Maintainers to hand off C-145 duties in July

Air Force Special Operations Command’s C-145A Skytrucks sit on the flightline ready for a training mission March 23 at Duke Field, Fla.  Currently, the 919th Special Operations Wing maintains both the C-145 and C-146 Wolfhound. The Skytrucks are used as a training and proficiency aircraft for special operators and combat aviation advisors.  The C-146 is an operational nonstandard aviation aircraft.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Sam King)

Air Force Special Operations Command’s C-145A Skytrucks sit on the flightline ready for a training mission March 23 at Duke Field, Fla. Currently, the 919th Special Operations Wing maintains both the C-145 and C-146 Wolfhound. The Skytrucks are used as a training and proficiency aircraft for special operators and combat aviation advisors. The C-146 is an operational nonstandard aviation aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Sam King)

Air Force Special Operations Command’s C-145A Skytrucks sit on the flightline ready for a training mission March 23 at Duke Field, Fla.  Currently, the 919th Special Operations Wing maintains both the C-145 and C-146 Wolfhound. The Skytrucks are used as a training and proficiency aircraft for special operators and combat aviation advisors.  The C-146 is an operational nonstandard aviation aircraft.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Sam King)

Air Force Special Operations Command’s C-145A Skytrucks sit on the flightline ready for a training mission March 23 at Duke Field, Fla. Currently, the 919th Special Operations Wing maintains both the C-145 and C-146 Wolfhound. The Skytrucks are used as a training and proficiency aircraft for special operators and combat aviation advisors. The C-146 is an operational nonstandard aviation aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Sam King)

Air Force Special Operations Command’s C-145A Skytrucks sit on the flightline ready for a training mission March 23 at Duke Field, Fla.  Currently, the 919th Special Operations Wing maintains both the C-145 and C-146 Wolfhound. The Skytrucks are used as a training and proficiency aircraft for special operators and combat aviation advisors.  The C-146 is an operational nonstandard aviation aircraft.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Sam King)

Air Force Special Operations Command’s C-145A Skytrucks sit on the flightline ready for a training mission March 23 at Duke Field, Fla. Currently, the 919th Special Operations Wing maintains both the C-145 and C-146 Wolfhound. The Skytrucks are used as a training and proficiency aircraft for special operators and combat aviation advisors. The C-146 is an operational nonstandard aviation aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Sam King)

DUKE FIELD, Fla. --

In July, the 919th Special Operations Wing will hand over C-145A Skytruck maintenance duties to the contractor, Sierra Nevada.

Currently, the wing's active-duty and Reserve Airmen maintain both the C-145 and C-146 Wolfhound.  

The 919th Special Operations Maintenance Group’s mission will then focus solely on the C-146.  

The Skytruck is used as a training and proficiency aircraft for special operators and combat aviation advisors.  The C-146 is an operational nonstandard aviation aircraft.