Detachment 7, 373d Training Squadron
Detachment 7 of the 373d Training Squadron is a geographically separated Air Education and Training Command unit aligned under the 982d Training Group at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. The Detachment provides advanced aircraft maintenance training to the 1st Special Operations Wing. Thirty-five instructors from 14 aircraft maintenance career fields develop and teach more than 100 formal maintenance courses covering advanced troubleshooting and in-depth theory of operation of aircraft systems, with a special focus on the highly complex aircraft systems unique to Air Force Special Operations Command. The detachment trains more than 2,000 students annually. In addition to supporting the host wing, Detachment 7 also teaches Air Force Reserve technicians from the 919th Special Operations Wing at Duke Field, Fla., AFSOC overseas en route students, aircraft technicians from other services and international students. Instructors often deploy in support of Air Staff-directed conversion training for the Air National Guard, AFR and AFSOC.