Singer-songwriter Bret Michaels interacts with the crowd during his Hometown Heroes Tour concert Nov. 10 in Independence, Mo. During Michaels’ visit to Fort Leavenworth Oct. 29, he invited soldiers from the 15th Military Police Brigade to attend the concert. Plans were then made to conduct a re-enlistment ceremony for a group of 15th MP Brigade soldiers backstage during the concert. Photo by Tisha Swart-Entwistle/Combined Arms Center Public Affairs
Singer-songwriter Bret Michaels introduces veterans and first responders, including Staff Sgt. Kevin Bandru and Staff Sgt. Thomas Nordlee, during the Bret Michaels Hometown Heroes Tour concert Nov. 10 in Independence, Mo. During Michaels’ visit to Fort Leavenworth Oct. 29, he invited soldiers from the 15th Military Police Brigade to attend the concert. Plans were then made to conduct a re-enlistment ceremony for a group of soldiers backstage during the concert — Bandru and Nordlee were included in that group. Photo by Tisha Swart-Entwistle/Combined Arms Center Public Affairs
Staff Sgt. Kevin Bandru and Staff Sgt. Thomas Nordlee interact with the crowd during the Bret Michaels Hometown Heroes Tour concert Nov. 10 in Independence, Mo. Michaels brought veterans, first responders and other nominated “hometown heroes” on stage during the concert to recognize them, and Bandru and Nordlee were also part of a backstage re-enlistment ceremony for five 15th Military Police Brigade soldiers that night. Photo by Tisha Swart-Entwistle/Combined Arms Center Public Affairs
Capt. Stephanie Parker, commander of the 165th Military Police Company, 705th MP Battalion (Detention), leads five soldiers in the Oath of Enlistment backstage during the Bret Michaels Hometown Heroes Tour concert Nov. 10 in Independence, Mo. Soldiers re-enlisting included Cpl. Desirae Salazar, Sgt. Isis Erron-Walker, Staff Sgt. Kevin Bandru, Staff Sgt. Thomas Nordlee and Sgt. Joshua Buchholz. During Michaels’ visit to Fort Leavenworth Oct. 29, he invited soldiers from the 15th Military Police Brigade to attend the concert. Plans were then made to conduct a re-enlistment ceremony for a group of soldiers backstage during the concert. Michaels also brought veterans, first responders and other nominated “hometown heroes” on stage during the concert to recognize them. Michaels first gained fame in the 1980s as the lead singer of the rock band Poison. Photo by Tisha Swart-Entwistle/Combined Arms Center Public Affairs
Singer-songwriter Bret Michaels congratulates Cpl. Desirae Salazar, Sgt. Isis Erron-Walker, Staff Sgt. Kevin Bandru, Staff Sgt. Thomas Nordlee and Sgt. Joshua Buchholz after their re-enlistment ceremony backstage during the Bret Michaels Hometown Heroes Tour concert Nov. 10 in Independence, Mo. During Michaels’ visit to Fort Leavenworth Oct. 29, he invited soldiers from the 15th Military Police Brigade to attend the concert. Plans were then made to conduct a re-enlistment ceremony for a group of soldiers backstage during the concert. Michaels also brought veterans, first responders and other nominated “hometown heroes” on stage during the concert to recognize them. Michaels first gained fame in the 1980s as the lead singer of the rock band Poison. Photo by Tisha Swart-Entwistle/Combined Arms Center Public Affairs

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