• Shopping for a stranger: Volunteer grocery service at Aviano delivers

    The commissary at Aviano Air Base, Italy, has been more crowded since the Italian government and the Department of Defense implemented restrictions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Not only is it one of the few places servicemembers and their families are authorized to go, but it’s also where

  • Aviano Airmen help make exercise ODIN SPEAR 20 a success

    U.S. Air Force Joint Terminal Attack Controllers, or JTACs, are responsible for directing combat aircraft during close air support operations. As such, keeping these Airmen well-trained and ready is vitally important to the mission.

  • 31st Force Support Squadron Passport Office: Small office, big impact

    The Passport Office at Aviano Air Base, Italy, is tucked away in an unassuming building sandwiched between the sprawling compound of the 606th Air Control Squadron and the always-packed Military Personnel Flight and Finance offices. It shares the ground floor with the Safety Office, among other

  • Wyvern Airman brings passion, experience to coaching CrossFit

    It’s 5:30 a.m. at the Wyvern Fitness Center on Aviano Air Base, Italy, and a group of weary-eyed CrossFit athletes shuffles in. As the group gathers around CrossFit Aviano’s makeshift home- two whiteboards stacked on a squat rack in the back of the gym- they’re greeted by a voice with way too much

  • 31st Fighter Wing executes Rapid Buzzard

    U.S. Air Force Airmen and F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing executed a rapid deployment to Graf Ignatievo Air Base, Bulgaria to conduct “hot pit” refueling and participate in the bilateral training exercise, Rapid Buzzard, with the Bulgarian Air Force, Sept 24 to 27, 2019.

  • 606th Air Control Squadron engaged and ready to support Astral Knight 2019

    The day started at 5:30 a.m. on May 23, 2019, a crisp spring morning at Aviano Air Base, Italy. The rising sun had barely crested the horizon as vehicle engines roared to life inside the 606th Air Control Squadron’s compound. Headlights buzzed on, and row by row, the vehicles rolled past a small

  • Buzzard team returns home

    Families welcomed back 31st Fighter Wing Airmen from a six-month deployment to Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan on Aviano Air Base, Italy, April 30 – May 9.Down range, the Airmen from the 510th Fighter Squadron flew 7,500 combat hours and executed more than 1,000 sorties to deter adversaries and

  • USAFE-AFAFRICA command team visits Aviano Airmen

    U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa command team, Gen. Tod D. Wolters, commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Phillip L. Easton, command chief, visited Aviano Air Base, Italy, July 23, 2018.

  • Aviano Airmen return from deployment

    Airmen from the 555th Fighter Squadron and the 31st Maintenance Group returned to Aviano Air Base, Italy in early November 2017, from a deployment to Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan.