Monday, June 24, 2013

Two squadrons now history

Two maintenance squadrons, one at Eglin Air Force Base and the other at Tyndall Air Force Base, were recently deactivated. The 33d Maintenance Operations Squadron (MOS) was inactivated June 13. The unit was the only military maintenance organization to house airmen, Marines and sailors in the Department of Defense's first of its kind for the F-35 program (Source: 33rd Maintenance Group, 06/20/13). At Tyndall, the 325th MOS was inactivated June 20. The squadron provided key maintenance analysis data, flying and maintenance scheduling management and flight line operations oversight (Source: 325th Fighter Wing Public Affairs, 06/20/13). The inactivations resulted from the Air Force’s decision last year to reorganize maintenance support in part because of a lack of field-grade officers in the maintenance career field.