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

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Infantry Regiment’s “The Old Guard” official fan page on Facebook, where you can find up-to-date information on ceremonies and events. 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, an

Infantry Regiment’s “The Old Guard” official fan page on Facebook, where you can find up-to-date information on ceremonies and events. 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, an

Operating as usual

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04/20/2021

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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

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02/12/2021

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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.

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02/02/2021

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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.

Medics from 529th RSC are recognized for their tireless efforts in providing wellness screenings for senior government o...
01/27/2021

Medics from 529th RSC are recognized for their tireless efforts in providing wellness screenings for senior government officials and foreign dignitaries at the White House and Vice President Residence during the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. Well done!

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01/24/2021

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01/22/2021

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Soldiers from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), along with our sister service teammates, provided ceremonia...
01/21/2021

Soldiers from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), along with our sister service teammates, provided ceremonial excellence for the 59th Presidential Inauguration. #InaugurationDay2021

01/19/2021
JTF-NCR Inauguration 2021 Rehearsal

The Joint Task Force - National Capital Region is proud to coordinate all military ceremonial support for the 59th Presidential Inauguration. Military involvement in the presidential inauguration is a centuries-old tradition in which we honor our commander-in-chief, recognize civilian control of the military, and celebrate the principles of democracy.

Tomorrow we will demonstrate the military’s precision, teamwork and dedication to excellence.

Here’s a look behind the scenes at yesterday’s rehearsal at the U.S. Capitol.

(U.S. Army Video by Spc. Brandon Muniz)

U.S. Army U.S. Navy U.S. Marine Corps United States Air Force U.S. Coast Guard United States Space Force US Army Military District of Washington U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) #Inauguration2021

01/19/2021
FDC Presidential Inauguration Rehearsal

The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps has participated in every presidential inauguration since President John F. Kennedy's. Representing the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the U.S. Army at the 59th Presidential Inauguration requires the highest standards of ceremonial excellence, only achieved through diligent rehearsals. Join Staff Sgt. Shaina Rush for an inside look at rehearsals and watch for the Fife and Drum Corps in tomorrow’s Presidential Escort!

The Corps will be wearing their traditional uniforms patterned after those worn by the musicians of Gen. George Washington’s Continental Army. Military musicians of the period wore reverse colors of the regiments to which they were assigned. The U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps' uniforms consist of black tricorn hats, white wigs, waistcoats, colonial coveralls, and red regimental coats.

(U.S. Army Video by Spc. Brandon Muniz)
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Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) conduct a modified military funeral honors with funeral escort...
01/19/2021

Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) conduct a modified military funeral honors with funeral escort for Retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Donald C. Hilbert in Section 7A of Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, Jan. 11, 2021. Hilbert was selected to command the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) in 1977. During his military service he held several important command and staff positions to include Commanding General of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington.

(US Army photos by 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment "The Old Guard")

12/25/2020
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3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)

LIVE at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery for the annual Christmas Day wreath in honor of the Unknown Soldiers.

3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)
12/14/2020

3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)

Despite inclement weather, Soldiers assigned to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, 4th Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) maintain the highest standards and traditions of the U.S. Army and this nation while keeping a constant vigil at our nation's most sacred shrine. Since 2 July 1937, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier has been guarded continuously, without fail, no matter the circumstance.

"Through the years of diligence and praise
and the discomfort of the elements,
I will walk my tour in humble reverence
to the best of my ability." - The Sentinel's Creed, Line 7-10.

Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier 4th Battalion, 3d US Infantry Regiment "The Old Guard" Arlington National Cemetery

12/11/2020
3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)

3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)

Edit: We apologize for the technical sound issue during the live broadcast this morning. The ceremony with corrected sound is available at https://www.dvidshub.net/video/776320/bg-mark-towne-retirement-ceremony.

Join us live from Conmy Hall on Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall for the Retirement Ceremony of Brig. Gen. Mark Towne. The retirement ceremony is conducted by the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The United States Army Band.
Today's ceremony is hosted by Maj. Gen. Omar J. Jones IV, commanding general, Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington.

The 3D US Infantry Regiment conducts Joint Armed Forces Training in preparation for the 2021 Inauguration. (US Army phot...
12/09/2020

The 3D US Infantry Regiment conducts Joint Armed Forces Training in preparation for the 2021 Inauguration.

(US Army photos by SGT Charlie Jones III)

With the holiday season right around the corner, HHC, Warrior Battalion, celebrated with a Secret Santa gift exchange, r...
12/09/2020

With the holiday season right around the corner, HHC, Warrior Battalion, celebrated with a Secret Santa gift exchange, raffle, and potluck. From everyone here in Warrior Battalion, we wish you and yours a wonderful holiday!

