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Communicate: the third pillar of the USAF Band of the West

By Senior Airman Daniel N. Thrower
United States Air Force Band of the West

As an Airman, I have communicated to active duty personnel, veterans and civilians in ways that military members at large will never do. A politician or statesman may be an extraordinary keynote speaker, but a two-striper enlisted musician experiences countless unique missions connecting with audiences using the “universal language” of music.

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Inspire: The second pillar of the USAF Band of the West

By Senior Airman Daniel N. Thrower
United States Air Force Band of the West

Part of the Airman’s Creed states, “I am faithful to a proud heritage, a tradition of honor and a legacy of valor.” These qualities instill a bigger picture of what it means to be an Airman and a member of the uniformed services in general. Any person can inspire others, and many of our nation’s service members do, including its musicians.

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