Airman First Class Stephen Spink performs as a trumpet player with the United States Air Force Heartland of America Band, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. In addition, he serves in the unit’s Administration section.
Originally from Lafayette, Colorado, Airman Spink earned a Bachelor of Music in Trumpet Performance from Baylor University in Waco, TX where he studied with Wiff Rudd, Mark Schubert, and Alex Parker. While at Baylor, he was a member of the Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz Ensemble, as well as a brass quintet, small Jazz Band, and trumpet ensemble.
Prior to joining the Air Force, A1C Spink worked as a freelance performer and teacher in the Waco and Dallas, TX areas, performing with a variety of ensembles, including brass quintets, jazz bands, pit orchestras, and the Waco Symphony Orchestra. Recently, he also toured the Southeastern United States and recorded an album with his folk/jazz band “Medicine Man”.
2019- Bachelor of Music, Trumpet Performance, Baylor University, Waco, TX
October 2019- Present, USAF Heartland of America Band, Offutt AFB, Neb.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
USAF Basic Military Training Honor Graduate
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
Air Force Training Ribbon
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:
Airman First Class: 13 Aug 2019