Airman First Class Hayden E. Johnson is a percussionist assigned to the United States Air Force Band of Flight, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He performs his musical duties as a percussionist with the unit's brass ensemble "Spirit of Freedom".
A1C Johnson was born and raised in Chambersburg Pennsylvania and began his undergraduate studies at the University of Georgia in 2018, where he was a student of Timothy K. Adams Jr. and Kimberly Toscano Adams. While a student at the University of Georgia, he worked as a freelance and session musician in the Athens - Atlanta region, appearing on 15 recordings from 2018 - 2022, as well as working as a private lesson and front ensemble instructor for high schools both in Georgia and Pennsylvania. In August 2022 he joined the Air Force and upon completion of Basic Military Training, he was assigned to the United States Air Force Band of Flight, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
2023 (Anticipated) Bachelor of Music Performance, University of Georgia, Athens GA
1. August 2022 - September 2022 - Basic Military Training, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
2. October 2022 - Present - Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Basic Military Training Honor Graduate Ribbon
Air and Space Training Ribbon
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman First Class August 9, 2022
(Current as of December 2022)