Altus Airman wins pharmacy technician of the year Published July 2, 2019 By Airman 1st Class Breanna Klemm 97 AMW Public Affairs ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Stacie Hamilton, a pharmacy flight chief assigned the 97th Medical Group, won the annual Leadership Pinnacle Senior Technician of the Year Award, May 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. The purpose of this award is to recognize the most outstanding senior pharmacy technician throughout the Air Force each year. The award encompasses leadership, training and career development throughout the career field. Hamilton proved to excel in these categories helping her earn the title of the best in the Air Force. “The continual process improvements we’ve made at the pharmacy over the last year has helped tremendously,” said Hamilton. “We had constant advancements and upgrades to the facility, which bring us forward and help us focus on patient health and safety.” The Annual Leadership Pinnacle Senior Technician of the Year Award is a very competitive award. One of the many requirements for application is a minimum of 15 years’ time-in-service within the pharmaceutical career field. This factor alone put Hamilton up against Master and Senior Master Sergeants throughout the Air Force. Hamilton was notified she had won the award in May of 2019, but will not actually receive the award until the Pharmacy Convention held at the end of October. “I was really excited when I found out I had won,” said Hamilton. “I really thought that the work I do here, day-to-day, is just my usual work. It is really nice to know that somebody somewhere, or a team somewhere, is recognizing that we do work really hard every day.” Hamilton and the Airmen of the 97th MDG pharmacy strive for excellence in patient care for the Mighty 97th. From labeling prescriptions to counting patient medication, every job is essential and all efforts put into the job do not go unnoticed. This award, along with many others keep proving that the Airmen at Altus Air Force Base excel in all they do and are constantly mission ready.