Recently the 3rd Infantry Division Realism Unit was honored with a TeamSpeak Sponsorship. This is great news as it allows us to shed more attention to ourselves in a positive manner and at no cost to us. As we all know, TeamSpeak is an invaluable resource for us. If it wasn’t for TeamSpeak the 3rd Infantry Division would not be able to interact as we do. Most importantly our main plugin, TFAR.
TeamSpeak not only allows us to game in Arma properly but it also allows us to hold important meetings and off-game training applications and other important criteria. TeamSpeak is an invaluable resource to us and this recent official sponsorship allows us to use TeamSpeak for FREE.
On behalf of the 3rd Infantry Division Realism Unit and Public Affairs I would personally like to thank TeamSpeak for their recent sponsorship. This eases the financial burden on our personnel as we are funded primarily from our Soldiers. This sponsorship also shows that the 3rd ID is an active and positive member of the Arma community as we most likely would not have received this kind gesture if we have not proven ourselves to be such.
Your trust has been well placed TeamSpeak and the 3rd Infantry Division looks for many more years of quality service from you!
The Seabees Celebrate Their 79th Birthday
The Seabees Celebrate Their 79th Birthday
The US Navy Seabees are a group of enlisted and commissioned members of the military designated with the duties of constructing military bases and infrastructure. In the years leading up to America’s involvement in WWII, the US Navy had primarily used civilian contractors for construction. However, due to international law these civilian contractors were not allowed to defend themselves, lest they be considered guerillas and allowed to be summarily executed by the enemy. With the need of having naval construction capabilities, particularly in the Pacific theater which consisted of mainly remote islands, in December of 1941, Rear Admiral Ben Moreell requested the ability to form a special unit to assist Navy and Marine operations. In January 1942 this unit was organized into Construction Battalions (known as “CBs”) of enlisted tradesmen, builders, and equipment operators which could defend themselves. By March 5, 1942, the Department of the Navy officially named these men the “Seabees”.
In WWII, the Seabees served in over 400 locations across multiple theaters of war, with 325,000 men serving with about 60 different trade skills among them. After WWII, they were disbanded due to demobilization, but by the Korean War they were reactivated from their original home base of Davisville, Rhode Island. They assisted in amphibious construction operations as well as developing and maintaining airfields, defending what they build. In Vietnam, they provided not only military construction but also humanitarian efforts. On June 9th, 1965, CM3 Marvin G. Shields became the first and only Seabee who was awarded the Medal of Honor for fighting alongside special forces in defense of the unfinished Army Special Forces Camp in Dong Xoai. It was awarded posthumously, as he died of his multiple injuries during the evacuation.
Seabees also served in other parts of the world, expanding and strengthening America’s power and influence. More recently, they’ve also served during the Global War on Terror, building and repairing airfields, bridges, and camps in Kuwait, Afghanistan, and Iraq. With their “Can Do!” attitude, the Seabees are ready to deploy anywhere around the world to assist in construction and humanitarian efforts, abiding by their motto they’ve had since their creation: "Construimus, Batuimus," We Build, We Fight.
Warrior Leaders Course - 27/28FEB2021
NCO's are the backbone of the unit and the Army. The Warrior Leadership Course is a two-day event that helps prepare soldiers to take up the role of NCO, giving them the tools needed to be effective leaders. Candidates are those Specialists and Corporals who have shown the potential and drive to be solid leaders of Fireteams as well as opening the opportunity for advancement to Sergeant and beyond.
Congratulations to the soldiers of Warrior Leaders Course class 21-01
Staff Sergeant Christoph Brock
Corporal James Kiheri
Specialist Vinny Garcia
Specialist Nathan Cooper
Specialist Rupert Flannigan
Specialist Ryan LeFaivre
Specialist Brandon Perez
Specialist Nico Agricola
Specialist David Marsh
Specialist Alex Cruze
Specialist Paul Liwa
Private First Class Hazel McMahon
Private First Class Jake Searer
OSUT GRADUATION - 27FEB2021
Congratulations to the soldiers of OSUT class 21-08 (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
Navy Reserve Celebrates 106th Birthday
Image credit: SSG C.Brock
Today the nation celebrates the founding of the US Navy Reserve, marking 106 years of continued service.
Formed in response to the First World War, the Navy Reserve built upon a long history of citizen service in American waters.
Over 59,000 Sailors currently serve as Navy Reservists. They stand ready to conduct and support operations of the US Navy and Marine Corps around the globe.
Reserve Sailors served with distinction in the First World War, deploying at sea and manning anti-U-boat aircraft in the western European Theater. By the end of the war, Reservists outnumbered active duty Sailors.
This legacy of service continued into the Second World War. Over 3 million Navy Reservists served worldwide in the fight against the Axis powers. Navy Reservists aboard the USS Ward fired the first American shots of the war, sinking a Japanese midget submarine outside of Pearl Harbor several hours before the surprise attack..
In the aftermath of World War II, reserve Sailors played significant roles throughout the Cold War and the Persian Gulf War, maintaining readiness in an era of evolving global politics and advancing technology.
Naval Reservists have continued their legacy into the 21st century. Since September 11, 2001, over 70,000 Reservists have served in the Global War on Terror.
Today, the US Navy Reserve is looking to the future of naval warfare. Formed of men and women of various backgrounds, our nation’s citizen sailors are preparing for the missions to come.