping Mustangs nationwide

    Visit our web page for Chapter details, www.jumpingmustangs.com  or e-mail James C. Knafel at jjknafel@gmail.com.


       
     

  • Kettle Moraine

    Milwaukee, WI

    Chapter meets quarterly on the second Saturday of March, June and September at 12:00, at the Bunker in Waterford, WI.  On the second Saturday of December at 12:00 (for the elections of officers) at the Meyers Restaurant in Greenfield, WI.

  • Los Angeles/Orange County

    Los Angeles, CA

      Meets 0900 on the 3rd Saturday of the month at American Legion Post 132, 143 S. Lemon St. Orange CA  92866. For more information e-mail ponyteams2-6@hotmail.com or call John Guillory at (951)278-3740.

  • LRRP/Rangers

    Former LLRP/Rangers nationwide

        Full Chapter Meeting during Reunions.

  • New York/New Jersey

    New York, NY

                            On June 30, 2007, the New York-New Jersey Chapter and its members, family, and friends chartered a bus to travel to the army training center to Fort Indiantown Gap in Pennslyvania. The 17,000-plus-acre installation, the Pennsylvania National Guard's headquarters, and the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs is one of the country's busiest National Guard training sites.  The Fort Indiantown Gap Range Complex includes small-arms ranges, machine gun ranges, indirect fires systems, and vehicle-mounted weapons systems. Fort Indiantown Gap offers commanders opportunities to train on their traditional full-spectrum and contemporary urban battlefield. Fort Indiantown Gap is committed to training future warriors and is continuing to work toward meeting the needs of our military We were met with the Base Commander for a briefing on the base. We were able to use the small weapons simulators and the tactical vehicle operations and driving simulators. We witness U.S. Army medics use modern battlefield techniques to save the wounded in today's army. We were instructed on the Stryker Combat Vehicle capabilities. We tour static displays and the museum. We ended the day with a ceremony at the national cemetery to honor the falling. As Chapter President and Bus Commander, getting everyone on the bus on time to return home was like herding cats. The bus ride home was wild, and there were no reports of MIAs 

    Bob Arbasetti, president 

  • North Carolina Tarheel Chapter

      Chapter meets 2nd Saturday of March, June, September, and December Contact Don Gibson dtbjgibson@gmail.com for membership information. On February 1992 eight veterans of the First Cavalry Division met at the Harnett Country Library. They voted to form an N.C. Chapter. The members were Robert Lloyd, Joe Carpenter, Sam Cope, Bob Cox, James Hall, E.L. Vowtaw, Ben Wilkinson, and Harry Zoldak. The NC Chapter held its first meeting in Lillington on April 25, 1992. Forty-one members were present. Officers elected were President: Robert Llyod, Vice President: Bob Cox, Treasurer: James Hall, and Secretary: Harry Zoldak. We were presented our chapter charter at the 45th Reunion in Billings, Montana, August 8, 1992. Meetings are March, June, September December. Next Meeting is June 1 to allow for the Ft Hood Reunion. We meet in different places. We have a Facebook page for Chapter information. [rl_gallery id="4781"]Facebook: 1st Cavalry Division Association North Carolina Chapter

  • Northwest

    Seattle, WA

    3 February 2021  
    Spring is Popping In as we celebrate Women’s History Month…  Don’t forget to Spring Forward this weekend!  Thank you for your service; stay safe and healthy – Get your Vaccine so we can socialize!    Words from your President   Fellow troopers,   The Board and I continue to do our business virtually over live video from a link that our treasurer William sends out. We will be doing our next meeting on April 3, 2021, meeting that way, too. Look for a link in this newsletter and in your email from William Jackson on the morning of the meeting and give it a try. Those who've been coming agree it's nice to actually see faces while talking amongst each other. I'm thinking about getting together in May at a restaurant that is both open and warm. It would be a chance to share a meal and catch up with one another with no business discussed. I'll have more info at our April meeting. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Gail President, 1CDANW Chapter   Words from the VP   Dear Members of the First Team in the Northwest I would like for those of you who are members to think about our ICDANW Chapter and what the Chapter means to you.  I ask you to look at what we have been missing out on during COVID-19 and am asking our members to please get involved during our video meetings to discuss what we can do to make us a group that one wants to join.  What kind of activities we would like to do when social distancing is a thing of the past? The chance to get together with activities that we all enjoy with fellow 1CDANW Chapter Members, share stories and talk about all the things we like to do; maybe a Bowling Team, visits to Veterans Home (Port Orchard), form a Horse Shoe team with the Veterans or whatever the group wants. The membership numbers for the group have been slowly dropping. So, in 2021 we want to take a look back at what got you here and what we all need to do to keep you here. There is no better time than now to make this the best group in the 1st CAV Association.  Hopefully in the near future we can get together and catch up. I want to make 2021 a huge push for our group do things as a group and grow our membership. PLEASE STAY SAFE Clayton, Vice President      
                               
