When reporting to the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia ensure you have the following paperwork and item(s) on your person.

  • DA Form 31 (Leave Form)
  • Orders (at least 10 copies)
  • Birth Certificate (necessary for security clearance)
  • High School and College (if applies) Diplomas and Transcripts
  • Any Bonus Paperwork (if applicable)
  • DA 4187 (signed) approving Home Town Recruiting (if applicable)
  • Vehicle Registration and Proof of Insurance, Drivers License, also Motorcycle MSF Card (if applicable)
  • 201 File, including 2A and 2-1
  • Enlisted Records Brief (ERB)
  • Medical / Dental Records
  • Most recent NCOER/OER/AER
  • Any and all receipts for travel
  • Government Credit Card
  • Training Records (APFT/weapons qualification/military driver's license)
  • All initial issue clothing items
  • Complete set of IPFU (Improved Physical Fitness Uniform) summer and winter with fleece cap and black gloves
  • Complete Class A uniform and/or ASU (Army Service Uniform)
  • (2) Complete sets of ACU’s with Patrol Cap and Beret
  • All documents needed for dependants (ie. Marriage Certificate, Birth Certificates, and Social Security Cards)

  When you arrive in the Washington D.C. area, report to the Regimental Replacement Detachment located at 246 Sheridan Avenue, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia 22211. (Phone Number - 703-696-7696). The Replacement Duty NCO will handle your in-processing paperwork. Once you have in-processed the Regimental Replacement Detachment (approximately one week), you will then attend the Regimental Indoctrination Program for three weeks prior to being assigned to a company within the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard).

  Temporary Lodging is available at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (if pre-arranged), the Days Inn in Arlington, VA, and at Fort Belvoir (especially if traveling with dependents.)

  • Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Guest Housing / Temporary Lodging (703) 696-3577
  • Days Inn, Arlington (703) 525-0300, outside post
  • Ft Belvoir Guest Housing / Temporary Lodging (703) 805-2300, 20 minute drive

  • Twilight Tattoo- Every Wednesday 7.p.m.
  • July 9,16,23, 30
  • August 6, 13, 20