ARLINGTON, Va. (Feb. 6, 2017) Senior Chief Musician Mike Bayes, drum major of the United States Navy Ceremonial Band, prepares to lead the band at the arrival of the French Chief of Defense Staff, General Pierre de Villiers. The Ceremonial Band has two roles in a high-level ceremony of this nature: display the pride and heritage of today's Navy and pay respect to France for its continued partnership.

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ARLINGTON, Va. (Feb. 6, 2017) Senior Chief Musician Mike Bayes, drum major of the United States Navy Ceremonial Band, prepares to lead the band at the arrival of the French Chief of Defense Staff, General Pierre de Villiers. The Ceremonial Band has two roles in a high-level ceremony of this nature: display the pride and heritage of today's Navy and pay respect to France for its continued partnership.
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Image ID: P8348G