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Congratulations to the 179th Airlift Wing for "Excellent" CUI Rating

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  • By Capt. Nicole L. Ashcroft
  • 179AW Chief of Public Affairs
Despite many uncertainties, the men and women of the 179th Airlift Wing have once again shown their tradition of excellence by receiving an overall Consolidated Unit Inspection (CUI) rating of "Excellent" after undergoing six days of thorough compliance inspection by the Air Mobility Command Inspector General.

This inspection is a periodic review of unit's compliance with processes, procedures and regulations in daily operations. The 70-member team of inspectors from units throughout the Air Mobility Command reviewed checklists of several thousand items involving every major office and shop within the wing, primarily evaluating ten Major Graded Areas (MGAs) which included: Manpower, Personnel and Services; Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance; Operations, Plans and Requirements; Logistics, Installations and Mission Support; Information Dominance; Surgeon General; Administration; Acquisition; Public Affairs; and Financial Management.

Each Major Graded Area was graded via a five-tier structure with the potential to be rated either; unsatisfactory, marginal, satisfactory, excellent or outstanding. This resulted in the following 5-tier ratings of the179th Airlift Wing 10 Major Graded Areas: 4 Excellent and 6 Satisfactory. These combined Major Graded Areas were key contributors for inspectors rating the 179th Airlift Wing as "Excellent" with Air Force requirements.

"The 179th's rating of excellent should reinforce to the citizens of Ohio that the Ohio Air National Guard is a highly effective, nimble and fiscally responsible organization," said Col. Gary A. McCue, Commander, 179th Airlift Wing. "I'm very proud of our Airmen."

Additionally there were three team awards and nine individual performers recognized.

Air Mobility Command (AMC) Inspector General Team Chief, Col. Andrew J. Molnar said, "I think today in Mansfield, Ohio we have front page news. It is truly phenomenal, the excellent grade that you've been awarded today that was earned at the compliance level." He continued, "Celebrate the day because we didn't give earned it. But your mission is changing and our nation needs you to continue to lead, to adapt and continue that great attitude."

Over the next few months, 179th Airlift Wing members will continue serving at their tradition of excellence level while they transition from C-27J Spartans to C-130's. As reported by Air Force Times, it appears the 179th Airlift Wing will begin receiving eight C-130s this spring/summer.