The final countdown

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  • By Col. Brett Clark
  • 908th Airlift Wing
As we began to increase our intense preparations for the upcoming CUI a few months ago, I asked you to give it your all. Your response was prompt and professional. To date, I've been quite pleased with the level of effort and attention to detail everyone has displayed. I look forward to recognizing those who have gone above and beyond after the inspection validates their outstanding work.

Now that we've turned the final corner, let's finish strong and run hard to the finish line on June 26. As we take these final steps to prepare, let's remain focused on the lofty goals we set a year ago; ensuring our aim is set on making the IG's out brief an "Outstanding occasion!"

By the time you read this, the virtual inspection period will be nearly complete. Now is the time to check the final details; complete one more review of our books and binders and make our work areas shine. On the mornings of June 20-26, give yourselves an extra inspection in the mirror and make sure to present your "best self" to our visitors.

When dealing with the inspectors, listen, and take into consideration any suggested changes they may offer. Often a positive and accepting attitude can make the difference between a minor running correction and a potential write up.

Obviously, the inspectors have visited other units who have processes we may want to adopt. At the same time, don't be shy about highlighting your best practices. I'm betting that we have several outstanding processes the IG may want to use as a benchmark to pass on to other units.

I'm proud of you all for continuing to bear down and focus in light of the distractions we've had regarding our future and the possible loss of our aircraft. Once again, the members of the 908th have shown their grit and determination to continue to serve with excellence.

The time is almost upon us; let's show the inspectors what we've known all along ...
We're the best!