PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Kenneth O. Preston rocked the house at Bagram Airfield with help of the U.S. Army Band “Downrange” and other performers during a USO holiday tour Dec. 21. Musical performances, a comedy act and dancing ensued as servicemembers and civilians gathered at the clamshell for the Sgt. Maj. of the Army Hope & Freedom Tour 2010.

“The office of the Sgt. Maj. of the Army has had the honor and privilege to sponsor this holiday show for nine years,” said Preston. “This is the entertainers’ way to say thanks for your service and your sacrifice and for what you’re doing for not only our country but what you’re doing for the Afghan people.”