from Courtesy of Air Force District of Washington Public Affairs
2/13/2012 - WASHINGTON -- New recordings of The U.S. Air Force Song are available for use in official military ceremonies. The new recordings, one with vocals and one instrumental-only, respect the original character, lyrics and melody of the song, but are designed to promote more successful performances of our service song by military members around the world.
"Our traditional Air Force song remains the same," said Lt. Col. Daniel Price, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs. "We simply standardized the tempo with a longer lead-in and other fine-tuning designed to provide a more user-friendly version for our Airmen around the world. The previous version was written in a higher key, which made it difficult for many people to sing along. The new version fixes that problem."
As of Feb. 6, the old recordings have been removed from the Air Force Portal and the new recordings posted in their place under "Air Force--Sights and Sounds--Air Force Song (Instrumental) and Air Force Song (Choral)."
Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs requests that all Air Force Bands, the Air Force Public Affairs Agency, and any other USAF or DOD organization with recordings of the USAF Song posted on their organizational sites replace the old versions with the new.
Any questions may be directed to Senior Master Sgt. Jessica Wheeldon at SAF/PA via e-mail or at (703) 695-0019/DSN 225-0019.