1st Special Operations Component Maintenance Squadron
Published July 02, 2013
The 1st Special Operations Component Maintenance Squadron (1st SOCMS) provides command-wide, organizational and intermediate-level repair capability for a variety of aircraft including the AC-130U Spooky, AC-130H Spectre, MC-130H Combat Talon II, MC-130P Combat Shadow, and CV-22B Osprey. The talented maintenance personnel of 1st SOCMS Accessories Flight perform intermediate-level hydraulic, electrical, and environmental system maintenance as well as organizational-level fuel systems maintenance on aircraft assigned to and transiting through Hurlburt Field. The Avionics, Electronic Warfare and propulsion Flights are the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) Centralized Repair Facilities (CRF) for T-56 engines, propellers, and AFSOC-unique avionics and electronic warfare components for special operations assets worldwide. In addition to supporting AFSOC's aircraft, the 1st SOCMS performs operational testing and development of on-going special communications programs in support of the United States Special Operations Command and the Department of Defense. The men and women of the 1st SOCMS are highly-skilled, highly-trained and stand ready to "vanquish darkness" around the globe.
Constituted 1st Depot Repair Squadron on 1 Oct 1933. Activated on 1 Jan 1941. Inactivated on 6 Nov 1945. Disbanded on 15 Jun 1983. Reconstituted, and redesignated, 1st Special Operations Component Repair Squadron on 21 Sep 1992. Activated on 22 Sep 1992. Inactivated on 1 Oct 1993. Redesignated 1st Special Operations Component Maintenance Squadron on 15 Nov 2006. Activated on 16 Nov 2006.
1st Air Depot Group, 1 Jan 1941; VI Air Force Service Command, 10 Jun 44; San Antonio Air Technical Service Command, 19 Dec 1944; 23rd Air Depot Group, 26 Mar 1945; San Antonio Air Technical Service Command, 23 May-6 Nov 1945. 1st Special Operations Logistics Group, 22 Sep 1992-1 Oct 1993. 1st Special Operations Maintenance Group, 16 Nov 2006-.
France Field, Canal Zone, 1 Jan 1941; Albrook Field, Canal Zone, by 6 May 1943-7 Dec 1944; Kelly Field, TX, 19 Dec 1944-10 Aug 1945; Ft Lawton, WA, 15 Aug-1 Sep 1945; Kelly Field, TX, 21 Sep-6 Nov 1945. Eglin Aux Air Field #9(Hurlburt Field), FL, 22 Sep 1992-1 Oct 1993. Eglin Aux Air Field #9 (Hurlburt Field), FL, 16 Nov 2006-.
World War II American Theater
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor
[16 Nov 06]-30 Jun 07
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
[22 Sep] 1992-[1 Oct 1993]
Ultramarine blue and Air Force yellow are the Air Force colors. Blue alludes to the sky, the primary theater of Air Force operations. Yellow refers to the sun and the excellence required of Air Force personnel. The dagger is symbolic of the unit's support to the Special Operations mission. The crossed wrenches are representative of the mechanical support supplied to various Special Operations aircraft. The lightning bolts are symbolic of the powerful capabilities and precision focus each of the Squadron's four flights (Accessory, Avionics, Electronic Warfare and Propulsion Flights) provides to the unit's diverse fleet of Special Operations aircraft.