Specially Maintained

The 27th Special Operations Maintenance Group at Cannon AFB, N.M., merged two maintenance squadrons into one and also stood up a new squadron in a ceremony. The group activated the 27th Special Operations Maintenance Squadron, created from the union of the 27th Special Operations Component Maintenance Squadron and the 27th Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron. The merger “will combine all intermediate- and organizational-level maintenance into one squadron that will include over 10 diverse and unique functions,” said Col. Wesley Norris, 27th SOMXG commander. During Tuesday’s ceremony, the group also launched the new 727th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. “We have a no-fail mission and that mission requires no-fail people to execute it,” said Maj. Marcus Brazell, tasked to lead the new unit. Cannon is home to Air Force Special Operations Command aircraft, including AC-130 gunships, CV-22 Ospreys, and MC-130W Combat Spears. (Cannon report by SrA. Jette Carr)