Almost 470 flight engineers, aerial gunners and loadmasters who fly Air Force Special Operations Command's CV-22, AC-130 and Non-Standard Aviation aircraft are transitioning to one Air Force specialty code, 1A9X1 Special Mission Aviation starting in November. The new AFSC will also include HH-60 flight engineers and aerial gunners and UH-1 flight engineers from across the Air Force. For promotion within the new AFSC, Airmen transitioning to 1A9X1 can expect the Professional Fitness Exam for at least a year until a Career Development Course and Specialty Knowledge Test can be developed. For more information or for retraining opportunities into Special Mission Aviation, contact Master Sgt. Matt Ardis, CEA In-Service Recruiter, at email@example.com . For questions specific to serving as a SOFCEA in AFSOC, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their Facebook page.
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