Welcome to The Society of the 3rd Infantry Division
The Society of the 3rd Infantry Division is the Army’s oldest continuously active military society and has supported Dogface Soldiers of the division since 1919. The Society exists to honor fallen Dogface Soldiers, to support division and family members, and to perpetuate a social network of Dogface Soldiers, past and present.
As a Dogface Soldier, you have experienced the bonds created while serving with your comrades—bonds that later in life often become as important to you as family. Believe us ol’ Dogface Soldiers when we tell you that you will be glad you kept up with comrades you served beside while assigned to our great division.
The Society's New President-Elect
Society President: 1st Sgt. Toby P. Knight in our new Society President-Elect. His term will extend from his swearing in at the reunion in 2016 until the reunion in 2018. Read More.....
The Society's 97th Annual Reunion
The Society of the 3rd Infantry Division 97th Reunion will be held September 22-25, 2016, in Harrisburg/Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Click here for more information, important dates and reunion registration form.
By becoming a member, you will be a part of the powerful support net provided by your division and its brave Dogface Soldiers and their families. The Society has been there for you and your family. It’s up to you, the men and women of the division and those attached units, to keep this great Society going. Stay Connected. Join the Society of the 3rd Infantry Division.
The Watch on the Rhine
As a member of the 3rd ID Society, you will also receive six issues of The Watch on the Rhine, the Society’s newsletter dedicated to keeping Society members abreast of our great division’s ongoing efforts (past and present) to defend our great nation. The Watch also keeps you abreast of Society efforts to support our mighty Marne family, including stories and comments from our Soldiers, past and present. Additionally, you will receive The Roster, published every three years, that allows you to keep up with those you served with as well as the new friendships you will develop.
The Scholarship Foundations New Website!
The Society of the 3rd Infantry Division Scholarship Foundation has a new website. Check out the new design, latest news, events, and important foundation dates at www.3idscholarshipfoundation.org.
Rock of the Marne
The 3rd Infantry Division was activated at Camp Greene, North Carolina, in November 1917. Eight months later, at midnight on 14 July 1918 the Division went into combat for the first time. During World War I, as a member of the American Expeditionary Force to Europe the Division earned its name as the "Rock of the Marne," when surrounding units retreated, the 3rd Infantry Division remained. Although the stand was quite successful, the unit suffered many casualties.