Ft. Huachuca to host graduation for B Troop's latest riders | Events
The public is invited to attend a Cavalry Riding School Graduation Ceremony at Ft. Huachuca next Friday.
The Fort will hold the ceremony on its historic Brown Parade Field, to honor the latest class of riders for B Troop, 4th U.S. Cavalry Regiment (Memorial).
Four riders will be graduating in the ceremony, they include: retired Army Lt. Colonel Margaret Mills (sidesaddle rider, who will receive a riding crop engraved with her initials); Staff Sergeant Mark Conde; Vincent Wong and Kate Via who will each graduate as troopers and will receive brass spurs.
The graduates, after receiving their spurs and crops, will conduct their first open field charge led by the B Troop commander. The charge will begin with the bugler sounding the charge, and once concluded B Troop’s K Battery will fire a congratulatory round for the graduates.
The mission of B troop is to promote the heritage and traditions of the U.S. Army in the Southwest during the period of the Indian Wars and support recruiting, community relations, and ceremonial functions. B Troop helps advance the interests of the U.S. Army, military horsemanship of the 1880s, and the history of Fort Huachuca. They are the only all volunteer ceremonial unit in the U.S. Army.
Throughout Fort Huachuca’s history, Brown Parade Field has been and is still used for military ceremonies, drills and exercises. In 1886, the 4th Cavalry left from this field in pursuit of Geronimo.
WHEN: May 17 at 2 p.m.
WHERE: Brown Parade Field