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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...

  • E-News — December 2021

    Trooper Down Glorn Ivan Sine. Herriman, Utah. LTC (Ret.) Glorn Ivan Sine used his Airborne wings for one last jump and left this mortal existence on October 29, 2021 after a short and unexpected bout of metastatic pancreatic cancer. He passed away at his home in Herriman, Utah surrounded by family including his sweet wife, Merilee Canon Sine. Glorn was born on May 2, 1957 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He spent his formative years in the Salt Lake area and in Manhattan Beach, California. He graduated from East High School...
  • E-News — November 2021

    Veterans Day Parade East Stroudburg, Pennsylvania November 7, 2021 Former Blackhorse trooper Marc Iroff answered our call for a former member of the Regiment to take part in the parade that honored all veterans and paid a special tribute to the Regiment. The photos below were provided by Marc. A hearty Blackhorse congratulations to Marc for stepping up and representing us all at the parade.   Blackhorse Family Reunion 2022!   The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment’s Blackhorse Association will hold its annual Blackhorse Family Reunion in Las Vegas, Nevada June 9–12, 2022. Our reunion—held in Las Vegas...
  • E-News Special – October 2021

    Monroe County (Pennsylvania) Veterans Association is seeking a Trooper to represent the organization on November 7. Here are the details: The 2021 Monroe County Veterans Day Parade will be held on Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 1 pm. The anticipated parade route will be from Stroudsburg High School to Dansbury Park where there will be a brief closing ceremony and prize raffle. Food will be available for purchase. Come out to support our Veterans and businesses on Main Street. Location: Stroudsberg - East Stroudsberg, PA Schedule: 1:00 pm: Opening Ceremony 1:15 pm: Parade For questions, please...
  • E-News – October 2021

    A New Display at Point Alpha In 1952, an officer of the Federal Border Guard stands in front of the closed barrier on the German-German border near Heldra. © Bundesarchiv-Bildarchiv 04.09.2021 04:49 INVOLVEMENT OF CONTEMPORARY WITNESSES 70 years in use: Anniversary exhibition at Point Alpha on the history of the Federal Police. To mark the 70th anniversary of the founding, a large special exhibition by the Point Alpha Foundation is dedicated to the important role of the Federal Border Guard (BGS) in the democratic development of the Federal Republic. Rasdorf/Geisa - The history of the...
  • Wreath Laying Ceremony at Vietnam Veterans Memorial On November 11, 2021

    All Blackhorse Troopers, family, and friends of the Blackhorse are invited to participate in the Annual Veterans Day wreath laying ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D. C. Our group will gather at 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, November 11, 2021; the ceremony will begin shortly afterwards. Please meet at 9:45 a.m. near the statue of the Three Soldiers, and look for the Blackhorse Patch Wreath. We will make some introductions, say a few words, and then informally carry the wreath to the apex of the Wall. The Blackhorse wreath laying began in...
  • E-News – September 2021

    The Blackhorse Marathon(Note: As stated below, this event is open only to Fort Irwin participants.) The following note was sent to the daughters of MG (Ret.) Robert J. Sunell, 48th Colonel of the Blackhorse Ladies - It is our great pleasure to let you know that the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment and its Veteran's Organization, the Blackhorse Association, are sponsoring a marathon in honor of your Father. This year, we will have a limited opportunity for members of the Fort Irwin, California installation to participate in the run on September 25; however, we look forward...
  • E-News – August 2021

    Trooper Down Colonel (Ret.) Joseph Christian Conrad. Colonel “Chris” Conrad died at home on July 17, 2021, in Fairfax, Virginia, surrounded by his family. Chris was born in 1941 of the late Captain (USN) Homer and Jean Conrad. He graduated from Rogers HS in Newport Rhode Island and the University of California, Berkeley in 1964, with a degree in geophysics. While at Berkeley, he was inducted into the Order of the Golden Bear, was Rally Committee Chair, and met the love of his life, Patricia. Upon graduation, Chris was commissioned as a...
  • 2021 Blackhorse Reunion Photo Gallery

    Go here to view the 2021 Blackhorse Reunion Photo Gallery: https://www.blackhorse.org/2021-blackhorse-reunion-in-san-antonio/  
  • E-News – July 2021

    Trooper Down Edward Halvorson. August 28, 1945 – May 31, 2021. Edward Halvorson, age 75, of Fosston, Minnesota, passed away on May 31 near his home in a four-wheeler accident. Edward Orlen Halvorson was born on August 28, 1945 in Fosston, Minnesota to parents Edwin and Mildred (Reiten) Halvorson. He was confirmed, attended Sunday School, and attended high school in Bagley, Minnesota. He was nicknamed “Smiley.” Following school, Edward held several jobs prior to entering the United States Army in November of 1967. He fought in the Vietnam War with the 11th Armored...
  • Ride with the Blackhorse!

    The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment recently hosted six Blackhorse veterans and family members on a memorable “box ride-along” experience to witness the Blackhorse in action! The veterans had an early morning departure into the box to witness the Ironhorse annihilate the rotational unit in an armor engagement. The group ate breakfast in the box with elements of the Command team and toured parts of the training area. The Horse Detachment put on a remarkable Cavalry display and the group toured the Ft. Irwin Heritage Center and the Regimental headquarters. During...

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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