Category Archives: Photo story

Sgt. 1st Class Tanner Welch (right), Sergeant of the Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), assists the Deputy Chief of the Turkish Generals, Republic of Turkey, Gen. Hulusi Akar, in laying a wreath at the Tomb, Mar. 21, in Arlington National Cemetery, Va. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Megan Garcia)

U.S.S. Monitor funeral service

Soldiers of the Caisson Platoon, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), carry the remains of an unknown sailor to his final resting place in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Mar. 8. The remains of two unknown USS Monitor sailors were discovered in 2002, 150 years after the ship sank during the Civil War. The Monitor made history when the union ship fought the confederate CSS Virginia in the first battle between two ironclads on March 9, 1862. The sailors were buried in ANC with full military honors. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jose Torres)

Best Old Guard photos of February

After finishing their part of the 57th Presidential Inauguration in January, The Old Guard didn’t rest for long. In February our Soldiers went to the field to start preparation and training for the Expert Infantry Badge testing in March, celebrated George Washington’s birthday, and still conducted their daily missions honoring those who’ve served in Arlington National Cemetery and Joint Base Myer – Henderson Hall. Please enjoy some of the best photos of the Regiment from this month, as we get ready for warmer weather and a busy Spring!ImageImageImageImage

Best of January

January proved to be a busy yet monumental month for the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) as our Soldiers spent countless hours rehearsing for the 57th Presidential Inauguration. On Jan. 21 their hard work paid off. More than 400 Old Guard Soldiers supported inaugural events to include the parade, inaugural balls and the swearing in ceremony at the Capitol. However, even the rigorous schedule of the inauguration and weeks of preparation did not stop the dedication of these committed Soldiers. Soldiers still carried out the day-to-day missions of the regiment from preparing for ceremonial missions to painting newly acquired HMMWVs.