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Toggle %s Patriot Day | September 11th

Posted By:  CPT A.Cantu @ September 11, 2018 - 08:34 AM

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Sept. 11, 2001, changed more than the skyline of New York City - the attacks changed a generation of Americans, our Army and our world. That day's destruction and devastation did not condemn this country to a future filled with fear. No, this loss, as profound as it was, did not break the soul of this nation. It made us stronger. That day fortified Americans with pride and patriotism and created a spirit of service in the hearts of a new generation. That day fundamentally changed our nation and our Army for the better. We now observe Patriot Day annually on September 11th as a National Day of Service and Remembrance for the thousands of lives lost in the 9/11 attacks.

 

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Toggle %s Promotion Ceremony | 02 September

Posted By:  CPT A.Cantu @ September 03, 2018 - 02:07 AM

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As we move into September, we find ourselves in a time of year where we generally have a lull in recruiting due to people returning to school. It is vital that we don't neglect our recruiting efforts! With the launch of Insurgency Sandstorm later this month, we have the potential for great growth in Bravo Company. Alpha Company welcomed all of the new members of Fourth Squad Outlaws.

 

First Sergeant Gilmore hosted Long Range Precision Course which had one graduate, Joshua Connet. First Sergeant Wendt will be hosting both Warrior Leaders Course (WLC) and Advanced Leaders Course (ALC) later this month, so be sure to watch the forums and sign up for those!

 

Base Maintenance Operations needs help! Our new website is currently under heavy testing and we are also needing help with Roster Maintenance. If you are dedicated and have attention to detail, please sign up today!
Public Affairs is also looking for personnel from video editors, video recorders, streamers, journalists, and leadership.


Keep up the great work Battleboars, lets have an outstanding September!

 

The promotions and awards are as follows;


OSUT Graduates for the Month of August:

 

Specialist Clayton Bigsby (Honors)
Private First Class Jonathon Conigliaro (Honors)
Private First Class Joseph McGinnis (Honors)
Private Second Class David Bursac
Private Second Class Stacy Day
Private Second Class Blaine Gustafson
Private Second Class Michael Marks
Private Second Class Corey Miller
Private Second Class Brady Pond
Private Second Class Jack Ryan
Private Second Class Billy Salter
Private Second Class Gabriel Sharp
Private Second Class Bailey Smith
 

 

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Private Second Class Eliel Piispanen promoted to Private First Class.
Private Second Class Eli Watson promoted to Private First Class.
 

 

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Private First Class Clayton Bigsby promoted to Specialist.
Private First Class Ty Bowen promoted to Specialist.
Private First Class Joshua Connet promoted to Specialist.
Private First Class Geovanie Hernandez promoted to Specialist.

Private First Class Vikku Septim promoted to Specialist.

 

 

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Specialist Jonathon Feagin promoted to Corporal.
Specialist David Keaton promoted to Corporal.
Specialist Arba McCullough promoted to Corporal.
Specialist Israel Rangel promoted to Corporal.
Specialist Kevin Stubbs promoted to Corporal.

 

 

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Officer Candidate Mike Murakami commissioned as Second Lieutenant.

 

 

 

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Army Service Ribbon, ASR

 

Private Second Class Bailey Smith

Private Second Class Jack Ryan
 

 

 

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Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, MOVSM

 

First Lieutenant Doug Lipnitz
Specialist Clayton Bigsby

 

 

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National Defense Service Medal, NDSM

 

Private Second Class Michael Marks (Estonian Defense Forces)

 


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Good Conduct Medal, GCM

 

Corporal Gordon Bluehair
Corporal David Keaton
Specialist Larry Lambert
Private First Class Eli Watson

 

 

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Army Achievement Medal, AAM

 

Corporal Gordon Bluehair (V Device)
Corporal Jonathon Feagin (V Device)

 


 

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Joint Service Achievement Medal, JSAM

 

Second Lieutenant Jasmine Johnson
Staff Sergeant Wolffe Fives
Warrant Officer Candidate Maarten Gregoire
Corporal Gordon Bluehair

Specialist Mark Hibby
 


 

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Army Commendation Medal, ACM

 

First Sergeant Elgin Gilmore (V Device)

Staff Sergeant Daniel Shade (V Device)

