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4th LRS holds Vehicle Inspection Roll-By competition

Lt. Col. Robert Fekete, left, 4th Logistics Readiness Squadron commander, presents Senior Airman Aaron Smith, right, 4th Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and equipment technician, with a trophy during a Vehicle Inspection Roll-By competition at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, March 8, 2021.

Lt. Col. Robert Fekete, left, 4th Logistics Readiness Squadron commander, presents Senior Airman Aaron Smith, right, 4th Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and equipment technician, with a trophy during a Vehicle Inspection Roll-By competition at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, March 8, 2021. The 4th CES won first place in all three categories of the competition: passenger, mission support and mission generation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kimberly Barrera)

Airmen from the 4th Logistics Readiness Squadron grade a tractor during a Vehicle Inspection Roll-By competition at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, March 8, 2021.

Airmen from the 4th Logistics Readiness Squadron grade a tractor during a Vehicle Inspection Roll-By competition at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, March 8, 2021. The tractor from the 4th Civil Engineer Squadron won first place in the mission support category at the competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kimberly Barrera)

Airmen from the 4th Logistics Readiness Squadron grade a tractor during a Vehicle Inspection Roll-By competition at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, March 8, 2021.

An Airman from the 4th Logistics Readiness Squadron inspects an M1078 light medium tactical vehicle during a Vehicle Inspection Roll-By competition at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, March 8, 2021. The average age of the base’s vehicle fleet is 12 years old. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kimberly Barrera)

Airman from the 4th Logistics Readiness Squadron inspects an R-12 hydrant servicing truck during a Vehicle Inspection Roll-By competition at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, March 8, 2021.

Airman from the 4th Logistics Readiness Squadron inspects an R-12 hydrant servicing truck during a Vehicle Inspection Roll-By competition at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, March 8, 2021. The R-12 fuels aircraft faster than conventional trucks by pumping fuel directly from the underground piping system. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kimberly Barrera)

Airmen from the 4th Logistics Readiness Squadron use a check list to grade vehicles during a Vehicle Inspection Roll-By competition at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, March 8, 2021.

Airmen from the 4th Logistics Readiness Squadron use a check list to grade vehicles during a Vehicle Inspection Roll-By competition at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, March 8, 2021. Vehicles were graded on cleanliness and overall appearance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kimberly Barrera)

An M1078 light medium tactical vehicle drives down the street during a Vehicle Inspection Roll-By competition at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, March 8, 2021.

An M1078 light medium tactical vehicle drives down the street during a Vehicle Inspection Roll-By competition at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, March 8, 2021. The tactical vehicle is designed to transport cargo and service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kimberly Barrera)

Leadership from the 4th Mission Support Group watch vehicles drive by during a Vehicle Inspection Roll-By competition at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, March 8, 2021.

Leadership from the 4th Mission Support Group watch vehicles drive by during a Vehicle Inspection Roll-By competition at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, March 8, 2021. During the event, base leadership recognized the work vehicle maintenance and unit vehicle control officers put in to maintain the health of the base’s fleet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kimberly Barrera)

SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. --

The 4th Logistics Readiness Squadron works hard to ensure the base’s vehicles are running well and ready for any mission. To showcase and instill unit pride, the 4th LRS held a Vehicle Inspection Roll-By at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, March 8, 2021.

The Vehicle Inspection Roll-By is a base-wide vehicle competition.

“The Roll-By is a good way for leadership to see how the base vehicle fleet helps make the mission happen,” said Staff Sgt. Andrew Fonke, 4th LRS noncommission officer in charge. “It also gives leadership the opportunity to recognize the hard work vehicle maintenance and unit vehicle control officers put in to take care of their vehicles and increase the health of our vehicle fleet.”

Units from across the base participated in the event. The vehicles were grouped into three categories: passenger, mission support and mission generation.

“The criteria for judging the vehicles was cleanliness and making sure the vehicles don’t have dents or scratches and that they are being taken care of,” said Airman 1st Class Angelina Carrero, 4th LRS fleet management and analysis specialist.

Fire trucks, R-11 fuel trucks, tractors, bread trucks, a telephone maintenance truck, transit vans and sedans came out to show off their wheels and bumpers.

The 4th Civil Engineer Squadron was the big winner of the day, taking first place in all three categories.

Various base leadership including Lt. Col. Robert Fekete, 4th LRS commander, Lt. Col. Gregory Jones, 4th Mission Support Group deputy commander and Capt. Justin Pilant, 4th LRS vehicle management flight commander, came out and watched the competition to show their support.

“These vehicles are expected to last 20 years and the average age of our fleet is about 12, it behooves us to take care of them, wash, polish them up and put some wax on them every once in a while,” said Pilant.

Vehicles are used all around the base to perform many tasks and transport Airmen. Specialized vehicles are used to deliver equipment to the flightline, carry and load bombs, respond to emergencies and much more.

 
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