• Buzzards soar over Aviano AB

    A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 510th Fighter Squadron ascends above Aviano Air Base, Italy, March 22, 2021. Increase flying operations are key to the success of maintaining the 31st Fighter Wing’s ‘Adapt, Deter, Dominate’ capabilities. It also provided critical training opportunities for Airmen from the 31st Maintenance Group and 31st Operations Group.
  • Breaking Down Barriers: 1st Lt. Robert O’Neil, Tuskegee Airman

    U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Ashley O’Brien, 31st Fighter Wing Equal Opportunity superintendent, recalls a memory of her sitting in a sixth grade classroom, hanging onto every detail of a Tuskegee Airman’s words as he recounted his escapades.
  • Aviano on Fire: 2020 AF Fire Department of the Year

    Aviano’s Fire Department extinguished the competition in this year’s Air Force Fire Department of the Year, saving lives and getting the mission done during 2020’s COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 31 FW trains with ITAF

    Integrating multiple trainings on different objectives is critical to ensuring the collective defense of the NATO alliance. Airmen honed their operational and tactical skills while familiarizing our ITAF counterparts.
  • 31st FW conducts ACE dispersal exercise

    In addition to participating in an Agile Combat Employment dispersal exercise, F-16s from the 510th FS also deployed to Germany for exercise Agile Fury with the 480th FS and the German air force’s 74th Tactical Air Force Wing.
  • 31 FW delivers 70,000 COVID-19 PPE items to local Italian hospitals

    The 31st Fighter Wing donated approximately 44,000 personal protective equipment (PPE) items for healthcare workers to the Ospedale Civile di Pordenone (Pordenone Hospital) in Italy, March 5, 2021.
  • 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.