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The 110th Airlift Wing “Knights in Blue” singing group out of Battle Creek Air National Guard Base, Mich., was selected to sing “God Bless America” at the World Series on Sunday night in Detroit. Their rendition of the song has since gone viral, and not in a particularly good way, with some commenters saying the performance was embarrassing. The Michigan National Guard says the group has performed at air shows, parades, minor league hockey games and many Memorial Day and Veterans Day programs. Earlier in the series, Staff Sgt. Dan Olivas of the Air Force Band of the West and…

Talk about your professional service. More than 20 airmen from Joint Base Andrews, Md., were served lunch by members of the NBA’s Washington Wizards at a downtown steakhouse in Washington on Oct. 22. The airmen were invited as a part of the Wizards’ 3rd Annual Salute to the Stars, according to an Air Force news release. Emeka Okafor, John Wall, Jordan Crawford, Shelvin Mack and rookie Bradley Beal, along with Wizards assistant coach Sam Cassell, a retired All-Star and owner of three championship rings, and Washington Bullets alum Phil Chenier served a three-course meal to those who serve as a…

The Air Force’s new sports motto: Go Hurricanes? Earlier this week, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., announced it will award a sole-source, firm-fixed price contract to the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes, stiffing the NHL’s other American teams. The contract includes the following provisions: –          Five minutes of advertising on the advertising boards, along with one PA announcement, at the Hurricanes’ home ice. –          One table on the concourse –          One autographed team stick –          One 18-person suite –          One conference room for an hour-long presentation –          A logo on the team’s website. No word on if the other services plan to support…

Former Air Force Falcons standout Chad Hall put together 20 of the Philadelphia Eagles 391 yards in last night’s 17-10 win over the New York Giants. The Eagles activated Hall from the practice squad last Wednesday after star receiver Jeremy Maclin was injured. Hall told the Eagles’ website that the game helped him get his feet back. “It felt great. We got the W and there is no better feeling than that. I got back in the groove and it felt good to help,” said Hall. “They gave me pretty much the same package as last year — a little…

This photo moved on the wire this week. It was military appreciation day at the Century Link Field in Seattle over the weekend and, a C-17 from the 446th Airlift Wing out of Joint Base Lewis McChord did a flyover before the Seahawks beat the Ravens. Also at the game, Staff Sgt. Angie Johnson of the Air National Guard band Sidewinder performed the National Anthem. Sidewinder will disband as the result of restructuring in the Guard. (See my story here.) Video after the jump.

Getty photo Here’s a promotion that is … interesting. At this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup series race at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama, malt beverage maker Jeremiah Weed is offering free permanent tattoos for race fans. The designs include a NASCAR driver’s signature and a malt beverage can. For each tattoo, Jeremiah Weed will donate $100 to the Air Force Enlisted Village. Fans who decide to go through with it will be taken to “a local tattoo parlor approved by the Alabama State Health Board.” So if you’ve been waiting for the perfect time to get a tattoo of No. 17…

Well it’s about that time again: Time to get pumped up for the Air Force-Navy football showdown this weekend. Last year’s game saw Air Force beating Navy 14-6. It was preceded by a classic spirit video. It’s an elaborate production for a group of cadets. How and why did they have the time to choreograph a four-minute dance video? Who knows. But in the spirit of the video and the weekend’s battle royal, Go Air Force, Beat Navy.

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