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A Bulgarian air force MiG-21 pilot taxis past U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons April 19, 2012, at Graf Ignatievo Air Force Base, Bulgaria. Two U.S. fighter squadrons and more than 500 personnel are deployed here from the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, in support of Thracian Star 2012. The month-long exercise is geared toward strengthening partnerships and increasing interoperability between NATO allies. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Katherine Windish)
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Posted: 4/25/2012

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Capt. Kirby Sanford, (rear seat), 555th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, prepares for his flight in a Bulgarian air force MiG-29 April 19, 2012, at Graf Ignatievo Air Force Base, Bulgaria. During Thracian Star 2012, a bilateral training exercise, Aviano-based F-16 pilots are scheduled to spend more than 60 hours per week flying close air support, basic fighter and air combat maneuvers, tactical intercepts, defensive counter air and large force missions with Bulgarian MiG-21 and MiG-29 pilots. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Katherine Windish)
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Posted: 4/25/2012

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Col. David Walker, 31st Operations Group and Thracian Star 2012 detachment commander, and Capt. Petar Milkov, Bulgarian air force MiG-29 pilot, prepare to fly in an F-16 Fighting Falcon April 19, 2012, at Graf Ignatievo Air Force Base, Bulgaria. More than 500 people are deployed here from the 31st Fighter Wing in support of the month-long coalition training exercise aimed at increasing interoperability between NATO allies. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Katherine Windish)
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Posted: 4/25/2012

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Col. David Walker, 31st Operations Group and Thracian Star 2012 detachment commander, and Capt. Petar Milkov, Bulgarian air force MiG-29 pilot, prepare to fly in an F-16 Fighting Falcon April 19, 2012, at Graf Ignatievo Air Force Base, Bulgaria. Two fighter squadrons with more than two dozen aircraft and 500 personnel are deployed here from Aviano Air Base, Italy, in support of exercise Thracian Star 2012. During the exercise, Aviano F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots are scheduled to spend more than 60 hours per week flying close air support, basic fighter and air combat maneuvers, tactical intercepts, defensive counter air and large force missions with Bulgarian MiG-21 and MiG-29 pilots. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Katherine Windish)
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Posted: 4/25/2012

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Capt. Kirby Sanford, 555th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, and Bulgarian air force Maj. Ilia Doychinov, 1st Fighter Squadron commander, walk toward a line of MiG-29 and MiG-21 aircraft April 19, 2012, at Graf Ignatievo Air Force Base, Bulgaria. Sanford is deployed here from Aviano Air Base, Italy, with more than 500 personnel in support of exercise Thracian Star 2012. The month-long training will provide the two air forces the opportunity to gain better insight into both the tactics of the pilots and the capabilities of the different aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Katherine Windish)
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Posted: 4/25/2012

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Bulgarian air force MiG-29 pilot, Capt. Petar Milkov, climbs into a U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon for his ride-along flight April 19, 2012, at Graf Ignatievo Air Force Base, Bulgaria, while Col. David Walker, 31st Operations Group and Thracian Star 2012 detachment commander from the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano Air Base, Italy, reviews his pre-flight checklist. In order to increase interoperability between the two nations, U.S. and Bulgarian pilots are scheduled to spend more than 60 hours per week flying close air support, basic fighter and air combat maneuvers, tactical intercepts, defensive counter air and large force missions during the month-long exercise. Milkov was the first of several MiG-29 pilots to fly in an F-16 during the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Katherine Windish)
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Bulgarian air force MiG-29 pilot, Capt. Petar Milkov, is fitted for life support equipment before his F-16 ride-along flight April 19, 2012, at Graf Ignatievo Air Force Base, Bulgaria. More than two dozen aircraft and 500 Airmen are deployed here from Aviano in support of exercise Thracian Star 2012. Throughout the month-long bilateral training exercise, Aviano F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots are scheduled to spend more than 60 hours per week flying close air support, basic fighter and air combat maneuvers, tactical intercepts, defensive counter air and large force missions with Bulgarian MiG-21 and MiG-29 pilots. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Katherine Windish)
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Posted: 4/25/2012

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GRAF IGNATIEVO AIR FORCE BASE, Bulgaria -- Two 555th Fighter Squadron F-16 pilots prepare their jets for de-arming after landing here April 17, 2012 from Aviano Air Base, Italy. More than two dozen aircraft and 500 U.S. Airmen from the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano AB are taking part in Thracian Star 2012, a month-long joint training exercise focused on building partnerships and increasing interoperability with the Bulgarian air force. This is the third time since 2007 that men and women from the 31st FW have conducted this type of training with the Bulgarians. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Katherine Windish)
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Posted: 4/19/2012

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GRAF IGNATIEVO AIR FORCE BASE, Bulgaria -- Crew chiefs from the 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron perform post-flight maintenance on a 510th Fighter Squadron F-16 here April 17, 2012 after arriving from Aviano Air Base, Italy. More than two dozen aircraft and 500 U.S. Airmen from the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano AB are taking part in Thracian Star 2012, a month-long joint training exercise focused on building partnerships and increasing interoperability with the Bulgarian air force. This is the third time since 2007 that men and women from the 31st FW have conducted this type of training with the Bulgarians. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Katherine Windish)
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Posted: 4/19/2012

