Local

April 27, 2012

March gearing up for the Operational Readiness Inspection

Robert J. Kaschak
452 Emergency Management Technician

The 452 AMW will be participating in the upcoming Operational Readiness Exercise and Operational Readiness Inspection, throughout the summer and into calendar year 2013. Over this period, the Emergency Management Office will provide a series of articles containing information to facilitate our Airmen’s ability to build and maintain readiness.

Week 1 Preparation

It starts with developing the right mind-set of preparedness: medical, training, personal affairs, equipment and being fit-to-fight.

First, ensure you have the proper gear and protective clothing. The Chemical Protection Overgarment suit is now obsolete and should be swapped-out for the Joint Service Lightweight Integrated Technology chemical suit. Take time to actually don the suit to ensure for proper fit and usability. For boots, it is a rule of thumb to select at least two sizes up from your combat boot.

When attending Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Enhanced Conventional Weapons training, bring your own training gear, do not borrow someone’s gear. Be advised that EM flight provides training on the new M-50 face-mask for everyone. Also, be prepared to get another mask fit test to ensure it fits properly. Those requiring spectacle inserts can obtain them from the clinic; they have a process in place for new orders.

The Airman’s Manual (AFPAM 10-100) is a requirement for all and should be brought to every class for reference. It is a good idea to place tabs in key areas for quick reference. Additionally, the manual provides a checklist of accomplishments for personal items that can serve as your road map to becoming mission ready.

Of course, this is a small portion of what you need to get ready, but starting-off on the right foot is the key to success. Over the next several months, we will explore specific areas to include Ability to Survive and Operate training, equipment, deployment processes, Mission-Oriented Protective Postures training, alarm levels and other areas pertinent to building our mission-readiness posture.

The 5Ps come to mind from the previous ORE/ORI. Punctilious, Preparation, Prevents, Poor Performance.  You can avoid the unnecessary stress of exercises by having a plan and doing the proper preparation.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Untitled-1

Seven little known facts about Memorial Day

As Americans get ready to observe Memorial Day with travel, family get-togethers and celebrations, let us not forget—it’s not about the BBQ. Memorial Day is observed specifically to remember those who gave the ultimate sacr...
 
 

Increased mission requirements open doors for continued military service

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force is introducing several personnel and manpower initiatives to meet increased mission requirements outlined in the fiscal year 2016 President’s Budget. In order to enhance operational and mission capacity in support of combatant commanders, and to maintain readiness, the Air Force is setting a minimum active-duty force level of 317,000...
 
 
Natl-Better-Hearing-and-Speech-Month

Knowing signs of hearing loss, speech disorder are vital to well-being

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, where we seek to raise awareness about communication disorders and learning how to recognize their signs. Below are things you should know, from the American Speech and Language Hearing A...
 

 

Quarterly Awards: best of the best highlighted

Airman of the Quarter: Senior Airman Dominique Acuna, integrated flight control specialist, 452nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.   NCO of the Quarter: Tech. Sgt. Ruben Davis, mental health craftsman, 752nd Medical Squadron.   SNCO of the Quarter: Master Sgt. Christopher Jugas, non-commissioned officer in charge of training, 452nd Security Forces Squadron.
 
 
DoD
AFN photo/Charlie Gill

Robert Sekula, man of many hats

AFN photo/Charlie Gill Robert Sekula, a broadcast journalist/producer working at the American Forces Network Broadcast Center, one of March Air Reserve Base’s mission partners, wears many hats. Robert Sekula’s ever-present ...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kevin Mitterholzer

Recruits swear in at Military Appreciation Night

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kevin Mitterholzer Lt. Col. Erin Meinders, commander, 362nd Recruiting Squadron, swears in 13 new recruits to the Air Force Reserve, during the Inland Empire 66ers Military Appreciation Night ...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin