Archive: The Old Guard

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  • Airmen Funeral

    Aug 12, 2011

    Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) render final honors to fallen Airmen at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Chaplain Corps celebrates 236 years

    Aug 4, 2011

    Chaplains from across the nation gathered at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., July 29, to reflect on the strength of the U.S. Army’s Chaplain’s Corps. The anniversary celebration consisted of a memorial wreath laying ceremony at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and a luncheon.

  • Old Guard Soldiers help Feds Feed Families

    Jul 29, 2011

    Soldiers from the 529th Regimental Support Company, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and the D.C. National Guard, traveled around the nation’s capital, July 27, in support of the 3rd annual Feds Feed Family food drive. Old Guard Soldiers picked up boxes of non-perishable food items donated from more than 40 federal agencies ranging from the Department of Labor to the National Aeronautics and Space Center Headquarters.

  • Alpha company moves to Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall

    Jul 27, 2011

    Alpha Company Soldiers made the move from Fort Lesley J. McNair to their new home at Joint Base Myer- Henderson Hall, Va. A ribbon cutting ceremony took place, July 26, to mark the opening of the new barracks.

  • Why I Serve: Sgt. Brian West

    Jul 22, 2011

    Sgt. Brian West, 1st Battalion infantryman, Bravo Company, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), discusses his reasons for serving.

  • 4/3 Change of Command

    Jul 22, 2011

  • Battle of Bull Run: The men who saved the Army

    Jul 21, 2011

    The following article highlights the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment’s key role in the Battle of Bull Run. Today we commemorate the 150th anniversary.

  • Old Guard Best Warrior Competition

    Jul 7, 2011

    Soldiers from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) pushed through their final obstacle course during the Old Guard’s Best Warrior Competition, Jun. 29, at Fort A.P. Hill, Va. Over the course of three days, 14 Soldiers were tested on their performance of the Army Physical Fitness Test, multiple choice and written exams, day and night land navigation, weapons qualification, a simulated combat obstacle course and a military appearance board.

  • Old Guard Best Warrior Competition

    Jul 7, 2011

    Soldiers from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) pushed through their final obstacle course during the Old Guard’s Best Warrior Competition, Jun. 29, at Fort A.P. Hill, Va. Over the course of three days, 14 Soldiers were tested on their performance of the Army Physical Fitness Test, multiple choice and written exams, day and night land navigation, weapons qualification, a simulated combat obstacle course and a military appearance board.

  • Restoring Arlington National Cemetery

    Jun 29, 2011

    Soldiers from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment help restore America's most sacred cemetery.

  • Maintaining The Old Guard

    Jun 24, 2011

    The 38 Soldier team services more than 150 vehicles, 2,400 weapons and is responsible for the calibration of all Nuclear, Biological, Chemical and electronic equipment for more than 1,500 Soldiers. Outside of maintenance, it also houses the Army’s only fully functional paint shop run by Soldiers.

  • Rolling out red carpet

    Jun 16, 2011

    Sgt. Jeff McQuiston and Spc. Robert Norrington, unit supply specialists, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), recalled some of their most memorable moments working in The Old Guard’s Ceremonial Equipment Branch, or flag shop. The flag shop houses approximately 4,000 flags from every country, executive officer flags for all branches of service, and an assortment of uniforms from George Washington’s Continental Army to the present. The shop provides its materials in support of ceremonies ranging from the president’s speeches to arrival ceremonies of foreign dignitaries.

  • Army Wreath Ceremony

    Jun 14, 2011

    Elements of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), conduct an Army Birthday wreath ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

  • Father, son share in unique Army experience

    Jun 10, 2011

    Sgt. 1st Class Richard Ruddle and Staff Sgt. Andrew Ruddle, father and son snare drum players in the Fife and Drum Corps, share in the experiences of a father and son relationship in the FDC.

  • U.S. Army Drill Team Training

    Jun 10, 2011

    The United States Army Drill Team, the defending Joint Service Drill Exhibition champions, has represented The Old Guard across our nation and the world since 1948. This video will take you inside the Drill Team to show you a unique view of the training that is required to be the best.

