• Fighting Wyvern; 24-hour base defense exercise

    An F-16 Fighting Falcon crew chief assigned to the 31st Maintenance Group wears Mission Oriented Protective Posture gear while holding marshaling glow sticks to signal an F-16 at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 4, 2021. The 31st Fighter Wing conducted exercise Fighting Wyvern, a base defense exercise,

  • EOD, SFS join forces for maximum base defense

    Staff Sgt. Tyler McConnell, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight member, activates a shotgun round on a robot during a base defense exercise at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 3, 2021. The exercise was designed to test the 31st Fighter Wing’s ability to respond to a variety

  • Wyverns put to test in base defense exercise

    An Airman assigned to the 31st Medical Group takes a sample of a simulated hazardous chemical during a base defense exercise at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 2, 2021. The exercise was designed to test the 31st Fighter Wing’s ability to operate in different levels of defensive postures, respond to

  • Aviano supports Operation Allies Welcome

    AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy -- After the official end of the U.S’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 31st Medical Group at Aviano Air Base supported OAW in Ramstein Air Base by providing medical support to more than 35,000 evacuees, one of the largest reception ports for

  • NEO drill enhances base readiness

    AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy -- The chance for evacuation, either from a threat change or natural disaster, is always a possibility and the 31st Fighter Wing is required to be prepared at all times.

  • 31 Maintenance Group hosts 3rd Quarter RAGE event

    U.S. Air Force Col. Vincent O’Connor, 31st Fighter Wing vice commander, speaks before the 3rd quarter Rapid Aircraft Generation and Employment (RAGE) event at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Oct. 7, 2021. RAGE features demonstrations and competitions that display the base’s ability to communicate,

  • HH-60G A6212 takes final flight before retirement

    AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy -- The HH-60G Pave Hawk zipped side-to-side as it performed aerial maneuvers above Croatia. All the while, two crew members fired their mini guns at targets with precision and focus. The helicopter provided top cover for U.S. Army soldiers on the ground below. Although, this

  • 31 FW hosts Steadfast Nomad 2021 with NATO allies

    Two Airmen assigned to the 31st Security Forces Squadron participate in exercise Steadfast Nomad (STND) 2021 at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Sept. 22, 2021. STND is a NATO level force-on-force exercise that brought together tactical subject matter experts at all levels to help build a more lethal ground

  • September Local Legend: Pamela Guglielmin

    This month’s Local Legend nomination is Pamela Guglielmin, 31st Force Support Squadron base formal training manager, and an Aviano native. She manages the training for all military and civilian members assigned to Aviano Air Base. Guglielmin started out as a training technician with the 56th Rescue