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Staff Sergeant Josh Deal

Staff Sergeant Joshua Deal is the audio engineer and recording specialist of the Greatlanders jazz band. He has been stationed with the Band of the Pacific since May 2009. Previously he was assigned to the Band of Flight at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.

SSgt Deal grew up in Franklin Park, IL, just west of Chicago. He entered the Air Force in September 2003 after graduating from Bowling Green State University, Ohio, with a BM in Ethnomusicology.

As an audio engineer with the Band of the Pacific, SSgt Deal has performed recently for President Obama's visit to Elmendorf AFB, and for the Korean Air Force's 60th Anniversary. SSgt Deal has also deployed to the Middle East, performing for military and civilian groups, lifting moral and spreading community relations for the United States Air Force. In recognition of his hard work, SSgt Deal been awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal, the Air Force Achievement Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, and Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon.

In his free time SSgt Deal puts much effort into keeping his 1968 Ford F100 truck in top operating condition.