• 31st OG Conducts Operation Porcupine 2021

    The 31st Operations Group conducted Exercise Operation Porcupine in Cincu, Romania, March 4, 2021. Operation Porcupine is an annual exercise that tests the capability of the different squadrons inside the 31st OG and their ability to work together. “Operation Porcupine is a joint exercise taking place in Romania this year, involving U.S. F-16s,
  • Leaders for Readers; 31 FW commander reads book to Aviano AB children

    U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jason E. Bailey, 31st Fighter Wing commander, reads “Fox in Socks” to Aviano Elementary School children at Aviano Air Base, Italy, March 2, 2021. National Read Across America Day is celebrated March 2 in coalition with Dr. Seuss’s birthday. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder)
  • 31 FW Airmen receive second Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kimberly Carranza (right), 31st Healthcare Operation Squadron family health technician, administers the second Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Tech. Sgt. Raphael Baylis, 31st Maintenance Group quality assurance technician, at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Feb. 26, 2021. According to the 31st Medical Group, if an individual has
  • Sharp Shooter: 31 FW CC/CCC ask a few loaded questions

    Leadership from the 31st FW conducted GAU-2 gunnery training and close air support with the 56th Rescue Squadron to execute HH-60G weapons employment in a joint and international environment.
  • 31 FW transfers Airmen into USSF

    U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jason Bailey, 31st Fighter Wing commander, conducted a transfer ceremony for thirteen enlistees at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Feb. 16, 2021. When the ceremony began the enlistees were Airmen, and now they are Guardians in the United States Space Force.
  • Aviano CDC hires local staff, expands childcare capabilities

    Aviano’s Child Development Center assists DoD military and civilian personnel in balancing the competing demands of the mission and family life by managing and delivering a system of quality and affordable services.
  • 31st FW accomplishes ACE with ITAF

    U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons and Airmen assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing participated in an Agile Combat Employment (ACE) exercise at Amendola Air Base, Italy on Feb. 16-17, 2021
  • 3rd AF CC/CCC tour Wyvern Nation

    U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Randall Reed, Third Air Force commander, and U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Randy Kwiatkowski, Third Air Force command chief, engaged with Airmen from the 31st Fighter Wing during his visit to Aviano Air Base, Italy, Feb. 10-11, 2021.
  • MQ-9s execute new mission in Romania

    The U.S. Air Force recently deployed MQ-9 Reaper aircraft and approximately 90 Airmen at the 71st Air Base in Campia Turzii, Romania, to conduct intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions in support of NATO operations.
  • 31st AMXS perform safe, aircraft maintenance anytime, anywhere

    The early morning was still as clouds covered the dark skies. Frost grew over the ground; it was the type of cold that reached into the bones. The only thing they could do was keep moving. A few Airmen forced their breath into their hands and rubbed them together for just a few seconds of heat.