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

2024 Annual Reunion Registration is Open

The link to register for the 2024 Reunion is up and running.

Here is the link:

You will log in with your username and password. If you do not have those, send me an email at and I will assist you.

The dates of the reunion are July 31, to Aug 4, 2024, in Albuquerque, NM, we are staying at the Clyde Hotel.

The reunion form has all the links for airport shuttle options, the hotel link to reserve online, the phone number to call to make hotel reservations, event options, etc...

Please click this PDF link if you prefer to mail the form in with payment. Please look it over for more details for this year's 103rd Annual Reunion.

If you have issues online registering, call me and I will assist you.

If you have any questions please let me know.



Phyllis A. Fitzgerald

CW3 (Ret) US Army
Executive Director
Society of the First Infantry Division
P.O. Box 2307
Fort Riley, KS 66442
785-579-6761 - desk
785-307-1472 - cell