Soldiers Pitch in for Army Night at Nationals Stadium

By C. Todd LopezJune 9, 2008

Staff Sgt. Jason Seifert, 4th Squad Leader, 1st Platoon, A Co., the Old Guard, Fort Myer, Va., meets with Washington Nationals pitcher Jason Bergmann prior to the start of a June 6 game between the Washington Nationals and the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park, Washington, D.C. Seifert, the Army NCO of the Year,  was given the opportunity to throw out "the first pitch" prior to the start of the game. The evening was billed as "Army Night" at the stadium.
1 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Jason Seifert, 4th Squad Leader, 1st Platoon, A Co., the Old Guard, Fort Myer, Va., meets with Washington Nationals pitcher Jason Bergmann prior to the start of a June 6 game between the Washington Nationals and the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park, Washington, D.C. Seifert, the Army NCO of the Year, was given the opportunity to throw out "the first pitch" prior to the start of the game. The evening was billed as "Army Night" at the stadium. (Photo Credit: C. Todd Lopez) VIEW ORIGINAL
Staff Sgt. Jason Seifert, 4th Squad Leader, 1st Platoon, A Co., the Old Guard, Fort Myer, Va., meets with Washington Nationals catcher Wil Nieves prior to the start of a June 6 game between the Washington Nationals and the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park, Washington, D.C. Seifert was named Army NCO of the Year and was given the opportunity to throw out "the first pitch" prior to the start of the game. The evening was billed as "Army Night" at the stadium.
2 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Jason Seifert, 4th Squad Leader, 1st Platoon, A Co., the Old Guard, Fort Myer, Va., meets with Washington Nationals catcher Wil Nieves prior to the start of a June 6 game between the Washington Nationals and the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park, Washington, D.C. Seifert was named Army NCO of the Year and was given the opportunity to throw out "the first pitch" prior to the start of the game. The evening was billed as "Army Night" at the stadium. (Photo Credit: C. Todd Lopez) VIEW ORIGINAL
During the June 6 game between the Washington Nationals and the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park, Washington, D.C., the "high definition" scoreboard displayed messages supporting both the Army and Soldiers. The evening was billed as "Army Night" at the stadium.
3 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – During the June 6 game between the Washington Nationals and the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park, Washington, D.C., the "high definition" scoreboard displayed messages supporting both the Army and Soldiers. The evening was billed as "Army Night" at the stadium. (Photo Credit: C. Todd Lopez) VIEW ORIGINAL
Members of the Army Color Guard presented the flag during opening events prior to the June 6 game between the Washington Nationals and the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park, Washington, D.C. The evening was billed as "Army Night" at the
4 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Members of the Army Color Guard presented the flag during opening events prior to the June 6 game between the Washington Nationals and the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park, Washington, D.C. The evening was billed as "Army Night" at the (Photo Credit: C. Todd Lopez) VIEW ORIGINAL
Maj. Gen. Anthony A. Cucolo III, chief of Army Public Affairs, chats with baseball officials prior to the start of a June 6 game between the Washington Nationals and the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park, Washington, D.C. The evening was billed as "Army Night" at the stadium.
5 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Maj. Gen. Anthony A. Cucolo III, chief of Army Public Affairs, chats with baseball officials prior to the start of a June 6 game between the Washington Nationals and the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park, Washington, D.C. The evening was billed as "Army Night" at the stadium. (Photo Credit: C. Todd Lopez) VIEW ORIGINAL
Maj. Jeff Burke, 202nd Military Intelligence Squadron, D.C. National Guard, was one of more than a dozen military members to participate in the opening events prior to the June 6 game between the Washington Nationals and the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park, Washington, D.C. The evening was billed as "Army Night" at the stadium.
6 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Maj. Jeff Burke, 202nd Military Intelligence Squadron, D.C. National Guard, was one of more than a dozen military members to participate in the opening events prior to the June 6 game between the Washington Nationals and the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park, Washington, D.C. The evening was billed as "Army Night" at the stadium. (Photo Credit: C. Todd Lopez) VIEW ORIGINAL
Maj. Jeff Burke, 202nd Military Intelligence Squadron, D.C. National Guard talks with Nationals left fielder Kory Casto, before a June 6 game between the Washington Nationals and the San Francisco Giants, at Nationals Park, Washington, D.C. The evening was billed as "Army Night" at the stadium.
7 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Maj. Jeff Burke, 202nd Military Intelligence Squadron, D.C. National Guard talks with Nationals left fielder Kory Casto, before a June 6 game between the Washington Nationals and the San Francisco Giants, at Nationals Park, Washington, D.C. The evening was billed as "Army Night" at the stadium. (Photo Credit: C. Todd Lopez) VIEW ORIGINAL
Master Sgt. Allen Bishop, U.S. Army Field Band Soldiers' Chorus, performs the National Anthem, June 6, at Nationals Park, Washington, D.C., before a game between the Washington Nationals and the San Francisco Giants. The evening was billed as "Army Night" at the stadium.
8 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Master Sgt. Allen Bishop, U.S. Army Field Band Soldiers' Chorus, performs the National Anthem, June 6, at Nationals Park, Washington, D.C., before a game between the Washington Nationals and the San Francisco Giants. The evening was billed as "Army Night" at the stadium. (Photo Credit: C. Todd Lopez) VIEW ORIGINAL
Master Sgt. Allen Bishop, U.S. Army Field Band Soldiers' Chorus, performs the National Anthem, June 6, at Nationals Park, Washington, D.C., before a game between the Washington Nationals and the San Francisco Giants. The evening was billed as "Army Night" at the stadium.
9 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Master Sgt. Allen Bishop, U.S. Army Field Band Soldiers' Chorus, performs the National Anthem, June 6, at Nationals Park, Washington, D.C., before a game between the Washington Nationals and the San Francisco Giants. The evening was billed as "Army Night" at the stadium. (Photo Credit: C. Todd Lopez) VIEW ORIGINAL
Staff Sgt. Jason Seifert, PFC Kent Redmond, PV2 Joshua Weldon, PFC Gorden Penn, SGT Brian Parker, Maj. Jeff Burke, SSG Scott Lamb and Spc. Calvin Washington participated in the opening events of the June 6 game between the Washington Nationals and the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park, Washington, D.C. The evening was billed as "Army Night" at the stadium.
10 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Jason Seifert, PFC Kent Redmond, PV2 Joshua Weldon, PFC Gorden Penn, SGT Brian Parker, Maj. Jeff Burke, SSG Scott Lamb and Spc. Calvin Washington participated in the opening events of the June 6 game between the Washington Nationals and the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park, Washington, D.C. The evening was billed as "Army Night" at the stadium. (Photo Credit: C. Todd Lopez) VIEW ORIGINAL