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  • Old Guard Trains at NTC

    Feb 7, 2014

    Soldiers assigned to Delta Company, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) returned from a month long deployment at the National Training Center [NTC] on Fort Irwin, Calif., Feb. 5-6, as part of a joint mission with 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT), 2nd Infantry Division from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps SGM retires

    Feb 4, 2014

    Sgt. Maj. Gregory Rock became the third sergeant major, in FDC's 53-year history, to retire from the Corps.

  • Old Guard Trains For NTC Rotation

    Dec 11, 2013

    Soldiers assigned to D Company, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) participate in a field training exercise at Fort Indiantown, Pa., in preparation for an upcoming deployment to the National Training Center.

  • Army Fife and Drum Corps, Drill Team bring holiday cheer to children's hospital

    Dec 6, 2013

    The U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps and U.S. Army Drill Team visited the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Dec. 4 to bring some holiday cheer to kids that may be stuck in the hospital over the holiday season.

  • Old Guard officer's passion for shooting nets an award

    Dec 6, 2013

    Capt. Michael Marano, ceremonies and special events officer for the 1st Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) has enjoyed the sport of skeet shooting since early in his college career.

  • SMA talks policy, Army future with Old Guard

    Dec 4, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III, and his wife, Jeanne, visited with service members, Department of Defense civilians and families on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Dec. 3, 2013.

  • Soldiers ruck to fill shelves and hearts

    Nov 20, 2013

    Old Guard Soldiers transported 1300 lbs of food by foot to the Father McKenna Center in Washington, D.C. ensuring that those seeking a warm meal would be able to get one.

  • Running for a Cause -- Old Guard Soldier runs Army Ten Miler in honor of cousins

    Oct 28, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Daniel Castanon ran the 2013 Army Ten-Miler in honor of his young cousins, who were diagnosed early in their lives with Type I diaabetes. With them in mind, he was able to beat his previous time by more than ten minutes.

  • Old Guard Soldiers recognized for Heroic Act

    Sep 17, 2013

    Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) received Army Commendation Medal's during a ceremony at the Regiment's headquarters building at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va. The Soldiers were honored for their recent actions helping a civilian who had been struck by a bus on Washington's National Mall.

  • From the rifle to the mic, drill team musician gives back to wounded warriors

    Aug 21, 2013

    United States Army Drill Team member Staff Sgt. Nathan Fair has dealt with his deployment stress and losing his battle buddies through music.

  • Going back to the basics

    Jul 29, 2013

    Some of the best leaders emerge out of crises. When nearly 25 percent of the Soldiers in the Presidential Salute Battery were caught violating the Uniform Code of Military Justice last year, Sgt. 1st Class Tony Henry came in to take charge and get the PSB back up to speed.

  • Old Guard Soldiers sweep competition; advance to Best Warrior Competition

    Jul 22, 2013

    Two Old Guard Soldiers were recognized for their mastery over their technical and tactical skills after being named Military District of Washington's best warriors.

  • Old Guard Soldiers advance to U.S. Army Best Warrior Competition

    Jul 19, 2013

    Old Guard infantryman, Sgt. Robert Keifer and Spc. Michael Sands, beat out competitors from the Human Resource Command, 241st Military Police Detachment, 212th Military Police Detachment, 717th Military Battalion, U.S. Army Band, 249th Engineer Company and the 9/11 Company, to advance to the U.S. Army Best Warrior Competition.

  • Salute to the Union

    Jul 4, 2013

    The Old Guard Presidential Salute Battery commemorated the Fourth of July with a 50-gun salute on Whipple Field at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., July 4, 2013.

  • 238th Army Birthday cake cutting in Times Square

    Jun 14, 2013

  • Daughter joins father in The Old Guard

    Jun 14, 2013

    Command Sgt. Maj. Blackmon not only has the distinct privilege of serving in the same Army as his daughter, Pfc. Denae Burkes, but he also serves together with her in the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard).

