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Staff Sergeant James Nufer

Senior Airman James E. Nufer is assigned to the United States Air Force Band of Flight, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.  He performs his musical duties as a trumpeter with the unit’s brass ensemble, “Spirit of Freedom.” Also, he serves as organization defense travel administrator, and the Spirit of Freedom operations representative. 
 
Airman Nufer entered the Air Force in January 2020 following a career as a freelance musician. Upon completion of Basic Military Training in March 2020, he was assigned to the United States Air Force Band of Flight.
 
EDUCATION
2009 Bachelor of Music Degree, Trumpet Performance, Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin
2011 Master of Music Degree, Trumpet Performance, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
 
ASSIGNMENTS
1. March 2020 – present, Regional Bandsman, USAF Band of Flight, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio
 
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
AF Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Meda
Humanitarian Service Medal
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Rifle)
Air and Space Training Ribbon

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
2021 Air Force Band of Flight Airman of the Quarter, April-June
2021 Air Force Band of Flight Airman of the Quarter, October-December
2022 Air Force Band of Flight Airman of the Quarter, January-March
2022 Air Force Band of Flight Airman of the Quarter, October-December

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman Basic January 14, 2020
Airman First Class March 13, 2020
Senior Airman May 14, 2022
 

(Current as of January 2023)