379th Organizational Maintenance Squadron
The 379th Organizational Maintenance Squadron provided operationally ready
bomber and tanker aircraft for all wing missions. In addition, the unit provided
minor maintenance, servicing, and inspection of transient aircraft.
The squadron consisted of four main branches, bomber, tanker, support and
The bomber branch provided the wing with mission-ready B-52Gs equipped with
the Offensive Avionics System / Air-Launched Cruise Missile modified to support
a global mission, including the alert commitment. The branch managed, conducted,
and monitored maintenance on this system.
The tanker branch was responsible for performing preflight, hourly post
flight, and thru flight inspections of aircraft structures, landing gear,
engines, and various other systems and components. It performed operational
checks on hydraulic, electrical, and pressurization systems, and was responsible
for the launch, recovery, towing, and parking of all assigned and transient
The support branch provided, maintained, and stored technical order
equipment, composite tool kits, special tools, aircraft test equipment, and
maintained the squadron's technical order library.
The alert force branch provides the squadron with the support needed for
immediate launch of aircraft. They perform alert preflight inspections and the
servicing, towing, parking, maintenance, and launching of alert aircraft. The
underlying concept of the alert force branch was "We're Ready Now."