Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, is home to the U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific - Hawaii. It was more than thirty years ago when Hickam was home to the 501st Air Force Band. The 35-piece unit performed for base and community functions from 1947 to 1975. During the draw down following the Vietnam War, the band was deactivated. However, in 1995, a need was seen to bring an Air Force band back to the Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, and the 15-piece United States Air Force Band of the Pacific - Hawaii was born!
The United States Air Force Band of the Pacific - Hawaii is led by Chief Master Sergeant Steven C. Fitts. Chief Fitts is a trombone player and the Band Manager of the United States Air force Band of the Pacific-Hawaii, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Chief Fitts oversees the training, manning and utilization of 15 band members as they travel and perform their mission throughout the Indo Asia Pacific region.