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731ST MUNITIONS SQUADRON

Posted 3/19/2010 Printable Fact Sheet

MISSION
The 731st Munitions Squadron endeavors to be U.S. Air Forces in Europe's premier munitions hub, capable of receiving, maintaining, and shipping munitions by rail, sea, or road to any destination globally.

VISION
The 731st MUNS will accomplish its mission through the efficient utilization of its resources and unique location, while expanding its infrastructure to meet future mission goals.

PERSONNEL AND RESOURCES
The more than 128 active-duty personnel filling 13 Air Force specialty codes are assigned to 14 sections within the unit's four flights. They maintain USAFE's largest and most dispersed conventional munitions stockpile valued at $423 million. The squadron also maintains serviceable munitions for war reserve stocks for allies. The vehicle fleet consists of 72 vehicles worth $4.4 million and 32 units of aerospace ground equipment valued at $500,000.

ORGANIZATION
The four flights within the 731st MUNS are the commander's support section, materiel, systems and production. The unit has its own aerospace ground equipment and vehicle maintenance facilities and accompanying personnel. The unit, which is located at Camp Darby, Italy, falls under the 31st Maintenance Group, 31st Fighter Wing, and is located at Aviano Air Base, Italy.

LINEAGE
Constituted as 731 Air Materiel Squadron on 4 Apr 1945. Activated on 13 Jun 1945. Inactivated on 7 Nov 1945. Disbanded on 8 Oct 1948. Reconstituted, redesignated as 731 Munitions Support Squadron, and activated, on 1 Aug 1996. Inactivated on 20 Jun 2001. Redesignated as 731 Munitions Squadron on 17 Jul 2009. Activated on 31 Jul 2009.

ASSIGNMENTS
489 Air Service Group, 13 Jun-7 Nov 1945. 31 Logistics Group, 1 Aug 1996-20 Jun 2001. 31 Maintenance Group., 31 Jul 2009-.

STATIONS
Oberweisenfeld, Germany, 13 Jun 1945; Cambrai/Niergnies, France, 28 Jun-Aug 1945; Seymour-Johnson Field, NC, 26 Aug 1945; Mitchel Field, NY, 4-7 Nov 1945. Araxos Radio Relay Site, Greece, 1 Aug 1996-20 Jun 2001. Livorno, IT, 31 Jul 2009-.

SERVICE STREAMERS
World War II European-African-Middle Eastern Theater.

DECORATIONS
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 2 Apr 1998-1 Apr 2000.

(Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through Jul 2009.)

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