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  • Remembering the Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band legacy

    Images from "On the Air: A Glenn Miller Swing Celebration," a production that featured The U.S. Air Force Band performing the music of big band legend Major Glenn Miller on April 2, 2019, at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland. The U.S. Air Force Band partnered with Washington Performing Arts to present this concert highlighting the legacy of Major Miller's music and his leadership of the Army Air Force Band. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the disappearance of Miller's plane during World War II. (U.S. Air Force Photos by Master Sgt. Josh Kowalsky and Technical Sgt. Valentine Lukashuk)
  • Reflections on the power of music

    Commentary by soprano vocalist Technical Sgt. Katie Baughman describing the power of music and her experiences at recent performances by the Singing Sergeants at a national choral music convention.
  • The Commanders Jazz Ensemble Inspires Patriotism in Nevada and Arizona

    TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - When Glenn Miller left behind civilian fame and fortune to join the American war effort in 1942, he began a legacy of modernized military music that continues to this day. Miller’s efforts in the Army Air Corps were critical to the entertainment and morale of Allied troops, as well as being instrumental in the
  • AFCENT Band: Opening doors through music

    As music begins to play, the crowd of deployed members at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, grows larger and larger to watch the Air Forces Central Command band perform. These dynamic musicians perform and tour in small ensembles throughout the Area of Responsibility, positively improving troop’s morale, diplomacy and providing outreach to host nation communities.
  • New year brings new commander

    A change of command for The United States Air Force Band took place on Jan. 15, 2019, at the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Club. Col. Kathryn Brown, 11th Operations Group Commander, presided over the ceremony during which she thanked Col. Larry H. Lang and his family for their dedicated service while extending a warm welcome to the Band's 16th commander, Col. Donald Schofield, and his extended family.
  • AFCENT Band, building relationships with a universal language

    Six Airmen are gathered in a room; darkness encompassing the walls, cords snake on the ground reaching tall, thin silver cylindrical stands. One paces back and forth, another hastily taps their heel on the ground. Suddenly the floor starts to elevate. As the floor reaches higher, the pacing stops, one Airman grasps a stick and raises it into the air. Another whips the cord away from the stand it once rested on. Hearts start to flutter as adrenaline rushes through their bodies. As their heads reach the top, smoke begins to fill the room, a loud bang from a drum is heard and the rest follow suit with their tools of the trade, greeted by the roar of the audience waiting for them.
  • JBA personnel bid a final farewell to George H.W. Bush

    The remains of George H.W. Bush arrived at JBA aboard Air Force One here Dec. 3. Roughly 48 hours later, the distinguished aircraft carried its distinguished cargo once again -- this time back to Texas, Bush's permanent resting place. The 11th Wing, along with members of several JBA tenant units and Air Force District of Washington headquarters,
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