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  • U.S. Air Forces Central Band records song for Year of Culture

    Dana Al Fardan, Qatar's only female contemporary composer, records vocals during a recording session with the U.S. Air Forces Central Band Jan. 10, 2021, in Doha, Qatar. Al Fardan and the AFCENT Band collaborated on and recorded the song "Rising" for the Qatar-U.S.A. 2021 Year of Culture. (U.S. Air

  • The AFCENT Band is using music to touch hearts and soften boundaries

    If you get the opportunity to watch the Air Force Central Command Band in action, you need to do it. Their enthusiasm and passion for music is contagious. The transcendent quality of music, coupled with the excellence of the musicians that play it, is a powerful combination. Music has been used by

  • Melinda Doolittle and the AFCENT Band perform at Al Udeid

    Melinda Doolittle, an accomplished vocalist and top finisher on American Idol, prepares for a concert at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, May 25, 2017. Doolittle performed for service members deployed overseas, accompanied by the Air Forces Central Command Band. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Bradly

  • Al Udeid Airmen exemplify service, build relations

    AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar—For the last 15 years, the American School of Doha has upheld the tradition of hosting the annual ASD Friendship Festival and has routinely welcomed military personnel. This year was no different, allowing Airmen from Al Udeid AB to lend a helping hand at the event, Feb. 24.

  • AFCENT Band positively shapes host nation relations

    AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar—Capt. Justin Lewis, officer in charge of the U.S. Air Forces Central Command Band “Systems Go,” became the first Air Force band officer to conduct an honor band ensemble during the Middle East South Asia Conference, an academic and athletic conference consisting of six

  • "Starlifter" performs at Al Khor

    The United States Air Forces Central Command Band, Starlifter, performed for more than 300 Qatari students and faculty members for the first time at Qatar Academy-Al Khor, June 9. Ghada R. Bou Zeineddine, Qatar Academy-Al Khor director, said the performance was a breath of fresh air in these hot

  • “Hypersonic” jams at Japan School of Doha

    Nine members of the Air Forces Central Command's band, "Hypersonic," performed Japanese and American pop songs for more than 60 children, faculty and parents at the Japan School of Doha, Qatar, April 23, 2014. The band's mission, which is to promote troop morale, diplomacy and outreach to host