• AFW2 program visits Aviano AB

    Members of the Air Force Wounded Warrior program visit with 31st Fighter Wing leadership at Aviano Air Base, Italy, July 30, 2019. The AFW2 program works with the Air Force Survivor Assistance Program and Airman and Family Readiness Centers to ensure Airmen receive support and care for life. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rebeccah Woodrow)
  • 31st MXG Friday Fusion

    Most Airmen will never see munitions up close. Even fewer will ever handle munitions. But thanks to an event called Friday Fusion, two Wyverns got the chance to help build munitions.
  • 31st Fighter Wing SERE operations and training

    Cool, yet crisp air hits your face as you go 25 mph per hour up a narrow white road, at an elevation of about 4,000 feet, searching for the pilots who are immersed in a Combat Survival training scenario.
  • Wyverns Win Top Air Force Awards

    Joe Torre, Major League Baseball's chief baseball officer, was once quoted as saying, “Competing at the highest level is not about winning. It’s about preparation, courage, understanding and nurturing your people, and heart. Winning is the result.”
  • The 31st Fighter Group and Operation DRAGOON

    Operation DRAGOON was conducted Aug. 15 to Sept. 14, 1944, during World War II (1939-1945) to open another front in southern France. The goal of the operation was to secure the vital ports on the French Mediterranean coast and increase pressure on the German forces by opening another front. This was an important invasion of southern France that liberated a huge portion of the country in only four weeks with comparatively light casualties.
  • 31 SFS retires MWD Cigan

    July 19 marked Military Working Dog Cigan’s last day as a crucial part of the 31st Security Forces Squadron K-9 team. He has worked at Aviano Air Base since September 2015.
  • Aviano Youth of the Year- Genavieve Osuna

    In the freezing cold winter, 15-year-old Chester Greenwood of Maine had enough of her ears being cold. So she decided to make a wire loop and asked her grandmother to sew fur onto the ends. She invented what we now know as earmuffs.
  • 57th Rescue Squadron stays rapidly ready

    Two boats idled together in the Adriatic Sea just off the coast of Northern Italy, battered mercilessly by the waves as eight pairs of eyes searched the sky. The silence stretched for long moments, a hint of anticipation on the cool sea breeze before a radio crackled to life.
  • Aviano Hosts Community Health Care Services Forum

    The 31st Medical Group held a Community Health Care Services Forum on July 8 at the Community Center on Area 1. Similar to a town hall the purpose of the event is to come together to understand concerns and develop potential solutions as a community. The medical group also informed those in attendance on improvements they have made and the plans they have for the future.
  • Aviano AB Innovation: Electromagnetic Visual Recording System

    This month, Aviano Air Base will be the first in U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) to try out an innovative new frequency monitoring system.
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