Archive: The Old Guard

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  • 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.

  • The Old Guard places top ten in Best Ranger Competition

    May 13, 2010

    Only a handful of U.S. Army Rangers earned bragging rights after crossing the coveted Best Ranger Competition finish line to complete three strenuous days of nonstop events from May 7-9. Amongst the few accomplished, and placing 9th in the overall competition, was the U.S. Army's Oldest Active Infantry Regiment known as The Old Guard.

  • Old Guard Rangers ready to compete in grueling Best Ranger Competition

    May 3, 2010

    Last year, for the first time, the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, more commonly known as The Old Guard, participated in the David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Jim Thorpe Day

    May 3, 2010

    US ARMY WAR COLLEGE, Pennsylvania -- The Presidential Salute Battery of Headquarters and Headquarters Company 1st Battalion 3rd Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) fire the first of a thirteen gun salute at Jim Thorpe day at the Army War College in Carlisle, PA on April 23. Jim Thorpe was a Native American athlete who won two Olympic gold medals in 1912. He also played football, baseball, and basket ball at the collegiate and professional levels. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Coffee, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment)

  • Cherry Blossom Parade

    Apr 12, 2010

  • USADT wins Joint Drill Team Exhibition

    Apr 12, 2010

    The 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) hosted the third annual Joint Service Drill Exhibition at the Lincoln Memorial in D.C. on April 10. Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard drill teams exhibited their unique drill capabilities to the public. This was the Army's first win.

  • National Medal of Honor Day

    Apr 7, 2010

    Medal of Honor recipients lay a wreath with a ceremony following in honor of National Medal of Honor Day at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery on March 25.

  • Bravo Co. trains with new ammo

    Apr 7, 2010

    Bravo Company Soldiers are the first in the unit to train with the Ultimate Training Munitions 5.56 mm Target Bullet Rounds at Fort A.P. Hill, Va.

  • Caisson Platoon helping Wounded Warriors

    Apr 6, 2010

    The Caisson Platoon Equine Assisted Program began at the start of the season here at Myer. The program uses the horses and Soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Caisson Platoon to provide equine-assisted therapy for the Wounded Warriors in treatment at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The program is celebrating its fourth anniversary next month.

  • Easter Sunrise Service

    Apr 6, 2010

    Over 3,000 people united at the Memorial Amphitheater in Arlington National Cemetery for the Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday.

  • $19M Barracks to Open in 2011

    Apr 2, 2010

    Officials from Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall will break ground April 8 on a new barracks, a designated green building designed to save energy and human resources.

  • Helping preserve the past

    Mar 23, 2010

    Lakes, dams, mills, mines, mounds, ancient havens and maybe a haunted house or two are all some of the locations veterans get to visit vicariously on a daily basis working on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Veterans Curation Project.

  • TOG Soldiers earn EIB

    Mar 22, 2010

    Of 266 EIB candidates, 22 Soldiers obtained the badge on March 21. The EIB recognizes outstanding infantry Soldiers who demonstrate a high degree of professional skill, expertise and excellence.

  • Testing for Expert Infantryman Badge

    Mar 18, 2010

    Old Guard Soldiers began testing for the Expert Infantryman Badge at Fort A.P. Hill on Thursday, March 18.

  • Bronze winners for culinary competition

    Mar 17, 2010

    Staff Sgt. Brian Chiles and Spec. Kenneth Killingbeck, food service specialists with 529th Regimental Support Company, 4th Battalion, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), both earned a bronze medal in the 'centerpiece category' for their 'Fantasia'-inspired sculptures at the 35th Annual Army Culinary Arts Competition in Fort Lee, Va. The talented cooks' hard work paid off after working for about 230 hours on their sculptures. "This was my second year earning bronze in that category and the first for Killingbeck," said Chiles. "It was a great learning experience, getting critiqued by civilian chefs, now knowing what I can do better for next year's competition. We showcased the Old Guard as a small unit but with immense skills." The competition is the largest in the country and endorsed by the American Culinary Federation.

  • Old Guard in St. Patrick's Day Parade

    Mar 17, 2010

    Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) march down Constitution Ave. in Washington DC's Saint Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 14.

