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  1st Cavalry Division  

The mission of the 1st Cavalry Museum is to collect, preserve, interpret, exhibit and educate military personnel and the general public on the history of the 1st Cavalry Division and its subordinate units.

1st Cavalry Division - Museum

"As one of the Army's two on-call heavy contingency force divisions, the First Team has an on-order mission to deploy to a designated contingency area of operations by sea, air or land, conduct reception, staging, onward movement and integration; and on order, conduct combat operations and redeployment."


"Historical Vehicle Exhibit"

The above photograph depicts the broad variety of heavy weapon systems platforms utilized and encountered by elements of the 1st Cavalry Division in the accomplishment of its assigned missions. To obtain a more detailed close up view of each item in the museum inventory, select an exhibit item from the pop-up menu listing below and then:

"Click" on the  Display  button below.


The 1st Cavalry Museum, Building #2218, is located just past III Corps Headquarters on Headquarters Avenue. When you are in the Fort Hood area, you are invited to tour both the Museum and adjacent Souvenir Shop. The Museum will provide the opportunity for you to share a piece of your past with your family.

Building 2218
P.O. Box 5187
Fort Hood, TX 76545


Telephone: (254) 287-3626 or DSN# 737-3626


Facsimile: (254) 287-6423


Monday through Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday 12:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Christmas, New Year's and Thanksgiving.

Resources Overview

Exhibits of the Museum include an antecedent period gallery which traces the beginnings of the horse soldier regiments to the formation of the 1st Cavalry Division in 1921. Subsequent galleries include World War II, the Korean Conflict, Vietnam War, Gulf War and the most recent "Operation Joint Forge", in Bosnia. Artifacts and text tell the story of the major role played by the "First Team" in national and world events. In the Hall of Honor, the Museum pays tribute to members of the 1st Cavalry Division who were awarded the Medal of Honor for valiant action. Finally, the "Soldier of the "80's" gallery provides a look at cavalry soldiers of tomorrow and the future mission roles to be assigned to modern "horse soldiers".

SCOPE: 2,000 vintage and 19,000 copy photos, including panoramic prints, lantern slides, and film transparencies.

FINDING AIDS: Inventory, descriptive listing, and card index; access by personal and proper name, geographic location, date, and photographer.

ASSISTANCE: A professional staff supports inquiries. Written and phone inquiries accepted on a limited basis. Electrostatic copies available. Photoduplications must be ordered through the museum. Appointments recommended for use of reserve collections.

PUBLICATION: No publication fee. Collection credit required. A limited number of items require third-party permission for publication.

SUBJECTS: Activities of the 1st Cavalry Division with broad coverage of cavalry soldiers on maneuvers, training, and the social life and customs of military life; also included are a few military combat scenes from the various wars in which the cavalry has seen action; Pershing's Punitive Expedition, WW II, Korean War, Vietnam and the Persian Gulf of Southwest Asia.

PEOPLE: Prominent military figures in the US Army, especially those connected with the 1st Cavalry Division; Major General William C. Chase, General George A. Custer, Brigadier General Hugh F. T. Hoffman, and General Douglas MacArthur. Most other members of the division are represented but may not be identified.

GEOGRAPHIC: Areas where the 1st Cavalry Division has seen military action, including Mexico, Australia, the Admiralty Islands, Philippines, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Southwest Asia and in the United States, including maneuvers in Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Texas locales in West, South, and Central Texas such as Marfa, El Paso (Fort Bliss), Fort Hood, Killeen and San Antonio.

PHOTOGRAPHERS: United States Army Signal Corps.

RECORD GROUPS: Photographs are arranged as a single collection, classified in grouped as described above.

    Continuing To Build On Their Heritage, America's First Team Moves On!    
    Our Future Evolves From Our Heritage    


Table of Contents

As you journey through the history of the 1st Cavalry Division and its assigned elements, you may find it interesting enough to send a message to your friends and extend them an invitation for the opportunity to review the rich history of the Division. We have made it easy for you to do. All that is required is for you to click on the Push Button below, fill in their eMail addresses and send.

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In addition to this URL, the histories of the other elements that make up the 1st Cavalry Division also have similar Push Buttons located at the bottom of their gateway URL.

Special thanks to:

Steven C. Draper
1st Cavalry Division Museum
Fort Hood, TX

For the provision of timely assistance and supporting documentation of the mission statement and descriptions of the historical artifacts exhibited by the 1st Cavalry Division Museum.


Scott M. Head and Photographer, Yuk Ng
IPMS/Houston Scale Model Forum

For the approval to use selected items of their photographs of the 1st Cavalry Division Museum outside exhibit.

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Copyright © 1996, Cavalry Outpost Publications ® and Trooper Wm. H. Boudreau, "F" Troop, 8th Cavalry Regiment (1946 - 1947). All rights to this body of work are reserved and are not in the public domain, or as noted in the bibliography. Reproduction, or transfer by electronic means, of the History of the 1st Cavalry Division, the subordinate units or any internal element, is not permitted without prior authorization. Readers are encouraged to link to any of the pages of this Web site, provided that proper acknowledgment attributing to the source of the data is made. The information or content of the material contained herein is subject to change without notice.

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