“In order to win you must have courage”
From the Historical book “PLUTARCH’s LIVES”, verse 8.
Aktio Air Base
Hellenic Tactical Air Force (HTAF)
The mission of 131 Combat Group is to maintain efficiency and readiness to a high standard with the appropriate organization, personnel training, and maintenance of the assets and systems provided for or redeployed in order to assume and successfully carry out Air Operations whenever required.
- 1958 Construction of the unit’s first installation.
- 1960 The first air detachment was established.
- 1974 The 131 Combat Group was formed with the 344 Fighter Bomber Squadron and F-84Fs aircraft.
- 1980 Operational and Administrative subordination of Ioannina Air Detachment to the Unit.
- 1981 Construction of the E-3A aircraft support facilities.
- 1985 Completion of the construction of the facilities
- 1986 E-3 aircraft begin operations in NATO missions.