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  1. October 26th is the National Day of the Deployed in the United States. Each year since 2006 servicemen and women are recognized on this day for their service and their families sacrifices while their loved one is deployed. The National Day of the Deployed was founded in North Dakota when a servicemember’s cousin requested such a day to North Dakota’s Governor, John Hoevento. Since then, every year, North Dakota honors this day and by 2012 the entire nation joined in on honoring the Deployed. There are several ways if you are a servicemember or a family member of someone in service to cont
  2. Recently Squad released version 1.0 and is now out of Early Access. Currently there is a sale going on on Steam for 25% off so pick it up while you can. Myself and several others of Spartans have played rounds of Squad during these past couple days and it was a lot of fun. After discussing the benefits of having a squad of friends while playing Squad, I thought it would be a good idea to introduce the 1.0 release to all of the 3rd ID. Spartans would love to have more members of the 3rd in game so we could actually win a game for a change.🤣 Myself and others are hoping that Squad could be
  3. No problem, sir. Glad to do my part. o7
  4. Gold Star Mother’s Day began in the United States in 1936. Every last Sunday of September since then when a service member dies while on duty a Gold Star lapel button is issued to the surviving family members of the fallen service member. This allowed members of the fallen’s community to know the price their family had paid for service to their country. When a son or daughter of a parent joins the US Armed Forces during times of hostilities their mother receives a service flag with a blue star. In the event their child dies in the line of duty a gold star is given to the mother of the fal
  5. National POW/MIA Recognition Day is held on the third Friday of September every year since its indoctrination in 1979 by President Jimmy Carter. This event is usually held at the Pentagon and holds members of every branch with high ranking officials present as well as lower enlisted. While the most formal event is held at the Pentagon, POW/MIA Recognition Day is often observed across the country as well as at foreign based military installations. According to DPAA (Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency) the most recent MIA’s are from 1986 in Libya through Operation Iraqi Freedom. Three servic
  6. Remembering 9/11

    September 11, 2001. A day that would later define a country and its policies for a generation. For those of us who were old enough to remember, on this day we distinctly remember where we were when we heard of the second airliner that collided with the World Trade Center in NYC. I, as a New Yorker, remember it well. I was in class and a teacher rolled in a television with an antenna and switched on the news. It was an image I would never forget. The World Trade Center engulfed in flames and later the collapse that buried 2,763 New Yorkers in rubble and ash. The carnage would not end in Ne
  7. The United States Marine Corps has a well known reputation of being an elite fighting force that will rival any modern nation’s army. It is because of these brave men and women who we call Marines that our nation is secure and free from terror. Many are familiar with the Marines but there are those within the Corps that also deserve our thanks and that is the lesser known Marine Forces Reserve. The Marine Forces Reserve was founded on August 29, 1916 under a Congress passed Naval Appropriations Act which is responsible for mission ready Reservist Marines to serve both foreign and domestic
  8. Thank you, sir. It was a pleasure researching and writing.
  9. Purple Heart Day

    The Purple Heart medal is the oldest medal ever to be bestowed on military personnel. While it wasn’t always called the Purple Heart, it has been awarded to over 1.8 million service members since its induction in 1782. On August 7th every year Purple Heart Day is recognized to honor those who have been awarded the medal for being injured or killed in combat operations. A brief history of the Purple Heart is as follows: 1780 - The Fidelity Medallion was created by the Continental Congress. So far as the known surviving records show, this honor badge was granted to only three men, all
  10. Photo Credit: U.S Coast Guard On August 4th, 1790 President George Washington approved the creation of ten Cutters to prevent international smuggling in American waters and thus the United States Coast Guard was born. This action was lobbied by the Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamiliton to fund the vessels needed to protect America’s coasts. While the title of US Coast Guard wasn’t officially established until 1915, the US Coast Guard is one of the oldest branches of the United States Military, aging past that of the US Navy. In the early years of the Coast Guard vessels were
  11. Third Infantry Division - Rock of the Marne Soldiers, another Unit Anniversary has approached us and the 3rd Infantry Division stands strong on seventeen years of service. Although our focus from one game to another has shifted, the 3rd has kept to its roots and upheld the time honored values of a US Army realism unit. Currently the 3rd is focused almost entirely on Armed Assault III. We have seen many enter our ranks but only a select few have stayed the course and it is these select few that have made the 3rd Infantry Division what it is today. A step into The 3rd Infantr
  12. Alright, so since the Summer Sale showed up I picked up all the DLC for ARMA except for the Cold War Globalization whatever. I've once again become an Armaholic and am geeking up in the Eden Editor. I downloaded ALiVE and made my own faction with all the new Contact DLC, which is quite nice. My problem is ALiVE isn't working correctly. All the YouTube tutorials I've seen are out of date and just don't work, at least for me. I followed a number of tutorials to a T, but no dice. I would like to randomize an environment so I don't know where enemy units are placed exactly, making the game more in
  13. The M110 has been around for awhile. Recent news is that 6.5mm is coming to future LMG's for the Army. The Marine Corps is still considering replacing the SAW with the M27 which I think is a bad move but we will see what happens. I wish the FN SCAR wasn't so expensive. The Army was seriously considering the SCAR to replace the ancient M16/M4 platform along time ago. A shame that FN is so darn money hungry. Oh well.