• 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

  • 31 FW command chief gets hands-on experience with metals tech

    Senior Airman Joshuah Fonteno, 31st Maintenance Squadron metals technician journeyman, welds two pieces of metal together at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Aug. 30, 2021. Metal techs are responsible for welding and cutting raw material into usable forms to help repair and fabricate aircraft parts. (U.S.

  • 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

  • AFA raises money for breast cancer awareness

    Last October, the Aviano Firefighters Association sold their annual custom-made breast cancer awareness shirts and hoodies to raise money for breast cancer awareness month.

  • Time capsule from ALS class 1999-A found at Aviano

    When 2nd Lt. Connor Heneghan, 31st Logistics Readiness Squadron ground transportation officer in command, was walking by an old storage container one morning, he unknowingly stumbled upon a long-forgotten piece of Aviano history, 21 years in the making.

  • 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 Starts Combatives Program

    The first Aviano Air Base U.S. Air Force Combatives Program class graduated Feb. 13, at the Wyvern Fitness Center. Seventeen participants graduated the basic warrior course.

  • Aviano’s STEM Junk Box Challenge

    The Aviano Elementary School held a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math challenge on Jan. 8, 2020. The STEM Junk Box is a monthly challenge that the school holds for their students to practice out-of-the-box thinking and creative problem solving.

  • Exercise Astral Knight 2019 boasts multinational relations

    Senior leaders, Italian Air Force Maj. Gen. Silvano Frigerio, Combat Force Commander, U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Steven Basham, U.S Air Forces Europe and Air Forces Africa deputy commander, Brig. Gen. Mato Mikic, Croatian Air Force commander, and Maj. Gen. Alenka Ermenc, Slovenia chief of defense,