  • Strong will; dedication motivates Soldier to battle cancer

    May 31, 2013

    As an officer in the U.S. Army, Maj. Aaron Freeman was accustomed to facing battles on many fronts. However, when faced with the battle against a rare form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in August 2007, nothing would be more vital to his life than the support of his immediate and military family.

  • Flags In ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

    May 23, 2013

    Tomb Sentinels honored America's fallen heroes with a " Flags In" ceremony, May 23.

  • Flags In 2013

    May 23, 2013

    Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), place American flags in front of fallen veteran's gravestones during Flags In, May 23, in Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

  • Old Guard Soldiers plant flags at Arlington Cemetery

    May 23, 2013

    Every Memorial Day the Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) plant a flag in front of each grave marker in Arlington National Cemetery, Va. The flags represent our thanks for their service to our nation, the sacrifices they made and the blood they shed, regardless of their own backgrounds or faiths. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jose A. Torres, Jr.)

  • Transparent leadership; interactive training key to preventing sexual assault

    May 15, 2013

    Sexual assault and sexual harassment has no business amongst the ranks of our Soldiers. The Old Guard is aggressively and actively training our Soldiers to ensure the bonds of trust within the regiment are not broken.

  • 'Old Guard' Soldiers honor one of their own

    Apr 29, 2013

    Soldiers from H Company were privileged to meet Sgt. Luell L. Woods, a former H Company Soldier and World War II veteran.

  • Continental musician reflects on 30 years of service

    Apr 25, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Donald Francisco has provided inspiration and encouragement to people around the world through his service as an unique Army fifer. However, after 30 years of playing, Francisco is retiring and closing a chapter in his musical journey.

  • Army principles prepare Soldier for surprise family additions

    Apr 19, 2013

    Sgt. Lee Schiefelbein adjust to life as a father of quadruplets with the support of Soldiers of The Old Guard, his family and lessons he learned in the Army.

  • Sacramento police seek expertise of The Old Guard

    Apr 11, 2013

    The Sacramento Police Department Honor Guard traveled nearly 3,000 miles to get hands on memorial affairs training with The Old Guard.

  • Old Guard host EIB

    Apr 4, 2013

    Three hundred and 10 Soldiers assigned to the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) completed five days of rigorous testing in order to earn the Expert Infantryman Badge (EIB), Mar. 18-22, at Fort A.P. Hill, Va.

  • Military working cat program underway at 'The Old Guard'

    Apr 1, 2013

    Always setting the standard and paving the way for the Army, The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), will be the first unit to employ military working cats.

  • Soldiers support deployed service members with monthly blood drives

    Mar 15, 2013

    The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) hosted their first of nine Armed Services Blood Program Blood Drives [ASBP], Mar. 11, at the community center on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.

  • Old Guard Soldier mentors younger brother through training program

    Mar 5, 2013

    Sgt. Frank Frenette, instructor, Regimental Indoctrination Program [RIP], Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), trains his younger brother during a four-week training program which teaches new Old Guard recruits the high uniform, rifle manual and marching standards of The Old Guard.

  • An enduring service to a solemn mission

    Feb 22, 2013

    His change in uniforms hasn't stopped Eugene Burks's passion for the mission of the United States Army Caisson Platoon. More than 30 years later after initially stepping foot into the barn, Burks's continues to pass on the traditions to the current Caisson Soldiers.

  • Old Guard Soldier's quick reaction saves Caisson horses

    Feb 13, 2013

    Selfless service, one of the Army's core values, calls on Soldiers to put the welfare of the nation, the Army and their subordinates before their own. For some Soldiers, this also applies to the animals that serve alongside them. On Feb. 4, 2013, one Old Guard Soldier's quick reaction saved his horse from a serious injury during a mission.

  • Old Guard Caisson platoon horses earn retirement

    Jan 22, 2013

    After years of service to the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), Caisson horses earn their retirement through an adoption program ran by the Caisson platoon.

  • Seminar pushes Old Guard Soldiers to new fitness levels

    Jan 11, 2013

    Soldiers from 4th Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), took the principle of staying fit to a new level during a physical fitness seminar, Jan. 7 - 11, at Smith Gymnasium on Joint Base Myer Henderson Hall, Va.

