31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
Published April 20, 2009
The 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron plans and directs expeditionary aircraft generation and maintenance operations with 485 personnel in 20 Air Force specialties. It maintains 50 F-16C/D aircraft valued at $1.34 billion and manages a budget of $405,000. The 31st AMXS provides diverse repair capabilities for aircraft, avionics, weapons and propulsion systems to support delivery of conventional precision-guided and special weapons. It supports 31st Fighter Wing, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and NATO contingency and combat aircraft maintenance requirements.
"A highly trained, cohesive team striving to be the premier U.S. Air Force AMXS... performing safe, expeditionary aircraft maintenance anytime, anywhere!"
The 31st AMXS was established on July 19, 2002 in response to the Air Force combat wing reorganization involving the consolidation of all maintenance personnel, equipment and services to support the 510th and 555th Fighter Squadrons.
Since inception, the 31st AMXS has deployed in support of Operations Southern Watch, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, in addition to supporting Operation Joint Forge from in-garrison. The squadron is postured to seamlessly transition back-to-back deployments in support of both Air Expeditionary Forces 5 and 7, while maintaining its edge through an aggressive flying hour program to include frequent weapons training deployments throughout Europe, such as Rodopi Javelin to Bulgaria, Anatonlian Eagle to Turkey, and Viper Lance to Romania. The squadron's proven commitment to maintenance excellence has led to several outstanding achievements and recognition at all levels. The 31st AMXS was selected as the USAFE Maintenance Effectiveness Award winner for 2005, 2006 and 2007 and went on to win the 2007 U.S. Air Force Maintenance Effectiveness Award. In 2008, the 31st AMXS received the 2008 Secretary of Defense Field-level Maintenance Award. Finally, the 31st AMXS was a key contributor to the 31st Maintenance Group earning the USAFE Clements McMullen Daedalian Maintenance Award for Maintenance Excellence for both 2006 and 2007.