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Lt. Col. Jason Zemler, 606th Air Control Squadron commander, leads 300 Airmen from 23 career fields in his squadron at Aviano Air Base, Italy. The men and women of his squadron provide battle management command and control for multiple missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Brooks) What would you say you do here, 606th?
Who you with?! 606. What’s your role?! Air Control.
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Spouses and children of the 31st Munitions Squadron gather to build mock munitions during a family open house event at Aviano Air Base, Italy on Sept. 9, 2016. The family members learned about munition equipment and received a tour of the squadron facilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cory W. Bush) How you fit in
The 31st Fighter Wing’s mission is to Deter Aggression, Defend U.S. and NATO interests, and Develop Aviano and every Airman should know how they fit into the mission and why their efforts matter.
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Col. Matthew Kmon, 31st Maintenance Group commander, poses for a portrait at Aviano Air Base, Italy, April 18, 2017.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cory W. Bush) Picturing my legacy
It’s safe to say the older you get, the more stuff you accumulate as you move from base to base, assignment to assignment. Therefore, it reasons that I have a lot of stuff in my office.
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Default Air Force Logo Destinations: How to get lost in Bologna
I arrived at the Bologna Central Train Station on a cold gray morning with a crump-covered napkin I’d jotted a couple landmarks on. My plan for the day: See the main square and stay out of the rain.
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Default Air Force Logo Defenders: Projecting perfect combat airpower
Every week the 31st Security Forces Squadron leadership team meets with its newest Defenders for a quick welcome brief. I’ve had the honor of offering these briefs to our young Defenders across four squadron commands; and have been humbled to welcome in thousands of our warfighters at various US, overseas and deployed units.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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