• 724 AMS remembers fallen ‘Port Dawgs’

    Members of the 724th Air Mobility Squadron held a Port Dawg memorial run, June 18, 2020 at Aviano Air Base, Italy.
  • 57th RQS Parachute Rigger Earns Save

    In preparation for the Joint Airborne Air Transportability training quickly approaching, Tech. Sgt. Robert, a pararescue team leader from the 57th Rescue Squadron, performed jump training to stay current on his training.
  • Apart, together; Buzzards weather COVID-19 storm

    Normally a place full of energy and motion, lately the 510th Fighter Squadron building has been abnormally quiet and nearly empty. The squadron spent several months split into fourths with different reporting times and locations to help slow the spread of COVID-19; they may have been separated but the Buzzards were far from divided in strength.
  • 31st Fighter Wing welcomes new commander

    Brig. Gen. Jason E. Bailey took command of the 31st Fighter Wing from Brig. Gen. Daniel T. Lasica during a change of command ceremony, June 5, 2020 at Aviano Air Base, Italy.
  • Aviano Elephant Walk

    The 31st Fighter Wing completed the first Elephant Walk in Aviano history, June 1, 2020 at Aviano Air Base, Italy. Launching 23 F-16s one right after the other, with six minutes of uninterrupted after burner—a stirring sight and an important first.
  • Time capsule from ALS class 1999-A found at Aviano

    When 2nd Lt. Connor Heneghan, 31st Logistics Readiness Squadron ground transportation officer in command, was walking by an old storage container one morning, he unknowingly stumbled upon a long-forgotten piece of Aviano history, 21 years in the making.
  • The 31st MDSS sets standard for USAFE

    The mission statement of the 31st Medical Support Squadron at Aviano Air Base, Italy is “No Support, No Success”. This statement could not have been tested more than when COVID-19 presented itself in Italy.
  • Airman Brings Laughter to Aviano

    Many U.S. Armed Forces members have passions or hobbies that help to relax and clear the mind from daily work stresses. Since his senior year of high school, Senior Airman Trey McClain, a diagnostic imaging technician with the 31st Medical Support Squadron, has made stand-up comedy his passion and relaxation technique.
  • Shopping for a stranger: Volunteer grocery service at Aviano delivers

    The commissary at Aviano Air Base, Italy, has been more crowded since the Italian government and the Department of Defense implemented restrictions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Not only is it one of the few places servicemembers and their families are authorized to go, but it’s also where members of the community can connect with people they don’t live or work with- as long as they stay one meter apart.
  • 31st CONS Stays Mission Ready

    The 31st Contracting Squadron quickly responded to the COVID-19 situation and acquired neck gaiters through local channels for distribution to Wyverns at Aviano Air Base, Italy on April 18, 2020.