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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Hannah Walker, 633rd Force Support Squadron food service journeyman, sings live music at the Langley Marina on Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Sept. 23, 2017. Airman ropes off stress, uses music
Sitting on the edge of her stool, staring out at a sea of faces staring back, she tunes her guitar. Once the guitar is just right she takes a sip of her drink, grabs her pick, takes a deep breath and begins playing. Senior Airman Hannah Walker, 633rd Force Support Squadron food service journeyman, is performing live at the Langley Marina. She occasionally does this to help destress and recenter herself.
0 10/26
2017
Soul countrysinger/songwriter Sundance Head launches his tour of 10 U.S. Air Force installations at Beale Air Force Base, California, on June 30. (Meredith Truax courtesy photo) 'Voice' winner launching AF tour
Sundance Head, the winner of NBC’s “The Voice” season 11, is ready and eager to bring his original soul country music to Air Force audiences. As part of its initiative to bring quality entertainment to Airmen and their families, the Air Force Services Activity was just as eager to sign the Texas music artist to a 10-base tour.
0 6/12
2017
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: Dec. 2
On this look around the Air Force the first Japanese F-35 arrives at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona; Edwards AFB in California is testing ways to save fueling cost for the C-17 Globemaster III; and the Air Force band performs at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
0 12/02
2016
Default Air Force Logo Band kicks off holiday season with 4th annual flash mob
Visitors at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum were delightfully surprised when their tour of the displays was suddenly interrupted by members of the U.S. Air Force Band and Honor Guard as they kicked off the holiday season with their fourth annual holiday flash mob Nov. 29.
0 11/30
2016
Senior Airman Dylan, 42nd Attack Squadron sensor operator, plays the drums during his free time as part of a five man group consisting of two guitarists, a drummer, a saxophonist and a vocalist. The band often plays for other Airmen assigned to the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada during military ceremonies and events. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Adarius Petty) Airmen express their passion with off-duty tunes
Five Airmen assigned to various career fields across the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing came together with one goal in mind -- to influence those around them through music. The Airmen formed a band consisting of two guitarists, a drummer, a saxophonist and a vocalist.
0 6/09
2016
Members of the Air Forces Central Command Galaxy band pose with an Afghan Air Force service members after their performance April 17. They gave members of the Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air and their Afghan counterparts an opportunity to get together in a purely social environment. (U.S. Army photo by Army Spc. Travis Terreo) Establishing a bond: AFCENT Band returns to Afghanistan
The U.S. Air Forces Central Command Band, Galaxy, returned to Afghanistan for the first time in more than a year April 16 with three performances in front of audiences of Afghan, coalition and American troops at Hamid Karzai International Airport.
0 4/22
2016
Default Air Force Logo USAF Band surprises commuters at DC train station
Members of the U.S. Air Force Band surprised commuters at Union Station with a World War II holiday flashback Dec. 3. The event was designed to be a special holiday musical presentation celebrating the service and sacrifices of the nation's WWII veterans.
5 12/04
2015
Former Maj. Frank Vassar plays one of his songs to fellow wounded Airmen during a music therapy session Nov. 19, 2015, on Joint Base Andrews, Md., as part of Warrior CARE Month. Airmen had the chance to use a variety of musical instruments and collaborate on songs in the sessions, which were intended to show wounded warriors a unique approach to therapy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Sean Kimmons) Healing through music
Former Maj. Frank Vassar pulled out his cellphone and played a song that he wrote and recorded as other wounded Airmen listened closely. Vassar, 46, explained to about a dozen Airmen at a music therapy session Nov. 19 on Joint Base Andrews that the song, “Evil,” described his post-traumatic stress disorder, a condition that he battles using music.
1 11/20
2015
U.S., Japan and South Korean bands perform the closing ceremony of the Japan Self-Defense Force Marching Festival at the Nippon Budokan Arena in Tokyo, Nov. 13, 2015. The festival allowed all of the bands the opportunity to engage and interact with one another. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Delano Scott) Strengthening alliances with music
The U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific performed at the 2015 Japan Self-Defense Force Marching Festival at the Nippon Budokan Arena in Tokyo Nov. 13-15.
0 11/18
2015
The U.S. Air Forces Central Command band plays music for service members during a performance at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, June 17, 2015. The band visited workstations to perform and boost Airmen’s morale. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nathan Martin) Opening communication lines one note at a time
The U.S. Air Forces Central Command band is composed of musicians who perform and tour throughout deployed locations to encourage troop morale and diplomacy and outreach to host nation communities. The band applies the healing power of music and the expression of humanity with each show.
