Wynonna Judd joins Reserve Band for TV broadcast

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  • By Maj. Miki Kristina Gilloon
  • Air Force Reserve Command Public Affairs
Members of the Band of the Air Force Reserve and Air Force Strings teamed up with Wynonna and Naomi Judd and the Palmetto State Quartet for this year's Holiday Notes from Home concert recorded Dec. 9 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn.

Viewers around the world will have a chance to see this year's Holiday Notes from Home on Great American Country television beginning 10 p.m. Dec. 10 through Dec. 22. 

The American Forces Radio and Television Service is also scheduled to broadcast the show on American Forces Network channels for servicemembers and their families stationed overseas. On AFN Spectrum, personnel overseas can see the show at 7 p.m. (viewer time) Dec. 17, and on AFN Prime at 10 a.m. (viewer time) Dec. 25 .

This year's 60-minute program is hosted by Lorraine Crook and Charlie Chase of Crook and Chase radio and TV show. Wynonna and Naomi Judd, and the Palmetto State Quartet are accompanied by a full orchestra comprised of 60 musicians from the Band of the Air Force Reserve from Robins Air Force Base, Ga., and the Air Force Strings ensemble from Washington, D.C. Also featured is Staff Sgt. Angie Long, a Missouri Air National Guard Band vocalist .

The concert is an annual holiday event that serves as a tribute to military men and women serving around the world.

"The holiday season is a time for families and we're thrilled to be able to share the gift of music to our service members and supporters," said Maj. Donald Schofield, Band of the Air Force Reserve commander.

During the show Lt. Gen. Charles E. Stenner Jr., commander of the Air Force Reserve Command, thanked Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, their families and employers who support reservists for their daily sacrifices.

"Many of America's sons and daughters have selflessly answered the call to service. As the commander of more than 67,000 Citizen Airmen, I couldn't be more proud," he said. "Beyond our families, each of your communities also makes sacrifices. This program, Holiday Notes from Home, is just a small way to say 'thank you' to each of you." 

GAC will air the concert (all Eastern Standard Times) at 10 p.m. Dec. 10, at 2 and 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 10, at 3 p.m. Dec. 13, at 10 p.m. Dec. 15, at 2 a.m. and 11 p.m. Dec. 16, at 6 p.m. Dec. 21, and at 4 p.m. Dec. 22. 

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