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.


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.


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.


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...

  • E-News – July 2020

    2021 Blackhorse Family Reunion Please plan to attend our 2021 Blackhorse Family Reunion in San Antonio, Texas at the Riverwalk Holiday Inn, June 3-5, 2021. We have blocked off rooms from May 31 to June 9 for early and late arrivals; this will provide families an opportunity to...
  • E-News – June 2020

    Troopers Down Dallas Ray Manning. Dallas Manning, a retired electrical instrumentation technician for Riverwood International Paper Mill and member of the Road Home Fellowship of Bastrop, passed away May 30, 2020 at Glenwood Regional Medical Center. He was a resident of Swartz, Louisiana. Dallas served his country in Germany,...
  • Blackhorse E-News Special Notice regarding the internment ceremony for James D. Hershey

    In a February eBlast, we published a notice for the May 29th Arlington internment ceremony for James D. Hershey. Due to current restrictions this ceremony will only be open to immediate family.
  • Blackhorse E-News Special

    Trooper Down Command Sergeant Major (Ret.) Richard (Dick) E. Morgan. As many of us have heard, CSM Morgan passed away on May 6, 2020. We mourn a consummate professional, soldier, and friend. He held numerous positions within the Army at all levels, though many of us remember him...
  • E-News – May 2020

    Reunion Update For those who are attending the June 2020 mini-reunion (which is being held in lieu of the 2020 Blackhorse Association Family Reunion), everything is a go. As things begin to settle down with the pandemic, it is our hope that people will get out and enjoy life...

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.


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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