Excellent! <br> Keesler wows unit compliance inspectors

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  • By Brig. Gen. Andrew Mueller
  • 81st Training Wing Commander
Congratulations, Team Keesler! The "Excellent" rating in the Headquarters Air Education and Training Command Compliance Inspection validates something Chief Master Sgt. Lonnie Slater, our command chief, and I see everyday - our base is home to outstanding professionals who know their job and demonstrate excellence in doing their job. You should be extremely proud of our team and how we performed during this inspection. Our wing is highlighted as one of the best in AETC!

While this rating truly reflects the efforts of our entire team, more than 100 individuals were identified as professional performers by the inspection teams. In addition, our Food Service Quality Assurance Team, our Contracting Systems Team, our Integrated Defense Plan Development Team and our Modular Control Equipment Trainer Team and our Equal Opportunity Team were each highlighted as top professional performer teams by the AETC Inspector General.

Through all of the challenging exercise scenarios that tested our base last week, our outstanding 81st Security Forces Squadron and topnotch fire department and medical response teams passed every test, even through one of the most aggressive major accident response exercises I've seen. Our anti-terrorism force protection program was key to facilitating units across the installation to demonstrate the proper force protection measures and showcase our excellent base-wide force protection program.

In a separate, but equally important air traffic system evaluation program, our airfield operations were again rated "Excellent" by AETC's Inspector General team. An inspection conducted every 24 months designed to evaluate all components of our air traffic system on safety, compatibility and adequacy, the success of airfield operations is multi-faceted with coordinated efforts of civil engineering, the 81st Communications Squadron, air traffic control, airfield management, Federal Aviation Administration, safety office, weather office and many others.

Without a doubt, Team Keesler performed extremely well during these inspections and I am proud to be a member of the team which scored another "Excellent" inspection rating to add to Keesler's rich heritage. I invite each of you to join me Wednesday in the marina park where I look forward to recognizing our professional performers, our top teams and most of all, every member of Team Keesler for sustaining "Excellence" in the 81st Training Wing.