Staff Report

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Part of being a member of the Army community is observing customs and courtesies. One that we want to ensure our community is aware of and safely prac­ticing is rendering appropriate honors during Reveille and Retreat.

3rd ID reminds: Safely practice Reveille and Retreat

Part of being a member of the Army community is observing customs and courtesies. One that we want to ensure our community is aware of and safely prac­ticing is rendering appropriate honors during Reveille and Retreat.

“Retreat and To the Colors” is played at 5 p.m. each day and signifies the end of the duty day. When played, all Soldiers in a formation are ordered to go to parade rest until the last note of “Retreat” has been played. Following the final note of “Retreat,” the formation will be ordered to attention and present arms and should remain at present arms until the last note of “To the Colors” has been played. The above standards also apply to Soldiers who are not in a formation.

If driving or riding in a motor vehicle or motorcycle, the vehicle will stop, the occupants will exit and ren­der the proper respects until the last note of “To the Colors” has been played.

Department of the Army civilians, civilian contrac­tors, and Family members should also stop their vehi­cle and remain at that location until the last note of “To the Colors” has been played.

Further information can be found in the Marne Blue Book, which can be located on the Digital Garrison app, free to download through your favorite app store.