  • Program modifies building blocks of The Old Guard

    Jun 8, 2011

    New Soldiers arriving to The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) can expect a new innovative regimental integration experience due to the recent changes of the regiment’s indoctrination program.

  • Flags-In

    May 30, 2011

    The Old Guard has conducted "Flags-In" in Arlington National Cemetery since 1948. Here is a story about "Flags-In" 2011.

  • Memorial Day Presidential Wreath Laying Ceremony

    May 30, 2011

    Soldier from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) participate in the Presidential Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns, Arlington National Cemetery, Va, May 30, 2011.

  • Regimental safety day emphasizes off duty safety

    May 26, 2011

    Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) learned the importance of not only practicing safety disciplines on duty but off duty as well during the regiment’s safety day at Summerall Field May 23.

  • Flags in

    May 26, 2011

    The ceremony, known as "flags in," has been conducted annually since The Old Guard was designated as the Army's official ceremonial unit in 1948. Every available soldier in the 3rd U.S. Infantry participates, placing small American flags one foot in front and centered before each grave marker.

  • NYC Twilight Tattoo

    May 25, 2011

    Members of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), perform the pageantry of Twilight Tattoo in New York City’s Time Square. Twilight Tattoo is an hour-long military pageant. The performances were free and open to the public.

  • Presidential Salute Battery

    May 24, 2011

    Members of the U.S. Army Presidential Salute Battery, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), have the duty of firing final salutes during memorial ceremonies for service members laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery, Va. and are responsible for rendering honors to visiting foreign dignitaries and heads of state at the White House, Pentagon and throughout the National Capital Region.

  • Always heard but never seen

    May 19, 2011

    Members of the U.S. Army Presidential Salute Battery, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), have the duty of firing final salutes during memorial ceremonies for service members laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery, Va. and are responsible for rendering honors to visiting foreign dignitaries and heads of state at the White House, Pentagon and throughout the National Capital Region.

  • NCO leads in prestigious platoon honoring our fallen heroes

    May 13, 2011

    In keeping the tradition of providing final honors to our nation's heroes, The U.S. Army's Caisson Platoon, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), pulls a flag-draped casket on a black artillery caisson, leading a fallen comrade to their final resting place in Arlington National Cemetery. Sgt. 1st Class James Dean, Caisson Platoon Sergeant, has the opportunity to be a vital part of this heritage.

  • Twilight Tattoo on May 11, 2011

    May 12, 2011

    3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) performs during Twilight Tattoo on May 11, 2011 at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.

  • 'Pentagon stone' dedication

    May 9, 2011

    A stone from the Pentagon's impact site was dedicated to members of the Military District of Washington, to include the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), who assisted with recovery operations following the attacks.

  • Day in the life of an Old Guard's farrier

    May 6, 2011

    Spc. Mychal Akers, a Caisson Platoon farrier, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), reshoes Trooper, one of the gray team lead horses, on May 4, 2011 inside of the Caisson Barn located at Fort Myer, Va. The Caisson Platoon participates in numerous historic pageants in addition to their military funeral duties. (U.S. Army photos by Spc. Devin Kornaus)

  • Tomb guard brothers to continue service at home state

    May 2, 2011

    "Here rests in honored glory an American Soldier known but to God," is inscribed on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier where Sentinels from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) walk day and night to honor and protect fallen heroes who sacrificed their lives and identities for our country's freedom.

  • Happy Birthday To The Army Reserves

    Apr 20, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--There wasn't a whole lot of age spread between them. But Reserve Master Sgt. Mark Chaplin and Sgt. Jack Bynum were more than happy to represent the oldest and youngest Soldiers at Friday's cake-cutting ceremony for the Army Reserve's 103rd birthday.

  • 4th Annual Joint Service Drill Exhibition

    Apr 12, 2011

    The U.S. Army Drill Team, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), won the 4th Annual Joint Service Drill Exhibition for the second year in a row, at the Jefferson Memorial, Washington, D.C. on April 9. The Army, Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard Drill Teams were critiqued on five different areas of drill and ceremony by military and civilian judges.

