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  • 1st SOMXS Air Commandos maintain C-130 engines

    Aerospace propulsion turboprop and turboshaft journeymen with the 1st Special Operations Maintenance Squadron perform maintenance on C-130 engines at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Aug. 3. Aerospace propulsion turboprop and turboshaft technicians test, maintain and repair Air Force Special Operations Command C-130 engines, preparing them to execute missions
  • 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
  • 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
  • 801st SOAMXS welcomes new commander

    Air Commandos and families attend the 801st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Change of Command ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 12, 2017. Maj. Bryan Hogan took command of the 801st SOAMXS from outgoing commander, Lt. Col. Philip Broyles. The 801st SOAMXS performs maintenance on CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft to ensure they
  • Fuel lab keeps 1 SOW engines running

    Fuels specialists with the 1st Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron test petroleum samples from aircraft, vehicles and storage facilities to ensure military assets are provided clean gas. Tests can be conducted using the bottle method test which monitors and minimizes contamination in fuel systems by checking sediment levels in samples.
  • NDI specialist bring imperfections to light

    Non-destructive inspection Airmen with the 1st Special Operations Maintenance Squadron examine aircraft parts for defects at Hurlburt Field Fla., Oct. 17, 2016. These specialist use noninvasive methods to inspect the inside and outside of metal objects to identify possible flaws in systems and equipment. One inspection method is to perform a
  • RED HORSE Airmen ensure unit has drinking water

    Senior Airmen Markita Andrews, left, and Jason Berry, water and fuels systems maintenance journeymen with the 823rd RED HORSE Squadron, install a drinking fountain at the REDHORSE compound on Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 3, 2106. The newly installed fountain will be equipped with a bottle filling station that provides a clean fill with minimal
  • AGE Airmen ensure steadfast ammo transportation

    Senior Airman Miles Shepperd, an aerospace ground equipment journeyman with the 1st Special Operations Maintenance Squadron, repairs an exhaust pipe on a munitions handling unit at the AGE hangar on Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 3, 2106. AGE Airmen routinely repair flightline support equipment such as generators and air condition carts. (U.S. Air
  • 801st Air Commandos ensure CV-22 Osprey's global operational readiness

    Air Commandos with the 801st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron ensure CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft are ready to execute global operations anytime, anyplace. The Osprey is a tiltrotor aircraft that combines the vertical takeoff, hover and vertical landing qualities of a helicopter with the long-range, fuel efficiency and speed characteristics of a turboprop aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)
  • Air Commandos keep Combat Talon II ready to execute global operations

    Airmen with the 15th Aircraft Maintenance Unit perform routine maintenance on an MC-130 Combat Talon II at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Sept. 21, 2016. The 15th AMU is part of the 901st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.
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