The 373rd Training Squadron (TRS) 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 17 academic 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 Airlift Wing Maintenance Group Commander since this group is Detachment 4's primary customer.
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