  • Old Guard infantrymen earn EIB

    Mar 29, 2011

    Soldiers with 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) recently underwent five days of continuous testing for the chance to earn the Expert Infantryman Badge (EIB) at Fort A.P. Hill, Va.

  • Lance Armstrong joins The Old Guard in 5-mile run

    Mar 24, 2011

    Seven-time Tour de France champion, Lance Armstrong, participated in a 5-mile run with The Old Guard and visited with cancer survivors in the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, at Fort Myer, Va.

  • St. Patrick's Day Parade

    Mar 21, 2011

    It's that time of year where the color green floods the streets, and the air is filled with sound of bagpipes. There is a break in tradition for this year's 250th Annual New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade, the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) is participating for the first time.

  • The Old Guard conducts memorial ceremony for last surviving American WWI veteran

    Mar 16, 2011

    3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) conducts the memorial ceremony for Army Cpl. Frank Woodruff Buckles, the last surviving American World War I veteran, at Arlington National Cemetery, March 15, 2011.

  • Old Guard infantrymen train for EIB

    Mar 11, 2011

    Soldiers with 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) conduct Expert Infantryman Badge training lanes at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., 9 March, 2011. The training lane exercise was conducted in preparation for EIB testing, scheduled 19-21 March, 2011, at Fort A.P. Hill, Va.

  • Gen. Casey recognizes Army's premiere ceremonial unit

    Mar 8, 2011

    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.

  • Sgt. Maj. of the Army Retirement Ceremony

    Mar 2, 2011

    The 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) conducts the Sgt. Maj. of the Army's retirement ceremony at Joint Base Myer Henderson Hall's Comny Hall, on March 1, 2011.

  • Presidents Day Armed Forces Full Honor Wreath Ceremony

    Feb 25, 2011

    Elements of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) performed in the Presidents Day Armed Forces Full Honor Wreath Ceremony and Firing Demonstration in honor of President Washington at Mount Vernon, VA.

  • Presidential Salute Battery

    Feb 17, 2011

    Admiral AfaEURodouard Guillaud, The Chief of Defense France, arrival ceremony in Arlington National Cemetery, Va. on February 17, 2011.

  • CSM returns to roots

    Feb 15, 2011

    The 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) welcomed back a familiar face as the new regimental sergeant major. Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffery T. Stitzel assumed responsibility from Command Sgt. Maj. David Martel, outgoing regimental sergeant major, during a Change of Responsibility ceremony in Conmy Hall in December.

  • The Old Guard Continental Color Guard at Super Bowl XLV

    Feb 14, 2011

    Members of the Continental Color Guard, Honor Guard Company, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), perform during Super Bowl XLV Sunday, February 6 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, as part of the Armed Forces Color Guard.

  • Old Guard Soldiers participate in Superbowl XLV

    Feb 11, 2011

    Soldiers with the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), Continental Color Guard, carry the rifle, the American Flag and the Army Flag at Super Bowl XLV as part of the Armed Forces Color Guard.

  • Old Guard Soldiers participate in Superbowl XLV

    Feb 11, 2011

    Soldiers with the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), Continental Color Guard, carry the rifle, the American Flag and the Army Flag at Super Bowl XLV as part of the Armed Forces Color Guard.

  • Superbowl Color Guard

    Feb 11, 2011

    The Continental Color Guard carries the American Flag, and the Army Flag at Super Bowl XLV. 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, and the Olympics.

  • Department of the Army Retirement ceremony

    Jan 31, 2011

    The 3rd United States Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) conducts a Department of the Army Retirement ceremony on January 27, 2011. The Ceremony was Charlie Company's first since returning from Iraq on August 29, 2010.

  • Old Guard supports Chinese President's Arrival

    Jan 19, 2011

    The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) supports the arrival of Chinese President Hu Jintao during a State arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 19.

