Arlington, Va. (June 13, 2018) - - More than two thousand visitors to the Nation's Capital, along with their host Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey enjoyed the early summer weather and celebrated the U.S. Army 243rd birthday during the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's performance of Twilight Tattoo on Summerall Field at Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall.

According to his biography, Dailey serves as the Army Chief of Staff's personal adviser on matters affecting the enlisted force. He devotes the majority of his time traveling throughout the Army to observe training and talk with Soldiers and their Families. He sits on a variety of councils and boards that make decisions affecting enlisted Soldiers and their Families and is routinely invited to testify before Congress. SMA Dailey is the public face of the U.S. Army's Noncommissioned Officer Corps, representing the Corps to the American people in the media and through business and community engagements.

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 performed on Summerall 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.

All Twilight Tattoo performances are free and open to the public. For more information on group reservations, contact MDW Public Affairs at (202) 685-2888.

Twilight Tattoo performances begin at 7 p.m. Pre-ceremony pageantry begins at 6:30 p.m. Performances are located at Summerall 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.

June 20 (This performance starts at 6:30 p.m.), June 27

*Time Change: Pre-Show begins at 7:00 PM, Main Performance begins at 7:30 PM*
July 18, July 25, August 1

**Tentative schedule for planning purposes only. Dates and times are subject to change. **