• 31st FW Airmen meet with Bulgarian students

    While supporting NATO’s enhanced Air Policing mission, 31st Fighter Wing Airmen gave 35 students from First English Language School in Sofia, Bulgaria, a U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon tour at Graf Ignatievo Air Base, Oct. 2, 2020. During the event, Aviano Airmen taught students about what it’s like to serve as a pilot and maintain the F-16s.
  • Maintaining the mission: Behind-the-scenes Airman makes it happen

    “The first time I remember going to Africa was in 2004, I was seven years old and I didn’t know much of what was going on,” said Senior Airman Arthur Leese, 555th Fighter Squadron aviation resource manager.
  • Buzzards return from Lakenheath FTD

    Airmen assigned to the 510th Fighter Squadron "Buzzards" and 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron recently visited Royal Air Force Lakenheath, United Kingdom, for a flying training deployment (FTD) from Aug. 28 to Sept. 28. The training marked the first time the squadrons have gone TDY in over a year due to COVID-19 restrictions.
  • Madonna Di Loreto visits Aviano

    Declared by Pope Benedict XV as the Patroness of Aeronauts in 1920, a Madonna Di Loreto statue is on a pilgrimage around the country in celebration of the centenary. As she makes her way around the country, the Madonna is visiting each Italian air force base, and arrived at Aviano Air Base on Sept. 23, 2020.
  • Astral Knight 20 a proving ground and more for 606th ACS

    The 606th Air Control Squadron participated in exercise Astral Knight 20 Malbork Air Base, Poland, Sept. 13-25, 2020. Their mission was joint all-domain command and control. Exercise Astral Knight 20 aimed to enhance the command and control integration, coordination and interoperability of air, land and sea capabilities and overlapping operations into the integrated air and missile defense enterprise in Europe.
  • 31 OSS SERE hosts morale hike

    31st Operations Support Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape hosted a scavenger hunt for Airmen.
  • It’s a wrap: Thracian Viper 2020

    Airmen and U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, and Airmen assigned to the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing, 86th Airlift Wing, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, participated in Thracian Viper 20, a multilateral training exercise with the Bulgarian air force at Graf Ignatievo Air Base, Bulgaria, Sept. 21 to 25, 2020.
  • 116th, 128th ACS augment 606th ACS for Astral Knight 20

    The 116th Air Control Squadron assigned to Camp Rilea Armed Forces Training Center, Oregon, and the 128th ACS out of Volk Field Air National Guard Base, Wisconsin, supplied personnel to the 606th ACS, assigned to Aviano Air Base, Italy, during exercise Astral Knight 20.
  • 606th ACS unleashes TORCC at Astral Knight 20

    The 606th Air Control Squadron, call sign “Primo,” is the U.S. Air Force’s only Control and Reporting Center outside the continental United States. Primo’s mission is mobile command and control. The squadron can load equipment worth millions of dollars onto trucks and convoy nearly anywhere in Europe from its home station at Aviano Air Base, Italy.
  • 606th ACS suits up for AK 20 in Poland

    Exercise Astral Knight kicked off in Poland Sept. 21, 2020, and featured participants from several European partners and U.S. service branches. The exercise aims to enhance the command and control integration, coordination and interoperability of air, land and sea capabilities and overlapping operations into the integrated air and missile defense enterprise in Europe.
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