173rd Airborne School Graduation - 21FEB2021
The Parachutist Badge, also commonly referred to as "Jump Wings" or "Silver Wings" is a military badge of the United States Armed Forces awarded to members awarded to U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy.
Congratulations to the following (ARMA3) class for completing Airborne School in conjunction with the 173rd Airborne Brigade. Soldiers who have completed the school for the first time shall be awarded their Basic Parachutist Badge. Great job to everyone who attended. Hooah!
3rd ID Graduates:
173rd Airborne Instructors:
Sergeant Dustin Miller
Sergeant Mike Callum
Specialist Kaiden Swytak
OSUT GRADUATION - 20FEB2021
Congratulations to the soldiers of OSUT class 21-07 (ARMA3) for successful completion of training! These soldiers have been awarded the Army Service Ribbon and have earned the right to be fully active members of their squad and the unit! This is merely the first step in your career here at 3rdID, we look forward to your continued success! Hooah
Combat Lifesaver Course 21-02
Congratulations to the soldiers of Combat Lifesaver Course class 20-02 (ARMA3) for the successful completion of Combat Lifesaver training! The Combat Lifesaver Course is the official medical training course conducted by the US Army, intended to provide an intermediate step between the buddy aid-style basic life support taught to every soldier. The combat lifesaver is primarily responsible for providing emergency medical treatment at the point of wounding on the battlefield, limited primary care, and health protection and evacuation from a point of injury or illness.
The Simulated Gaming Podcast
3rd Infantry Division and Task Force 121 presenting Episode 2 of The Simulated Gaming Podcast
Third Infantry Division's Public Affairs Office is proud to release a podcast with Task Force 121! This podcast features from the 3rd Infantry Division Major LaFlash, First Lieutenant Lambert, First Sergeant Drake and Staff Sergeant Brock. From Task Force 121, we have Lieutenant General Ichor, Brigadier General Cam, Major Winters, Captain Daringleader and Staff Sergeant Timber who make up the Simulated Gaming Podcast.
On 18th February 2021, 3rd Infantry Division Realism Unit was invited to join a gaming podcast with Task Force 121.
The Interview started with the history of the 3rd Infantry Division Realism Unit operating since 4th July 2003, how we operate and conduct ourselves on the virtual battlefield, what we have to offer for our gaming unit, and our general play style.
3rdID Soldiers spoke about their experiences in the unit, sharing what brought them and kept them Dogface Soldiers. Leaders spent the second half of the podcast discussing tips for first-time Arma 3 and milsim players, as well as different types of mods that they recommend.
Members of both units highlighted the importance of developing strong relationships within the milsim community.
The 3rd Infantry Division Realism Unit would like to thank Task Force 121 again for the invitation. We look forward to meeting again in the future!
Task Force 121 Information:
Teamspeak IP: 18.104.22.168:12320
US Coast Guard Reserve Celebrates its 80th Birthday
United States Coast Guard Reserves’ Birthday
Today marks the 80th birthday of the USCGR. Originally established in June 1939 as a civilian all-volunteer reserve, on February 19th 1941 with the passage of the “Coast Guard Reserve and Auxiliary Act” created both the USCGR and the USCG Auxiliary, with the former becoming a paid military reserve force. The USCGR is under the direction of the Commandant of the Coast Guard, through the Assistant Commandant of the Reserve. Sharing the same mission as the active duty coast guard, they help protect the maritime borders of the United States, from security, interdiction, and law enforcement to search and rescue, marine safety, and navigation assistance
During WWII, USCGR personnel outnumbered regular active duty USCG members by five to one. These “regular reservists” served alongside the regular guardsmen, manning Coast Guard and Navy ships and taking part in wartime operations including being coxswains for invasion landing craft, seeing combat in Iwo Jima, Guam, Normandy, and North Africa. Throughout the Cold War, USCGR participated in both the Korean and Vietnam wars, with 1,600 actively serving in the former and 8,000 in the latter. In October of 1972, USCGR members were given the duty to assist in peacetime operations, primarily after natural disasters or accidents. They took part in multiple rescues during flooding in Mississippi and Ohio, including flooding in the Red River and the Mariel Boatlift of 1980, as well as various maritime accidents. During this time, reservists were used more and more to augment regular Coast Guard units, leading to the concept of “Team Coast Guard” in which the old reserve units were disbanded and integrated into normal active duty units.
Currently, there are over 6,000 Coast Guard Reserves, who have helped in saving lives from hurricanes, flooding, oil spills, and other disasters, including Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Sandy, Deepwater Horizon, the Valdez oil spill, and even assisting Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. Along with this they help secure and protect America’s maritime borders, and maintain a constant state of readiness with a highly skilled and adaptable workforce.