  • A Sentinel family legacy

    Dec 28, 2012

    Pfc. Jacob Davenport, an infantryman with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), set out to become a Tomb Sentinel in the hopes of following the legacy of his great-uncle.

  • Soldier aims to raise holiday safety awareness

    Dec 18, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Calvin Fann hopes to raise awareness of how to be safer during the holiday season after his car was broken into at a mall garage.

  • Old Guard Soldiers work to combat homelessness in D.C.

    Dec 13, 2012

    The holidays may be considered the season of giving, but for some Soldiers of Hotel Company, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) the giving spirit lasts year-round.

  • Caisson horse gives hope to grieving children

    Dec 5, 2012

    Klinger, a 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Caisson horse, offers hope to children who have lost loved ones in the military, through a fictional book and stuffed animal modeled after him.

  • Generations of Tomb Guards reunite

    Nov 28, 2012

    Sentinels from across the nation returned to the Tomb last weekend to share in the honor, values and traditions of what it means to guard the Unknowns.

  • Old Guard Soldier takes talents to the big screen

    Nov 20, 2012

    Staff Sgt. James Hague, drum major, United States Army Fife and Drum Corps [FDC], 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), plays an 1865 Marine Band piccolo player in the new Steven Spielberg film, "Lincoln".

  • Caisson Soldier completes 1,000th ride

    Nov 16, 2012

    Spc. Kevin Morthorst, infantryman, Caisson Platoon, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), completed his 1,000th Caisson ride, Nov. 9, in Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

  • 2012 Veterans Day

    Nov 11, 2012

    Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), participate in various ceremonies, Nov.11, to commemorate Veterans Day.

  • Old Guard Soldiers welcome Honor Flight Ohio

    Nov 9, 2012

    Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) gathered in Washington, D.C., to welcome World War II and Korean War veterans to the World War II Memorial, Oct. 20, 2012.

  • Soldiers gain special skills in The Old Guard

    Nov 8, 2012

    The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience and perform missions that are truly one of a kind. Many of these unique opportunities can be found within the regiment's specialty platoons, such as the U.S. Army Drill Team [USADT] and the U.S. Army Caisson Platoon, among others.

  • Old Guard Soldiers mobilize to Fort Hamilton following Hurricane Sandy

    Nov 5, 2012

    Old Guard Soldiers continue to answer the call in the wake of Hurricane Sandy's aftermath. 289th MPs mobilized to Fort Hamilton, N.Y., to asssit in recovery efforts, Nov.2.

  • Old Guard Soldiers brave Hurricane Sandy to render honors, ensure others' safety

    Nov 1, 2012

    Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) remained dedicated to their missions in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., and Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., despite the onset of Hurricane Sandy.

  • Old Guard participates in 2012 Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 23, 2012

    The Old Guard supported more than 30,000 runners from around the world in this year's Army 10-Miler in Washington, D.C., Oct. 21. The runners started at the Pentagon in Arlington Va., and ran through Washington D.C and back to the start point again.

  • Honor Guard trains at Fort A.P. Hill

    Oct 17, 2012

    Honor Guard Company, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), conducted tactical training at Fort A. P. Hill, Va., Oct. 10.

  • Continental Color Guard training

    Oct 15, 2012

    It takes a huge amount of endurance and motivation to be a part of the Continental Color Guard. Candidates must go through a tough training program that starts with a long run followed by three hours of standing perfectly still in a hot, steamy room.

  • Twilight Tattoo and the Outstanding Civilian Service Award presentation

    Oct 12, 2012

    Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) perform during Twilight Tattoo at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va. Oct. 11, 2012. Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III award the Outstanding Civilian Service Award to civilians in a presentation following the ceremony.

  • Old Guard honors fallen MPs

    Oct 1, 2012

    More than a year after sustaining his injuries, Sgt. Joseph Wilson joined other servicemembers to honor MPs killed in combat at wreath-laying ceremonies in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Sep. 25.

