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  • PRESS PAUSE: A Band’s Mission During a Global Pandemic

    The year 2020 has certainly been a challenging one for everyone, but it creates a special set of challenges when the mission includes interacting with large audiences. As part of the 193 Special Operations Wing’s Public Affairs component, the summer concert series the band performs each year for annual training relies heavily on crowds of
  • Final changes to Air Force song announced

    The announcement by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein, completes a two-step process in which male-only references were revised to capture the distinguished service, the high standards, and central role that women play in every facet of the modern United States Air Force.
  • New Ensemble Brings Virtual Audience Closer Together

    Members of a new ensemble, District Brass, bring Air Force excellence to schools through digital media amid shutdowns due to COVID-19.
  • Air Force Band of the West Airman passionately serves local community

    Airman 1st Class Ed Knoeckel, an Air Force Band of the West pianist, showcases the unit’s values of determination and compassion through his musical talents and impactful volunteer work with local foster children.
  • USAFE Band unites U.S., Ukrainian armed forces through music

    The U.S. Air Forces in Europe Ambassadors Jazz Band traveled to six cities in central and western Ukraine October 6 - 20, 2019, to conduct the “Music of Freedom” tour, a community outreach and concert program aimed at celebrating the shared spirit of freedom and enduring partnership between U.S. and Ukrainian armed forces.
  • “Dear men in blue…” Band of the Pacific inspires international audiences through music

    “Men, they walked in uniforms. How could they possibly be rock stars or jazz musicians? I wasn’t even excited when I walked out of the library to step into the auditorium for a concert, but I was inspired, elated and connected by the end of it. I am still going gaga in my head, thank you for giving me one of the most memorable experiences of my first jazz concert. You are all scored on my heart. Love, your fam from New Delhi.”
  • Like father, like son

    The children of active duty service members make many sacrifices while their parents serve our nation. As with any military unit, a large number of The U.S. Air Force Band’s personnel are parents themselves who work hard to obtain balance between work and family life. For one band member’s family, the lines between work life and family life blurred recently as a military father and his son sat on the same stage and made beautiful music together.
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