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Technical Sergeant Ben Huseby

Technical Sergeant Ben Huseby is a Trombonist, Vocalist, Section Chief of Publicity, and serves as NCOIC of “Final Approach” with the Band of the Pacific - Asia, Yokota Air Base, Japan.  Originally a native of Powers Lake, North Dakota, his Air Force career began in 2011.

Upon completion of Basic Military Training in 2011, TSgt Huseby was assigned to the Heartland of America Band at Offutt AFB, NE.  In 2013, he transitioned to the United States Air Forces in Europe Band at Ramstein Air Base, Germany where he served as a Music Director and Assistant Director of Operations.  After 5 years in Germany, TSgt Huseby relocated to the Band of the Golden West at Travis AFB, CA where he served as NCOIC of the rock band Galaxy, and Section Chief of Publicity.  In 2023, he moved to his current position with the Band of the Pacific – Asia at Yokota Air Base, Japan.

TSgt Huseby is a 2007 graduate of Minot State University, ND, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education, graduating Cum Laude.  In 2010, he received a Master’s Degree in Music Education and Bass Trombone from Indiana University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.  In 2007, he won the Concerto competition at Minot State University and was a semi-finalist for the 2011 Zellmer-Minnesota Orchestra competition.  His primary teachers have been M. Dee Stewart, Carl Lenthe, Joseph Alme, and Dr. Shelley Smithwick.



2007 - Bachelor's Degree in Music Education, Minot State University, Minot, ND

2010 - Master's Degree in Music Education/Bass Trombone, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

2015 – Associate’s Degree in Music, Community College of the Air Force

2015 – Airman Leadership School, Ramstein AB, Germany

2016 – German Certificate, University of Maryland University College

2019 – NCO Academy, Keesler AFB, MS



1. October 2011 - July 2013, USAF Heartland of America Band, Offutt AFB, NE

2. July 2013 - September 2018, USAFE Band, Ramstein AB, Germany

3. September 2018 – January 2023, USAF Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB, CA

4. January 2023 – present, USAF Band of the Pacific – Asia, Yokota AB, Japan



1.  Air and Space Commendation Medal, 1 device

2.  Air and Space Achievement Medal

3.  Army Achievement Medal

4.  Air and Space Organizational Excellence Award

5.  AF Good Conduct Medal, 3 devices

6.  Air and Space Recognition Ribbon

7.  National Defense Service Medal

8.  Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

9.  Humanitarian Service Medal

10. Air and Space Overseas Service Ribbon Long

11.  Air and Space Longevity Service, 2 devices

12.  USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon, 1 device

13.  Air and Space Training Ribbon 



USAF Heartland of America Band, Airman of the 2nd Quarter, 2012

USAF Heartland of America Band, Airman of the Year, 2012

Air Combat Command Public Affairs, Airman of the Year, 2012

USAFE Band, Airman of the 2nd Quarter, 2015

USAFE Public Affairs, Airman of the 2nd Quarter, 2015

Distinguished Graduate, Ramstein Airman Leadership School, 2015

USAFE Band, Musician of the 1st Quarter, 2016

USAFE Band, Airman of the 2nd Quarter, 2016

USAFE Public Affairs, Airman of the 2nd Quarter, 2016

USAFE Band, NCO of the 3rd Quarter, 2016

USAFE Public Affairs, NCO of the 3rd Quarter, 2016

United States Air Force Public Affairs, Musician of the Year, 2017

Colonel Finley R. Hamilton Outstanding Military Musician Award, 2018

Distinguished Graduate, Mathies Noncommissioned Officer Academy, 2019

PACAF Action Officer of the 4th Quarter, 2023



Airman First Class 14 October 2011

Senior Airman 16 December 2013

Staff Sergeant 1 August 2015

Technical Sergeant 1 July 2018