Staff Sergeant Jacob Theriault
 

 

 

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Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, AFEM

 

Specialist Nicholas Udeanu
Sergeant Phillip Stowe
Corporal Jackson Fortune

 

 

 

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Bronze Star, BS

 

Second Lieutenant Mike Murakami (V Device)

 

 

 

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Combat Infantryman Badge, CIB

 

Corporal Israel Rangel

Specialist Clayton Bigsby

Private First Class Jonathon Conigliaro

Private First Class Joseph McGinnis
Private First Class Kohen Shriner

Private Second Class David Bursac

Private Second Class Stacy Day
Private Second Class Finn Henry

Private Second Class Michael Marks

Private Second Class Corey Miller

Private Second Class Brady Pond

Private Second Class Jack Ryan

Private Second Class Billy Salter

Private Trainee Dustin Moreland
Private Trainee Zachary Peterson


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Toggle %s Promotion and Award Ceremony August 2018

Posted By:  SSG W.Fives @ August 06, 2018 - 12:34 PM

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Last month we had a surge in donations and recruiting efforts. We are making great progress in Operation Freedom's Sentinel. Keep up the great work 3rdID!

 

 

Captain Dana Cantu - 4 years

SPC N.Udeanu - 1 year

 

Classes: Flight School

 

Muster In and Vote!

 

 

The promotions and awards are as follows;


BCT Graduates of Month:

Specialist Kevin Stubbs

Private First Class Clayton Bigsby

Private First Class Kohen Shriner

Private First Class Joshua Connet

Private First Class Ty Bowen

Private First Class Hunter Hannaford

Private First Class Vikku Septim

Private Second Class Andrew Simon

Private Trainee Blaine Gustafson

Private Trainee Bailey Smith

Private Trainee Corey Miller

Private Trainee Zachary Peterson

Private Trainee Finn Henry

Private Trainee Bradley Tulip

Private Trainee Gabriel Sharp

 

 

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Private Second Class Hunter Hannaford promoted to Private First Class.

Private Second Class Kohen Shriner promoted to Private First Class.

Private Second Class Ty Bowen promoted to Private First Class.

 

 

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Private First Class Kevin Stubbs promoted to Specialist.

Private First Class Arba McCullough promoted to Specialist.

Private First Class Jonathon Feagin promoted to Specialist.

Private First Class Jacob Graves promoted to Specialist.

Private First Class Justyn Martin promoted to Specialist.

 

 

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Specialist Gordon Bluehair promoted to Corporal.

Specialist Caleb Wiggs promoted to Corporal.

Specialist William Blackwell promoted to Corporal.

 

 

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Corporal Matthew Baldwin promoted to Sergeant.

 

 

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Sergeant Wolffe Fives promoted to Staff Sergeant.

Sergeant Jacob Theriault promoted to Staff Sergeant.

 

 

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Staff Sergeant Ethan Verhein promoted to Sergeant First Class.

Staff Sergeant Joseph Rizzo promoted to Sergeant First Class.

 

 

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Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joe Lex promoted to Chief Warrant Officer 3.

 

 

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Officer Candidate Nicholas Lipnitz promoted to Second Lieutenant.

Officer Candidate Ronald Mellot promoted to Second Lieutenant.

 

 

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Army Service Ribbon, ASR

 

Specialist Kevin Stubbs

Private First Class Clayton Bigsby

Private First Class Kohen Shriner

Private First Class Joshua Connet

Private First Class Ty Bowen

Private First Class Hunter Hannaford

Private First Class Vikku Septim

Private Second Class Andrew Simon

 

 

 

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Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, MOVSM

 

 

First Lieutenant Douglas Lipnitz

Sergeant First Class Joseph Rizzo

Sergeant Russ Reid

Private First Class Nuno Moreira

Private First Class Clayton Bigsby

Private Trainee John Henington

 

 

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Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, GWOTSM

 

Sergeant First Class Ethan Verhein

Corporal William Blackwell

 

 

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National Defense Service Medal, NDSM

 

Private Trainee Zachary Peterson

Private Trainee John Henington

 


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Good Conduct Medal, GCM

 

