4th Battalion, 3d US Infantry Regiment "The Old Guard"

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“The Old Guard” is the Army's official ceremonial unit and es**rt to the president, and it also provides security for Washington, D.C., in time of national emergency or civil disturbance. The unit received its unique name

If you're looking for the official source of information about 4th Battalion 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment “The Old Guard” please visit http://www.oldguard.mdw.army.mil/4-3-infantry

“The Old Guard” is the Army's official ceremonial unit and es**rt to the president, and it also provides security for Washington, D.C., in time of national emergency or civil disturbance. The unit received its unique name

Operating as usual

This week's Warrior of the Week is SGT Dylan S. Biggerstaff of the Medical Section of Headquarters and Headquarters Comp...
09/24/2021

This week's Warrior of the Week is SGT Dylan S. Biggerstaff of the Medical Section of Headquarters and Headquarters Company. SGT Biggerstaff is from Charlotte, NC, and joined the Army in July 2014. Following AIT, SGT Biggerstaff was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, where he served for 4 years. Sgt Biggerstaff came to The Old Guard in 2020 and joined Warrior Battalion in February of 2021.

SGT Biggerstaff quickly rose to meet and exceed the standards of Warrior Battalion with his medical expertise and physical fitness. He currently serves as Warrior Battalion's Medical Operations NCO. Last week he was inducted into the Audie Murphy Club, a prestigious organization whose membership is restricted to some of the best NCOs in the Army. SGT Biggerstaff now has set his sights on earning his Ranger Tab and joining a Special Missions Unit.

Great job and good luck SGT Biggerstaff!

#warrioroftheweek #audiemurphyclub #medic #theoldguard #goarmy #armystrong

#TombThursday After completing the journey back from Europe on the U.S.S. Olympia, The Unknown Soldier was taken to the ...
09/17/2021

#TombThursday After completing the journey back from Europe on the U.S.S. Olympia, The Unknown Soldier was taken to the Capitol Building to lie in state. The flag-draped casket with the inscription “An Unknown American Who Gave His Life in the World War” lied in state for two days as over 90,000 people passed through to pay their respects. The Unknown was then es**rted to the Memorial Amphitheater in Arlington National Cemetery on Armistice Day - November 21, 1921.

President Warren G. Harding served as the next of kin to the Unknown Soldier during the interment ceremony. The Unknown was laid to rest on a layer of French soil place at the bottom of the tomb and a three volley salute was fired. Over 5,000 people attended the ceremony.

Picture above are various images of interment ceremony and the caisson that carried The Unknown Soldier from the Capitol to Arlington National Cemetery.

#tuscentennial #tomb100 #tomboftheuknownsoldier #warriors #theoldguard #wwi #armisticeday #veteransday

Rescue Support Platoon (RSP) from Commander in Chief’s Guard (CinC) recently trained with 911th Technical Rescue Enginee...
09/13/2021

Rescue Support Platoon (RSP) from Commander in Chief’s Guard (CinC) recently trained with 911th Technical Rescue Engineer Company (TREC) at the DC Fire Academy during their Capital Shield Exercise company validation last week. They were validated on all four of their rescue disciplines to include: rope, trench, confidence space, and structural collapse. RSP stands ready to support and rescue operations in the MDW footprint. Warriors!

#rescuesupport #technicalrescue #cinc #warriors #armystrong

This week’s Warrior of the Week is SPC Dakota Hoffman of the Presidential Casket Platoon, Honor Guard Company. SPC Hoffm...
09/12/2021

This week’s Warrior of the Week is SPC Dakota Hoffman of the Presidential Casket Platoon, Honor Guard Company. SPC Hoffman is from York, PA, and joined the Army in January 2018. Following OSUT, SPC Hoffman was assigned to the Old Guard and joined Warrior Battalion in May of 2018.

SPC Hoffman quickly rose to meet and exceed the standard in Honor Guard company with ceremonial excellence and physical fitness. He briefly served with the Continental Color Guard before returning to Casket Platoon. SPC Hoffman then set his sights on Ranger School and recently graduated in August 2021 with class 08-21.

SPC Hoffman has returned to Honor Guard Company with his next goal of obtaining his Expert Infrantryman Badge (EIB). His long term goal is to earn his college degree and become a Warrant Officer. Great job SPC Hoffman!

#warrioroftheweek #ranger #rltw #honorguard #goarmy #warriors

#TombThursday At the conclusion of World War I, collective grief was palpable across the globe. After the U.S. Congress ...
09/09/2021

#TombThursday At the conclusion of World War I, collective grief was palpable across the globe. After the U.S. Congress approved Public Resolution 67 in 1921, the U.S. Secretary of War delegated to the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps the duty of selecting the Unknown Soldier. Four Unknown American Soldiers were exhumed from each of the four American cemeteries in France.

The Unknown-candidates selected were assured to be those of U.S. troops lost in the war by determining the location of death, original burial, and uniforms. The utmost care was taken to see that there was no evidence of identification on the candidates selected and no indication that their identity could ever be established. The Unknowns were placed in identical caskets in the town square of Chalons-sur-Marne, France.

A decorated Soldier, Sgt. Edward F. Younger, was designated to make the final selection. In a simple but dignified ceremony, Sgt. Younger slowly entered the room where the four caskets were placed. He circled the caskets three times and placed a spray of white roses on the third casket from the left. He then faced the body, stood at attention, and saluted. This signified the designation of the Unknown Soldier to be interred in Arlington National Cemetery.

Upon completion of the ceremony, the possession of the Unknown was transferred from the U.S. Army to the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Olympia. Once on board, the U.S.S. Olympia slowly moved from the pier, accompanied by a seventeen gun salute from the French destroyer, and began the journey home.

Despite a difficulty journey home in fierce storms, the U.S. Olympia arrived at the nation's capital on November 9, 1921. The honored remains were taken to the Capitol Rotunda, to rest in state until Armistice Day.

Pictured above is the Unknown being transported off of the U.S.S. Olympia, being carried off a train in France, and Sgt. Edward F. Younger.

Credit: Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

#tomboftheunknownsoldier #tuscentennial #sentinel #theoldguard #usarmy #wwi #warriors #history

Today we would like to recognize last week’s Warrior of the Week, SSG Deal. SSG Deal is assigned to the Tomb of the Unkn...
09/07/2021

Today we would like to recognize last week’s Warrior of the Week, SSG Deal. SSG Deal is assigned to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, HHC, and is from Columbus, GA. He is has been in the Army for 12 years. He arrived to TOG in 2017 and moved to TUS two years ago. His perseverance and grit motivated him to earn his Tomb Guard Identification Badge in 5 months (Badge #678) - a rare feat. He served as 1st Relief Commander before being selected to serve as the Assistant Sergeant of the Guard.

SSG Deal was recently invited to compete for a position on the United States Army Marksmanship Unit. He also recently competed at The Civilian Marksmanship Program National Matches where he earned the Presidents Hundred Tab by placing 23 out of 850 competitors. He is the first Tomb Guard in history to earn this tab (1 of 692). Last week, SSG Deal performed his final walk at the tomb. Warrior Battalion would like to congratulate SSG Deal on his accomplishments and thank him for his exemplary service to the unit. Warriors!

#warrioroftheweek #sentinel #presidents100 #theoldguard #armystrong

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier has served as the heart of Arlington National Cemetery for nearly 100 years. It is the p...
09/02/2021

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier has served as the heart of Arlington National Cemetery for nearly 100 years. It is the people’s memorial that inspires reflection on service, valor, sacrifice, and mourning. November 11, 2021, will mark the centennial commemoration of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Beginning today, every #TombThursday for the next 11 weeks leading up to the centennial, we will be sharing stories of the history, evolution, and of the Sentinels of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
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On December 21, 1920, Congressman Hamilton Fish, Jr., of New York, introduced a resolution calling for the return to the United States of an unknown American killed in France and his burial with appropriate ceremonies in a tomb to be constructed at the Memorial Amphitheater in Arlington National Cemetery.

The measure was approved on March 4, 1921, as Public Resolution 67 of the 66th Congress. It included a provision for the construction of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.

As then established, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was to be a simple structure that eventually would serve as the base for an appropriate monument.

Pictured above is the tomb after it’s initial construction in 1921 and Congressman Hamilton Fish, Jr.

