Skip to comments.Cavalry graduation open to the public. Fort to host riding ceremony on Brown Parade Field
Posted on 05/06/2014 1:21:49 PM PDT by SandRat
FORT HUACHUCA B Troop, 4th U.S. Cavalry (Memorial) hosts a cavalry riding school graduation ceremony on historic Brown Parade Field at 2 p.m., May 22, to honor the most recent graduates.
The public is invited to attend this unique, colorful ceremony which highlights Fort Huachucas Old West cavalry heritage.
The 4th Cavalry Regiment is one of the most famous and most decorated regiments in the U.S. Army. Since its activation in 1855, the 4th Cavalry has continuously served in peace and war. The regiment has fought gallantly in the Indian Wars, the Civil War, the Philippine Insurrection, World War II, Vietnam and the Gulf War. The 4th Cavalry has been awarded 58 campaign streamers, three Presidential Unit Citations, three Valorous Unit Awards and the French Croix de Guerre with Silver Star for its wartime service.
B Troop is officially established by regulation and funded by the Army. The unit has a zero-manpower authorization and relies solely on volunteers to fill its ranks. Members are drawn from active duty, Reserve, and retired military personnel, Department of Defense civilians employed at Fort Huachuca, and military Family members 18 years of age and older. Members of the unit are uniformed, equipped, and armed in accordance with U.S. Cavalry standards of the 1880s.
A Ladies Auxiliary supports B Troop, primarily by participating in parades riding sidesaddle and wearing period authentic clothing, and often assists with horse care and training. An artillery section known as K Battery also supports B Troop. These members do not ride, but operate the Troops 1840 mountain howitzer at ceremonies and public events.
Very neat. Ggreat tradition...
no photos?? - am disappointed
When the papers follow on comes, I’m confident it will....
I expect obama/hagel to pinch this off as unnecessary as soon as they get wind of it.