  • Old Guard Soldiers stand together against suicide

    Sep 24, 2012

    Spc. Andre Whyne, infantryman, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), credits his battle buddies and his unit for saving his life.

  • Soldiers connect with relatives through roles in Spirit of America

    Sep 13, 2012

    Spc. Cody Battista and Sgt. Jeff Liles, infantrymen, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), personally pay homage to their relatives of past wars in Spirit of America.

  • First MP in 11 years earns Tomb Badge

    Sep 5, 2012

    Sgt. Erik McGuire officially joined the ranks of the Tomb Sentinels, Aug. 30, when he became the first military police in 11 years to earn The Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Identification Badge.

  • A Sentinel's last watch

    Sep 5, 2012

    For the past four Christmases, Sgt. John Baker left his wife and son to spend the holiday with three strangers he never knew much about, not even their names. Baker is a Tomb Sentinel, a small group of Soldiers entrusted to guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, Va. Sharing his holidays with the Unknowns is a small sacrifice. ker, Tomb Sentinel, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), paid his final respects to the Unknowns, Aug. 31, in Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

  • Lessons learned on the court help NCO lead Soldiers

    Aug 17, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Terrell Moorer of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) reflects on how the game of basketball has helped him to be an effective Army leader.

  • Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody Retirement

    Aug 15, 2012

    U.S. Army Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, Former Commanding General, Army Material Command, retired from the Army, Aug. 15, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va. Dunwoody is the Army's highest-ranking female and is the first woman in U.S. military history to achieve a fourth star.

  • Soldier reunited with recruiter after four years

    Aug 10, 2012

    Sgt. Francis Frenette, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), enlisted to serve his country and to take care of his family, and now after four years, the same person who enlisted him will reenlist him.

  • Sgt. Anthony's last walk

    Aug 8, 2012

    Sgt. Christopher Anthony, a Tomb Sentinel, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) conducts his final shift guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery Aug. 6. After a Sentinel's last shift, he takes part in a Last Walk ceremony, in which he lays a rose at each of the crypts that make up the memorial. Anthony has guarded the Tomb since November 2010.

  • Old Guard Soldier honored to escort fallen Soldiers' remains

    Aug 6, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Hector Valadez, casket platoon sergeant, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), tells his experience as a noncommissioned officer in charge of a dignified transfer at Dover Air Force Base, Del.

  • Old Guard Soldiers experience combat-like stressors at Best Warrior Competition

    Aug 1, 2012

    This year's Military District of Washington Best Warrior Competition at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., July 24-27, tested competitors' abilities to adapt and overcome as well as their mental and physical fortitude. Three Old Guard Soldiers accepted the challenge.

  • Funeral service for Staff Sgt. Carl E. Hammar

    Jul 31, 2012

    Following a solemn procession through Arlington National Cemetery, The Old Guard paid tribute to the ultimate sacrifice of Staff Sgt. Carl E. Hammar, 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, in Arlington National Cemetery. Carried by The Old Guard's Caisson Platoon to his final resting place, Hammar was laid beside many others who have made that same sacrifice for our Nation.

  • Summer at the Tomb

    Jul 27, 2012

    The Sentinels maintain their vigil today, as they do every day, as the heat index hits 106 degrees in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Military District of Washington change of responsibility

    Jul 24, 2012

    Command Sgt. Maj. Michael W. Williams, outgoing command sergeant major Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region (JFHQ-NCR) and Military District of Washington (MDW) relinquishes responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. Michael W. Williams during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.

  • 68th anniversary of the liberation of Guam

    Jul 20, 2012

    The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) honored the 68th anniversary of the liberation of Guam during an Army wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery, Va., July 17.

  • 237th Army Birthday Celebration

    Jun 14, 2012

    Soldiers from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) participate in a Full Honor Wreath Ceremony in honor of the Army's 237th birthday at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery, Va., June 14, 2012.