  • Leader

    Mar 15, 2010

  • VFW awards Gold Medal of Merit to TOG

    Mar 8, 2010

    Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States award the Gold Medal of Merit to the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) for esteemed recognition of its timeless dedication and uninterrupted commitment to its mission of providing security to the nation's capital while serving as the U. S. Army's Official Ceremonial Unit to include guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. Regimental Commander, Col. David Anders, Sergeant of the Guard, Sgt. First Class Alfred Lanier, and Regimental Command Sergeant Major David Martel, respectively, accept the award on behalf of the Regiment on March 8 at the Hyatt Regency, Arlington, Va.

  • Gen. Haig's Funeral

    Mar 4, 2010

    Gen. Alexander Haig is laid to rest by the Soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) in Arlington National Cemetery, Va. on March 2. Haig, who died February 20th, served three U.S. Presidents, and was the Secretary of State under former U.S. President Ronald Reagan.

  • Tomb Badge Ceremony

    Mar 4, 2010

    Staff Sgt. John Wolfe stands tall with Maj. Gen. Karl Horst, commanding general JFHQ-NCR and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, after earning Tomb Identification Badge #579 at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

  • Brothers in Arms

    Mar 4, 2010

    Brothers in Arms, Staff Sgt. Jonathan and Spc. Mathew Brisiel, make history guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

  • Old Guard cooks prepare for Culinary Competition

    Mar 3, 2010

    Staff Sgt. Brian Chiles and Spec. Kenneth Killingbeck, food service specialists with 529th Regimental Support Company, 4th Battalion, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), prepare their 'Fantasia'-inspired sculptures for the largest culinary competition in the United States, the 35th Annual Army Culinary Arts Competition, at Fort Lee.

  • FDC celebrates its 50th anniversary

    Feb 22, 2010

    The 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Fife and Drum Corps celebrated their 50th Anniversary in a kick-off ceremony at Conmy Hall on Feb. 13.

  • Not all of DC shut down during 'Snowmageddon'

    Feb 18, 2010

    The Old Guard keeping watch regardless of the conditions.

  • The Old Guard supports the Daytona 500

    Feb 18, 2010

    The U.S. Army Drill Team and the Continental Color Guard of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) supports the Daytona 500 on Feb. 14.

  • MDW Command Sergeant Major Speaks with Cadets at Howard University

    Feb 18, 2010

    Command Sgt. Maj. Michael W. Williams, Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region / U.S. Army Military District of Washington, talked with ROTC Cadets from Howard University about the command as well as being a senior Noncommissioned Officer.

  • Upcoming Events

    Jan 26, 2010

  • Old Guard twins enlist for 'two more'

    Jan 25, 2010

    When Baron and Braulio Fulp graduated from high school in 2002 they both knew what they wanted to do: become military policemen.

  • Soldiers give all to ensure dignified transfers at Dover

    Jan 20, 2010

    Each week, a squad of Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) is set aside from the typical ceremonial tasking to take upon itself a most difficult honor. These Soldiers are on call, 24 hours a day, weekday or weekend, to receive the remains of America's fallen heroes at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Del.

  • Alpha Soldiers train to shoot, communicate

    Jan 7, 2010

    During the first week of December, the Soldiers of Company A, 4th Battalion, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) went to Fort A.P. Hill, Va., for three days to exercise buddy live fires.

  • Tomb Sentinels stand guard during holidays

    Jan 7, 2010

    Sentinels at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery are dedicated to maintaining honor and dignity at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers. They stand vigil at the Tomb constantly, day and night, 365 days a year. Although guarding the Tomb on holidays means time spent away from their families, the Sentinels at the Tomb say it is a small gesture in comparison to the sacrifice that the Unknowns have given their country.

  • Couples Retreat

    Nov 18, 2009

  • Veterans Day National Ceremony

    Nov 12, 2009

    On a rainy Veteran's Day, Soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) stood in ceremony to commemorate the sacrifices of American veterans throughout the years. President Barack H. Obama placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in recognition of Veteran's Day. Later, Obama spoke of America's responsibility to take care of the troops who sacrificed their time, health, and lives for the American way of life. Before he left the cemetery, Obama stopped by Section 60 to pay respects to those who have lost their lives in America's most recent conflicts.

