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Thursday, 29 November 2001 19:03

US Airmen Show Off Jets

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SLIAC AIRFIELD, Slovakia - With an eye towards building relationships with a key NATO partner, a few U.S. airmen braved the heat and the crowds Saturday at one of the largest air shows in Central Europe, taking in the sights while mingling with spectators and military officials.

Monday, 29 May 2017 09:55

Trace Adkins Visits the Buzzards

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Trace Adkins, country music singer, talks with Brig. Gen. Lance Landrum, 31st Fighter Wing commander, during a USO Tour event at Aviano Air Base, Italy, May 12, 2017.

Sunday, 28 May 2017 10:45

Chief Master Sergeant Frank A. Chiariello

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Chief Master Sergeant Frank A. Chiariello is the 510th Aircraft Maintenance Unit Superintendent, 31st Aircraft Mainenance Squadron, 31st Maintenance Group, 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy. He is the senior enlisted advisor to the professional men and women of the 510th Buzzard AMU on matters concerning the morale, welfare, and readiness of all enlisted personnel assigned. The aircraft maintenance unit consists of five sections made up of 215 personnel that provide safe reliable aircraft maintenance for 25 F-16 aircraft for the 31st Fighter Wing.

Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin S. Freeborn is the Commander, 510th Fighter Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy.

Thursday, 09 June 2016 07:40

Aviation Detachment 16-3

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About 350 personnel are supporting 20 F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano Air Base, Italy, and the 138th Fighter Wing at Tulsa Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma, as part of bilateral flying training with the Polish Air Force.

Monday, 14 July 2014 07:20

Afghanistan Campaign Streamer

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SPECIAL ORDER 14 July 2014 G-33993
Each of the units listed in the attachment is awarded Afghanistan campaign participation credit, and is thus authorized to display the Afghanistan campaign phase streamers as indicated. Authority: AFI 36-2803.

The U.S. Air Force deployed six F-16 Fighting Falcons from Aviano Air Base, Italy, support equipment and approximately 300 personnel to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey in support of Operation Inherent Resolve Aug. 9, 2015. This follows Turkey’s decision to host the deployment of U.S. aircraft conducting counter-ISIL  operations. The U.S. and Turkey, as members of the 60-plus nation coalition, are committed to the fight against ISIL in pursuit of peace and stability in the region.

Friday, 05 June 2015 00:47

Buzzards kick off ACE 15

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At the invitation of the government of Sweden, More than 150 Airmen and 12 F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano Air Base, Italy, arrived at Norbotten Wing here in support of Arctic Challenge Exercise 2015.

Friday, 05 June 2015 04:43

“Acing” ACE 15

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After two weeks of training with more than 1,500 sorties flown, the multi-national air exercise, Arctic Challenge 2015, has come to an end here June 5, 2015.  Airmen from Aviano Air Base, Italy participated in the second Arctic Challenge Exercise with nine other nations.

At the invitation of the Estonian government, American pilots from the 510th Fighter Squadron at Aviano Air Base, Italy, have a unique opportunity to learn the value of the Forward Air Control (Airborne) mission with Estonians from Amari Air Base and U.S. instructor pilots from Luke Air Force Base.

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