By Staff Sgt. Jennifer C. Johnson, JFHQ-NCR/MDW Public AffairsJuly 17, 2014
WASHINGTON (July 16, 2014) -- Hundreds flocked to see the Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" perform in Twilight Tattoo hosted by Gen. David G. Perkins, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) commanding general, on Whipple Field, Joint Base Myer- Henderson Hall, Va.
TRADOC's primary functions are to recruit and train Soldiers, support unit training, develop adaptive leaders - both Soldier and Civilian, guide the Army through doctrine, and shape the Army by building and integrating formations, capabilities, and materiel.
Perkins' oversees 32 Army schools organized under eight Centers of Excellence, each focused on a separate area of expertise within the Army--such as Maneuver and Signal. These centers train over 500,000 Soldiers and service members each year.
Produced by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, 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 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.
Dates and times are subject to change, so please check the Twilight Schedule online at: http://twilight.mdw.army.mil/schedule.