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Technical Sgt. Felita LaRock, a vocalist for the U.S. Air Forces Central Command band, “Systems Go,” sings, while Technical Sgt. James Smith on bass guitar plays for service members New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, 2013, in Southwest Asia. LaRock, a native of Newark, Ohio, and Smith, a York, Pa., native, are deployed here from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, home of the “Systems Go” band. This AFCENT band performs a wide variety of hit songs from genres such as jazz, pop, rock and country, providing a high energy atmosphere raising joint and coalition morale. During the holidays, the AFCENT band performed 40 shows in 30 days reaching an audience of 5,700 service members throughout the Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Maj. Nicole David)

UNDISCLOSED LOCATIION - Service members assigned to the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia celebrated the New Year with festivities, entertainment and the raising of a New Years Eve ball.

Members of the 379th Expeditionary Force Support Squadron handed out party favors and food throughout the evening as DJ Babey Drew, star of the VH-1 show Love and Hip-Hop Atlanta, deejayed and introduced the other performers. Comedienne Eliza Sherzinger, winner of NBC's Last Comic Standing competition, brought her brand of humor. The Farm, a country music band performed prior to the raising of the ball at midnight. Soon after the New Year was celebrated The Farm and DJ Babey Drew entertained until 2 a.m.


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Date Taken:01.03.2014

Date Posted:01.03.2014 07:07

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