3/3 Special Forces Group (A) "Bushmen"

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Operating as usual

FYSA
03/09/2020

FYSA

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02/09/2020

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The Green Beret Foundation is deeply saddened by the news of the loss of U.S. Army Green Beret Sgt. 1st Class Javier Jaguar Gutierrez and U.S. Army Ranger Sgt. 1st Class Antonio Rey Rodriguez who died as a result of wounds sustained while engaged in combat operations in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. Both soldiers were assigned to 3rd Battalion, The 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne). Our thoughts and prayers are with their families and teammates during this difficult time. De Oppresso Liber 🇺🇸️

Register at https://greenberetjinglejog.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx… for the 9th annual Green Beret Jingle Jog benefiting...
11/18/2019

Register at https://greenberetjinglejog.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx… for the 9th annual Green Beret Jingle Jog benefiting the Special Forces Association "Green Beret" Chapter 100.

***The following information is being provided as it is an event that is of common interest to 3rd SFG(A). Providing the below information is not a DoD endorsement of this event, its sponsor, nor any other Non-Federal Entity affiliated with the event.***

U.S. Army
10/30/2019

U.S. Army

Tune in live today at 5 p.m EDT as Master Sgt. Matthew Williams is presented the Medal of Honor at The White House during a ceremony.

#ServeWithHonor #MOH #ArmyValues

3rd Special Forces Group-Airborne

DOL 🇺🇸
10/12/2019

DOL 🇺🇸

Today marks the 58th anniversary of the meeting between President John F. Kennedy and then-Brig. Gen. William P. Yarborough when the President visited Fort Bragg, N.C. to review the troops on Oct. 12, 1961. It was there where the relationship with #specialoperations and the #greenberet were embraced by Kennedy.

#USASOC #greenberets #SF #Yarborough #PresidentKennedy #JFK #Specialoperations #specialforces #historic

Dedication Ceremony this Saturday 12 Oct at 0945 for two fallen Green Berets, SFC James S. Ochsner and SFC Roberto C. Sk...
10/10/2019

Dedication Ceremony this Saturday 12 Oct at 0945 for two fallen Green Berets, SFC James S. Ochsner and SFC Roberto C. Skelt. Please attend if possible.

*There will be a motorcycle procession which will arrive to the ceremony site at 1000. If you would like to participate, please meet at the Hope Mills Library at 0900*

Any questions - please contact Aria Lynch at [email protected] or 910-779-5972

SFA100 is hosting the 2019 Suicide Prevention Golf Classic on Oct 26. Fee includes: 18 holes, green fee and cart, unlimi...
10/07/2019

SFA100 is hosting the 2019 Suicide Prevention Golf Classic on Oct 26.

Fee includes: 18 holes, green fee and cart, unlimited range balls before play, access to member dining area throughout the day.

Registration deadline is Oct 20! Sign up today at https://myevent.com/sfachapter100golf

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Simmons Weather
09/05/2019

Simmons Weather

As of 0500L, Hurricane Dorian was located about 80 miles south-southeast of Charleston SC and 200 miles south-southwest of Wilmington NC moving north at 8mph, maximum sustained winds of 115mph (Category 3), and minimum central pressure of 28.26 inches. As anticipated, Dorian has briefly intensified back into Category 3 Hurricane before returning to a Category 2-intensity this afternoon. Winds are expected to remain near 100mph through the next 48 hours. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) expects Dorian to move over North Carolina's outer Banks Friday before moving off towards the northeast, and away from U.S. interests, Friday afternoon.

Fort Bragg and surrounding area forecast: Using NHC's current track guidance, we are maintaining earlier estimates of Dorian's impact to Fort Bragg and it's surrounding communities. Winds are currently less than 20mph, but will steadily increase throughout the afternoon and evening today with maximum expected wind of 30 to 50mph late this afternoon and evening before beginning to subside overnight and dropping to less than 20mph by early afternoon tomorrow. The leading edge of Dorian's rain field has already moved into the area and precipitation will continue to increase as the day progresses. Periods of heavy rain and scattered thunderstorms are expected this afternoon through evening before ending near sunrise Friday morning. 3-5 inches of rainfall throughout the event is expected with much higher amounts east of Fort Bragg and less precipitation west of post.

