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Welcome to The Society of the 3rd Infantry Division

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.

Memorial project on the "Mignano Gap"

The idea of a memorial to the U S Army Third Infantry Division arose at the end of historical research done in the area defined in 1943 as Mignano Gap" and from the knowledge of the sacrifice of so many "Dogface Soldiers" who sacrificed themselves in November 1943 to pen the gap to Cassino. Read More...


2024 Scholarship Applications

The Scholarship Foundation has announced the application process for 2024 will open on January 1, 2024. Students will be able to submit for scholarships through the online application process for consideration. Students will be required to submit several forms with their application and you can find the needed documents by clicking here.

2023 Society Scholarship Award Winners

Steve Birch, Chairman of the Society Scholarship Foundation, has announced the scholarship winners for the 2023-2024 academic school year. Read More...

Important Message: Online Payments

Please read the important message about the Society's online payment process. Read More...

Marne Hall of Fame

On behalf of the Society of the Third Infantry Division, we are proud to announce sponsorship opportunities that contribute to recognizing Dog Face Soldiers who served within the 3rd Infantry Division and contributed to a lasting impact on the 3rd Infantry Division. Read More...

Marne Hall of Fame Nomination Process

Please click here to begin the nomination process for the Marne Hall of Fame and Distinguished Members of the Division class of 2024.

Special Thanks to all those who supported the Marne Hall of Fame Fenderson Open 2023.

OP International Plaque Dedication

On 26 August 2022, Outpost President C. Monika Stoy presented a plaque to the German Defense Attaché in the German Embassy commemorating the 38-years the 3rd Infantry Division was stationed in Germany and worked closely together with the German Bundeswehr.

Outpost 16 US Army Medical Research

Outpost 16 in Southern Italy has done some great research on the US Army Medical department work in WWII and posted their findings on their website. Google translate can bring it all into English.

Update Your Membership Information

You can update your membership information online or by sending the Society any updates. Keeping your information will ensure you receive the latest Society news.
Please return this card to:
Toby Knight
c/o Society 3rd ID
150 E. Loop 1604 E.
Adkins, Texas 78101

*Attention New Members*

If you have applied for or upgraded a membership, EVER, and NOT received a New or Life Membership packet and/or Membership Card?
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Tech Support Email

To help better serve the Society's members, we have established a technical support email address.  You can email questions about logging into the website, updating or renewing your memberships or any other technical questions.  The email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  To help us better serve you, please include the details of your situation.  Emails sent to tech support will be answered within 24 hours or the next business day.

OP International Virtual Ceremony

The Outpost’s annual ceremony on the Obersalzberg/Berchtesgaden commemorating the raising of the United States flag over Hitler’s former residential compound was also canceled due to COVID 19. This will be the 1st time in 13 years this ceremony will not be held. This would have been a grand event, with Chargé d’Affaires Robin Quinville from the US Embassy in Berlin; Minister Joachim Hermann, Interior Minister for the State of Bavaria; GEN John “Mike” Murray, Commanding General United States Army Futures Command and former 3rd Infantry Division Commander; and Brigadier Rob Rider, Defense Attaché from the United Kingdom in Berlin speaking. Both the USAFE Band and the Brass Quintet from the German Army’s Heeresmusikkorps (Army Band) Ulm were supporting the ceremony, and the color guard was again coming from US European Command.  Soldiers from the 232nd Mountain Infantry Battalion were also going to participate. 

The outpost is still commemorating the event virtually - the USAFE Band has recorded several musical selections, including the Dogface Soldier, which will be posted on the Society website, along with Monika Stoy’s, Chargé Quinville’s and Brigadier Rider’s speeches.

Interactive battle map near Monte Lungo, Italy

Our Outpost in Italy created an informative interactive map of some of the locations 3rd ID Soldiers fought near the town of Monte Lungo, Italy. It includes the Audie Murphy cave and the location of Floyd K. Lindstrom's epic battle for Monte Defensa.

Italian WWII battles remembered by OP 16

In this wonderful journey that is the life of each of us there are days that remain alive in the mind more than others.  Read More...

Italy's Outpost 16 Search for the Mignano Montelungo Cave 

Luigi Settimi's article of Italy's Outpost 16 search for the cave in Mignano Italy where Audie Murphy and his unit of 3rd ID Soldier's hold off a German advance through the mountains of Italy.  Read More...

Acclaim Press "History of the 3rd Infantry Division" Centennial Remembrance Book

Attention all Society members, Active Duty Soldiers, Veterans, Retirees and Gold Star Families - In commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the 3rd Infantry Division, our Society is sponsoring a new book, HISTORY OF THE 3RD INFANTRY DIVISION.

NEWS ALERT: Third Infantry Division Museum Gift Shop sales are now ONLINE! The Society Outpost in Hinesville, GA operates the Fort Stewart Museum gift shop and now you can purchase items right from your very home. They have great 3rd ID specific merchandise for sale at great prices.
Please go to:  https://squareup.com/store/3id-museum-gift-shop

* Other News *

Balad Warrior Wall

Were you, or someone you know, wounded in the theater of operations after or about August 2006 and then medically evacuated through the Contingency Aeromedical Staging Facility (CASF).

Membership

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.  Click here to view our membership options.

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.

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.