Aviano News

  • 31st CES Airmen save Hangar

    “It was 3 p.m. and I was finishing a job in building 925 when the facility manager came up to me and he seemed flustered,” said Senior Airman Tyler J. Vance, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron structural journeyman. “I could tell something was wrong.”
  • 31st MXS and 31st CE conduct Hydrazine emergency response training

    AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy-- The 31st Maintenance Squadron (MXS) aircraft fuel systems section and the
  • FS21 strengthens aircraft integration and alliances

    One of the only noises to be heard at Amendola Air Base, Italy, is the thundering sound of three different nations’ fourth-and-fifth-generation fighter aircraft starting up and taking off to participate in Falcon Strike 2021 (FS21), June 7-15.
  • 31 FW participation in FS21 increases lethality through joint operations

    U.S. Air Force Capt. Connor Yancy, 555th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, right, poses
  • 31 FW F-16s participate in Falcon Strike 21

    A U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon assigned to the 555th Fighter Squadron participating in
  • Local Legend: Alessandro Nichilo

    June’s Local Legend, Alessandro Nichilo, is a 57th Rescue Squadron operations liaison and scheduler, and has been part of team Aviano since Aug. 1st, 2019.
  • 31st FW hosts Port Dawg memorial run

    Airmen assigned to the 724th Air Mobility Squadron stand in formation before a ‘Port Dawg’ memorial
  • Italian F-35s train at Aviano, strengthening partnerships

    For the first time ever, two Italian air force F-35 Lightning IIs, assigned to the 32nd Wing, Amendola Air Base, Italy, landed at Aviano Air Base, Italy, May 20-21, in support of Astral Knight 2021.
  • AHA Honors Col. Jason Richter, Federal Health Care Leader

    U.S. Air Force Col. Jason Richter, 31st Medical Support Squadron commander, recently won the American Hospital Association (AHA) 2020 Special Achievement Award.
  • Sunny with a chance of lightning

    The 724th Air Mobility Squadron, an Air Mobility Command tenant unit at Aviano Air Base, participated in exercise Nodal Lightning May 17-21, 2021. Nodal Lightning is a readiness exercise conducted by the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing based out of Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
  • 31 FW, multinational allies conclude Astral Knight 21

    U.S. Airmen, F-16 Fighting Falcons, and HH-60 Pave Hawks assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing participated in exercise Astral Knight 21 at Aviano Air Base, Italy, and several locations throughout Europe from May 13-21, 2021.
  • 31 LRS meets AK21 supply, demand

    Airmen from the 31st Fighter Wing are conducting this exercise across multiple locations throughout Europe with U.S. partners, and among them are the 31st Logistics Readiness Squadron, executing the mission while maintaining the capability to deploy personnel and cargo in support of air and space expeditionary forces.
  • 555th FS Airmen perform operations on AK21 F-16s

    U.S. Air Force Capt. Russell Main, 555th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, sits in an
  • EUCOM leadership visits Aviano

    AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy –Chief Master Sgt. Phillip Easton, U.S. European Command senior enlisted
  • 606th ACS strengthens communication during AK21

    In support of Astral Knight 2021 (AK21), a joint multinational exercise involving six different countries and approximately 1,900 combined joint forces, two 606th Air Control Squadron (ACS) teams are operating out of forward-deployed locations in Slovenia and Croatia. At Aviano, the 606th ACS is on active standby to provide backup air control for the forward-deployed locations.
  • 31st FW kicks-off Astral Knight 2021

    Airmen from the 31st Fighter Wing kicked-off Astral Knight 2021, a joint, multinational exercise
  • 31st FW Airmen participate in 2021 Police Week

    Airman Jamal R. Carter, 31st Security Forces Squadron (SFS) member, drags a fire hose during Police Week at Aviano Air Base, Italy, May 11, 2021. Airmen from the 31st SFS and 31st Civil Engineer Squadron competed in an obstacle course. The course consisted of a hose drag, litter carry, body drag, tire flips, Keiser FORCE Machine, sprints, M4 carbine assembly and disassembly, and a Humvee team push. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ericka A. Woolever)
  • 31 OSS ATCs keep their eyes on the sky

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Daniel Cabezas, 31st Operations Support Squadron (OSS) air traffic
  • IMDT, the art of medicine

    Hippocrates said, "Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.”
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Around the Air Force

  • Air Force releases Bridge Tanker Sources Sought Announcement

    The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center issued a Sources Sought Announcement for the Bridge Tanker Program to determine the number of qualified, interested companies capable of providing solutions for the planned, non-developmental tanker recapitalization program.
  • Under Secretary of the Air Force nominee testifies during Senate Armed Services Committee hearing

    Nominated by President Biden in April, if confirmed, she will assume the position of Under Secretary and Chief Management Officer of the Department of the Air Force.
  • myLearning digital platform expands courseware; announces new features

