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Welcome to the Blackhorse Association

The Blackhorse Association, founded in 1969 and incorporated in 1970, is a non-profit, charitable, organization dedicated to serving our country and our fellow Blackhorse Troopers and their families. We remain committed to our founding principles: to honor comrades who gave their lives in the service of our country and Regiment, to preserve and strengthen comradeship formed in the Regiment, to proclaim and publicize the achievements and traditions of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, to support the troopers actively serving in the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, and to establish and provide educational scholarships for the children of the Regiment.

Reunions

As a major part of our mission, The Blackhorse Association conducts frequent reunions to bring together Blackhorse veterans and their families from all eras of Regimental service.

Scholarships

The Scholarship Fund has provided nearly $600,000 to help educate the children of Blackhorse Troopers killed or wounded in action and has now been expanded to assist all children of the Blackhorse.

Membership

Your membership helps us support the troops, veterans, and families of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment. Membership is open to all who served in the Regiment, as well as friends and family members.

The Blackhorse Association is totally dependent on contributions from our members. Your generous support helps fund The Scholarship Fund for our kids, as well as the basic operations of the Association. 

Recent news...

  • Special Update: Blackhorse Association Family Reunion

    2020 Reunion Cancellation Based on the Coronavirus risk, the Association’s board has decided to cancel the 2020 Blackhorse Family Reunion.  As such, the next formal reunion will be the 2021 Blackhorse Family reunion, in San Antonio, Texas from June 2, 2021 to June 5, 2021.  More information on...
  • Important Changes to the 2020 Blackhorse Association Family Reunion

    2020 Reunion Cancellation Based on the Coronavirus risk, the Association’s board has decided to cancel the 2020 Blackhorse Family Reunion.  As such, the next formal reunion will be the 2021 Blackhorse Family reunion, in San Antonio, Texas from June 2, 2021 to June 5, 2021.  More information on...
  • E-News – March 2020

    Troopers Down James Dale Hershey II, Vietnam War Veteran and a kind man, died unexpectedly of natural causes on January 24, 2019, in Azusa, CA. James was born February 8, 1951 in Litchfield, MN to Lois Helen Lindeen-Hershey and James Dale Hershey I. Jim embraced life to the fullest. Jim...
  • E-News – February 2020

    Due to the time-sensitivity of the last-two items, we are sending you our February E-News a little early. A Note from a Scholarship Recipient Hello, My name is Niko Ambrose and I am a senior at Old Dominion University. In the last few years, I have been blessed to have...
  • Funeral Services – Colonel Kurt Norman

    Funeral Services have been scheduled for Colonel (Ret.) Kurt Norman, who passed away on August 28, 2019. Colonel Norman served the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment as Commander of 1st Squadron and as its Regimental Executive Officer. Services will be held on January 21, 2020 at 8:45 a.m. in...

Warning Order! 2020 MINI-Reunion

When: June 3-7, 2020
Where: Hotel Elegante, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Why: 50th Anniversary for the Blackhorse Association
Who: Current and former Blackhorse members and guests.

Reunions

11th ACR History

Our regiment has served in the Philippine–American War, World War II, the Vietnam War, Cold War, Operation Desert Storm, and Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq War). The 11th ACR serves as the Opposing Force (OPFOR) for the Army and Marine task forces, and foreign military forces that train at the National Training Center.

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