189th Airlift Wing receives an excellent in all they do

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  • By SrA Ian Caple
  • 189th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
The 189th Airlift Wing of the Arkansas Air National Guard announced on Dec. 11 that it had completed a week-long complia...nce inspection here by representatives from the Air Force's Air Education and Training Command and the Air National Guard Logistics Compliance Assessment Team. The inspection, which is a periodic review of unit's compliance with processes, procedures and regulations in their day to day operations, resulted in inspectors grading the 189th as "Excellent" with Air Force requirements.

"The 189th's rating of excellent should reinforce to the citizens of Arkansas that the Arkansas Air National Guard is a highly effective, nimble and fiscally responsible organization," said Col. Steve Eggensperger, commander, 189th Airlift Wing. "I'm very proud of our airmen."

The 80-member team of inspectors from units throughout the Air Education and Training Command units reviewed over a checklist of several thousand items involving every major office and shop within the wing.

Col. Ken Frollini, leader of the inspection team said, "The men and women of the 189th have set the bar high with every group exceeding the standard and achieving an excellent rating."

The 189th Airlift Wing is an Air Education and Training Command gained Formal Training Unit (FTU) charged with the mission to effectively train and qualify C-130 aircrew members in all crew positions, to perform combat airlift operations. In addition to the training mission, the wing maintains a deployment readiness posture which includes 401 personnel identified for worldwide deployment to perform expeditionary combat support missions.

The 189th trained over 300 students during 2012 for initial, mission qualification and instructor qualifications on the C-130 crew positions.