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  • Update from Buzzard 01
    Update from Buzzard 01

    The squadron has spent the last year hunkered down since we’re at the epicenter of Europe’s pandemic.  I’m very proud of their discipline and dedication to mission throughout. 

  • WWII Fighter Pilots Fulfill Squadron’s Promise
    WWII Fighter Pilots Fulfill Squadron’s Promise

    Vandenberg recently hosted the fulfillment of a promise forged in the trials of war, and made more than 70 years ago by a squadron of WWII fighter pilots, here, April 7.

  • New Buzzard Chief
    New Buzzard Chief

    Chief Master Sergeant Chad T. Gaddy is the 510th Aircraft Maintenance Unit Superintendent, Aviano Air Base, Italy. He provides senior enlisted leadership and resource management to more than 200 maintenance personnel supporting 25 Block-40 F-16C/D Falcons valued at 950 Million dollars.

  • Aviano Elephant Walk
    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.

  • Black Sea Joint Training
    Black Sea Joint Training

    U.S. Air Forces in Europe led an all domain mission with assets from U.S. Naval Forces Europe, U.S. Special Operations Command Europe, and U.S. Space Command, in the Black Sea, July 22, 2020. The mission occurred in international airspace and waters within the Black Sea and was designed to train U.S. forces to integrate, operate and communicate while executing all domain operations.

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  • 510th Fighter Squadron History
    510th Fighter Squadron History

    The 510th Fighter Squadron was originally constituted as the 625th Bombardment Squadron (Dive) on 4 February 1943. It was activated on 1 Mar 1943 at Drew Field, FL, and assigned to the 405th Bombardment (later, 405th Fighter-Bomber; 405th Fighter) Group. It was redesignated as the 510th Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 10 August 1943; as the 510th Fighter-Bomber Squadron, Single Engine, on 20 August 1943; and as the 510th Fighter Squadron, Single Engine, on 30 May 1944. In late 1943, the squadron moved to Walterboro Army Air Field, South Carolina where it began to fly the were the Douglas A-24 Banshee (1943), then the Bell P-39 Airacobra (1943) and finally the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt (1943-1945).

  • 510th FS, 48th FW conduct FTD at RAF Lakenheath
    510th FS, 48th FW conduct FTD at RAF Lakenheath

    Airmen assigned to the 510th Fighter Squadron, 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, will participate in a flying training deployment with the 48th Fighter Wing and allies from the United Kingdom at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England.

  • Aviano Airman named top Fighter Aviator in USAFE
    Aviano Airman named top Fighter Aviator in USAFE

    One Aviano Airman received some exciting and surprising news recently when he was told of his selection as the 2008 U.S. Air Forces in Europe Fighter Aviator of the Year.

  • RMAF & USAF unite for Majestic Eagle 2013
    RMAF & USAF unite for Majestic Eagle 2013

    The exercise brings airmen from both countries together to train on air interdiction, air superiority, air refueling and reconnaissance with the intent of enhancing their interoperability through tactical training.

  • Fighters in BALTOPS
    Fighters in BALTOPS

    Exercise BALTIC OPERATIONS (BALTOPS) is underway in the Baltic Sea region until 16 June. Air, maritime, and ground assets from several NATO Allies and Partner Nations are involved in the live training event that started from Szczecin, Poland and finishes in Kiel, Germany.