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926th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

Mission

The 926th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, under the 926th Group, is located at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., as an associate unit to the United States Air Force Warfare Center. Through Total Force Integration, Reserve aircraft maintainers work side by side their Regular Air Force counterparts providing skilled manpower and continuity to accomplish the mission.

Personnel integrated into the USAFWC's 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron work on F-15 C, F-16 C/D and F-22A aircraft, supporting flying programs for the 64th and 65th Aggressor Squadrons, U.S. Air Force Weapons School and 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron.

Additionally, 926th AMXS personnel are integrated into the United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, The Thunderbirds, maintaining its F-16 aircraft.

Background

The unit began at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, La., as the 926th Organizational Maintenance Squadron. It then became the 926th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron in 1966 until flightline maintenance was reorganized under the operations group in 1992. The unit was activated as the 926th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron in October 2002 when flightline maintenance realigned to the maintenance group, and was then deactivated in 2005 as a result of the base's closure.

The unit found a new beginning at Nellis AFB as the 307th Fighter Squadron, Detachment 3, as Air Force Reserve Command's associate detachment manned by maintainers, fighter aircraft instructor pilots and sensor operators.
In May 2006, the detachment was renamed the 78th Reconnaissance Squadron in an initiative to increase the U.S. Air Force Reserve's presence at Nellis.

The 78th RS evolved into operating Unmanned Aerial Systems at Creech AFB, while its maintainers remained at Nellis. The unit of maintainers was re-designated the 926th Group, Detachment 2 in October 2007.

Due to an increase in personnel and responsibility, the detachment grew to become the 926th Aircraft Maintenance squadron, activated May 1, 2009.

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(Current as of July 2009)