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151st ARW prepares for upcoming UCI

SALT LAKE CITY -- The 151st Air Refueling Wing is scheduled to have its next Unit Compliance Inspection February 25 through March 2.

In preparation for the upcoming inspection, units across the base have been verifying that their files are in order and that all of their unit members are prepared.

Maj. Dan Boyack, the UCI Project Officer for the 151st, said that preparation is a day-to-day process.

"Nothing should change while we're getting ready for inspection," he said. "It's mostly day-to-day work, so we should have everything ready to go."

Inspections occur every five years, and the 151st received a satisfactory rating during the 2006 inspection.

Master Sgt. Heather Fransen, Knowledge Operations Functional Manager with the 151st Communications Flight, said that the biggest concern is going to be safeguarding Privacy Act information and personal records.

"It's as simple as turning a piece of paper over rather than social security numbers glaring for just anyone to walk in and see," she said. "It's the little stuff that people need to watch out for."

Major Boyack said that the best resource that has been availiable while preparing for the UCI has been the Chiefs Assisted Visit Team, which is made up of senior non-commissioned officers from across the base. Their primary role has been to visit each unit and make sure they are making progress toward achieving a satisfactory rating.

"These NCOs take a lot of time out of their schedules during the week to go around and check with all of the units," he said. "It's been really helpful."

Major Boyack wanted to make sure that all Guardsmen know about the different ways to get information if they don't know the answers immediately.

"Every building has a key positions chart that outlines the programs and their leaders," he said.

Major Boyack also wanted to make sure to let Guardsmen know to make sure to make the extra effort while inspectors are on base.

"Our base has an impeccable record when it comes to getting the mission done," he said, "but it's when the inspectors are on base that we need make that extra effort and really be able to sell our programs to them and show them that we comply with the guidance that they give."