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Airman 1st Class Austin Pierce

Airman First Class Austin Pierce is a native of Williamsburg, VA. He received his Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies at the University of North Texas. In November of 2018, Airman Pierce joined the Air National Guard Band of the Southwest in Fort Worth, TX. After 1 year of service with the Air National Guard, Airman Pierce auditioned for the active duty Air Force Regional Bands. Once accepted, he was assigned to the Band of the West. In his spare time, Airman Pierce likes to run, work out, and teach drum set/percussion. 


2018: Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies, Magna Cum Laude, University of North Texas 


May 2019 – July 2019, Student, Basic Military Training, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas 

July 2019 – August 2019, Follow-on Training, Band of the West, JBSA-Lackland, Texas 

August 2019 – March 2020, ANG Band of the Southwest, Fort Worth, Texas

March 2020 – Present, Band of the West, JBSA-Lackland, Texas 



Air Force Training Ribbon 
National Defense Service Medal 
Basic Training Honor Graduate Ribbon 
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal 


Airman First Class – 05 July 2019