Visitors of all ages keep COOL & DRY at MDW's Twilight Tattoo!
By Mr. George Markfelder (JFHQNCRMDW)August 8, 2013
Arlington, Va. (Aug. 7, 2013) - - Hundreds of visitors to the Nation's Capital, along with their host Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, avoided the nasty weather and watched the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's performance of 'Twilight Tattoo' inside Conmy Hall at Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall.
Bostick serves as the senior military officer overseeing most of the nation's civil works infrastructure and military construction. He is responsible for more than 37,000 civilian employees and 600 military personnel who provide project management and construction support to 250 Army and Air Force installations in more than 100 countries around the world.
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 is normally 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's 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 three 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. ****