572nd Air National Guard Band of the South Retires its Colors
134th Air Refueling Wing
Video by Staff Sgt. Brandon Keys
March 2, 2024 | 0:55
The 572nd Air National Guard Band of the South cased its colors in a formal ceremony held March 2, 2024 at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, Knoxville, TN.

For over 50 years Band of the South Airmen utilized the power of music to stir hearts, both home and abroad, and foster a deep appreciation of the United States Air Force and its legacy.

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