Lieutenant-Colonel John LaFlash

Second Lieutenant Jasmine Johnson

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Brad Ahles

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Joe Lex

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Justin Franc

Staff Sergeant James Mott

Staff Sergeant Matthew Carter

Corporal William Blackwell

Corporal Jackson Fortune

Corporal Dakota Hicks

 

Specialist Skyler Zant

Specialist Kevin Stubbs

Specialist Emil Michev

Specialist Jonathon Feagin

Specialist Arba McCullough

Specialist Justyn Martin

Specialist Jacob Graves

 

 

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Army Achievement Medal, AAM

 

Staff Sergeant Kalin Grigorov

Sergeant Peter Fransson

Sergeant Angie Bee

Corporal Gordon Bluehair

Corporal Jackson Fortune

Specialist Jacob Graves

Specialist Israel Rangel

 

 

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Joint Service Commendation Medal, JSCM

 

Sergeant First Class Joseph Rizzo

Staff Sergeant Matthew Carter

 

 

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Army Commendation Medal, ACM

 

Sergeant First Class Garry Beaudoin

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Joe Lex

Staff Sergeant Wolffe Fives

Corporal Maarten Gregoire

 

 

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Armed Forces Service Medal, AFSM

 

Staff Sergeant Matthew Carter

 

 

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Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, AFEM

 

Specialist Sacha Canning

 

 

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Marksmanship Badge (Marksman)

 

Private Trainee Zachary Peterson

 

 

 

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Marksmanship Badge (Sharpshooter)

 

Private Trainee Gabriel Sharp

 

 

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Marksmanship Badge (Expert)

 

Specialist Kevin Stubbs

Private First Class Clayton Bigsby

Private First Class Kohen Shriner

Private First Class Joshua Connet

Private First Class Ty Bowen

Private First Class Hunter Hannaford

Private First Class Vikku Septim

Private Second Class Andrew Simon

Private Trainee Blaine Gustafson

Private Trainee Bailey Smith

Private Trainee Corey Miller

Private Trainee Finn Henry

Private Trainee Bradley Tulip

 

 

 

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Combat Infantryman Badge, CIB

 

Specialist Jonathon Feagin

Specialist Justyn Martin

Specialist Jacob Graves

Private First Class Joshua Connet

Private Second Class Eliel Piispanen

Private Trainee Bailey Smith

Private Trainee Corey Miller

Private Trainee Finn Henry

Private Trainee Bradley Tulip

Private Trainee Anthony Jones


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Toggle %s America's Army Update released - 26JUL2018

Posted By:  LTC J.LaFlash @ July 31, 2018 - 10:12 AM

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The Developors of our longest running supported game "America's Army" has released an update this past week.  Coming only 3 months past the last update in April 2018 when they released the new map of "Uptown" and a redesign of Downtown. This update the RPG-7 V2 has been added to select maps; a devastating anti-personnel weapon with a large fragmentation radius. It is a single shot weapon and is automatically dropped once fired. The RPG-7 has a minimum safe arming distance of ten meters; the round will not detonate if it does not travel at least ten meters. Beware the back blast as it will injure, or even kill, those directly behind when fired.

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Two new RPG-themed Steam achievements have been added: “I meant to do that!” (Kill an enemy with the RPG back blast) and “R-Three-G” (Get three kills with a single RPG blast). Stats related to the RPG are tracked and will be added to player profiles on the webpage soon after release.

It is available as an in-world pickup on selected maps only; it will never appear in the deploy menu. As a server owner we do have the ability to turn off the RPG from our server if we so wish which is a nice feature to have control over! 

 

One or more RPGs can be found on the following maps:

  • PS4
    • Homestead
    • Uptown
    • Intercept
  • PC
    • BDX
      • Bridge EX
      • Intercept C4/EX
      • SpringStreet EX/VIP
      • Watchdog C4
    • FLO
      • Bridge EX
      • BridgeNight EX
      • ColdFront C4/EX/VIP
      • Downtown EX
      • Homestead C4/VIP
      • InsurgentCamp AC
      • Intercept EX/C4/VIP
      • Overload C4/VIP
      • Sandstorm TH
      • Slumps VIP/TH
      • Uptown EX/VIP
      • Watchdog AC

 More update notes:

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Toggle %s Steam Chat Update

Posted By:  LTC J.LaFlash @ July 26, 2018 - 06:05 PM

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Steam has released an update to its chat system. Steam has made the new Steam chat features, which have been in beta since June 12th, available to all Steam users. The all-new friends list and chat system makes it easier to chat and play games with your Steam friends. They'll continue to improve the new chat system based on our feedback and requests. They've already started working on making it easier to chat from anywhere with a new Steam chat mobile app for iPhone and Android devices.

