560th Band Returns From Deployment
By Capt. Sandy Smock, 141ARW/PA
/ Published September 21, 2009
21 September 2009 -- On July 11, after a one month deployment overseas, WingSpan, an elite 10 member rock band ensemble which is a part of the Air National Guard Band of the Northwest, returned. The purpose of military band deployments is to improve the morale of United States and coalition troops through engaging and interactive musical performances. The Band performed 10 concerts in Iraq, Kuwait and Qatar. Each audience consisted of between 50 to 350 military members. With the completion of this tour, more than 1000 troops were entertained while serving.