Twilight Tattoo dazzles audience
August 22, 2013
Arlington, Va. (Aug. 21, 2013) -- Several hundred visitors to the Nation's Capital, along with hosts Lt. Gen. Mary A. Legere, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army, G-2, and Lt. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army, G-4 watched the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's performance of Twilight Tattoo on Whipple Field at Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall.
Legere serves as the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2. She is responsible for policy formulation, planning, programming, and oversight for intelligence activities for the Department of the Army. Army G-2 has the responsibility for overall coordination of the five major intelligence disciplines: Imagery Intelligence, Signals Intelligence, Human Intelligence, Measurement and Signature Intelligence, and Counterintelligence and Security Countermeasures.
Mason serves as the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4. He is responsible for overseeing the policies and procedures used by U.S. Army logisticians throughout the world. Prior to joining the Army staff, Mason served as the G-4 for U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM). In that position, he directed logistical support to the Army's largest command and was responsible for the readiness of more than eighty percent of the Army's operational forces. Additionally, he also oversaw the sustainment, equipping, training, mobilizing, and deployment of forces to Combatant Commands and worldwide contingencies.
Legere and Mason co-hosted Twilight Tattoo as the show highlighted and recognized the efforts and contributions of the Army G-2 and G-4 to the overall force.
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 one show 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. ****