November 15, 2017
Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Infantry Unit Based At Georgia’s Fort Stewart
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA), David Perdue (R-GA), and Jim Inhofe (R-OK) are leading the Senate in recognizing the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Army’s 3rd Infantry Division based at Fort Stewart, Georgia on November 21, 2017.
“Since its inception, the work of the 3rd Infantry Division has been legendary. ‘The Rock of the Marne,’ has held fast in protecting our nation and our the ideals of freedom around the world for 100 years,” said Senator Isakson, chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. “I could not be more proud of the men and women who have served in this division, and I am honored to recognize their sacrifices and achievements on behalf of the United States.”
“Georgia has a rich, proud military history and the U.S. Army’s 3rd Infantry Division is a key part of that tradition,” said Senator Perdue, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.“This year, we celebrate 100 years of the Army’s premier fighting force that continues to exemplify its hard-earned motto, ‘Nous resterons la!’ translated means, ‘We shall remain here!’ With units deployed today across four combatant commands, in more than 20 countries, and under five named operations, the 3rd Infantry Division continues to add to its impressive century of service. I’m grateful for their service to our nation and congratulate them on this distinguished milestone.”
“Since 1917, the soldiers of the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division have served their country with honor and distinction,” said Senator Inhofe, co-chair of the Senate Army Caucus. “From the Marne river bank in WWI, to the shores of Northern Africa and across Europe in World War II, deployments in support of operations in Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan, they have defended America and advanced freedom and democracy around the world. With one of the most successful combat records in the Army, the 3d Infantry Division has truly lived up to their motto: ‘We shall remain here.’ I am grateful to co-sponsor this resolution to recognize the remarkable service of the Third Infantry Division and our nation’s gratitude to its soldiers, veterans and families.”
The 3rd Infantry Division was first based at Camp Greene, North Carolina in 1917 and has been in continuous service to the nation since then. From its inception, the 3rd Infantry Division has played a vital role in the history of the United States, serving notably in World War I, World War II, Desert Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Resolute Support.
Currently, the 3rd Infantry Division consists of two Armored Brigade Combat teams, one Aviation Brigade, a Division Artillery, and support elements. Earlier this year, the U.S. Army completed its conversion of the 3rd Infantry Division’s second Infantry Brigade Combat Team at Fort Stewart to an Armored Brigade Combat Team. This summer, the 3rd Infantry Division Headquarters, the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade and 3rd Sustainment Brigade of the 3rd Infantry Division deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Resolute Support.
Read the full text of the resolution here.
Senator Perdue is the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress and is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Agriculture Committees.