• 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.
  • 56th HMU Airman accepted to U.S. Air Force Academy

    The U.S. Air Force Academy isn’t just a premier education establishment. It's an unparalleled academic and military institution that provides young men and women with rewarding opportunities to transform into the leaders of tomorrow.
  • Aviano AB prepares for first virtual ALS class across AF

    Personnel at the Tech. Sgt. Adam K. Ginett Airman Leadership School at Aviano Air Base, Italy, prepare to start the first virtual ALS class across the Air Force on April 14, 2020, in response to COVID-19.
  • 510th FS Stays Mission Ready

    A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 510th Fighter Squadron flies at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Apr. 6, 2020. The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft that is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Thomas S. Keisler IV)
  • Aviano Airmen help make exercise ODIN SPEAR 20 a success

    U.S. Air Force Joint Terminal Attack Controllers, or JTACs, are responsible for directing combat aircraft during close air support operations. As such, keeping these Airmen well-trained and ready is vitally important to the mission.
  • 31 FW civilian workforce stays ready

    The civilian workforce at Aviano works side-by-side with military members who prepare, employ, and sustain lethal, combat-ready Airman and assets to deter, win the current fight and be ready to win the next fight.
  • Silent superheroes

    “I was choked up, filled with emotions that a nine year old girl took the time to write the commissary a letter,” said Ruben Nadal, commissary officer and store director at Aviano Air Base, Italy. “Not only was this month special to her as she celebrated her birthday during this difficult time, but she thought of all the commissary workers as ‘SUPERHEROES!’”