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2016 Blue Spader Reunion

2016 Blue Spader Reunion

NOTE: Please mail your reservation form and check soonest. MUST BE RECEIVED NLT 20 MAY 2016.   Click here to download the registration form. Click here to download 2016 Reunion  information sheet   Riverview Inn, Clarksville, Tennessee – 22-25 June 2016. To...

Strike welcomes Blue Spaders

Strike welcomes Blue Spaders

Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment “Blue Spaders,” 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division unfurl their unit colors during an activation ceremony at Freedom Fighters Physical Fitness Center. The Blue Spaders lineage dates to 1901 when...

Reunion Information and Registration

2015 REUNION INFORMATION PAGE Hilton Lisle/Naperville       June 17 – 20 2015 To make hotel reservations. Call  800-445-8667 (630-505-0900 local hotel)  Identify yourself as being with the 26th Infantry Regiment Association reunion AND cite Group Code: “CIRA.”   The...

In the East Room of the White House

In the East Room of the White House

The invitation reads,”The President requests the pleasure of your company at a ceremony and reception to be held at The White House on Monday, June 2, 2008 at nine o’clock”. The first page of the program reads, “The President welcomes you to The White House on the...

Reunion 2014 Report

Reunion 2014 Report

Asheville, NC, experienced great weather; the Biltmore Estate was impressive and shared some delicious wine; the Blue Ridge Parkway was beautiful and displayed many local artistic treasures; and a few Blue Spaders lit up the golf links. The Crowne Plaza Tennis and...

From The Honorary Colonel of the Regiment

Welcome to your new website! This site belongs to the members of the 26th Infantry Regiment Association. We will use this site to spread information about the Blue Spaders, the Association, the Army and Veterans. We will use the site to keep members up to date on...

Blue Spaders 2010-2012 Afghanistan Deployment History

Blue Spaders 2010-2012 Afghanistan Deployment History

by LTC Jesse Pearson, Former Spader 6, 2010-2012 The 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment Blue Spaders deployed from Fort Knox, Kentucky in December 2010 as the main effort of the 3d Duke Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division. The battalion departed from...

Memories and Milestones

Memories and Milestones

Memorial Day is a special and significant day for Americans and our Allies. Each year we take time out of our daily lives to reflect on those who have sacrificed so much for so many, and perhaps now more than ever we need to remember those sacrifices, which changed...

Infantrymen gather at Fort Knox for ceremony

FORT KNOX, Ky., – U.S. Army infantrymen often joke that the skies are blue because, ‘God loves the Infantry.' It was under those same skies that more than 800 Infantrymen with 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team gathered to case their unit...