• Spc. Christopher Tucker, 529th Regimental Support Company, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), was one of 350 Old Guard Soldiers recognized by Gen. George W. Casey Jr., Army Chief of Staff, at Joint Base Myer- Henderson Hall, Va., March 7, 2011. Old Guard Soldiers were recognized for their support during Casey's 4-year term as Army Chief of Staff.

    Gen. Casey recognizes Army's premiere ceremonial unit

    Spc. Christopher Tucker, 529th Regimental Support Company, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), was one of 350 Old Guard Soldiers recognized by Gen. George W. Casey Jr., Army Chief of Staff, at Joint Base Myer- Henderson Hall, Va., March 7...

  • Army Chief of Staff, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., addresses Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), at Joint Base Myer- Henderson Hall, Va., March 7, 2011. Casey thanked The Old Guard for conducting more than 14,000 ceremonies during his tenure as Chief of Staff of the Army.

    Gen. Casey recognizes Army's premiere ceremonial unit

    Army Chief of Staff, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., addresses Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), at Joint Base Myer- Henderson Hall, Va., March 7, 2011. Casey thanked The Old Guard for conducting more than 14,000 ceremonies during...

  • Gen. George W. Casey Jr., Army Chief of Staff, recognized more than 350 Soldiers from 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), at Joint Base Myer- Henderson Hall, Va., March 7, 2011. The Old Guard Soldiers were recognized for their support during Casey's 4-year term as Army Chief of Staff.

    Gen. Casey recognizes Army's premiere ceremonial unit

    Gen. George W. Casey Jr., Army Chief of Staff, recognized more than 350 Soldiers from 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), at Joint Base Myer- Henderson Hall, Va., March 7, 2011. The Old Guard Soldiers were recognized for their support during...

  • Sgt. Travis Winbush, Sentinel at the Tomb of the Unknowns, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), is recognized by Army Chief of Staff, Gen. George W. Casey Jr. Casey recognized more than 350 Old Guard Soldiers at Joint Base Myer- Henderson Hall, Va., March 7, 2011 for their support during his term as Chief of Staff of the Army.

    Gen. Casey recognizes Army's premiere ceremonial unit

    Sgt. Travis Winbush, Sentinel at the Tomb of the Unknowns, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), is recognized by Army Chief of Staff, Gen. George W. Casey Jr. Casey recognized more than 350 Old Guard Soldiers at Joint Base Myer- Henderson Hall...

Army Chief of Staff, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., personally recognized more than 350 Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), March 7, 2011 at Joint Base Myer- Henderson Hall, Va.

Casey expressed his gratitude for The Old Guard's support in conducting more than 14,000 ceremonies during his 4 year tenure as Chief of Staff of the Army. He specifically thanked the Soldiers who maintain a 24-hour vigilant watch at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery and commended the Old Guard's precision in rendering final honors to our fallen comrades from every single U.S. war to date.

Additionally, Soldiers of The Old Guard perform in General Officer and Department of the Army retirement ceremonies, arrival ceremonies for visiting foreign dignitaries and serve as the only Army unit to fulfill the honorable duty of escorting the remains of fallen OIF/OEF warriors from Dover Air Force Base to their final resting place at Arlington National Cemetery.

Elements of the Old Guard include the Tomb of the Unknowns, the Presidential Salute Battery, the Caisson Platoon, the Continental Color Guard, the U.S. Army Drill Team, the Commander-in-Chief's Guard and Fife and Drum Corps.

The 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) is the Army's official ceremonial unit and escort to the President of the United States. Soldiers in The Old Guard are personally selected throughout the Army to be a part of this historic and elite unit, which remains committed to maintaining the traditions of the U.S. Army and defending the dignity and honor of our fallen comrades.

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