Check out the announcement page to learn more about the new features and what was added/fixed during the beta period


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Toggle %s Soldier of the Quarter | Second Quarter 2018

Posted By:  CPT D.Cantu @ July 24, 2018 - 06:21 PM

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LTC LaFlash is proud to announce the Soldiers of the Quarter for Second Quarter 2018.
These soldiers truly set the example of what it means to live up to the Army Values.
They have been awarded the Soldier's Medal in recognition of their dedicated service.
 


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Alpha Company - Specialist Gordon Bluehair

Bravo Company - Staff Sergeant Mathew Carter

 

 

Specialist Gordon Bluehair-

Tell us a little about yourself.

(My Elevator Speech)  I’m a retired Systems Engineer.  During my career I learned to make sense of complex systems and processes.  In retirement, I learned as a volunteer tutor of Basic Literacy (reading) and ESL to listen for the story that belongs to each of us.  My wife and I have three grown children. I am 73. A lot of stories.

What is your favorite aspect of the unit?

The challenge of mastering the complexity of Arma 3 team gameplay, using realistic weapons, equipment, and tactics.  I also enjoy the challenge of mastering 3rdID’s complex organization and procedures, which provide training and support modeled on the US Army.   You get not just simulated combat, but a simulated military career, helping to improve your squad and the unit as whole. Finally I value the experience of getting to know, working with, and fighting alongside my buddies and the rest of this international unit.

Any favorite/funny/memorable moment throughout your whole time in the unit?

A thick scottish brogue murmurs, “Bluehair, you’re going the wrong way.”  All the time.

Any advice to give to your fellow soldiers?

There are no stupid questions.*  Learn to ask for help. Follow your Chain of Command if possible, but feel free to ask anyone.  If they can’t help you, they should help you find someone who can. Learn to communicate with your squad and the unit, using your squad Discord, TeamSpeak, Steam Chat, and Private Messages and the Forums on the 3rdID website.  And learn to help others. *Except in combat!  Unless it’s critical, save it for the AAR.

What army value is the most important to you and why?

Integrity.  Do what’s right.  That includes telling the truth.  Even if that lets everyone know that I have failed.  Even if I look like a fool. Telling the truth builds Situational Awareness.  Telling the truth lets me ask for help. Without truth, there is no trust. Without trust, there is no team.  A close second, Respect. Respect others and yourself.

Any valuable lessons you have learned while being in the unit?

As you may know, I have OCD.  I tend to think too much, analyze too much, do too much, and worry too much.*  3rdID has given me a challenging, but safe, opportunity to step out of my comfort zone, have fun, and make new friends.

*And talk and write too much!

 
 
 
Staff Sergeant Mathew Carter - 

Tell us a little about yourself.

My Name is Mathew Carter from Cambridge, UK I'm 29 years old and currently live with my GF in Italy. I found out about the unit back in 2011 from playing on their server and hopping on the TS. Since that day I have been in or around the unit whenever I get the change. My hobby IRL is digital art and this has translated into the 3rdID where I currently am the NCOIC of CID. I'm always looking for new ways to help redefine the image of the unit and I hope the 3rd is around for many years to come.

 

What is your favorite aspect of the unit?

The soldiers that make up our unit. I have been in many MILSIM unit in the past. Some bigger than the 3rdID, some smaller but I could never have as much fun as I do with the people from our unit. I think this is the same reason why so many soldiers come back to the 3rdID when they want to get back into MILSIM gaming. Nothing beats a dog face soldier!

Any favorite/funny/memorable moment throughout your whole time in the unit?

Oh wow, Ive been in and around the unit since 2011 so are too many to list. If I had to pick one it would have to be from back when our unit only played AA2. "One shot then reload" matches on top of the centre tower of Bridge. Sometimes these matches could go on for 5-10 minutes with no winner, oh the laughs we had.

