Master Sergeant (MSgt) Kelly Longmire, a native of Durham, North Carolina, serves as an oboist for the USAF Heritage of America Band. MSgt Longmire earned a Bachelor of Music degree as well as an Advanced Performance certificate from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, in 2007. She then attended the Hartt School of Music in Hartford, CT, where she obtained her Master of Music degree in 2010. During this time, MSgt Longmire studied with Bo Newsome and Humbert Lucarelli.
MSgt Longmire has performed with numerous ensembles throughout her career. She was a featured soloist with the Hartt Independent Chamber Orchestra with whom she performed Tomaso Albinoni's Concerto in d Minor for oboe and strings in November 2009. MSgt Longmire was also a featured soloist on the premier of Jeff Scott's, Baile Si Quiere, for woodwind quintet and concert band, which was commissioned for the Band of the Air Force Reserve's 2012 Florida Tour.
While serving in the Band of the Air Force Reserve, MSgt Longmire performed for the Armed Forces Radio Network's "Holiday Notes from Home" and Independence Day broadcasts with notable artists Wynonna Judd, Josh Turner, Clay Walker, Little Big Town, and Lee Ann Womack. These productions were broadcast to 177 countries worldwide and reached 60 million homes, promoting morale and support for troops and their families.
2013 Airman Leadership School
1. Sep 2010 - Jun 2013, Robins Air Force Base, GA
2. Jun 2013 - present, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman 1st Class 22 Jun 2010
Senior Airman 22 Oct 2012
Staff Sergeant 01 Mar 2015
Technical Sergeant 01 Feb 2019
Master Sergeant 01 Feb 2023
(Current as of March 2023)