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31st Communications Squadron

The 31st Communications Squadron is the U.S. Air Forces in Europe's only communications squadron south of the Alps supporting permanently assigned fighter aircraft; and provides voice, data, airfield, postal and information management services to the Southern Region. The squadron is responsible for the planning, installation, operations and maintenance of over $100 million in command, control, communications and computer systems in support of Presidential airborne missions, the 31st Fighter Wing, 21 geographically separated units, three contingency sites and multinational and joint service forces.

The 31st Communications Squadron was officially constituted as the 31st Communications Squadron, Fighter, Jet, June 15, 1948, and was activated on Aug. 22, 1948. It was redesignated the 31st Communications Squadron on Jan. 20, 1950, and inactivated on Feb. 10, 1951. It was later re-activated on Feb. 14, 1952, but again inactivated on June 16, 1952. On April 1, 1991, it was consolidated with the 1942nd Airways and Communications Service Squadron, which was designated and organized on Jan. 18, 1957. The 31st Communications Squadron is a recepient of the Kosovo Air Campaign streamer and squadron decorations include the Air Force Outstanding Unit award for June 1, 1970 to March 1, 1972; Jan. 1, 1990 to Dec. 31, 1991; April 1, 1994 to April 1, 1996; April 2, 1996 to April 1, 1998; April 2, 1998 to April 1, 2000; March 24, 1999 to June 10, 1999; Oct. 1, 2000 to Oct. 1, 2002; Oct. 2, 2002 to Sept. 30, 2004. The squadron's duty stations include Turner AFB, Ga., from Aug. 22, 1948 to June 16, 1952; Homestead AFB, Fla., from Jan. 18, 1957 to April 1, 1992 and its current location of Aviano AB, Italy, since April 1, 1994. 

31st Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office
Unit 6140, Box 100
Aviano AB, Italy
APO AE 09604