Thunderbolt of the Week

Staff Sgt. Kristyn Richardson 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit Plans and Scheduling Assistant NCO In Charge Hometown: Kitty Hawk, N.C. Years in service: Six Family: Husband, Bradley; parents, Bill Dobney and Lynn Jones; and sister, Beth Education: Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice at Park University Previous assignments: Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C.; Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar; Kunsan AB, Republic of Korea Inspirations: Anyone who believes that what they are doing is for the greater good Goals: To finish my criminal justice degree Greatest feat: Buying my first house Self-description: Driven, hardheaded and will fight to the death if I know I am right Famous last words: “If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.” Anna Quindlen Off-duty interests: Spending time with family, friends and playing tennis Commander’s comments: “Sergeant Richardson came to the 61st AMU and filled the position of NCO in charge of the plans and scheduling shop at a time when it was only 50 percent undermanned,” said Lt. Col. Fredrick Plaumann, 61st AMU commander. “She hit the ground running, made an immediate positive impact and has never looked back. During her tenure, her expertise and energetic can-do attitude have guaranteed top-notch maintenance planning and flying schedule support and have made her a valuable asset to her unit and Team Luke. Her professionalism and drive are second to none, and she exemplifies the Air Force core values. She’s recently been selected to move up to the 56th Fighter Wing Planning and Scheduling office, where I know she will be a force multiplier.”

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