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  • Exercise Agile Buzzard boosts regional security and coalition operations

    U.S. Air Force Airmen and F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing rapidly deployed to Decimomannu Air Base, Italy, Jan. 13 -16, for exercise Agile Buzzard.
  • Your future is waiting: APPLY NOW

    For the last eight years, it’s been quite a challenge for applicants to join the U.S. Air Force while living in Italy. However, this has recently changed as Aviano now has its own enlisted active duty recruiter.
  • Town Hall Community Updates - January 2020

    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. The following are updates on topics that were discussed at the last town hall here on August 13, 2019.
  • Best and Bravest: Aviano EOD

    A job for the best and bravest, they do what needs to be done to keep others safe. “Who are they" you might ask?
  • Pins and needles: Tackling your anxiety

    After only a few years in the U.S. Air Force, I’ve grown accustomed to high-pressure situations, both related and unrelated to my career. Whether it’s last-minute taskings or unexpected changes, being a Public Affairs Photojournalist has taught me to adjust quickly to others’ schedules, and to do so without complaint.
  • Rucking to remember Jolly 22

    ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England -- Three members of the 48th Fighter Wing have banded together to raise funds and awareness in memory of the fallen 56th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk crew of Jolly-22. On Jan. 7, 2014, Capt. Sean Ruane, Capt. Christopher Stover, Tech. Sgt. Dale Mathews and Staff Sgt. Afton Ponce were killed when their helicopter crashed while performing a low-level training mission on the Norfolk coast.
  • Exceptional Leader Spotlight: Reflection from the end

    When you finally reach the top, a reflection from the past often shows the great accomplishments, the painful obstacles and the image of who we hoped to be.
  • Exceptional Leader Spotlight: Reflection from the beginning

    Looking into the mirror are you satisfied with the reflection gazing back, are you where you want to be?
  • The Trial Must Go On: an NCO's Dedication

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Keifer Thomas, a confinement NCO from the 31st Security Forces Squadron, regularly escorts defendants from Aviano Air Base to Sembach Kaserne, a base in Germany, for pre-trial confinement. Occasionally, however, confinement NCOs are asked to escort defendants much farther- in this instance, Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado.
  • Exceptional Leader Spotlight: The mirror of leadership

    Looking through the rear-view mirror offers a good glance back for one to determine how far they have come, but one must always look at the present reflection to prepare for the roads ahead.