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302nd Airlift Wing's citizen Airmen are ready to fly, fight, win

Col. Jay Pittman,
302nd Airlift Wing commander

Col. Jay Pittman, 302nd Airlift Wing commander

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- After two years of planning and preparing, this October our Wing was put to the test. It was time to deploy and execute our mission. It was time to show our Air Mobility Command inspectors the members of this Wing have what it takes to deploy, position, employ and sustain forces -- and survive and operate under attack during the Operational Readiness Inspection.

Together we solidly demonstrated to our inspectors that the 302nd Airlift Wing has an exceptional ability to fly, fight and win.

Our inspectors validated our Wing's capability with an overall satisfactory and rated several sub areas as excellent. In his comments during the ORI outbrief, AMC inspection Team Chief, Col. Tommy Tillman extended his appreciation to our Wing for what we bring to the fight and lauded the 302nd as a great Airlift Wing providing the nation with trained and ready citizen Airmen.

I would like to extend my personal congratulations and thanks to every member of the 302nd Airlift Wing. It took outstanding efforts on the part of many, including supportive family and employers to endure the buildup to the inspection and ultimately achieve this success.

Please take time this holiday season to relax, enjoy quality time with family and friends and remember to recharge. The events of 2012 for this Wing and our community at times were intense, and I appreciate your hard work and dedication.

Sherry and I would like to extend our best wishes to you and your families for a wonderful holiday season and a prosperous new year!