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253rd CCG, 267th CBCS successfully complete combined inspections

Majors Christopher Willander (left) and Stephen Dillon, 267th Combat Communications Squadron (267 CBCS), chant the squadron’s motto “Heard around the world!” before breaking off into teams to build a simulated deployed communications site during an Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI) at Otis Air National Guard Base, Mass., Sept. 10. The primary mission of the 267 CBCS is to deploy, operate, and maintain strategic dispersal of emergency communications anywhere in the world. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Kerri Cole/Released)

Majors Christopher Willander (left) and Stephen Dillon, 267th Combat Communications Squadron (267 CBCS), chant the squadron’s motto “Heard around the world!” before breaking off into teams to build a simulated deployed communications site during an Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI) at Otis Air National Guard Base, Mass., Sept. 10. The primary mission of the 267 CBCS is to deploy, operate, and maintain strategic dispersal of emergency communications anywhere in the world. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Kerri Cole/Released)

Members of the 267th Combat Communications Squadron (267 CBCS) disassemble a pallet containing equipment for the buildup of a simulated deployed communications site during an Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI) at Otis Air National Guard Base, Mass., Sept. 10. The primary mission of the 267 CBCS is to deploy, operate, and maintain strategic dispersal of emergency communications anywhere in the world. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Kerri Cole/Released)

Members of the 267th Combat Communications Squadron (267 CBCS) disassemble a pallet containing equipment for the buildup of a simulated deployed communications site during an Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI) at Otis Air National Guard Base, Mass., Sept. 10. The primary mission of the 267 CBCS is to deploy, operate, and maintain strategic dispersal of emergency communications anywhere in the world. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Kerri Cole/Released)

Master Sgt. Craig Harris, 267th Combat Communications Squadron (267 CBCS), prepares to cordon off an area that contains an International Maritime Satellite (INMARSAT) transmitter during an Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI) at Otis Air National Guard Base, Mass., Sept. 10. INMARSATs provide secure, reliable telephone and internet communications for remote and mobile teams in defense, national security and emergency response agencies worldwide.  (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Kerri Cole/Released)

Master Sgt. Craig Harris, 267th Combat Communications Squadron (267 CBCS), prepares to cordon off an area that contains an International Maritime Satellite (INMARSAT) transmitter during an Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI) at Otis Air National Guard Base, Mass., Sept. 10. INMARSATs provide secure, reliable telephone and internet communications for remote and mobile teams in defense, national security and emergency response agencies worldwide. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Kerri Cole/Released)

Members of the 267th Combat Communications Squadron (267 CBCS) assemble a Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelter (DRASH) during an Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI) at Otis Air National Guard Base, Mass., Sept. 10. The portable shelter is used for the buildup of a simulated deployed communications site. The primary mission of the 267 CBCS is to deploy, operate, and maintain strategic dispersal of emergency communications anywhere in the world. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Kerri Cole/Released)

Members of the 267th Combat Communications Squadron (267 CBCS) assemble a Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelter (DRASH) during an Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI) at Otis Air National Guard Base, Mass., Sept. 10. The portable shelter is used for the buildup of a simulated deployed communications site. The primary mission of the 267 CBCS is to deploy, operate, and maintain strategic dispersal of emergency communications anywhere in the world. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Kerri Cole/Released)

Tech. Sgt. Nicola Galante, 267th Combat Communications Squadron (267 CBCS), prepares to assemble a delta ground wiring system, which stabilizes voltage to the earth, during the buildup of a simulated deployed communications site during an Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI) at Otis Air National Guard Base, Mass., Sept. 10.  The primary mission of the 267 CBCS is to deploy, operate, and maintain strategic dispersal of emergency communications anywhere in the world. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Kerri Cole/Released)

Tech. Sgt. Nicola Galante, 267th Combat Communications Squadron (267 CBCS), prepares to assemble a delta ground wiring system, which stabilizes voltage to the earth, during the buildup of a simulated deployed communications site during an Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI) at Otis Air National Guard Base, Mass., Sept. 10. The primary mission of the 267 CBCS is to deploy, operate, and maintain strategic dispersal of emergency communications anywhere in the world. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Kerri Cole/Released)

OTIS AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Mass. -- Airmen from the 253rd Combat Communications Group (253rd CCG) and the 267th Combat Communications Squadron (267th CBCS) successfully completed a combined Unit Compliance Inspection (UCI) and Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI) here, Sept. 5 to 17.

The inspection team from the Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) Inspector General's office announced an overall "Excellent" rating for the group's UCI and a "Satisfactory" rating for the squadron. The squadron also received a "Satisfactory" rating for its ORI.

The inspections evaluated the 253rd CCG and 267th CBCS compliance with Air Force Instructions and policies while carrying out their normal base missions, their readiness to deploy Airmen with the correct training and equipment as well as performing core mission tasks in a wide range of scenarios and exercises.

Following the announcement of the inspection results, the AFSPC inspection team praised the participants and told the Airmen their efforts will provide good lessons for other Air Force units in the future.

"Thank you for having us the past two weeks," said Col. Edward Rimback, AFSPC inspection team leader. "Hopefully you get good lessons from this inspection. I know that we, as an inspection team, will get valuable lessons out of this and will pass along what you all did to the rest of the force. You should take that with great pride."

Col. Patrick Cobb, 102nd Intelligence Wing commander, addressed the Airmen following the results announcement and commended their accomplishments. He noted that one inspection can be stressful enough, but to undergo two back-to-back in less than two weeks is an extremely tough challenge and one they handled with professionalism.

"For you all to take care of a UCI and hop right into an ORI in a two-week cycle is an amazing feat," Cobb said. "You should be very proud of yourselves. You did an outstanding job and I thank you for what you've done here."