Logistics teams rated war-ready

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  • By Tyler Hemstreet
  • 62nd Airlift Wing Public Affairs
All the hard work Team McChord put into getting ready for the Logistics Standardization and Evaluation Program visit paid off Monday when the LSEP team certified McChord's logistics teams ready for war. 

Capt. Mary Lent, 62nd Maintenance Group, said there is a general sigh of relief the inspection is over. 

In the weeks leading up to the inspection, Captain Lent said the unit worked hard to get ready, so when the LSEP team arrived, they were ready. 

"It was about giving it a real hard look before the inspection to set our guys up for success," she said. 

The functional areas the LSEP evaluators looked at were quality assurance, aircraft maintenance, aerial port, supply, fuels, transport and maintenance training. 

The LSEP write-up said unit personnel "demonstrated exceptional professionalism, pride and dedication to their missions." The report also praised the positive attitude Team McChord displayed during the inspection and to the LSEP evaluators. 

Col. James Weber, 62nd Maintenance Group commander, said he was pleased with the effort his team displayed. 

"What a superb first impression," Colonel Weber said. "As the new guy on the block, I couldn't be any more proud to be part of this organization. Our combined maintenance teams put on an awesome demonstration of their diligence and technical expertise for the LSEP inspectors," he said. "[The LSEP inspectors] gave us one tough, but very fair inspection, and did us all a great favor by pointing out some areas that we will need to improve over the next weeks and months." 

LSEP outstanding performers

The following individuals were recognized by the Logistics Standardization and Evaluations Program team for their outstanding performance during the inspection: 

Staff Sgt. Jonathan Crone, 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
Staff Sgt. Kevin Ritchie, 62nd AMXS
Senior Airman Verl McCord, 62nd AMXS
Senior Airman Zachary Hoene, 62nd AMXS
Staff Sgt. Adam Swaim, 62nd Maintenance Squadron
Senior Airman Chris Pegram, 62nd MXS
Airman 1st Class Christopher Colorina, 62nd MXS
Staff Sgt. Ross Holmes, 62nd Aerial Port Squadron
Staff Sgt. Nicholas Watkins, 62nd APS
Senior Airman Ryan Hall, 62nd APS
Senior Airman George Parker, 62nd APS
Airman 1st Class Ryan Pappas, 62nd APS
Amanda Devine, 62nd APS
Senior Airman Paulino De Aviladiaz, 62nd Logistics Readiness Squadron
Senior Airman McKane Gilbert, 62nd LRS
Airman 1st Class Edelyn Avellanosa, 62nd LRS
Airman 1st Class William Colley, 62nd LRS
Airman 1st Class Hyo Oh, 62nd LRS
Jeffrey Doll, 62nd LRS