• 555th FS F-16 take offs

    A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 555th Fighter Squadron takes off from Aviano Air Base, Italy, June 16, 2022. The 555th FS provides combat airpower on demand to U.S. and NATO Combatant Commanders as well as the National Command Authority in order to meet national security objectives.

  • F-16s take off above snowy mountains

    A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 510th Fighter Squadron, takes off at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 30, 2021. The F-16 is a compact, maneuverable multi-role fighter aircraft and can reach speeds of 1,500 mph. The 31st Fighter Wing boasts a diverse combat mission set including the

  • 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

  • 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.