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  • The U.S. Air Force Band Names Newest Honorary Commander

    In a ceremony held at the Bolling Club on May 14, 2021, units from across the 11th Wing inducted 16 honorary commanders as part of the wing’s newly created Honorary Commanders (HCC) program. Deborah Rutter, president of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., was named honorary commander of The U.S. Air Force Band.
  • Celtic Aire Spreads Wings North

    For the first time in the group’s history, Celtic Aire, the premier Celtic and folk ensemble of The United States Air Force, headed to Alaska for a mission in the final frontier. Over the weekend of June 26 and June 27, 2021, Celtic Aire delighted audiences at the Alaska Scottish Highland Games at the Alaska State Fairgrounds in Palmer, Alaska.
  • The AFCENT Band Lifts Morale, Cements International Bonds

    Despite COVID-19, deployments for members of the United States Air Force Bands continue, as it is an essential and crucial mission for the career field. This summer, eight members of The U. S. Air Force Band will deploy as the U.S. Air Forces Central Command Band, or AFCENT Band, in support of troop morale overseas.
  • A Day in the Life of a Bugler

    Whether inspiring audiences across the land during community relations tours, adding decorum at high-level protocol events or positively connecting with the global community through the education outreach program, the members of The U.S. Air Force Band wear many different hats. The one mission that is regarded as especially meaningful is paying tribute to our nation’s fallen heroes.
  • AIM Program Hits Innovative Bullseye While Creating Bridges

    A vital and gratifying component of The U.S. Air Force Band’s mission is educational outreach in our local and national schools, colleges and universities. This initiative, entitled Advancing Innovation through Music, or AIM, exemplifies the Air Force’s core value of “Service Before Self” and inspires diverse audiences of all ages with the highest level of professionalism.
  • The Airmen of Note Bring Unique Innovations to Jazz Heritage Series

    The spring season for The U.S. Air Force Band buzzes with excitement, as each of the performing flights prepares for upcoming virtual concerts and educational outreach missions. For the Airmen of Note, the spring means the blossoming of the annual Jazz Heritage Series concerts (JHS), which in essence will continue throughout the year.
  • Music Enriches Environment of Care

    As one of The U.S. Air Force Band’s six performing ensembles, The Air Force Strings perform a variety of musical styles, frequently in interesting and unique settings. One of these settings involves monthly performances for the Arts in Health (AIH) program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in Bethesda, MD.
  • Celebrating Women's History: Chief Master Sgt. Jeanne Gartner, a woman of many firsts

    Chief Master Sgt. (ret.) Jeanne Gartner served an incredible 30 years as a member of The United States Air Force Band. Her musical talent and leadership prowess paved the way for her ascent through the ranks. Her career culminated with her role as Chief Enlisted Manager of the Band, making her the first female Band Manager for the unit - one of just many "firsts" she achieved throughout her shining career.
  • Upcoming Cellist Audition Provides Unique Opportunities

    Within the walls of historic Hangar 2 on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, The United States Air Force Band diligently carries out its mission to: honor those who have served, inspire Americans to heightened patriotism and service, and connect with the global community on behalf of the United States of America.
  • Military Bands Honored with Prestigious Award

    On December 2nd, The U.S. Air Force Band was presented the National Medal of Arts in a ceremony at The Pentagon. Colonel Don Schofield, Commander and Conductor of The U. S. Air Force Band, accepted this award on behalf of The U.S. Air Force Band, which was presented by the National Endowment of the Arts.
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