The 1st Cavalry Division will hold an inaugural patch ceremony to formally welcome Troopers into “America’s First Team” Nov. 3 at 9 a.m. at Cooper Field on Fort Hood, Texas.

The division recently activated Pegasus Troop, a reception company, to ensure all Troopers arriving into the division have a chance to learn about the division, meet their chain of command, learn about the division’s resources, and take care of any personal issues arising from their permanent change of station before arriving to their assigned units and begin their regular work routine.

The incoming Troopers are assigned to the reception company for approximately eight days, on the last day they will go through a formal patch ceremony, where they will be given a 1st Cavalry Division patch, formally identifying them as part of the First Team.

The first patch ceremony as part of Pegasus Troop is this Wednesday, when approximately 66 Troopers will receive the largest patch in the Army.

Media desiring to cover this event must RSVP to Master Sgt. Miriam Espinoza at miriam.espinozatorres.mil@army.mil or 254-247-4075 no later than 7 p.m. on Nov. 2.

A public affairs representative will meet the media at the south parking lot of Marvin Leath Visitors Center located on T. J. Mills Blvd. at 8:30 a.m. for an escort to the event.

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