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A team of four U.S. Airmen, overseen by their instructor, work together to remove the accessory drive gearbox from an F-16CM Fighting Falcon engine during training at the 372nd Training Squadron, Detachment 202 F-16 Field Training Detachment (FTD) at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., April 25, 2017. The FTD is responsible for training not only active duty maintenance Airmen, but also Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Airmen, and those preparing for a permanent change of station to the Pacific Air Forces area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kelsey Tucker) Building basics: FTD forms maintenance professionals
Armed with wrenches, protective gear and iPads stocked with technical orders and schematics, these Air Force maintenance professionals are ready to go back to school. The school isn’t a normal college or university; these Airmen are attending the 372nd Training Squadron, Detachment 202 F-16 Field Training Detachment, a geographically separated unit from Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas.
0 6/29
2017
Three field training detachments, in support of Global Strike Command’s Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Program activated this year as part of Air Education and Training Command. The 982nd Training Group, under the 82nd Training Wing at Sheppard, recently stood up three FTDs at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, and Francis E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming. “By putting the training process in the hands of AETC, while using Striker Airmen as instructors, AETC can focus solely on providing the training and my folks can focus solely on mission execution of ICBM maintenance,” said Lawrence Kingsley, director of AFGSC Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection.
AETC, AFGSC partner for weapons system training
Three field training detachments, in support of Global Strike Command’s Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Program activated this year as part of Air Education and Training Command. The 982nd Training Group, under the 82nd Training Wing at Sheppard, recently stood up three FTDs at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, and Francis E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming.
0 11/02
2016
A student assigned to the 372nd Training Squadron, Detachment 11, Miniature and Microminiature (2M) Circuit Card Repair course solders a circuit card at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 3, 2016. The 2M program is a part of the U.S. Navy program, but can be applied to multiple airframes in the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier) Training detachment expands maintainers' knowledge AF-wide
From the outside, it’s a barren building with no windows and few travelers through the doors, but down its concrete halls, Airmen from all over the world are expanding their knowledge on aircraft maintenance.
0 10/06
2016
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