SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --
Training Detachment 13, 372d Training Squadron
Air Force Base, Nevada
Aircraft Maintenance courses to Nellis, Creech, en route, and TDY students
Field Training and Training Support that makes a lasting difference
372nd Training Squadron’s Detachment 13 is comprised of 33 instructors spanning
15 Air Force Specialty Codes. It is one
of the most diverse training detachments in AETC offering 93 maintenance courses
on eight weapons systems (A-10, F-15, F-16, F-22, F-35, HH-60, MQ-1, and MQ-9). They are also home to one of four Air Force
AMMO instructors providing munition maintenance training across the globe. The
detachment is charged with supporting 11 units across Nellis and Creech Air
Force Bases. “The amount of airpower
produced between Nellis and Creech is very impressive and our production data
reflects a snapshot of how this capability is supported,” said Production
Superintendent, Master Sgt. Carl Busse. Last calendar year the detachment taught 252
courses which translates into over 16,900 teaching hours and the graduation of
836 Air Force warriors. To date this
year, they have taught 202 courses, 11,300 hours and graduated 572 Airmen.
personnel who make up the detachment are just as unique and diverse as the
missions they support. They have made
this my favorite assignment,” said Detachment Chief, Senior Master Sgt.
Kenneth Kramer. From a member who has
ranked nationally on the Air Force Shooting Team, to members who build race
cars, tattoo, run a car detail business, and home brew. Another responsibility of Detachment 13 includes
aircraft trainer development. As the
lead F-15 Trainer Development Team, they are responsible for managing a 68.5
million dollar acquisition program. The
program includes coordinating modifications of maintenance training devices
with DoD contractors to ensure the trainers match the evolving capabilities of
actual aircraft, in this case F-15C/E Eagles and Strike Eagles. “As goes Nellis, so goes the Air Force. Home to the United States Air Force Warfare
Center, this base is the central hub where testing, tactics and training are honed.
In essence, Nellis sharpens America’s
combat edge and our instructors’ efforts are a true testament to the fear that
Airpower brings to the fight,” said Detachment Commander, Capt. Salvador
Medrano. The detachment’s hard work was reflected when they earned the 372nd
Training Squadron’s Detachment of the Year Award for 2015 and you can expect
more great things to come.
Det 13…We’re all in!