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October 5, 2012

Candid Comments | October 5, 2012

How was your experience during the recent Operational Readiness Exercise?


Master Sgt. Anhtuan L. Dang

Job: Paralegal
Unit: 452 AMW/Judge Advocate
Hometown: Irvine, Calif.
Hobbies: Reading, outdoor activities, Boy Scouts activities with sons

My experience could be summed up as “Awesome!” There were some tasks that we performed well. However, there were some areas where we will need to dedicate additional training so that we can perform exceptionally well for the ORI. My take away is that the ORE was a tremendous opportunity for us to determine our strengths and weaknesses. One central theme that I observed in myself and in others is that “attitude” is contagious. If you possess a can-do attitude, then half the battle is won.

Airman 1st Class Raj Milian

Job: Technician
Unit: 452 AMW Emergency Management
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
Hobbies: Filming, photography, shooting, snorkeling

Preparation is key! Practicing before the ORI by doing mock drills involving chemical attacks and attacks on facilities will greatly improve our response procedures. Plenty of information was being disseminated around the base, especially pertaining to alarm signals and MOPP levels. Overall, it was a great learning experience. I felt that those who had the opportunity to experience the live (blanks) firing and sounds of bombs exploding with smoke, may have gotten just a sample of what operating in an actual war-time environment is really like.

Master Sgt. John Hale

Job: Historian
Unit: 452 Air Mobility Wing
Hometown: Yucca Valley, Calif.
Hobbies: Exploring the desert in my 4WD, archaeology and visiting historical sites.

The ORE provided great, integrated training for the unit, but in such a short period. I think that a lot of the value gets lost or quickly forgotten due to the amount of time between the exercises. Personally, I would like to see the Wing conduct multiple mini-ORE’s, focusing on different aspects of the mission and on a more frequent basis. We need to reinforce our core war-fighting capabilities and that can best be accomplished through repetitive engagement.




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