Behind the scenes of the Air Force 60th Tattoo

BOLLING AFB, D.C. -- Air Force Honor Guard ceremonial guardsmen practice the pass in review portion Sept. 19 of their performance for the upcoming Air Force 60th Anniversary Tattoo. More than a month of practices went into the preparation for the 60th Anniversary Air Force Tattoo Sept. 23, including two weeks of intense rehearsal on top of the daily duties of the honor guard and Air Force Band. The military tattoo, which is held annually at Bolling, highlights troop excellence and readiness. The tattoo dates back to the mid-17th century British Army deployment to the Netherlands in which drummers were sent from the garrison to the towns at 9:30 each night to let soldiers know it was time to return to the fort. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Madelyn Waychoff)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Madelyn Waychoff
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