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  • 31st CS keeps Wyvern Nation connected during COVID-19

    The 31st Communications Squadron kept the 31st Fighter Wing virtually connected during COVID-19 operations.
  • 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.
  • COVID-19 operations: Connecting global communications

    The 691st Cyberspace Operations Squadron provides the capability to practice physical distancing while maintaining mission success in response to the spread of coronavirus disease 2019.
  • 2020 Defender Challenge

    “The model defender possesses the qualities that 99% of wyvern defenders exhibit each day: discipline…in thought and action; physically and mentally ready to conquer the challenges of dynamic operating environments; lethal…superior in tactics, smarter than the enemy, and deadly behind the trigger,” said Chief Master Sgt. Lawrence J. Kirkley, the 31st Security Forces Squadron manager.
  • USAFE CAPEX 2019

    Combat Ammunition Production Exercise, an exercise typically located at a Pacific Air Forces base, has been hosted by USAFE the last two years, most recently by the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano Air Base, Italy, from Aug. 5 through 9. 
  • Hill Airmen bring F-35A, fifth-gen capabilities to European defense exercise

    AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy -- Airmen deployed from the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, recently wrapped up the U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning IIs first participation in a large, European air-and-missile defense exercise.The focus of the multi-national exercise, Astral Knight 2019, was to defend several
  • Exercise Astral Knight 2019 boasts multinational relations

    Senior leaders, Italian Air Force Maj. Gen. Silvano Frigerio, Combat Force Commander, U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Steven Basham, U.S Air Forces Europe and Air Forces Africa deputy commander, Brig. Gen. Mato Mikic, Croatian Air Force commander, and Maj. Gen. Alenka Ermenc, Slovenia Air Force chief of the general staff, visited Aviano Air Base, Italy as part of Astral Knight 2019, June 4.
  • Immediate Response 2019 kicks off with 512th Contingency Response Element coordination

    The 512th Contingency Response Element, an Air Force Reserve unit assigned to Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, arrived here to participate in Immediate Response 2019, a multinational exercise, co-led by the Croatian Armed Forces, Slovenian Armed Forces and U.S. Army Europe.
  • Rescue Squadrons make final jump at Lakenheath

    Aircrews and pararescue Airmen assigned to the 56th and 57th Rescue Squadrons conducted one final jump over the skies of Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England April 20, 2018. The event signals the final phase of the two squadrons’ relocation to Aviano Air Base, Italy, this spring.
  • War on the digital front

    From the advent of weather balloons used for reconnaissance in 1861, to the first email sent in 1971, advancements of new technology have increased mission capabilities. However, with new advancements come new threats and challenges.
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