The 73rd Cavalry Regiment is a Cavalry Regiment in the United States Army, first formed in 1941. The three squadrons of the 73rd Cavalry Regiment ("Airborne Thunder") provide reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition (RSTA) to the Brigade Combat Teams of the 82nd Airborne Division. 3rd Squadron is assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Squadron is assigned to 2nd Brigade, and the 5th Squadron is assigned to 3rd Brigade.
There is currently no 2nd or 4th Squadron, nor is there a regimental command. Formerly organized as the 4th Battalion of the 68th Armor Regiment, the 3rd Battalion was equipped with M-551 Sheridan armored reconnaissance vehicles to support the 82nd Airborne Division with light armor support until after Operation Desert Storm.
|73rd Cavalry Regiment|
73rd Cavalry Regiment coat of arms
|Nickname(s)||Airborne Thunder (Special Designation)|
|Motto(s)||HONOR, FIDELITY, COURAGE|
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|Unit flashs of the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Squadrons|
U.S. Cavalry Regiments
|71st Cavalry Regiment||75th Cavalry Regiment|
Activated 1 June 1941 at Fort Lewis, Washington.
Activated 1 August 1948 at Fort Benning, Georgia.
Assigned 10 November 1951 to the 7th Infantry Division.
Reorganized and redesignated 2 October 1962 as the 73d Armor a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System.
The three currently active squadrons as follows are all subordinated to the three Brigade Combat Teams of the 82nd Airborne Division stationed in Fort Bragg, North Carolina:
1st Squadron is the Cavalry Squadron of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team.
3rd Squadron is the Cavalry Squadron of the 1st Brigade Combat Team.
5th Squadron is the Cavalry Squadron of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team.
The 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division is an inactive Airborne Brigade of the United States Army. The brigade was active from 1968-1969, and from 2006-2014. The brigade conducted three rotations to Afghanistan, from 2007-2008, from 2009-2010, and in 2012. The brigade's two infantry battalions deployed for a fourth time in 2013-2014, and became part of other BCTs in the division upon their redeployment.505th Infantry Regiment (United States)
The 505th Infantry Regiment, originally the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment (505th PIR), is an airborne infantry regiment of the United States Army, one of four infantry regiments of the 82nd Airborne Division of the United States Army, with a long and distinguished history.Activated in July 1942 during World War II, the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment participated in the Allied invasion of Sicily, later landing at Salerno, the Battle of Normandy, the Netherlands and the Battle of the Bulge. During the 1960s, the 505th was one of the units which played a role in Operation Power Pack in the Dominican Republic and later assisted local authorities during the civil disturbances which occurred within the United States. The regiment was sent to the Republic of Vietnam in 1968 during the Vietnam War. After the Vietnam War, the 505th participated in various military operations. Among them were Operation Urgent Fury, Operation Just Cause, Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm, Operation Restore Hope, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. The regiment's most recent engagement has been in OEF in Afghanistan. Currently its 1st and 2nd battalions are active. Both battalions are assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.71st Cavalry Regiment
The 71st Cavalry was originally constituted on 3 December 1941 in the Army of the United States as the 701st Tank Destroyer Battalion.73rd
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73rd Infantry Regiment (France), a French infantry regiment
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73rd meridian west, a line of longitude 73° west of Greenwich
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73rd parallel north, a circle of latitude that is 73° north of the Earth's equatorial plane, in the Arctic
73rd parallel south, a circle of latitude that is 73° south of the Earth's equatorial plane, in the Antarctic
73rd Regiment Indiana Infantry, an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War
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California's 73rd State Assembly district, one of 80 districts in the California State Assembly73rd Regiment
73rd Regiment or 73rd Infantry Regiment may refer to:
73rd Regiment of Foot (disambiguation), several units with of the British Army
73rd Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery, a unit of the British Territorial Force
73rd Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery, a unit of the British Army
73rd Cavalry Regiment, a regiment of the US Army
73rd Field Artillery Regiment, a regiment of the US Army
73rd Infantry Regiment (France), a former unit of the French ArmyAmerican Civil War:
73rd Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment, a unit of the Union (Northern) Army
73rd Indiana Infantry Regiment, a unit of the Union (Northern) Army
73rd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, a unit of the Union (Northern) Army
73rd Ohio Infantry, a unit of the Union (Northern) Army
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The 756th Tank Battalion was a tank battalion of the United States Army active during the Second World War and, as the 73rd Tank Battalion, during the early Cold War. It was later redesignated as the 73rd Armor Regiment, and is perpetuated today by the 73rd Cavalry Regiment.75th Cavalry Regiment
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The United States Army Regimental System (USARS) was established in 1981 to replace the Combat Arms Regimental System, to provide each soldier with continuous identification with a single regiment, and to increase a soldier's probability of serving recurring assignments with his or her regiment. The USARS was intended to enhance combat effectiveness by providing the opportunity for a regimental affiliation, thus obtaining some of the benefits of the traditional regimental system.United States Cavalry
The United States Cavalry, or U.S. Cavalry, was the designation of the mounted force of the United States Army from the late 18th to the early 20th century. The Cavalry branch became the Armor branch with tanks in 1950, but the term "Cavalry" such as "armored cavalry" remains in use in the U.S. Army for mounted (ground and aviation) reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition (RSTA) units based on their parent Combat Arms Regimental System (CARS) regiment. Cavalry is also used in the name of the 1st Cavalry Division for heraldic/lineage/historical purposes. Some combined arms battalions (i.e., consisting of a combination of tank and mechanized infantry companies) are designated as armor formations, while others are designated as infantry organizations. These "branch" designations are again, heraldic/lineage/historical titles derived from the CARS regiments to which the battalions are assigned.Originally named and designated as United States Dragoons, the forces were patterned after cavalry units employed during the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), especially by the opposing well-supplied mounted dragoons units of the King's Army (British Army), especially used with great effectiveness in the Southern Theater of the Carolinas in the latter part of the war. The traditions of the U.S. Cavalry originated with the horse-mounted force which played an important role in extending United States governance into the Western United States, especially after the American Civil War (1861–1865), with the need to cover vast ranges of territory between scattered isolated forts and outposts of the minimal resources given to the stretched thin U.S. Army.
Significant numbers of horse mounted units participated in later foreign conflicts in the Spanish–American War of 1898, and in the Western Front battlefields of Europe in World War I (1917–1918), although numbers and roles declined.
Immediately preceding World War II (1941–1945), the U.S. Cavalry began transitioning to a mechanized, mounted force. During the Second World War, the Army's cavalry units operated as horse-mounted, mechanized, or dismounted forces (infantry). The last horse-mounted cavalry charge by a U.S. Cavalry unit took place on the Bataan Peninsula, in the Philippines in early 1942. The 26th Cavalry Regiment of the allied Philippine Scouts executed the charge against Imperial Japanese Army forces near the village of Morong on 16 January 1942.The U.S. Cavalry branch was absorbed into the Armor branch as part of the Army Reorganization Act of 1950. The Vietnam War saw the introduction of helicopters and operations as a helicopter-borne force with the designation of Air Cavalry, while mechanized cavalry received the designation of Armored Cavalry.
Today, cavalry designations and traditions continue with regiments of both armor and aviation units that perform the cavalry mission. The 1st Cavalry Division is the only active division in the United States Army with a cavalry designation. The division maintains a detachment of horse-mounted cavalry for ceremonial purposes.