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    • Airborne School 23-01


      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 class of 23-01 (ARMA3) for completing Airborne School. Soldiers who have completed the school for the first time shall be awarded their Basic Parachutist Badge. Great job to everyone who attended. Airborne!


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      CPL Austin Bills1311767085_BasicParaBadge.png.51b6ecdea5fd0f0c8856e153da9deeab.png.416184cd1f43d65f5d2f2db40a2a306d.png
      CPL James Nicholas1311767085_BasicParaBadge.png.51b6ecdea5fd0f0c8856e153da9deeab.png.416184cd1f43d65f5d2f2db40a2a306d.png
      SPC Danny Smiricky1311767085_BasicParaBadge.png.51b6ecdea5fd0f0c8856e153da9deeab.png.416184cd1f43d65f5d2f2db40a2a306d.png
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      PFC Piper Byrde1311767085_BasicParaBadge.png.51b6ecdea5fd0f0c8856e153da9deeab.png.416184cd1f43d65f5d2f2db40a2a306d.png
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      1SG C.Brock (Jumpmaster)
      MAJ J.LaFlash (Safety Officer)
      SSG R.Ivanov (Safety Officer)

      WO1 J.Tracey


    • OSUT GRADUATION #23-11


      Congratulations to the Soldier of OSUT Class 23-11 (ARMA) for successful completion of training! This Soldier has been awarded the Army Service Ribbon and have earned the right to be a full active member of his squad and the unit! This is merely the first step in your career here at 3rdID, we look forward to your continued success! Hooah!



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      https://3rdinf.us/uploads/rank_images/WO1.png.6a764e40271c156d9bfa0fe439335954.pngWO1 A. Nikeus
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    • Operation Iraqi Freedom Begins


      March 20th, 2003.

      The Country of Iraq has been invaded by a Coalition of  English, Australians, Polish, and the Peshmerga Kurdish, with the support of the Danish, Dutch, Italians, and Spanish. All were led by the United States with a combined troop force of 309,000. The purpose; was to overthrow the Iraqi Dictator, Saddam Hussein, along with the Governmental Ba'ath Party, as well as continue the global recognition of the country of Kurdistan Autonomous Region. 

      At the end of the nearly 9-year-long conflict, NATO casualties mounted to 143,000.
      While the Iraqi Military and Insurgent fighters mounted nearly 72,000 casualties.

    • OSUT GRADUATION #23-10


      Congratulations to the soldiers of OSUT class 23-10 (ARMA) for successful completion of training! These soldiers have been awarded the Army Service Ribbon and have earned the right to be full 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



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      spc.png.7cdaf4da863f968b0bb2dddba8ddbadb.png.3f908c603ff12372f2e54ed9dfc64849.pngSPC P.Perez

      pfc.png.b9c4a55caf631dfe710a39e16b5841ad.png.6233ac1a9fd057fdd14c12a7989a2271.pngPFC J.Bristow

    • Third Infantry Division Prepares for Operation Crimson Sand

      Advance elements from Spartans Brigade arrive in Turkey to begin operations.

      Third Infantry Division’s 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team has received its marching orders. Effective 16 April 2023, Alpha Company will begin Operation Crimson Sand, a seven-plus month combat deployment to Turkey’s southeastern frontier.

      Home to critical US and NATO installations and personnel, the region has recently been plagued by insurgent attacks from Syria.

      Terrorists from Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and al Qaeda-affiliated Hurras al-Din (HAD) have conducted a total of 27 cross-border raids and attacks since 1 January 2023. By targeting Turkish security forces and NATO bases, including Incirlik Air Base and Kürecik early warning radar station, insurgents threaten to disrupt or potentially destroy key components of the NATO missile defense system.

      The missile defense system is part of a European safeguard against ballistic missile attacks from nations like Russia and Iran.

      Alpha Company is set to deploy to Çukurca, Turkey. The district is marked by rugged terrain with numerous mountains, ridges, and valleys. The Turkish Army maintains a FOB located in the city of Musul, but has called for additional security forces in the area.

      Most of the local population is Kurdish, and outside of the semi-urbanized Musul Valley, sheep herding is the primary occupation.

      Across the region, enemy forces have employed IED/VBIED, mortar, and rocket artillery in complex attacks against Turkish and NATO sites.


      Yesterday, ISIS regional commander Ibrahim Abu al-Shami livestreamed a video of three Turkish soldiers he claimed his forces captured after shooting down a Turkish helicopter. Al-Shami threatened to kill the men unless Turkey and the US ceased military operations in Syria immediately.

      Later in the day, Chief of the Turkish General Staff General Yaşar Güler admitted to reporters that the army had lost contact with a CH-47 helicopter conducting operations near the Syrian border.

      NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg later spoke with General Güler and reaffirmed the organization’s commitment to its mission in Turkey.

      Speaking to reporters in Brussels this morning, he said, “We are grateful for each partner’s dedication to the alliance. Standing together, we will continue to ensure lasting mutual security across the world.

      To prepare for the work ahead, Alpha Company is gearing up for phase three of FTX, which will take place at Ft. Irwin National Training Center, California. Home to the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment’s OPFOR contingent, this final stage of training will prepare Dogface Soldiers for the challenges of fighting in desert terrain.

      During the March Ceremony formation, Alpha Company Commander Major LaFlash spoke about the mission ahead. Concluding his briefing to the Company, Major stated, “Basically, we will need to meet them head on, and we will need to prevail.”