10th Air Force hosts inaugural IGI conference

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  • By 2nd Lt. Mary A. Andom
  • 10th Air Force

The 10th Air Force held their first-ever Inspector General Inspection, IGI, conference in Fort Worth, Texas, July 25-29.

The event brought together 40 personnel from IGI teams across 10th Air Force Numbered Air Force, NAF, units to discuss policy updates, reforms and solutions.

Experts from the Department of the Air Force Inspection Agency, Air Force Reserve Command IGI and the 22nd Air Force were also present to answer questions from attendees and glean insight on improving IGI processes.  

“The event provided an opportunity to get Numbered Air Force IGI teams together to discuss the Air Force Force Generation, AFFORGEN, model and readiness requirements,” said Senior Master Sgt. Jennifer Yon, the 10th Air Force IGI superintendent. “We are better together when we collaborate, network, and share processes.”

The NAF IGI is responsible for conducting unit visits and providing guidance, assistance and training to subordinate IG and complaints resolution teams. The IGI performs continuous evaluations across the NAF to ensure unit preparedness prior to a large-scale inspection.

In his opening remarks, Maj. Gen. Bryan P. Radliff, the 10th Air Force commander, emphasized the role of IGI in the implementation of AFFORGEN in providing commanders with enhanced readiness.

“Dust off the books on your Operational Readiness Exercises and inspections because we are getting back to them,” said Radliff. “We need to make sure our units are in line with the AFFORGEN model.”

The AFFORGEN model will replace the current Air Expeditionary Force construct with a 24-month cycle composed of four, six-month readiness phases. The model is expected to initial operating capability in fiscal year 2023.

Radliff also added the importance of networking across the NAFs to plan and deconflict future inspections. 

“I encourage you to brainstorm, share ideas and develop relationships because we are all part of the same team,” he said. “We need to collaborate to solve problems and develop creative solutions.”