Master Sergeant Jesus Herrera is this week's Wyvern Warrior! As the Flight Safety Division superintendent at Aviano Air Base, Italy, MSgt Herrera is responsible for mishap prevention, investigations and tracking. He's also in charge of the Bird/Wildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard program and personally rebuilt 12 bird cannons from his home, saving $300,000. A Denver, Colorado native, he arrived at Aviano in September 2016 and has served in the Air Force for the last 19 years. In the future, he wants to finish his master's degree and strives to achieve the rank of Senior Master Sergeant. Herrera's personal motto is, "do more of what makes you happy." Keep up the good work MSgt Herrera, your great example sets the tone for the rest of the Aviano team.
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Beau Diers, 555th Fighter Squadron commander, gives a hand signal during a preflight walk around at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Feb. 12, 2019. Diers has commanded the Triple Nickel since June of 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caleb House)
U.S. Air Force Col. Richard Nelson, 31st Operations Group commander, talks with a Slovenian Armed Forces leader about communication equipment, Jan. 22, 2019, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. 31st Fighter Wing leadership accompanied the Slovenian military leaders on their tour of the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Sommer Giron)
Our latest #WyvernWarrior is SSgt Paul Guzman, a Functional Systems Management Technician with the 31st Logistics Readiness Squadron. His position requires extensive knowledge of information technology. SSgt Guzman, typically a vehicle mechanic, used personal research and background knowledge to hone his squadron’s IT experience. 31 LRS is one of the largest squadrons on base, but thanks in part to SSgt Guzman, the unit submits fewer trouble tickets to the 31st Communications Squadron than any other unit! SSgt Guzman was born in Seville, Spain, and loves Bob Marley. He’ll happily watch Terminator 2 any time with anyone, just as long as they don’t chew popcorn with their mouth open. Congrats SSgt Guzman and keep up the great work! #TeamAviano #31LRS #CyberWarrior
80% of F-16 Fighting Falcons ready to go at Aviano AB
31st Fighter Wing Public Affairs
Feb. 21, 2019 | 1:44
The 31st Maintenance Group innovated, consolidated and streamlined maintenance to maintain an 80% availability of aircraft daily.