MAJ J.LaFlash

Company Commander, Alpha Company
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  1. MAJ J.LaFlash

    SPC B.Smith donation of 100.00 USD

    Wow SPC, Big Thank you!!!
  2. MAJ J.LaFlash

    SPC B.Smith donation of 100.00 USD

    Hooah, SPC B.Smith, Thank you for your donation of 100.00 USD. We appreciate your donation which will help us meet our monthly operating cost. If you donated $50 or more, be sure to contact your first line leader as you will be eligible for the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal at the next month's promotion ceremony! Again, Thank you for your contribution and for making a difference in our unit!
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    Happy Veterans Day

     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!
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    PV2 N.Romanov donation of 30.00 USD

    Hooah, PV2 N.Romanov, Thank you for your donation of 30.00 USD. We appreciate your donation which will help us meet our monthly operating cost. If you donated $50 or more, be sure to contact your first line leader as you will be eligible for the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal at the next month's promotion ceremony! Again, Thank you for your contribution and for making a difference in our unit!
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    Alpha Company Award Ceremony - 03NOV19

    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 Private First Class to Specialist David Sklenar Specialist to Corporal Sean Alter Kevin Stubbs The following commendations have been awarded by the 3rd Infantry Commander Good Conduct Medal, GCM Quincy Morton Brad Ahles Justin Chan Army Achievement Medal, AAM Curtis Brennan National Defense Service Medal, NDSM Richard Anderson (USMC) Peyton Alexander (US Army) John Kale (US Army) 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.
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    Monthly Newsletters

    Awesome to hear soldier. First step would be to qualify and put in an app to join PAO and be a journalist first. Then when the time comes your in a position to help!!
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    PVT A.Hover donation of 30.00 USD

    Hooah, PVT A.Hover, Thank you for your donation of 30.00 USD. We appreciate your donation which will help us meet our monthly operating cost. If you donated $50 or more, be sure to contact your first line leader as you will be eligible for the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal at the next month's promotion ceremony! Again, Thank you for your contribution and for making a difference in our unit!
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    PVT T.Luckman donation of 50.00 USD

    Hooah, PVT T.Luckman, Thank you for your donation of 50.00 USD. We appreciate your donation which will help us meet our monthly operating cost. If you donated $50 or more, be sure to contact your first line leader as you will be eligible for the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal at the next month's promotion ceremony! Again, Thank you for your contribution and for making a difference in our unit!
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    Monthly Newsletters

    Agreed, I would love to get back to this. Over my time here a Monthly letter is too much work, however when we went to quarterly it seemed to be the right amount of time. The newsletter is something that is generally handled by PAO which Chief Morton would be the one leading that so its overall his call. Each Platoon Staff and up as well as each DMOS NCOIC has a section in the news letter. Here is one of the prior newsletters completed: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1UpGFSTiypvOTcxTTVJUTdpbDA/view?usp=sharing
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    Patrick Conlisk

    Hooah - FYI had to list as a SGT as he was a Cadeti during this time and its not an option to pick for rank.
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    Patrick Conlisk

    Second Lieutenant Patrick Conlisk joined the 3rd Infantry Division Realism Unit on June 30th 2019 for his second tour of duty within the unit. Having served prior and achieving the rank of Warrant Officer 1 as a training aviation pilot, P.Conlisk was reinstated as a Private First Class (E-3) and assigned to Alpha Company, First Platoon, First Squad, 1/1/A-CO, 1-2IN. Throughout his time during this tour he has shown a very strong passion for our unit, dedication, patriotism, valor, fidelity and professional excellence. In view of these qualities, his demonstrated leadership potential, and dedicated service, Officer Candidate Patrick Conlisk has been award the Soldiers Medal and selected as this Soldier of the Quarter Tell us a little about yourself. My name is Patrick, and I'm somewhere over 30 years old. I've been active duty military for ~12 years now, having served with the Army and the Air Force. I consider myself a student of military strategy and leadership, two things that take continuous work and dedication, and have very real impacts on peoples lives, especially in the profession of arms. My perfect Sunday sitting back on the beach in Hawaii, 75 degrees, warm sun, cold sand covering my feet and a glass of scotch in my hand. What is your favorite aspect of the unit? Being a part of a team, whether sports related or not, is a wonderful thing. Going through ups and downs, good and bad, with quality guys is great for the soul and great for overall wellness, and I really enjoy being able to come together in a familiar setting and build relationships and camaraderie with others who share a common interest. Any favorite/funny/memorable moment throughout your whole time in the unit? The first thing that comes to mind is back in 3CAB, during flight training, CW3 Ahles (at the time) decided it would be fun to have all the pilots hover in their own ship above the tarmac, and then take out everyone's tail rotor at the same time.. which went very poorly btw. For the record, I made it down safely. Any advice to give to your fellow soldiers? Look out for your fellow Soldiers. Take care of them. Everyone is everyone's battle buddy. And remember that the military may have cool guns and cool uniforms, and do cool missions, and give cool medals, but that's not what its all about. Its all about taking care of each other and making sure everyone gets home. And that really counts in-game and out of game. Treat others with respect, facilitate growth and learning, and be there for your "Wingman" when they need help. What army value is the most important to you and why? Selfless Service - Your #1 priority should start with the word "others." If its starts with "me" or "my" then you need to change it quick or find somewhere else to go. There's no room for selfish warriors here. Any valuable lessons you have learned while being in the unit? When times get tough, and when the future looks grim, people show you who they really are. You are defined, as a person, based entirely on what you do when faced with a challenging road. And in those times, take a good long look at yourself and then take a look at those around you. Are you in good company? Are you in bad company?
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    SGT B.Lambert donation of 50.00 USD

