• Astral Knight 2019: Enhancing regional security

    U.S. Military Forces in Europe work closely with coalition forces from Croatia, Italy and Slovenia to execute Astral Knight 2019, at Aviano Air Base, Italy, and various locations across Europe, June 3, 2019.
  • 606th Air Control Squadron engaged and ready to support Astral Knight 2019

    The day started at 5:30 a.m. on May 23, 2019, a crisp spring morning at Aviano Air Base, Italy. The rising sun had barely crested the horizon as vehicle engines roared to life inside the 606th Air Control Squadron’s compound. Headlights buzzed on, and row by row, the vehicles rolled past a small crowd of smiling 31st Fighter Wing leadership gripping coffee cups in one hand and waving goodbye with the other.
  • Exceptional Leader Spotlight: 2nd Lt. Nicolas Capriato

    First by finding a love for sports, then by joining the U.S. Air Force, and finally, developing the family he always longed for, he rose from the ashes to become an exceptional leader.
  • Memorial Day 2019

    U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy attended the Florence American Cemetery Memorial Day event on May 27, 2019.

    Two black chairs sat on top of the beige stage, with blue curtains hanging from behind. Music played from a speaker, welcoming everyone into the “Conversations.”
  • Wyvern Warrior - Tech. Sgt. David Walker

    This week’s Wyvern Warrior is Tech. Sgt. David Walker, advanced medium-range air-to-air missile Section Chief at the 31st Munition Squadron at Aviano AB, Italy.
  • Joint International Non Commissioned Officer Development Course

    Aviano Air Base held a Joint International Non Commissioned Officer Development Course from May 15-17, 2019. It was a three-day course consisting of classes and workshops as well as a combat challenge. JINDC is designed to integrate the U.S. Air Force, Army, and Italian Air Force service members to grow skills in teamwork and communication. This is the second year the course has been held.
  • Buzzard team returns home

    Families welcomed back 31st Fighter Wing Airmen from a six-month deployment to Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan on Aviano Air Base, Italy, April 30 – May 9.Down range, the Airmen from the 510th Fighter Squadron flew 7,500 combat hours and executed more than 1,000 sorties to deter adversaries and execute the National Defense Strategy.“From maintainers,
  • Aviano AB Develops Exceptional Leaders

    Striving to be the Air Force’s most combat ready go-to Fighter Wing is no small feat. Day in and day out, members of Aviano Air Base from a variety of mission sets and ranks work together toward rapid readiness throughout the base’s surety enterprise.