  • Charlie Company Gallery

    Nov 12, 2009

  • Charlie Company Photo Gallery

    Nov 12, 2009

  • AUSA starts victims' relief fund

    Nov 6, 2009

    Those who want to help support the victims and the families of the mass shooting at Fort Hood can donate to the Central Texas-Fort Hood Chapter AUSA fund, stated a news release from the organization. Donors may send a check to the organization and mark it "Community Response to 11/5."

  • Message from the RCO - Ft. Hood Shootings

    Nov 5, 2009

    It is my sad duty to provide notification of today's fatal shootings which occurred at Fort Hood, Texas, on Thursday, 05 November. On behalf of the regiment, I offer my sincerest condolences to the families of the fallen. Despite its size, the Army remains a tight-knit family, and almost everyone has an extended family member (be it an actual family member, a friend, or a battle buddy) who is serving on Fort Hood.

  • Army bids farewell to retiring Brig. Gen. Jack Nicholson

    Oct 30, 2009

  • Caisson training class on Nov. 2

    Oct 27, 2009

    The Caisson Soldiers are looking for qualified volunteers to be a part of their prestigous platoon. - Must have 1 year retainability - ROP Graduate - Pass the APFT with no profiles - Meet height and weight standards IAW. AR 600-9 Call today at 703-696-3018 or stop by the stables to sign up

  • Old Guard marks 150 year anniversary at Fort Larned

    Oct 26, 2009

    As the oldest active infantry unit, the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) has been a witness to and an active participant in the development and defense of the United States. Created in 1784, just after the U.S. victory of the Revolutionary War, The Old Guard was formed to defend and expand a newly formed country.

  • Old Guard Awards and Combined Federal Campaign

    Oct 26, 2009

    Soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) united in Conmy Hall on October 16 to distinguish outstanding individuals for talent, dedication to duty and leading The Combined Federal Campaign.

  • Command and General Staff College recognizes Old Guard

    Oct 22, 2009

    Maj. Thomas Greene presented coins and Certificates of Appreciation on behalf of the Command General Staff College, Fort Belvoir Campus, to the Old Guard for their planning and executing a tour of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment. Greene recognized the Old Guard Public Affairs, Caisson Platoon and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers for their professionalism and dedication to mission accomplishment.

  • Army Drill Team makes its mark in Bermuda part 1

    Oct 21, 2009

    BERMUDA -- The United States Army Drill Team traveled to Bermuda Sunday in support of the Bermuda Tattoo 2009. The Tattoo is part of a celebration commemorating its 400th anniversary. The Drill Team landed on Sunday and was welcomed by the Bermuda Regiment. Members of the Drill Team are staying at Warwick Camp and are able to rehearse throughout the day. Monday brought to the Drill Team a rehearsal at the Bermuda Maritime Museum, the sight of the Tattoo. Despite the heavy rain, the Soldiers were able to perform a full run through of their routine. Later that night, the Soldiers rehearsed with the full cast at Warwick Camp. The Drill Team is one of the only performances not based around music and quickly adapted to marching in step during the march on. On Tuesday, the Soldiers of the Drill Team performed at the Berkeley Institute in front of roughly 200 students. The students were extremely excited and posed for photographs following the performance. Cpt. Ryan Boeka, commander of the Drill Team presented the school with an autographed poster and Drill Team cap. Following the performance Tuesday, the Drill team saw two of its members reenlist in the Army. Sgt. Dustin Koch and Cpl. Miroslab Majermik reenlisted and both with stay on with the Drill Team until next August.

  • Army's Top Horses Help Heal America's Wounded Vets

    Oct 20, 2009

    For more than 60 years, members of the Army's Caisson Platoon and their horses have escorted America's fallen to their final resting places in Arlington National Cemetery...with honor and pride.

