Marne Week: You know it, you love it, and you are getting more of it.
The 3rd Infantry Division will host the annual event from Nov. 13-19, 2021, at Fort Stewart, Georgia, with a concert scheduled to kick off the week at Hunter Army Airfield. Marne Week is returning to its traditional time in November to celebrate the 104th Anniversary of the 3rd Infantry Division. The event brings together currently serving Dogface Soldiers, Veterans, Family members and the community to celebrate the division’s legacy.
Events include family day festivities, musical events, a military ball, and team and individual sports events for units to compete in with the goal of earning bragging rights and accruing points to win the coveted Marne Cup. The week is designed to display the fighting spirit, tenacity and Warrior Ethos of the Dogface Soldier and carry on the unit’s history and legacy.
Marne Week will begin with a concert at Hunter Army Airfield, Saturday, Nov. 13. Performers will include Chris Janson, the Davidson Brother’s Band and Noah Hicks. Active Duty Soldiers and dependents with ID cards have free admission. Tickets for retirees, DA Civilians and the local community are $20. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. More details can be found on the Fort Stewart Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation website at https://stewarthunter.armymwr.com.
Marne Week will continue with a division run on the morning of Nov. 15. From Monday through Thursday, the division will hold a series of sporting events, including ultimate Frisbee, dodgeball, spouse kickball, tug-of-war, functional fitness, combatives, flag football, soccer, a golf scramble, the Marne Mudder, volleyball, video game competitions, a swimming relay and running competitions. The unit with the highest overall score will receive the coveted Commander’s Cup. Service members should contact their unit representatives to sign up for team competitions.
Marne Week will conclude with the annual Marne Ball sponsored by the Society of the Third Infantry Division at the Jekyll Island Convention Center on Friday, Nov. 19. All Service Members, DA Civilians, contractors and spouses are invited. Tickets are on sale now here: http://www.society3rdid.org/nov-2021-soldiers-ball.
Stay tuned to 3rd Infantry Division social media and The Frontline newspaper for more details on new events and updates.