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  • 31st Fighter Wing Unveils Joint Collaboration Center

    The 31st Fighter Wing unveiled its first-ever Joint Collaboration Center at Aviano Air Base, Italy, April 5, 2024.The JCC will serve as the designated meeting facility for NATO allies to coordinate strategic programs and mission objectives.

  • Retired Gen. Tod D. Wolters: a leader among leaders

    U.S. Air Force retired Gen. Tod D. Wolters, former Supreme Allied Commander Europe and U.S. European Command commander, was inducted into the Order of the Sword at Centro di Catalogazione dei Magredi in San Quirino, Italy, April 9, 2024.

  • From Hardship to Citizenship

    Born in the Cayman Islands, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Matthew Wilson, 510th Fighter Generation Squadron aircrew flight equipment assistant NCOIC, spent his formative years immersed in the vibrant culture and warmth of his homeland. But life had other plans for him.

  • Aviano AB hosts the Norwegian Foot March for the first time

    The 606th Air Control Squadron hosted Aviano Air Base’s first Marsjmerket, more commonly known as the Norwegian Foot March at Aviano Air Base, Italy, April 5, 2024.First held in 1915, the Norwegian Armed Forces, the Forsvaret, meaning “the defense” in Norwegian, worked to expose new members to field

  • Plating Perfection: Culinary Skills in Action

    Airmen from the La Dolce Vita Dining facility participated in a skills showcase event following a 10-week training with local culinary school, IAL Scuola Alberghiera Aviano.

  • Defend with Honor

    The 31st Security Forces Squadron maintains installation force protection during peacetime and wartime operations. They are the Air Force's first line of defense and maintain the rule of law on all Air Force bases and installations.

  • Italian air force Maj. Gen. Andrea Argieri speaks to students in ALS

    Italian air force Maj. Gen. Andrea Argieri, operations command chief of staff, spoke to students in the TSgt Adam K. Ginett Airman Leadership School at Aviano Air Base, Italy, March 15, 2024.Argieri graduated as an honor student from the Italian Air Force Academy. Throughout his career, he has had a

  • Retired Gen. Goldfein speaks at Aviano Annual Awards

    Airmen and family members from the 31st Fighter Wing attend the 31st FW Annual Awards ceremony at Aviano Air Base, Italy, March 15, 2024. The theme included costumes representing the different AFSC’s in the 31st FW.