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  • We Are All Wyverns: Native American Heritage Month

    November is Native American Heritage Month, where the culture, heritage, histories and traditions of Native Americans are celebrated and acknowledged.
  • Romanian Air Force C-130 loaded with cargo in support of operation Castle Forge

    A Romanian air force C-130 is loaded with cargo in support of an exercise under the larger Castle Forge operation at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Oct. 29, 2021. Operation Castle Forge is U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa’s premiere theater-wide Agile Combat Employment exercise, focused on shifting forces and the way they operate in a
  • Fighting Wyvern; 24-hour base defense exercise

    An F-16 Fighting Falcon crew chief assigned to the 31st Maintenance Group wears Mission Oriented Protective Posture gear while holding marshaling glow sticks to signal an F-16 at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 4, 2021. The 31st Fighter Wing conducted exercise Fighting Wyvern, a base defense exercise, Nov. 1-5, and provided Airmen the opportunity to
  • EOD, SFS join forces for maximum base defense

    Staff Sgt. Tyler McConnell, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight member, activates a shotgun round on a robot during a base defense exercise at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 3, 2021. The exercise was designed to test the 31st Fighter Wing’s ability to respond to a variety of potential threats, protect and generate combat
  • Wyverns put to test in base defense exercise

    An Airman assigned to the 31st Medical Group takes a sample of a simulated hazardous chemical during a base defense exercise at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 2, 2021. The exercise was designed to test the 31st Fighter Wing’s ability to operate in different levels of defensive postures, respond to emerging threats including Chemical, Biological,
  • Aviano supports Operation Allies Welcome

    AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy -- After the official end of the U.S’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 31st Medical Group at Aviano Air Base supported OAW in Ramstein Air Base by providing medical support to more than 35,000 evacuees, one of the largest reception ports for evacuees in the U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa as of Aug. 20, 2021.
  • NEO drill enhances base readiness

    AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy -- The chance for evacuation, either from a threat change or natural disaster, is always a possibility and the 31st Fighter Wing is required to be prepared at all times.
  • 31 Maintenance Group hosts 3rd Quarter RAGE event

    U.S. Air Force Col. Vincent O’Connor, 31st Fighter Wing vice commander, speaks before the 3rd quarter Rapid Aircraft Generation and Employment (RAGE) event at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Oct. 7, 2021. RAGE features demonstrations and competitions that display the base’s ability to communicate, coordinate, and execute wartime operations. (U.S. Air Force
  • We Are All Wyverns: Hispanic Heritage Month

    For this "We Are All Wyverns" we'd like to introduce you to Staff Sgt. Camilo Guzman, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron Water and Fuels System Maintenance technician!
  • HH-60G A6212 takes final flight before retirement

    AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy -- The HH-60G Pave Hawk zipped side-to-side as it performed aerial maneuvers above Croatia. All the while, two crew members fired their mini guns at targets with precision and focus. The helicopter provided top cover for U.S. Army soldiers on the ground below. Although, this helicopter was on its final flight after 30 years of service.
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