Staff Sergeant Salina Cruz is a vocalist with the Band of the Pacific-Asia. She also serves as the unit’s supply clerk. Originally from Portland, Oregon, her Air Force career began in 2014 as a Public Health Technician. In 2016, she earned her Associate’s Degree in Public Health from the Community College of the Air Force. In 2018 she graduated from Trident University School of Medicine, Cypress, CA, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences.
2016 Associate’s in Public Health Community College of the Air Force
2018 Bachelor’s in Health Sciences Trident University Los Angeles, Calif.
1. Feb 2014 – Oct 2017, 60th Aerospace Medical Squadron, Travis AFB, Calif.
2. Oct 2017 – Feb 2021, Band Of The Golden West, Travis AFB, Calif.
3. Feb 2021 – Present, Band Of The Pacific, Yokota AB, Japan
AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
AF Commendation Medal
AF Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Unit Award
AF Outstanding Unit Award with one oak leaf cluster
AF Good Conduct Medal with one oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
AF Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
AF Longevity Service
AF Training Ribbon
EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION
Airman First Class February 4, 2014
Senior Airman June 4, 2016
Staff Sergeant September 1, 2022
(Current as of February 2023)