Tag: Aviano
  • 3rd AF CC/CCC tour Wyvern Nation

    U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Randall Reed, Third Air Force commander, and U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Randy Kwiatkowski, Third Air Force command chief, engaged with Airmen from the 31st Fighter Wing during his visit to Aviano Air Base, Italy, Feb. 10-11, 2021.
  • Sending a special grazie to local law enforcement

    This holiday season, Office of Special Investigations (OSI) Detachment 531 at Aviano Air Base, Italy, partnered with Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) students to send a special ‘grazie’ to 75 Italian law enforcement and security service agencies across Italy.
  • 724th AMS participates in Nodal Lightning

    The 724th Air Mobility Squadron participated in exercise Nodal Lightning the week of October 19, 2020. Nodal Lightning is a readiness exercise conducted by the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing.
  • 31st FW Airmen put ‘AFE’ in safe

    Pilots from the 555th Fighter Squadron rush into the locker room, preparing for another day of flying during NATO enhanced Air Policing. Music is blasting from a portable speaker as they laugh, smile and throw on their gear before heading out. As the pilots prepare to focus on the flight ahead, Airmen from the 31st Operations Support Squadron are busy ensuring the aircrew is walking out the door with serviceable equipment.
  • 31st FW Airmen meet with Bulgarian students

    While supporting NATO’s enhanced Air Policing mission, 31st Fighter Wing Airmen gave 35 students from First English Language School in Sofia, Bulgaria, a U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon tour at Graf Ignatievo Air Base, Oct. 2, 2020. During the event, Aviano Airmen taught students about what it’s like to serve as a pilot and maintain the F-16s.
  • Maintaining the mission: Behind-the-scenes Airman makes it happen

    “The first time I remember going to Africa was in 2004, I was seven years old and I didn’t know much of what was going on,” said Senior Airman Arthur Leese, 555th Fighter Squadron aviation resource manager.
  • Aviano Elephant Walk

    The 31st Fighter Wing completed the first Elephant Walk in Aviano history, June 1, 2020 at Aviano Air Base, Italy. Launching 23 F-16s one right after the other, with six minutes of uninterrupted after burner—a stirring sight and an important first.
  • Airman Brings Laughter to Aviano

    Many U.S. Armed Forces members have passions or hobbies that help to relax and clear the mind from daily work stresses. Since his senior year of high school, Senior Airman Trey McClain, a diagnostic imaging technician with the 31st Medical Support Squadron, has made stand-up comedy his passion and relaxation technique.
  • 31st CONS Stays Mission Ready

    The 31st Contracting Squadron quickly responded to the COVID-19 situation and acquired neck gaiters through local channels for distribution to Wyverns at Aviano Air Base, Italy on April 18, 2020.
  • Wyvern Gaming

    The first Aviano Gaming Group free monthly gaming tournament was held for Aviano personnel on Feb. 22 at the La Bella Vista Club.