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PHOTO CAPTION:  Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) perform during Twilight Tattoo on Summerall Field at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Arlington, Va.

June 12, 2013
By George Markfelder (JFHQNCRMDW)

Be a part of the action and celebrate the Army's 238th Birthday with the Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own." The Army's elite ceremonial units will perform during this week's Twilight Tattoo on Summerall Field at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., June 12, 2013.

Join the show's host, The Honorable John McHugh, Secretary of the Army, and watch the Soldiers from The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, the U.S. Army Drill Team, the Commander-in-Chief's Guard, the Continental Color Guard, the Caisson Platoon, the Presidential Salute Battery, the U.S. Army Blues, and the U.S. Army Chorus celebrate our Army!

Two hundred thirty-eight years ago, our nation's leaders established the Continental Army, beginning a rich heritage of successfully defending this great country and her citizens. Today, we celebrate the continued strength, professionalism and bravery of our ready and resilient Soldiers in the all-volunteer force. This 238th birthday celebration commemorates America's Army, its Soldiers, families and civilians.

For more detailed information visit: www.twilight.mdw.army.mil.

Editor's Note: **Media planning to attend the Army Birthday Twilight Tattoo must coordinate in advance by calling (202) 685-0445 to secure access to Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va. Report time 5:30 p.m. at Hatfield Gate. **