2017-03-17 / News Update

3rd Infantry Division Day declared in Georgia

BY CAPT. JARROD MORRIS
3rd Infantry Division Public Affairs


Soldiers from 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield receive a standing ovation from members of the House of Representatives during 3rd Infantry Division Day at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta, March 9. 
PHOTO BY CAPT. JARROD J. MORRIS / 3RD INFANTRY DIVISION PUBLIC AFFAIRS Soldiers from 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield receive a standing ovation from members of the House of Representatives during 3rd Infantry Division Day at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta, March 9. PHOTO BY CAPT. JARROD J. MORRIS / 3RD INFANTRY DIVISION PUBLIC AFFAIRS ATLANTA, Ga. — Leaders and Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield attended 3rd Infantry Division Day and were recognized on the floor of the House of Representatives at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta, March 9.

Speaker of the House David Ralston motioned for the 3rd ID attendees to approach the podium during the floor session and instructed the clerk to read House Resolution 490.

The text of HR 490 began, “Commending the Third Infantry Division of the United States Army at Fort Stewart- Hunter Army Airfield and recognizing March 9, as Third Infantry Division Day at the state capitol...”

Rep. Al Williams, Rep. Ron Stephens, Rep. Carl Gilliard, Rep. Bill Hitchens, and Rep. Jon Burns, whose districts all include parts of Fort Stewart or Hunter, introduced HR 490.

“We’re extremely proud of Fort Stewart,” said Williams, whose leadership was key in crafting and introducing the resolution.

The attending Leaders and Soldiers representing 3rd ID, Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield received a round of applause and standing ovation during the event.

3rd ID Commander Maj. Gen. Jim Rainey thanked the legislature for supporting service members and families assigned to Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, and gave brief remarks.

“Continue to encourage the best young men and women in your communities to serve in the Army, or in the military. It’s an important mission, its meaningful work, you can tell by the number of veterans amongst your ranks, it’s a great way to start your time as an adult,” Rainey said.

“Take care of our Soldiers and families...our families need you,” Rainey added.

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