RAPTOR is the country/rock showcase group of the United States Air Force Heartland of America Band. Its music stretches from the Top 40 pop & country hits of today to popular rock-n-roll classics. Whether for a military function, community concert or a school assembly, RAPTOR inspires audiences to increased patriotism through its unique vocal blend and amazing musicianship while raising awareness of our expeditionary Airmen serving around the globe. Members of RAPTOR have deployed in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. Their mission was to deliver a message of support to our troops who work tirelessly to defend the cause of freedom. Their efforts lifted the spirits of our military memebers with special performances, bringing inspiring messages of American support to our brothers and sisters in arms so far from home. Members of RAPTOR have performed with prominent artists including Chuck Mangione, Mel Torme, Ray Charles, Louie Bellson and The Miracles. RAPTOR honorably represents more than 325,000 Air Force professionals around the world who diligently watch over the skies protecting and defending all those who cherish freedom. We hope you afford us the opportunity to share the messages of excellence, sacrifice, courage and commitment of our brave men and women…the deployed Airmen of the United States Air Force.