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This is a Fighter Wing This is a FIGHTER Wing
We are the keepers of military power, entrusted by our nation to wield immense lethality at a moment’s notice. Are we full-up ready for a fight if it kicked off tonight?
0 11/14
2017
Lt Col Glenn Cameron Oh, the places you’ll go
Everyone knows Dr. Seuss’ famous phrase. It’s filled with hope and excitement, possibility and wonder. Now let’s apply it to everyday life and the Air Force.
0 11/06
2017
Physical Therapy clinic 31 MDOS celebrates National Physical Therapy Month
October was National Physical Therapy month. During this month, the 31st Medical Operations Squadron Physical Therapy clinic raised awareness on the importance of physical therapy to decrease pain, improve mobility, and help people engage in healthy lifestyles.
0 11/02
2017
Default Air Force Logo Salute those who save: Celebrate prevention efforts
From the moment we join the Air Force we learn about being a wingman. But do we really grasp how this simple concept can make a huge difference?
0 10/04
2017
Lt. Col. Terry Wanner Jr. 731 MUNS: Known to few, vital to many
As our nation celebrated Independence Day on July 4th this year, I landed at Pisa International Airport bound for U.S. Army Garrison, Darby Military Community [Camp Darby], Livorno Italy, ready to take command of the 731st Munitions Squadron, an Air Force tenant unit located just minutes from the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa.
0 9/20
2017
First impressions: Sponsors impact newcomers for life First impressions: Sponsors impact newcomers for life
I arrived at Aviano Air Base as a brand new second lieutenant in November 2001 and left kicking and screaming three years later. The 31st Maintenance Squadron was my first Air Force assignment and I cannot truly express how happy and proud I am to return to the same squadron 13 years later and now command it.
0 9/06
2017
Lt. Col. Jerry Fausch, 31st Medical Operations Squadron commander, visits his emergency medical technicians at Aviano Air Base, Italy, August 4, 2017. His squadron provides approximately 36,000 outpatient visits annually to almost 8,700 beneficiaries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Brooks) There’s a warrior within every medic
I have developed a habit of introducing myself as an aerospace physiologist or, more recently, as the 31st Medical Operations Squadron commander.
0 8/09
2017
Lt. Col. Thomas Haas, 31st Force Support Squadron commander, poses for a portrait July 12, 2017, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. The 31st FSS is the 31st Fighter Wing's largest and most diverse squadron, comprised of more than 600 military and civilian personnel whose primary mission is to enhance combat capability, readiness, and quality of life for a community of nearly 10,000 military members, Department of Defense civilians, local national employees, and dependents. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cory W. Bush) The new lieutenant: Getting comfortable being uncomfortable
I recently had a conversation with a young officer who was frustrated by the steep learning curve in a tough job to which she was freshly assigned. While she was fully committed, she was building experience along with some professional bruises, and knew she was bound for additional missteps along the way.
0 7/13
2017
Lt. Col. Jeffrey Thompson, 31st Communications Squadron commander, offers insight to Airmen about balancing work and home life through resiliency. Thompson believes it's essential to find balance in order to be effective for the wing's mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cary Smith) Sink or sail: Are you in balance?
I’ll admit, I struggled to find an appropriate aircraft analogy to capture personal readiness – balancing work and personal life with resilience to combat life’s hard knocks.
0 6/28
2017
Col. Jenise M. Carroll, 31st Mission Support Group commander, celebrates her group's achievements May 30, 2017, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. Carroll wrote a commentary on the milestones and success of the units she leads. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cary Smith)   Lookback by our mayor
Since 2015, I’ve had the distinct privilege and honor of commanding the 31st Mission Support Group, which supports the 31st Fighter Wing defend U.S. and NATO interest, deter aggression and develop Team Aviano.
0 6/20
2017
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