B Troop, 4th U.S. Cavalry Regiment (Memorial)

B Troop Memorial Cavalry

Members of the B Troop salute the Judges' stand at the
48th Annual Sierra Vista Christmas Parade, December 2, 2006
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B Troop, 4th U.S. Cavalry Regiment (Memorial), commemorates the history of the U.S. Army's participation in the Indian Wars in the Southwest. It was established at Fort Huachuca, Arizona on July 4, 1973. This all-volunteer unit is comprised of active duty military personnel, retired military, Department of Defense civilians, and military dependents. Members of the B Troop dress in authentic uniforms and their tack (horse gear) accurately represents that used by the U.S. Army in the 1880s. The group participates in military ceremonies, parades, and mounted cavalry demonstrations across Arizona and the nation.

B Troop Ladies ride sidesaddle

The Ladies' Auxiliary to the Troop was formed in August 1973. The Auxiliary participates with B Troop in public events and parades, riding sidesaddle and wearing authentic dress of the 1880s. The ladies pictured above appeared in the 2006 Sierra Vista Christmas Parade.