• Spouse Appreciation Lunch 2017

    The Airman and Family Readiness Center hosted a spouse appreciation lunch at Aviano Air Base, Italy, June 1, 2017.
  • Aviano Airmen bring fire safety to local Italian school

    Members of the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department visited a Polcenigo elementary school to teach children about fire safety, May 31, 2017.
  • 100 years of the American combat fighter pilot

    As Airmen we know, the United Stated Air Force was formally established as a separate military service under the Department of the Air Force, one of three military departments within the Department of Defense, with the signing of the National Defense Authorization Act of 1947.
  • Italian attorneys appeal for American court-martial

    When thinking of a military criminal trial, the drama and suspense of the movies usually comes to mind but there is nothing like witnessing it firsthand.
  • Aviano high school students plan for their future

    Aviano High School students attended a career day, May 16, 2017, to learn about professional development and future career opportunities.
  • Trace Adkins pays tribute to Airmen in USO concert

    Trace Adkins, Grammy Award–nominated country music singer, performed for U.S. Airmen and their families at Aviano Air Base, Italy, May 12, 2017.
  • Ground control to Major Tom, commencing countdown antennas on

    In 2016, 20 Airmen arrived at Aviano Air Base, Italy, tasked with setting up a compound that would eventually house more than 300 personnel.
  • Aviano delivers the message

    After my brother’s recent deployment to Africa, he shared a story with me about an agreement the Air Force was developing with the local government to expand a runway. The effort stalled pending approval from the nation’s president.
  • U.S. Airmen support Saber Junction 17

    U.S. and Czech army paratroopers departed Aviano Air Base, Italy, April 27, 2017, before conducting a joint airborne operation seizure training during Exercise Saber Junction 17. The exercise is designed to assess the readiness of the U.S. Army’s Stryker-based 2nd Cavalry Regiment to conduct unified land operations, with a particular emphasis on rehearsing the transition from garrison to combat operations, and exercising operational and tactical decision-making and skills.
  • Bringing bags to Bagram: Aviano deploys

    The 31st Logistics Readiness Squadron assisted in deploying 31st Fighter Wing Airmen and 173rd Airborne Brigade Soldiers from Aviano Air Base, Italy, to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, in late April 2017. They moved a total of 344 passengers and 237 tons of cargo in 10 days. The amount of cargo the 31st LRS processed equaled approximately a third of