  • Old Guard Runner-up for All Army Combatives

    Oct 5, 2009

  • Peer to Peer encourages Soldiers to 'make a movie, save a life'

    Oct 1, 2009

    2nd annual competition features $2000 prize FORT RUCKER, Ala. (Oct. 1, 2009) Aca,!" The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center is calling all Soldiers to put their best safety stories on camera for the chance to win $2,000 as part of the 2nd Annual Peer to Peer Safety Video Competition.

  • Old Guard Chaplain sponsors marriage enrichment for senior leaders and spouses

    Sep 28, 2009

  • NASCAR pays respect to Tomb

    Sep 24, 2009

    Members of the Hendrick Motorsports team, NASCAR drivers Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr., along with Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rick Hendrick, laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery Thursday to pay respect to servicemembers both past and present in an event sponsored by the USO.

  • 529th conducts sling load operations

    Sep 24, 2009

    Soldiers from 529th Regimental Support Company, 4th Battalion, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), conducted sling load operations September 22 at the Davison Air Field, Fort Belvoir, Va. The mission was to attach cables from their Humvee to the underbelly of a UH1 Blackhawk while in the air. "The training began with instructions on proper inspection and equipment preparation for transport," said Sgt. Frederick D. Woods, 529th RSC Supply & Physical Security NCOIC. "Once we were on the air field, one Soldier was the ground coordinator with Sgt. First Class Byrd to guide the chopper. Two Soldiers helped with connecting the cables to the chopper, one to hook up and one to support. Once this was complete, we moved safely to the wood line and watched the chopper do its magic. This training was hands on and very informational, in this day and age we need this to be combat ready."

  • Petraeus draws 'big picture' for Soldiers at Infantry conference

    Sep 23, 2009

    At the Infantry Warfighting Conference Tuesday, Gen. David Petraeus walked nearly 2,000 Soldiers through "the big picture," in respect to counterinsurgency operations in the region that constitutes the United States Central Command, the smallest but most volatile of the six U.S. geographic combatant commands.

  • Two Family members diagnosed with H1N1 virus in FMMC

    Sep 22, 2009

    The 11-month-old child of a Henderson Hall Marine was diagnosed with the H1N1 virus Friday, Sept. 18. The Marine is not exhibiting flu like symptoms at this time. However, flu like symptoms may take up to seven days to appear after close contact with infected persons, according to Fort Myer Safety personnel.

  • Prisoners of War/ Missing in Action honored

    Sep 21, 2009

    Veterans of past wars who served as Prisoners of War were honored Friday at the Pentagon's River Entrance. Honor Guards from all the military services were present as Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Corps Gen. James E. Cartwright and special guest retired Navy Adm. Jeremiah Denton, a former POW and senator, made compelling speeches about the trials and tribulations of prisoners of war and those missing in action.

  • Soldiers take to stage for 'Spirit of America'

    Sep 12, 2009

    Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment and The United States Army Band, performed Spirit of America over the weekend at the Patriot Center at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.

  • Spirit of America

    Aug 24, 2009

  • Military Police pass detainee knowledge on to the Infantry

    Aug 24, 2009

    LORTON, Va. - "Stand in the middle of the room and face away from me!" shouted a Soldier to an uncooperative "detainee," during detainee operations training at the former Lorton Prison this week.

  • Old Guard Soldier pedals to victory

    Aug 19, 2009

    For more than 20 years now, Chuck Hutch has been a cyclist. When he was 15 years old, he got an after-school job as a bicycle messenger, a job he continued to do as he went through college and adulthood. About six months after starting as a bicycle messenger, Hutch began racing in small cycling races on the west coast near his home in Sacramento, Ca.

  • Spirit of America returns Sept. 11-12

    Aug 11, 2009

    For the first time since 2005, Spirit of America, the highly visual, live-action Army show that celebrates the spirit, strength and history of the country and the American Soldier returns to the National Capital Region Sept. 11 and 12 at George Mason Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va.

  • Residence-related Army accidents down by more than 100

    Aug 6, 2009

    US Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center sees a reduction in residence-related accidents for this fiscal year.