  • U.S. Army Drill Team performs for All-American Bowl

    Jan 19, 2011

    The U.S. Army Drill Team, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), 4th Battalion, conducted performance exhibitions at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas. The All-American Bowl is a high school football all-star game that brings 90 of the nation's top high school football players in an East versus West match up. An estimated 34,000 people attended the game. As of 2007, there were over one hundred Army All-Americans in the National Football League.

  • Old Guard Career Counselor to compete in Secretary of the Army Competition

    Jan 12, 2011

    Only the best of the best will receive the chance to compete in the annual Secretary of the Army Career Counselor of the Year competition, scheduled Jan. 20-24, here, in the Military District of Washington area.

  • Old Guard Soldiers honor Medal of Honor recipient

    Dec 20, 2010

    Soldiers from 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), honor Sgt. David C. Dolby, Vietnam veteran and Medal of Honor recipient at Arlington National Cemetery, Dec. 16. The Old Guard is responsible for conducting all Army full honor funerals in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Sentinels guard Unknowns on first snow day of season

    Dec 20, 2010

    Tomb Sentinels guard the Tomb of the Unknowns on the National Capital regions first snow day of the season.

  • The Old Guard change of responsibility

    Dec 17, 2010

    Command Sgt. Maj. David Martel, outgoing Regimental Sergeant Major for 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), relinquishes responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffery T. Stitzel during a Change of Responsibility ceremony in C-hall, Dec. 16.

  • Old Guard Soldiers prepare for EIB qualification

    Dec 9, 2010

    Soldiers from Echo Company, 4th Battalion, 3d U.S Infantry Regiment, (The Old Guard), conduct weapons training in preparation for Expert Infantryman Badge qualification at Fort A.P Hill, Va., Dec. 7.

  • ACC Vice-Commander visits Old Guard's Caisson Stables

    Dec 3, 2010

    Lt. Gen. William J. Rew, Air Combat Command Vice-Commander at Langley Air Force Base, Va., speaks with Mary Jo Beckman of the Therapeutic Riding Association of Virginia and one of the co-founders of the pilot therapeutic riding program during his visit to the Caisson Stables of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) at Fort Myer, Va. on Dec. 3.

  • Previous JFHQ NCR/MDW Commander retires

    Nov 23, 2010

    The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) provided ceremonial support for the General Officer Retirement Ceremony in honor of Maj. Gen. Richard J. Rowe, Jr. (middle), Commanding General of Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington from June 2007 to July 2009, at Conmy Hall, Fort Myer, Va. on Nov. 19. Lt. Gen. William Troy (left) was the presiding officer at the ceremony and is currently the Director of the Army Staff. Rowe's career began in 1973 and his final assignment was Director Iraq Training and Advisory Team, United States Forces-Iraq.

  • Sentinel laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery

    Nov 17, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Karl R. Horst, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington and Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region, presents a folded American flag to Staff Sgt. Adam Dickmyer's wife, Melinda Dickmyer, on Nov 17th in Arlington National Cemetery. Dickmyer was a Sentinel at the Tomb of the Unknowns from April 2004 to Sept. 2007. He was killed by an improvised explosive device outside of Kandahar, Afghanistan on Oct 28th.

  • Interment of SSG Adam L. Dickmyer

    Nov 16, 2010

    Staff Sgt. Adam Dickmyer, who served as a Sentinel at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from April 2004 until September 2007 and was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom at the time of his death, will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery after his burial service scheduled on Nov. 17.

  • National Veterans' Day Observance

    Nov 16, 2010

  • Washington International Horse Show

    Nov 1, 2010

    More than 400 riders and 500 horses were downtown last weekend competing for about $400,000 in prize money, including Saturday night's $100,000 President's Cup Grand Prix. The Caisson Platoon was in attendance and demonstrated the different riding styles the soldiers use for training and for funerals. The demonstration ended with two Soldiers from the Equine Therapeutic Riding program taking center stage showcasing how Caisson horses rehabilitate Wounded Warriors.

