The United States Air Force Heartland of America Band is a 15 - member organization that presents exciting and uplifting music to inspire patriotism and tell the Air Force story. From formal concerts in grand auditoriums to casual shows in the park, they demonstrate Air Force excellence and precision in every performance.
Their mission also includes deployments where they collaborate with U.S. Embassies to share America culture, build partnerships, develop relationships, and use music to motivate and unify coalition service members who are defending the region.
As professional Airman, the United States Air Force Heartland of America Band honors our American military veterans for their selfless sacrifice at every performance, and shares the message of excellence, courage and commitment displayed every day by the brave men and women of the United States Air Force serving throughout the world.
The United States Air Force Heartland of America Band has a rich history of inspiring hearts and minds, building and sustaining American patriotism, and enhancing esprit de corps in the United States Air Force. It began as the 402nd Army Air Force Band on February 1, 1943 at Ardmore Army Base, Oklahoma. After assignments at Andrews Field in Maryland and Selfridge Air Force Base in Michigan, it was eventually assigned to Strategic Air Command at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska on October 2, 1948, its home ever since. Officially inactivated on August 1, 2013, it was re - designated as a named activity at Offutt and assigned to the USAF Heritage of America Band as Operating Location A.
Synergize public affairs capability through music to support U.S. Air Force, Air Combat Command and Department of Defense objectives.
Through the universal language of music, we COMMUNICATE U.S. Air Force and Department of Defense messages, making lasting connections with our audiences.
Our community and civic outreach performances serve to instill patriotism, build partnerships, enhance the reputation of the Air Force and the United States, and
demonstrate American values to the world.
We HONOR all who have nobly served in the United States Armed Forces by commemorating the contributions of our nation's veterans - past and present - both at home and in deployed locations around the world.
We INSPIRE diverse audiences by displaying the highest level of professionalism, epitomizing military precision and excellence, telling the Air Force story and presenting the finest in musical culture and entertainment.
We serve as a dynamic element to RECRUIT our nation's best and brightest to serve in the United States Air Force. In partnership with Air Force Recruiting Service, we perform for events that generate interest and enthusiasm for military service.