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Vice chief hosts Washingtonians at Twilight Tattoo

Vice chief hosts Washingtonians at Twilight Tattoo

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, May 10, 2012) -- More than a thousand visitors to Joint Base Myer, Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., walked, bused, drove and taxied during some nasty weather May 9, to watch the time-honored tradition of a "Twilight Tattoo." The event was hosted Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III. The event is normally performed outdoors, but due to bad weather in the nation's capital region, it was moved indoors. Approximately 60 Wounded Warriors also attended as honored guests of Austin, who became the 33rd vice chief of staff in January. Under the evening sky or inside, the show is a blend of precision and discipline of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) with the orchestral sounds of the U.S. Army Band, also known as "Pershing's Own." This free and open-to-the-public performance is scheduled to entertain thousands more ea...

Full article: http://www.army.mil/article/79688/Vice_chief_hosts_Washin...

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