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​SrA. Misty A. Richmond. Courtesy photo via AFA.

SrA. Misty A. Richmond is one of the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2019, an award recognizing airmen for superior leadership, job performance, community involvement, and personal achievement over the preceding 12 months. The 12 Airmen of the Year will be formally recognized at AFA’s Air, Space & Cyber Conference Sept. 16-18 in National Harbor, Md.

Duty Title: Public Health Technician

Organization: 52nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron, Spangdahlem AB, Germany

Home of Record: Blue Creek, Ohio

SrA. Richmond managed the preventative health assessment program for 21 units, reviewing 1,800 medical records, validating 21,600 requirements.  Her efforts led to a 99.4 percent compliance rate, culminating in the 52nd Medical Group earning the number one rating in the command.  Additionally, as the group’s liaison for Trident Juncture, she readied 321 members, validated 4,000 individual medical requirements enabling 209 joint sorties, vital to the execution of the United States and North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s largest exercise since the Cold War.  Furthermore, SrA. Richmond completed a food-vulnerability assessment, evaluating 360 security items, identifying five concerns, and safeguarding a $65 million food supply.  Finally, she completed 30 credit hours and upheld a 4.0 grade point average, making the Dean’s List and earning her Community College of the Air Force degree.