• Proud to be a Woman of Maintenance

    Grease-covered combat boots conceal painted toes. Dirt smudges replace foundation. The scent of gunpowder clings to the fibers of her uniform and masks her perfume.Tech. Sgt. Ashley Trim is part of a small percentage of women in the U.S. Air Force who prove maintenance is not just for men.

  • 1st SOMXS Airmen maintain aerospace ground equipment

    Air Commandos assigned to the 1st Special Operations Maintenance Squadron inspect and maintain aerospace ground equipment at Hurlburt Field. AGE specialists play a vital role in ensuring Team Hurlburt’s aircraft are ready for flight by maintaining and repairing equipment that supplies electricity,

  • 1 SOMXS maintains AFSOC’s legacy C-130 engines

    Aerospace propulsion craftsmen with the 1st Special Operations Maintenance Squadron, conduct an engine run in the 1st SOMXS engine test cell at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Aug. 28, 2020. The 1st SOMXS engine test cell is AFSOC’s only active-duty component for servicing legacy C-130 aircraft engines and

  • 901st SOAMXS keeps Talons ready

    Crew chiefs with the 15th Aircraft Maintenance Unit are trained to diagnose malfunctions on the MC-130H Combat Talon II during pre-flight and post-flight inspections, repair and refuel the aircraft, keep detailed records, marshal aircraft and ensure the aircraft are mission ready at all times.

  • 1st SOAMXS welcomes new commander

    U.S. Air Force Maj. Theresa Izell took command of the 1st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Florida, Aug. 19, 2020. The mission of the 1st SOAMXS is to generate combat capability in the form of safe and reliable special mission aircraft such as the AC-130J Ghostrider

  • Air Commandos persevere during aircraft hangar emergency

    "Get everybody out!” Through complete chaos, those three words instantly popped into the head of U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. John Barron, a production superintendent with the 801st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, when the fire suppression system activated in the hangar he was

  • 801st SOAMXS: from piece to beast

    Airmen assigned to the 801st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron perform routine maintenance on a CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 9, 2017. The 801st SOAMXS provides regular maintenance for the Osprey assigned to the 8th Special Operations Squadron.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Air Commandos arm a C-130

    Air Commandos from the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit perform a foreign object debris walk at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 20, 2016. Performing a FOD walk ensures no debris is on the flightline that could cause damage to aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Dennis Spain)