Chief’s Corner - week of April 3
By Chief Master Sgt. Douglas Perry, 50th Operations Group
/ Published April 02, 2014
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Train like we fight
It was noted during the most recent base exercise that some individuals walked past a problem or did their best to ignore the scenario that was unfolding right in front of them. It cannot be stressed enough that we must train like we fight. This should always be the case whether it is an internal base exercise or the major command inspector general is observing us.
Most individuals will tell you that if it were a real world situation unfolding in front of them, they would most certainly step in to help out. While that may be true, I would challenge these individuals that responding to an exercise as if it were real world will only make them better during a real world event.
And in case you haven't heard, the Air Force Space Command Inspector General team will be on Schriever in the very near future to observe several 50th Space Wing units and our Inspector General team conduct inspections of several squadrons. Most of the base population will not even know the IG team is on the base but rest assured, they are observing everything that is going on around them. Inspections are how we as an Air Force assess our effectiveness and ability to perform our mission in day to day and non-routine situations. As Airmen we must respond to all situations consistently regardless of real world or training. Training like we fight enables us to sharpen our readiness and fall back on past experience when reacting to real world situations.