1972, the 14th Armored Cavalry reflagged as
the 11th Armored Cavalry and for the next
two decades the Blackhorse Regiment served
as the cutting edge of the V [U.S.] Corps in
the Fulda Gap. 2nd Squadron was
headquartered at Daley Barracks in the
picturesque spa town of
in Northern Bavaria.
For twenty years the
Squadron fulfilled the border mission and
conducted training to be ready for its role
as the covering force for the Corps in the
event of hostilities.
There were frequent
for gunnery, live fire and maneuver
training. Numerous Field Training Exercises
filled the schedule along with the annual
REFORGER exercise. The Squadron never lacked
for things to do.
The Squadron moved to
Wildflecken in 1992 and subsequently
deactivated along with the rest of the
Regiment in 1994. However, the colors were
not to be cased for long. In the fall of
1994, the Regiment was reactivated as the
Opposing Force unit at the National Training
Center at Fort Irwin, California.
lives on. This site is dedicated to those
who served in the Squadron during its tenure
in Bad Kissingen.