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  • 301st Rescue Squadron hosts skills-based rescue competition

    The 301st Rescue Squadron hosted their annual, week-long “Turkey Shoot” competition where seven Air Force combat search and rescue helicopter squadrons, piloting the HH-60G and HH-60W, competed in combat search and rescue skills events here Nov. 6 – 10.The competing helicopter squadrons included the

  • A new Wyvern mission

    Amid a flurry of unrest in the middle east, tensions in southeast Asia and an ongoing war in Ukraine, the 31st Fighter Wing unveiled a revitalized mission statement during a commander’s call at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 17, 2023.

  • Always have an open mind

    Once a civilian diesel mechanic, now a U.S. Air Force avionics craftsman, Staff Sgt. Trevor Koelsch with the 555th Fighter Generation Squadron finds his greatest satisfaction with working on an aircraft and then seeing it on takeoff.

  • Annual Tech Expo comes to Aviano AB

    The annual Tech Expo, hosted by the 31st Communications Squadron, was held at La Bella Vista, Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 8, 2023.The event, free and open to all base personnel, is an opportunity to discover the latest technology trends, network with industry experts and educate themselves on

  • Paws on Patrol

    Ready to protect and serve. Two new handlers and their K9 partners were fully certified and ready to take their post defending the base and those who work and live here.

  • Putting the A-F-E in Safe

    The aircrew flight equipment team is responsible for managing, maintaining and inspecting gear worn by pilots, as well as gear placed inside the aircraft to maximize survivability.

  • New heritage tail illuminates the skies

    The new heritage tail flash is a proud tradition of the Air Force, the wyvern logo represents strength, yellow represents Air Force excellence and blue alludes to the sky.

  • 31st FSS School Liaison: Ensuring our children’s education needs are met

    For many service members, relocating their families overseas presents a variety of challenges. Flying with pets, finding a new residence and enrolling their children in new schools can be stressful.One particularly challenging aspect is ensuring children are receiving a quality education at a new