Monroe Birthday Concert Features Army Drill Team, Streamer Ceremony

By Mr. Patrick Buffett (IMCOM)June 12, 2009

Soldiers of the U.S. Army Drill Team (3rd Infantry Regiment, Fort Myer, Va.) render honors during the playing of the national anthem at the June 11 Army Birthday Concert on Fort Monroe, Va. A precision rifle drill performance by the Old Guard troops was one of the main highlights of the show. It also included music by the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band and a battle streamer ceremony that highlighted Army history from the colonial era to today.
1 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers of the U.S. Army Drill Team (3rd Infantry Regiment, Fort Myer, Va.) render honors during the playing of the national anthem at the June 11 Army Birthday Concert on Fort Monroe, Va. A precision rifle drill performance by the Old Guard troops was one of the main highlights of the show. It also included music by the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band and a battle streamer ceremony that highlighted Army history from the colonial era to today. (Photo Credit: Mr. Patrick Buffett (IMCOM)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Command Sgt. Maj. David M. Bruner, the lead NCO for U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, welcomes spectators to the 2009 Army Birthday Concert at Fort Monroe, Va. The June 11 event featured music by the TRADOC Band and a performance by the U.S. Army Drill Team from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (Old Guard), Fort Myer, Va. More than a thousand visitors from the surrounding community came to Monroe for the event.
2 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Command Sgt. Maj. David M. Bruner, the lead NCO for U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, welcomes spectators to the 2009 Army Birthday Concert at Fort Monroe, Va. The June 11 event featured music by the TRADOC Band and a performance by the U.S. Army Drill Team from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (Old Guard), Fort Myer, Va. More than a thousand visitors from the surrounding community came to Monroe for the event. (Photo Credit: Mr. Patrick Buffett (IMCOM)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Master Sgt. James Kruczek, left, Sgt. James Landrum, center, and Spc. Jonathan Scheibler from the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band perform a spotlight percussion solo during the June 11 Army Birthday Concert at Fort Monroe, Va. The evening event also included a precision rifle drill demonstration by the U.S. Army Drill Team from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (Old Guard), Fort Myer, Va.
3 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Master Sgt. James Kruczek, left, Sgt. James Landrum, center, and Spc. Jonathan Scheibler from the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band perform a spotlight percussion solo during the June 11 Army Birthday Concert at Fort Monroe, Va. The evening event also included a precision rifle drill demonstration by the U.S. Army Drill Team from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (Old Guard), Fort Myer, Va. (Photo Credit: Mr. Patrick Buffett (IMCOM)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers of the U.S. Army Drill Team (3rd Infantry Regiment, Fort Myer, Va.) begin their routine in front of the historic Continental Park Bandstand at Fort Monroe, Va., during the June 11 Army Birthday Concert hosted by the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band. In addition to the precision rifle drill demonstration by the Old Guard Soldiers, the event featured an Army Battle Streamer Ceremony that highlighted Army history from the colonial era to today.
4 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers of the U.S. Army Drill Team (3rd Infantry Regiment, Fort Myer, Va.) begin their routine in front of the historic Continental Park Bandstand at Fort Monroe, Va., during the June 11 Army Birthday Concert hosted by the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band. In addition to the precision rifle drill demonstration by the Old Guard Soldiers, the event featured an Army Battle Streamer Ceremony that highlighted Army history from the colonial era to today. (Photo Credit: Mr. Patrick Buffett (IMCOM)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. Maj. David Doyon, lead NCO for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band, hooks the first of many battle streamers to the Army flag during a historical presentation that was part of the June 11 Army Birthday Concert at Fort Monroe, Va. During the battle streamer ceremony, Soldiers dressed in period uniforms (colonial to present day) marched to the front of the stage while the band played music from the respective era. Each Soldier also carried the battle streamers from that period in history and they were presented to the sergeant major so he could add them to the Army colors.
5 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Maj. David Doyon, lead NCO for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band, hooks the first of many battle streamers to the Army flag during a historical presentation that was part of the June 11 Army Birthday Concert at Fort Monroe, Va. During the battle streamer ceremony, Soldiers dressed in period uniforms (colonial to present day) marched to the front of the stage while the band played music from the respective era. Each Soldier also carried the battle streamers from that period in history and they were presented to the sergeant major so he could add them to the Army colors. (Photo Credit: Mr. Patrick Buffett (IMCOM)) VIEW ORIGINAL
A captain from Fort Eustis, Va., proudly represents the modern Soldier during the battle streamer ceremony, that was part of the June 11 Army Birthday Concert at Fort Monroe, Va. The historic presentation included Soldiers dressed in period uniforms (colonial to present day). Individually, they marched to the front of the stage while the band played music from the respective era. Each Soldier also carried the battle streamers from that period in history. The streamers were presented to Sgt. Maj. David Doyon, lead NCO for the Training and Doctrine Command Band, and he attached them to the Army flag.
6 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A captain from Fort Eustis, Va., proudly represents the modern Soldier during the battle streamer ceremony, that was part of the June 11 Army Birthday Concert at Fort Monroe, Va. The historic presentation included Soldiers dressed in period uniforms (colonial to present day). Individually, they marched to the front of the stage while the band played music from the respective era. Each Soldier also carried the battle streamers from that period in history. The streamers were presented to Sgt. Maj. David Doyon, lead NCO for the Training and Doctrine Command Band, and he attached them to the Army flag. (Photo Credit: Mr. Patrick Buffett (IMCOM)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. 1st Class Guy Machel from the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band performs a bagpipe solo during the June 11 Army Birthday Concert at Fort Monroe, Va. The evening event also included a precision rifle drill demonstration by the U.S. Army Drill Team from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (Old Guard), Fort Myer, Va.
7 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. 1st Class Guy Machel from the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band performs a bagpipe solo during the June 11 Army Birthday Concert at Fort Monroe, Va. The evening event also included a precision rifle drill demonstration by the U.S. Army Drill Team from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (Old Guard), Fort Myer, Va. (Photo Credit: Mr. Patrick Buffett (IMCOM)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Staff Sgt. Patricia Isaac from the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band sings "Amazing Grace" during the closing portion of the June 11 Army Birthday Concert at Fort Monroe, Va. Staff Sgt. Isaac - who was a member of the U.S. Army Soldier Show in 2006 - also sang the TRADOC tribute song "Victory Starts Here" during the evening event. The evening concert also included a precision rifle drill demonstration by the U.S. Army Drill Team from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (Old Guard), Fort Myer, Va.
8 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Patricia Isaac from the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band sings "Amazing Grace" during the closing portion of the June 11 Army Birthday Concert at Fort Monroe, Va. Staff Sgt. Isaac - who was a member of the U.S. Army Soldier Show in 2006 - also sang the TRADOC tribute song "Victory Starts Here" during the evening event. The evening concert also included a precision rifle drill demonstration by the U.S. Army Drill Team from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (Old Guard), Fort Myer, Va. (Photo Credit: Mr. Patrick Buffett (IMCOM)) VIEW ORIGINAL