373rd Training Squadron (TRS) Detachment 4

373rd Training Squadron (TRS) Detachment 4

The 373 Training Squadron Detachment 4 is a tenant unit on Little Rock AFB. The 373rd TRS has a dual role training both MRA, (Mission Ready Airmen), new pipeline students straight from initial technical school at Sheppard AFB and FTD courses, advanced journeyman and craftsman-level training such as new C-130J transition courses that teach basic nomenclature and theory of operations of systems and subsystems.

All new active duty, guard and reserve C-130 Crew Chiefs come through the schoolhouse for a 19 day course in which Airmen are awarded the 3-skill level aircraft maintenance badge upon graduation.

Detachment 4 supports over 80 Active, Guard, and Reserve C-130 units worldwide. They also train maintainers from over 15 allied nations. All totaled the 373 TRS Det 4 trains approximately 1600 maintainers a year in all C-130 maintenance career fields here at Little Rock Air Force Base.

Organizationally, Det 4 is a geographically separated unit of the 373d Training Squadron, 982 Training Group, 82 Training Wing, Sheppard AFB, Texas. The FTD mission of Detachment 4 is funded through the 19th Airlift Wing Maintenance Group and work almost daily with the 19th and 314th Airlift Wing Maintenance Groups since these are Detachment 4's primary customers.

373rd TRS mission

To provide state-of-the-art, high fidelity aerospace maintenance training in direct operational support to the 19 AW, 314 AW, 463 AG, 189 AW, AEF, DoD components, and allies-anytime, anyplace!


To provide flexible training worldwide, anticipate and exceed the needs of our customer and emphasize cost effectiveness while promoting the highest standards of quality instruction!


updated November 2023