The 403rd Wing is going through a period of growth with the activation of an additional aircraft maintenance squadron solely focused on keeping the 815th Airlift Squadron's 10 C-130J Super Hercules aircraft healthy and in the air. With the approval of a new manning document, the total authorizations for positions in the unit currently being called Detachment 1 is scheduled to be approximately 145 maintenance professionals. The current existing aircraft maintenance squadron will shift their full attention to the weather reconnaissance mission of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron Hurricane Hunters. For more information, read the U.S. Air Force Report to Congressional Committees Report on C-130 Force Structure.
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