Aviano News

  • 31 FW RAGE exercise showcases ACE capabilities

    The 31st Maintenance Group held an Integrated Combat Turnaround (ICT) Rapid Aircraft Generation Employment (RAGE) exercise April 1, 2021, to showcase the base’s lethal combat capabilities and proven Agile Combat Employment (ACE) effectiveness.
  • Strengthening partnerships and interoperability between nations

    The 31st Fighter Wing is scheduled to participate in INIOCHOS 21 at Andravida Air Base, Greece, from April 12-22, 2021.
  • 31st FW leadership signs Month of the Military Child proclamation

    U.S. Air Force Col. Christopher Busque, 31st Mission Support Group commander, speaks during the
  • HAF transports 31 FW members to INIOCHOS 21

    A Hellenic air force (HAF) C-130 Hercules, carrying members from the 31st Fighter Wing, takes off
  • 510th FS supports exercise INIOCHOS 21

    A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 510th Fighter Squadron takes off to support exercise INIOCHOS 21, Aviano Air Base, Italy, April 6, 2021. INIOCHOS 21 is an annual exercise in Greece designed to provide advanced and realistic aircrew training to strengthen interoperability of allied and partner air forces. The exercise aims to enhance combat readiness, fighting capabilities and interoperability of the participating forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ericka A. Woolever)
  • 31 MUNS cuts ribbon on new munitions storage area

    The 31st Munitions Squadron hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to unveil their new earth-covered munitions storage modules on Area F at Aviano Air Base, Italy, March 31, 2021. The three modules will allow Airmen from the 31st MUNS to pre-position munitions on the flightline, allowing faster delivery without the requirement of shutting down the highway between Areas F and G to safely cross.
  • Wyvern Writers: Lt. Col. Katherine Hemken

    When I was asked to write an article for Women’s History month, I wasn’t sure that I was the right fit. I see so many talented, successful women who are probably more qualified to write something. But, one of my senior noncommissioned officers convinced me that all I needed to write is my story. I’m not sure if this is what she was expecting, but here goes:
  • Darby Delights: 731 Munitions Airman brings joy to the workplace

    Lost in thought, he walked through the grocery store trying to decide what to have for dinner. Suddenly, someone tapped him on the shoulder and told him they laughed at the comic strip they saw on the local Facebook page. He was surprised that someone recognized him for his work.
  • Always ready: Wyvern EOD

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jordan Burger, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal
  • 31st MDG enhances facility with series of art installations

    The 31st Medical Group (MDG) and a team of mosaic artists worked together to create and install art
  • COMUSAFE visits Aviano

    U.S. Air Force Gen. Jeff Harrigian, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Brion Blais, USAFE-AFAFRICA command chief, visited Aviano Air Base, Italy, March 24-25, and familiarized themselves with the 31st Fighter Wing’s current mission and operations.
  • Buzzards soar over Aviano AB

    A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 510th Fighter Squadron ascends above Aviano Air Base, Italy, March 22, 2021. Increase flying operations are key to the success of maintaining the 31st Fighter Wing’s ‘Adapt, Deter, Dominate’ capabilities. It also provided critical training opportunities for Airmen from the 31st Maintenance Group and 31st Operations Group.
  • Breaking Down Barriers: 1st Lt. Robert O’Neil, Tuskegee Airman

    U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Ashley O’Brien, 31st Fighter Wing Equal Opportunity superintendent, recalls a memory of her sitting in a sixth grade classroom, hanging onto every detail of a Tuskegee Airman’s words as he recounted his escapades.
  • Aviano on Fire: 2020 AF Fire Department of the Year

    Aviano’s Fire Department extinguished the competition in this year’s Air Force Fire Department of the Year, saving lives and getting the mission done during 2020’s COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 31 FW trains with ITAF

    Integrating multiple trainings on different objectives is critical to ensuring the collective defense of the NATO alliance. Airmen honed their operational and tactical skills while familiarizing our ITAF counterparts.
  • 31st FW conducts ACE dispersal exercise

    In addition to participating in an Agile Combat Employment dispersal exercise, F-16s from the 510th FS also deployed to Germany for exercise Agile Fury with the 480th FS and the German air force’s 74th Tactical Air Force Wing.
  • 31 FW delivers 70,000 COVID-19 PPE items to local Italian hospitals

    The 31st Fighter Wing donated approximately 44,000 personal protective equipment (PPE) items for healthcare workers to the Ospedale Civile di Pordenone (Pordenone Hospital) in Italy, March 5, 2021.
  • 31st OG Conducts Operation Porcupine 2021

    The 31st Operations Group conducted Exercise Operation Porcupine in Cincu, Romania, March 4,
  • Leaders for Readers; 31 FW commander reads book to Aviano AB children

    U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jason E. Bailey, 31st Fighter Wing commander, reads “Fox in Socks” to
  • 31 FW Airmen receive second Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kimberly Carranza (right), 31st Healthcare Operation Squadron family
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