#tomboftheunknownsoldier #theoldguard #sentinel #centennial #history #warriors #armystrong

The Commander in Chief’s Guard conducted their Change of Command Ceremony last week. The Company thanked their outgoing ...
09/02/2021

The Commander in Chief’s Guard conducted their Change of Command Ceremony last week. The Company thanked their outgoing Commander, CPT Ian Quinn, and his family, for his leadership and service during his 14 months in command. The company then welcomed their incoming Commander, CPT Zachary Ricketts, to their unique unit with the a traditional ceremony and a firing demonstration of an 18th century cannon. Warrior Battalion would like to welcome CPT Ricketts to the family and would also like to thank CPT Quinn for his years of service to the unit & wish him and his family the best in their future endeavors!

#commanderinchiefsguard #CinC #CoC #CompanyCommander #armystrong

08/07/2021
Photos from 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)'s post
04/20/2021

Photos from 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)'s post

03/10/2021

During #WomensHistoryMonth the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) highlights Andrea Brown Raquel, the first female voice of The Old Guard.

A broadcast journalist and public affairs specialist with the U.S. Army, Andrea said she was "honored to be chosen as the voice" and was able to participate in many historic events, such as the 50th Anniversary of the Integration of the Armed Forces.

Women In Military Service For America Memorial US Army Military District of Washington

Photos from 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)'s post
02/12/2021

Photos from 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)'s post

Attention to detail, rehearsals, and honor are the key elements that separate these Soldiers from others. Here, elements...
02/11/2021

Attention to detail, rehearsals, and honor are the key elements that separate these Soldiers from others. Here, elements from 4/3 IN BN conduct Joint Armed Forces Training.

SGT Tyler McKee has served honorably at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier for over 2 and a half years, as both a walker an...
02/05/2021

SGT Tyler McKee has served honorably at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier for over 2 and a half years, as both a walker and a changer. He leaves TUS having served as the 3rd a relief Commander, and has amassed over 750 walks and 540 changes. SGT McKee’s commitment to upholding the highest standards and traditions of the United States Army and this Nation embody the mission of the Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, who have stood watch and protected the sanctity of the Unknowns eternal resting place since 1948.

Photos from 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)'s post
02/02/2021

Photos from 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)'s post

Yesterday, Arlington National Cemetery announced the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)’s yearlong Tomb of the Unknown Sol...
01/31/2021

Yesterday, Arlington National Cemetery announced the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)’s yearlong Tomb of the Unknown Soldier centennial commemoration.

From 1948 to today, the Tomb has been guarded 24/7 by the Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard). #AmericasRegiment

ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY ANNOUNCES TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER CENTENNIAL COMMEMORATION YEARLONG PROGRAM OF EVENTS

#ANCTUS100 #TUSatANC

ARLINGTON, VA—Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) announces the Department of Defense’s yearlong Tomb of the Unknown Soldier centennial commemoration.

For nearly 100 years, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (TUS) has served as the heart of Arlington National Cemetery. It is a people’s memorial that inspires reflection on service, valor, sacrifice and mourning. As a sacred memorial site and the grave of three unknown American service members, the Tomb connects visitors with the legacy of the U.S. armed forces throughout the nation’s history.

“As the stewards of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, it’s our honor to lead the centennial commemoration of this site,” said Karen Durham-Aguilera, Executive Director, Army National Military Cemeteries and Arlington National Cemetery. “In collaboration with other governmental and non-governmental organizations, ANC is using this centennial commemoration to explore and share with the public the history, meaning and evolution of the Tomb.”

Throughout this year, the cemetery will hold events leading up to the centennial ceremony on November 11, 2021. The public will be able to experience and participate in the commemorative events in many ways, both at the cemetery and virtually.

The official Department of Defense Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Centennial Commemoration events include:

• Inaugural ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the new Tomb of the Unknown Soldier exhibit at the Memorial Amphitheater Display Room (held on November 18, 2020)

• Opening of a second, complementary historical museum exhibit at the ANC Welcome Center, which explores the Tomb’s role in transforming Arlington National Cemetery (early spring 2021)

• The release of a free educational module for students and lifelong learners of all ages, titled “The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier” and available at:
https://education.arlingtoncemetery.mil

• Interpretive presentations, panels and other events led by Arlington National Cemetery historians and other experts (dates to be announced)

• An official commemorative publication about the creation of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, to be published by the U.S. Army Center of Military History and distributed in print and online (October 2021)

• A Naval District of Washington historical plaque dedication, naval symposium and 21-Gun Salute Ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard (November 9, 2021)

• A U.S. Army Military District of Washington Public Flower Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (November 9-10, 2021)

• A U.S. Army Military District of Washington Joint Full Honors Procession, meant to evoke elements of the World War I Unknown Soldier’s 1921 funeral procession (November 11, 2021)

•. An Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath Laying Ceremony followed by the National Veterans Day Observance at ANC’s Memorial Amphitheater (November 11, 2021)

Charles “Ray” Alexander Jr., Superintendent, Arlington National Cemetery, said: “Our dedicated team has worked for years to prepare for the public to pay their respects at the Tomb in November 2021. This year’s events will include a ceremony during which visitors may place flowers onto the Tomb plaza. This will be the first time in many years that the public will be allowed to walk across the Tomb plaza and honor the Unknowns at their gravesite.”

As part of Arlington National Cemetery’s new Education Program, an educational module on the history and significance of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is available at: https://education.arlingtoncemetery.mil

The module is a resource for teachers, students and adult “lifelong learners.” It includes lesson plans, assignments and primary source readings for elementary, middle and high school students, as well as self-guided walking tours that can be used to explore the cemetery either virtually or in person. Lesson plans align with national and state social studies standards and can be easily adapted for homeschooling or virtual learning.

To inaugurate the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier centennial, Arlington National Cemetery hosted a ceremony on November 18, 2020 to install a time capsule in the cornerstone of Memorial Amphitheater. Intended to be opened in 2121, this time capsule contains items relevant to the year 2020, including letters from Army leaders, a COVID mask, the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) report on the history of Memorial Amphitheater, 2020 coins and stamps, and ANC’s employee newsletter, “Hallowed Grounds.” The new time capsule replaces the original one deposited in 1915, which cemetery staff uncovered and opened earlier this year.

In addition to the time capsule ceremony on November 18, ANC officials hosted an inaugural ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Memorial Amphitheater Display Room to unveil a new exhibit that explores the evolution of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier over the last century. The Display Room exhibit, in close proximity to the Tomb, includes interpretive panels, artifacts, and historic photographs and films.

A second, complementary historical exhibit at the ANC Welcome Center will open later this year. The Welcome Center exhibit delves more deeply into how the creation of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier transformed Arlington National Cemetery and American commemorative culture. Online versions of both exhibits are currently in development and will be available on Arlington National Cemetery’s website (www.arlingtoncemetery.mil) and social media platforms (@arlingtonnatl).

The Arlington National Cemetery Public Affairs Office will soon release a comprehensive online toolkit for media representatives and interested members of the public. The #ANCTUS100 Resource Guide, which will be available on the ANC website (www.arlingtoncemetery.mil), will provide downloadable graphics, images, links to historic videos and photographs, quick facts, historical documentation and more. The Resource Guide will be updated throughout the year.

Please visit www.arlingtoncemetery.mil for the most up-to-date news and information regarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Centennial Commemoration.

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The Old Guard Association is pleased to inform all active duty members of TOG that TOGA has a new Educational Assistance Program and that we will award a $1,000 scholarship every year. If you would like to apply please go to www.oldguard.org and click on the Scholarship link for an application.
Has anyone, who is 100%, been notified, by PHONE, that you have a comp&pen scheduled within a week??
Tune in for a special night!!!!! You don’t want to miss this !!!
found some old film and had it developed .. this is from my boyfriends father who served in Vietnam Jan 1968- Aug 1969 .. got some pretty amazing first hand photos .. noticed the company in the pic and located this page .. anyone possibly in this group the might be familiar .. i know i am pulling stings here but ya never know
Great group of professionals. Proud of them all.
Thus is an awesome group of professional Soldiers.
On Veterans Day, much honor,respect,and appreciation to all! Thank you for your service!
These stories are great to read. I'm Korean War vet
Your posts are so interesting. Am WAC vet of Korean War
Thank you for your Service and Godspeed.
I am the Uncle of SSG Dallas Kempo badge #644 I had the honor of going behind the scenes and seeing what the soldiers of The Old Guard do and their training when my nephew was stationed there a couple of years ago.As a Veteran myself it was a truly a moving experience for me I am so proud of our military men and women God bless you all and thank you for your sacrifice. 🇺🇸
It's always a honor and blessing following this unit .