  • 'Old Guard' Soldiers, horses assist wounded warriors with therapeutic riding

    Jun 12, 2012

    Therapeutic Riding Program uses Soldiers and horses from the U.S. Army Caisson Platoon, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), to provide equine assisted therapy for Wounded Warriors and military veterans.

  • Flags in

    May 31, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Victor Whaley, a firing party commander, Charlie Company, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), talks about "flags-in" at the Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

  • USADT perform on Army Wives episode

    May 11, 2012

    U.S. Army Drill Team (USADT) Soldiers, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), perform during a taping of the 100th episode of Army Wives, May 8, 2012, in Charleston, S.C.

  • The Old Guard has talent

    May 3, 2012

    3d Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Soldiers, take their passion for rifle drilling to a whole new stage on America's Got Talent.

  • Preparing for Twilight Tattoo

    Apr 26, 2012

    Sgt. Jaymes Taylor, infantryman, Alpha Company, 4th Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), gives insight on his preparation for the Twilight Tattoo season on Joint Base Myer- Henderson Hall, Va., Apr. 24, 2011.

  • A young Ranger competes with the best

    Apr 20, 2012

    Spc. Sheldon Benjamin, infantryman, Honor Guard Company, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), was the youngest Soldier to compete in the 2012 David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition, April 13-15, at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • JBM-HH DFAC under new management

    Apr 5, 2012

    For the first time in more than 35 years, the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va. dining facility is being operated by service members from The Old Guard's 529th Regimental Support Company.

  • Old Guard Soldier takes second shot at EIB

    Mar 27, 2012

    Six years and two deployments after his first shot, Staff Sgt. Paul Scarlett, infantryman, Honor Guard Company, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), competes for his Expert Infantryman Badge a second time.

  • Medal of Honor Day

    Mar 23, 2012

    12 Medal of Honor recipients, escorted by members of their service's honor guard, participate in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery, Va. Mar. 23, 2012. The wreath was laid to mark National Medal of Honor Day. National Medal of Honor Day is observed yearly on March 25.

  • A will to live

    Mar 12, 2012

    Sgt. Allan Castillo, intelligence analyst, Fort Sam Houston, Texas Warrior Transition Unit, maintains his will to live through his second fight with colon cancer.

  • Old Guard Soldier wins career counselor of the year

    Feb 27, 2012

    Sgt. 1st Class William Bastian, career counselor, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), is named the 2012 Secretary of the Army Career Counselor of the Year.

  • Out of history, first African-American Tomb Guard recalls journey

    Feb 19, 2012

    In honor of African-American History Month, Fred Moore, the first African-American Tomb Guard, recalls his journey from serving as a firing party member in Honor Guard Company in 1960, to making history in 1961.

  • USADT performs at Pro Bowl

    Feb 9, 2012

    The U.S. Army Drill Team, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), showcased their skills during the National Football League Pro Bowl halftime show, Jan. 29, at Aloha Stadium, Hawaii.

  • Old Guard Soldiers take on Best Ranger

    Jan 23, 2012

    The Old Guard's Best Ranger team will make its fourth appearance at the Best Ranger Competition, April 13-16, in Fort Benning, Ga. Despite the grueling physical and mental requirements of the competition, Staff Sgt. Sean McAlpine, infantryman, Delta Company, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), and his teammates, are confident they are doing everything they can to prepare.

  • A brothers' bond

    Jan 18, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Andrew Payne, infantryman, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and Staff Sgt. Tim Payne, infantryman, remain close despite all hardships.

  • A Soldier's legacy

    Jan 11, 2012

    Continental Color Guard Soldiers, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), reflect on the legacy of Spc. Ronald Wildrick, a former CCG member who was killed in Afghanistan, Dec, 11, 2011.

  • Soldiers complete documentation of Arlington National Cemetery

    Dec 28, 2011

    Soldiers with Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), photographed and documented the location of every tombstone, grave marker and cremation site in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Dec. 23, 2011.

  • Remembering Iraq

    Dec 22, 2011

    Sgt. William Johnston, infantryman, 4th Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), reflects on his journey from his deployment three years ago to the Iraq war's end.

