• Fighting Wyvern; 24-hour base defense exercise

    An F-16 Fighting Falcon crew chief assigned to the 31st Maintenance Group wears Mission Oriented Protective Posture gear while holding marshaling glow sticks to signal an F-16 at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 4, 2021. The 31st Fighter Wing conducted exercise Fighting Wyvern, a base defense exercise,

  • EOD, SFS join forces for maximum base defense

    Staff Sgt. Tyler McConnell, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight member, activates a shotgun round on a robot during a base defense exercise at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 3, 2021. The exercise was designed to test the 31st Fighter Wing’s ability to respond to a variety

  • Wyverns put to test in base defense exercise

    An Airman assigned to the 31st Medical Group takes a sample of a simulated hazardous chemical during a base defense exercise at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 2, 2021. The exercise was designed to test the 31st Fighter Wing’s ability to operate in different levels of defensive postures, respond to