Team McChord ready for ORI

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  • By Col. Kevin Kilb
  • 62nd Airlift Wing commander
I cannot think of a more fitting way to recognize the exemplary effort the wing has put forth leading up to our Operational Readiness Inspection then, Airlift Excellence ... Right here ... Right now! 

After all, we've been focusing on bringing our best to this inspection ... we've worked hard refining and improving our procedures while processing priority cargo and preparing our Airmen to quickly deploy and survive and operate in a hostile environment. 

In other words, we've been accomplishing Airlift Excellence and continue to do so ... Right here ... Right now! 

Together with our partners from the 446th Airlift Wing and 319th Air Refueling Wing, this ORI represents an opportunity for us to shine as the Air Mobility Command inspectors will see first hand our phenomenal ability to move people and cargo anywhere around the globe at a moment's notice. 

Once our Airmen arrive in the simulated combat zone, I have no doubt they will continue to impress with their ability to quickly set up and defend a bare base, all while keeping a razor sharp focus on the mission. 

As we move through the inspection, stay focused on the task at hand, be safe and know that I am extremely proud of all of you and the work you do every day. 

You are the best combat airlifters around and represent the best trained Air Force in history ... this ORI will be yet another validation of the level of excellence you bring to the fight.