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Citizen Airmen move bags for pre-deployment processing through the personnel deployment function line March 25, 2017, at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Callie McNary)

Citizen Airmen move bags for pre-deployment processing through the personnel deployment function line March 25, 2017, at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. The 507th ARW was rated “effective” according the final Unit Effectiveness Inspection Capstone report, dated June 16, 2017.(U.S. Air Force photo/Tech Sgt. Charles Taylor)

Citizen Airmen from Tinker Air Force Base practice pre-deployment processing through the Personnel Deployment Function line March 25, 2017, at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Callie McNary)

Citizen Airmen practice pre-deployment processing through the personnel deployment function line March 25, 2017, at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Charles Taylor)

Citizen Airmen from Tinker Air Force Base practice pre-deployment processing through the Personnel Deployment Function line March 25, 2017, at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Callie McNary)

Citizen Airmen practice pre-deployment processing through the personnel deployment function line March 25, 2017, at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Charles Taylor)

Col. Dana Nelson, 507th Air Refueling Wing vice commander greets Brig. Gen. Allan Swartzmiller, Air Force Reserve Command Inspector General at Tinker Air Force Base, March 30, 2017.  The 507th ARW was rated “effective” according the final Unit Compliance Inspection Capstone report, dated June 16. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Maj. Jon Quinlan)

Col. Dana Nelson, 507th Air Refueling Wing vice commander greets Brig. Gen. Allan Swartzmiller, Air Force Reserve Command Inspector General at Tinker Air Force Base, March 30, 2017. The 507th ARW was rated “effective” according the final Unit Effectiveness Inspection Capstone report, dated June 16, 2017. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Maj. Jon Quinlan)

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- The Air Force Reserve Command Inspector General team rated the 507th Air Refueling Wing “effective” overall in the final Unit Effectiveness Inspection Capstone report released here June, 16, 2017. 

The UEI capstone event validated local processes, evaluated the commander’s inspection program and conducted more than 320 interviews with Airmen here, March 30 – April 4, 2017.

Inspectors from various functional areas looked at four major graded areas including managing resources, leading people, improving the unit and executing the mission.  All major areas were graded "effective."

“I'd like to personally thank all of you for the hard work and preparation that went into proving, once again, that the 507th stands ready to answer our nation's call,” Col. Doug Gullion, 507th ARW commander said. “I'm incredibly proud of this wing.”


According to Air Force Instruction 90-201, The Air Force Inspection System, an ‘effective’ rating indicates mission requirements are met in all areas. The Commanders Inspection Program provides the command chain an accurate, adequate and relevant picture of unit performance; Resources are managed in an effective and compliant manner; A majority of units/programs across the wing have embraced a culture of self-assessment.

The UEI capstone is one part of the Air Force Inspection Program. Under the current AFIS construct, IG visits focus on the local CCIP and the 507 ARW IG's ability to inspect and accurately assess capabilities here. The AFRC inspection team validates the 507 ARW IG’s results and assists wing inspectors in specific areas that the wing commander has deemed important.

 

This is the second inspection the 507th ARW has conducted since the Air Force Inspection System process changed in 2013 to allow more local control and accountability.


Below is a list of individuals and one team the IG determined to be superior performers during the inspection.   

SUPERIOR PERFORMERS

Master Sgt. Jo DeLorenzi, 507th Civil Engineer Squadron

Staff Sgt. Karen Zuest 507th Force Support Squadron

Senior Airman Hunter Conatser, 507th Civil Engineer Squadron

Senior Airman Clay Cox 507th Maintenance Squadron


SUPERIOR TEAM

507th Operations Support Squadron, Intelligence Flight

Maj. Robert Cameron

Capt. Christopher Donnell

2nd Lt. Matthew Gregory

Senior Master Sgt. Pilbert Salon

Master Sgt. Joseph Johnson

Tech. Sgt. Brian Jackson

Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Wright

Staff Sgt. Melissa Shepard

Senior Airman Richard Franz


MILITARY BEARING AWARD

Master Sgt. James Guy 507th Medical Squadron

Staff Sgt. Tamila Metzger, 507th Force Support Squadron

Senior Airman Michael Bentley, 507th Force Support Squadron