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** This event will be assigned seating. Reserved seating is accomplished at the time of ticket sale on this site.

**Please ensure you purchase and select seats all together at one time to ensure you elect to sit by whom you are attending the Ball with. If you do not reserve all parties seats at the same time, combined seating might not be available. (DV Seating will be predetermined and shaded out).

Join us for the 72nd Air Force Ball!

Presented by The Airlift/Tanker Association, Tony Jannus Chapter

We are pleased to announce that this year’s guest speaker is Gen Lori Robinson (Retired) USAF. Bio 

The Emcee for the evening is Ms. Debbie Lundberg, Leadership Coach and National Speakers Association Member & SSgt Christopher Williams

Social hour starts at 5:00 p.m. followed by dinner until 11:30 p.m. Enjoy a relaxing evening of jazz and cigars on the Franklin Terrace or drop it like it’s hot with DJ Papi in the ballroom. 


On-site childcare is available:

Purchasing Tickets:

When purchasing your ticket, your first guest will be the same price as you, unless they are Military their price will be determined by their paygrade.  Other guests tickets (friends or family) will be purchased at the full ticket price.

Purchasing Instructions

Hotel Rooms:

There is a room block given by the Hilton Downtown at the current (Per Diem) Government rate of roughly $120 given the day and government rate at the time of reservation.

Group Name is US Airforce Ball.  Group Code: USAIRF.

Hilton Tampa Downtown Reservation Link

This block of rooms is reserved until 14 September or until they are gone.


Military Members: Mess Dress/Semi-Formal.

Civilians: Formal.


Hilton Tampa Downtown
221 N. Tampa Street Tampa FL 33602
Phone: 813-222-4925


Valet parking will be provided by the Hilton: $14/daily or $24/overnight.

Self-parking: Complimentary parking is available at the Fort Brooke parking garage located at 107 N. Franklin St., Tampa, FL 33602. Please ensure to get your validated complimentary ticket PRIOR to paying at the time you park your vehicle. Look for the support detail members in the garage with the tickets.


by Moving Warriors Media

Professional Photo booth will open at 5:00. Please note that pre-paid photo packages are discounted.

Digitals will be available within 7 days. Prints will be shipped to personal residence for an additional $7 (paid on site) or can be picked up from your respective squadron 14 days after the Ball for Free.

For Questions or Concerns, Please contact the Photographer Matt Bilancia at 813-671-2891 or via email at

Pkg A – (2) 8x10s, (4) 5x7s, & 1 Digital image – $50

Pkg B – (1) 8×10, (2) 5x7s, & (2) 4x5s – $45

Pkg C – 1 Digital Image – $20

Add ons: Photo Retouching pre-order available here $15 per package.

Additional Add ons – Additional prints available on site with purchase of a package.


5:00 p.m. – Cocktail Hour
6:00 p.m. – Ballroom Opens
6:30 p.m. – Dinner Bell Chimed 1840 : Ceremony Commences
7:30 p.m. – Dinner Served
9:30 p.m. – Ceremony Concludes
9:30 p.m. – Dancing/Entertainment
11:30 p.m. – Event Conclusion

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