As we prepare to celebrate the winter holidays, we want to wish every soldier a joyous, blessed, and safe season. The 3rd Infantry Division Realism Gaming Unit is wrapping up a challenging year and looking forward to the challenges of next year. The holidays are a time of celebration, Family, and renewal. Take this opportunity to nurture your own resiliency. We encourage you to make time for your Family, to celebrate the season, and to look forward to a prosperous New Year.
Our holiday exodus begins December 23rd and concludes January 1st. During this time frame all soldiers are encouraged to take the time to spend with family, friends and loved ones. All officially daily operations will be put on stand down during this time frame. All squad drills, all training, all field training exercises will also be optionial to attend, You will not be required to muster in or post a temporary pass request (TPR) during this time frame. We will resume full operations on January 2nd!
As the holiday exodus is statistically a very active time for online gaming we will be keeping our Recruiting and Retention office open. Staffed only by volunteers, RRO will continue to recruit, process, orientate and place new soldiers during this time frame. If you wish to be a volunteer during this time please contact First Lieutenant D.Stickland and Sergeant First Class D.Hardy.
A number of you will be traveling and just a moment of inattention can turn a festive journey into a tragedy. Winter driving has its own set of hazards. So be prepared for potential hazards and allow plenty of time to arrive at your destination.
It is the season for parties. Take the time to have fun, but moderation is the key. New Year's Eve is notorious for drunk driving. Keep yourself and your loved ones safe by staying alert. If you drink, leave the keys with a designated driver, or call a taxi. If you are hosting, provide alternative, non-alcoholic drinks. Also remember: buzz driving is drunk driving. Don't text and drive and of course "If you drive don't drink and if you drink don't drive and if you drink don't drink alone!"
It has been a wonderful year! The Command Staff and I are proud to be part of this great team. We cannot express our gratitude for all that you do for our Unit and fellow soldiers thus we serve among. Be safe this holiday season. We want you to return refreshed, resilient, and whole.
Happy holidays to all of you and yours! Army Strong, Rock of the Marne!
- MAJ J.LaFlash
- SSG M.Carter, CPT A.Cantu, RET D.Strickland and 16 others like this