The United States Air Force Band of Flight provides quality music and entertainment for a wide variety of official military, recruiting, and community relations events.
The United States Air Force Band of Flight is one of twelve bands in the Air Force and one of two assigned to the Air Force Materiel Command. As one of the oldest bands in the Air Force, The Band of Flight has an unbroken record of service since its formation and shares with only The United States Air Force Band, Bolling AFB DC, the distinction of having remained at its original location for its entire history.
The band was activated on 24 September 1942 at Patterson Field (later Wright-Patterson AFB), Ohio as the 361st Army Air Force Band. Between 1942 and 1948 the Band was redesignated three times: as the 661st Army Band, then as the 661st Army Air Force Band, and finally as the 661st Air Force Band on 2 January 1948, not quite four months after the Air Force became a separate branch of service. The band was redesignated as The Air Force Band of Flight in 1991.
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USAF Band of Flight Mission & Vision
The mission of The United States Air Force Band of Flight is to deliver world-class musical products that inspire emotions, create positive impressions and communicate information according to Air Force objectives for the defense of the United States of America.
To achieve that mission, the Band of Flight has the vision of being a first-class Air Force organization performing strategically designed musical missions -- planned, packaged and delivered with precision.
The United States Air Force Band of Flight endeavors to:
Enhance Airman morale, esprit de corps, and retention.
Encourage young men and women to serve in the Air Force.
Increase public awareness and understanding of the armed forces and the mission, policies and programs of the Air Force, enhancing public trust and support.
Strengthen the reputation of the Air Force as a good neighbor and as a respected professional organization charged with part of the responsibility for national security.
Band of Flight
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