US Air Force Band plays tribute to veterans

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  • By Senior Airman Joshua R. M. Dewberry
  • 11th Wing Public Affairs
A Veterans Day tribute by the U.S. Air Force Band is scheduled to air on Maryland Public Television and online Nov. 10.

The ensemble performance is entitled America's Veterans: A Musical Tribute.

"The most cherished part of our mission is honoring those who have served; so collaborating with MPT for this salute to veterans is a real honor," said Col. Larry Lang, the U.S. Air Force Band commander and conductor. "This year's show is a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, with musical selections and video from the 60s and 70s, using that very iconic music as a soundtrack for our Vietnam veterans’ stories. It's been a blast preparing for this show and we hope everyone will tune in to watch."

The performance is slated to broadcast Nov. 10 at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. EST on MPT-HD or live stream from

This year's musical celebration consists of performances by the U.S. Air Force Band; the Airmen of Note, the premier jazz ensemble of the U.S. Air Force; and the U.S. Air Force Band's premier rock band, Max Impact.

"I felt so honored just to be a part of the audience listening to the beautiful music the band played," said Tech. Sgt. Karen Blackburn, the 11th Wing regional command post controller. "It means so much to service members to know our struggles don't go unnoticed, especially to the efforts by the veterans who came before us."