Technical Sergeant Jordan Kimble, a native of Griswold, CT, serves as a bassist for the USAF Heritage of America Band. TSgt Kimble earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Keene State College in 2008. While studying in New Hampshire, he studied under such renowned tutelage as Scott Mullett (Woody Herman) and Don Baldini (Frank Sinatra).
In addition to performing on bass and vocals, TSgt Kimble has booked the band on many prestigious tv shows, and events such as: Conan O’Brien, the 2017 MLB ALCS, Baltimore Ravens halftime show, NASCAR, and performed and booked performances with Grace Potter, Jimmy Vivino, Joe Bonamassa, Billy Currington, and ZZ Top.
While stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, TSgt Kimble had the pleasure of performing for local Alaskans in small remote villages on a regular basis successfully presenting a positive image of the USAF through music.
PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION
2013 Airman Leadership School
1. Offutt AFB, NE August 2009- July 2011
2. Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK July 2011- August 2013
3. Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA September 2013-present
2010 Heartland of America Band, Communication Excellence Airmen of the Year
2013 John L. Levitow Award, Airman Leadership School
2016 Heritage of America Band, NCO of the Year
2017 ACC/PA Team of the Year
Air Force Commendation Medal, first oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal, second oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Unit Award
AF Organizational Excellence Award
AF Good Conduct Medal, first oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal
Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
AF Longevity Service
USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon
AF Training Ribbon