354th Maintenance Group
Published January 07, 2008
The 354th Maintenance Group provides aircraft and munitions maintenance support to the 354th Fighter Wing's F-16 aggressor aircraft as well as RED FLAG-Alaska, tanker task force, transient and special mission aircraft operating at Eielson AFB. Aircraft maintenance in Alaskan temperatures ranging from 90 degrees in the summer to -60 degrees in the winter can be demanding but no matter what conditions prevail in this beautiful land of extremes, the men and women of the maintenance group "keep 'em flying." The maintenance group staff includes command, quality assurance, information management, engineering technical services, maintenance training, maintenance operations and weapons training functions. In addition, two squadrons are assigned under the group:
The 354th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron provides aircraft sortie production and weapons loading support for the wing's F-16 aggressor aircraft and oversight of tanker task force maintenance operations. In addition to a command staff, the Aircraft Maintenance Squadron has the 18th Aircraft Maintenance Unit with 18 assigned aircraft supporting the wing's 18th Aggressor Squadron. The Aircraft Maintenance Unit is composed of aircraft crew chiefs, system specialists, weapons loaders, electro/environmental, phase inspection, wheel and tire, crash recovery, support personnel and production leaders who are tasked to deploy and generate adversary aerospace power anytime and anywhere.
The 354th Maintenance Squadron provides heavy aircraft maintenance and munitions support for the wing's F-16 aggressor aircraft. In addition, the squadron provides aircraft maintenance and munitions support to RED FLAG-Alaska, tanker task force, transient, and special mission aircraft operating at Eielson AFB. In this squadron are the command staff, avionics, propulsion, accessory maintenance, armament, fabrication, aerospace ground equipment, munitions maintenance and support personnel who are also tasked to deploy and support aerospace power anytime and anywhere. The squadron is also responsible for all 354th Maintenance Group maintenance training, aircraft engine data management, maintenance operations as well as maintenance plans and programs and administrative support for the group staff functions.