The Airmen, the Black Widows, of the 9th Maintenance Squadron provide specialized aerospace support via expeditious, safe, and reliable maintenance. Our Accessories, Aerospace Ground Equipment, Fabrication, Maintenance, and Propulsion Flights repair, equip, and train to support the world's finest High Altitude Global Integrated Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance mission. We stand ready to deploy anytime and anywhere when called upon, personifying our conviction, "It Will Be Done!"
Nearly 380 active duty, contractors, and civilian members are assigned to the 9 MXS. The unit consists of six flights: Accessories Flight, Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight, Fabrication Flight, Maintenance Flight, Propulsion Flight, and Programs Flight. The unit falls under the 9th Maintenance Group, 9th Reconnaissance Wing, and is located at Beale AFB, California.
Constituted as the 9th Maintenance Squadron, Strategic Reconnaissance, and activated, on 1 May 1949. Redesignated as: 9th Maintenance Squadron on 16 Mar 1950; 9th Field Maintenance Squadron on 16 Jun 1952; 9th Maintenance Squadron on 30 Apr 1992.
1 May 1949 - Fairfield-Suisun (later, Travis) AFB, CA 1 May 1953 - Mountain Home AFB, ID
25 Jun 1966 - Beale AFB, CA
The unit carries the following honors:
Presidential Unit Award:
31 Mar - 31 Dec 1968
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award:
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat "V" Device: 1 Jul 1972 - 30 Jun 1973 1 Jan 1957 - 31 Jan 1958
1 Jul 1967 - 30 Jun 1968
1 Jul 1970 - 30 Jun 1971
1 Jul 1971 - 30 Jun 1972