A popular band from Offutt Air Force Base returns to the Davies Amphitheater Sunday evening for a free concert.
Night Wing is the country/rock showcase group of the United States Air Force Heartland of America Band stationed at Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue. Night Wing honorably represents more than 329,000 Air Force professionals around the world who diligently watch over the skies protecting and defending all those who cherish freedom.
Night Wing first deployed as part of the Desert Band, the only Air Force musical unit deployed throughout the entire area of responsibility during Operation Desert Shield. In March 2006, Night Wing again deployed to the desert in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. Their mission was to take a message of support to our troops who work tirelessly to defend the cause of freedom for those who are forced to live under oppression. They logged over 75 hours in the air covering 24,000 miles while performing 37 concerts in 15 performance days.
While deployed, Night Wing also did many impromptu acoustic performances in out-of-the-way places such as construction sites, flight lines, guard gates, maintenance hangars; anywhere they could find. Their tireless efforts lifted the spirits of our military members with special performances, bringing uplifting messages of American support to our brothers and sisters in arms so far from home.
Night Wing recently had the honor and pleasure to share the spotlight with country music legends Neil McCoy and Jo Dee Messina.
Heartland of America Band musicians are full-time active duty members of the Air Force and have gone through Basic Military Training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.
The group’s touring area encompasses an eight-state region covering 680,000 square-miles—the largest geographical area of any regional stateside Air Force Band. States included are Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. Each group member has an administrative duty that directly supports the operation of the Heartland of America Band.
Sunday evening’s show in Glenwood begins at 7 p.m.