Base earns 'excellent' rating from HQ AFMC ORI team

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  • By Holly Birchfield
  • 78 ABW/PA
Unit chants, blasting horns, and the cheers of Team Robins rocked the Base Theater April 21.

The Warner Robins Air Logistics Center's "excellent" ratings in the 2008 Operational Readiness Inspection were the reason for all the celebration.

Maj. Gen. Tom Owen, Center commander, said the Center put forth a star performance in the inspection.

"I couldn't be more pleased and I could not be more proud of the men and women at the Warner Robins ALC for having worked so hard for literally the last year preparing for this ORI," he said.

General Owen said 100 percent of Team Robins's organizations scored satisfactory or above in the inspection.

The general said the ratings are a testament to people's abilities and talents at the base.
The 542nd Combat Sustainment Wing was the only WR-ALC wing to earn an overall "outstanding" rating.

Ms. Brenda Romine, 542nd CSW director, said the successful inspection results stems from hard work, from leadership down.

"You prepared like professionals, you acted like professionals and you won like professionals. We are proud to serve alongside you," Ms. Romine said in an e-mail to those in her wing.

Col. Warren Berry, 78th Air Base Wing commander, said Airmen raised their game and the results were excellent.

"We are incredibly thrilled with our Airmen, both military and civilian, who made this possible," he said. "I hope when our Airmen walk out of here, that they stand a little taller and that they walk a little prouder because of what they did."

Chief Master Sgt. Carol Dockery, 78th ABW command chief, said the team's results were "awesome."

"We put our people to the test, and they excelled in everything we asked them to do," she said. "I couldn't be more proud to be a member of this great team."

The installation left a lasting impression on the 86 members of the IG team as well.

"The IG couldn't say enough about your attitude, your energy, your enthusiasm; not just how well you did the mission, but the style and class and professionalism with which you did it," Colonel Berry said. "There is no higher praise than that."