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USAFE Band to perform at Kosovar independence celebration, visit NATO troops

Release Number: 010218

The United States Air Forces in Europe Band will perform at the 10th anniversary of Kosovar independence celebration on Feb. 17 in Pristina, Kosovo.

“We’re honored to have the opportunity to play at this special event,” said Lt. Col. Don Schofield, USAFE Band commander, who will accompany approximately 15 musicians on the trip. “Performances like this provide an opportunity to build on U.S.-Kosovo relations by strengthening mutual understanding and cultural appreciation through people-to-people engagements, partnerships and friendships.”

While in Kosovo, the band will also visit U.S. and coalition troops at Kosovo Force, known as KFOR, a NATO-led international peacekeeping force which has been in the country since 1999.

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