Wing performs excellent on inspection, leaves commander pleased
By Airman 1st Class Anthony G. Agosti, 118th Wing Public Affairs
/ Published April 03, 2016
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Airmen at Berry Field Air National Guard Base should feel very proud, as they exemplified the core value of "Excellence in All We Do" during the latest Unit Effectiveness Inspection.
During the UEI, which happened March 17-21, many units and individuals from the 118th Wing really stood out and astounded the inspectors.
"Essentially the inspectors walked around and were very impressed," said Col. Keith A. Allbritten, commander of the 118th Wing. "They came here and saw the excellence I knew they would see."
Based on the number of top performers, outstanding teams, and the overall scope of the discrepancies, I'd estimate we finished in the top third of the ANG, said Allbritten.
Several units, such as cyber, intel, and wing chapel staff performed exceptionally well, said Allbritten, and he gives a lot of the credit from the successful inspection to the wing inspector general team.
"The inspection is really a grade for the wing IG team," said Allbritten. "A comment written in the report was that out of all the inspections they have done, this was the best they have seen to date."
The wing IG team also faced a new challenge, as they had to prepare the wing for a new kind of inspection system.
"The concept of the new inspection system is moving from hide and seek to show and tell," said Allbritten. "The new system is we open up every door, show all of our shortfalls, and show how we are trying to fix them; it was unlike anything we had ever seen."
Overall, the 118th Wing's performance in the UEI made Allbritten very proud of the Airmen here.
"We had a smile on our faces as (the inspectors) were leaving because we did very well," said Allbritten. "I'm proud to be the wing commander here, because of the folks that work here."