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  • 31 MXG trains Romanian maintainers, build friendship

    The 31st Maintenance Group conducted a training-oriented mission to assist in the development of the Romanian air force’s F-16 Fighting Falcon jet program. U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Brian Johnston, 31st MXG phase section chief, took a team of five U.S. Airmen to Romania’s 86th Air Base to train

  • Aviano AB F-16s collaborate with RAF Mildenhall

    U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, sit on the flightline at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, Aug. 3, 2021. The F-16 is a compact, multi-role aircraft which is maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and

  • 56th, 57th RQS ruck for Jolly 22

    Airmen from 56th Rescue Squadron, 56th Helicopter Maintenance Unit and 57th RQS rucked up to 22 miles this week in memory of the fallen 56th RQS HH-60G Pave Hawk crew of Jolly 22.

  • First Aviano Airmen to enlist in U.S. Space Force

    Two of our very own Wyverns transferred into the ranks of the U.S. Space Force during an enlistment ceremony at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Dec. 3, 2020.Senior Master Sgt. Sean Winters, 606th Air Control Squadron cyber operations and maintenance superintendent, and Senior Master Sgt. Paul Norris, 606th

  • Time capsule from ALS class 1999-A found at Aviano

    When 2nd Lt. Connor Heneghan, 31st Logistics Readiness Squadron ground transportation officer in command, was walking by an old storage container one morning, he unknowingly stumbled upon a long-forgotten piece of Aviano history, 21 years in the making.

  • Aviano Airmen help make exercise ODIN SPEAR 20 a success

    U.S. Air Force Joint Terminal Attack Controllers, or JTACs, are responsible for directing combat aircraft during close air support operations. As such, keeping these Airmen well-trained and ready is vitally important to the mission.

  • 31st Fighter Wing executes Rapid Buzzard

    U.S. Air Force Airmen and F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing executed a rapid deployment to Graf Ignatievo Air Base, Bulgaria to conduct “hot pit” refueling and participate in the bilateral training exercise, Rapid Buzzard, with the Bulgarian Air Force, Sept 24 to 27, 2019.