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Marne Week keeping post busy

POSTED: June 26, 2012 7:40 p.m.

The 3rd Infantry Division holds festivities for Marne Week in celebration of its history.

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In celebration of its history, the 3rd Infantry Division is hosting Marne Week through Friday on Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield.
The week-long festivities are events to promote esprit-de-corps and competition, while promoting health awareness and a strong, family friendly atmosphere.

Marne Week serves to highlight 3rd ID history and tradition by playing host to a number of sporting and battle-focused competitions and family-oriented events. Events include a division run, health expo, Twilight Tattoo; and the closing ceremonies.

The week kicked off Monday with the 4.2-mile division run. The run is geared toward instilling team building, unit cohesion and fostering the fighting spirit of soldiers. All units assigned to Fort Stewart, Hunter and Kelley Hill, Fort Benning, participated.

The Twilight Tattoo will take place 7 p.m. today on Fort Stewart’s Cottrell Field. The annual tattoo pays homage to soldiers past and present, highlighting Marne history with narration and soldiers dressed in period uniforms, representing every conflict the 3rd ID has participated in, from World War I to the war in Afghanistan.

Prior to the tattoo, 20 soldiers will take the oath of re-enlistment in a ceremony, followed by 20 future soldiers receiving the oath of enlistment.

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