The maintenance team of Patrol Squadron Five (VP-5) performed to the highest standard in their Aviation Maintenance Inspection (AMI) Nov. 27.
The inspection took place over the course of three days, as the Aviation Maintenance Management Team (AMMT), representing Commander, Naval Air Forces, graded individual aircraft maintenance programs in the squadron. AMMT One evaluated 39 applicable programs in which 38 programs were graded “on-track” and one was graded as “needs more attention.” The team also conducted contingency response drills and practical proficiency examinations. All of the drills and examinations graded out to “satisfactory.” The hard work during the weeklong inspection lead to an overall AMI grade of 98.7 percent performing 5.4 percent higher than the previous year’s evaluation.
The AMMT inspection team also named several program managers and personnel who deserve special merit for their leadership and quality of their programs. The team recognized AM1 Steven Berger, AME1 Eric Manning, AM2 Bud Bledsoe, AM2 Kaleb Dinger, AT2 Kyle Smith, AZ2 Marc Morales, AZ2 Ramon Roblesrivera, AZ2 Cayla Wentz, and AN Andy Gonzalez.
“I am very proud of all of our Sailors and the amount of teamwork and effort put forth to make this inspection a complete success,” stated AFCM Mark Tapley, VP-5 maintenance master chief. “All of the practice and time put into training for this inspection was all worthwhile when we received our scoring, it was the true meaning of excellence!”