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Airman 1st Class James Nufer

Airman First Class James E. Nufer is a Regional Band Apprentice assigned to the United States Air Force Band of Flight, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.  He performs his musical duties as a trumpeter with the unit’s brass ensemble, “Spirit of Freedom.”  Additionally, he also serves as organization defense travel administrator, vehicle control officer liaison, and works in the band publicity and publications shop.
 
Airman Nufer entered the Air Force in January 2020 following a career as a freelance musician. Upon completion of Basic Military Training in March 2020, he was assigned to the United States Air Force Band of Flight.
 
EDUCATION
2009 Bachelor of Music Degree, Trumpet Performance, Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin
2011 Master of Music Degree, Trumpet Performance, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
 
ASSIGNMENTS
1. March 2020 – present, Regional Bandsman, USAF Band of Flight, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio

 
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Air Force Training Ribbon
 
OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
2021 Air Force Band of Flight Airman of the Quarter, April-June
 
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman Basic January 14, 2020
Airman First Class March 13, 2020
 
Current as of July 2021