• 57the RQS jump training

    The 57th Rescue Squadron performed jump training over the Adriatic Sea and Aviano Air Base, Italy Jan. 12-13, 2022. The overall mission of the 57th RQS is to conduct personnel combat search and recovery in the European Command Area of Responsibility.

  • Aviano's own Olympian

    AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy -- Pulling 5 G’s is just a normal part of Airman 1st Class Kelly Curtis’s day. Racing head-first down icy slopes reaching upwards of 80 mph Curtis is a member of the USA Skeleton team headed to the 2022 Winter Olympics to compete.Curtis, U.S. Air Force world class athlete, has

  • 31 MXS innovates and cuts production time with Tent N Vent process

    When dealing with a challenge, some find it easy to give in or buckle under the pressure that’s coming their way. Airmen assigned to the 31st Maintenance Squadron, aircraft structural maintenance section faced a challenge head-on and innovated a solution through the ‘Tent N Vent’ procedure.

  • 31st FW Command Post wins two Major Command Annual Awards

    The 31st Fighter Wing Command Post capped off a very busy year with the notification that they are the recipient of two Major Command awards. Firstly, Master Sgt. Melvyn Thompson, 31st FW CP noncommissioned officer in charge of command and control (C2) operations systems, was the recipient of the

  • Optometry cares for Wyverns in the blink of an eye

    The human eye can distinguish approximately 10 million different colors and is made up of more than two million working parts. With that many functioning pieces, maintaining ocular health is imperative. Here at Aviano, the 31st Operational Medical Readiness Squadron Optometry Clinic has a dynamic

  • F-16s take off above snowy mountains

    A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 510th Fighter Squadron, takes off at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 30, 2021. The F-16 is a compact, maneuverable multi-role fighter aircraft and can reach speeds of 1,500 mph. The 31st Fighter Wing boasts a diverse combat mission set including the

  • 606th ACS integrates with 4th EASOS for Castle Forge

    In support of exercise Castle Forge, 20 Airmen assigned to the 606th Air Control Squadron integrated with members from the 4th Expeditionary Air Support Operations Squadron and 1st Combat Communications Squadron from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, October 26 through November 8 in Romania.