179th Employee Honored As AF Civilian Employee Of The Year

  • 2/21/2019 11:50:13 AM
  • Tyler Warner
  • Local News

MANSFIELD - Emily A. Bachman, 179th Airlift Wing Airman and Family Readiness Program Manager, was honored by the Air National Guard as the Air Force Civilian Employee of the year for 2019.

The award seeks to recognize the outstanding achievements made by Air Force civilian appropriated fund employees. Once nominated, candidates are evaluated on different criteria including the nature of the achievement, the impact of the achievement, and the development of techniques or procedures that increase mission effectiveness. Bachman was honored as the winner of the Air National Guard portion of the award. She will move on and continue to compete against winners from other branches of active duty and national guard to try and earn the title of overall Air Force Civilian Employee of the Year, to be announced later this year.

Bachman's main responsibility is to help improve quality of life for servicemen and their families as well as promoting readiness and resiliency within the Air National Guard family.

Bachman used her position to set up events that would affect 1,400 airmen and their families. Events focused on sexual assault prevention, volunteerism, morale and team building, stress management techniques, community and personal relationship building and more. Bachman also met with members regularly to consult and advise them on financial hardship, employment, relocation, retirement, relationships, and family outreach, as well as providing Yellow Ribbon and deployment support for members and families. 

Bachman has been both a military member and a military spouse, serving Active Duty Army as a Dental Assistant before leaving the service to raise her daughter and earn a Master's Degree.

In 2018, Bachman sent out 115 Christmas stockings to deployed members around the world. She also helped get over $30,000 to military families in financial hardship last year. Additionally, she helped establish holistic fitness classes including yoga and painting, all aimed at stress management education with a goal of maintaining complete mission readiness.

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