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YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — The 374th Airlift Wing picked up an “excellent” rating in its Installation Readiness Response Inspection, base officials announced.

The IRRI, held March 5-7, was Yokota’s second major readiness review by Pacific Air Forces in less than a year.

“I couldn’t be more proud,” said Col. Scott Goodwin, the 374th Airlift Wing commander. “This wing not only proved … how well we can execute our mission under pressure, but we also set new standards and established several ‘best practices’ that the inspectors will take back with them.”

Col. Tom Davidson, the 374th Airlift Wing’s inspector general, said the evaluation was brief but intensive. It was centered on the base’s ability to prepare personnel and equipment for a wartime contingency.

Among the key areas inspected, Davidson said, were the deployment and reception of forces, noncombatant evacuation operations, base defense during a transition to war and preparation of wing aircraft for combat.

Yokota’s grade was based on the Air Force’s standard five-tier evaluation system, which delivers marks for outstanding, excellent, satisfactory, marginal and unsatisfactory efforts. Outstanding team and individual performers also were identified by PACAF.

'Best of the Best'The following Yokota airmen were recognized as the 374th Airlift Wing’s “Best of the Best” and were given coins from the Pacific Air Force’s inspector general for superior individual performances during the Installation Readiness Response Inspection:

Lt. Col. Sara Beyer, 374th Airlift Wing Plans and ProgramsCapt. Joseph Ericson, 374th Services DivisionCapt. Latonya McCord, 374th Medical GroupCapt. Anthony Mollison, 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron1st Lt. John Rehrer, 374th Operations Support SquadronSenior Master Sgt. Dave Novelli, 374th Aircraft Maintenance SquadronMaster Sgt. Dwayne Mosbey, 374th Mission Support SquadronMaster Sgt. Scott Porter, 374th Communications SquadronTech. Sgt. Michael Edie, 374th Aircraft Maintenance SquadronTech. Sgt. Marcy Vaughn, 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron— Vince Little

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