by Staff Sgt. E'Lysia A. Wray
49th Wing Public Affairs
12/17/2015 - HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M.-- -- The
372nd Training Squadron, Detachment 10 held a Sole Hands-On Training
Mission Ready Airmen course graduation Dec. 16 at Holloman.
This is the first graduation of its kind to be conducted at Holloman.
The course originally started at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, in 1994,
until it was transferred here about a month ago.
"The F-16 aircraft have moved from Luke AFB to Holloman," said Master
Sgt. Travus Gonzalez, the 372nd TRS, Det. 10 production superintendent.
"Our course requires the aircraft [crewchief] to complete our course
The MRA course teaches F-16 crew chiefs hands-on training needed to perform their basic daily duties on the aircraft.
The material covered includes aircraft launch and recovery, preflight
and postflight inspections, engine oil servicing; Liquid Oxygen, or LOX,
servicing; LOX converter removal and installation; aircraft tire
servicing; and aircraft refueling
"Our F-16 MRA program works closely with the 311th Aircraft Maintenance
Unit and 314th AMU to use their aircraft sorties," said Gonzalez. "It
really is a team effort with the 54th Fighter Group to graduate our
The MRA training has graduated 11,840 Air Force crew chiefs. This
includes Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve members. The MRA
program is set to graduate approximately 450 students at Holloman in
fiscal year 2016.
Upon graduating, students are awarded their 3-Level. They are then
stationed at any of the 68 locations available in the career field to
continue their on-the-job training.