• 31st CES Airmen save Hangar

    “It was 3 p.m. and I was finishing a job in building 925 when the facility manager came up to me and he seemed flustered,” said Senior Airman Tyler J. Vance, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron structural journeyman. “I could tell something was wrong.”
  • 31st MXS and 31st CE conduct Hydrazine emergency response training

    AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy-- The 31st Maintenance Squadron (MXS) aircraft fuel systems section and the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) fire department conducted a joint agency Hydrazine Emergency Response Exercise training event on the flight line at Aviano Air Base, Italy, June, 10, 2021.This simulated Emergency Power Unit (EPU) training event is
  • FS21 strengthens aircraft integration and alliances

    One of the only noises to be heard at Amendola Air Base, Italy, is the thundering sound of three different nations’ fourth-and-fifth-generation fighter aircraft starting up and taking off to participate in Falcon Strike 2021 (FS21), June 7-15.
  • 31 FW participation in FS21 increases lethality through joint operations

    U.S. Air Force Capt. Connor Yancy, 555th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, right, poses for a photo during exercise Falcon Strike 21 (FS21) with an Israeli air force, middle, and an Italian air force F-35 Lightning II pilot at Amendola Air Base, Italy, June 4, 2021. FS21 is an exercise designed to provide advanced and realistic aircrew
  • 31 FW F-16s participate in Falcon Strike 21

    A U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon assigned to the 555th Fighter Squadron participating in Falcon Strike 21 (FS21) lands at Amendola Air Base, Italy, June 4, 2021. Six F-16C aircraft are participating in FS21, an exercise involving service members from the U.S., Israel, Italy and the United Kingdom to integrate fourth and fifth generation
  • Local Legend: Alessandro Nichilo

    June’s Local Legend, Alessandro Nichilo, is a 57th Rescue Squadron operations liaison and scheduler, and has been part of team Aviano since Aug. 1st, 2019.
  • 31st FW hosts Port Dawg memorial run

    Airmen assigned to the 724th Air Mobility Squadron stand in formation before a ‘Port Dawg’ memorial run at Aviano Air Base, Italy, May 27, 2021. The memorial run is held annually throughout the career field as a way to honor members who have fallen while serving as a Port Dawg. Port Dawgs are transportation specialists serving at aerial ports
  • Italian F-35s train at Aviano, strengthening partnerships

    For the first time ever, two Italian air force F-35 Lightning IIs, assigned to the 32nd Wing, Amendola Air Base, Italy, landed at Aviano Air Base, Italy, May 20-21, in support of Astral Knight 2021.
  • AHA Honors Col. Jason Richter, Federal Health Care Leader

    U.S. Air Force Col. Jason Richter, 31st Medical Support Squadron commander, recently won the American Hospital Association (AHA) 2020 Special Achievement Award.
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