• COMUSAFE, Command Chief visits Aviano

    U.S. Air Force Gen. Jeffrey Harrigian, U.S. Air Forces inEurope and Air Forces Africa commander, performs a static jump with members from the 57th Rescue Squadron during a visit at Aviano Air Base, Italy, April 21, 2022. While visiting Aviano AB, Harrigian completed his final flight in an F-16

  • 555th AMU continues maintenance mission

    Each individual has a part to play in the 31st Fighter Wing’s vision of maintaining an agile and ready force while maintaining trust as a NATO ally. The 555th Fighter Squadron and 555th Aircraft Maintenance Unit are operating as an important part of NATO’s around-the-clock mission.

  • Faces of Aviano; ITAF Women Making History

    In 1948, President Harry S. Truman signed the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act into law, allowing women to serve in all branches of the U.S. military. That has allowed the opportunity for women to serve with different nations– including women within the Italian air force.

  • 555th FS supports NATO's eAP

    U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jacob Wood, 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron assistant dedicated crew chief, checks flight control movement on an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft assigned to the 555th Fighter Squadron at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Feb. 25, 2022. The flight will support NATO’s enhanced

  • 606th Air Control Squadron engaged and ready to support Astral Knight 2019

    The day started at 5:30 a.m. on May 23, 2019, a crisp spring morning at Aviano Air Base, Italy. The rising sun had barely crested the horizon as vehicle engines roared to life inside the 606th Air Control Squadron’s compound. Headlights buzzed on, and row by row, the vehicles rolled past a small