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355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron

Staff Sgt. Richard Parsons, 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron non-destructive inspection technician, performs a Fluorescent Magnetic Particle inspection on an A-10 gun bolt here Sept. 16. A Fluorescent Magnetic Particle inspection can detect cracks by magnetizing a part and having magnetic fluorescent particles form around the damaged areas. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Noah R. Johnson)

Staff Sgt. Richard Parsons, 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron non-destructive inspection technician, performs a Fluorescent Magnetic Particle inspection on an A-10 gun bolt here Sept. 16. A Fluorescent Magnetic Particle inspection can detect cracks by magnetizing a part and having magnetic fluorescent particles form around the damaged areas. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Noah R. Johnson)

SrA Ruben Pacheco, 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, makes a patch for an A-10 nose landing gear door here, September 16. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Noah R. Johnson)

SrA Ruben Pacheco, 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, makes a patch for an A-10 nose landing gear door here, September 16. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Noah R. Johnson)

Staff Sgt. Richard Parsons, 355th Equipment Maintenance Sqaudron non-destructive inspection technician, inspects an x-ray of an A-10 nose landing gear door for cracks at here Sept. 16. The x-ray is one of the ways NDI technicians can detect problems with aircraft parts. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Noah R. Johnson)

Staff Sgt. Richard Parsons, 355th Equipment Maintenance Sqaudron non-destructive inspection technician, inspects an x-ray of an A-10 nose landing gear door for cracks at here Sept. 16. The x-ray is one of the ways NDI technicians can detect problems with aircraft parts. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Noah R. Johnson)

Staff Sgt. Tipton Street fills a gouge on an A-10 Thunderbolt II with metal bonded adhesive here, Sept. 15. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Noah R. Johnson)

Staff Sgt. Tipton Street fills a gouge on an A-10 Thunderbolt II with metal bonded adhesive here, Sept. 15. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Noah R. Johnson)


Unit:
355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron

Motto/Slogan/Nickname:
"The Biggest, The Best, EMS"

Mission:
The 355 Equipment Maintenance Squadron is a unified team of five diverse maintenance flights, Aerospace Ground Equipment (AGE) Flight, Armament Flight, Fabrication Flight, Maintenance Flight, and Munitions (AMMO) Flight. We are dedicated to providing world class maintenance support for Davis-Monthan's A-10, C-130, and HH-60 aircraft.

Vision Statement:
"Take care of Business, Take care of each other, The rest will take care of itself!"

Members:
The 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron is comprised of over 660 military maintenance and support personnel and, 27 civilian maintenance and support personnel.

Recent Accomplishments:
2007 Air Combat Command Lieutenant General Leo Marquez Award (Civilian)
2007 ACC Lieutenant General Leo Marquez Award (Munitions/Missile Maintenance CGO)
2007 ACC Munitions Technician of the Year
2007 DMAFB/355th FW Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award (SNCO)
2007 DMAFB/355th FW NCO of the Year
2007 DMAFB/355th FW Airman of the Year
2007 DMAFB/355th FW Civilian of the Year
2007 355th Maintenance Group Lieutenant General Leo Marquez Award (Civilian)
2007 355th Maintenance Group Lieutenant General Leo Marquez Award (Airman)
2008 DMAFB/355th FW General Lew Allen, Jr. Award for Munitions
2008 ACC Outstanding Armament Technician of the Quarter