On February 11, 2017, roughly 40 members of the 132nd Wing consisting of Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS), Safety and Finance participated in a 15 day Deployment for Training (DFT) opportunity at the 154th Wing, Hawaii Air National Guard (HANG) at Hickam Field, Hawaii.
“It is important for me, as a Logistics Planner, to ensure our unit members are receiving the proper training required to send them downrange in support of named contingency operations”, said Senior Master Sgt. Jason Lehmann, 132nd Wing Logistics Plans Airman. “During this DFT, our members were able to complete over 60 training tasks and our munitions element relocated 12 munitions buildings, carefully transporting 50K tons of ammunition.”
132nd LRS processed 146,800 lbs. of equipment while participating in the LRS led Cargo Deployment Function in support of the 154th Wing’s Weapons System Evaluation Program (WSEP).
132nd Wing Safety Airmen assisted the 154th Wing Safety Office in conducting three annual inspections and three program assessments. The Airmen provided guidance in developing a Local Conditions / High Risk Activities program, in which numerous high risk areas on the island were evaluated.
“The DFT provided a great networking relationship with one of our fellow Air National Guard units as we were able to gain and share knowledge with one another, as well as, creating a relationship for future opportunities”, said Senior Master Sgt. Cory Tuma, 132nd Wing Safety Airman.
132nd Comptroller Flight participated in training that simulated deployed finance management functions: researched over 120 customer scenarios, processed 55 accommodation exchanges, cashed over 55 checks, processed over 100 form 9's, paid over 30 vendors for contracts, paid 19 pay documents for military members, and net result over $2.6 million was paid out to various personnel.
This training shows 132nd Wing Airmen how to respond to deployed situations, and warrants the logistical requirements while sustaining at a deployed location are met.