January 23, 2021 – Centennial Tidbit #14 Released
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Centennial Tidbit #14 (The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own”) has been released onto our YouTube channel. In this last episode we will be talking with members of Pershing's Own about what its like to be assigned as "Sergeant B", which is the bugler assigned to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to play taps.
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How many times will a Sentinel be on duty during the shift?
Each Relief has a 24 hour rotational work day. Ideally, four qualified Sentinels, one Relief Commander (RC), one Assistant Relief Commander (ARC), and several Sentinels in training comprise the Relief. The daily walk schedule is made by the RC or ARC and is dependent on the number of Sentinels who are proficient enough to guard the Tomb in front of the public. Generally, the Sentinel will do several walks back to back and then be done for the day. However, in extreme cases, Sentinels have been known to go back-to-back (every other walk) for the entire shift.