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  • 31 FW conducts ACE training during Agile Wyvern

    U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons and Airmen assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, participated in exercise Agile Wyvern alongside the Slovenian Armed Forces at Cerklje ob Krki Air Base, Slovenia, Sept. 7-10.
  • 31st SFS participate in readiness exercise during Agile Wyvern

    U.S. Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade jump out of a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules during exercise Agile Wyvern at Cerklje ob Krki Air Base, Slovenia, Sept. 8, 2021. Sky Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment “The Rock,” merged with the 31st Fighter Wing’s Agile Wyvern operations as part of their own separate
  • U.S., Slovenian Armed Forces partner in bilateral exercise

    U.S. Air Force and Slovenian Armed Forces leaders met to discuss bilateral operations and interoperability during a visit at Cerklje ob Krki Air Base, Slovenia, Sept. 9.Gen. Jeff Harrigian, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, and Brig. Gen. Jason E. Bailey, commander, 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano Air Base, Italy, met with BG
  • 31 FW command chief gets hands-on experience with metals tech

    Senior Airman Joshuah Fonteno, 31st Maintenance Squadron metals technician journeyman, welds two pieces of metal together at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Aug. 30, 2021. Metal techs are responsible for welding and cutting raw material into usable forms to help repair and fabricate aircraft parts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)
  • 31 FW leadership attends Andraz memorial

    U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jason E. Bailey, 31st Fighter Wing commander, speaks at the Andraž Memorial at Andraž nod Polzelo, Slovenia, Aug. 25, 2021. In 1944, the U.S. B-17 bomber ‘Dark Eyes’ was shot down over Andraž nod Polzelo and the memorial to ‘Dark Eyes’ was dedicated on March 22, 2014. ‘Dark Eyes’, part of the 96th Squadron, 2nd Bomber
  • Olympic bronze weightlifting medalist visits Aviano

    U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Ian Bonner, 510th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, briefs Mirko Zanni, 2020 Summer Olympics weightlifting bronze medalist winner, about an F-16 at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Aug. 19, 2021. Mirko, a 2020 Summer Olympics weightlifting bronze medalist winner, attended a powerlifting competition and toured different
  • 31 MXS, 52nd MXS conduct CDDAR certification

    U.S. Airmen assigned to the 31st Maintenance Squadron (MXS) and 52nd MXS attach a lifting sling onto a U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Aug. 13, 2021. Airmen assigned to the 31st MXS and 52nd MXS performed an annual Crash, Damaged or Disabled Aircraft Recovery (CDDAR) lift certification to recertify on the correct
  • 31 FW, 48 FW conduct live fire air-to-air training employment

    For the first time in 14 years, the 31st Fighter Wing had the opportunity to conduct F-16C Fighting Falcon air-to-air live fire training employment within the United States Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa (USAFE) area of responsibility, July 9-16, 2021.
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