CSAF directs Airt Force-wide health, welfare inspections Published Dec. 6, 2012 By Air Force Public Affairs WASHINGTON -- Air Force commanders, including those at Robins, have begun conducting health and welfare inspections. The health and welfare inspection is a tool routinely used by unit commanders, command chiefs, and first sergeants. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh tasked commanders during a Nov. 28 wing commanders call to examine their work settings and ensure Airmen consistently apply standards of professionalism and respect across the service. "Over the past months, I've discussed with our commanders, leaders and supervisors the importance of pride and performance," said Welsh. "When Airmen work in a setting consistent with our core values, they perform with honor and distinction - they deserve nothing less." The purpose of this inspection is to reinforce expectations for the workplace environment, correct deficiencies, and deter conditions that may be detrimental to good order and discipline. Commanders will look for and remove unprofessional or inappropriate items which hinder a professional working environment. "This is about commanders being commanders," Welsh said. "The underlying principle for the inspection is our core values, and the bottom line is that it's the right thing to do."