  • Remembering heroes during the holidays

    Dec 16, 2011

    Maj. Dale Terrill, commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), remembers our nation's heroes during the holiday season.

  • Soldier establishes unique bond with NFL team

    Dec 5, 2011

    Sgt. Dontae Skywalker, Tomb Sentinel, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), has a unique bond with the San Francisco 49ers football team.

  • 'Old Guard' caisson platoon welcomes new horses

    Dec 5, 2011

    The Caisson Platoon of 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), recently checked out 14 new horses to ensure they are fit for duty.

  • Soldier's Amish upbringing comes full circle

    Nov 23, 2011

    Sgt. Ruben Troyer, senior horse trainer, Caisson platoon, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), uses his Amish upbringing to help train horses in the Caisson platoon.

  • 2011 MDW Family of the Year

    Nov 18, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Michael Drake, infantryman, 4th Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), and family, are named 2011 Military District of Washington Family of the Year for outstanding volunteer work in the community.

  • SportsNation

    Nov 10, 2011

    ESPN broadcasted "SportsNation" live from Whipple Field at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall on Tuesday 8 November in celebration of Veterans Day! For all the high resolution photos from the broadcast check out our Flickr site at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/theoldguard/sets/72157628091818460/

  • Old Guard Soldiers blaze new trail

    Oct 12, 2011

    For the first time in the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment's (The Old Guard) more than two hundred year history, Staff Sgt. Christopher Rance and Cpl. Christopher Stevens will represent The Old Guard in a sniper/observer competition, Oct 14-16, 2011 in Elk Garden, W.Va.

  • Breaking drill

    Oct 6, 2011

    Soldiers from 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) will get a sneak peek into the world of the U.S. Army Drill Team during the team's 14-day training cycle beginning Oct. 11. Interested applicants will learn more than 20 rifle movements, uniform standards, and marching sequences and formations unique only to the drill team. Those wishing to become members, this is only the tip of the iceberg. If you want to be a part of this elite group of Soldiers, you must be willing to really prove it.

  • Admiral Mullen's Change of Responsibility

    Oct 3, 2011

    The Old Guard participated in the Change of Responsibility ceremony for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va. Admiral Michael Mullen, 17th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff relinquished his responsibility to Gen. Martin E. Dempsey the 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

  • Bringing them home

    Sep 26, 2011

    Soldiers of The Old Guard participate in dignified transfers, bringing home the remains of service members who die overseas in combat.

  • Why I Serve: Spc. Logan Sheriff

    Sep 21, 2011

    Spc. Logan Sheriff, Alpha Company infantryman, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), tells the Army's story through Spirit of America.

  • Getting in the spirit

    Sep 12, 2011

    Soldiers from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), prepare for this year's Spirit of America.

  • Honor Guard Soldier

    Sep 6, 2011

    Old Guard Soldiers prepare for several missions and ceremonies. Here is a look of a Honor Guard Soldier's unique perspective of The Old Guard's sacred duties.

  • Gen. David Petraeus retirement ceremony

    Sep 1, 2011

    U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus, Commander, International Security Assistant force (ISAF) and U.S. Forces Afghanistan (USFOR-A), who also served as the Multi-National Forces-Iraq Commander, retired from the Army Aug. 31 and will assume his position as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Sept. 6.

  • Tomb Sentinels guard post during Hurricane Irene

    Aug 31, 2011

    Tomb Sentinels maintain their post during Hurricane Irene.

  • 529th food operations moves to Fort Myer

    Aug 30, 2011

    A team of 18 cooks from the 529th Regimental Support Company, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), served their last meal at the Fort Lesley J. McNair, D.C. dining facility, 29 July, and have been preparing for the move to Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va. during the month of August.

  • Why I Serve: Sgt. Zachery Yeager

    Aug 18, 2011

    Yeager, a native of Camp Verde, Arizona, enlisted in the Army Jun. 20, 2006, and credits his five years of service for transforming him from a defiant unmotivated teenager to a disciplined upstanding Soldier.

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