Visitors enjoy the nice weather at MDW's Twilight Tattoo!
August 15, 2013
Arlington, Va. (Aug. 14, 2013) - - Several hundred visitors to the Nation's Capital, along with their host the Honorable Heidi Shyu, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology enjoyed the nice weather and watched the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's performance of Twilight Tattoo on Whipple Field at Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall.
According to her biography, Shyu serves as the Army Acquisition Executive, the Senior Procurement Executive, the Science Advisor to the Secretary of the Army, and the Army's Senior Research and Development official. She led the execution of the Army's acquisition function and the acquisition management. She is responsible for providing oversight for the life cycle management and sustainment of Army weapon systems and equipment for research and development through test and evaluation, acquisition, logistics, fielding, and disposition.
Twilight Tattoo is an hour-long military pageant featuring Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" and will be performed on Whipple Field at JBM-HH.
Audiences experience a glimpse into American history through performances by the U.S. Army Blues, vocalists from the U.S. Army Band, the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, and the U.S. Army Drill Team.
Free to the Public
All Twilight Tattoo performances are free and open to the public. Unfortunately, due to budget constraints there will be no bleachers for Twilight Tattoo shows this year. Grass seating is available and it is recommended guests bring a blanket or lawn chairs for all outside performances. For more information on group reservations, contact MDW Public Affairs at (202) 685-2888.
Twilight Tattoo 2013 Schedule - Only two shows left!
Twilight Tattoo performances begin at 7 PM. Pre-ceremony pageantry begins at 6:45 PM. Performances are located at Whipple Field or inside Conmy Hall on JBM-HH depending on the weather so please check the http://twilight.mdw.army.mil/home web site prior to attending a show for location changes.
****Tentative schedule for planning purposes only. Dates are subject to change. ****
August 21 & 28