Air Force Airman first class Edward R. Richter graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Richter completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. He also earned four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Richter is a 2007 graduate of Tokay High School. He is the son of Nancy and Donald Richter, of Stockton.