Band of Mid-America performs at St. Louis Arch for Air Force's 70th birthday

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The Gateway Arch stretches 635 feet toward the sky while Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Friedman, Band of Mid-America musician, clings cymbals together during the Air Force 70th anniversary concert, St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 30, 2017. The band provided a concert at the St. Louis Gateway Arch in celebration of September’s 70th Anniversary of the U.S. Air Force. The concert highlighted the importance of community and families in the success of today's military. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jodi Martinez)

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As the night sky falls behind the Gateway Arch, attendees make their way home following the U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America concert, St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 30, 2017. The band provided a concert at the St. Louis Gateway Arch in celebration of September’s 70th Anniversary of the U.S. Air Force. The concert highlighted the importance of community and families in the success of today's military. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jodi Martinez)

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The St. Louis Gateway Arch reflects off the U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America’s instruments during their live performance, St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 30, 2017. The band provided a concert at the St. Louis Gateway Arch in celebration of September’s 70th Anniversary of the U.S. Air Force. The concert highlighted the importance of community and families in the success of today's military. Quality of life and quality of service are two topics Everhart has been addressing within Air Mobility Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jodi Martinez)

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Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, Air Mobility Command commander, is joined by his grandson, Andy, 3, for the playing of the national anthem by the Band of Mid-America, St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 30, 2017. The band provided a concert at the St. Louis Gateway Arch in celebration of September’s 70th Anniversary of the U.S. Air Force. The concert highlighted the importance of community and families in the success of today's military. Quality of life and quality of service are two topics Everhart has been addressing within Air Mobility Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jodi Martinez)

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The U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America plays next to the Mississippi River as a cargo ship floats by, St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 30, 2017. The band provided a concert at the St. Louis Gateway Arch in celebration of September’s 70th Anniversary of the U.S. Air Force. The concert highlighted the importance of community and families in the success of today's military. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jodi Martinez)

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Members of the community watch the Band of Mid-America concert from the stairs leading to the Gateway Arch, St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 30, 2017. The band provided a concert at the St. Louis Gateway Arch in celebration of September’s 70th Anniversary of the U.S. Air Force. The concert highlighted the importance of community and families in the success of today's military. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jodi Martinez)

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Members of the audience laugh after taking a selfie during the U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America concert at the Gateway Arch, St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 30, 2017. The band provided a concert at the St. Louis Gateway Arch in celebration of September’s 70th Anniversary of the U.S. Air Force. The concert highlighted the importance of community and families in the success of today's military. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jodi Martinez)

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Senior Airman Alena Zidlicky, U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America musician, laughs during BOMA’s concert celebrating the Air Force’s 70th anniversary, St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 30, 2017. The band provided a concert at the St. Louis Gateway Arch in celebration of September’s 70th Anniversary of the U.S. Air Force. The concert highlighted the importance of community and families in the success of today's military. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jodi Martinez)

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