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  • U.S., Slovenian Armed Forces partner in bilateral exercise

    U.S. Air Force and Slovenian Armed Forces leaders met to discuss bilateral operations and interoperability during a visit at Cerklje ob Krki Air Base, Slovenia, Sept. 9.Gen. Jeff Harrigian, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, and Brig. Gen. Jason E. Bailey, commander, 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano Air Base, Italy, met with BG
  • 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. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)
  • Thracian Star 21 strengthens partnerships and enhances ability to rapidly deploy

    More than 150 Airmen and eight F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 555th Fighter Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, participated in Thracian Star 21, a Bulgarian air force-led exercise aiming to enhance interoperability and the ability to rapidly deploy to remote locations, July 9-22, 2021.
  • Three 31 SFS members respond to vehicle collision during AFRICAN LION 21

    The U.S. Air Force Core Values outline the standards by which Airmen should live by; Integrity First, Excellence In All We Do, and Service Before Self.
  • 31st CES Airmen save Hangar

    “It was 3 p.m. and I was finishing a job in building 925 when the facility manager came up to me and he seemed flustered,” said Senior Airman Tyler J. Vance, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron structural journeyman. “I could tell something was wrong.”
  • FS21 strengthens aircraft integration and alliances

    One of the only noises to be heard at Amendola Air Base, Italy, is the thundering sound of three different nations’ fourth-and-fifth-generation fighter aircraft starting up and taking off to participate in Falcon Strike 2021 (FS21), June 7-15.
  • AHA Honors Col. Jason Richter, Federal Health Care Leader

    U.S. Air Force Col. Jason Richter, 31st Medical Support Squadron commander, recently won the American Hospital Association (AHA) 2020 Special Achievement Award.
  • Sunny with a chance of lightning

    The 724th Air Mobility Squadron, an Air Mobility Command tenant unit at Aviano Air Base, participated in exercise Nodal Lightning May 17-21, 2021. Nodal Lightning is a readiness exercise conducted by the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing based out of Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
  • 606th ACS strengthens communication during AK21

    In support of Astral Knight 2021 (AK21), a joint multinational exercise involving six different countries and approximately 1,900 combined joint forces, two 606th Air Control Squadron (ACS) teams are operating out of forward-deployed locations in Slovenia and Croatia. At Aviano, the 606th ACS is on active standby to provide backup air control for the forward-deployed locations.
  • 31st FW Airmen participate in 2021 Police Week

    Airman Jamal R. Carter, 31st Security Forces Squadron (SFS) member, drags a fire hose during Police Week at Aviano Air Base, Italy, May 11, 2021. Airmen from the 31st SFS and 31st Civil Engineer Squadron competed in an obstacle course. The course consisted of a hose drag, litter carry, body drag, tire flips, Keiser FORCE Machine, sprints, M4 carbine assembly and disassembly, and a Humvee team push. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ericka A. Woolever)
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