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TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — The 513th Upkeep Squadron change of command ceremony was held March 2, 2024, and Col. Alison Schorr, 513th Air Management Group deputy commander, presided over the ceremony.

Lt. Col. Carol Stanley relinquished command and Maj. Ashley Hewko took command of the 513th MXS.

The 513th Upkeep Squadron works along with the 552nd Air Management Wing and active-duty upkeep groups and is chargeable for all intermediate-level plane and assist tools upkeep for the E-3 Sentry AWACS. 

The 513th Air Management Group’s mission is to offer theater and Air Power commanders with skilled aircrews and upkeep personnel and methods for airborne surveillance, warning and management of U.S. and allied army plane.

The group was activated at Tinker Air Power Base, Oklahoma, in 1996, changing into the primary Air Fight Command affiliate group. The Air Power Reserve’s affiliate program merges Reserve items with active-duty items at Air Power bases all through the US. This system, which started in 1968, creates Reserve items that share joint use of active-duty plane and tools for coaching and work straight with active-duty personnel.

Reservists fly the identical missions, set up autonomous Reserve items and keep the identical skilled requirements as their active-duty counterparts. Affiliate unit aircrews fly day by day on missions all through the world. The flexibleness of the affiliate program permits a Reserve aircrew member to fly as a part of an active-duty crew or with an all-Reserve crew. Affiliate items additionally present plane upkeep personnel to keep up the plane.

The 513th’s subordinate items embrace the 970th Airborne Air Management Squadron, the 513th Operations Assist Squadron, the 513th Plane Upkeep Squadron and the 513th Upkeep Squadron.