23rd Wing commander addresses Team Moody's recent exercise performance

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  • By Col. Gary Henderson
  • 23rd Wing commander
On July 24, Moody Airmen completed the fifth of seven exercises in preparation for the Phase I Operational Readiness Inspection, which is scheduled for September. 

A Phase I Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE) is designed to test the wing's ability to successfully deploy personnel and equipment to conduct missions at a forward operating location. 

During this 54-hour event, the wing's Airmen "moved" cargo, passengers and aircraft from Moody to a remote operating base. Approximately 474 tons of equipment, 645 passengers and 24 aircraft (A-10C, HH-60G and HC-130P) were processed for simulated loading onto C-5, C-17 and contract aircraft, and flown to our new area of operations. 

We have made definite progress in aircraft generation/regeneration, as well as in the planning and processing of personnel and cargo. Also, the noticeable increase in security at the Airbase is designed to stress the full spectrum of force protection response to any local threats. We're not perfect yet, but we're in a position to use these OREs to really polish our performance and impress inspectors with our ability to provide precise and reliable airpower. 

Thank you, Team Moody, for your professionalism and focus during this ORE. Our next exercise is planned for Aug. 3-5. During each exercise, we improve our effectiveness and your role is absolutely essential to the wing's overall triumph when the Inspector General comes to town. So get your game face on for August!