• 555th FS F-16 take offs

    A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 555th Fighter Squadron takes off from Aviano Air Base, Italy, June 16, 2022. The 555th FS provides combat airpower on demand to U.S. and NATO Combatant Commanders as well as the National Command Authority in order to meet national security objectives.

  • Air Force members deploy to Aviano to support mission

    In the face of rapidly changing mission sets due to global events, several bases throughout U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa, including squadrons from the 31st Fighter Wing, find themselves executing real-world and training operations at a faster pace to support the increased mission

  • 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.

  • 31st OSS Airmen train on contingency response procedures

    Senior Airman John Kendall, 31st Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller, places a light down on the flightline during a training session at Aviano Air Base, Italy, March 10, 2022. The members used a Phantom AZL-15 lighting kit to simulate landing zones for a variety of aircraft

  • 31 FW Airmen mentor Italian aeronautical students

    U.S. Air Force Capt. Ben Kern, 510th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, speaks to a group of aeronautical students at the Malignani Aeronautical Institute in Udine, Italy, March 3, 2022. Representatives from the 31st Fighter Wing and Col. Marco Schiattoni, Italian base commander, had the