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  • This is a FIGHTER Wing

    We are the keepers of military power, entrusted by our nation to wield immense lethality at a moment’s notice. Are we full-up ready for a fight if it kicked off tonight?
  • Oh, the places you’ll go

    Everyone knows Dr. Seuss’ famous phrase. It’s filled with hope and excitement, possibility and wonder. Now let’s apply it to everyday life and the Air Force.
  • 31 MDOS celebrates National Physical Therapy Month

    October was National Physical Therapy month. During this month, the 31st Medical Operations Squadron Physical Therapy clinic raised awareness on the importance of physical therapy to decrease pain, improve mobility, and help people engage in healthy lifestyles.
  • Salute those who save: Celebrate prevention efforts

    From the moment we join the Air Force we learn about being a wingman. But do we really grasp how this simple concept can make a huge difference?
  • 731 MUNS: Known to few, vital to many

    As our nation celebrated Independence Day on July 4th this year, I landed at Pisa International Airport bound for U.S. Army Garrison, Darby Military Community [Camp Darby], Livorno Italy, ready to take command of the 731st Munitions Squadron, an Air Force tenant unit located just minutes from the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa.
  • First impressions: Sponsors impact newcomers for life

    I arrived at Aviano Air Base as a brand new second lieutenant in November 2001 and left kicking and screaming three years later. The 31st Maintenance Squadron was my first Air Force assignment and I cannot truly express how happy and proud I am to return to the same squadron 13 years later and now command it.
  • There’s a warrior within every medic

    I have developed a habit of introducing myself as an aerospace physiologist or, more recently, as the 31st Medical Operations Squadron commander.
  • The new lieutenant: Getting comfortable being uncomfortable

    I recently had a conversation with a young officer who was frustrated by the steep learning curve in a tough job to which she was freshly assigned. While she was fully committed, she was building experience along with some professional bruises, and knew she was bound for additional missteps along the way.
  • Sink or sail: Are you in balance?

    I’ll admit, I struggled to find an appropriate aircraft analogy to capture personal readiness – balancing work and personal life with resilience to combat life’s hard knocks.
  • Lookback by our mayor

    Since 2015, I’ve had the distinct privilege and honor of commanding the 31st Mission Support Group, which supports the 31st Fighter Wing defend U.S. and NATO interest, deter aggression and develop Team Aviano.
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