• 31st FW Command Post wins two Major Command Annual Awards

    The 31st Fighter Wing Command Post capped off a very busy year with the notification that they are the recipient of two Major Command awards. Firstly, Master Sgt. Melvyn Thompson, 31st FW CP noncommissioned officer in charge of command and control (C2) operations systems, was the recipient of the

  • Optometry cares for Wyverns in the blink of an eye

    The human eye can distinguish approximately 10 million different colors and is made up of more than two million working parts. With that many functioning pieces, maintaining ocular health is imperative. Here at Aviano, the 31st Operational Medical Readiness Squadron Optometry Clinic has a dynamic

  • F-16s take off above snowy mountains

    A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 510th Fighter Squadron, takes off at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 30, 2021. The F-16 is a compact, maneuverable multi-role fighter aircraft and can reach speeds of 1,500 mph. The 31st Fighter Wing boasts a diverse combat mission set including the

  • 606th ACS integrates with 4th EASOS for Castle Forge

    In support of exercise Castle Forge, 20 Airmen assigned to the 606th Air Control Squadron integrated with members from the 4th Expeditionary Air Support Operations Squadron and 1st Combat Communications Squadron from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, October 26 through November 8 in Romania.

  • Fighting Wyvern; 24-hour base defense exercise

    An F-16 Fighting Falcon crew chief assigned to the 31st Maintenance Group wears Mission Oriented Protective Posture gear while holding marshaling glow sticks to signal an F-16 at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 4, 2021. The 31st Fighter Wing conducted exercise Fighting Wyvern, a base defense exercise,

  • 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

  • HH-60G A6212 takes final flight before retirement

    AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy -- The HH-60G Pave Hawk zipped side-to-side as it performed aerial maneuvers above Croatia. All the while, two crew members fired their mini guns at targets with precision and focus. The helicopter provided top cover for U.S. Army soldiers on the ground below. Although, this

  • 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

  • 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.