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TSgt Joanne Griffin

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Technical Sergeant Joanne Griffin performs as a vocalist with The Band of Flight located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.  In addition to her musical duties, Sergeant Griffin serves as the Noncommissioned Officer-in-Charge (NCOIC) of the Publicity team for this unit.


Sergeant Griffin, a native of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, has been performing professionally for over 20 years. During this time, she has performed at Coney Island in Cincinnati, OH, Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN, traveled to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico where she was a part of the entertainment team at the Royal Solaris Hotel and worked several years at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay as a singer. She has enjoyed singing with several bands and duos in Florida and St. Louis, MO. She was also a production singer aboard the Carnival Imagination where she toured the Western Caribbean for 7 months.

Sergeant Griffin joined the Air Force on September 27, 2011 and immediately following her graduation from Basic Training, started working with the rock band, Starlifter at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. She then joined the rock group, Pacific Trends, stationed at Yokota Air Base, Japan.  Now she is a proud member of the Air Force Band of Flight rock band, Flight One.

EDUCATION

2003 Bachelor of Fine Arts Musical Theatre Degree, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, Kentucky
2016 Airman Leadership School, Yokota Air Base, Japan
2018 Master of Arts, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, Illinois

ASSIGNMENTS

December 2011 - July 2014, USAF Band of Mid-America, Scott AFB, IL
October 2016 - February 2017, AFCENT Band, Al Udeid AB, Qatar
July 2014 - July 2018, USAF Band of the Pacific, Yokota AB, Japan
July 2018 - Present, USAF Band of Flight, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Air Force Achievement Medal with Two Oak Leaf Clusters
Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with One Oak Leaf Cluster
Air Force Good Conduct Medal with One Oak Leaf Cluster
National Defense Service Medal
Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War On Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Overseas Ribbon Long
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon with One Oak Leaf Cluster
Air Force Professional Military Education Graduate Ribbon
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon with Gold Star
Air Force Training Ribbon

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Airman First Class: 25 November 2011
Senior Airman: 27 January 2014
Staff Sergeant: 1 April 2016
Technical Sergeant: 1 February 2020