    Hooah, SGT B.Lambert, Thank you for your donation of 50.00 USD. We appreciate your donation which will help us meet our monthly operating cost. If you donated $50 or more, be sure to contact your first line leader as you will be eligible for the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal at the next month's promotion ceremony! Again, Thank you for your contribution and for making a difference in our unit!
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    Alpha Company Completes Air Assault School

    Congrats Soldiers!
  14. Welcome to the 3rd Infantry Division Realism Unit We are glad you have taken the time to come visit our unit's website. Weather you are here to join the 3rd Infantry Division Realism Unit or simply be among our thousands of registered guests. We want you to enjoy your time with us. If your looking to register on our website and possibly enlist with us please take the time to read some of the below content as it will help you achieve your goal quicker! What are the minimum requirements to join the 3rd Infantry Division Realism Unit? Minimum age is 15, not debatable, no exceptions At age 15 you are enlisted into our Delayed Entry Program (DEP), which you enter into a probationary period of 30 days At age 16 or older, you are enlisted as normal. You must have a working microphone Must have TeamSpeak 3 Must have one of the following games to join: Arma 3 (DLCs are not required however encouraged as you may mix out on some "Fun" ops Must be willing to play in a Military and Tactical Realism Unit Must be willing to follow the chain of command and take orders told to you by your ranking members. Upon completion of New Soldier Orientation, you will be assigned to a Squad and you must train/ drill with that group. If you cannot attend the training times of your assigned Squad due to work or some other real life event, you must be excused by your Squad Leader by submitting a Temporary Pass Request (TPR). This is explained during your New Soldier Orientation which is provided by your assigned recruiter once your enlistment application is posted. Current training happens on Saturdays (Squad drills as well as advanced schools such as OSUT, Airborne School, Leadership course, ect) and Sundays (Platoon Field Training Exercises or Combat Missions). General times for both days range from 1200 EST to 1800 EST You must complete OSUT (One Station Unit Training) also known as Basic Training and Advance Infantry Training within your first 30 days of enlistment. Must must not listed inactive (AWOL) or request to be placed on Leave of Absence (LOA) prior to completion of OSUT (One Station Unit Training). this will result in an Entry Level Seperation discharge from the 3rd Infantry Division Realism Unit and you can reenlist when you have the proper time needed of you to be here. Must be active on the forum 1 time a week. Your Squad Leader will conduct accountability checks to ensure you are Reporting In through our Operation Center via our PERSCOM module. Must not be a member of another Clan/Unit of a game that the 3rd Infantry Division Realism Unit supports. Dual Clanning is prohibited. Must not have a VAC or Game Ban on record within the last 365 days. NOTE: Minimum requirements 'issues' must be resolved within 72 hours of enlistment application or the enlistee will be DISCHARGED or DROPPED. Setting up Team Speak 3 To download Teamspeak 3, please visit the follow link: Click Here Which do I choose to download ? It just depends on which operating system you are currently running which is either Windows, Linux or Mac OS X. If you are currently running Windows it will depend on which if you are running a 32-bit or 64-bit operating system. Note: Teamspeak does offer mobile platforms to keep you online while afk. What is the 3rd Infantry Division Realism Unit Teamspeak 3 address, and how do I connect? The 3rd Infantry Division Realism Unit Teamspeak 3 server is a public server and operated by the 3rd Infantry Division Realism Unit and it is used for communicating while in-game and out of game for meetings, training and several other possibilities. When connecting to our server you will need an authorized Nickname and the address, Which is Teamspeak.3rdinf.us What are Teamspeak 3 Identities and how do I back them up? Teamspeak 3 identities are a type of authentication system which assign an unique ID which the 3rd Infantry Division Realism Unit uses to identify it's members. The Teamspeak 3 policy states you must use your identity assigned to you at all times, which include if you do a fresh install of either Teamspeak or your operating system, on a different computer, or while on your phone. You can do this by exporting your current identity profile and saving it somewhere safe like an email, flash drive, or even Dropbox. How to export your Teamspeak 3 Identity: Open up Teamspeak 3 Click on the Tools menu and then Identities (Keyboard shortcut: Control+I) Click on the Default profile to make sure it's highlighted Click Export and Yes on the warning pop-up Save the profile to a secure area You can also create an account with Teamspeak under Tools - Options - myTeamspeak and this will save your Identity. Then on any new