News Article View

31 FW trains with ITAF

Integrating multiple trainings on different objectives is critical to ensuring the collective defense of the NATO alliance. Airmen honed their operational and tactical skills while familiarizing our ITAF counterparts.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Richard Rygiel, 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron dedicated crew chief, conducts training alongside Italian air force partners at Villafranca Air Base, Italy, March 8, 2021. Integrating multiple trainings on different objectives is critical to ensuring the collective defense of the NATO alliance. Airmen honed their operational and tactical skills while familiarizing our ITAF counterparts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ericka A. Woolever)

Integrating multiple trainings on different objectives is critical to ensuring the collective defense of the NATO alliance. Airmen honed their operational and tactical skills while familiarizing our ITAF counterparts.

Tech. Sgt. Aaron Scofield, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron station chief, speaks during a briefing at Villafranca Air Base, Italy, March 8, 2021. Training with joint and combined allies and partners can enhance interoperability. Making these interpersonal connections reinforces commitment to NATO. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ericka A. Woolever)

Integrating multiple trainings on different objectives is critical to ensuring the collective defense of the NATO alliance. Airmen honed their operational and tactical skills while familiarizing our ITAF counterparts.

Tech. Sgt. Aaron Scofield, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron Aviano fire department station captain, briefs Italian air force partners at Villafranca Air Base, Italy, March 8, 2021. Scofield conducted training on the potential hazards and emergencies from an F-16 Fighting Falcon and the proper procedures to mitigate them quickly and safely. Airmen honed their operational and tactical skills while familiarizing with ITAF counterparts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ericka A. Woolever)

Integrating multiple trainings on different objectives is critical to ensuring the collective defense of the NATO alliance. Airmen honed their operational and tactical skills while familiarizing our ITAF counterparts.

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Tyler Aldridge, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal operations and training section chief, briefs Italian air force partners at Villafranca Air Base, Italy, March 8, 2021. Aldridge conducted a non-explosive hazards training, identifying safety measures for an F-16 Fighting Falcon. Making these interpersonal connections reinforces commitment to NATO and increases interoperability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ericka A. Woolever)

AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy --