Soldiers perform during the 2015 U.S. Army Soldier Show at Fort Detrick June 18. Featuring the theme “We Serve,” this years show explores the foundational elements of what it means to serve, in and out of uniform, as well as how the U.S. in return serves Soldiers. Photo by Shannon Bishop, USAG Public Affairs
The 2015 U.S. Army Soldier Show arrived at Fort Detrick June 18, delivering a high-energy 90-minute live musical production showcasing the talents of Soldiers selected by audition throughout the active duty, reserve and National Guard Army. This year’s production, “We Serve,” explored the foundational elements of what it means to serve – both in and out of uniform – as well as how our country serves Soldiers in return.
This modern version of the U.S. Army Soldier Show originated over 30 years ago in 1983, created with the mission of “entertainment for the Soldier, by the Soldier.” The show honors our Army’s continued service, resilience and strength; effectively informing, educating and inspiring audiences into action. The performances celebrate the Nation, the Army, and the families and communities that serve and support our Service Members.
Over the years the show has evolved, and this year’s performance succeeded in delivering audiences with an energetic and heartfelt evening of family-family friendly entertainment. Following the performance, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and Fort Detrick Commander Maj. Gen. Brian C. Lein accepted an award from the Soldier Show, thanking the group for a phenomenal show.