Schuette, The Real McCoy Staff
600 people attending the U.S. Army Soldier Show 2009 tour event at
Fort McCoy May 30 were entertained by a performance that simulated
being in a live television studio, down to the lighting and props.
The cast of the U.S. Army Soldier
Show sings and dances to the song "Jai Ho" from the
movie "Slumdog Millionaire." (Photo
by Alan Harding)
Budda, Fort McCoy Soldier Show point of contact, said the performance
showcased a wide spectrum of musical styles and emphasized the Army
theme "I. A.M. Strong."
addition to the Army’s Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and
Prevention Program (I. A.M. Strong), the performance also reflected on
the Soldiers’ strength, love of country, courage and commitment to
the Army Family and Army Values, according to Col. Brick Miller of the
U.S. Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreational Command.
" I" stands for intervene and to prevent sexual assault. The
"A" stands for act and to not tolerate sexually offensive
behavior. The "M" stands for motivate and to take action to
denounce sexual misconduct.
more information about the I. A.M. Strong program visit the Web site http://www.preventsexualassault.army.mil
or Military One Source at http://www.militaryonesource.com
or call toll-free at 800-342-9647.
The cast of the 2009 Army Solider
Show sings "Make Them Hear You/Warrior’s Anthem"
based on versions by Tree Mo’ Tenors and Michael Peterson
during the Soldier Show’s finale.
(Photo by Alan Harding)
music represented not only the many tastes of a diverse culture, but a
Soldier’s pride as an individual and his/her dedication to the Army
and to the nation. The performances also helped the audience celebrate
The Year of the Noncommissioned Officer.
was an awesome show; everything was good," Budda said. "The
Soldiers are great performers. The audience gave them several standing
ovations during the show."
hoping to have them come back next year," she added.
main sponsor and partner of the show is I. A.M. Strong. The corporate
sponsor is AT&T. Local support was provided by Case
Remanufacturing Center, Monroe County Publishers, COW97, Pizza Hut of
Tomah and Burnstad’s. No federal endorsement is implied.
interested in trying out for the 2010 Army Soldier Show tour will have
until Dec. 31, 2009 to postmark their submission.
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Elaine
Hudson, flanked by Staff Sgt. Nafretiffi Griffin (left) and Spc.
Carlos Benefield, perform Solange’s "I Decided." (Photo
by Jobi Spolum)
or dancer applicants should include a VHS/DVD/CD audition, a records
brief, a letter of release by their current commander, an
entertainment resume, a three-quarters length Department of the Army
photo and an OER (Officer Evaluation Report) or NCOER (Noncommissioned
Officer Evaluation Report). Technician candidates should include the
same items, except replacing the video audition with references and a
top candidates in each category will be brought to Fort Belvoir, Va.,
for a six-day live-audition/evaluation process.
the most current information, visit the Web site http://www.armyentertainment.net
or to be added to the audition list e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.