Tops In Blue Airmen entertain forces in South Korea

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  • By 1st Lt. Naomi Evangelista
  • 51st Fighter Wing Public Affairs
Airmen of Tops In Blue performed for more than 700 Army, Air Force, Navy and South Korean air force members and their families Dec. 19 at the South Korean armed forces headquarters.

The visit was part of the 2008 World Tour titled "Deja Blue" where 37 members of the Air Force's premiere entertainment group helped the South Korean armed forces celebrate their 60th anniversary.

Tops In Blue, often referred to as "America's goodwill ambassadors around the globe," has toured throughout the United States and to more than 25 countries, with close to 150 performances over a 10-month period.

Following the Tops In Blues performance for the South Korean armed forces, the team traveled to perform to the U.S. and South Korean air force military members at Osan Air Base.

More than 900 Osan AB Airmen and families attended the two-day performances, including Lt. Gen. Jeffrey A. Remington, the 7th Air Force commander, and South Korean Lt. Gen. Chang Hwan Oh, the South Korean air force operations command commander.

"It means a lot that Tops In Blue dedicated their time to visit us, especially around this time of year. It shows they recognize that we are away from our families and they come here to perform to us," said 1st Lt. Christina Norton, the Osan AB contingency plans officer in charge. "At the same time, they are away from their families too. We share a common bond."

Tops In Blue Airmen display pride, patriotism and dedication as they continue the 55-year tradition of presenting action-packed performances that showcase the Air Force to personnel and communities around the world.

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