Virginia Air National Guard achieves LCAP excellence

Tech. Sgt. Rachel Chambers, 192nd Fighter Wing Jet Engine Intermediate Maintenance jet propulsion technician, inspects an F-22 engine Feb. 10, 2013 in preparation for a Logistics Compliance Assessment Program evaluation.  The inspection is based on a graded assessment with percentage scores and uses the five-tier rating scale, ranging from outstanding down through excellent, satisfactory, marginal and unsatisfactory.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Carlos J. Claudio/Released)

Tech. Sgt. Rachel Chambers, 192nd Fighter Wing Jet Engine Intermediate Maintenance jet propulsion technician, inspects an F-22 engine Feb. 10, 2013 in preparation for a Logistics Compliance Assessment Program evaluation. The inspection is based on a graded assessment with percentage scores and uses the five-tier rating scale, ranging from outstanding down through excellent, satisfactory, marginal and unsatisfactory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Carlos J. Claudio/Released)

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. – Airmen of the 192nd Fighter Wing, a Virginia Air National Guard unit, and 1st Fighter Wing maintenance teams here scored an ‘Excellent’ 91.37 percent in the Air Combat Command Logistics Compliance Assessment Program assessment Feb. 8-13.

The LCAP provides leadership with an evaluation of a unit’s ability to perform key logistics processes in a safe, standardized, repeatable and technically compliant manner.

Tech. Sgt. Rachel Chambers, 192nd Fighter Wing Jet Engine Intermediate Maintenance jet propulsion technician, carefully inspects an F-22 engine Feb. 10, 2013 in preparation for a Logistics Compliance Assessment Program evaluation.  The inspection is based on a graded assessment with percentage scores and uses the five-tier rating scale, ranging from outstanding down through excellent, satisfactory, marginal and unsatisfactory.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Carlos J. Claudio/Released)

Tech. Sgt. Rachel Chambers, 192nd Fighter Wing Jet Engine Intermediate Maintenance jet propulsion technician, carefully inspects an F-22 engine Feb. 10, 2013 in preparation for a Logistics Compliance Assessment Program evaluation.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Carlos J. Claudio/Released)

“The LCAP inspectors validated what we already knew; the strength of the 1st and 192nd Fighter Wings Total Force Initiative relationship has resulted in the best maintenance organization in ACC,” said Col. Robert Grey, Jr., 192nd Fighter Wing Maintenance Group commander. “We continue to develop strong working relationships and seamless integration between [Air Force] and ANG maintainers, capitalizing on the strengths both organizations bring to the fight. We strive to be the example for how well TFI can work.”

The LCAP dates ran through the Virginia Guard’s unit training assembly, which is once a month. That allowed the majority of its part-time members an opportunity to participate in the evaluation.

“The leadership of the 192nd Maintenance Group couldn’t be more proud of the performance of our full-time and part-time members,” said Chief Master Sgt. Michael Bouley, 192nd Maintenance Group chief.

Since the beginning of TFI, each unit training assembly weekend operates like an Air Expeditionary Force rotation.

“Friday we operate with a predominant active duty force,” said Bouley. “Saturday we swap 300 maintainers to drill status guardsmen and the maintenance machine never misses a beat. Sunday to Monday the process reverses.”

Five 192nd MXG warriors were selected as ‘superior performers’ by the Logistics Compliance Assessment Team, further solidifying the 192nd FW’s drive for perfection not only in higher headquarters inspection, but also in their daily maintenance performance.