It is with a heavy but proud heart to announce on behalf of the 3rd ID and its Command Staff, that we will be sunsetting the 3rd Infantry Division as of 01/06/19.
The 3rd ID has enjoyed an unbelievable 18 year long legacy of honor, dedication and growth. We have striven to set ourselves apart from other parts of the gaming world and have succeeded in setting a golden standard for the high quality of our membership.
Over the years we have fought on the countless fronts of World War 2, the battlefiends of modern warfare and even on distant worlds. Through it all we have carried the Blue and White banner high and waved it high and proudly. We have faced numerous challenges and have risen above every time. Our unique outlook on tactical realism allowed has allowed us to excel on the battlefield consistently and our incredibly strong core of teamwork and brotherhood has always been the life blood that has driven our unit forward.
The reality is that life has taken the helm of many of our members, and steered them away from the 3rd ID. There is no shame in this as it is the natural order of things. Many of our members have grown older, gotten jobs, started relationships and set off on the path towards their dreams and goals.
Since its creation, the 3rd ID has been a place where we have encouraged our members to grow and become better than they are so that they can meet those paths standing tall. We have all worked tirelessly to create an environment where people from all ages can come to be challenged, respected and accepted.
I have been a part of the 3rd ID for 17 years of my life. It has become fundamental to the core of who I am. The things I have learned here, and the people I have met have made an impact on the very fiber of my being. I can say without hesitation that I am who I am because of this unit. It is my sincere hope that everyone who has come into contact with us, either as a member or a friend, has been touched in a similar way.
Though we are shedding the mantle of the '3rd ID' as a functional gaming unit, our community and brotherhood will live on. Discord will remain open and we encourage people to still come on to play games and enjoy the same company of the friends that you have for many years. As always, the spirit of who we are will remain at the core of our community and all will be welcome.
As such, I would like to take the opportunity to invite anyone who may have something to say about the 3rd ID and their time here to post it here as a response to this message.
Finally, I want to thank everyone who has had some part in the continued success of the 3rd ID. Each and every person here has helped to build it into what it has become and everyone has claim to the longevity and legacy of the 3rd ID. It is something we have shared proudly and that will stay with us for the rest of our lives.
Rock of the Marne!
Captain Gavin Townsend
Third Infantry Division