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History of the 3rd Infantry Division

    The 3rd Infantry Division has a long history and many great stories. One of the largest and longest self-sustaining active realism units in the PC gaming community, the 3rd Infantry Division takes pride in their unit and the place it has among the gaming community. Well respected and well feared, the 3rd Infantry Division brings top notch soldiers to every battle they encounter. The 3rd Infantry Division provides a place where you can get off work or school and go hangout among fellow soldiers and friends and push yourself, both personally and professional. We all look forward to the future of the 3rd Infantry Division realism unit and what it has to offer. The 3rd Infantry Division Realism Unit currently supports military operation ins Arma 3, Insurgency, America's Army Proving Grounds and Squad.

Historic Timeline:  

  • July 4, 2003: 3rd Infantry Division, along with Alpha Company "War Eagles" officially began. Founded by Lieutenant Colonel D. Toby and Major J. Mathews, the 3rd Infantry Division Realism unit was based around the game America's Army 2 and Day of Defeat.
  • April 2004: Lieutenant Colonel D.Toby retired from the 3rd Infantry Division Realism unit to continue his schooling to become a policeman.  Major J.Mathews and his XO Captain Michael White continued to grow the 3rd Infantry Division. 
  • February 2006: Major J.Mathews retired to start his real-life military career.
  • May 2006: The current CO of the company, John LaFlash, began his career. Fresh out of the US Army, John LaFlash was quickly commissioned to Second Lieutenant after completing Officer Candidate School and led First Platoon “Widowmakers."
  • March 2008: LaFlash was promoted to Captain, and subsequently given command of Alpha Company. Captain White officially took the role of HHC Commander.
  • Fall 2008: The 3rd Infantry Division expanded its gaming support with America's Army 3 and Battlefield 2. Captain White retires. 
  • March 2011: The 3rd Infantry Division expanded from company size up to battalion size. Alpha and Bravo Company were commissioned and led by Captain Jarrit Drinkman and First Lieutenant Barrow Fleetwood respectively.
  • September 2011: Lieutenant Colonel John LaFlash down-sized the 3rd Infantry Division back to a company size with two platoons due to lack of activity and support for Battlefield 2.
  • February 2012: The 3rd Infantry Division ramped up with Armed Assault 2: Operation Arrowhead. With the decline on America's Army 3 over the past years, Captain LaFlash shut down the 9 year game of America's Army to focus on Armed Assault.
  • August 2013: Command Staff launched the 3rd Infantry Division into the new model of America's Army, America's Army: Proving Grounds!
  • September 2013: The 3rd Infantry Division upgraded from Armed Assault 2: Operation Arrowhead to Arma 3! 
  • May 2015: Alpha Company opens two new platoons in Armed Assault 3 and America's Army! 
  • November 2015: Bravo Company is activated, led by First Lieutenant Arthur Cantu, with two infantry platoons in support.
  • November 2016: Bravo Company transitions its first platoon into support of Insurgency!
  • July 2017: Expansion to Battalion level, Major J.LaFlash promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and Captain A.Cantu resigned to Alpha Company and First Lieutenant D.Strickland promoted to Bravo Company Commander.
  • March 2018:  Bravo Company transitions its Second Platoon into support of Squad!

(REAL) - The 3rd Infantry Division is a mechanized infantry division of the United States Army based at Fort Stewart, Georgia. Nicknamed the "Rock of the Marne," the 3rd Infantry Division's current configuration consists of four Brigade Combat Teams (BCT), one Aviation Brigade, and various support elements. The unit has served the United States in World War I, World War II, Korea, the Cold War, Iraq and Afghanistan.