WHAT IS THE ASSOCIATION? It is a non-political, non-sectarian, non-profit soldiers and veterans 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. The Association held its first reunion in 1948 in El Paso, Texas and was incorporated in Washington, DC in 1949.
WHERE IS IT? It 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 at Fort Hood.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR MEMBERSHIP? 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. Friends of the Cav who have not served with the 1st Cavalry Division can become Associate members for $15 annual membership and $150 for a life membership.
WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN?
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.
HOW DO I JOIN
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.
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!
"Alumni of the First Team"
Never been assigned or attached $15 or $150
Been assigned or attached $10
Association Programs, Pages, and Links
Annual Reunion (70th Reunion - 2017)
Annual Reunion Locations (1948-2019)
Association Presidents (1944-Present)
Book of Honor (War Dead)
Cav Credit Card (USAA)
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