They represent a culmination of hard work and dedication on the part on
the entire Cavalry Squadron. The awards honor top military units from across
the country. Official presentations were made at the National Guard Association
Convention and the Association of the United States Army Convention in
The Squadron is extremely proud of these accomplishments.
High morale and high technology are integral parts of the unit strength because
members bring special skills to the unit from various backgrounds or civilian
The shot above is a TOW missile being fired from a HUMMVW at a simulated target.
We continuously prepare for situations which we might encounter in the future,
however, just to see where we have been:
CLICK HERE to see our Old Page
which had the AH-1 picture and email links to online members.
The fall season has been an active time for the 1/158th Cavalry Squadron. We
have just returned from our annual gunnery training at Fort Dix, New Jersey.
In the first six weeks of the new training year, the Cav has qualified over 85
percent of its personnel on individual weapons. While at Range 38 conducting
M-16 qualifications, the Squadron was visited by
Secretary of Defense,
William Perry. He took time to speak with members of the unit and actually
fired an M-16. The unit also conducted crew-served weapons qualifications and
AH-1F helicopter aerial gunnery, during both day and night. The unit shot 12
TOW missiles and nearly 100,000 rounds of ammo, including 9mm, 5.56, 7.62 and
50 caliber. This coming February, the Cav will take part in a Division level,
computer-simulated operation on the Korean peninsula. The training is always
Another unit member from AirCav Productions, publishes an electronic newsletter ('E-zine') for members entitled,NetRecondo.
Anyone may subscribe to this rare perspective on the news and receive it as email.
One of the newest programs in our unit is "The Order of the Spur". This is a method to honor individuals who have distinguished themselves within the unit.. A full description is provided on the "Spu
The Cav also has various items f
or sale including hats, patches, t-shirts, mugs and videos. As we continue to update this site, links will be created to pages which will provide downloadable pictures, video clips and additional
re now openings in our unit for new members.
Most of the positions available are for AH-1F crew chiefs and armorers. These positions involve maintenance on unit Cobra helicopters and loading aircraft weapons, however, other positions
are also open such as for cooks or communications personnel. If you qualify, and are willing to learn, you too can take part in an exciting and highly regarded military unit. Duty assignment is either Annapolis or Edgewood, Maryland.