United States Army Warrant Officers Association

Fort Lowell - Apache Chapter

Tucson, Arizona

IRS 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Public Charity Organized November 2001
USA WOA Fort Lowell Apache Chapter History

Now that a few members and their families have been to Tucson for the Annual Meeting of the Members 2005, did you get to see the statue of the Cavalry soldier proudly sitting in the saddle outside the Fort Lowell Museum?  And, did you wonder why it looked familiar?  Well, now you know; it is the logo of the Fort Lowell-Apache Chapter of the United States Army Warrant Officers Association...

Fort Lowell Museum, Tucson, AZ

Ft Lowell Soldier

Fort Lowell, Tucson, AZ

Camp Lowell was first established in 1866 on the outskirts of Tucson. Due to unhealthy conditions of the city the army moved the post 7 mile northeast and established Fort Lowell in March, 1873. The role of Fort Lowell encompassed escorting wagon trains, protection of settlers, guarding supplies, patrolling the border and conducting offensive operations against the Western and Chiricahua Apache Indians. Troop strength at Fort Lowell averaged 130 officers and 239 enlisted men. Serving at Fort Lowell were companies representing the 2nd, 4th 5th and 6th Cavalry Regiments, and the 1st, 8th, and 12th Infantry Regiments.