8 Air Maintenance Squadron
|8 Air Maintenance Squadron|
|Active||April 1, 1993 - Present|
|Branch||Royal Canadian Air Force|
|Motto(s)||Conjunctis Viribus (With Combined Powers)|
|Transport||C-130J Super Hercules, C-130E/H Hercules, C-150 Polaris, C-17 Globemaster|
8 Air Maintenance Squadron is a Royal Canadian Air Force unit. Based at 8 Wing Trenton, it is responsible for supporting 424 Transport and Rescue Squadron, 436 Transport Squadron and 429 Transport Squadron, in their operational roles by performing second line maintenance on systems and components for the CC130E/H, CC130J, CC150 and CC177 aircraft, as well as performing the "C-Check" preventative inspections on the CC130J.
No. 8 Air Maintenance Squadron (8 AMS) traces its roots back to the beginning of flying operations at CFB Trenton. However, it was not until April 1, 1993, that 8 AMS was formed as an element of 8 Wing. The current Commanding Officer of 8 AMS is LCol Todd Murphy and Sqn Chief Warrant Officer is CWO Dan Murphy. Musician Sam Reid of Glass Tiger, serves as the Honorary Colonel for the Squadron.