computer, tablet or phone you can login and all your save bookmarks and information will be there. Increasing Security level A Teamspeak security level is a way for us to stop unwanted guests spamming our Teamspeak. Increasing your security level takes a few minutes, and requires some processing power to complete. The 3rd Infantry Division Realism Unit teamspeak server requires a security level of 25 to join. How to increase your Security Level Open up Teamspeak 3 Click on the Tools menu and then Identities (Keyboard shortcut: Control+I) Click on your profile, and in the bottom click Go Advanced, click Improve Set the required level to 25, then click Start and wait How to connect to the 3rd Infantry Division Realism Unit Server: Click on Bookmarks, and then select Manage Bookmarks (Keyboard shortcut: Control+B) Click on Add Bookmark and add the following information Bookmark Name: 3rd Infantry Division Realism Unit Nickname: See "Choosing a Name" below - Default should be FI.Lastname (IE: J.LaFlash) Server Nickname or Address: teamspeak.3rdinf.us Leave "Server Password" empty Click Apply/ OK What is Push-to-Talk (PTT) and how do I configure it? Push-to-talk (PTT), also known as press-to-transmit, is a method of having conversations or talking on half-duplex communication lines, including two-way radio, using a momentary button to switch from voice reception mode to transmit mode. PTT is a requirement upon enlistment and as you gain permissions on our Teamspeak Server you may earn the right to have Voice Activation. How to configure Push-to Talk (PTT): Launch Teamspeak 3 Click on the menu bar. Select Tools and then Options Click on the Capture tab on the right side of the window Select Push-To-Talk and then hit a button to set your hotkey. Hit Apply and OK to save and then test it out. Note: Capture Mode and Capture Device will vary depending on your headset Choosing Your Name When you are choosing a name to enlist in the 3rd Infantry Division Realism Unit, you must choose a realistic forename and surname. This does not necessarily have to be your real forename and surname, but whichever names you choose to enlist with must be plausible. You may NOT choose any of the following: Historically important names Actors Cartoon names Names of importance from novels, television etc Religious names An example of an appropriate name would be Forename: Daniel Surname: Johnson An example of an inappropriate name would be Forename: Luke Surname: Skywalker Note: Upon enlistment you will be referred to by your First initial and Lastname. Finding your Steam ID Step 1. Open the steam application. Navigate to your profile via clicking on your username in the top right. Then copy your URL (Highlight it and Control - C. Step 2. If your URL includes the long numerical value between profiles/ and home, then this number is your 64-bit Steam ID. If not, you have set a custom URL. Go to Step 3. Step 3. Go to https://steamid.xyz/ and paste in the entire URL collected during Step 1. and click submit. Your page will reload to something similar to the following: You will need to Copy your Steam64 ID for your enlistment application. Initial Enlistment So you've put in your application. Now what? Firstly, if you haven't already met with a recruiter on Teamspeak then do so at your earliest convenience. They will be able to advise you further on your application status and help you correct any information that is outstanding so that you get reviewed in a timely manner. Once reviewed, your application will either: Responded to via reply to your application with a Processing image - Which means the assigned recruiter is trying to get a hold of you via Steam (Check your invites on steam) Hold - Meaning recruiter flagged your application for missing or inefficient information and will list what needs to be corrected in a reply response. Denied - You do not meet the Minimum Requirement (Listed in the beginning of this post) Responses normally contain exactly what is required from you to complete your application. Meet with a recruiter on Teamspeak to move onto your New Soldier Orientation. Denials can be automatic, or declared. Automatic denials are dealt with via our automated system, due to a failure to meet any entry requirements we put in place at the time such as: A Steam VAC Ban Underage Unauthorized name provided Declared denials are a little different. This means a soldier such as a senior member of our Recruiting & Retention Office has reviewed your information and has decided not to accept you into the 3rd Infantry Division Realism Unit. This could be for many reasons, as such you should contact a recruiter if you have any concerns as to why your application was Denied. Upon submission of your enlistment application you will gain access to our Enlistees Lounge. Here you'll have tons more pinned posts to read to get you ready for your experience in the 3rd Infantry Division Realism Unit. Your future awaits soldier! Hope to have you among our ranks soon! Best of luck in your recruitment process!
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    OCP Uniform

    So for once a month for 30 mins in game we "need" these?? Combat tops will suffice us ingame during ceremony.