TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE — For the next five days, nearly 800 Travis airmen will become the 132nd Air Expeditionary Wing to test and validate their readiness to mobilize, deploy, work in a combat environment and redeploy.
This the base’s script for its big operational readiness inspection, or ORI, that will involve the 60th Air Mobility Wing and the 349th Air Mobility Wing. It will give senior Air Force at the major command level a picture of the base’s ability to perform a wartime mission, according to a press release from the 60th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs Office.
The exercise, named Crisis Reach 13-02, will run through Sunday on base with every career field at Travis represented in the 132nd Air Expeditionary Wing’s operations.
“An ORI is an abbreviated time period, but airmen will still be given tasks they would have to do in their normal job,” said 60th Air Mobility Wing Plans Chief of Exercises and Inspections Dan Johnson in the release. “Airmen will prove their abilities to perform those tasks in a deployed environment and be ready for other challenges, like responding to alarms and using gas masks.”
After three major exercises and preparation efforts throughout the past year, base leadership is confident in the ability of Travis airmen to excel during the inspection.
“Every challenged area has been focused on and turned into a strength,” said Col. John Klein, 60th Air Mobility Wing vice commander, in the press release.
In addition to preparing for the operational readiness inspection, Travis airmen have been preparing for unit-specific inspections as part of a Consolidated Unit Inspection.
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