McChord readies for LSEP inspection

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  • By David Kellogg
  • 62nd Airlift Wing Public Affairs
After months of preparation and countless hours of training, McChord’s maintenance, logistics and aerial port squa-drons are ready to wow the Logistics Standardization and Evaluation Program inspectors visiting here Monday through Aug. 7, according to base officials. 

The LSEP team, which consists of approximately 40 individuals, will evaluate how well McChord’s logistics and maintenance units perform different tasks to ensure uniform job performance and compliance with established standards, said Capt. Mary Lent, 62nd Maintenance Group quality assurance officer in charge and 62nd Airlift Wing LSEP project officer. 

The inspectors are going to grade Team McChord on two basic things: Was the job performed safely and was it performed using the applicable technical orders, Air Force instructions, major command directives and local operating instructions, said Captain Lent. For instance, maintenance personnel will be graded on how safely and “how by the book” they generate an aircraft, she said. 

The LSEP inspection, which comes to McChord every 18 months, will examine not only active duty and Reserve Airmen, but civilians too, said Dave Jeska, 62nd Aerial Port Squadron air transportation standardization evaluation program manager.
Col. James Weber, 62nd Maintenance Group commander, said he believes the maintainers and the logistics personnel from the 62nd APS and 62nd LRS will perform extremely well for the inspection. 

“What gives me great confidence is the thoroughness I’ve seen in the preparation made by both the mission support group and the maintenance group,” Colonel Weber said. 

“As a former LSEP team chief, I can tell you the devil is in the details. When you couple this with the level of support Col. [Jerry] Martinez has thrown behind the effort to get the entire base focused on the inspection — both active duty and our Reserve colleagues — you can’t help but be excited about our prospects for a great showing.”