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  • Emerald Strike 2023: Bilateral exercise begins

    The 555th “Triple Nickel” Fighter Squadron kicked off Emerald Strike 2023, Jan. 27, at Grosseto Air Base, Italy.The two-week exercise is designed to optimize integration of aircraft and to strengthen interoperability with Italian Air Forces during joint operations and air defenses to maintain joint

  • 31st LRS Vehicle Maintenance keeps Aviano AB Mission Ready

    Without vehicles to transport assets, goods, or personnel, it would be very difficult to complete the mission. The 31st Logistics Readiness Squadron Vehicle Management flight helps keep Aviano AB mission-ready by maintaining the vehicles for all the units across Aviano, including geographically

  • 21st Annual Italian-American Friendship Festival

    An Italian air force honor guard member assigned to Aviano Air Base and a U.S. Air Force Airman assigned to the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department stand at parade rest during the 21st Annual Italian-American Friendship Festival in Roveredo in Piano, Italy, Sept. 10, 2022. The festival’s

  • Egress Airmen continuously improve processes, plans

    Imagine sitting comfortably in your car when suddenly a severe mechanical failure occurs and the safest course of action is to launch yourself into the air by nothing more than your driver’s seat. It may sound like a crazy thing to do, but for aircraft pilots this can be a very real situation.The

  • Police Week: Battle of the Badges, Guns and Hoses Competition

    Airman 1st Class Jalyn Cash, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department firefighter, drags a fire hose during the annual Guns and Hoses obstacle course in honor of Police Week at Aviano Air Base, Italy, May 18, 2022. The 31st CES competed against the 31st Security Forces in an obstacle course

  • 31 MXS innovates and cuts production time with Tent N Vent process

    When dealing with a challenge, some find it easy to give in or buckle under the pressure that’s coming their way. Airmen assigned to the 31st Maintenance Squadron, aircraft structural maintenance section faced a challenge head-on and innovated a solution through the ‘Tent N Vent’ procedure.

  • 31st FW kicks-off Astral Knight 2021

    Airmen from the 31st Fighter Wing kicked-off Astral Knight 2021, a joint, multinational exercise operating out of multiple locations throughout Europe, May 13, 2021 at Aviano Air Base, Italy.AK21 is a U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa-led event involving U.S. Airmen, Soldiers and Sailors