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August 2, 2013

Air Force News – August 2, 2013

No more redundant inspections: AF implements new inspection system

The Air Force recently implemented a new inspection system, aimed at giving more power to wing commanders.

With the signing of Program Action Directive 13-01, Air Force inspection system Implementation Tiger Team transitions from the planning phase to the execution phase.

The program, which was beta tested by United States Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa, aims at empowering wing commanders to run their wing’s inspection system. By doing this, each commander will be able to focus on improving mission effectiveness every day, balancing resources and risks without the wasteful peaks and valleys of preparing for inspections. The goal of the new system is to make inspections a nonevent, part of the daily battle rhythm of continuous improvement.

With the new AFIS, it “rebalances authority from functional staffs to commanders,” said Col. Robert Hyde, the Air Force Director of Inspections. “(It) enables commanders to focus on mission readiness, not inspection readiness.”

As the Air Force continues to be shaped leaner, the importance of eliminating waste, and increasing efficiency is at an all-time high. As the new AFIS is implemented and evolves, senior Air Force leaders are confident the program will reduce manhours significantly.

http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123357079

Ohio

To better understand and deter sexual assault within the service, Maj. Gen. Margaret Woodward, the Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office director, kicked off the first in a series of visits to installations with a stop at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, July 22 and 23.

Florida

One of the most decorated Airmen in Air Force history, whose career spanned three wars and four decades, passed away July 27 at age 88. Retired Col. George Everett Day, an Air Force pilot, shot down during the Vietnam War and imprisoned in the infamous “Hanoi Hilton,” defiantly resisted the North Vietnamese for more than five years, and was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions.

Bulgaria

More than 600 Airmen from the 86th Airlift and 435th Air Ground Operations wings and Bulgarian armed forces members participated in a two-week flying training deployment called Thracian Summer, July 7 through 21. Members of the 435th Contingency Response Group facilitated jump training for the Bulgarian paratroopers.

Southwest Asia

The 386th Air Expeditionary Wing joined the list of Air Force units making the switch from military-specification fuel to commercial fuel. The 386th Expeditionary Logistics Squadron Fuel Flight received its first shipment of commercial fuel July 16 and began the task of injecting the needed additives.




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