Saturday, March 19, 2011

Maintaining the Mission

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -Staff Sgt Brian McConnell, member of the 358th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew, looks on as members of his team load a GBU-12 bomb onto a Triple Ejector rack during the annual Load Crew competition on the flight line here Jan. 28. Winners of the Load Crew of the Year competition will be announced at the Maintenance Professional of the Year banquet in February. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jerilyn Quintanilla) Hi-res

by Airman 1st Class Jerilyn Quintanilla
355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

3/17/2011 - DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- The 355th Maintenance Group serves as the backbone of the Desert Lightning Team. It is comprised of four squadrons; the Component Maintenance Squadron, the Maintenance Operations Squadron, the Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and the Equipment Maintenance Squadron. The 355 MXG boasts over 1,900 Airmen and provides maintenance support for five aircraft types, ensuring the 355th Fighter Wing mission and that of its tenant units to include the 563rd Rescue Group and the 55th Electronic Combat Group are met.

The Airmen of the 355 MXG provide support for numerous training exercises to include Red/Green Flag, Atlantic Strike, and Emerald Wire. They also enable execution of Air Combat Command's largest A-10C flying hour program, generating more than 11,000 sorties and more than 25,000 flying hours for combat and flying training operations. If it's in the Air...Maintenance put it There!


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