Master Sgt. Valentin Lukashuk is a trumpeter with the Concert Band, The United States Air Force Band, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C. Originally from Brest, Belarus, his career in the Air Force began in 2001.
From 1992 to 1994, Lukashuk attended James Madison University in Virginia. He then transferred to The University of Cincinnati, graduating in 1999 with a Bachelor of Music degree. His teachers include James Kluesner and Alan Siebert. Prior to joining the Air Force, he served as the assistant principal trumpet of the State Philharmonic Orchestra of Nizhny-Novgorod, Russia.