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    AFCENT Band plays at Camp Arifjan

    AFCENT Band plays at Camp Arifjan

    Photo By Spc. Maximilian Huth | U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Brian Galaviz, the guitarist for the U.S. Air Forces...... read more read more

    CAMP ARIFJAN, KUWAIT

    05.03.2021

    Story by Spc. Maximilian Huth 

    U.S. Army Central   

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait - The U.S. Air Force Central Band performed a concert sponsored by the Morale, Welfare, and Recreation program on the Zone 6 Stage at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, playing remixes, mash-ups, and multiple covers of songs for Soldiers on May 4, 2021.

    The band itself, Full Spectrum, native to Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, plays a large variety of music when touring. Their sets can contain up to 50 songs, including rock, pop, funk and hip hop.

    Air Force Master Sgt. Jordan Kimble, the noncommissioned officer in charge of the AFCENT Band, spoke about being able to perform live once again.

    “Yesterday was actually our first gig in over a year because of COVID,” he said, referencing the concert the day prior. “A lot of what we do has been online, so yesterday was the first time this band played for a live audience, and the energy and the excitement has just been awesome. It’s really great to play live music again.”

    Kimble was not the only one excited for live music again. Army Sgt. Tony Hosey, a combat medic with the 114th Field Artillery Regiment, also enjoyed the return to normality.

    “It’s a breath of fresh air really,” he said. “It’s tough to feel so isolated all the time, and when you can’t hang out with your good friends, or at least not closely how you used to be able to, it’s nice how things are slowly getting back to normal.”

    The performance was not only meant to showcase the talent of its band members; many of the songs played included well known bands, such as Jet, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Weeknd, Guns ‘n’ Roses, and many more.

    “When we play for troops, especially deployed troops. Really what we’re trying to do is to make it feel like home,” Kimble said. “We hope when you’re at the concert, it’s like a summer in the park series, and you’re just back at home enjoying some good music, and just kind of forgetting about everything else for those two hours.”

    The AFCENT Band is stationed near Doha, Qatar, and provides a friendly sound and face for the U.S. Military by playing at embassies, military functions, and many other events.

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    Date Taken: 05.03.2021
    Date Posted: 05.05.2021 13:13
    Story ID: 395655
    Location: CAMP ARIFJAN, KW 

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