Blackhorse Troopers, Friends and Family! You are cordially invited to attend the 2008 Blackhorse Reunion-Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada from 15 – 18 May 2008. Hosted by The Blackhorse Association, this reunion is open to all past and present TROOPERS who have served with the Regiment as well as their family members and guests. Please consider joining with fellow Blackhorse troopers from all eras of the Regiment’s service!
Further details: The 2008 Blackhorse Reunion-Las Vegas will be held at the Southpoint Hotel & Casino, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd South Las Vegas, NV 89183. Registration and all major social activities will be held at this location. Rooms have been set aside for reunion attendees at a rate of $120 per night from 15 – 18 May 2008.
Registration fee is $75 for adults and $30 for children 12 and under who do not attend the banquet. This fee covers reunion mementos, hors d’oeuvres at the Friday icebreaker social, and the Saturday Banquet with wine. Please complete the registration form (downloadable at opens in a new windowwww.blackhorse.org ) and make checks payable to “2008 Blackhorse Reunion-Las Vegas” You can also register online with your credit card at: opens in a new windowwww.blackhorsestore.org
Attendee transportation, including airfare, rental car, and lodging must be organized separately.
The Blackhorse Association’s Board of Trustees recently established the Allons Club, new category of charitable giving in order to encourage the growth of the Blackhorse Scholarship Fund.
Benefactors can be members or non-members who commit to donating $1000 a year towards the Blackhorse Scholarship Fund for the next four years. The Association is looking for 100 or more benefactors to this amount in order to take advantage of the matching opportunity we have recently been presented with. Each benefactor’s donation, and all donations to the Blackhorse Scholarship Fund, are being matched dollar for dollar.
The following members and non-members have committed thus far:
Your donation can be made by sending your check or money order, made payable to “The Blackhorse Association” to the following address:
The Blackhorse Association ATTN: Scholarship Fund PO Box 10423 Fort Irwin, CA 92310
You can also process your donation via credit card by calling (760) 380-4800 or by visiting the Blackhorse Association’s store site at opens in a new windowwww.blackhorsestore.org Your donations of course are tax-deductible under IRS regulation 501 3(c)
Join with others of the extended Blackhorse family and help us to make a difference by supporting the Blackhorse Scholarship Fund!
11 ACR Conducts 1st EIB Test in 4 Years
In February 2008, The Blackhorse Regiment conducted its first Expert Infantryman’s Badge(EIB) test since 2004. The test included: a 12 mile tactical ruck march, day and night land navigation, 1st aide tasks, radio tasks, and weapons tasks to include: hand grenades, claymores, AT4s, machine guns, and javelin. Each soldier also had to qualify as an expert with the M4 machine gun.
94 soldiers qualified for and completed the EIB, earning a badge and the prestige of being an exceptional soldier in the Blackhorse Regiment
Walk Around Tiefort…
A two day, 30 mile, formation ruck march around the base of Tiefort Mountain will be held by the Blackhorse Regiment on April 15, 2008. The first day’s march will consist of 18 miles and at the end of the day soldiers will bivwak, build campfires, cook out and watch a John Wayne classic to relax. The Blackhorse will march 12 miles to complete their “Walk Around Tiefort” on the second day.
Tiefort Mountain makes up part of the southern boundary of the Bicycle Valley Groundwater Basin. It provides one of the main recharges to the basin and is the largest mountain at the National Training Center with an elevation of 5063 feet.
2008 Honor Roll of Donors
LTG Robert Arter
COL Glenn Carus
Gen (Ret) David Cowan
BG (Ret) John Crow
COLThomas B. Deramus
Leroy Dyment Jr
Mark F. Earnest
MG David Fastabend
MG Thomas C. Foley
Edith S. Jones
GEN Frederick Kroesen
Rev. Robert Lyles
COL (Ret) G.R. Mcspadden
Jack M. Mohler
Col. Ret Walter W. Plummer
Gen (Ret) Bernard Rogers
John L. Romjue
COL (Ret) Carl Sahlin
LTC (Ret) Marcel Snyder
GEN (Ret) William Tuttle Jr.
Ennis Whitehead Jr.
Barstow Women’s Club
Point Alpha Support
Tradoc G-2 Friends
Spouse’s Spur Ride
On Saturday, March 1, 2008, the 11th ACR conducted its first ever Spouse’s Spur Ride. The spouses of the Regiment formed company teams to participate in a fun filled event designed to give a taste of what their other halves do for a living.
Each spouse took a modified Army Physical Fitness Test consisting of: one minute of push-ups, one minute of sit-ups, and a quarter mile run. Each participant received instruction on map reading, vehicle identification, radio etiquette, and room clearing. They also threw hand grenades and fired the M-16 Assault Rifle. The teams completed a 100 meter litter carry and a two team movement course while dressed in “full battle rattle” of Kevlar Helmet, IBA, and PPE, at times under fire.
The teams then completed a culminating exercise, putting all of their new skills to the test. Each group mounted a M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle, moved to and cleared a building full of firing insurgents, remounted the BFV, and returned to the assembly area. Immediately after dismounting the vehicles, all the spouses completed a written test on the history of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment.
Upon completion of the course, spouses were awarded a Silver Spur Charm and a Spur Holder Certificate, something many of them can now boast they have and their soldier does not.
its first ever Spouse’s Spur Ride. The spouses of the Blackhorse R
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