U.S. Air Force Band of Flight

USAF Band of FLight

The United States Air Force Band of Flight provides quality music and entertainment for a wide variety of official military, recruiting and community relations events. The band is stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH which is operated by the 88th Air Base Wing under the command of Col Bradley W. McDonald. The 15-member organization serves the state of Ohio exclusively and is managed by CMSgt JR Erb.

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DYK: Aircraft have lifespans! Like humans, they require check-ups in the form of maintenance inspections to prolong their ability to fly. These "checks" prevent in-flight system failures which ultimately protects aircrew and passengers. Learn more from the 86th Maintenance Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany on what it takes to correct issues so aircraft can stay airborne.
WATCH: United States Air Force pilots talk about the importance of Exercise Saber Strike 18 as they refuel over the Baltic Sea on June 18, 2018. Saber Strike 18 is a long-standing training exercise designed to enhance interoperability between the U.S. and our allies. The training focused on improving land and air operational capabilities between the U.S. and our NATO allies. (U.S. Air National Guard video by: Master Sgt. Wolfram M. Stumpf)
Check out some shots from yesterday's All-Star Armed Services Classic Championship softball game in Washington, D.C. This event, part of MLB’s All-Star Week, pays tribute to the men and women of the Armed Forces. Washington Nationals U.S. Army
Air Force and U.S. Army coed softball teams render military honors during the playing of the National Anthem during the All-Star Armed Services Classic Championship softball game, Washington, D.C., July 13, 2018. This event, part of MLB’s All-Star Week, pays tribute to the men and women of the Armed Forces. Washington Nationals
Great way to lead by example!
The United States Air Force is facing a pilot shortage. To help solve the challenge, the Aircrew Crisis Task Force was recently created to provide strategic direction and actionable recommendations to senior leaders on how to solve the aircrew manning crisis. FULL STORY: https://go.usa.gov/xUb3z
Your United States Air Force news: ✓ A B-52 crew assists in a search and rescue operation off the coast of Guam ✓ An Afghan pilot class graduates in the Czech Republic ✓ The Air Force is using innovative approaches to training pilots to make the process faster and more efficient
Now that’s how weathermen work! Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters fly weather reconnaissance missions into Tropical Storm Chris and Tropical Storm Beryl. http://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1569944/hurricane-hunters-fly-tropical-storms-beryl-chris/
The F-22 Raptor's combination of stealth, supercruise, maneuverability, and integrated avionics, coupled with improved supportability, represents an exponential leap in warfighting capabilities. The F-22 cannot be matched by any known or projected fighter aircraft. Maintaining these aircraft can involve a bit of a learning curve. Airmen at KadenaAirBase use past technology to help learn how to work with the undefeated Raptor. FULL STORY: http://www.kadena.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1567295/hard-to-raptor-head-around/
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The B-52 Stratofortress has sniper pods that provide improved long-range target detection/identification and continuous stabilize surveillance for all missions, including close air support of ground forces. Air Force Global Strike Command crew members on a B-52 were able to spot a historic Pacific Island style canoe so that the U.S. Coast Guard could rescue the six passengers!
For the past 60 years, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, has continually helped us maintain a technological edge against our advarsaries. Together with the Air Force Research Laboratory - AFRL, a fusion of ideas is leading to newly highlighted innovations.
SOUND ON! Celebrate freedom with the sound of freedom! Happy Independence Day!
The USAF Band of Mid-America is proud to recognize the promotion of Staff Sergeant Chip Cothran to the rank of Tech… https://t.co/5aajvPwElz
Join the Band of Mid-America in congratulating clarinetist Technical Sergeant Chantelle Friedman on being selected… https://t.co/7sw92Se9Oa
It was a busy week for trombonists! The USAF Band of the West’s A1C Jeriad Wood, and A1C Mike Steiger, along with t… https://t.co/ACnkNxLRBI
Last week, #starlifter performed at #summerfest in Milwaukee, WI on the 4th of July and #hotbrass performed in Gran… https://t.co/BLV1x4GOcF
Today is the day! Happy Fourth of July to all. Many of our ensembles have been out performing for all of you to ce… https://t.co/F1ntPaa2vp
Mobility Brass performed at @TheMuny last night for an enthusiastic crowd! #HappyFourthOfJuly #usafbands 🥁🎶🎵🎺🇺🇸 https://t.co/4KcyX4MxLr
106 degree heat index? No problem. “Hot Brass” lives up to it’s name!!! #hotbrass #usafbands #Happy4thofJuly https://t.co/koNZP9thML
Starlifter has been rocking out the past few days on their tour in Chicago! Today, they performed at the Jesse Brow… https://t.co/ppgkmRQVT3
Two of our percussionists performed at the Scott Air Force base CDC (children development center) to connect with s… https://t.co/4fFl2ZgwdD
Starlifter rocked out last night in Arnold, MO performing for the Military Order of the Cootie at VFW post 2593!… https://t.co/LqdT3JMelb
We have new tours on our Facebook event calendar! Check it out! We are coming to an area near you! #usafbandshttps://t.co/kssMLz2gMU
Starlifter just wrapped up a stellar tour, honoring veterans and citizens of the great states of Arkansas and Misso… https://t.co/cY2RlLNVqn
On Memorial Day, Starlifter performed for an enthusiastic crowd at the Veterans Memorial Wall in Bella Vista, AR!… https://t.co/A052XqzQdW
Airlifter Brass performed a ceremony this morning at the National World War I Museum and Memorial in honor of Memor… https://t.co/zloGjv3Y09
This Memorial Day, join the Band of Mid-America in paying tribute to those who have given their lives in defense of… https://t.co/3YiI6lBtFW
The Hot Brass quintet kicked off their Missouri tour on the FOX 4 News Kansas City morning show! Join the full roc… https://t.co/c8FO2EAjFj
Starlifter is hitting the road tomorrow! May 26th - 5 PM Eureka Springs, AR May 27th - 6:30 PM Clarksville, AR May… https://t.co/LU5dZ4OPHe
Through hard work and determination, two of our bandsmen will be promoted to the rank of Master Sergeant! Join us i… https://t.co/BTpg3TJk6I
This past weekend, some of our percussionists performed at the @PercussiveArts Day of Percussion for the state of M… https://t.co/U69HF2jZU8


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For a publicity kit that contains all you need to promote a performance by your United States Air Force Band of Flight, select the ensemble you are sponsoring above and download the Publicity Information Kit. Please email us or call: (937) 656-3317 if you have any questions.

Contact Info

USAF Band of Flight
3920 Lear Street
Building 1420
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-5721
(937) 257-6526
DSN: 787-6526


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