    Our board members for 2020 - 2022 are:
    President – Gail Porter
    Vice President – Clayton Waldron
    Secretary – William Jackson
    Treasurer – William Jackson
    Chaplain – Doug Coles
    Current General Membership (1st Saturday; Bi-Monthly (February, April, June, August – Membership Appreciation / Drive Summer Picnic/BBQ, October, December – Christmas Dinner Party)) Meeting Location (click below link for directions) Carrs Restaurant, 11006 Bridgeport Way SW, Lakewood, WA 98499 unless otherwise announced
    Words from your President   Members of the First Cav Association Northwest Chapter, The planning committee of the annual Auburn Veterans Day parade is accepting applications for participation this year on Saturday, November 7th. FYI, the email Don Voss got is below. We’re still waiting for specifics, but Don went ahead and put in our application. You’ll know the particulars about how it will look this year as soon as they let us know. I called Carr’s and asked them about starting up our lunch again. They said they aren’t allowing anyone to use the room we usually had, and only five people can be seated at any one table Gail President, 1CDANW Chapter   Editor’s Note:   Happy Labor Day Troopers,   As we are still fighting COVID-19, we will continue to apply social distancing in our gatherings.   The majority of our Chapter members are in the high-risk category which means that we need to be very careful as we go away from our home to get the necessary supplies, etc. to sustain us.  Having said, if anyone of you need assistance in making trips to pick up your necessary supplies, feel free to reach out to us for assistance.   Moreover, with the continuing presences of COVID-19, we will need your input regarding our annual Christmas Party; therefore, please join our October 3, 2020, virtual meeting and let us know if you plan to attend.  Based on the Washington State COVID-19 guidance and your input, we will decide shortly after our next bi-monthly if we will conduct our party.  See meeting link on Upcoming Events column in this article.   Are you up to date with your dues?  If your name is listed below under the Members Section of this newsletter, you are up to date.  If not, please remit your dues by sending a $25.00 check to the following address payable to Northwest Chapter of the 1st Cavalry Division Association (do not send cash).   1CDANW Chapter c/o William Jackson 9703 Vantage Terrace CT SW Olympia, WA  98513-6866   William A. Jackson Editor / Publisher    

  • Sheridans Cavalry

                    2021 Meeting dates remaining – May 8  /  Picnic August 7   /  October 9  /  Christmas Party December 4  Meetings and events are typically held at the Roselle American Legion Post #1084, 322 East Maple Ave., Roselle, IL 60172. Our October 9th meeting will be held at the Italian American Military Museum located in Stone Park IL. Our Sheridan Chapter cordially invites anyone who served or was attached at any year with the 1st Cav to join our group.  Contact Terry Hodous POC at us67-hodo@outlook.com or 773-445-1213 for additional information regarding membership or attending our future events.

    Contact Terry Hodous POC at us67-hodo@outlook.com or 773.445.1213 for additional information regarding membership or attending one of our future events.    

     

    Respectfully submitted Terry Hodous 773.445.1213

    If you need more information look us up on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Sheridans-Chapter-1st-Cavalry-Division-171693392933659/, or e-mail us67-hodo@outlook.com.

  • Southeastern Colorado

    Las Animas, CO

    Meets 1st Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Express in LaJunta, CO. For more information about our chapter please contact our POC John Campos e-mail: campos@centurytel.net.  You can also visit our webpage, www.firstcavalry.net.

  • Walter H. Westman Northland

    Minneapolis, MN

      [envira-gallery id="5601"] Meets quarterly at different location. Call, write or e-mail for meeting information. POC:  James Wright (763)-757-7140 12781 Able St. NE, Blaine, MN  55434 E-mail:  1stCav-MN@comcast.net https://www.facebook.com/Walter-H-Westman-Northland-Chapter-1st-Cavalry-Division-Association-360786024233/    

  • William A. Richardson National Capitol Region Chapter

    Alexandria, VA

      The Chapter Zoomed into 2021 and is never looking back.  We are ready to get to the new normal and to resume having breakfast together and enjoying each other’s company.  We met in January and wished each other Happy New Year.  February, we had an excellent presentation given by Mr. Brad Garrett, retired FBI. Brad spoke on Domestic Terrorism to include:  Extremist groups have been part of this country (quick discussion of KKK founding, how it has gone up and down, now other groups have similar views), Timothy McVeigh, Sen Joseph McCarthy, John Birch Society; Current state of right-wing extremist groups and how under President Trump they became empowered, grown in numbers have tremendous influence over a significant part of our population; Why are people attracted to extremist groups/conspiracy theories; what can be done to reduce this line of thinking. We are, currently, working our schedule for March and April and will announce it later.  If you are interested in joining the Chapter, please feel to contact me, via phone 703-220-5322 or via email, <enrussell@msn.com>.   Meets 3rd Saturday of the month January - April and September - October 0900 at the American Legion Post 176, 6520 Amherst Ave., Springfield VA.  Breakfast available prior to start of meeting.  June meeting is at WRAMC and November meeting is at the Association Veterans Day gathering. For more information e-mail Gene Russell at enrussell@msn.com.  

Highlights - CTA

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 […]

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Cav Hat and Spurs

4 March 2019 – A new memorandum of instruction (MOI) has been added to the Cav Hat and Spurs page along with minor changes to the text.