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The Cheaters rock out for Guam servicemembers

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  • By Airman Carissa Wolff
  • 36th Wing Public Affairs
While Guam offers many activities unique to a tropical island, servicemembers stationed here enjoy taking advantage of opportunities to reconnect with the continental U.S.

The Department of Defense's Armed Forces Entertainment agency delivered an opportunity April 3 and 4 by bringing The Cheaters, a rock and roll band from Baltimore, Md., to the Guam.

The band performed original songs and cover songs for approximately 75 Team Andersen members during a free show at Andersen's Bamboo Willies April 3.

"The show was awesome," said Kat Royer, wife of Staff Sgt. Timothy Royer, 554th RED HORSE Squadron electrical power production specialist. "The rest of the crowd got into the show when the band played a rendition of 'Simple Man' by Lynyrd Skynyrd. It was great."

Band members Jason Morton, Kevin Shook, Dave Wolf and Brett Wilmer delivered another performance to an audience at U.S. Naval Base, Guam, April 4.

Lead singer and guitarist, Jason Morton expressed his appreciation for the service members' efforts overseas and thanked the audience for hosting the band.

"Thank you for having us," he said. "We're happy to be here, Guam is amazing. Everyone is so nice here."

The band finds pride in providing entertainment for troops.

"I love playing for the troops," said bassist Dave Wolf. "I'm always thinking about the troops and how far away from home a lot of them are. We enjoyed the opportunity to tell the troops that no matter where you are, we're thinking of you through our music."