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  • Celebrating Women's History: Chief Master Sgt. Jeanne Gartner, a woman of many firsts

    Chief Master Sgt. (ret.) Jeanne Gartner served an incredible 30 years as a member of The United States Air Force Band. Her musical talent and leadership prowess paved the way for her ascent through the ranks. Her career culminated with her role as Chief Enlisted Manager of the Band, making her the first female Band Manager for the unit - one of just many "firsts" she achieved throughout her shining career.
  • Military Bands Honored with Prestigious Award

    On December 2nd, The U.S. Air Force Band was presented the National Medal of Arts in a ceremony at The Pentagon. Colonel Don Schofield, Commander and Conductor of The U. S. Air Force Band, accepted this award on behalf of The U.S. Air Force Band, which was presented by the National Endowment of the Arts.
  • Joy and Hope Spread Virtually Around the Globe

    Get ready for some much needed holiday cheer! The U.S. Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants present their special virtual concert, “Season of Hope,” premiering on December 12th at 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the U.S. Air Force Band’s Facebook Page.
  • The Mission Goes On Despite Pandemic

    Since the beginning of the pandemic, the members of the U.S. Air Force Band have kept busy fulfilling their mission support duties in order to keep the unit running, performing for funerals at Arlington National Cemetery, and have been also heavily involved in virtual outreach projects and recordings.
  • 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.