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Hollomanís ORE produces record number of F-22 launches
DVIDS ^ | 3/2/2012 | Airman 1st Class Anthony Ward

Posted on 03/02/2012 9:10:24 PM PST by U-238

Members of Team Holloman participated in a Phase One Operational Readiness Exercise, which tested Holloman's ability to prepare and mobilize from peacetime to wartime at a moment's notice, Feb. 27 to Feb. 29.

The ORE culminated in the launching of 15 F-22 Raptors, a record number for Holloman.

"The significance of any Phase One ORE is to ensure the base is going through its practices and procedures to ensure readiness if called upon to rapidly deploy anywhere around the world," said U.S. Air Force Maj. Max Vollkommer, 49th Wing chief of plans and inspections.

During the three-day exercise, Holloman's airmen participated in various deployment taskings ranging from mobility bag processing to aircraft generation to test the base's real-world deployment readiness. Further testing Airmen, the base's external threat levels varied throughout the ORE, requiring adjustments to the local force protection conditions.

Though the ORE was intended to test the base's deployment readiness, Team Holloman is always prepared to answer the real-world call of duty.

"I think the Airmen are always ready to deploy," said Vollkommer. "It's just important to keep the practices and procedures on the forefront of their minds so that those skills don't atrophy to the point where the deploying Airmen are lost."

ORE evaluators examined command and control operations; deployment processing of personnel and cargo; aircraft generation, deployment and regeneration; information operations and other various areas within force protection.

Upon conclusion, the exercise was successful in proving Holloman's deployment competence.

"I'm really proud of the efforts everyone made in this exercise," said Col. David Krumm, 49th Wing commander. "People were safe, effective, and they got their jobs done. It's humbling to see, as the commander, that these guys know what they're doing, and it's a real joy to be a part of that."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aerospace; f22; hollomanafb; usaf

1 posted on 03/02/2012 9:10:33 PM PST by U-238
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To: U-238

The old 49th fighter group from south pacific days of WW2.I have one of the p-40s they flew in new guinea in 43.Neat history on that group.


2 posted on 03/02/2012 9:15:58 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: U-238

Can they breath well in the cockpit?


3 posted on 03/02/2012 9:16:16 PM PST by Rudder
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To: Rudder

The USAF is probably checking it out


4 posted on 03/02/2012 9:17:30 PM PST by U-238
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To: Rudder

I am willing to bet they keeping a close eye on that.


5 posted on 03/02/2012 9:18:06 PM PST by U-238
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To: U-238

Thanks for posting this article.

In the old days in SAC we called this kind of exercise an ORI (Operational Readiness Inspection) and it was always a big deal for everyone involved.


6 posted on 03/02/2012 9:24:14 PM PST by zot
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To: zot

You are welcome. Now they call it an Acceptance Operational Testing.


7 posted on 03/02/2012 9:29:08 PM PST by U-238
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To: zot

You are welcome. It must have been grueling. There is this movie called “Gathering of Eagles” that touches on this. How big were the inspection teams?


8 posted on 03/02/2012 9:33:09 PM PST by U-238
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To: zot

ORE’s are the practice run ups to the official ORI’s. My unit is running several ORE’s right now in a run up to the big show later this year. It allows us to see where we are lacking in skill sets and adjust accordingly in our training and equipment before the Inspector General arrives and scores it for real.

Apparently, the new thing on the active duty side is no notice ORE’s, the IG inspectors show up out of the blue and say, you go to war tomorrow, get ready. That’s what this sounds like.

ORE’s are just as big a deal, but usually with fewer requirements, or simplified objectives.


9 posted on 03/02/2012 9:46:45 PM PST by McCloud-Strife ( USA 1776-2008)
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To: U-238

How was the breathing out there? Did they keep under 10,000 feet to avoid hypoxia?


10 posted on 03/02/2012 10:53:10 PM PST by Fractal Trader
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To: Fractal Trader

I don’t know.


11 posted on 03/02/2012 10:54:04 PM PST by U-238
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To: zot
I was wondering the same thing, if this was an ORI. The AF always has a penchant to change the name of something without really changing the substance of it, but coming up with a new acronym. Crimeny, I went through enough of those during my career.
12 posted on 03/03/2012 5:30:35 AM PST by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: Rudder

Only if they add an ‘e’. Otherwise it is impossible to breathe.


13 posted on 03/03/2012 8:15:46 AM PST by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average.)
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To: U-238

Cool, for $200,000,000 you get an airplane that not only looks neat, it flies as well. I wonder how many stayed on the ground from equipment failures? I’d rather that we nor our enemies know the answer to that question.

And the F-35 costs? Who knows?


14 posted on 03/03/2012 8:26:14 AM PST by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average.)
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To: U-238

Yes, every ORI was grueling.

The movie “Gathering of Eagles” is very accurate. About a dozen of us aircrew members saw it when it first came out. As we were walking away from the theater, one guy asked, “Doesn’t everybody?”

The ORI teams were about 30 men from headquarters.


15 posted on 03/03/2012 2:26:24 PM PST by zot
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To: McCloud-Strife

Thanks for explaining the difference between an ORE and an ORI. We didn’t have ORE’s — ORI’s were always no-notice.


16 posted on 03/03/2012 2:30:35 PM PST by zot
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To: ops33

As I just learned, an ORE is a practice run for an ORI.


17 posted on 03/03/2012 2:34:15 PM PST by zot
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To: zot

I think no notice ORI’s had fallen out of favor when SAC went away. But now they are back, or maybe it’s just a difference between active duty and Guard and reserve. Our ORI’s are more regularly scheduled, and you’re very welcome, thanks for your service in the cold war.


18 posted on 03/04/2012 12:12:33 AM PST by McCloud-Strife ( USA 1776-2008)
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To: McCloud-Strife

Thanks for the explanation, and thanks for your service.


19 posted on 03/04/2012 5:22:03 PM PST by zot
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