  • Old Guard MPs try out for Special Reaction Team

    Oct 29, 2010

    Military Police of 289th Military Police Company, 4th Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) conducts Special Reaction Team tryouts at the obstacle course on Fort George G. Meade, Md., Oct. 28.

  • Army Ten Miler

    Oct 25, 2010

    The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) runs and provides support for the 26th Annual Army Ten Miler at the Pentagon and throughout Washington D.C. on Oct. 24.

  • Old Guard re-enlistment at National Archives

    Oct 21, 2010

    The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Commander, Col. David P. Anders, reenlists 32 Old Guard Soldiers inside the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom, permanent home of the Declaration of Independence, Constitution of the United States, and Bill of Rights, at the National Archives Building in Washington D.C. on Oct. 21.

  • Last walk at the Tomb of the Unknowns

    Oct 12, 2010

    Sergeant Kyle Obrosky, a Topeka, Kansas native, lays a rose at the Tomb of the Unknowns

  • TOGA Reunion

    Oct 1, 2010

    The 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) welcomes members of The Old Guard Association to Fort Myer, Va. for the 13th Annual TOGA reunion. TOGA consists of former service members and their families who have served in The Old Guard. More than 200 TOGA members participated in the reviewing ceremony and the laying of a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns. The Old Guard Association has 899 active members.

  • Former Senator laid to rest

    Sep 28, 2010

    Former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, who served in the Senate longer than any Republican in history, was laid to rest with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery on Sept. 28. He served in the Army Air Forces in the 1940s.

  • Medal of Honor recipient laid to rest

    Sep 28, 2010

    First Lt. Vernon J. Baker was laid to rest in a Full Honor Ceremony conducted by the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) at Arlington National Cemetery. He was an Army infantryman who became the only surviving African American to receive the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions during World War II.

  • MP Warfighter Competition

    Sep 27, 2010

    Spc. Greg Bartholomew, Cpl. Christopher Vazquez, and Spc. Deante Tarp (respectively) from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), 4th Battalion, 289th Military Police Company cross the finish line as the first team to complete the final event of the MP Warfighter competition, the 15-mile endurance march at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Sept. 16.

  • National POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony

    Sep 17, 2010

    Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Gen. James E. Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, render honors to the colors with former Prisoners of War in the National POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony at the Pentagon River Entrance Sept. 17.

  • Best of 289th MPs represent in Warfighter Competition

    Sep 14, 2010

    Cpl. Christopher Vazquez inspects Spc. Gregory Bartholomew's packing items before they leave for a competition. Vazquez, Bartholomew and Spc. Deante Tarp were chosen to represent the 289th MP Company, 4th Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) in the 69th annual Military Police Warfighter Competition held at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., in September.

  • Spirit of America LIVE streaming

    Sep 10, 2010

    The U.S. Army's Spirit of America will LIVE stream on the Military District Washington's web site this Friday and Saturday from Pittsburgh. (See Link) The history of the nation will come to life through historical reenactments, musical entertainment and precision military drill. Historical accounts, taken directly from Soldiers' letters and diaries, provide the story line for this powerful drama, designed to entertain while presenting the history and development of the U.S. Army from its origins through the wars, conflicts and missions that have molded the Army and the nation. Scheduled LIVE streaming shows this week in Pittsburgh are: Friday, Sept. 10, 10:30 a.m. and Saturday, Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m. These performances are available for Live Streaming only and will not be available at a later date and time. Join Soldiers from the U.S. Army Military District of Washington in celebrating the "Strength of the Nation."

  • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Identification Badge ceremony

    Sep 9, 2010

    Col. David Anders, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. David Martel, Regimental Sergeant Major, stand with Staff Sgt. Leon Baudoux, who serves as a Sentinel at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Baudoux earned the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Identification Badge #585 during a ceremony on Sept. 8 , 2010 at Arlington National Cemetery. The Tomb Badge is the least awarded badge in the U.S. Army.

