We will be utilizing the Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Expo Center for all our events. The Crowne Plaza has guaranteed a room rate of $124 per night plus tax for up to rooms on peak nights and there is no charge for parking. Make sure that you identify yourself as attending the 1st Cavalry Division Association Reunion. The hotel does provide a free shuttle service from the Louisville Airport and rental cars are available at the airport.
Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport———->$124
(866) 888-0620 reference code: SAL
830 Phillips Ln
Louisville, KY 40209
Or use the link provided on the right-side menu.
Additional hotels for our members to consider.
Spring Hill Suites Louisville Airport (502) 361-9009
Tru by Hilton Louisville Airport (502) 792-8800
Hampton Inn Louisville Airport (502) 366-8100
Howard Johnson by Windham Louisville Airport (502) 363-9952
Courtyard by Marriott Louisville Airport (502) 368-5678
For our members traveling with an RV, I have provided you with several options:
Derby Park Campgrounds & RV Parking (502) 636-3532
2900 7th Street Rd
Louisville, KY 40216
Brooks Mobile & RV Park (502) 276-6090
205 Sarver Ln
Brooks, KY 40109
Louisville North Campground (812) 282-4474
900 Marriott Dr
Clarksville, IN 47129
REUNION EVENT OVERVIEW
You will notice several event changes on the registration form. Instead of War Lunches we will be having a Legacy Breakfast. The Mixer has now been changed to the President’s Reception. We did raise the registration costs, to include late registrations and Walk-in registrations.
This year’s Ladies Tea is a Louisville River Cruise (lunch included). Steamboat travel and transportation revolutionized the river, Louisville, and our nation. To board the Belle of Louisville is to do more that to see Louisville and the Ohio River from a unique perspective – it’s also a step onto a piece of American history.
Transportation arrangements has been made for our members to visit the Downtown Louisville area. There will be a slight cost required for the bus transportation. Louisville is a city full of culture and compassion. For the “Foodie”, Louisville is ranked among the top 10 best new food cities; if Bourbon gets your engine running try the world’s only Urban Bourbon ‘city-wide’ experience; and for the kid in all of us, visit the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory or the Muhammad Ali Center. These are just a few things to do. Hop on the ‘LouLift’, free downtown transportation, and you can see everything else the downtown area has to offer.
The President’s Reception/Mixer will be done differently in 2023. We will be taking you to Churchill Downs. Thursday is Night Racing in Kentucky. There will be a light meal available for attendees, a cash bar, and camaraderie while you take in a race or two.
As usual, we will have all other planned events in the Crowne Plaza: Legacy Breakfast, Unit Lunches, Purple Heart Breakfast, Association Banquet, Group Breakfasts, and Memorial Service. We will have meetings of the Chapter Presidents, Foundation Trustees, the Board of Governors, and our General Membership meeting. During our General Membership meeting on Saturday morning, we will hold elections for the Association and Foundation.
Seating for all events is open except for Reunion Banquet on Saturday night. If you are attending the banquet, you must get your tickets marked with a table number at the Banquet Seating table when picking up your registration packet. If you want to sit with specific people, we recommend that you all go to the Banquet Seating table together with your tickets available. Don’t wait until the last minute or we may not be able to accommodate your needs.
Cavalry casual attire is appropriate for all reunion events. Wear what you feel comfortable wearing; a coat and tie, your uniform (if it still fits), casual clothing with open collar, jeans, or shorts. We want you to attend and aren’t overly concerned with what you wear, so long as it isn’t indecent!
The Association will provide a Reunion Room in the Crowne Plaza for you to gather together and enjoy yourself. Drinks (beer and wine) in the Reunion Room are free but we ask that you generously donate to help us pay for this room. The Reunion Room will open daily at 0900 with the bar opening at 1200 hours.
The Crossed Sabers Chapter Souvenir Shop will set up a store in the hotel to sell all kinds of Cav-tastic First Team merchandise including shirts, hats, Stetsons, pins, decals and other items too numerous to mention.
The Best Part of the Reunion
As always, the best part of any reunion is the people that attend. The 1st Cavalry Division Association Reunion brings in Troopers from almost every era of the First Team’s history. Troopers that rode horses, fought in the Pacific with MacArthur, occupied Japan, fought in Korea, or stood watch on the DMZ will spend time with the Sky Troopers of Vietnam and the Troopers from Operation Desert Storm, Fort Hood, Bosnia, and the latest combat Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. The equipment and terrain might be different, but the common bond of serving with America’s First Team binds us together. Saddle up and ride on down to Louisville in 2023!
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Public Request for Division Assets (Band/Horse Cav Detachment/Honor Guard)
Need to request a Division asset: the Band, Horse CAV Detachment, or Honor Guard? Fill out the provided DD Form 2536 and email it to: SFC Kristin M. Chandler at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions about filling out the form call SFC Chandler at 254-288-2601. DD2536 Asset Request Form