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Master Sergeant Rebecca Packard is a vocalist with Raptor, an ensemble of the United States Air Force Heartland of America Band, Offutt AFB, Nebraska. In addition to her musical duties, Sergeant Packard serves in the band operations section.
Sergeant Packard was born in Cape Girardeau, Miss. She joined the military in 1995 as a vocalist for the 530th AG Band at Dobbins AFB. Sergeant Packard entered active duty in December 2001. She spent 7 years at Lackland AFB, Texas where she was a vocalist for various groups including the rock band, concert band and jazz band. In April 2008, Sergeant Packard deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kyrgyzstan where she had the honor of entertaining the troops.
1991 Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Theater Education, University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.
2006 Airman Leadership School, Lackland AFB, Texas
2012 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Keesler AFB, Miss.
1. December 2001 - September 2008, vocalist, USAF Band of the West, Lackland AFB, Texas
2. October 2008 - September 2011, vocalist, USAF Band of the Pacific, Yokota AB, Japan
3. September 2011 - present, vocalist, USAF Heartland of America Band, Offutt AFB, Neb.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:
Airman First Class December 5, 2001
Senior Airman April 5, 2004
Staff Sergeant April 1, 2006
Technical Sergeant July 1, 2010
Master Sergeant August 1, 2017
(Current as of August 2017)