• RAGE: Aviano makes history

    The crowd cheered with excitement as 10 Airmen from the 31st Munitions Squadron sprinted towards flat and empty trailers, ready to mark Air Force History.
  • 31 CES Fire Dogs conduct live fire training

    U.S. Senior Airman Jose Villalobos, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron fire protection journeyman, participates in a live fire training exercise at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Oct. 29, 2019. Live fire training is conducted in a burn building, which is a structure built to be intentionally burned for firefighter training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman
  • F-16 Flyover

    A U.S Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 555th Fighter Squadron takes flight at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Oct. 24, 2019. The unit performs air and space control and force application roles of counterair, strategic attack, and counterland including interdiction and close-air support in support of the joint, NATO, and combined operations. (U.S.
  • Under the 31st Fighter Wing, you’ll find refuge

    The Wyvern Refuge reopened with a “Cupcake Kick-off,” Oct. 25, 2019.
  • Because every detail counts at the 56th HMU

    U.S Air Force Airman James Eyler, a crew chief from the 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 56th Helicopter Maintenance Unit, washes under an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Oct. 22, 2019. The primary mission of the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter is to conduct day or night personnel recovery operations within hostile
  • COMUSAFE visits Triple Nickel Airmen

    U.S. Air Force Gen. Jeff L. Harrigian, right, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, speaks with Chief Master Sgt. Matthew Pipes, middle, 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 555th Aircraft Maintenance Unit superintendent and Lt. Col. Beau E. Diers, 555th Fighter Squadron commander, at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Oct. 22, 2019.
  • The Boring side of leadership

    There were crowds of people and hearts racing as the adrenaline pumped through their bodies. The sounds around were muffled by the narrow streets and concrete buildings and the upcoming plan for survival ran through minds.
  • 31st Fighter Wing partners with Poland for Nickel Strike

    U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons and Airmen from the 555th Fighter Squadron, 555th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 31st Munitions Squadron, and the 31st Operational Support Squadron worked side by side to deliver combat airpower with NATO allies at Lask Air Base, Poland from Sept. 24 to 26, 2019.
  • Wyverns close Fiscal Year 19

    The U.S. Fiscal Year 2019 started on Oct. 1, 2018 for various corporations, government agencies and individuals, and ended on Sept. 30, 2019. These calendars cover a 12 month period and are divided into four quarters, with the U.S. Fiscal Year 2020 currently in session.
  • USAFE Band swings through northern Italy

    The U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa band, Wings of Dixie, recently completed a visit to the Aviano Air Base region in Italy.