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  • Happy Veterans Day




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    The 3rd Infantry Division MILSIM Unit would like to thank all those who have served in the United States armed forces.

    Veterans Day is a time for us to pay our respects to those who have served, past and present, standing united in respect for all veterans.

    This holiday started as a day to reflect upon the heroism of those who died in our country's service and was originally called Armistice Day. It fell on November 11 because that is when the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I occurred. However, in 1954, the holiday was changed to "Veterans Day" in order to account for all veterans in all wars.

    We celebrate and honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

    Tell us below what Veterans Day means to you and feel free to post your own photos.

    Rock of the Marne!

    Have a great day Soldiers, Hooah!



  • Alpha Company Award Ceremony - 03NOV19


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    The Alpha company awards ceremony is a special occasion to allow the unit commander to honor recipients who have been recognized for their accomplishments while assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division Milsim. This month, First Platoon Leader Patrick Conlisk, held the monthly ceremony to recognize...

    The following were promoted from

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    Private First Class to Specialist

    David Sklenar

     

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    Specialist to Corporal

    Sean Alter

    Kevin Stubbs

     

    The following commendations have been awarded by the 3rd Infantry Commander 

     

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    Good Conduct Medal, GCM

    Quincy Morton

    Brad Ahles

    Justin Chan

     

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    Army Achievement Medal, AAM

    Curtis Brennan

     

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    National Defense Service Medal, NDSM

    Richard Anderson (USMC)

    Peyton Alexander (US Army)

    John Kale (US Army)

     

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    Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, MOVSM

    (Donation of $50 or more within the prior month)

    Bailey Lambert 

     

     

    Sergeant First Class Garry Beaudoin was recognized for achieving five (5) years Tim in Service within the 3rd Infantry Division Milsim.   



  • Alpha Company Award Ceremony - 06OCTOBER2019


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    The Alpha company awards ceremony is a special occasion to allow the unit commander to honor recipients who have been recognized for their accomplishments while assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division Milsim.

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  • Alpha Company Completes Air Assault School


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    Soldiers of Alpha Company, First Platoon Graduation of Air Assault School.

    Graduates:

    SPC Alter

    SPC Stubbs

    PFC Chan

    PFC Sklenar 

     

    Cadre:

    2LT Conlisk

    CPL McKenzie

    CW3 Morton



  • 3CAB cases colors for deployment


     

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    Col. Michael McFadden, left, and Command Sgt. Maj. Rob Armstrong, the command team for 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, roll and prepare to case the brigade’s colors, signifying 3CAB’s transition into theater operations in support of the U.S. Army Europe mission and representing a new chapter in the unit history.

    3CAB cases colors for deployment

     

    Marne Air Soldiers from the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, cased their brigade and battalion colors Sept. 13 at Hunter Army Airfield in preparation for their upcoming deployment to Europe.

    The cased colors signify the brigade’s transition into theater operations and represents the start of a new chapter to be etched in the unit history.

    “In today’s environment - more than ever - it is critical that we are ready to answer our nation’s call,” said Maj. Gen. Antonio Aguto, commander, 3rd ID. “Whether it’s our nation’s enemies, natural disasters, training, support or whenever they are needed, our CAB answers the call.”

     

    The brigade will train throughout countries in Europe, including Germany, Romania, Turkey, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia; conducting multinational exercises focused on improving interoperability with their North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies and partners, Aguto said

     

     “They are Europe’s decisive arm, a deterrent to any aggression and an integral part of NATO and our Allies plans,” Aguto said.

    Chief Warrant Officer 5 Brent Melland, command chief warrant officer for 3rd CAB, gave the latest history that led up to the newest chapter in the Falcon Brigade’s history. 

    “We started with the division warfighter exercise in August through November; and we supported Hurricane Florence relief efforts for North and South Carolina by providing UH-60 Blackhawk command and control platforms,” Melland said.

    While Marne Air Soldiers supported border support efforts forward in late 2018, rear elements assisted the 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team complete training in preparation for their deployment. 

     “Throughout all the accomplishments, late hours of work, and time away from home during these busy 14 months, this all could not have happened without the love and support of our Families,” Melland said. “The 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade is trained, prepared and ready to conduct any mission regardless of when or where.”