The 1st Cavalry Division Association
"Alumni of The First Team"
302 N. Main Street
Copperas Cove, Texas 76522-1703
(254) 547-6537
firstcav@1cda.org

...17 April 1998 - The planned deployment of the 1st Cavalry Division to Bosnia is announced...18 April 1934 - The Secretary of War announces that the saber was discontinued as an item of issue...19 April 1968 - Operation DELAWARE/LAMSON 216 begins with the 1st and 3rd Brigades entering the A Shau Valley, 45 kilometers west of the city of Hue...19 April 1969 - The 3rd Brigade returns to the northern area in III Corps near the city of Bien Hoa...19 April 2012 - The 1st Cavalry Division turns over command of Regional Command East to the 1st Infantry Division marking the end of its first deployment to Afghanistan...20 April 1968 - The Garryowen Brigade finds an overturned enemy truck with over 200 loaded weapons, the first of many enemy caches found during Operation DELAWARE...20 April 2003 - President George W. Bush visits Fort Hood and attends church with former POW's of the 1-227th Aviation...21 April 1953 - The 5th Cavalry Regiment leaves Korea and returns to Japan...22 April 1951 - Initial enemy attacks begin on their "Fifth Phase" which prompts the return to combat certain elements of the 1st Cav Division still in I Corps reserve...22 April 1967 - Operation LEJEUNE ends in Vietnam...


     

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What is the Association?  It is a non-political, non-sectarian, non-profit soldier's and veteran's fraternity.

When did it begin?  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.

Where is itIt is 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.  

Who is eligible for membershipAnyone who has been assigned or attached to the 1st Cavalry Division anytime, anywhere, is eligible for Life membership in the Association.  There are currently more than 28,300 men and women on our active membership rolls.  Friends of the Cav who have not served with the Division are eligible for Associate membership.

Why should you belongTo preserve and strengthen friendships through annual reunions, chapter activities, and our bi-monthly newspaper, the SABER; to meet new people and make new friendships through Association activities; to obtain tangible evidence of membership in this great fraternity, i.e., lapel pin, membership card and certificate, decals, and a one year subscription to the SABER.  The 1st Cavalry Division Association USAA Rewards™ World MasterCard® is now available to members of the 1st Cavalry Division Association.   You are also eligible to help special projects such as the Scholarship Foundation and Museum Foundation.  We share a great Division heritage -- horse cavalry, ground and airmobile infantry, armor and our current modular configuration -- Once Cav, Always Cav!

Our Scholarship FoundationThe Foundation of the 1st Cavalry Division Association, offers scholarships of $1,200 per year for up to four years to the children of 1st Cavalry Division troopers who have died or become totally and permanently disabled while serving in the Division in any war.  This program was begun to assist the children of battle casualties of the Vietnam War and all previous wars and has expanded to children of peacetime active duty Association members who died while serving in the Division.  We have provided more than $745,000 in grants to 476 applicants through this worthy program which continues today.  Also, 207 descendants of the Ia Drang battle participants have been awarded over $430,000 in grants from this program.  Association members that are currently serving with the 1st Cavalry Division and their families are eligible to receive scholarship grants from the Foundation.  We have awarded over $238,000 to 264 applicants under this portion of our program.  Total money paid out in all programs is over $1,413,400.

Our Museum FoundationThe 1st Cavalry Division Association Museum Foundation is a charitable and educational activity established for the express intent of providing support to the 1st Cavalry Division Museum located at Fort Hood, Texas.  The primary goals and objectives of the Museum Foundation are to: (1) Build a new Museum facility.  (2) Support historical projects, programs, and research that preserve the history of the 1st Cavalry Division and its troopers.  (3) Support Museum programs that educate the public and increase its appreciation for the contributions of the Division.  (4) Promote, counsel, and provide support to organizations, both government and private, that are committed to similar goals and objectives.  The Museum Foundation sponsored the construction and emplacement of a Memorial to honor the Troopers of the Division who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and in future deployments during the war on terrorism.  

In summary: 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 support of the Division and of each other.


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