UVDA AIR FORCE BASE, Israel -- Approximately 200 U.S. Air Force Airmen and seven F-16C Fighting Falcons from the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, are participating in Blue Flag 2017 at Uvda Air Force Base, Israel, which kicked off Nov. 6.
Aviano Air Base participated in a two day joint exercise with Italian Air Force members at Rivolto Air Base, Italy on June 10 and 11.
U.S. Air Force Airmen and F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing rapidly deployed to Decimomannu Air Base, Italy, Jan. 13 -16, for exercise Agile Buzzard.
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.
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Richard J. Nelson, commander of the 31st Operations Group, passes on a guidon to Lt. Col. Daniel R. Lindsey, incoming commander of the 510th Fighter Squadron, during a change of command ceremony at Aviano Air Base, Italy, June 21, 2019. The exchange of the guidon represents a change in command position.
Chief Master Sergeant Seth A. Lininger is the Superintendent, of the 510th Aircraft Maintenance Unit…Buzzard AMU, Aviano Air Base, Italy. As Buzzard Chief, he ensures the combat capability of 200 maintenance professionals and 25 F-16C/D aircraft valued at $950M. Chief Lininger oversees all maintenance and sortie generation programs and advises the commander on the morale, welfare, readiness and effective utilization of unit personnel.
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.
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.