U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Nicholas Stoneking, 35th Communication Squadron client systems technician, looks over his local network operations instructions in the 35th CS building at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Aug. 27, 2012. The LNOI is a communication Airman’s ‘go-to’ guide for everything that they do, including answering phone calls. All over base, the Airmen are doing their part to prepare for the consolidated unit inspection coming next month. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kenna Jackson/Released)
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Secoria Hill, 35th Force Support Squadron food apprentice, updates the 35th FSS nutrition education binder and reviews Air Force Instruction 35-87, the check-out checklist, in the Grissom Dining Facility at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Aug. 28, 2012. Updating the binder is a quarterly inspection requirement for the 35 FSS dining facility team members. All over base, Airmen are doing their part to prepare for the consolidated unit inspection coming next month. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kenna Jackson/Released)
by Airman 1st Class Kenna Jackson
35th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
8/28/2012 - MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- Along with strengthening physical and mental physique and maintaining the safety of the American people, fulfilling inspection requirements are just another part of the Air Force life style.
Which is why, in September, the base will be participating in its first consolidated unit inspection.
The CUI, previously known as the unit compliance inspection, is an Air Force inspection administered every 12 to 48 months depending on the base. The purpose of the CUI is to test for unit efficiency, combat readiness and that base support agencies comply with Air Force regulations.
"I know the fact that this inspection is new to the Air Force is intimidating," said Capt. Monessa Catuncan, 35th Fighter Wing chief of wing inspections. "Just remember that the only real difference between this inspection and the UCI is the name."