    Air Education and Training Command’s “myLearning” system is entering phase two of its rollout, adding new features scheduled to be available to Airmen and Guardians early this summer.
  • AFRL’s THOR hammers drones in new video animation

    The Air Force Research Laboratory has created a new video animation that realistically depicts a Tactical High-power Operational Responder, or THOR, destroying swarms of enemy drones in a base defense scenario.
  • Air Force update for COVID-19

    Below are current coronavirus disease 2019 statistics for Department of Air Force personnel:
  • Royal Danish Air Force brings deployment tradition to Shaw AFB

    With 49 years of tradition in the making, the Royal Danish Air Force hosted their first Danish Contingent, or DANCON, march on U.S. soil at Shaw Air Force Base, June 5.
  • Current PCS, household goods affected by supply shortages

    According to a newly released communiqué from the Air Force’s Personal Property Activity Headquarters, “Department of Defense demand this peak (PCS) season has greatly exceeded commercial industry capabilities, largely due to resource constraints associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Per industry, this resulted in a 25% decrease in their labor pool, resulting in (decreased) personal property movement capacity necessary to support private sector and government demand.”
  • AFWERX SBIR/STTR event to help limit barriers of entry for small businesses working with Air Force

    Tech Warrior Enterprise – an AFWERX Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer program – will host its free virtual Tech Warrior Medical OPS event for all qualified small businesses July 19-23.
  • Air Force coins official Maintenance Duty Uniform, adds immediate wear of tactical OCP caps

    Air Force commanders of units with aircraft maintenance, industrial and other labor intensive Air Force Specialty Codes will have the option to authorize wear of a standardized, maintenance duty uniform, also referred to as coveralls, which may be worn on a day-to-day basis upon publication of the updated AFI 36-2903 anticipated for August 2021.
  • CMSAF visits Wright-Patterson AFB

    Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass often gets things started by 4:30 a.m. before embarking on workdays jam-packed full of office tours, command briefs and meeting with Airmen across various installations, which she calls the “best part of my job ... hands down.”
  • Air Guard’s ‘Baby Doc’ overcomes early health condition to become leader in pandemic battle

    Undeterred by a rare health condition early in life, Nevada Air Guard 1st Lt. Caleena Longworth is now on the front line of health care in southern Nevada during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Few in the state have vaccinated more people than Longworth, who has personally administered the vaccine to more than 4,000 people while acquiring the nickname “Baby Doc” from her health care coworkers given her youthful appearance. And she did that all while finishing her medical doctorate at University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine this spring.
  • CSAF, CMSAF visit MacDill AFB

    During the visit, both leaders addressed future policy changes for enlisted and commissioned officer talent management and force structure in addition to answering a variety of questions from basic allowance for housing to how the Civil Air Patrol contributes to the Total Force mission.
  • AF Week in Photos

    This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
  • Air Force readdresses women’s hair standard after feedback

    The change addresses feedback received since the previous guidance was originally published. Specifically, women voiced concerns over difficulty related to securing hair in a manner that does not extend beyond the head.
  • Around the Air Force: Cargo Rockets, Arctic Challenge, Combat Weather Squadrons

    Today’s look Around the Air Force highlights how the service is studying the use of cargo rockets to speed up logistics needs around the world, the Arctic Challenge Exercise 2021 is underway in northern Europe, and there are two new Combat Weather Squadrons in the Indo-Pacific region. (Hosted by Tech. Sgt. Shandresha Mitchell)
  • Crash in the ocean: Air Force aids TBM Avenger pilot

    On a warm, sunny Saturday afternoon, a pilot mans the controls of a TBM Avenger, a U.S. Navy warplane, as he soars over Cocoa Beach, Florida.
  • Alaska Air Guardsmen build homes for Cherokee veterans

    Thirty-eight Airmen with the Alaska Air National Guard's 176th Wing helped build homes for Cherokee veterans in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, May 15-29, as part of the Defense Department’s Innovative Readiness Training program.
  • Air Force NC3 Center deactivates as missions realign under AFGSC

    In 2017, Air Force Global Strike Command stood up a new organization here to oversee the Air Force’s nuclear command, control and communications systems - the U.S. Air Force Nuclear Command, Control and Communications Center.
  • AFCLC, CASI and DLIFLC host China ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ training event

    AFCLC partnered with Air University, China Aerospace Studies Institute, Air War College, Army War College and the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center to host the event at the Air University Teaching and Learning Center.
  • New AFMC office to drive digital transformation across Air, Space enterprise

    The 12-member Digital Transformation Office, or DTO, will fall under the AFMC Engineering and Technical Management Directorate. It will focus on creating a digital governance structure and facilitate on-going and new digital acquisition transformation activities across the enterprise.
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