Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Nine shops seeing big changes

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- The 325th Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment (AGE) shop is one of nine shops in the squadron making the transition from contracted personnel to active duty. The swap is to accommodate the Oct. 1 mission change from Air Education and Training Command to Air Combat Command. With a combat-coded F-22 Raptor squadron coming, the shop must be ready to deploy. The first airmen started arriving in the spring. AGE is home to more than 800 pieces of equipment supporting around 60 aircraft. The shop will also be making the switch to a 24/7 operations. The other eight shops making the transition are Egress, Fuels, Wheel and Tire, Low Observable, Non-Destructive Inspection, Metals Technology, Crash Recovery and Armament. (Source: 325th Fighter Wing Public Affairs, 09/17/12)