Grand Slam Wing rocks July Fourth

379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs

7/11/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — Service members deployed to the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing celebrated July Fourth participating in activities throughout the day culminating in a ceremony and rock concert in Memorial Plaza.

After posting the colors, a few words of motivation by Brig. Gen. Roger Watkins, the 379th AEW commander, and invocation by the wing chaplain, Col. Steven Keith, event band, The Ringers, put on a “show-stopping” performance putting the “Slam” in Grand Slam Wing.

The Ringers are a wedding and event band on tour from Minneapolis, Minn., and are back by popular request. After the first few songs, 379th AEW service members packed the stage, participated in a dance-off, and hung on every note until the band could play no more.

Grand Slam service members enjoyed music in genres ranging from Rock and Pop to Country and Rhythm and Blues with titles tailored for celebrating America’s freedom.

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Published by Benjamin W. Stratton

I'm a photojournalist traveling the world sharing what I experience along the way.

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