• 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

  • 31 OSS ATCs keep their eyes on the sky

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Daniel Cabezas, 31st Operations Support Squadron (OSS) air traffic controller, scans the horizon for landing lights and obstructions on the flight line at Aviano Air Base, Italy, May 7, 2021. The ATCs observe aircraft in their airspace and monitor different variables such

  • HAF transports 31 FW members to INIOCHOS 21

    A Hellenic air force (HAF) C-130 Hercules, carrying members from the 31st Fighter Wing, takes off from Aviano Air Base, Italy, April 6, 2021. The 31st FW is participating in INIOCHOS 21, a HAF-led, large force flying exercise focused on strengthening partnerships and interoperability at Andravida

  • Always ready: Wyvern EOD

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jordan Burger, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team leader, puts safety pins on an F-16 Fighting Falcon to secure the aircraft during a training session at Aviano Air Base, Italy, March 23, 2021. The training session simulated an in-flight

  • COMUSAFE visits Aviano

    U.S. Air Force Gen. Jeff Harrigian, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Brion Blais, USAFE-AFAFRICA command chief, visited Aviano Air Base, Italy, March 24-25, and familiarized themselves with the 31st Fighter Wing’s current mission and operations.