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Air Force Featured Stories

  • AF Week in Photos

    This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.

  • AFCENT band builds relationships with a universal language

    The U.S. Air Forces Central Command band is the only deployed band in the Air Force, covering 17 of the 20 countries in the area of responsibility. Some places are so remote that the locals have never experienced live music. Capt. Dustin Doyle, AFCENT band officer in charge, is the orchestrator for

  • Air Force, RAF join forces for band centennial celebration

    The U.S. Air Force Concert Band and Britain’s Central Band of the Royal Air Force performed together in the RAF Centenary Concert at the Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., April 16, 2018.

  • Musicians help to heal community after devastating fires

    On October 8, 2017, a devastating wildfire broke out and ripped through the counties of Napa and Sonoma in Northern California. The fire destroyed over 6,500 homes and killed over 40 people. Thousands were impacted by the disaster including musicians from the United States Air Force Band of the

  • Half step down, whole step up

    Master Sgt. John Del Valle works as the section chief of operations for the 693rd Intelligence Support Squadron. When he’s not performing his responsibilities as an Airman, he’s following his father’s footsteps.

  • 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

  • '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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.