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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 train for realistic situations they may face in a real-world combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

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 train for realistic situations they may face in a real-world combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

An Airman assigned to the 31st Maintenance Group stands on the flightline during exercise Fighting Wyvern, at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 4, 2021. During the exercise, 31st Fighter Wing members responded to simulated situations including, but not limited to, small unmanned aerial systems, self-aid and buddy care events, chemical threat response, inbound missile and air attacks, ground attacks and opposing force and cyber attacks, testing basic Airmen survival skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

An Airman assigned to the 31st Maintenance Group stands on the flightline during exercise Fighting Wyvern, at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 4, 2021. During the exercise, 31st Fighter Wing members responded to simulated situations including, but not limited to, small unmanned aerial systems, self-aid and buddy care events, chemical threat response, inbound missile and air attacks, ground attacks and opposing force and cyber attacks, testing basic Airmen survival skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

Explosive ordnance disposal flight members assigned to the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron inspect an F-16 Fighting Falcon during a simulated aircraft mishap during exercise Fighting Wyvern at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 4, 2021. Fighting Wyvern was a base defense exercise that provided Airmen the opportunity to train for realistic situations they may face in a real-world combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

Explosive ordnance disposal flight members assigned to the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron inspect an F-16 Fighting Falcon during a simulated aircraft mishap during exercise Fighting Wyvern at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 4, 2021. Fighting Wyvern was a base defense exercise that provided Airmen the opportunity to train for realistic situations they may face in a real-world combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

Explosive ordnance disposal flight members assigned to the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron prepare to respond to a simulated F-16 Fighting Falcon mishap during exercise Fighting Wyvern at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 4, 2021. During the training event an F-16 experienced a simulated ground emergency and members from the 31st CES fire department and explosive ordnance disposal team responded to the incident and performed recovery actions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

Explosive ordnance disposal flight members assigned to the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron prepare to respond to a simulated F-16 Fighting Falcon mishap during exercise Fighting Wyvern at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 4, 2021. During the training event an F-16 experienced a simulated ground emergency and members from the 31st CES fire department and explosive ordnance disposal team responded to the incident and performed recovery actions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

A U.S. Air Force firefighter assigned to the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron fire department observes an F-16 Fighting Falcon during a training event at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 4, 2021. During the training event an F-16 experienced a simulated ground emergency and members from the 31st CES fire department and explosive ordnance disposal team responded to the incident and performed recovery actions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

A U.S. Air Force firefighter assigned to the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron fire department observes an F-16 Fighting Falcon during a training event at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 4, 2021. During the training event an F-16 experienced a simulated ground emergency and members from the 31st CES fire department and explosive ordnance disposal team responded to the incident and performed recovery actions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 510th Fighter Squadron taxis on the flightline after simulating an aircraft mishap at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 4, 2021. The training event provided the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron’s fire department and explosive ordnance disposal flight an opportunity to perform recovery responses on an F-16. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 510th Fighter Squadron taxis on the flightline after simulating an aircraft mishap at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 4, 2021. The training event provided the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron’s fire department and explosive ordnance disposal flight an opportunity to perform recovery responses on an F-16. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

Explosive ordnance disposal flight members assigned to the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron huddle before responding to a simulated aircraft mishap during exercise Fighting Wyvern at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 4, 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 airpower, and defend the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

Explosive ordnance disposal flight members assigned to the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron huddle before responding to a simulated aircraft mishap during exercise Fighting Wyvern at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 4, 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 airpower, and defend the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

An Airman assigned to the 31st Maintenance Group inspects an F-16 Fighting Falcon during exercise Fighting Wyvern at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 4, 2021. Fighting Wyvern emphasized the importance of maintaining the highest level of readiness in order to respond to a variety of potential threats at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

An Airman assigned to the 31st Maintenance Group inspects an F-16 Fighting Falcon during exercise Fighting Wyvern at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 4, 2021. Fighting Wyvern emphasized the importance of maintaining the highest level of readiness in order to respond to a variety of potential threats at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

Tech. Sgt. Breyana Anderson, 31st Fighter Wing weapons safety manager, performs a post attack reconnaissance sweep during exercise Fighting Wyvern at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 4, 2021. During the exercise, the 31st FW conducted Agile Combat Employment operations, Contested Degraded and Operationally Limited Environments, and base defense operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

Tech. Sgt. Breyana Anderson, 31st Fighter Wing weapons safety manager, performs a post attack reconnaissance sweep during exercise Fighting Wyvern at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 4, 2021. During the exercise, the 31st FW conducted Agile Combat Employment operations, Contested Degraded and Operationally Limited Environments, and base defense operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy -- 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 train for realistic situations they may face in a real-world combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)