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Aerospace propulsion technicians with the 1st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron conducted maintenance on an AC-130U Spooky gunship here, July 6, 2017. Aerospace propulsion technicians test, maintain and repair AC-130U engines, preparing them to execute the mission any time, any place. The AC-130U is one of the Air Force’s premiere multi-role aircraft. It is used for missions such as close air support, air interdiction and armed reconnaissance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) 1st SOAMXS keeps AC-130U Spooky gunships ready to fly any time, any place
Aerospace propulsion technicians with the 1st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron conducted maintenance on an AC-130U Spooky gunship here, July 6. Aerospace propulsion technicians test, maintain and repair AC-130U engines, preparing them to execute the mission any time, any place. The AC-130U is one of the Air Force’s premiere
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Air Commandos attend an orientation briefing at the McKinley Climatic Laboratory at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., March 20, 2017. The AC-130J Ghostrider gunship went to the climatic lab to test its competence to function at 0-degree temperatures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain) AC-130J undergoes arctic temperature cold soak
The AC-130J gunship underwent its first cold soak at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., March 20, 2017. A cold soak is a test done to determine an aircraft's ability to function at O-degree temperatures and discover problems to codify best practices. The gunship will replace the AC-130U Spooky gunship after it completes the final stages of becoming
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Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron salute during the presentation of the colors at an assumption of command ceremony on Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 12, 2017. The 1st SOAMXS is responsible for maintenance on the AC-130U Spooky gunships. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) Broyles assumes command of 1st SOAMXS
Air Commandos and their families attend the 1st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Assumption of Command ceremony at the Commando Hangar on Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 12, 2017. Lt. Col. Philip Broyles, who previously served as the commander of the 801st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, assumed command of the 1st
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