• 31 AMXS creates Airmen for life

    Being an Airman isn’t just about joining the U.S. Air Force. This belief is what encouraged 31st Maintenance Group leadership to create the Airman 4 Life program, which aims to teach Airmen important life skills to prepare them for life outside of the military - whether that be at the end of a four to six year enlistment, or retirement 20 years down the road.
  • 724th AMS participates in Nodal Lightning

    The 724th Air Mobility Squadron participated in exercise Nodal Lightning the week of October 19, 2020. Nodal Lightning is a readiness exercise conducted by the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing.
  • USAFE-AFAFRICA Airman of the Year leaves big shoes to fill

    As Senior Airman Maria Naranjo, 606th Air Control Squadron cyber transport systems technician, prepares to head out to her next duty station, she leaves behind big shoes to fill as the 2019 U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Airman of the Year.
  • 31st FSS conducts search and recovery training

    Airmen from the 31st Force Support Squadron conducted annual search and recovery training Oct. 15, 2020, to certify 23 newly-appointed search and recovery members.
  • 606th ACS executes large-scale deployment

    The 606th Air Control Squadron deployed Airmen and assets from 13 different Air Force Specialty Codes to six locations throughout Southwest Asia, Oct. 12, 2020.
  • 31st FW Airmen put ‘AFE’ in safe

    Pilots from the 555th Fighter Squadron rush into the locker room, preparing for another day of flying during NATO enhanced Air Policing. Music is blasting from a portable speaker as they laugh, smile and throw on their gear before heading out. As the pilots prepare to focus on the flight ahead, Airmen from the 31st Operations Support Squadron are busy ensuring the aircrew is walking out the door with serviceable equipment.
  • 731st MUNS conducts Waking Giant

    The 731st Munitions Squadron assigned to the 31st Maintenance Group, Aviano Air Base, Italy, and located at Camp Darby, Italy, conducted in exercise Waking Giant, Oct. 7, 2020. The exercise involved the entire squadron and simulated a contingency environment in U.S. Air Forces in Europe.
  • Leo Cinquemani celebrates 50 years at Aviano

    The Cinquemani family has been a part of the U.S. partnership with Italy since World War II, fighting and working side by side with their American counterparts. Leo Cinquemani will retire on December 31, 2020, and take a piece of Aviano’s legacy with him.
  • 31st FW Airmen meet with Bulgarian students

    While supporting NATO’s enhanced Air Policing mission, 31st Fighter Wing Airmen gave 35 students from First English Language School in Sofia, Bulgaria, a U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon tour at Graf Ignatievo Air Base, Oct. 2, 2020. During the event, Aviano Airmen taught students about what it’s like to serve as a pilot and maintain the F-16s.
  • Maintaining the mission: Behind-the-scenes Airman makes it happen

    “The first time I remember going to Africa was in 2004, I was seven years old and I didn’t know much of what was going on,” said Senior Airman Arthur Leese, 555th Fighter Squadron aviation resource manager.