  • Combatives Tournament

    Aug 5, 2009

  • Best Warrior Competition

    Jul 31, 2009

    Pfc. Michael Hartz of Company D, 1st Battalion, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) is congratulated by Military District of Washington Command Sgt. Maj. Michael V. Williams for winning MDW's Soldier of the Year. Hartz will advance to the Army-level competition later this year.

  • Company C Soldiers prepare for Iraq deployment

    Jul 23, 2009

    On a hot July afternoon, a platoon of Soldiers from Company C, 1st Battalion, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) waited for their turn at a known distance range at Fort A.P. Hill, Va.

  • New GI Bill transfer options take effect Aug. 1

    Jul 23, 2009

    Although the Post 9/11 GI Bill is not effective until Aug. 1, servicemembers may submit a request to transfer benefits to their spouses and children now.

  • Secretary Geren reviews troops in farewell

    Jul 21, 2009

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren was given a farewell review July 17, by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. at Fort Myer's Conmy Hall.

  • McKiernan retires after 37 years

    Jul 15, 2009

    The recent commander of forces in Afghanistan ended a military career Wednesday that began in 1972. Gen. David D. McKiernan completed his last call of duty as a Soldier during a ceremony on Fort Myer's Summerall Field hosted by Gen. George W. Casey Jr., chief of staff of the Army.

  • 529th sweats it out at the Capitol

    Jul 9, 2009

    The 529th Regimental Support Company, 4th Battalion, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), conducted physical training in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Thursday morning. First Sgt. Dontre Taylor, the 529th first sergeant led the company in stretching, a short run to the Washington Monument and back and sprints involving stretchers to carry Soldiers.

  • Upcoming Events

    Jul 8, 2009

  • The Old Guard welcomes new commander

    Jul 8, 2009

    A 1987 Distinguished Military Graduate from the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School took command of the 3rd United States Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Wednesday morning in a change-of-command ceremony at Summerall Field on Fort Myer, Va.

  • Old Guard Change of Command

    Jul 7, 2009


    Jun 25, 2009

    Army Parachute team seeks candidates for Assessment and Selection.

  • Army Birthday Run

    Jun 22, 2009

  • Conmy Hall hosts Army birthday Twilight Tattoo

    Jun 22, 2009

  • Caisson recognizes graduates

    Jun 22, 2009

  • Letter to The Old Guard

    Jun 16, 2009

  • Army celebrates birthday by honoring the fallen

    Jun 15, 2009

    On the Army's 234th Birthday, from left to right, Sgt. Maj. Of the Army Kenneth Preston, Secretary of the Army Pete Geren and Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., with the assistance of Sgt. 1st Class Alfred Lanier, the Sergeant of the Guard at the Tomb.

  • Monroe Birthday Concert Features Army Drill Team, Streamer Ceremony

    Jun 12, 2009

    The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band honors the Army Birthday with an annual concert that includes a streamer ceremony highlighting the service's illustrious history

  • Delta Company Change of Command

    Jun 11, 2009

  • Poor economy, re-up rates prompt changes in retention

    Jun 11, 2009

  • Company D sweeps Old Guard's Soldier and NCO of the Year competition

    Jun 10, 2009

    The 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) named their Soldier and NCO of the Year. The Soldier of the Year is Pfc. Michael Hartz. The NCO of the Year is Sgt. Sean McAlpine. Both Soldier and NCO of the Year hail from Company D, 1st Battalion.

  • H1N1 Information

    Jun 10, 2009

    As we enter the summer months with more travel and exposure to others, it is important to remain vigilant about the ongoing threat of the H1N1 flu outbreak. At every level, leaders are participating in frequent updates with subject matter experts so that we can take swift and appropriate action as it is needed. As you may be aware, experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta say they are not certain how severe this flu outbreak could be.

  • VIDEO: Sgt. Maj. of the Army Preston's birthday message

    Jun 9, 2009

    VIDEO: Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston wishes the Army a Happy 234th Birthday in the Year of the NCO.

  • Twilight Tattoo celebrates family

    Jun 9, 2009

    The Old Guard command invites the family members of Old Guard Soldiers to Twilight Tattoo Family Day at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C. This Twilight Tattoo will honor the families of Soldiers and the sacrifices they make to help their Soldier make the Army Strong.

