The NCO: Backbone of the Army
Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" perform during the May 7, 2014 performance of Twilight Tattoo.

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Ray Chandler is scheduled to host the performance and will recognize veterans from World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.

"Thanks to their service to this country and the sacrifices they and so many others made to ensure the future of our Nation, today's Army and its NCO Corps are recognized as the best in the world," said Chandler.

Twilight Tattoo is an hour-long, live-action military pageant that provides audiences from around the world a glimpse into American history through performances by the U.S. Army Blues, vocalists from the U.S. Army Band Downrange, the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, and the U.S. Army Drill Team.

Twilight Tattoo is performed on Wednesday evening's beginning at 7 p.m. Pre-ceremony entertainment begins at 6:45 p.m. Performances from April 30 through June 25 will be located at Summerall Field at JBM-HH, Arlington, Va. Performances from July 9 through Aug. 20 will be located at Whipple Field, JBM-HH and of course if the weather is bad, it is held indoors at Conmy Hall on JBM-HH.

The 2014 Twilight Tattoo season has performances scheduled for each Wednesday evening (except 4th of July week) until Aug. 20. Dates and times are subject to change, so please check the Twilight Schedule online at: http://twilight.mdw.army.mil/schedule.

Editors note:

Media interested in covering this event must register by 3 p.m., Wednesday, June 25. To be placed on the credentialed list, send an email to usarmy.mcnair.mdw.mbx.mediadesk-omb@mail.mil with the following information: your full name, media organization, assignment, contact phone number, email address, and vehicle info (tags, year, make, and model).

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