SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --
Unit: Detachment 2, 372nd
Location: Shaw AFB, SC
train aircraft and equipment maintainers to meet training, exercise, and real
world commitments anytime and anywhere
superb maintenance training and technical support to enhance the Air Force
global mission, when and where needed.
Motto: We teach with Global Reach!
Staff: 20 Active Duty
What We Do:
“Our detachment supports the host 20th Fighter Wing and the
495th Operations Group,” said Detachment Chief Senior Master Sgt. Robert Patterson. “We have 19 instructors across nine AFSCs that
directly support the largest CAF F-16 unit in the Air Force. Over the last year the detachment has
graduated over 500 warriors.
Additionally, we go where the training is required. Our professionals orchestrated and executed
10 mobile training teams impacting four MAJCOMS around the globe.”
“Along with our training mission, our detachment has focused
on improving the unit, leading people, and managing resources,” said Detachment
Chief Senior Master Sgt. Patterson. “We have made
tremendous strides in improving the unit by acquiring 70 iPads for use in our
detachment. Through perseverance and
maintenance of our relationship with the host MXG, we have successfully matched
real world equipment with the training environment. Our detachment has paved the way in the
department of leading people as well.
The detachment was instrumental in developing a training plan for more
than thirty C-130 cross-trainee crew chiefs.
We worked with the host MTF and AFETS to develop a plan that would
provide initial skills qualifications to the trainees culminating with the
awarding of their 3-level. The training
plan was benchmarked by ACC A4M during a recent site visit. We have also proactively managed our
resources by conducting a 100% inventory on training device crates in
preparation for an avionics trainer upgrade.
The modification is part of a larger plan to reduce our classroom space
requirement from three classrooms to two. We are actively reducing our
footprint at the detachment in preparation for a possible move in our
“Detachment 2 actively supports the base and community
through programs such as Adopt a Highway, Meals on Wheels, and involvement with
all 20FW professional organizations. Train and inspire warriors……..that’s what