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October 2017

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Honoring Those Who Serve

by Master Sgt. Brooke Emery

9/29/2017 - Washington, D.C. -- The first tenet of The United States Air Force Band’s Mission is “to honor those who have served.” We strive to accomplish this in every aspect of our daily work as we represent the sacrifices and achievements of the all active duty and retired Airman who have served our country honorably. No other holiday underscores this part of the Band’s mission more than Veterans Day, which celebrates the service of all U.S. Military Veterans. This November 11th, the Air Force Band is supporting multiple events in a salute to those Veterans.
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USAF Band and Macy’s Collaborate Once Again

by Senior Master Sgt. Julianna Arnold and Senior Master Sgt. Jake McCray

9/29/2017 - Washington, D.C. --For the second time in as many years, the United States Air Force Band will collaborate with Macy’s and march in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The Band previously marched in the parade in 2012.

Macy’s and the Air Force Band have been frequent partners of late, with the Band performing in 2015 and 2016 at the Macy’s Fourth of July spectacular, a live televised broadcast on NBC.
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Air Force Strings Tour Midwest

by Senior Master Sgt. William Hurd

9/29/2017 - Washington, D.C. -- The members of the Air Force Strings are looking forward to their upcoming fall tour. The tour will take place between November 13 and 16, and include performances in Evansville, IN, as well as the greater Louisville, KY area. In addition to traditional concerts, this special tour will feature events at local schools through the U. S. Air Force Band’s AIM (Advancing Innovation through Music) education outreach program.
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Life as a Singing Sergeant – “What do you actually do?”

by Technical Sgt. Jilian McGreen

9/29/2017 - Washington, D.C. -- “What do you actually do?” As a member of the Singing Sergeants, the Official Chorus of the United States Air Force, I hear this question all the time. People are curious. They see us performing in public and wonder what we do with the rest of our time. The short answer is we honor those who have served, inspire Americans to patriotism and service, and positively impact our global community. The long answer is a little more complicated.
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