Overview

The Air Force Outreach Division is excited to help you with the coordination of your next event. 
  • The Air Force Aerial Support program provides operational support for eligible events from airshows to professional sporting events. 
  • Air Force Bands inspire immediate, positive, and long-lasting impressions of the United States Air Force and the United States of America in the hearts and minds of our audiences. Performing worldwide, our musicians honor, inspire and connect, reaching over six million listeners at over five thousand live and televised events each year
  • Air Force Speakers offer the American people, young and old, the opportunity to hear what it's like to be an Airman and understand why Airmen proudly serve this country. 
  • The Air Force Honor Guard participates in many different types of events and may be available for yours. 
  • The Air Force Entertainment Liaison Office coordinates all Air Force support of commercial motion pictures, television programs, documentaries, and other productions.

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Air Force Outreach works to put you, the community, in touch with your United States Air Force. The Air Force has assembled a comprehensive network of resources, designed especially for the American people, to bring the U.S. Air Force to your front door. From speakers to books and motion pictures to flyovers by our world-renowned Thunderbirds, the Air Force is here for you. 

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Check out what our colleagues in the USAFE Band were up to in Kenya this week! What a testament to the power of music!
Don't be a victim of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)! Connect with us on Instagram @usafband to ensure you don’t miss out on our Instagram EXCLUSIVE content, like this awesome drum cam video of Max Impact’s Technical Sgt. Gabe Staznik! https://www.instagram.com/usafband/
COMING SOON! | This November a special program will air on PBS stations nationwide: A Glenn Miller Swing Celebration. Watch a preview of the Airmen of Note, members of the Singing Sergeants, Broadway dancers, and special guest vocalist Veronica Swift. In conjunction with the Washington Performing Arts, this concert highlights the legacy of Major Miller and his leadership of the Army Air Force Band. Watch a preview here! Air Force District of Washington
Max Impact's performance has been cancelled due to thunderstorms in the local area. Catch the premier rock band of the U.S. Air Force tomorrow at the National Harbor!
#FlashbackFriday | The Andrews Sisters, nicknamed "America's Wartime Sweethearts," performed with an "enthusiasm and positive national spirit," bringing light during the dark and tough times of World War II. They traveled all around the world visiting military posts, hospitals, radios, and rallies, which boosted morale for all who heard and saw them perform. "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" was one of their greatest hits during WWII. The Andrews Sisters wanted to bring a sense of hope, strength, and joy through their music, and they did just that with this hit. Because of their outstanding influence to the military and our great nation, we keep their legacy alive by performing their well-known tunes for our veterans, troops, and the American public. We hope you enjoy this clip by the women of the Singing Sergeants and The United States Air Force Band bringing the 40's back! What are your favorite Andrews Sisters songs? (Video by Senior Master Sgt. Dennis Hoffman)
There's still time to catch the Premier Rock Band of the U.S. Air Force in action for an evening of pop, rock, country, and patriotic hits. Max Impact's last summer concerts of the season are as follows: 8/23 Air Force Memorial at 7:30 p.m. 8/24 National Harbor 7:00 p.m. 8/27 United States Capitol (west entrance) at 8:00 p.m. **All summer concerts are subject to potential weather cancellations. Please check back on our pages or call our concert hotline at (703) 829-5483.
NAME THAT TUNE | What are your favorite songs to sing? Master Sgt. Joe Haughton and Technical Sgt. Nadia Sosnoski are thinking of that exact question as they prepare to deploy, as members of SuperSonic, with AFCENT Band to perform for troops overseas this fall. We asked them what songs they are looking forward to performing: MSgt Haughton: We Are The Champions - Queen Two Princes - Spin Doctors The History of Rap - compilation by The Roots, Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake TSgt Sosnoski: Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin Firework - Katy Perry American Airman - Max Impact These songs are iconic, patriotic, high-energy, crowd-pleasers, and most importantly will hopefully remind troops stationed far from home of their loved ones and freedoms back in the United States. What are some of your favorite songs? (Photo by Master Sgt. Grant Langford)
TRIVIA TUESDAY | The manuscript for "The U.S. Air Force Song," composed by Robert Crawford, was carried aboard which historic space mission? BONUS: What was the significance of carrying this manuscript aboard this particular mission?
The Airmen of Note performed Friday evening at the Air Force Memorial. They are back at it tonight at Fairfax County Park Authority's Mason District Park for their Starlight Concert Series. Join them in Annandale, VA starting at 7:30 p.m. and celebrate this uniquely American music. (Photos by CMSgt Kevin Burns and MSgt Grant Langford)
A great final performance at Bethany Beach Bandstand for Max Impact! This has become an annual tradition and we enjoy meeting residents and vacationers alike. Air Force District of Washington
One more performance at Bethany Beach Events & Entertainment www.townofbethanybeach.com bandstand tonight for Max Impact!
Check out our very own Technical Sgt. Gabe Staznik, featured this week as “America’s Airman.” He brings a wealth of talent to the band, and combined with his heart for service, he is making an incredible impact!
