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Press Releases

  • Aviano Airman passes in motorcycle accident

    Tech. Sgt. Christopher Jose Pentecostes, 34, an Airman assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing, passed away as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Roveredo in Piano, Italy on January 5th.“Chris, or ‘Penny’ to his friends, had a rare compliment of intelligence and humility, and a

  • Aviano Airman dies, cause under investigation

    An Airman assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano Air Base was involved in a fatal motorcycle accident on Jan. 5, at approximately 6:50 AM in Roveredo in Piano, Italy.“We are devastated by the loss of one of our Airmen…a member of our 31st Fighter Wing family. We extend our heartfelt sympathies,

  • 555th FS F-16 Fighting Falcons take off for Falcon Strike 2022

    Exercise Falcon Strike 2022—an Italian Air Force training exercise which focuses on fifth and fourth-generation integration between NATO Allies operating the advanced F-35A Lightning II stealth fighter—kicked off today, continuing through Nov. 28, at Italy’s Amendola Air Base.

  • 555 FS, Bulgarian allies conclude Thracian Star 21

    More than 150 personnel and eight F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 555th Fighter Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, participated in Thracian Star 21, a Bulgarian air force-led exercise, at Graf Ignatievo Air Base, Bulgaria, July 9-23, 2021.

  • Aviano Airman passes in motorcycle accident

    Technical Sergeant Joshua Owens, an Airman assigned to the 31st Logistical Readiness Squadron here, died following a single motorcycle accident in Cordignano on June 4th.

  • Aviano Airman dies, cause under investigation

    An Airman assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano Air Base, Italy, died on June 4th  at approximately 9:30 PM.The cause of death is currently under investigation.  “As a base and a community we are saddened to hear about this terrible loss ,” said Brig. Gen. Jason E. Bailey, 31st FW commander.