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  • AF bands inspire, captivate worldwide audience

    Stevie Wonder once said, “Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand,” in a song he produced in 1977, called “Sir Duke.” In countries across the globe, the Air Force has used the language of music to boost morale among military members, foster worldwide trust and gain public support through mass appeal. This month marks the 75th anniversary of the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band.
  • USAF 'Rhythm in Blue' welcomes Harry Connick Jr., band

    The U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band 'Rhythm in Blue' jazz ensemble hosted Harry Connick Jr. and his band at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, Feb. 23, 2015.Connick Jr., a current judge on the television show American Idol, said he visited with the Airmen musicians to extend his appreciation and show support for the military."In particular,
  • Former WAF 'bandswoman' meets AF Band of the Golden West

    The U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West played a community outreach concert in Corvallis, Oregon, June 8.Beverly Passwaters, a former member of the Women in the Air Force Band, was in the audience that night, remembering her military service of nearly 60 years ago."We feel that we are the grandmothers of current women Air Force musicians," said
  • Crowd of more than 60,000 come out for Air Force tattoo

    Despite the threat of rain, more than 60,000 base and community members came out June 29 to celebrate Independence Day Wright-Patterson-style. The wet weather brought a cool breeze to the grounds of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force that allowed spectators to enjoy the show without sweltering. "This year's tattoo was absolutely
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