Adjutant General visits 145th Maintenance Group Training Assembly Published Jan. 10, 2010 By By Capt Andrea Jenkins 145 MXG Charlotte, N.C. -- The 145th Maintenance Group kicked off its three-day training assembly November 6 at the Charlotte Police and Fire Training Academy with a "Group Year End Review and Recognition Ceremony." With their training modules, troops took part in a variety of activities throughout the long UTA weekend to participate in a Chief's Panel discussion and briefings on Family Readiness, NC Guard Association membership, human relations, Family Care Plan, Government Travel Card use, electronic MPF records and retirements. During the ceremony the Group played host to several guest speakers. Major General William E. Ingram, Jr., North Carolina National Guard' s Adjutant General was on hand to present TAG coins to six recipients for their outstanding achievements and contributions. Accompanying MG Ingram was State Command Sergeant Major Steve Boyles. General Ingram praised the unit's high level of quality maintenance. He stated that he could always tell when he was on a NC aircraft by its outstanding condition. He also stressed the importance of having this type of quality maintenance in order to accomplish the mission. In recognition of MG Ingram's support, he was presented with a plaque from the 145th MXG that proudly displays one of the units' tail numbers engraved onto a silhouette of a C130 aircraft tail. Along with the General Ingram's coin presentations, approximately forty unit members were recognized with AF Achievement and Meritorious Service Medals for their outstanding performance during the 145th Airlift Wing's recent Operational Readiness Inspection. Brigadier General Iwan B. Clontz, Assistant Adjutant General for Air, NCANG, provided the closing remarks for the ceremony. The weekend served to re-energize the unit after a demanding year that included several deployments, two Operational Readiness Exercises and an Operational Readiness Inspection during a high Operations Tempo.