What: Twilight Tattoo and Award Ceremony in honor of the Outstanding Civilian Service Award Recipients hosted by Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, the Chief of Staff of the Army.
Gen. Odierno will present Outstanding Civilian Service Awards during the Twilight Tattoo program honoring those who have supported our Army Family.
Members of the media are welcome to photograph, film and interview Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) troop units and ceremonial units – The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps and The U.S. Army Drill Team; The U.S. Army Blues, vocalists from The United States Army Chorus and The U.S. Army Band Downrange.
When: 6 p.m., May 23, 2012.
Where: On Whipple Field, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.
* Inclement weather location is indoors at Conmy Hall, on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.
Editor’s Note: The CSA will present Outstanding Civilian Service Awards to several civilians who have made a positive impact on the United States Army. Close-ups and event-level footage opportunities will be available.
John Harbaugh: The citation that will be presented to Harbaugh by Gen. Odierno, the Chief of Staff of the Army, will read:
“For outstanding service to the United States Army, Soldiers, families, veterans and military communities. Your visit to Iraq and your initiatives to show thanks to service members for their service through appreciation days, opportunities to attend Baltimore Ravens practices and games and to meet team members have improved morale and created a sense of pride and appreciation among our servicemen and women. Through your visits to military installations you have increased morale, inspired leadership and created a mutual sense of respect and appreciation between the U.S. Army and the National Football League. Your voluntary efforts to purchase, package and send care packages around the world have had direct, positive impacts on our deployed Soldiers living in austere conditions. Your selfless, outstanding contributions have improved the health and readiness of the United States Army.”
Contact: The U.S. Army Military District of Washington Public Affairs Office at (202) 685-0445, or by emailing [email protected] or LTC Lisa Garcia, Public Affairs Officer, Chief of Staff of the Army for more information at (703) 693-4961 or by emailing [email protected].
**Media planning to attend the May 23 Twilight Tattoo must coordinate in advance by calling (202) 685-0445 to secure access to Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va. Report time 5 p.m. **