372nd TRS, Det 11: field training and support that makes a lasting difference

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  • By Lt. Col. Kenneth Shinn
  • 372nd Training Squadron

Unit:                Detachment 11, 372d Training Squadron

Location:        Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona

Mission:          Make great maintainers and communicators even better

Vision:             Provide field training and training support that makes a lasting difference

Staff:               45 Active Duty

What We Do:

Detachment 11 is located in the southern part of Arizona in the city of Tucson.  The detachment spans across four facilities utilizing 10 maintenance trainers and 157 equipment items all valued in excess of $16M. Det 11 consists of 45 instructors who teach 69 courses across five platforms (C-130J, A-10, HH-60, F-16, and EC-130) in support of the 355 FW and three tenant units.  “Since we support such a wide variety of aircraft, we have the unique opportunity to tap into several personnel with varied AFSC knowledge and expertise, and help network maintainers around the world” said Detachment Commander Capt. Katie Higgins.  Det 11 is home to the only A-10 Mission Ready Airman program and CONUS 2M program in the Air Force.  The 2M program is unique in that it is actually Navy curriculum which presents its own challenges.  Our team has consistently set the standard and has been recognized by the Naval Sea System Command as the “best program in DoD” (now 7th year running).

Lastly, the detachment’s future looks very promising, despite the anticipated retirement of the A-10.  “We are excited to be a part of the bed down for the new HH-60W platform and its training requirements, as well as being a foundational leader in the C-130 AVP glass cockpit upgrade,” stated Detachment Chief Senior Master Sgt. Daniel VerNooy. There are a lot of great things on the horizon, so expect great things from the maintainers of Detachment 11…

“Detachment 11 out.”