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552nd Maintenance Group



The 552nd Maintenance Group is an operational unit of Air Combat Command's 552nd Air Control Wing, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.

The 552nd Maintenance Group directs logistics support of 28 E-3 Sentry aircraft valued at $8.4 billion, flying approximately 14,500 hours from numerous locations world-wide. The group leads over 1,500 personnel performing maintenance at both the organizational and intermediate levels. It provides
trained personnel, resources, and equipment to support national policy, contingencies, and one of Air Combat Command's largest flying training programs, generating approximately 2,050 sorties annually.

The 552nd Maintenance Group consists of the Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, the maintenance Operations Squadron, the Equipment Maintenance Squadron, the Component Maintenance Squadron, and the Maintenance Quality Flight. The Maintenance Quality Flight monitors the maintenance effort and determines ways to increase aircraft and equipment reliability and
The 552nd Maintenance Operations Squadron directs all civil engineering, logistical plans, supply, security, environmental programs, and mobility operations for the 552nd Air Control Wing. Additionally, it performs maintenance support and conducts training for all wing logistics/maintenance personnel.
The 552nd Equipment Maintenance Squadron performs on- and off-equipment maintenance of aircraft and aircraft components. It is responsible for completing isochronal inspections and provides inspection, rig and manufacture or repair of major airframe components. The unit also accomplishes maintenance of both powered and non-powered aerospace ground equipment.
The 552nd Component Maintenance Squadron's accomplishes on- and off-equipment repair of E-3 aircraft systems. The 552nd Component Maintenance
Squadron plays a significant role in accomplishing the wing mission as it is solely responsible for the maintenance of the E-3's weapon system, its sophisticated surveillance radar and computer systems. The unit is also responsible maintaining support equipment components and resolving technical problems associated with this equipment.
The 552nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron provides sortie generation capability and extensive onequipment maintenance support for worldwide deployment
of the E-3 Sentry aircraft. The squadron of over 600 personnel is comprised of three aircraft maintenance units (Red, White and Blue) and a support flight directly supporting six flying squadrons.

The 552nd Logistics Group was activated May 29, 1992, as a result of the reorganization of the 552nd Air Control Wing and the retirement of the 28th Air
Division. The group was reorganized and renamed the 552nd Maintenance Group during an Air Force reorganization in July 2002.