**Update**
09/02/2019

**Update**

As of 0500L, Hurricane Dorian was located about 115 miles east of West Palm Beach Florida (26.6N 78.2W) drifting west at only 1 mph with maximum sustained winds of 165mph (Category 5), and a minimum central pressure of 27.05 inches. Though weakened slightly from yesterday, Dorian remains an extremely dangerous storm as it comes to an almost standstill over eastern Grand Bahama Island. By early next week, the upper-level steering flow will likely cause Dorian to begin to finally move northward and pick up speed. Once turned north, Dorian is expected to move along the Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolina coastlines before moving away from the United States on Friday as a Category 1 hurricane. Storm surge and hurricane warnings remain in effect for Florida’s east coast and though none have been issued yet for Georgia and the Carolina’s, as Dorian begins to move northward this week, these will likely move accordingly.

Fort Bragg and Surrounding area forecast: Using NHC’s current forecast, Dorian is expected to move on, and along our coastline as a powerful Category 1 hurricane Thursday through Friday morning. By Friday morning, Hurricane Dorian should be north of our Latitude and no longer a direct concern as it moves rapidly north and east away from North Carolina. Though highly susceptible to NHC’s track changes, current guidance has tropical storm-force winds with rain accumulations near 10 inches along North Carolina’s coastline with Fort Bragg experiencing 2 to 4 inches and winds 20 to 40mph beginning late Wednesday night through Thursday evening with the strongest winds occurring Thursday afternoon through early evening.

Information for those in the path of the hurricane. Please be prepared!
09/01/2019

Information for those in the path of the hurricane. Please be prepared!

As of 1700L (5pm), Hurricane Dorian was located about 175 miles east of West Palm Beach Florida (26.6N 77.3W) moving west at 5mph, maximum sustained winds of 185mph (Category 5), and a minimum central pressure of 26.88 inches. At its projected strongest, Dorian will gradually begin to weaken with a more rapid decrease in its winds after Tuesday. Though a weakening is anticipated, Hurricane Dorian’s slow drift, coupled with a record-breaking strength, will prolong the devastation for several days along Dorian’s path. By Tuesday, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) continues to expect Dorian to begin to turn north and remain off-shore of the United States. Though remaining off-shore, due to possible fluctuations of its forecast path and the anticipated increase in size of the hurricane, a Hurricane and Storm Surge WARNING has been issued for a portion of the Florida east coast. Beyond mid-week, Dorian is expected to continue to weaken as it moves northward along the Georgia, South and North Carolina coastline.

Fort Bragg and Surrounding area forecast: Using NHC’s current track solution, remaining off-shore, Dorian is expected to move along our coastline Thursday, with initial effects expected as early as Wednesday night. By Thursday night to Friday morning, Hurricane Dorian should be north of our Latitude, and no longer a direct concern as it moves rapidly north and east away from North Carolina. Though highly susceptible to NHC’s track changes, current guidance has tropical storm-force winds with rain accumulations near 10 inches along North Carolina’s coastline with Fort Bragg experiencing 2 to 4 inches and winds 20 to 40mph beginning Wednesday evening through Thursday.

3rd Special Forces Group-Airborne
08/20/2019

3rd Special Forces Group-Airborne

Today we honor the fallen. Master Sgt. George A. Bannar Jr. was killed in action August 20, 2013 in Afghanistan. Follow the link to read his story.http://www.soc.mil/Memorial%20Wall/Bios/Bannar_George.pdf

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06/28/2019

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1st Annual Org. Week

3rd Special Forces Group-Airborne
06/19/2019

3rd Special Forces Group-Airborne

3rd SFG (A) Soldiers and Families, you are invited to join us at our Org Week Prayer Breakfast, Wednesday June 26 at 08:00am at the 3rd Group DFAC, as we are encouraged and inspired by our guest speaker, SGM Jesus "Chuy" Almonte.

We'll eat breakfast together, pray for our Nation and our Group, and then listen as Chuy shares from his faith journey.

Doors to the DFAC open at 07:30am. Our program will begin at 08:00am.

