Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Wing successfully completes inspection

by Staff Sgt. Danielle Johnston
442nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs

10/23/2012 - WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Keeping in line with the wing's top priorities for the year, the 442nd Fighter Wing successfully completed the consolidated unit inspection, Oct. 16.

Receiving an overall grade of "satisfactory," several areas of the wing were noted for excellent performance and programs. Among the shops receiving exceptional performance reviews, were the 442nd Operations Group Aircrew Flight Equipment, 442nd Fighter Wing Judge Advocate General, 442nd FW Flight, Weapons and Ground Safety Programs and 442nd FW Public Affairs.

"Fantastic job," said Brig. Gen. Eric Overturf, 442nd Fighter Wing commander. "Especially considering everything this wing has been through in the last few years - operational readiness inspections, combat deployments, fighter group force structure changes, active association standup, personnel decrements and budget cuts.

"Please take time to congratulate and thank each other for all the hard work that went into these inspections, and celebrate! The inspectors gave us a tough evaluation and did not pull any punches, and you responded with hard work, positive attitudes and pride that comes with being the best A-10 wing in the world," he said.

Dozens of reservists were recognized by the inspector general as superior performers and for military bearing.

"This wing is the most professional group of people we've ever inspected," said Brig. Gen. John Mooney, inspector general team chief. "You all did an excellent job, and your programs were top notch."


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