Sept 23 2010


Reunion planning is near complete but we have completed our contract with our reunion hotel, Treasure Island Casino and Resort on the "strip" in Las Vegas.

You may begin now to reserve your room at the special reunion rate by calling 1-800-944-7444 or 1-888-503-8999 Monday through Sunday 6am to 10pm Pacific Time. Our Group Code or Block Code is: THEBLAC. Be sure to identify yourself as being with The Blackhorse Association and use our Block Code THEBLAC in order to get our reduced room rates.

We will be publishing the schedule of events soon. Watch the websiteand this BHA E-News for the schedule and pre-registration instructions.

Hope to see you in 2011 in Las Vegas.

Allons! and Blackhorse Forever!
John Sherman Crow
President, Blackhorse Association



Well done Bill Chesarek-—Bill and Barb will be retiring this month after some 45 years service to our Army. Bill entered active duty in 1965 out of Montana State University and deployed with the Regiment to Vietnam in 1966 with B Troop. He had an outstanding array of Armor and Cavalry assignments, retiring in 1992. Bill continued his service as a Department of Army Civilian. His present job is as Chief, Global Restructuring and Rebasing Division/USAREUR G3.

General Carter Ham stated recently "Somehow, USAREUR simply won’t be the same without Bill and Barb on this side of the ocean. He is a unique character and one who has made a lasting contribution to our Nation. His influence on a generation of Army leaders will be felt for a long time".

We wish Bill and Barb great happiness in retirement after almost half a century of service to our Nation.



11th ACR Horse Detachment prepares for National Cavalry Competition

HorseFORT IRWIN, Calif. – As work at the stables begins, people in cowboy boots kick up sand as they walk into a stable located in the high Mojave Desert. They are all wearing sunglasses, white long-sleeve shirts, blue jeans, and either cowboy hats or ball caps. They perform their morning duties like anyone else working in horse stables. Except they are not your ordinary cowboys and this is surely not your ordinary stable.

They are active duty Soldiers.

The men, and woman, of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment’s Horse Detachment are preparing for the National Cavalry Competition which is scheduled to begin, Sept. 23, at Fort Robinson, Neb.

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