A United States Air Force E-8 JSTARS lands in April. (By Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. - The 116th and 461st Air Control wings closed
Air Combat Command's Operational Readiness Inspection Saturday, earning an
overall inspection rating of 'Excellent' for Team JSTARS. This rating was
the first of its kind for a phase II ORI since 2010, according to a 116 ACW Public Affairs news release.
Team JSTARS' performance was scrutinized for a week by the Air Combat Command's Inspector General Team, a team made up of more than 70 people.
Team JSTARS prepared for this inspection for a year, since September 2011.
Overall, 37 individuals and 18 teams from Team JSTARS were awarded
'Superior Performer' by the inspector general.
"This was truly a team effort," says Brig. General William Welsh, 116th
ACW commander in the release.
"Our operations and maintenance groups shined, but our
'Excellent' rating would not have been possible without the tireless work of
our support personnel."