2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
Daley Barracks - Bad Kissingen, Germany - 1972 / 1992


In 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 Bad Kissingen 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 deployments to Wildflecken, Grafenwoehr, and Hohenfels 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. 2nd Squadron lives on. This site is dedicated to those who served in the Squadron during its tenure in Bad Kissingen.