  • Charlie Company returns from deployment

    Aug 30, 2010

    Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) returns from a year deployment in Iraq to Joint Base Myer- Henderson Hall on Aug. 28.

  • Spirit of America rehearsals

    Aug 27, 2010

    More than 300 active duty Soldiers from the U.S. Army Military District of Washington are rehearsing this month for Spirit of America, which is coming to the cities of Pittsburgh, Pa., Highland Heights, Ky., and Grand Rapids, Mich., in September.

  • CSM Carey Retirement Ceremony

    Aug 24, 2010

    The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) provides ceremonial support in a Special NCO Retirement Ceremony for Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis M. Carey at Conmy Hall, Joint Base Myer- Henderson Hall on August 20.

  • Special NCO Retirement Ceremony

    Aug 24, 2010

    The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) provides ceremonial support in a Special NCO Retirement Ceremony for Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis M. Carey at Conmy Hall, Joint Base Myer- Henderson Hall on August 20.

  • 1812 Concert

    Aug 23, 2010

    The U.S. Army Drill Team and Presidential Salute Battery of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) provides Ceremonial Support for the Fort Meade 1812 Concert to the Nation at Fort Meade, Maryland on Aug. 21.

  • Gen McChrystal's Retirement Ceremony

    Aug 12, 2010

    General McChrystal's retirement ceremony was held on Fort McNair, July 2010.

  • Tomb Badge

    Jul 30, 2010

  • Tomb Badge

    Jul 30, 2010

  • Best Warrior Competition

    Jul 19, 2010

  • 4-3 Change of Responsibility

    Jul 9, 2010

    Command Sgt. Maj. Phillip R. Cantrell, incoming Command Sgt. Maj. for 4th Battalion, 3d Infantry Regiment, takes responsibility of the unit at a Change of Responsibility ceremony at Conmy Hall on Fort Myer, Va., July 9.

  • 50 gun salute to our Nation

    Jul 9, 2010

    The 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (Old Guard) Presidential Salute Battery fires a 50 gun salute to our Nation on the 4th of July. The 50 rounds represent one round for each state in the union.

  • Sergeant of the Guard's last walk

    Jun 29, 2010

    Sgt. 1st Class Alfred Lanier, Sergeant of the Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, lays a rose at the Tomb in remembrance of his final walk on June 25. Sentinels lay roses signifying leaving the Tomb, and the love they have for the job and the Unknowns.

  • The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps Anniversary Tattoo

    Jun 22, 2010

    The 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Fife and Drum Corps celebrated 50 years of pride, dedication and excellence in a "Tattoo" featuring seven other military and civilian units at Conmy Hall, Joint Base Myer- Henderson Hall on June 19.

  • Army Birthday Run

    Jun 21, 2010

    Lt. Gen. David Huntoon, Director of the Army Staff, and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston lead the Army's Birthday Run at Joint Base Myer- Henderson Hall on June 18.

  • Caisson ribbon-cutting ceremony

    Jun 18, 2010

    From the left, Maj. Gen. Karl R. Horst, commander, Joint Force Headquarters- National Capital Region and The U.S. Army Military District of Washington and Col. David P. Anders, commander of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), officially open the renovated Caisson barn in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Joint Base Myer- Henderson Hall, Va. on June 18.

  • 4-3 Change of Responsibility

    Jun 17, 2010

    Command Sgt. Maj. Maurice Jackson, outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. for 4th Battalion, 3d Infantry Regiment, relinquishes responsibility to Sgt. Maj. Reginald Cooper during a Change of Responsibility ceremony at Summerall Field on Fort Myer, Va., June 17.

  • Army Birthday - Twilight Tattoo

    Jun 17, 2010

    The Old Guard hosts a special Twilight Tattoo performance at Fort Myer, Va., June 16, in honor of the Army Birthday.

  • The Old Guard Best Warrior Competition

    Jun 11, 2010

    Army skills were put to the test by six high-speed Soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) by advanced physical fitness tests, written exams, urban warfare simulations, board interviews, and Warrior tasks and drills pertinent to the operating environments of today.

