Presenting a smorgasbord of facts, features, and humor that,
in most cases, transcend all 3rd Armored Division era's. 

Importamt Note about our 3AD Music Audio:
  Unfortunately, all of our 3AD soldiers' chorus and Division marching band music is temporarily "off the air". This is a technical issue as we convert that audio into a format that will play easily and reliably on all systems and devices including smart-phones. Please return in April 2018. It's amazing music to listen to.

Inactivation in 1992
"History Channel" Film
3AD Shoulder Patches

Lineage of 3AD Units
Chart of Army Ranks

Frankfurt in 2003
Spearhead Museum
Jody Harmon, Artist
3AD Computer Game
More to come.
  Special Sections:

  See more questionable front pages of Spearhead Newspaper, such as below, in the above "Special Sections", Spearhead Humor link, "That Wild Year 1971."

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Yes, it really existed
... but the world wasn't ready for it.
(For the story, see bottom of page.)

Research and photos by Vic Damon


Just when an announcement was to be made in early 2004 that the 3AD History Website was to have an "official beverage," the sad news was learned that Tank Beer had been permanently discontinued in 2003. The product was conceived of by a Long Island, NY, wine company that began marketing the beer in 2000 in both North America and Europe. It was brewed and bottled in Israel especially for the U.S. firm and even had its own website (tankbeer.com).

But sales simply did not catch on and the plug was pulled in early 2003, although dwindling supplies still exist in certain distribution channels. This was a tragedy for all of us. By all accounts from Website Staff and friends, and by an anonymous former 3AD Commanding General, the beer was excellent. Made with high quality European grain and hops, it was a hearty, full-bodied, dark lager beer that reminded us of a really good German beer.