  • June is National Safety Month

    Jun 8, 2009

    The USACR/Safety Center launches a Year of the NCO micro page to highlight the role of NCOs in safety, as part of National Safety Month.

  • Turkish Chairman of Defense arrives in D.C.

    Jun 4, 2009

  • Hotel Company Change of Responsibility

    Jun 4, 2009

    First Sergeant Thomas Bowers accepts the H Company guidon as he assumes responsibility of the company. The "Hard Rock Hotel," is a company within 1st Battalion, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard).

  • Upcoming Events

    Jun 3, 2009

  • Twilight Tattoo to Recognize Old Guard Families

    May 28, 2009

  • Army Ten-Miler to open 500 additional spots to servicemembers

    May 28, 2009

    Army Ten-Miler officials announced that an additional 500 race entries that will be offered to U.S. Armed Forces servicemembers through an online lottery held June 15 - 18.

  • Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery

    May 26, 2009

    Since 1948, Soldiers from The Old Guard have taken part in Flags In. Flags In is an event held on the Thursday before Memorial Day. During Flags In, servicemembers in honor guards from each of the services place a small American flag at each gravesite in Arlington National Cemetery as a way to honor the sacrifices of veterans who have gone before them. On Memorial Day, President Barack Obama placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier as a way to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of the United States. After the wreath laying ceremony, Obama gave a speech in Memorial Ampitheater, where he urged all Americans to give something back to America in honor of those who gave their lives in defense of their country.

  • Army Family Action Plan needs volunteers

    May 26, 2009

    The upcoming Fort Myer Military Community AFAP Conference will be held at Fort Myer Spates Community Club 25-26 August 2009. We are looking for delegates and other AFAP conference staff to represent the Fort Myer Military Community.

  • Guard earns Tomb Identification Badge

    May 26, 2009

    Spc. Jonathan Pierce is awarded the Tomb Identification Badge by Col. Joseph Buche and Sgt. Maj. David Martel. Only 573 badges have been awarded since its creation in 1958. Pierce is accompanied by his mother.

  • Fort Myer's Chaplain's Corner

    May 21, 2009

    Chaplain's Corner is a weekly column in the Pentagram managed by Installation Chaplain (LTC) Barry White, whereby multiple chaplains in the National Capital Region provide their commentary on life in the military.

  • Joint services place 'Flags In' at Arlington National Cemetery

    May 21, 2009

    Every Memorial Day since 1948, Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) have made their way through Fort Myer's Selfridge Gate, rucksacks filled with American flags.

  • Army begins Twilight Tattoo season honoring NCOs

    May 21, 2009

    A military custom older than the United States itself is carried out each Wednesday evening through July 1 at the site of the old Washington Barracks, now Fort Lesley J. McNair, in Washington, D.C.

  • Memorial Day observance at Arlington National Cemetery

    May 21, 2009

    A wreath-laying ceremony will take place at the Tomb of the Unknowns at 11 a.m. and will be followed by an observance program in Memorial Amphitheater.

  • Army recognizes former NCOs in Congress

    May 20, 2009

    As part of the Army's continued celebration of the Year of the Noncommissioned Officer, senior Army leaders, Tuesday, recognized 10 members of the 111th Congress who have served as NCOs.

  • Get school physicals out of the way early

    May 15, 2009

    this is a news article about Rader Health Clinic. They'll extend time for physicals for school and sports June 1.

  • Twilight Tattoo

    May 15, 2009

    The U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Twilight Tattoo is back this year at Fort Lesley J. McNair, D.C. The hour-long military show is presented by Soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" who showcase the Army's history through musical performances and demonstrations. The performances are free and open to the public at 7:15 p.m. every Wednesday until July 1 (weather permitting). Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit or call 202-685-2888.

  • UFC's Brandon Vera to visit Fort Myer

    May 15, 2009

    Mixed martial arts fighter Brandon Vera is scheduled to visit Fort Myer on Monday, May 18 to meet with Soldiers.