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“The Line is Ready” – CATM Revives Firing Range
“You guys better be excited right now because we are going to fire today,” said Staff Sgt. Brandee Hahn, combat arms instructor from the 31st Security Forces Squadron, to her class before she explained that the firing range was running again.
CGO Spotlight: Captain Jheremy Perkins
As an assistant staff judge advocate, U.S. Air Force Capt. Jheremy Perkins, 31st Fighter Wing Legal Office, assists with bilateral agreements, contracts, ethics, fiscal law, disciplinary hearings and a variety of other legal issues that our Airmen and families deal with while stationed at Aviano Air Base.
Working together accomplishes the mission
Members from the 111th Attack Wing at Horsham Air Guard Station, Pennsylvania had the opportunity to work alongside members from the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano Air Base, Italy, at the beginning of May.
Full Spectrum Readiness exercise keeps 31st Fighter Wing lethal, rapidly ready
In an ever-evolving security environment, it’s crucial for the 31st Fighter Wing to remain prepared for anything. As U. S. Air Forces in Europe’s only fighter base south of the Alps, and boasting the Air Force’s most diverse operational mission set, the 31st FW represents an important strategic advantage against potential adversaries.
Construction will bring new neighbors to Area F
Military working dog kennels will be built next to the veterinary clinic on Aviano Air Base, Italy.
123rd Air Control Squadron augments Astral Knight 19 with personnel, experience
The 606th Air Control Squadron’s radar site for Astral Knight 19, a joint, multinational exercise designed to test integrated air and missile defense in Europe, sits nestled up against the runway of a small airport just outside Pula, Croatia. For the members of the 123rd ACS an Air National Guard unit based at Blue Ash Air Station in Cincinnati, the journey to augment the 606th ACS during the exercise was nearly 5,000 miles. But despite the distance, not much has changed for the 123rd ACS, from how they approach the mission to the look of the surrounding landscape.
Wyvern Warrior- A1C Alexys St. Charles
This week’s Wyvern Warrior is A1C Alexys St. Charles, a 31st Medical Operations Squadron mental health technician at Aviano AB, Italy. Originally from Joshua Tree, California, St. Charles has been in the Air Force for 15 months. She has consistently gone above and beyond the call of duty as an Airman and a Wingman. In December, after receiving a message from a friend stating they wanted to harm themselves, she quickly sprang into action notifying the first sergeant, rushing to the member’s house, and getting them the help they needed. Additionally, her favorite movie is “She’s the Man” starring Amanda Bynes and her favorite musician is Drake. A hardship that she has faced was losing partial vision in her right eye which has reinforced her personal motto “Everything happens for a reason.” St. Charles’s inspiration is her supervisor Tech. Sgt. Augustine Defreitas, because “No matter what time of day, or what she is doing she always makes time for the people that she is in charge of,” said St. Charles. Finally, if you know St. Charles you know that she is extremely stubborn and she never backs down from a fight or a challenge. St. Charles you are doing a remarkable job! Keep up the great work!
31st Force Support Squadron flexes field capability in support of Astral Knight 19
In the middle of exercises like Astral Knight 19, a joint, multinational exercise designed to test Europe and NATO’s integrated air and missile defense, your next meal often becomes a low priority.
Exercise Astral Knight 2019 boasts multinational relations
Senior leaders, Italian Air Force Maj. Gen. Silvano Frigerio, Combat Force Commander, U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Steven Basham, U.S Air Forces Europe and Air Forces Africa deputy commander, Brig. Gen. Mato Mikic, Croatian Air Force commander, and Maj. Gen. Alenka Ermenc, Slovenia chief of defense, visited Aviano Air Base, Italy as part of Astral Knight 2019, June 4.
Astral Knight 2019: Enhancing regional security
U.S. Military Forces in Europe work closely with coalition forces from Croatia, Italy and Slovenia to execute Astral Knight 2019, at Aviano Air Base, Italy, and various locations across Europe, June 3, 2019.