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Seven F-16 Fighting Falcons from 510th Fighter Squadron and approximately 150 support personnel from the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano Air Base, Italy, arrived at the U.S. Air Force Aviation Detachment here, Sept. 4 and 5.
Brig. Gen. Barre Seguin took command of the 31st Fighter Wing from Brig. Gen. Jon Norman during a change of command ceremony here, June 9.
While most Airmen at the end of March were parting ways with the hair above their upper lip; a dozen pilots from the 510th Fighter Squadron were parting ways with the hair on their head.
Joint-service combat search and rescue training missions were held for the first-time Jan. 28 to Feb. 11 at Cellina Meduna training grounds near Maniago, Italy.
U.S. Air Force Capt. (Dr.) Rocky Jedick, 510th Fighter Squadron flight surgeon, provided a G-force brief to Romanian air force MiG-21 Lancer pilots in preparation for F-16 Fighting Falcon training, at Campia Turzii, Romania, April 11, 2014.
U.S. and Romanian Airmen met during the Dacian Viper 2014 opening ceremony at the 71st Air Base in Campia Turzii, Romania, April 10, 2014.
The week-long bilateral training exercise between the U.S. and Romanian air forces concluded at the 71st Air Base, Campia Turzii, Romania, April 17, 2014.
Airmen from the Royal Moroccan air force and the U.S. Air Force united at Ben Guerir Air Base, Morocco, April 15, for Majestic Eagle 2013, a bi-lateral training exercise, which will continue through April 26, 2013.
Lt. Col. Adrian Pone's Final Flight with the 510th Fighter Squadron ends in a traditional wet-down (water salute) by friends and family members. This "Fini Flight" marks the end of Pone's time with the Buzzards. Rule!
Poland continues to build its relationship with the United States as both nations' air forces integrate their capabilities in a joint theater security cooperation event July 15-26, 2013.
A U.S. F-16 fighter jet heading for a patrol over northern Iraq crashed in Turkey on Wednesday after apparently suffering engine problems, the first U.S. warplane to go down in more than 200,000 flights over the no-fly zones.
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.
The 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron proved they were not only the premiere maintenance squadron in the Air Force, but also in the Department of Defense, winning one of the six 2008 Secretary of Defense Field-level Maintenance Awards.
Twenty-nine F-16 Fighting Falcon crew chiefs from the 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron were recognized as the top in their field during the Aviano Dedicated Crew Chief Ceremony held here Aug. 31.