Veterans Of The First Engineer Battalion

Welcome to the Veterans of the First Engineer Battalion web site Home Page.  This site is dedicated to all who have served honorably in the oldest and most decorated engineer battalion in the US Army. Our roots go back to 1846 and the War with Mexico. Our organization’s purpose is to tell the story of our great battalion and bring together current and former members of the “Always First” battalion. Members of this organization can share its rich history and traditions, regardless of when they served.  We Diehards have a special camaraderie that few military veterans are able to experience.  Membership is open to anyone who served honorably in the First Engineer Battalion during any period from WW II to the present. Click here to become a member or renew your dues!

Please enjoy your tour of this website by clicking on any of the links at the top or bottom of this page. If you have suggestions about its content or want to submit photos, please contact us or find us on Facebook at: Veterans of the First Engineer Battalion. Leave a note at our Guestbook after you’ve browsed the rest of the web site. Names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of our webmaster and board members are a “click” away at the Organization page.

“Always First!”
Motto of the First Engineer Battalion

“No Mission Too Difficult! No Sacrifice Too Great! Duty First!”
Motto of the First Infantry Division


Please click here to download and read our latest newsletter!

Coming Events

Society of the 1st Infantry Division Reunion
Fort Worth, TX 20-24 July 2022

Dear Society Members,

Registration is open at 0001 March 1st, 2022.  Please share with others.  I have attached a hard copy of the registration form as well.  (PLEASE CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PDF OF THE FORM)

The link to register online is:

The link to register will also be on our homepage by 1000am March 1, 2022 and we will put it out on our social media Facebook pages.

When you click the link to register, you will be prompted for your user name and password.  If you have issues, call our office (785-579-6761) Monday to Thursday 0900 to 1400 hours.

Your username is usually your first and last name (example:  FirstLast)

Some may have your middle initial as well (example:  FirstMLast)

You will need your password, if you need it reset, you can send a password reset email or call us for us to manually reset it for you.

The registration form has the hotel, airport shuttle, train shuttle, and other parking options.  You will need to take care of these items outside of the registration form.  Here are the details of these items with hyperlinks to the hotel, shuttle, parking options.

All hotel reservations must be made directly with the hotel by calling 1-800-445-8667 and mentioning you are coming to the reunion of the Society of the 1st Infantry Division, here is the code:  SOFID

Toll Free:  1-800-445-8667 select 3 for reservations.  Or click this link to register online: HISTORIC HILTON FORT WORTH

Parking-Valet Only is available at the hotel.  Daily Prices (overnight) are – (*price includes the 20% discount given at checkout) $25.60 for cars; $38.60 for oversized vehicles and $20 for day-only parking. The price will be added to the guestroom reservation when they come to the hotel and get a valet ticket.

Other parking options: Go to this link Parking Fort Worth, update your arrival and departure dates, this link is to the Convention Center parking lot.  The website notes that the cost to park (drive-up) is $15.00 per day.

AIRPORT Shuttle: lots available, here are bus/vehicle online links to make your reservations if flying.  Texas Airport Shuttle (817-403-6196) or (1-800-258-3826).

TRAIN shuttle option: From DFW Airport.  Go online to TEX RAIL to make reservations.  The cost is $2.50 one way.  Train Station drop-off is 2 blocks from the hotel.

Any questions, email or call our office.

Thank you for supporting the Society of the First Infantry Division.

Duty First!


Phyllis A. Fitzgerald

Society of the First Infantry Division
P.O. Box 2307
Fort Riley, KS 66442

785-579-6761 - desk

785-307-1472 - cell

2022 Reunion - Veterans of the First Engineer Battalion
Herndon, VA 16-19 September 2022

Hilton Washington Dulles Airport
13869 Park Center Road
Herndon, VA 20171
Sept 16-19, 2022
Contact: Tom Jennings (


The Reunion is on for 2022 in the Washington DC/Fort Belvoir area. Since you were registered to attend last September or had expressed interest (or just because we'd like to see you again) I wanted to let you know what we've done for 2022.  The new Reunion dates are September 16th to 19th.  The venue (The Hilton Washington Dulles) and schedule of events are the same as planned for last year.  The room price remains the same as last year at $109 - $122 with taxes; however, we weren't so lucky with meal and transportation costs.  We had to accept small increases in those expenses.  I've attached the piece we're publishing in the newsletter along with the revised schedule and registration form.  We hope you'll join us in September.

Please click here to book a room at the Hilton