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123rd Airlift Wing passes five higher-headquarters evaluations during 8-day Consolidated Unit Inspection

Tech. Sgt. Billy Martin, an inspector from the Air Mobility Command Office of the Inspector General, observes maintenance procedures being performed by Airman 1st Class Trey Morlatt, a vehicle maintenance technician for the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Logistics Readiness Squadron, during an inspection at the 123rd Airlift Wing in Louisville, Ky., May 18, 2013. The wing underwent a multi-disciplinary Consolidated Unit Inspection from May 15 to 22. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Vicky Spesard)

Tech. Sgt. Billy Martin, an inspector from the Air Mobility Command Office of the Inspector General, observes maintenance procedures being performed by Airman 1st Class Trey Morlatt, a vehicle maintenance technician for the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Logistics Readiness Squadron, during an inspection at the 123rd Airlift Wing in Louisville, Ky., May 18, 2013. The wing underwent a multi-disciplinary Consolidated Unit Inspection from May 15 to 22. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Vicky Spesard)

Master Sgt. Carlos Smith, an inspector from Air Mobility Command, discusses inventory labeling procedures with Master Sgt. Andrew Bush of the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Logistics Readiness Squadron during an evaluation of the 123rd Airlift Wing supply warehouse in Louisville, Ky., May 19, 2013. The wing underwent a multi-disciplinary Consolidated Unit Inspection from May 15 to 22. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Vicky Spesard)

Master Sgt. Carlos Smith, an inspector from Air Mobility Command, discusses inventory labeling procedures with Master Sgt. Andrew Bush of the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Logistics Readiness Squadron during an evaluation of the 123rd Airlift Wing supply warehouse in Louisville, Ky., May 19, 2013. The wing underwent a multi-disciplinary Consolidated Unit Inspection from May 15 to 22. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Vicky Spesard)

Tech. Sgt. Kristin Kelly, cyber transport technician for the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Communications Flight, examines the 123rd Airlift Wing’s base network infrastructure with Master Sgt. Kyle Bunn, an inspector from Air Mobility Command, as part of a Consolidated Unit Inspection at the Louisville, Ky., wing May 19, 2013. The unit underwent the multi-disciplinary inspection between May 15 and 22. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Vicky Spesard)

Tech. Sgt. Kristin Kelly, cyber transport technician for the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Communications Flight, examines the 123rd Airlift Wing’s base network infrastructure with Master Sgt. Kyle Bunn, an inspector from Air Mobility Command, as part of a Consolidated Unit Inspection at the Louisville, Ky., wing May 19, 2013. The unit underwent the multi-disciplinary inspection between May 15 and 22. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Vicky Spesard)

KENTUCKY AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The 123rd Airlift Wing successfully completed its first Consolidated Unit Inspection here May 22, passing all five evaluations conducted by officials from the National Guard Bureau and Air Mobility Command.

"You are an awesome team," the wing commander, Col. Warren Hurst, told unit members during an inspection out-brief held in the Base Annex. "You've done an outstanding job, and I want to thank you for all the hard work and the additional hours that you put in preparing for these inspections.

"You did this among budget cuts and pending furloughs. We didn't stop deployments, we didn't stop going out on exercises, and you had to figure out how to balance all this with a new inspection program."

More than 100 inspectors descended on the base to examine a broad range of wing functions during the eight-day review, executing five different evaluations: an Environmental, Safety and Occupational Health Compliance Assessment Management Program, or ESOHCAMP; a Logistics Compliance Assessment Program, or LCAP; an Aircrew Standardization Evaluation Visit, or ASEV; an Airfield Operations Compliance Inspection, or AOCI; and a wing-wide Compliance Inspection that covered 10 additional graded areas.

Those areas were personnel and services; intelligence; operations and plans; logistics and installation/mission support; information dominance; the surgeon general; information protection; contracting; financial management; and public affairs.

Hurst noted that AMC inspectors recognized dozens of Airmen for exceptional performance and identified several wing programs as benchmarks of excellence.

"I am extremely pleased and proud of your performance all across the board," he said.

CUIs represent a new approach to inspections by combining what previously would have been multiple self-contained evaluations staged at different times.