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Technical Sergeant Krista M. Joyce
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Technical Sergeant Krista Joyce joined the United States Air Force Academy Band, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, in September 2011. She currently performs as vocalist with The Falconaires, the Protocol Jazz Combo and the Concert Band.

Sergeant Joyce joined the United States Air Force in August of 1996. After completing basic military training, she was assigned to the Band of the Air Force Reserve, Robins AFB, Georgia where she performed on keyboard and vocals with the protocol pop group High Flight as well as the Concert Band and The Jazz Ensemble. In 2002, she was assigned to the United States Air Forces in Europe Band where she was the featured vocalist with The Ambassadors and Check Six jazz ensembles. After departing Germany in 2005, Sergeant Joyce joined the United States Air Force Heartland of America Band, Offutt AFB, Nebraska where she performed with The Noteables jazz ensemble, the pop groups Raptor and Night Wing as well as the Concert Wind Ensemble. In 2008 she deployed with Raptor to Southwest Asia in support of US troops and coalition forces. During her USAF career, Sergeant Joyce has had the opportunity to travel to nearly every State in the U.S. as well as various countries spanning five continents. She's had the opportunity to perform with many respected musicians such as Celine Dion, Lee Greenwood, Lonestar, Crystal Gayle, Restless Heart, Lari White, Ricochet, Melba Moore, Wycliffe Gordon, Michael Abene, to name a few. She has also performed for Presidents Barak Obama and George Bush Sr., The Prince of Wales, The Queen of Denmark, as well as numerous ambassadors and military leaders.

Sergeant Joyce began college at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, Texas where she studied Music Education. She later transferred to Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas where she completed her Bachelor of Music Education degree. She afterward taught middle school and high school choir in De Queen, AR before joining the US Air Force.

EDUCATION:
1990 - High School Diploma, Harleton High School, Harleton, TX
1995 - Bachelor of Music Education, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, AR
2002 - Airman Leadership School, Robins AFB, GA
2011 - Associate in Applied Science, Music, Community College of the Air Force
2012 - Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Peterson AFB, CO

ASSIGNMENTS:
1. September 1996 - May 2002, Band of the USAF Reserve, Robins AFB, GA
2. May 2002 - June 2005, USAF in Europe Band, Sembach AB, Germany
3. June 2005 - August 2011, USAF Heartland of America Band, Offutt AFB, NE
4. September 2011 - Present, USAF Academy Band, Peterson AFB, CO

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with gold border

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS:
Distinguished Graduate Award, Airman Leadership School
Diamond Sharp Award

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:
Airman First Class - 7 Aug1996
Senior Airman - 7 Dec 1998
Staff Sergeant - 1 Nov 2001
Technical Sergeant - 1 Aug 2010

(Current as of Apr 2013)

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