Lendlease, a global integrated real estate group, has announced the renaming of Fort Hood Family Housing to Cavalry Family Housing, paying homage to the installation’s rich history and legacy of the First Cavalry Division.
The history of the First Cavalry Division is a story of bravery, service and sacrifice. From its formation in 1921 at Fort Bliss, Texas, to its current role as a highly respected division in the U.S. Army, the First Cavalry Division has played a significant role in defending the nation and preserving freedom. The division has served in World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam War, Gulf War and in peacekeeping missions around the world, including Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan.
“The First Cavalry Division has a storied history, and we are honored to pay tribute to this legacy by renaming Fort Hood Family Housing to Cavalry Family Housing,” said Phillip Carpenter, COO of Lendlease Communities. “As a company that is dedicated to providing exceptional living experiences for military families, we recognize the importance of preserving the heritage of the communities we serve.”
The new name reflects the pride and admiration that Lendlease Communities holds for the First Cavalry Division and its brave soldiers. The renaming is a testament to the enduring bond between the military and the local community.
“Cavalry Family Housing was the result of months of research and collaboration,” said Chris Albus, Project Director of Cavalry Family Housing. “Lendlease worked closely with our military partners, Resident Advisory Board and our dedicated on-site employees to determine a new name that would honor the legacy of the division and create a sense of pride and belonging for our Army families.”
“The transition to Cavalry Family Housing is heavily symbolic,” said Fort Hood Garrison Commander, COL Chad R. Foster. “There are many different types of units that have served on this installation and that serve here today. Mounted forces, as embodied by the “CAV” tradition, operate as a Combined Arms Team, bringing together a wide spectrum of capabilities to fight and win on the battlefield. This is our military heritage at The Great Place. It’s not just about the tanks, infantry, artillery, and helicopters. Soldiers of all specialties serve in the “CAV,” and all of them can earn their spurs. Therefore, having “Cavalry” part of the name for our family housing emphasizes that we are a single Team working to improve the quality of life for our Soldiers and their Families. There is still a lot of work for us to do, but we will continue to move forward together.”
Lendlease www.lendlease.com is a globally integrated real estate group with operations in Australia, Asia, Europe and the United States. We create places where communities thrive. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX:LLC), Lendlease has approximately 7,800 employees globally. Our core capabilities are reflected in our operating segments of Investments, Development and Construction. The combination of these three segments provides us with a sustainable competitive advantage in delivering innovative integrated solutions for our customers.
In the US, Lendlease’s Communities business is one of the nation’s leaders in public/private community development. We manage one of the largest military housing portfolios in the US and are the Army’s exclusive partner for privatized lodging. With a focus on creating sustainable value, Lendlease creates communities that regenerate our environment, enrich people’s lives and foster economic growth. Lendlease has worked extensively with the Department of Defense through the Military Housing Privatization Initiative (MHPI), a program that provides for the transfer of military housing assets to private sector companies. With over 40,000 residential units, 192 apartments and more than 12,000 hotel rooms in its portfolio, Lendlease will finance, develop, build, renovate and operate these sites for at least 50 years.