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'Honor, Gratitude, Rock & Roll': Gary Sinise jams at The Rock

The Lt. Dan Band is a cover band founded by Kimo Williams and Gary Sinise. Sinise is a passionate supporter of troops and is now involved in building a memorial to America's three million living disabled military veterans

The Lt. Dan Band is a cover band founded by Kimo Williams and Gary Sinise. Sinise is a passionate supporter of troops and is now involved in building a memorial to America's three million living disabled military veterans.

LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. -- Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band are scheduled to perform April 29, 2016, for the first time at Little Rock Air Force Base. 

The Lt. Dan Band is a cover band founded by Gary Sinise, better known for his role as U.S. Army 1st Lt. Dan Taylor, from the film Forrest Gump.

"Many people know me by Lt. Dan rather than by my real name, hence the band's name," Sinise said. "The concept came about when we requested to bring musicians along during several USO tours."

The Lt. Dan Band has grown from the occasional jam session and Chicago-area gigs to performing for charities and non-profit organizations including the USO and Operation Iraqi Children, co-founded by Sinise in March 2004. The band frequently visits U.S. military installations both stateside and overseas.

The Lt. Dan Band plans to rock at "The Rock" on Friday, April 29th, 2016.

Sinise and band members will also tour the base and meet with Airmen from various units. The band will speak with Air Force Reservists from the 913th Airlift Group, watch 189th Air National Guardsmen load cargo onto a C-130, meet 19th Security Forces Squadron Defenders and even dine with Team Little Rock personnel at the dining facility.

After the tour, Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band will perform at The Home of Combat Airlift. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show will start at 7:30 p.m.

The event will take place at Hangar 276 along Little Rock Air Force Base's flight line. The show is free for all Department of Defense ID card holders and their family members.
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