30 Jul '14, 5pm
#Airmen take over maintenance of C-145As for @AFSpecOpsCmd mission. #AirForce
-- Active duty and reserve Air Force maintainers took over responsibility for the upkeep and repairs of the 16 C-145As assigned here from Sierra Nevada Corporation contractors, July 1. Airmen from the 592nd Special Operations Maintenance Squadron and the 919th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron became accountable for the care of the C-145As here and at two deployed locations. As the Air Force maintainers completed training faster than anticipated, the contract was moved forward from the original end date in December. "As a credit to the trainers, the folks that built the lesson plans, and the mechanics learning, leadership was able to back the contract up six months and save the Air Force about $11 million," said Chief Master Sgt. Brett Elledge, 592nd SOMXS superintendent . The 592nd SOMXS stood up in June 2013 as an active duty maintenance unit for the new A...