Thousands join Army's Vice Chief of Staff at Twilight Tattoo
By Mr. George Markfelder (JFHQNCRMDW)June 5, 2014
JOINT BASE MYER-HENDERSON HALL, Va. (June 4, 2014) -- Thousands of visitors to the Nation's Capital joined their host, Gen. John F. Campbell, Army Vice Chief of Staff, as they watched Twilight Tattoo, a high energy military spectacular featuring Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own."
Campbell is the second highest-ranking officer on active duty in the Department of the Army, and was joined during the show by friends, family and classmates of his from West Point. The vice chief of staff generally handles the day-to-day administration of the Army Staff bureaucracy.
Twilight Tattoo is produced by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington and 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 evenings 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.