"It's all about coming out and having a good time," said Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Blair R. Terenzo, a Fort Eustis yeoman. "These types of events are for building fellowship, and I am excited to just rock out tonight."

The night began with an uplifting performance from the Kuwaiti Naval Base Gospel Choir, which was comprised of four singers, a keyboard player, a bassist and a drummer.

"This community wide event focused on sharing the vision of God's love through the gift of song," said Maj. Thomas Bryant, deputy plans chief for Army Central logistics.

The Gospel Extravaganza was endorsed by the Area Support Group-Kuwait Commander and sponsored by ASG chaplains. The community-supported gospel program was designed to showcase the talents of the community of faith and the United States military community in Kuwait at large.

"We really wanted the Gospel Extravaganza to be a platform, and a starting point to enhance community wellness and strengthen spiritual resilience," said Lt. Col. Juan M. Crockett, Area Support Group Kuwait Command chaplain. "It provided a place for everyone to gather in praise, show social support and even network with each other within the entire Kuwaiti community. I do believe we succeeded in what we wanted to accomplish."

Supplying the United States military community in Kuwait with an opportunity to worship and socialize, the Gospel Extravaganza demonstrated a positive and spiritual example of how Third Army Soldiers exercise a way to communicate and share a message across diverse spectrums.