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The 1st Cavalry Division Band has a smaller band, the Mother of All Bands, which travels around Eastern Afghanistan playing a variety of music for the troops. Soundbite includes SPC. Chris Rettig - Guitarist/Vocalist, Hometown: Dafiance, OH. SGT. Jordan Armstrong - Guitarist/Vocalist, Hometown: Zionsville, IN., and SSG. Gary Blasczienski - Senior HR Sergeant, Unit: Mother of All Bands, 1st CAV Division Band, Unit Hometown: Fort Hood, TX. Produced by SGT. Rachel Badgeley. Also available in High Definition.


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This work, Music Boosts Morale in Afghanistan, by SGT Rachel Badgeley, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:02.9.2012

Date Posted:02.24.2012 2:25AM

Category:Package

Video ID:138180

VIRIN:120209-A-LO980-001

Filename:DOD_100331475

Length:00:02:05

Location:KHOWST PROVINCE, AFGlobe

Hometown:ANCHORAGE, AK, US

Hometown:DEFIANCE, OH, US

Hometown:FORT HOOD, TX, US

Hometown:ZIONSVILLE, IN, US

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