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  • 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.
  • 31st Fighter Wing SERE operations and training

    Cool, yet crisp air hits your face as you go 25 mph per hour up a narrow white road, at an elevation of about 4,000 feet, searching for the pilots who are immersed in a Combat Survival training scenario.
  • Aviano Youth of the Year- Genavieve Osuna

    In the freezing cold winter, 15-year-old Chester Greenwood of Maine had enough of her ears being cold. So she decided to make a wire loop and asked her grandmother to sew fur onto the ends. She invented what we now know as earmuffs.
  • Leadership at a Geographically Separated Unit

    Air Force bases are designed to be self-contained communities with everything Airmen need to live and raise their families. Especially overseas, base amenities such as shopping centers, libraries, chapels, education centers, automotive centers and vet clinics help improve the quality of life for Airmen.
  • Innovation at its finest: MJ-1 STEP

    Munitions Airmen often use the MJ-1 series bomb lift truck to help transport, load and unload a wide variety of munitions and other supplies. Typically, a ladder is used to make small adjustments for precise positioning of supplies during loading. But now, members from the 31st Maintenance Squadron are innovating a locally manufactured platform called the MJ-1 STEP. It’ll be attached to the front wheel area of the MJ-1, where the weapon troops can step up on, eliminating the need for a ladder.
  • Exceptional Leader Spotlight: Master Sgt. Richard Duken

    Some of us don’t go where the path leads, but instead blaze our own trail. When U.S. Airmen choose to be the difference, they are making themselves, the Wing, and the Air Force better.
  • Aviano AB Develops Exceptional Leaders

    U.S. Air Force leaders are often individuals who demonstrate what’s possible. They’re the individuals that deliberately invest in and develop highly skilled and professional Airmen.
  • Aviano Airmen deploy to Afghanistan

    Team Aviano Airmen recently deployed to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Several Aviano Air Base units worked to ensure the deploying Airmen were trained and equipped before departure.
  • Airfield management, dirt boys: Manage a concrete weapon

    In the center of Aviano Air Base sits the most important 8,539-foot stretch of concrete south of the Alps -- the flightline.
  • New sauce in town; Airmen revitalize DFAC

    The La Dolce Vita, Aviano Air Base dining facility, recently made improvements to provide healthier options and enhance the quality of food for Airmen and Soldiers stationed here.
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