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The United States Air Force Heartland of America Band is a 15-member organization that presents exciting & uplifting music to inspire patriotism and tell the Air Force Story.  From formal concert 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 American culture, build partnerships, advance international relationships, and use music to motivate and unify coalition service members who are defending the region.

As professional Airmen, 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.


USAF Heartland of America Band, 109 Washington Square, Suite 111, Offutt Air Force Base, NE 68113. 

For questions regarding availability, contact MSgt Rachel Wilson, Director of Operations at (402) 294-8192, or email:

Air Combat Command’s greatest strategic communication tool; leveraging the power of music and the creativity of Airmen through cutting edge musical performance.

Employ music's distinctive capabilities to advance senior leader objectives, amplify strategic messages, and strengthen community partnerships on behalf of Air Combat Command and U.S. Strategic Command.