Arlington, Va. (June 20, 2018) - - More than fifteen hundred visitors from across the country joined Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, commanding general, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) in a visit to the Nation's Capital to enjoy the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's performance of Twilight Tattoo in Conmy Hall at Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall.

Townsend was joined by his co-hosts, Lt. Gen. Michael X. Garrett, commanding general, U.S Army Central (USARCENT) and Lt. Gen. Bruce T. Crawford, U.S. Army Chief Information Officer (CIO/G-6) in celebrating the Army's past, present and future.

Prior to the start of the performance Gen. Townsend issued the oath of enlistment to more than 35 young men and women.

According to the TRADOC website, the organization was created on July 1st, 1973 under General William E. DePuy, who commanded a battalion in the 90th Infantry Division in World War II and led the 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam. TRADOC also 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. They are located at Fort Eustis, Va.

USARCENT was formerly known as Third Army, U.S. Army Central has a storied past and has always been a key player in U.S. foreign policy. U.S. Army Central currently functions as America's land domain experts in the Middle East, Central Asia, and South Asia - providing continuous oversight and control of Army operations throughout the region. They are located at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.

The CIO/G-6 leads Army network modernization to deliver timely, trusted and shared information for the Army and its mission partners. They are located in the Pentagon.

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 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. **