Aviano News

  • Wyverns close Fiscal Year 19

    The U.S. Fiscal Year 2019 started on Oct. 1, 2018 for various corporations, government agencies and individuals, and ended on Sept. 30, 2019. These calendars cover a 12 month period and are divided into four quarters, with the U.S. Fiscal Year 2020 currently in session.
  • USAFE Band swings through northern Italy

    The U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa band, Wings of Dixie, recently completed a visit to the Aviano Air Base region in Italy.
  • 31st FW celebrates 25th Anniversary at Aviano

    The 31st Fighter Wing hosted the 25th Anniversary of the 31st FW Celebratory Banquet on Oct. 5, 2019, at Aviano Air Base, Italy.
  • Exceptional Leader Spotlight: Tech. Sgt. Christopher Carey

    The U.S Air Force is constantly evolving in order to win today’s fight and prepare to win tomorrow’s fight. Therefore leadership in the Air Force must be willing to understand what changes are needed to achieve success.
  • Exceptional Leader Spotlight: Developing the next generation of leaders

    There are numerous articles about leadership and how to be a great leader. At times, their suggestions can be too broad or wide-ranging that it can be difficult to know just what to do next when trying to lead.
  • 31st Fighter Wing executes Rapid Buzzard

    U.S. Air Force Airmen and F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing executed a rapid deployment to Graf Ignatievo Air Base, Bulgaria to conduct “hot pit” refueling and participate in the bilateral training exercise, Rapid Buzzard, with the Bulgarian Air Force, Sept 24 to 27, 2019.
  • Disinfection byproducts above drinking water standards

    The DBPs test results received on 19 September 2019 show that our system in Area C exceeds the standard, or maximum contaminant level (MCL) for total trihalomethanes (TTHMs).
  • From first to final flight

    Several thousands of feet in the air, an unlikely reunion takes place at Aviano Air Base, Italy. In the front seat of an F-16 Fighting Falcon is U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Daniel “Deuce” Lindsey, commander of the 510th Fighter Squadron. In the rear is Italian air force Col. Vincenzo Tozzi, commander of Aviano Air Base – and Lt. Col. Lindsey’s flight instructor from 16 years ago at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas.
  • Suicide Prevention: Talking about it is the hard part

    Death leaves a heartache that is often difficult to heal from, because it can be tough to forget someone who gave so much to remember.
  • Small innovation saves 31st FW thousands of dollars

    Innovators can be found around the world, even in the 31st Fighter Wing. Members of the 31st Maintenance Group Air Force Repair Enhancement Program (AFREP) team are such visionaries.
  • USAFE Equal Opportunity conference boosts knowledge, training

    At the Aviano Air Base Equal Opportunity (EO) Office, every day is different. “It’s like Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get,” said Tech. Sgt. Ashley O’Brien, the 31st Fighter Wing’s Equal Opportunity NCO in charge.
  • Team Aviano ‘Unites’ for new program

    In August 2016, U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff General David Goldfein, released his letter to Airmen titled, ‘The Beating Heart of the Air Force…Squadrons!’ where his number one focus was to revitalize squadrons.
  • Town Hall August 2019 Q&A

    Leadership from the 31st Fighter Wing hosted a Town Hall for Airmen, contractors, civilian and Italian employees, and families here, Aug. 13, 2019. The town hall series provides a venue for updating the community on quality-of-life improvements and for leadership to hear suggestions and feedback from the community.
  • 31 FW mission defense team ensures cyber security

    The U.S. Air Force has been tackling cyberspace defense for two decades with Airmen serving around the globe defending air, space and cyberspace domains with defensive cyber operations (DCO) and offensive cyber operations (OCO) forces.
  • The Bridge: Aviano’s Elementary PTA

    At Aviano Elementary, anticipation is high this time of year. Students are excited to start a new grade and teachers are thrilled to meet their new students!
  • The Volunteer Program at Aviano AB

    Volunteering at Aviano Air Base is as easy as reaching out to the Airman & Family Readiness Center. The Volunteer Program on base provides service to others, builds or maintains skill sets, expands networking opportunities, and can be personally rewarding.
  • CAPEX 2019

    Combat Ammunition Production Exercise, an exercise typically located at a Pacific Air Forces base, has been hosted by USAFE the last two years, most recently by the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano Air Base, Italy, from Aug. 5 through 9. 
  • 31 MDG BE Flight practices protecting Wyvern Nation

    As a part of the 31st Aerospace Medicine Squadron (AMDS), the Bioenvironmental Engineering (BE) section provides care and protective measures for Airmen and their families. Usually, this includes heat stress warnings, testing air and water quality for the base, and conducting gas mask fit tests to keep Wyverns prepared for anything. However, they also perform another critical mission role: hazard identification and containment.
  • The Refuge: A place for Airmen, by Airmen

    The Refuge is a place for Airmen, especially those residing in the dorms, to gather for fun, comradery, or even just a break from the daily stresses of life.
  • You got mail: Aviano Post Office Airmen are rapidly ready

    ***DO NOT REPLY- This is an unmonitored email address*** A package has arrived at the Aviano Air Base Post Office addressed to you.
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