Please see your BN Unit Ministry Team for tickets. Breakfast is on us with a ticket! 3BN, please contact HHC UMT for a ticket.

3rd Special Forces Group-Airborne
06/10/2019

3rd Special Forces Group-Airborne

You are invited to our 1st Annual 3rd SFG (A) Organization Week! Check out the flyer for more information on the events you can attend and participate in!

Alumni of 3rd SFG (A) will be invited to separate special events. #thankyouforyourservice

Soldiers and Civilians assigned to 3rd SFG (A), please look to your emails for point of contacts to sign up for the events.

06/06/2019
U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)

6 June 1944 🇺🇸

Remembering #DDay

“This operation is not being planned with any alternatives. This operation is planned as a victory, and that’s the way it’s going to be. We’re going down there, and we’re throwing everything we have into it, and we’re going to make it a success.”
-- U.S. Army Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower

#DDay75

3rd Special Forces Group-Airborne
05/30/2019

3rd Special Forces Group-Airborne

Please join us Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 1100 during the building dedication for the Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Ronald J. Shurer II.

3rd Special Forces Group-Airborne
05/30/2019

3rd Special Forces Group-Airborne

Soldiers and Families attend the 3rd Special Forces Group (A) stone laying ceremony May 29, 2019, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The ceremony is part of Memorial Week that honors our fallen heroes and their Gold Star Families.

#HonorTheFallen #DOL

U.S. Army Special Operations Command 1st Special Forces Command - Airborne

As this holiday weekend is upon us, let us please not forget that this is the day (weekend) to set aside and remember wi...
05/24/2019

As this holiday weekend is upon us, let us please not forget that this is the day (weekend) to set aside and remember with gratitude and pride, all those that have served and died for our country and our freedom. May your weekend be filled with memories and peace.

GOD BLESS AMERICA 🇺🇸

‘It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who have died. Rather, we should thank God that such men lived’ -George S. Patton

18th Annual Stanley L. Harriman Charity Golf Classic! Come and join Chapter 100 of the Special Forces Association on Jun...
05/20/2019

18th Annual Stanley L. Harriman Charity Golf Classic!

Come and join Chapter 100 of the Special Forces Association on June 15th at the Gates Four Golf and Country Club located right in Fayetteville, NC.

Cost is $100 per person or $400 per team

Entry fee includes: Lunch and Dinner, Beverages, Goodie Bag, Golf Cart, Range Balls, 1 Mulligan, 1 Red Tee, 1 Throw, 1 Free Drive from Golf Pro, and 1 Free Put at Putting Contest.
Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd in three flights: Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, and Hole in One (Par3).

Deadline for registration is May 31, 2019.

Please see flyer for additional information. If you cannot attend, donations are always welcome!

‘Together forever, never apart. Maybe in distance, but never at heart’ Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day 🇺🇸
05/10/2019

‘Together forever, never apart. Maybe in distance, but never at heart’

Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day 🇺🇸

This Thursday!  Please look at the 'Event', on this page, for more information!
04/28/2019

This Thursday! Please look at the 'Event', on this page, for more information!

Please come outand help support the Dancing Angels Foundation on April 13th from 1-5pm at the Special Forces Association...
04/01/2019

Please come outand help support the Dancing Angels Foundation on April 13th from 1-5pm at the Special Forces Association (4990 Doc Bennet Rd., Fayetteville)!
All Veteran Parachute Team, food and drinks, silent auctions, family fun atmosphere!

RIP DOL
03/06/2019

RIP DOL

PRESS RELEASE
No. 20120306-001
March 6, 2012


Special Forces Soldier killed while attempting rescue of daughters from fire

FORT BRAGG, N.C. – A Soldier from 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) was killed in a house fire at his home in Hope Mills, N.C., March 6.

Chief Warrant Officer two Edward Cantrell, 36, died while trying to rescue his two daughters - ages six and four- after their home caught fire during the night. Cantrell's wife survived the fire.

Cantrell, a Green Beret, was the Assistant Detachment Commander for an Operational Detachment-Alpha in 3rd Battalion. ODAs, also known as "A-Teams," are the cornerstone of Special Forces.

