908th completes combined unit inspection earns 'satisfactory' and 'excellent' ratings


7/20/2012 - MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. -- More than 50 members of the 908th Airlift Wing were recognized as outstanding performers as the unit successfully completed a combined unit inspection June 20-26. The inspection, conducted by the Air Force Reserve Command Inspector General's office, evaluated the unit's compliance with the financial, legal and programmatic Air Force and Air Force Reserve instructions and regulations.

Lt. Col. Troy Vonada, 908th Airlift Wing's performance planner, said this was the first time the wing has undergone a combined unit inspection, bringing together a compliance inspection, logistics compliance assessment program and health service inspection into one event. He said it was a tough inspection reviewing more than 4,000 items across the unit.

Vonada explained the goal of the combined unit inspection is to create "white space" where units have predictable four-year cycles with two years between compliance and operational readiness inspections and deployments.

A team of subject matter experts from Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., conducted the inspections, as well as a team from Headquarters Air Force Inspection Agency for the health services inspections.

The 908th Airlift Wing received an overall "satisfactory" rating on the compliance inspection, and an "excellent" on the logistics compliance assessment program. The 908th Aeromedical Staging Squadron received a "satisfactory" rating in the health services inspection.

Following the inspection Brig. Gen. John J. Mooney III, Air Force Reserve Command inspector general praised the wing, stating the 908th had more outstanding performers identified by his team than any wing in recent memory.

"The wing was clearly prepared for the inspection with superb unit morale," he said. "You are truly a quality organization."

Col. Brett Clark, commander of the 908th, addressed the wing's Airmen following the inspection.

"I'm extremely proud of the effort, determination and talent you've displayed as we've prepared for and completed this inspection," he said. "Despite concerns about the wing's future, you continue to stand up and consistently deliver unmatched excellence. Today I can say without hesitation that you have deeply enriched our wing's legacy of high achievement."

Courtesy of the 908th Public Affairs Office