The First Team hosts “CAV Week” Sep. 20 through Sep. 24 in celebration of the division’s 100th Birthday.

Next week, the 1st Cavalry Division will host a variety of events across Fort Hood to commemorate its centennial birthday and honor Troopers past and present who served with the division during various conflicts. Events will include a division run, sports competitions, a parade and interactive displays. We will also unveil newly renamed Legends Way road. Throughout the week, veterans, family members and civilians are invited to come on base and tour equipment displays and engage with veterans and Troopers from the First Team.

Below are key events open to news media and the general public during the week:

Monday Sep. 20 at 11:30 a.m.: 1st Cavalry Division command teams will unveil Legends Way road and present the Medal of Honor historical markers. Gate call is at 11 a.m.

Friday Sep. 24 at 9 a.m.: 1st Cavalry Division will host a parade, reception and interactive displays on Cooper Parade Field. This culminating event will include performances by the 1st Cavalry Division band and a special cavalry charge with a flyover from the 1st Cavalry Horse detachment. Gate call is at 8 a.m.

Visitors not affiliated with media and without a DoD ID card, please go to the Marvin Leath Visitors Center located on T.J. Mills Blvd. by 7 a.m. for base access.

To RSVP to any of these events please contact the 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs office at 254-287-9400 or MSG Miriam Espinoza at and MAJ Terez Little at

The 1st Cavalry Division Band performs during a Change of Command ceremony while the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade conducts a flyover with the cavalry charge Jul. 21 at Cooper Field on Fort Hood, Texas. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Stephanie Rasch-Chavez, 1st Cavalry Division Band).
The Horse Cavalry Detachment performs a Cavalry Charge during a ceremony at Cooper Field on Fort Hood, Texas.