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Technical Sergeant Ainsley DeWitt

TSgt Ainsley DeWitt serves as a vocalist for the Band of Flight.

TSgt DeWitt joined the Air Force in 2011, and was assigned to the Band of the West, Lackland AFB, where she served as a Trombonist. In 2015, she was first assigned to the Band of Flight, Wright-Patterson AFB, where she served as a Trombonist and Operations Representative and was awarded a secondary AFSC as a vocalist.  In 2017, she deployed as part of the AFCENT Band in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, during which she performed in Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, and Afghanistan.

During her assignment to Yokota Air Base, Tokyo, Japan, TSgt DeWitt performed as a vocalist with the USAF Band of the Pacific and traveled across Japan as well as internationally to Korea, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Okinawa, and Indonesia in support of the INDOPACOM mission.  In 2022, she became the Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of the AFCENT Band and led her team in support of Operations Inherent Resolve and Spartan Shield.  During this deployment, her team performed at the FIFA World Cup, a live Fox Sports Veterans’ Day broadcast, and the Bahrain International Air Show, as well as supported troops deployed to Kuwait, UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan.

Originally hailing from Corpus Christi, TX, TSgt DeWitt graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Trombone Performance from Baylor University and pursued a Master’s Degree in Music Performance from Southern Methodist University.  In addition to her academic pursuits, TSgt DeWitt studied with renowned artists Brent Phillips, Alex Parker, John Kitzman, Per Brevig, and Joseph Alessi.

2010 Bachelor of Music Performance, Baylor University, Waco TX
2011 [one year toward] Master of Music Performance, Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX
2016 Airman Leadership School, WPAFB, OH
2020 Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Virtual (Yokota AB)

2022 Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education, Virtual

1. September 2011 – March 2015, Trombonist, AF Band of the West, Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX
2. March 2015 – August 2018, Trombonist/Vocalist, AF Band of Flight, Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH
3. August 2018 – April 2023, Vocalist, AF Band of the Pacific-Asia, Yokota AB, Japan
4. April 2023 – present, Vocalist, AF Band of Flight, Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH
Air and Space Commendation Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster
Air and Space Achievement Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters
Humanitarian Service Medal
2016 ALS Academic Achievement Award
2017 NCO of the Year, AF Band of Flight
2022 Team of the Year, AF Band of the Pacific
Airman First Class: September 27, 2011
Senior Airman January 27, 2014
Staff Sergeant December 1, 2016
Technical Sergeant January 1, 2021

(Current as of July 2023)