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Master Sergeant Rachel Wilson

TSgt Rachel Wilson, a native of Colorado Springs, CO, serves as a vocalist with the USAF Heartland of America Band.  Prior to joining the U.S. Air Force, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education from Colorado State University-Pueblo in 2006.

TSgt Wilson began her career with The Band of the Golden West at Travis AFB, CA.  From there, Sergeant Wilson has enjoyed many assignment opportunities in Germany, Virginia, Texas, Colorado, and Hawaii.

In 2008, 2010, and 2013, Sergeant Wilson deployed to Southwest Asia as a member of the Air Force Central Command Band.  She had the privilege of supporting various military operations by performing for service members and local communities in Qatar, Iraq, Afghanistan, UAE, Oman, Africa, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Kyrgyzstan.  While assigned to the United States Air Forces in Europe Band, Sergeant Wilson performed for a variety of military and civilian audiences in support of USAF partnership-building initiatives in over 16 European and Asian nations.  While assigned to the USAF Heritage of America Band, TSgt Wilson had the distinct privilege of representing the Armed Forces during a vocal quartet performance of “God Bless America” at the 2013 World Series Game 6 at Fenway Park.

Sergeant Wilson is proud to serve with her fellow Airmen in support of the Air Combat Command mission.  She comes from a proud military family and is grateful for the opportunities the Air Force has provided for her and her family.


2006 Bachelor of Arts, Music Education, Colorado State University-Pueblo, Colorado

2010 Airman Leadership School, Ramstein AFB, Germany

2010 Associates in Applied Science, Music, Community College of the Air Force, Alabama

2021 Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii


Jun 2006 – Aug 2006 USAF Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, TX

Aug 2006 – Apr 2009 USAF Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB, CA

Apr 2009 – Sep 2012 US Air Forces in Europe Band, Ramstein AB, Germany

Sep 2012 – Feb 2014 USAF Heritage of America Band, Langley AFB, VA

Feb 2014 – Mar 2016 USAF Band of the West, Lackland AFB, TX

Mar 2017 – Oct 2018 USAF Academy Band, Peterson AFB, CO

Oct 2018 – Aug 2022 USAF Band of the Pacific, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI

August 2022 – Present USAF Heartland of America Band, Offutt AFB, NE


Air Force Meritorious Service Medal

Air Force Commendation Medal

Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal


2007 Airman of the Year, USAF Band of the Golden West
2007 Public Affairs Award for Communications Excellence, AMC Outstanding Band Airman

2010 John Levitow Award, Airman Leadership School


Airman First Class 20 June 2006
Senior Airman 20 April 2008
Staff Sergeant 1 May 2010

Technical Sergeant 1 Aug 2019

Current as of August 2022