Air National Guard Airman First Class William S. Richman graduated recently from the Utilities Systems Apprentice Course at Sheppard Air Force Base, in Wichita Falls, TX.
The course is designed to train students in water processing, analysis, operating principles of water treatment plants, maintenance of water and waste water, fire suppression and backflow prevention systems and components; and maintenance and repair of water supply, waste, fuels and natural gas systems.
The training included monitoring systems operation to ensure efficiency and compliance with safety and environmental regulations for hazardous materials; performing inspection, recurring maintenance and seasonal overhaul on systems and components; troubleshooting malfunctions and removing, repairing and replacing defective components; and modifying equipment for specific missions or to increase efficiency.
Richman is the son of Leticia Richman, of Churubusco.
His wife, Amanda, is the daughter of Neil Sloffer, of Roanoke.
Richman is a 2007 graduate of Carroll High School in Fort Wayne.