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Soldier excited to perform at Fort Hood

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Posted: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 4:30 am

Sgt. Ena Torres was antsy when she couldn’t hear the person on the phone. As his voice became clearer, she realized he was saying she was chosen to be part of the 2013 U.S. Army Soldier Show cast.

“As he was talking, I just felt giddy and butterflies in my stomach,” said Torres, 4th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade. “It’s everything I thought it would be.”

The show, themed “Ready and Resilient: At Your Service,” tours military installations nationwide and will visit Fort Hood on Friday and Saturday. It’s a 75-minute family-friendly song and dance production featuring soldiers from across the nation.

Torres said the show extended its tour by a month because of the positive impact it makes on military families.

“I hope the show motivates everyone the way it should,” she said.

Torres initially showed interest in performing in 2011, but that was put on hold when her unit deployed that November. Although she’s been singing all her life and knows how to play four instruments, the show taught her how to dance alongside her cast members.

Even though she has fun traveling around the U.S., Torres said she’s looking forward to visiting her duty station.

“I’m hoping that everyone who is in my unit (who is still stationed at Fort Hood) comes and sees it,” she said.

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