Military metal

C.J. Pierce, a guitarist with heavy-metal band Drowning Pool, shreds on his guitar during a USO and Armed Forces Entertainment-sponsored performance at the Panzer Fitness Center May 7. The Dallas-based band took a break from their 17-day European tour to perform concerts for troops and families stationed at Royal Air Force Base Mildenhall in the United Kingdom, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach, and USAG Stuttgart. Since 2005, the band has performed 16 USO concerts.