• Honor Guard Company, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), led by 1st Sgt. John Fader, prepares to fix bayonets to the traditional beat of the drum during the Sgt. Maj. of the Army's retirement ceremony at Comny Hall on Joint Base Myer Henderson Hall, Va. on March 1, 2011. In 1922 the war department granted permission for the old guard to pass in review with bayonets fixed.

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Retirement Ceremony

    Honor Guard Company, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), led by 1st Sgt. John Fader, prepares to fix bayonets to the traditional beat of the drum during the Sgt. Maj. of the Army's retirement ceremony at Comny Hall on Joint Base Myer Henderson...

  • Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston and his wife Karen Preston render honors during the national anthem at his retirement ceremony on March 1, 2011. Behind them is the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Continental Color Guard, the nation's foremost color team. The Continental Color Guard displays the Colors in numerous parades and ceremonies throughout the year. The team has performed in such notable events as presidential inaugurals, the Olympics, and the Super Bowl."

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Retirement Ceremony

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston and his wife Karen Preston render honors during the national anthem at his retirement ceremony on March 1, 2011. Behind them is the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Continental Color Guard, the nation's...

  • Regimental Command Sgt. Maj.  Jeffery Stitzel, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) escorts Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston during a pass in review at Joint Base Myer Henderson Hall's Comny Hall, on March 1, 2011. Kenneth Preston was sworn in as the 13th Sergeant Major of the Army on January 15, 2004."

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Retirement Ceremony

    Regimental Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffery Stitzel, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) escorts Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston during a pass in review at Joint Base Myer Henderson Hall's Comny Hall, on March 1, 2011. Kenneth Preston was sworn...

  • The 3rd U.S. infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Fife and Drum Corp perform at the Sgt. Maj. of the Army retirement ceremony at Joint Base Myer Henderson Hall's Comny Hall, on March 1, 2011. The musicians of this unit recall the days of the American Revolution as they perform in uniforms patterned after those worn by the musicians of Gen. George Washington's Continental Army."

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Retirement Ceremony

    The 3rd U.S. infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Fife and Drum Corp perform at the Sgt. Maj. of the Army retirement ceremony at Joint Base Myer Henderson Hall's Comny Hall, on March 1, 2011. The musicians of this unit recall the days of the American...

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