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Staff Sergeant Gary Jones

Staff Sergeant (SSgt) Gary Jones  is a Trombonist with the Heritage of America Band, Langley AFB. He currently plays for Concert Band and Rhythm in Blue. Originally from Sayville, NY, his Air Force Career began in 2015.

SSgt Gary Jones is a 2013 graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in applied music. His teachers include John Marcellus, Matthew Vaughn, Eric Carlson, Per Brevig, and Michael Powell.  SSgt Jones is currently the trombonist in the Kyodai Brass Quintet.

EDUCATION
2013 Bachelor's in applied music, Eastman School of Music
2014 additional studies, Temple University

ASSIGNMENTS
1. Sep 2015 - Mar 2022, USAF Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB, CA
2. Mar 2022 - present, USAF Heritage of America Band, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman 1st Class Sep 2015
Senior Airman Jan 2018
Staff Sergeant 01 Aug 2019

(Current as of March 2022)