Twilight Tattoo Showcases U.S. Military Pageantry

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    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: Members of the U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps perform on the National Mall as Washington prepares for President Barack Obama's second inauguration on January 19, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    Soldiers from a half-dozen ceremonial Army units in Washington are polishing their moves in preparation for another season of musical extravaganzas highlighting the history of the U.S. military.

    News media get a sneak peak Wednesday at this year's Twilight Tattoo at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

    Regular weekly performances begin April 30 and continue each Wednesday evening through Aug. 20.

    The shows feature soldiers from the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps; the Army Drill Team; the Army Band known as Pershing's Own; and several other musical units.

    Part of the show features soldiers in uniforms from the past and present, leading spectators on a journey through Army history from Revolutionary times to current military operations.

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