  • 1st Battalion Change of Command

    Jun 6, 2010

    Lt. Col. Brandon Robbins, new commander for 1st Battalion, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), receives the battalion colors from Col. David Anders, Regimental Commander, in a change of command ceremony at Summerall Field on June 4.

  • 50th Anniversary Tattoo

    Jun 3, 2010

    Join the United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps for a spectacular evening of music on Saturday June 19, 2010 in Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's historic Conmy Hall! Celebrate the The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps' five decades of service to the United States Army and the Nation with performances by the U. S. Military Academy Band "Hellcats", the Fifes and Drums of Colonial Williamsburg, "The Commandants Own" U. S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, City of Washington Pipe Band, and more! Doors open at 6:00PM with the show beginning at 7:00PM. Tickets are free and open to the public. For those unable to attend, we are excited to be also broadcasting the event live on the web! Please visit www.army.mil/fifeanddrum/50th_tattoo.html or contact Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps Public Affairs at 703-696-9593 for more information or to reserve your seat today!

  • Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Day 2010

    Jun 1, 2010

    Vice President of the United States, Honorable Joe Biden, lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and gives a speech in honor of Memorial Day.

  • President John F. Kennedy wreath ceremony

    May 29, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Karl Horst, commander of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington and Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region in Washington, DC., lays a wreath at President John F. Kennedy's gravesite at the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., May 29.

  • Secretary Gates visits Arlington National Cemetery

    May 27, 2010

    The Secretary of Defense, Hon. Robert Gates, visited with Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) on May 27th in Arlington National Cemetery. He presented 44 Soldiers with coins and thanked them for their service, and for honoring our nations fallen.

  • 'Flags In'

    May 27, 2010

    Each year, just prior to Memorial Day, the Soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Infantry, also known as the Old Guard, honor America's fallen heroes by placing American flags before the gravestones of those buried at Arlington National Cemetery. This year, the soldiers of the Old Guard placed flags in front of more than 260,000 gravestones in roughly three hours.

  • Retirement Ceremony

    May 26, 2010

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment conduct a department of the Army retirement ceremony for 49 retirees at Joint Myer-Henderson Hall on May 20th. In 1922, the War Department issued an authorization that makes this unit unique among the US military. Because of their valor and contributions, the Old Guard marches and passes in review with "Bayonets Fixed" a distinction not afforded to any other US military unit.

  • Father and son reunite in Iraq

    May 25, 2010

    Command Sgt. Maj. Soriano, the 412th Aviation Support Battalion's command sergeant major, traveled here May 21 to visit his son, Spc. Diego O. Soriano, a 21-year-old, Infantryman, with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard).

  • Oakley representatives lay wreath at Arlington

    May 24, 2010

    An Oakley representative lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with the assistance of a Tomb Guard at Arlington National Cemetery, May 20, 2010. *Any references to any non-federal entity or private corporation does not constitute an endorsement of that entity by Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and The U.S. Army Military District of Washington or The U.S. Army.

  • Wreath laying ceremony for President of Mexico

    May 20, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Karl Horst, commander, Joint Force Headquarters/ National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington stands attentively as the President of Mexico lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with the assistance of Sgt. First Class Alfred Lanier, Sergeant of the Guard for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, at Arlington National Cemetery, May 20, 2010.

  • The Old Guard's finest commission

    May 19, 2010

    The Officer Corps gained two exceptional Soldiers from an elite unit that showcases the Army and defends the dignity and honor of fallen comrades. Former non-commissioned officers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Battalion, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) graduated as Distinguished Military Graduates from Officer Candidate School, Fort Benning, Ga. on April 29.

  • The Old Guard participates in annual Joint Service Open House

    May 18, 2010

    3d U.S. Infantry Regiment, known as The Old Guard, recently participated in Joint Service Open House (JSOH), a three-day event held annually at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Through the use of unique aerial and ground displays several military units, to include The Old Guard, received the chance to share their unit history and modern-day mission with the thousands of American citizens in attendance, May 14 through 16.

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