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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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