Cantrell was born in Dyersburg, Tennessee, and joined the Army in 1994 as a military policeman. He served in 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Howze, Korea, and then the 503rd Military Police Battalion, at Fort Bragg, N.C. where he deployed in support of Operation Joint Endeavor to Bosnia and Herzegovina. He later served with the Southern European Task Force in Vicenza, Italy.

In 2004, Cantrell graduated from the Special Forces Qualification Course and was assigned to 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), serving as a Communications and Intelligence Sergeant on four combat deployments.

Cantrell attended the Warrant Officer Candidate Course followed by the Special Forces Warrant Officer Basic Course in 2009 and was then assigned to another ODA as the Assistant Detachment Commander.

Cantrell has completed six total combat deployments: one to Iraq and five to Afghanistan. He returned home from his most recent combat tour supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in August, 2011.

Cantrell’s awards and decorations include four Bronze Star Medals, the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal with Valor device, four Army Commendation Medals, eleven Army Achievement Medals, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with four stars, Iraq Campaign Medal with one star, Kosovo Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, six Overseas Service Ribbons, Army Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Master Parachutists Badge and the Air Assault Badge. He was also the recipient of the Bruce E. Price Leadership Award.

Cantrell is survived by his wife, son, and parents.


Story by Capt. Jennifer Bocanegra

Join us tomorrow!!!
01/25/2019

Join us tomorrow!!!

26 January - 4 mile memorial run!

26 January - 4 mile memorial run!
01/10/2019

26 January - 4 mile memorial run!

May you Rest In Peace God Bless
01/09/2019

May you Rest In Peace

God Bless

Earlier today, Jan. 8, military funeral honors with funeral escort were conducted for U.S. Army Capt. Andrew Ross in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery.

Ross, along with U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Eric Emond and U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dylan Elchin, died Nov. 27, 2018 from injuries sustained when their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device in Andar, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan.

The funeral honors and escort were conducted by soldiers from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (Old Guard), The U.S. Army Band, "Pershing's Own", and the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (Old Guard) Caisson Platoon.

#HonorThem

Please join us today! Ceremony begins at 12pm. 🇺🇸
12/15/2018

Please join us today! Ceremony begins at 12pm. 🇺🇸

12/05/2018
Fox News

"It coursed through his blood. Loyalty to his country, loyalty to his family, loyalty to his friends, loyalty to the institutions of government"

Mr President, Commander In Chief, Mr George Herbert Walker Bush, may you Rest In Peace. Thank you for your amazing contribution to this beautiful and free Country.

"So through our tears, let us know the blessings of knowing and loving you — a great and noble man, the best father a son or daughter could have. And in our grief, let us smile knowing that dad is hugging Robin and holding mom's hand again."

Former President George W. Bush delivers an emotional eulogy at his father's funeral on Wednesday

‘Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends’ John 15:13
11/28/2018

‘Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends’ John 15:13

Almighty God - We commend to your gracious care and keeping all the men and women of our armed forces at home and abroad...
11/22/2018

Almighty God -

We commend to your gracious care and keeping all the men and women of our armed forces at home and abroad. Defend them day by day with your heavenly grace; strengthen them in their trials and temptations; give them courage to face the perils which beset them; and grant them a sense of your abiding presense wherever they may be; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen

Happy Thanksgiving to our 3/3 Special forces Group (A) Bushmen and all of the family and friends who support this amazing group of soldiers.

The following ceremony is being provided as a memorial to those who have served our great country.Please take a look and...
11/09/2018
Check-out the Wreaths Across America Page that I Support!

The following ceremony is being provided as a memorial to those who have served our great country.

Please take a look and donate if you can!

(*this is not a funded event by DOD or FRG - please donate your money for wreaths or time to lay them along the 3rd group Memorial Walk)

Wreaths Across America ("WAA") coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies every December to "Remember, Honor, and Teach" about the sacrifices made by our veterans and their families. Please check out this page to learn how you can help by sponsoring Veterans Remembrance Wreaths or by joining us on Decembe...

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Does anyone have a poc for the 3/3 FRG. I misplaced the previous contact info and wanted to order some more swag. Thank you.