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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Alena Zidlicky, a vocalist and French Horn player with the United States Air Force Heartland of America Band, sings a solo at the 2015 “Sounds of the Season” holiday concert series held at Bellevue East High School on Dec. 12 in Bellevue, Neb.  The holiday concert series goes to several metro area schools over the two-week performance.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Josh Plueger) Heartland of America Band set to spread cheer for 31st straight year
The Offutt-based, 16-piece Heartland of America Band is scheduled to conduct 4 free holiday-themed performances in the local community starting Dec. 10 and ending Dec. 17, 2017.
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2017
Heartland of America Band members Tech. Sgt. Marshall Gentry and Senior Airman Sierra Bailey rehearse Nov. 15, 2016 at Offutt Air Force Base in preparation for the band's upcoming holiday concert series. The 16-piece band is scheduled to conduct four free holiday-themed performances in the local community starting Dec. 10 and ending Dec. 18, 2016.The series will kick-off with a performance Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. at the Glenwood Community High School Performing Arts Center in Glenwood, Iowa and is presented in partnership with the Glenwood-Opinion Tribune and the Glenwood Community School District. The band will perform again Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. at Bellevue East High School in Bellevue, Nebraska in the school’s auditorium and is presented in partnership with Suburban Newspapers. Information on how to get tickets for these free concerts will be posted soon on the band's website (www.heartlandofamericaband.af.mil) and Facebook page (search for USAF Heartland of America Band) as well as in ads in the Omaha World-Herald, Bellevue Leader and Glenwood Opinion-Tribune newspapers. 2016 Holiday Concert Series Marks Trigentennial Anniversary
Sledding at Memorial Park; ice skating in the Old Market; and prognosticating about which bowl game the Huskers play in are all longtime holiday traditions in Nebraska. This year also marks the 30th anniversary of another seasonal staple: the Offutt-based Heartland of America Band’s holiday concert series.
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2016
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Elbert Foreman Jr., a military working dog handler, meets with staff members of the Omaha Storm Chasers baseball team during a military appreciation game held at Werner Park, Papillion, Neb. on Aug. 7.  Foreman and his dog Rocky ceremoniously place the game ball on the mound for the evening’s game.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Josh Plueger) Storm Chasers show Military Appreciation
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Elbert Foreman Jr., a military working dog handler, meets with staff members of the Omaha Storm Chasers baseball team during a military appreciation game held at Werner Park, Papillion, Neb. on Aug. 7. Foreman and his dog Rocky ceremoniously place the game ball on the mound for the evening’s game. (U.S. Air Force photo
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2016
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The Department of Veterans Affairs will formally dedicate the new Omaha National Cemetery in a ceremony at 10 a.m.2 Friday, Aug. 5 at the SumTur Amphitheater in Papillion, Nebraska. The ceremony at SumTur is open to the public and will include the unveiling of the dedication plaque. During the ceremony, the U.S. Air Force Heartland of America Band
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2016
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Gerard Birkenmeier, a guitarist from the U.S. Air Force Heartland of America Band, rehearses prior to the concert at Aurora Public Schools on April 13, 2016, in Aurora, Neb. These Airman musicians represent more than 325,000 Air Force professionals around the world who protect and defend America’s freedoms. (U.S. Air Force photo by Zachary Hada) Offutt’s Raptor Band reaches out to local students
The U.S. Air Force Heartland of America Band’s Raptor ensemble took to the stage on April 13 at Aurora Public Schools to perform a concert for middle and high schoolers in Aurora, Neb. Raptor,  a rock band that consists of two vocalists, keyboard, guitar, drums and bass. Each of the musicians is a full-time, active-duty member of the Air Force with
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2016
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