7th Equipment Maintenance Squadron
The 7th Equipment Maintenance Squadron provides aircraft maintenance and munitions support for the B-1B, C-130, transient and special mission aircraft. It is Dyess' largest squadron, with more than 560 people and five flights. The unit is responsible for B-1 phase inspections, aircraft parts fabrication and maintaining all munitions, weapons release systems and aerospace ground equipment on the base.
In the 1980s the 96th Munitions Maintenance Squadron was assigned to Dyess AFB, supporting the 96th Bomb Wing, which became the first wing to operate the B-1B with the arrival of the first aircraft on 29 June 1985. On 1 Oct 1986, B-1Bs assumed SAC alert duties for the first time. On 01 October 1993 the 7th Wing moved to Dyess AFB, where it began flying the B-1 Lancer.
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