By Staff Reports
(FORT IRWIN)–— Actor Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band are coming back to Fort Irwin, March 9. This trip will be the third time Sinise and the band perform at this High Desert Army installation.
According to the band’s Web site, his 11-member band cover classics by Stevie Wonder and The Police to contemporary songs by Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, Beyonce, Bruce Springsteen, the Zac Brown Band and more. They also play Pop, Rock, Blues, Motown, Soul, and Country – even tunes from the 1940’s big band era. As evident from previous concerts at Fort Irwin, there’s something for everyone.
The concert is part of a USO Tour that covers military installations in California and Arizona.
A press conference is scheduled for 5 p.m. and the concert time is 7 to 9:15 p.m. Access to the military installation is required; the concert is free, with concessions available for purchase. No outside food, drinks or coolers, and no pets are allowed. Lawn chairs and blankets are permitted.
If your organzation would like to cover the event, contact Gus Bahena, media relations, or Pamela Portland, director, at (760) 380-2909 or 380-5960. Media representatives would have to submit a temporary visitor’s pass application by March 8 to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to (760) 380-6073.
The NTC and Fort Irwin is located approximately 37 miles northeast of Barstow, Calif., in the High Mojave Desert, between Las Vegas and Los Angeles. It is the premier combat training center in the world. The NTC trains and sustains, deploying combat ready units for worldwide contingencies in the most holistic and realistic environment available by providing a range of potential conditions U.S. ground forces might encounter based on real-world intelligence.
Military units on the installation include the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 916th Sustainment Brigade, Operations Group, the U.S. Army Garrison, U.S. Army Medical Department Activity, U.S. Army Dental Clinic Command, the Joint IED Defeat Organization, Network Enterprise Center and Reserve Component; all are dedicated to the mission of training America’s warfighters for combat