Fort Stewart's 3rd Infantry Division is commemorating its 104th Anniversary with an expanded list of events for Marne Week back in the traditional November time slot.
Events take place Nov. 13-19, 2021, and include family day festivities, musical events, a military ball, and team and individual sports events for units to accrue points to win the coveted Marne Cup.
Marne Week is designed to display the fighting spirit, tenacity and Warrior Ethos of the Dogface Soldier and bring together currently serving 3rd ID soldiers, veterans, family members and the community to celebrate the division’s legacy.
The division was activated at Camp Greene, North Carolina, on Nov. 21, 1917. Nov. 21 has been declared 3rd Infantry Division Day across the state of Georgia by Governor Brian Kemp.
Headquartered at Fort Stewart, the 3rd Infantry Division has a rich and storied history. Sixty Dogface Soldiers have been awarded the Medal of Honor, the most of any division in the U.S. Army.
Known as the Hammer of XVIII Airborne Corps, the 3rd ID is the only Armored Division east of the Mississippi River. By 2023, the 3rd ID will consist of the most modern aviation and armored brigades in the U.S. Army.
Marne Week begins with a concert at Hunter Army Airfield, Saturday, Nov. 13. Performers include Chris Janson, the Davidson Brother’s Band and Noah Hicks.
Active duty soldiers and dependents with ID cards have free admission. Tickets for retirees, DA civilians and the local community are $20. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. More details can be found on the Fort Stewart Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation website at: https://stewarthunter.armymwr.com.
New events to Marne week this year include a boxing match on Nov. 15 and a USO cards night Nov. 17.
Marne Week includes events for family members to enjoy, such as spouses’ kickball, Twilight Tattoo and family day.
The annual Marne Week tradition of honoring division heroes continues, this time with the dedication of Fort Stewart gates after three Dogface Soldiers for their incredible service and bravery in World War I, World War II and the Korean War.
During a ceremony on Nov. 18, gates 1, 3 and 5 will be named after the Distinguished Service Cross recipient Capt. Jesse Wooldridge, Medal of Honor Recipient Capt. Maurice Lee “Footsie” Britt and Medal of Honor Recipient Cpl. Hiroshi H. “Hershey” Miyamura, respectively.
Marne Week will conclude with the annual Marne Ball sponsored by the Society of the Third Infantry Division at the Jekyll Island Convention Center on Friday, Nov. 19. All Service Members, DA Civilians, contractors, spouses and retirees are invited.
Tickets are on sale now here: http://www.society3rdid.org/nov-2021-soldiers-ball.