924th AMXS wins AFRC award

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega Jr.
  • 944th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Located deep in southern Arizona at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Reserve Citizen Airmen demonstrate they are effectively safe, reliable, and combat-ready A-10C “Warthog” maintainers.

Air Force Reserve Command recently awarded the 924th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron with the Air Force Maintenance Effectiveness Award for 2019, in the small aircraft maintenance category.

“This is the first time we won the award,” said Lt. Col. Abel Ramos, 924th Fighter Group deputy commander. “The award is presented to the section, flight, or squadron that demonstrates excellence in the performance of all assigned duties. All our guys work hard day-in and day-out to provide excellence in all they do.”

The timeframe for the award was 1 October 2018 through 30 September 2019. The award recognizes noteworthy maintenance accomplishments, outstanding contributions to the Air Force and the unit’s mission, contributions to cost reduction, process improvement, and suggestion programs, management and care of facilities and equipment, and other significant unit accomplishments.

The 924th AMXS provides maintenance for over 25 A-1C “Warthog” aircraft with approximately 200 maintainers. The squadron currently owns the largest flying-hour program in AFRC, enabling 7,422 flying hours.

These maintainers generate approximately 15 percent of their fighter pilot force and support all components of the Air Force including active duty, Reserve, Air National Guard, and U.S. allies.

In 2019, the squadron was hand-selected by U.S. Air Force Headquarters to lead the Battle Record Information Core Environment application improving flight readiness and data entry shortening turnaround time for routine maintenance.

The 924th Fighter Group is a geographically separated unit with the 944th Fighter Wing located at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.