• 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 31 FW, 48 FW conduct live fire air-to-air training employment

    For the first time in 14 years, the 31st Fighter Wing had the opportunity to conduct F-16C Fighting Falcon air-to-air live fire training employment within the United States Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa (USAFE) area of responsibility, July 9-16, 2021.

  • 724th Air Mobility Squadron change of command

    U.S. Air Force Col. Christopher Busque, 31st Mission Support Group commander, left, and U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Anthonelli White, 724th Air Mobility Squadron outgoing commander, pose for a photo during a change of command ceremony at Aviano Air Base, Italy, July 6, 2021. The 724th AMS is an Air