FUN-FILLED WEEKEND | Three of our ensembles are in action this weekend. Max Impact🎸: Tonight - Rehoboth Beach Bandstand at 8 p.m. Saturday night - Bethany Beach Events & Entertainment www.townofbethanybeach.com at 7:30 p.m. Airmen of Note🎷: Tonight - Air Force Memorial at 7:30 p.m. Saturday night - National Harbor at 7 p.m. Sunday evening - Fairfax County Park Authority Arts in the parks at Mason District Park at 7:30 p.m. Air Force Strings🎻: Saturday afternoon -Campbell Memorial Presbyterian Church at 1 p.m. (indoor) All of our performances are free and open to the public. Our outdoor performances are subject to weather cancellations. Please check back on our page or call our concert hotline at (703) 829-5483. Visit our website for more detailed information: https://www.music.af.mil/Bands/The-United-States-Air-Force-Band/Events/ Air Force District of Washington
OUTREACH | The USAF Band's Advancing Innovation through Music (AIM) program builds positive relationships with educational communities by enabling students of all ages to work side by side with Band members in small environments such as clinics and master classes, as well as in large scale assemblies. During an AIM concert, students will sit in with the USAF Band ensemble. Guest conductors are often featured, usually from the sponsoring educational institution. This type of interaction fosters a sense of inclusion and supports our efforts to build partnerships with the local community. Opportunities also exist for high school and collegiate band, orchestra and choral directors to visit The United States Air Force Band on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling with their students when visiting our nation’s capital. To request an AIM event at your school, or to visit us at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., please contact us at 202-767-5688.
ON TOUR | There are over 1.5 million veterans living in the state of Florida. We have 16 free performances this fall in the Sunshine State and we hope to personally thank every veteran as well as champion the many Airmen currently serving who hail from this amazing state. Starting with the U.S. Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants October 16-27, 2019 and finishing with the Airmen of Note November 7-12, 2019. Check our national tours link for dates/locations and ticket information: https://www.music.af.mil/Bands/The-United-States-Air-Force-Band/Events/National-Tours/ For those don't live in Florida, each tour targets a different region. In the spring of 2020 the U.S. Air Force Band will travel to Kentucky, West Virginia, Arizona, and California! VISIT FLORIDA Tyndall Air Force Base MacDill Air Force Base Eglin Air Force Base Hurlburt Field 45th Space Wing
Back To School | The school year is almost upon us but there is still time to create a lasting memory this summer with the special people in your life. Tomorrow on the base of the United States Capitol (west entrance) come rock with Max Impact starting at 8 p.m. Bring a chair, snacks, and most importantly your dancing shoes! See you there! Free in DC WTOP News **All summer concerts are subject to potential weather cancellations. Please check back on our pages or call our concert hotline at (703) 829-5483. (Video by Master Sgt. Grant Langford)
In order to perform hundreds of summer performances our team of audio engineers work extremely hard. They ensure that the sound you hear is perfectly balanced for each venue. Master Sgt. David Graves has 20+ years of experience working behind-the-scenes for the United States Air Force Band. Next time you come to a concert look for these flashing lights and say hello. #TroopThanks #KnowYourMil (Photo by MSgt Grant Langford)
The U.S. Air Force's premier rock band Max Impact and the United States Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team put on quite a show at the Air Force Memorial last night. Visitors gathered from all over the U.S. and beyond. Max Impact performed originals and crowd favorites. Have you come to a USAF Band performance? Tell us your favorite experience! #AmericasAirmen Joint Base Andrews Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Air Force District of Washington (Photos by MSgt Grant Langford)
Our 2019 Summer Concert Series continues this weekend with performances by Max Impact at the Air Force Memorial and National Harbor! Join the Premier Rock Band of the U.S. Air Force for an evening of pop, rock, country, and patriotic favorites. You might even catch some FREE giveaways. 😉 **All outdoor performances are subject to weather cancellation. Please check back for any updates or call our concert hotline at (703) 829-5483.
FUN FACT FRIDAY | The very first musicians to make up the United States Army Air Forces Band were a saxophonist, clarinetist, and a pianist! The Band was activated on September 24, 1941. Shortly thereafter, Colonel Leslie P. Holcomb arrived at Bolling Field to be the Air Base Group Commander. A graduate of West Point - The U.S. Military Academy and a saxophonist himself, Colonel Holcomb was excited about the possibility of coming by from time to time to sit in with The Band’s sax section. Much to his dismay upon his arrival, the band only had three enlisted members! The article pictured below states, “His saxophone made four in a completely unsatisfactory ensemble.” Fortunately, Colonel Holcomb found this condition “too irritating to accept passively,” and so he promptly engineered the appointment of Lt Alf Heiberg to be the leader of “this band of three.” By the time Colonel Holcomb left, the band was up to 60 members, which included six saxophone players from America’s leading dance bands. Pictured in the bottom left photo of the article is Colonel Holcomb, his wife, and Corporal Victor Hugo (a French Poodle and The AAF Band’s first mascot) enjoying the band in an outdoor concert. Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling