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Default Air Force Logo Battling apathy in the ranks
The military, much like education, suffers from inadequate funding, an overloaded workforce and heavy-handed legislation. Aside from these obvious challenges, apathy is a subtle reality eroding the military and education’s effectiveness.
0 3/22
2017
Default Air Force Logo Unsung heroes of the flightline
When I first took command of the 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, I noticed our guidon was void of any campaign streamers. Knowing aircraft maintainers had undoubtedly been a part of this wing and its legacy of valor through World War II, Vietnam War, the Cold War, and multiple combat operations, I went to our Wing’s Historian to find out why we had not qualified for any campaign streamers.
0 3/08
2017
Airmen from the 31st Fighter Wing board a C-130 Hercules at Aviano Air Base, Italy on Jan. 21, 2017 on their way to Souda Bay, Greece. The Airmen traveled to Souda Bay, Greece, to support a flying training detachment with the Hellenic air force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cary Smith) Micro-deployments: The answer to today’s evolving threats
“The best fighter is not a boxer, Karate or Judo man. The best fighter is someone who can adapt on any style. He kicks too good for a boxer, throws too good for a Karate man, and punches too good for a Judo man.” – Bruce Lee
0 2/22
2017
One couple answers the question, “Of all the things you’ve spent money on as a couple, what made you the happiest?” during a game at a “Forever For Real” event in Polcenigo, Italy, February 11, 2017. The event, hosted by the base chapel and Airman and Family Readiness Center, consisted of a five-course meal and an interactive discussion about finances. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cary Smith) Not your average date night: My fun-filled ‘Forever For Real’ evening
Two years into marriage, and to be honest, daily routines were wearing down the romance.
0 2/17
2017
Lt. Col. Jeff Montgomery, 510th Fighter Squadron commander, poses for a photo on Feb. 8, 2017, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cory W. Bush) Training Airmen: The foundation of our Air Force’s global power
The 510th Fighter Squadron “Buzzards” have a rich legacy of contributing persistent global power for our nation and its allies. During World War II, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, and numerous operations over the past 26 years supporting three combatant commands, the Buzzards have delivered combat-ready airpower to support the joint and coalition fight.
0 2/08
2017
Col Brenda Waters, 31st Medical Group commander, stands for a portrait on Jan. 24, 2017, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cory W. Bush) Medics rock – Prepare to shock!
As the commander of the 31st Medical Group, I’m continually honored to have the opportunity to lead and serve Aviano’s Wyvern medics in our critical role to support the 31st Fighter Wing’s mission to deter aggression, defend U.S. and NATO interests and develop Aviano. Our medics take pride in providing outstanding healthcare for our active duty members, civilians and dependents.
0 1/25
2017
Colonel Gregory Kreuder is the Vice Commander, 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy. (U.S. Air Force photo) Realizing Aviano’s Vision
While Aviano in 3D captures what Team Aviano does on a daily basis, our vision is the destination where we want the consistent and long term practice of our mission to take us. Our end state should be: "A Premier, Go-To Fighter Wing and Trusted Ally, Caring for Team Aviano and Families."We will become "A Premier, Go-To Fighter Wing" through
0 3/09
2015
Gen. Frank Gorenc is Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe; Commander, U.S. Air Forces Africa, Commander Allied Air Command, headquartered at Ramstein Air Base, Germany; and Director, Joint Air Power Competence Centre, Kalkar, Germany. Make it happen, Airmen
Airmen are no strangers to change. Our Air Force was born from change after an exhausting world war when nations were recovering and healing emotionally, physically and financially.The decades following World War II brought us numerous changes: hot and cold wars, technological and aerospace advancements, and manpower ups and downs. Like some of
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2013
Chief Master Sgt. Jeffrey Craver, 31st Fighter Wing command chief, jokes around with his daughter on the porch of his house. For 18 years, his daughter has associated the military uniform with that of safety, security, dignity, trust and respect. However, with more than 700 sexual assaults reported across the Air Force in 2012, the uniform can be a fearful reminder for some that their brothers or sisters in arms assaulted them. (Courtesy Photo) 
A simple request
I read the email with disbelief that there would be 700 sexual assaults across the Air Force in 2012. Some would read that number and claim while not one is acceptable it is still a small percentage given the size of our force. But then I thought what if all 700 were on your base? How is combat capability affected when it would take down an entire
0 3/04
2013
Default Air Force Logo Memorial Day marks beginning of Critical Days of Summer
Memorial Day is a day to remember our fellow Americans who have made the ultimate sacrifice for us and an opportunity to spend time with family and friends.Take this time to honor those who gave their lives to defend our freedoms and those that continue to do so today. Whether you observe this Memorial Day visiting cemeteries and memorial events or
0 5/22
2012
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