0 7/19
2015
Default Air Force Logo Max Impact rocks ESPN
The Air Force’s premier rock band, Max Impact, was presented with a short-notice, high-visibility opportunity while preforming at the Scottsdale Fan Fest, home to Entertainment Sports and Programming Network's live broadcast for Super Bowl XLIX in Scottsdale, Arizona, Jan. 27.
0 1/29
2015
The Air Force Singing Sergeants sing chorus for Carrie Underwood Nov. 11, 2014, during The Concert for Valor in Washington, D.C. The Singing Sergeants are the Air Force’s premier, 23-member active-duty chorale group. (DoD News photo/EJ Hersom) Air Force Singing Sergeants dazzle vets, global audience at Concert for Valor
When producers of the Concert for Valor requested the Air Force Singing Sergeants to croon with Carrie Underwood on stage Nov. 11, the 23-member active-duty chorale group didn’t hesitate to step up and represent Airmen and all veterans.
1 11/13
2014
Air Force Reserve Tech. Sgt. Stephen Froeber plays guitar inside his home studio at Hampton, Va., Jan. 10, 2014. He is an aerospace control and warning systems manager with the 710th Comat Operations Squadron at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. Froeber said the skills he learned as an Airman helped him develop a career as a freelance composer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jarad A. Denton) Music leads to 'adventure' for former 'Tops in Blue' Airman
It began with a flourishing and bellowing call to arms. Almost immediately, the brass symphony was accentuated by the deep resonance of a bass drum before being replaced by a playful, orchestral melody. The music flowed together, hinting toward a great conclusion to this "Prelude to Adventure."
2 1/23
2014
Staff Sgt. Joey Lee plays the national anthem on his cello Sept. 6, 2013, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. He started playing the cello when he was 9 years old. Lee is a 23rd Aerospace Medicine Squadron public health technician. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jarrod Grammel) Airman cellist bows for audience
The deep, rich sound of the vibrating strings echoed in front of thousands of people at a change of command ceremony as one Airman put to work 22 years of practice.
0 1/08
2014
Col. Larry Lang conducts the U.S. Air Force Band during the “Spirit of the Season 2013” concert Dec. 15, 2013, at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, Va. The band partnered with the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum to hold two performances for museum guests. Lang is the Air Force Band commander and conductor. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie) AF band spreads holiday cheer
Dressed in holiday style the U.S. Air Force Band performed Dec. 15 at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, Va., as part of their holiday concert series. Visitors lined the railings and the floor around the stage as the band performed holiday classics along with their own renditions, bringing in audience participation.
0 12/18
2013
Default Air Force Logo Air Force Band surprises museum visitors, spreads holiday cheer
Starting with a single cellist in the middle of the National Air and Space Museum’s “Milestones of Flight” gallery and swelling to 120 musicians, The U.S. Air Force Band exhilarated museum visitors Dec.3.
0 12/06
2013
Dawn McClure poses during the American Military Spouses Choir's appearance on NBC's hit TV show, "America's Got Talent." McClure is one of 36 military spouses who performed recently at Radio City Music Hall, New York, during the show's quarterfinals and found out Aug. 7 that they'd made the show's semifinals. McClure's husband is Col. Gregory McClure, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center housing director. (Courtesy photo) AF spouse sings her way into America’s hearts
When Dawn McClure found out there were openings in the American Military Spouses Choir, she propped her smartphone on the mantel, recorded an audition piece and submitted it to the Center for American Military Music Opportunities for consideration. McClure, whose husband is the housing director at the Air Force Civil Engineer Center here, was
0 8/15
2013
Technical Sgt. Richard Vasquez, U.S. Air Forces Central Command band, Full Spectrum vocalist, teaches local youth how to play percussion in Balykchi City central square, Kyrgyzstan, July 19, 2013. The AFCENT band invited locals of all ages to learn how to play instruments. The concert was part of the AFCENT band’s mission to build international partnerships. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Krystie Martinez) Full Spectrum builds international partnerships through music
Full Spectrum, a U.S. Air Forces Central Command band, recently toured the Issyk-Kul region of Kyrgyzstan, bringing American culture to local towns through the international language of music.
0 8/06
2013
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