Any advice to give to your fellow soldiers?

Don't be afraid to reach out to your first line leaders to help them make their job easier. Not by constantly bugging them or harass them with endless questions but maybe help them plan next squad drills, give them ideas they can work off and give honest feedback. Its the best way to get noticed within your FT/squad/PLT and will help towards your next promotion.

What army value is the most important to you and why?

Respect. This is a huge value I try to live by and also try to teach others. It isn't right to purposely treat others poorly just because, for whatever reason, you are unable to give the respect they deserve and one day that may even come back to bite you.

Any valuable lessons you have learned while being in the unit?

Be honest, don't be afraid to step up and take control if the situation needs you to and if you put your mind to it you can achieve anything you want both in and out of the unit.

 

 


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Toggle %s Announcement from your Public Affairs Office

Posted By:  LTC J.LaFlash @ July 19, 2018 - 03:21 PM

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Effective immediately Public Affairs Office will begin a face lift as a DMOS. Under the new leadership of Sergeant Peter Fransson as NCOIC and Lieutenant Colonel John LaFlash as OIC PAO will open hiring for all position. At its current state Public Affairs Office will need dedicated soldiers to help bring what is dubbed the face of the unit back to what it was. 

 

MISSION

Public Affairs Office fulfills the unit's obligation to keep the people and the unit informed, and helps to establish the conditions

that lead to confidence in our realism unit and its readiness to conduct operations in peacetime, conflict and war.

 

Journalist (46Q) (Minimum rank requirement PV2)

 

Publish promotion ceremony news

Publish news on basic training/ skill courses conducted

Publish news about operations we partake in

Publish news about public play session which would be hosted

Create recruitment ads for the use of Recruiting and Retention Office

 

Broadcast Combat Journalists (46R) (Minimum rank requirement PV2)

 

Record operation videos

Take picture of promotion ceremonies

Create recruitment videos

Record drill and FTX if ordered by higher ranks

 

Communications Specialist (46N) (Minimum rank CPL)

Provide media training for leaders and other members of PAO.

Respond to media queries.

Plan and coordinate community events such as Pubathon.

Evaluate the effectiveness of communication activities.

Supervise Journalists and Broadcast Combat Journalists.

Advise senior leaders on the implications of unit actions.

Communicate news and information to the internal military audience.

Communicate, coordinate, and gain the support of the American Public, other units, and external communities.

Maintain wiki page.

Maintain Social Media pages - Facebook, Steam, Arma Clans, Youtube, etc

 

If assigned to the PAO, you will be expected to complete all assigned projects as ordered and will be responsible for checking the forums on a daily basis. To apply to the Public Affairs Office please submit an application here and select the appropriate template for the position for which you are applying.


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Toggle %s Happy Anniversary 3rd ID!

Posted By:  CPT D.Cantu @ July 04, 2018 - 07:55 PM

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15 years have passed since the 3rd Infantry Division Realism Gaming community sprung to life. Based in games such as America’s Army and Day of Defeat, things were very different in those days. Leadership has changed, soldiers have come and gone, but after 15 years we are still going strong.

With new games being added to our roster such as Squad, Insurgency, and ARMA 3, the 3rd Infantry Division has shown what dedication and true perseverance can do. Our current leaders are driven to see where 3rdID will go in the next 15 years whether it be with our current game lineup or a new generation of games, but one thing is for sure, We Shall Remain There.


 

Words from the Battalion Commander, Lieutenant Colonel John LaFlash;

 

Success, there is a word that rings true in the 3rd Infantry Division Realism Unit! Today marks our 15 year anniversary since the founding of this unit that we all serve in. Founded by Lieutenant Colonel D. Toby and Major J. Mathews back in 2003, at that time 3rd Infantry Division Realism unit was based around the game America's Army and Day of Defeat. It's hard to believe how much we have evolved a long way since then and we all should be proud to be apart of a unit that such a long and honorable history as the 3rd Infantry Division Realism Gaming Unit.  Not very many other units can say they have been running consistently for 15 years straight and it's been an honor to have been here myself for the last 12 years. One of the most amazing things I find that truly sets us apart from other milsim units out there is that everyone one of us had started as a Private in this unit. We all enlisted and have served in every position and every rank up to our current position we all hold!


 

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