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Guam rocks out with Air Force Tops in Blue

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  • By Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes
  • 36 Wing Public Affairs
Arrive in Guam, check. Set up stage, check. Rock the house, check. Members of the U.S. Air Force entertainment group, Tops in Blue, performed Nov. 29 at the University of Guam Field House, Guam.

Tops in Blue are the expeditionary entertainment unit of the Air Force, avision created by retired Col. Al Reily in 1953. For more than 58 years they have entertained military and civilians worldwide. The traveling component is made up of 30 to 45 enlisted military members selected for their musical, theatrical and technical talents.

"This year we are showcasing our 'Rhythm Nation,' world tour to more than 20 countries, with close to 140 performances in a 10 month span that include Air Force and Joint Military Bases," said Staff Sgt. Rosalyn Moody, Tops in Blue vocalist from the 436th Aerial Port Squadron, Dover AFB, Del.

Tuesday night, more than 750 Guam residents, military members and dependants cheered as the Tops in Blue gave an energetic, visual and musically striking performance. The "Rhythm Nation," theme is made up of music from the early 1900's to today's hit songs. Throughout the performance members of Tops in Blue walked among the crowd to interact with dance and serenades.

"My daughter was very happy she was serenaded, and as a mom with a son in the National Guard, they did an extra ordinary job for us parents and we appreciate everything they have done," said Barbara Ignacio, a Guam resident.

This was the first time Tops in Blue performed in the local community. From the audience's reaction and words, this is one performance that will be remembered for quite some time.

"Tops in Blue are amazing, never thought in a million years how awesome they would be," said Staff Sgt. Steve Easter, 36th Wing Equal Opportunity.

Ending the show with the warm goodbye, members proceeded to tear down the stage and lighting. After their stop in Guam, Tops in Blue will travel to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam AFB, Hawaii, and continue their tour.

For more information concerning performance schedule, auditions or ideas for Tops in Blue visit www.topsinblue.com.