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  • 512th Rescue Squadron members coordinate marathon for fallen comrade

    Members of the 58th Special Operations Wing’s 512th Rescue Squadron held a marathon run on Kirtland Air Force Base, Sept. 19, 2020, in honor of a fallen comrade and his passion for running. This year would have been the 24th running of the Air Force Marathon, but this is a first for the 512th RQS.
  • 58th TRS ‘Monster Garage’ meets challenges with innovation

    Suppose your organization is tasked with training 1,500 special mission aviation students a year, from multiple major commands, to perform their operational functions. Their academic phase of training needs to be realistic, and it should not tie up the limited number of flyable aircraft available to train aviators who are in the flight phase of training. In addition, the training must produce maximum value from a relatively minimal investment. That’s one challenge facing the 58th Training Squadron at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. The squadron’s fabrication flight – a team of eight mechanics and technicians – does its part to answer the challenge. Since 2008, they’ve repurposed retired aircraft into, or in some cases, created from scratch, more than two dozen ground-based aircrew training devices. The equipment is housed in a World War II hangar on the base’s west side known as “The Monster Garage.”
  • 58th AMXS keeps aircraft mission ready

    When someone steps foot on the Kirtland flight line, they will see several air frames and countless numbers of Airmen working with those aircraft. Most of those Airmen fall under one of the three aircraft maintenance units assigned to the 58th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. The 58th AMXS works day in and day out to keep the 58th Special Operations Wings’ training mission flying by ensuring aircraft are always ready.
  • 58th SOW hosts children from local hospital

    A cool breeze swept through the air on the flight line, but the cold weather wouldn’t match the warmth of laughter and smiles that filled area. Pairs of feet marched across the chilled pavement at a fast rate, moving to and from different aircraft to see what could be done next. These weren’t maintainers or pilots doing pre- and post-flight checks, but kids experiencing life as a 58th Special Operations Wing Airmen.
  • Pilot to share mindfulness use at TEDx ABQ

    Lt. Col. Jannell MacAulay is many things: a pilot, a leader, a wife, a mother, an academic and a speaker at the upcoming TEDx ABQ event Sept. 9 at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
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