• 57the RQS jump training

    The 57th Rescue Squadron performed jump training over the Adriatic Sea and Aviano Air Base, Italy Jan. 12-13, 2022. The overall mission of the 57th RQS is to conduct personnel combat search and recovery in the European Command Area of Responsibility.

  • Buzzards return from Lakenheath FTD

    Airmen assigned to the 510th Fighter Squadron "Buzzards" and 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron recently visited Royal Air Force Lakenheath, United Kingdom, for a flying training deployment (FTD) from Aug. 28 to Sept. 28.The training marked the first time the squadrons have gone TDY in over a year

  • 31 CES Fire Dogs conduct live fire training

    U.S. Senior Airman Jose Villalobos, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron fire protection journeyman, participates in a live fire training exercise at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Oct. 29, 2019. Live fire training is conducted in a burn building, which is a structure built to be intentionally burned for

  • Slovenian military leaders 1st visit to Aviano AB

    SlovenianArmed Forces leaders visited Aviano Air Base, Italy, Jan. 22, 2019.The visitfamiliarized Slovenian military leaders with the 31st Fighter Wing mission inorder to strengthen the U.S. and Slovenian partnership. “Thewillingness of our Slovenian counterparts to visit Aviano and continue

  • Trimming training time: 31 MXG saves man-hours

    For as long as many of today’s Airmen can remember, they’ve been inundated with redundant computer-based and hands-on training requirements. So in August 2016, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein announced plans to lessen training

  • SERE specialists teach pilots to 'return with honor'

    Warning lights flash across the instrument panel as the engine sputters – the plane is going down. A pilot, forced to eject, lands in an ocean or in hostile territory.  What now?  The 31st Operations Support Squadron survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialists do everything they can to