U.S. military leadership, USAFE Band honor 75th WWII Operation Halyard anniversary, perform outreach in Serbia

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At the request of the U.S. Embassy-Belgrade, the United States Air Forces in Europe Band, along with a U.S. delegation of leadership from U.S. Air Forces in Europe - Air Forces Africa, U.S. Special Operations Command-Europe, and the Ohio Air National Guard, will attend the 75th anniversary of the Halyard Mission, Sept. 15, 2019, in Pranjani, Serbia.


The event commemorates the 1944 launch of Operation Halyard, the largest rescue mission of downed American and allied Airmen in history. The band will also perform in Belgrade and the local community of Pranjani.


These performances celebrate the U.S. and Serbia's partnership and provide an opportunity to strengthen mutual understanding and cultural appreciation through people-to-people engagements, partnerships, and friendships