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Lane Community College
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
U.S. Air Force Band to perform at LCC Ragozzino Hall on March 13

image of “The Commanders” on stageTRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The Commanders Jazz Ensemble from the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West will present a free concert on Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 at the Lane Community College Ragozzino Performance Hall, and will deliver an exciting performance not to be missed! Ragozzino Performance Hall is located at 4000 East 30th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon 97405, and the concert will begin at 7:00 p.m.

A component of the US Air Force Band of the Golden West, The Commanders Jazz Ensemble carries on the American musical tradition of the great big bands, yet offers much beyond the big band sound. This energetic group of highly-trained professional musicians, formed from 18 active duty Airmen, delivers the full gamut of jazz music - traditional jazz, cool, bop, swing, Broadway favorites, and patriotic music. The members of the Commanders are all professional Air Force musicians working in support of Air Force and Air Mobility Command official military recruiting and community relations objectives.

Performances are family-friendly and open to the public. For ticket information, visit the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West website:

About Air Mobility Command
Air Mobility Command was activated June 1, 1992, with headquarters at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, and is one of 10 major Air Force commands. AMC is comprised of a Total Force effort to execute Rapid Global Mobility and enable Global Reach – the ability to respond anywhere in the world in a matter of hours. This is accomplished through AMC’s four core mission areas – Airlift, Air Refueling, Air Mobility Support and Aeromedical Evacuation. AMC also provides support to the nuclear enterprise. Airlift provides the capability to deploy U.S. armed forces anywhere in the world within hours and help sustain them in a conflict. AMC also supports presidential and senior leader airlift. Air Refuelers are the backbone of Global Reach, increasing coalition and U.S. aircraft’s range mid-air. Aeromedical evacuation ensures the wounded warriors get the care they deserve and today have sustained the survival rate of 97 percent. In addition to enabling the force to respond to an enemy attack and sustain operations, Rapid Global Mobility brings humanitarian supplies and assistance to those in need who may live in austere locations. For more information go to

About Travis Air Force Base:
Travis is comprised of our host unit, the 60th Air Mobility Wing, along with the 621st Contingency Response Wing, the 349th Air Mobility Wing and more than 50 partner organizations, with more than 26,000 Travis active duty, reservists and civilian employees assigned. The 60th Air Mobility Wing is the largest air mobility organization in the Air Force with a versatile fleet of C-5M Super Galaxy and C-17 Globemaster III cargo and KC-10 Extender refueling aircraft. As the host unit of Travis Air Force Base, the wing controls more than $11 billion in total resources and handles more cargo and passengers than any other military air terminal in the United States. Travis is the West Coast terminal for aeromedical evacuation aircraft returning sick or injured patients from the Pacific area. For more information, go to

About the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West
The United States Air Force Band of the Golden West is dedicated to engaging communities and building partnerships, telling the Air Force story, honoring military heritage, enhancing morale for uniformed service members, and recruiting the finest Americans to serve in the United States Air Force. The Band of the Golden West is proud to represent the excellence of Air Mobility Command and the 680,000 Airmen in over 130 career fields serving around the world, protecting our freedoms and delivering hope to those in need. This concert is our way of saying thank you for your continued support to the men and women of the Armed Forces, at home and abroad. For more information, go to or

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Lane Community College educates over 25,000 students annually at six locations across Lane County and online. Students and alumni from all 50 states and 79 countries create more than an $850 million dollar impact on the local economy, helping to support more than 13,000 local jobs. Lane provides affordable, quality, professional technical and college transfer programs; business development and employee training; academic, language and life skills development; and lifelong personal development and enrichment courses.