1CD provides combat ready forces in support of regionally aligned missions and Combatant Commanders. When directed, performs as an Expeditionary Division and executes Unified Land Operations. On order, performs as a JTF Headquarters.
Welcome to the 3d Cavalry Regiment!
We'd like to welcome you, the newest members of the Brave
Rifles! As you join the ranks of the Regiment of Mounted
Riflemen, you are becoming an integral part of an elite team of
warfighters. We want you to be properly equipped as you begin
this journey. Check out our resources below to get you started.
Tips for newcomers
If authorized Permissive TDY (PTDY), Soldiers must sign into
housing prior to starting the 10-day PTDY leave period.
A married Soldier whose family is not accompanying him/her to
Fort Hood (in a Geographical Bachelor Status) will meet with
their commander and 1SG BEFORE entering a lease
Soldiers must sign into central inprocessing at the Copeland
Center, Building 18010, no later than the specified report date
in their orders.
Being a Brave Rifle:
- The 3d Cavalry Regiment uses the battle cry,
"AI-EE-YAH!" instead of "Hooah!" This phrase was
adopted by early Mounted Riflemen from a Sioux
war cry, meaning "Attack!"
- When greeting a senior noncommissioned
officer or an officer, Troopers of the Regiment
sound off with "Brave Rifles," to which the
response is "Veterans!"
- Troopers of the Regiment often wear the
traditional Cavalry Stetson and spurs. The
Stetson is worn on significant occasions with
ACUs and ASUs.
See the 3d Cavalry policy letter on wear of the
Stetsons can be purchased at the Main PX or
Clothing and Sales on Fort Hood.
- Cavalry spurs are worn on special occasions
by Troopers of the Regiment who have earned the
right to wear them through a "Spur Ride" (silver
spurs) or the successful completion of a
deployment with a Cavalry unit (gold spurs).
- For more information on 3d Cavalry
traditions and customs, read
Blood and Steel: The History, Traditions and
Customs of the 3d Cavalry Regiment, or visit the
3d Cavalry Museum at Building 409, 761st Tank
Battalion Avenue, Fort Hood, Texas.
- Current Troopers of the 3d Cavalry Regiment
are authorized wear of the Presidential Unit
Citation and the Valorous Unit Citation with one
oak leaf cluster.
*Subordinate squadrons may be authorized additional unit
awards. For a comprehensive listing of current authorized unit
awards, reference pages 74-81 of
Blood and Steel!
Points of contact
Copeland Center (Central Inprocessing): 254-287-3832
Fort Hood Housing: 254-287-3704
Fort Hood Phonebook:
3d Cavalry Regiment Contacts:
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