• From Left: Norman Dicks, Joe Lieberman, the Honorable John McHugh, Kay Bailey Hutchinson, Ben Nelson, Jerry Lewis, Silvestre Reyes and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno pose for a photograph during the Department of the Army tribute to retiring members of Congress at Whipple Field on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va. July 25, 2012.

    Twilight Tattoo, Army tribute to retiring members of Congress

    From Left: Norman Dicks, Joe Lieberman, the Honorable John McHugh, Kay Bailey Hutchinson, Ben Nelson, Jerry Lewis, Silvestre Reyes and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno pose for a photograph during the Department of the Army tribute to retiring...

  • Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Chief of the Staff of the Army General Ray Odierno co-hosted a Twilight Tattoo at Whipple Field, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, July 25, 2012, to recognize retiring members of Congress whose personal commitment to service members greatly benefitted the Army.

    Twilight Tattoo, Army tribute to retiring members of Congress

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Chief of the Staff of the Army General Ray Odierno co-hosted a Twilight Tattoo at Whipple Field, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, July 25, 2012, to recognize retiring members of Congress whose personal commitment to...

  • Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Chief of the Staff of the Army General Ray Odierno co-hosted a Twilight Tattoo at Whipple Field, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, July 25, 2012, to recognize retiring members of Congress whose personal commitment to service members greatly benefitted the Army.

    Twilight Tattoo, Army tribute to retiring members of Congress

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Chief of the Staff of the Army General Ray Odierno co-hosted a Twilight Tattoo at Whipple Field, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, July 25, 2012, to recognize retiring members of Congress whose personal commitment to...

Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Chief of the Staff of the Army General Ray Odierno recognize retiring members of Congress for their public service during the Twilight Tattoo on Whipple Field, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, July 25, 2012. McHugh praised the legislators' nearly 180 years of public service, saying the greater Army family has "no greater friends - no more forceful champions - than those great individuals we pause to recognize tonight." McHugh lauded the group's sacrifices and personal commitment to service members, and said the Army benefitted from these legislators whose "guiding political principle was the best and strongest defense for our nation." Odierno thanked the Senators and Congressmen for their "steadfast support to Soldiers and their Families during their tenure in Congress," and praised them for further demonstrating their commitment to ensuring the Army has what it needs to be successful.

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