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  • 80 years of service ends on a final note

    After more than 80 years of military service through music, the final note has been played for Peoria’s Airmen musicians. The 566th Air Force Band had a diverse career, playing for governors’ inaugurations, Tuskegee Airmen, wounded veterans, deployed locations and retirement ceremonies all around

  • Band Airman uses skillset to honor dying veterans

    It was in Afghanistan during a 2012 deployment when Tech. Sgt. Carrie Gatz saw her civilian and military careers overlap at Bagram Airfield's hospital. The Air National Guard Band of the Midwest instrumentalist and her ensemble had just finished performing an acoustic set at the nurse's station when