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  • Thracian Star 21; Bulgarian and U.S. Air Force strengthen interoperability

    A weapons load crew member assigned to the 555th Aircraft Maintenance Unit prepares to load a munition onto a U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon during the Bulgarian air force-led exercise Thracian Star 21 at Graf Ignatievo Air Base, Bulgaria, July 12, 2021. Exercises such as Thracian Star 21

  • 555th FS F-16s arrive in Bulgaria for Thracian Star 21

    More than 150 personnel and multiple F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 555th Fighter Squadron, at Aviano Air Base, Italy, are participating in Thracian Star 21, a Bulgarian air force-led exercise, at Graf Ignatievo Air Base, Bulgaria, July 9-23, 2021.

  • Rain or shine, fuel on time

    The 31st Fighter Wing participated in surge flying throughout the week. Surge flying is a period of increased operations for those working on the flightline as sorties increase to provide ample training opportunities to pilots.

  • Aviano Elephant Walk

    The 31st Fighter Wing completed the first Elephant Walk in Aviano history, June 1, 2020 at Aviano Air Base, Italy. Launching 23 F-16s one right after the other, with six minutes of uninterrupted after burner—a stirring sight and an important first.

  • Astral Knight 2019: Enhancing regional security

    U.S. Military Forces in Europe work closely with coalition forces from Croatia, Italy and Slovenia to execute Astral Knight 2019, at Aviano Air Base, Italy, and various locations across Europe, June 3, 2019.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Increasing interoperability at Blue Flag Israel 17

    Approximately 200 U.S. Air Force Airmen and seven F-16C Fighting Falcons from the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, are participating in Blue Flag 2017 at Uvda Air Force Base, Israel, which kicked off Nov. 6.

  • Triple Nickel participates in Green Flag 16-8

    Green Flag-West, a realistic air-land integration combat training exercise involving the air forces of the United States and its allies, is primarily conducted in conjunction with U.S. Army Combat Training Center exercises at Ft. Irwin, Calif.