4th Battalion, 3D US Infantry Regiment conducts "Gardens of Stone" Officer Professional Development series in the Arling...
12/07/2020

4th Battalion, 3D US Infantry Regiment conducts "Gardens of Stone" Officer Professional Development series in the Arlington National Cemetery.

(US Army photos by SGT Charlie Jones)

3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)
12/01/2020

3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)

The 947th Military Police Detachment is the second largest Military Working Dog (MWD) kennel in the continental United States. The unit has numerous MWDs with a variety of skills such as Patrol Explosive Detection Dog, Patrol Narcotic Detection Dog, and Specialized Search Dog.

This week, Soldiers assigned to the 947th Military Police Detachment, 289th Military Police Co., 4th Battalion, 3d US Infantry Regiment "The Old Guard" conduct training with some of their newest furry recruits on Fort Belvoir.

Members of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) prepare and serve a Thanksgiving meal in the Joint Base Myer-He...
11/24/2020

Members of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) prepare and serve a Thanksgiving meal in the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall dining facility, 24 November 2020. Great work, team!

(US Army photos by Sgt. Charlie Jones III)

3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)
11/23/2020

3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)

Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) conducted a five-day exercise beginning with an air assault from Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall to Fort A.P. Hill.

During the exercise, Soldiers of 4th Battalion, 3d US Infantry Regiment "The Old Guard" performed situational training to maintain tactical proficiency implementing their warrior tasks and battle drills.

11/19/2020
3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)

3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)

Join us live from Conmy Hall on Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall for the November Department of the U.S. Army Retirement Ceremony conducted by the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)) and The United States Army Band.
Today's ceremony is hosted by Maj. Gen. Omar J. Jones IV, commanding general, Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington.

11/11/2020
3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)

LIVE at the Memorial Amphitheater Chapel for today's Tomb Guard Identification Badge Ceremony!
#VeteransDay2020

Join us live from the Memorial Amphitheater Chapel for today's Tomb Guard Identification Badge Ceremony!
#VeteransDay2020

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This Veterans Day we salute the men and women who have given selflessly and sacrificed in service to our country.Soldier...
11/11/2020

This Veterans Day we salute the men and women who have given selflessly and sacrificed in service to our country.

Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) along with our sister-service teammates and Friends of the National World War II Memorial pay tribute with a special Veterans Day event at the National World War II Memorial.

#VeteransDay⁠⁠ #TheOldGuard

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Welcome to the 4th Battalion 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment’s “The Old Guard” official fan page on Facebook, where you can find up-to-date information on ceremonies and events. 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 escort 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 from Gen. Winfield Scott during a victory parade at Mexico City in 1847 following its valorous performance in the Mexican War. Fifty campaign streamers attest to the 3d Infantry's long history of service, which spans from the Battle of Fallen Timbers to World War II and Vietnam. Since World War II, “The Old Guard” has served as the official Army Honor Guard and escort to the President. In that capacity, 3d Infantry soldiers are responsible for conducting military ceremonies at the White House, the Pentagon, national memorials and elsewhere in the nation's capital. In addition, soldiers of “The Old Guard” maintain a 24-hour vigil at the Tomb of the Unknowns, provide military funeral escorts at Arlington National Cemetery and participate in parades at Fort Myer and Fort Lesley J. McNair. The black-and-tan "buff strap" worn on the left shoulder by each member of the 3d Infantry is a replica of the knapsack strap used by 19th-century predecessors of the unit to display its distinctive colors and distinguish its members from other Army units. The present buff strap continues to signify an Old Guard soldier's pride in personal appearance and precision performance that has marked the unit for 200 years. A further distinction of The Old Guard is the time-honored custom of passing in-review with fixed bayonets at all parades. This practice, officially sanctioned by the War Department in 1922, dates to the Mexican War in 1847 when the 3d Infantry led a successful bayonet charge against the enemy at Cerro Gordo. Today, this distinction is still reserved for “The Old Guard” alone. The 4th Battalion was reactivated on Fort Myer in 2008. The Battalion is composed of the following units: Headquarters & Headquarters Company (HHC), 4th Battalion, 3d US Infantry Regiment (TOG) - Tomb Guards, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier - The United States Army Drill Team - Battalion Staff Sections: (S1, S2, S3, S4, S6) Alpha Company (Commander-In-Chief's Guard) - Three Colonial Marching Platoons - Rescue Support Platoon Echo Company (Honor Guard Company) - Escort Platoon - Casket Platoon - Firing Party - Continental Color Guard 289th Military Police Company - Special Reaction Team - 947th MP Detachment (K-9)

529th Regimental Support Company - Transportation Platoon - Maintenance Platoon - Food Service Section

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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 .