The Society of the First Infantry Division is about:
- Continuing the Big Red One tradition of excellence.
- Honoring our dead.
- Living the First Division legacy
- Taking care of our own
The official publication of the Society is published on a regular basis each year (currently three times) and mailed to all members. A copy is also mailed to every BRO unit. It contains news of present and former members, articles about Society activities and stories of the Division's exploits. The current issue of the Bridgehead Sentinel is available to read in the Members Only section of this site. Previous issues of the Bridgehead Sentinel are also available in an archive in the MEMBERS ONLY section of this site.
One of the Society's most important functions is to create an environment that facilitates the reuniting of Big Red One veterans within the context of their former units. Members and their families gather every year in a different city to renew old acquaintances and make new friends based on their common service and pride in the Big Red One. A Memorial Service honoring our battlefield dead is one of the highlights of these reunions. Units maintain their identity and unit pride at the reunions through their command posts (CPs) (hospitality rooms) and by seating as a unit at our banquets.
Members can display their Big Red One idenity by purchasing a variety of high-quality Division insignia and other merchandise items from the "Quartermaster Store." Credit Card purchases are accepted.
The Society is a reliable source of information, referral and assistance on matters dealing with the 1 st Infantry Division. The "Current News" section of the Society web site is used for real time dissemination of news.
Members are offered the opportunity to participate in escorted tours to the battlefields of Europe and Vietnam, where they may return to the places where they fought with the Big Red One.
Members can use the Member Directory in the Members Only section to determine whether a Big Red One buddy is also a member or to search for members from their unit.
Scholarship programs are available. See the Foundation section.
Each member receives a copy of an annual calendar that celebrates the history of the Big Red One. Contributions are welcome, but no pressure is ever exerted.
Big Red One Support Fund
The BRO Support Fund is the means whereby the Society can financially assist active duty soldiers, family members and units in non-emergency situations. The Society's newly established CENTURY CLUB also helps fund these activities.
The Society's great web site at www.1stID.org is a comprehensive source of all information about the Society and the 1 st Infantry Division Foundation. The Message Board is a very popular feature of this site.