• 31 FW F-16s participate in Falcon Strike 21

    A U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon assigned to the 555th Fighter Squadron participating in Falcon Strike 21 (FS21) lands at Amendola Air Base, Italy, June 4, 2021. Six F-16C aircraft are participating in FS21, an exercise involving service members from the U.S., Israel, Italy and the United Kingdom to integrate fourth and fifth generation
  • Local Legend: Alessandro Nichilo

    June’s Local Legend, Alessandro Nichilo, is a 57th Rescue Squadron operations liaison and scheduler, and has been part of team Aviano since Aug. 1st, 2019.
  • 31st FW hosts Port Dawg memorial run

    Airmen assigned to the 724th Air Mobility Squadron stand in formation before a ‘Port Dawg’ memorial run at Aviano Air Base, Italy, May 27, 2021. The memorial run is held annually throughout the career field as a way to honor members who have fallen while serving as a Port Dawg. Port Dawgs are transportation specialists serving at aerial ports
  • Italian F-35s train at Aviano, strengthening partnerships

    For the first time ever, two Italian air force F-35 Lightning IIs, assigned to the 32nd Wing, Amendola Air Base, Italy, landed at Aviano Air Base, Italy, May 20-21, in support of Astral Knight 2021.
  • AHA Honors Col. Jason Richter, Federal Health Care Leader

    U.S. Air Force Col. Jason Richter, 31st Medical Support Squadron commander, recently won the American Hospital Association (AHA) 2020 Special Achievement Award.
  • Sunny with a chance of lightning

    The 724th Air Mobility Squadron, an Air Mobility Command tenant unit at Aviano Air Base, participated in exercise Nodal Lightning May 17-21, 2021. Nodal Lightning is a readiness exercise conducted by the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing based out of Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
  • 31 FW, multinational allies conclude Astral Knight 21

    U.S. Airmen, F-16 Fighting Falcons, and HH-60 Pave Hawks assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing participated in exercise Astral Knight 21 at Aviano Air Base, Italy, and several locations throughout Europe from May 13-21, 2021.
  • 31 LRS meets AK21 supply, demand

    Airmen from the 31st Fighter Wing are conducting this exercise across multiple locations throughout Europe with U.S. partners, and among them are the 31st Logistics Readiness Squadron, executing the mission while maintaining the capability to deploy personnel and cargo in support of air and space expeditionary forces.
  • 555th FS Airmen perform operations on AK21 F-16s

    U.S. Air Force Capt. Russell Main, 555th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, sits in an F-16 after flying in Astral Knight 2021 (AK21) at Aviano Air Base, Italy, May 18, 2021. AK21 involves approximately 1900 combined joint force members from the Albanian, Croatian, Hellenic, Italian and Slovenian militaries. The participating aircraft
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