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GRAF IGNATIEVO AIR FORCE BASE, Bulgaria -- Two 555th Fighter Squadron F-16 pilots taxi their jets down the runway April 17, 2012 after arriving from Aviano Air Base, Italy. More than two dozen aircraft and 500 U.S. Airmen from the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano AB are taking part in Thracian Star 2012, a month-long joint training exercise focused on building partnerships and increasing interoperability with the Bulgarian air force. This is the third time since 2007 that men and women from the 31st FW have conducted this type of training with the Bulgarians. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Katherine Windish)
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Posted: 4/19/2012

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GRAF IGNATIEVO AIR FORCE BASE, Bulgaria -- A 555th Fighter Squadron F-16 pilot taxis past a line of Bulgarian air force MiG-21 and MiG-29 aircraft April 17, 2012 after arriving from Aviano Air Base, Italy. More than two dozen aircraft and 500 U.S. Airmen from the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano AB are taking part in Thracian Star 2012, a month-long joint training exercise focused on building partnerships and increasing interoperability with the Bulgarian air force. This is the third time since 2007 that men and women from the 31st FW have conducted this type of training with the Bulgarians. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Katherine Windish)
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Posted: 4/19/2012

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GRAF IGNATIEVO AIR FORCE BASE, Bulgaria -- Staff Sgt. Juan Rodriguez Lopez, 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, marshals in two 555th Fighter Squadron F-16 pilots after landing here April 17, 2012. Graf Ignatievo is now host to more than two dozen F-16 Fighting Falcons and more than 500 U.S. Air Force personnel in support of Thracian Star 2012, a month-long joint training exercise focused on building partnerships and increasing interoperability with the Bulgarian pilots, maintainers, joint terminal air controllers, firefighters and security forces Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Katherine Windish)
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Posted: 4/19/2012

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GRAF IGNATIEVO AIR FORCE BASE, Bulgaria -- A 31st Fighter Wing F-16 pilot prepares his jet for de-arming after landing here April 17, 2012. Graf Ignatievo is now host to more than two dozen F-16 Fighting Falcons and more than 500 U.S. Air Force personnel in support of Thracian Star 2012, a month-long joint training exercise focused on building partnerships and increasing interoperability with the Bulgarian pilots, maintainers, joint terminal air controllers, firefighters and security forces Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Katherine Windish)
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Posted: 4/19/2012

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GRAF IGNATIEVO AIR FORCE BASE, Bulgaria -- Tech. Sgt. Brent Watkins, Airman Gage Boardingham and Airman 1st Class Corey Loesch, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters, test a barrier engagement on an F-16 after landing here April 17, 2012. Graf Ignatievo is now host to more than two dozen F-16 Fighting Falcons and more than 500 U.S. Air Force personnel in support of Thracian Star 2012, a month-long joint training exercise focused on building partnerships and increasing interoperability with the Bulgarian pilots, maintainers, joint terminal air controllers, firefighters and security forces Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Katherine Windish)
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Posted: 4/19/2012

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GRAF IGNATIEVO AIR FORCE BASE, Bulgaria -- Staff Sgt. David Ambrusko, 31st Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels service controller, refuels an F-16 after landing here April 17, 2012. Graf Ignatievo is now host to more than two dozen F-16 Fighting Falcons and more than 500 U.S. Air Force personnel in support of Thracian Star 2012, a month-long joint training exercise focused on building partnerships and increasing interoperability with the Bulgarian pilots, maintainers, joint terminal air controllers, firefighters and security forces Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Katherine Windish)
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Posted: 4/19/2012

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GRAF IGNATIEVO AIR FORCE BASE, Bulgaria -- Airman 1st Class Angel Guerrero, 31st Maintenance Squadron crew chief, performs post-flight maintenance on an F-16 after landing here April 17, 2012. Graf Ignatievo is now host to more than two dozen F-16 Fighting Falcons and more than 500 U.S. Air Force personnel in support of Thracian Star 2012, a month-long joint training exercise focused on building partnerships and increasing interoperability with the Bulgarian pilots, maintainers, joint terminal air controllers, firefighters and security forces Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Katherine Windish)
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GRAF IGNATIEVO AIR FORCE BASE, Bulgaria -- Col. David Walker, 31st Operations Group and Thracian Star 2012 detachment commander, speaks to a journalist from the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency through a translator April 18, 2012 during the opening ceremony for the month-long joint training exercise focused on building partnerships and increasing interoperability with the Bulgarian air force. Bulgarian and American senior officials took the opportunity to acknowledge and express appreciation for the long-standing partnership between the two nations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Katherine Windish)
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Posted: 4/19/2012

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GRAF IGNATIEVO AIR FORCE BASE; Bulgaria -- A Bulgarian air force band plays the American national anthem during the Thracian Star 2012 opening ceremony April 18. Thracian Star 2012 is a month-long joint training exercise focused on building partnerships and increasing interoperability with the Bulgarian air force. While this is not the first time the Bulgarian air force has hosted American forces at Graf Ignatievo; Thracian Star 2012 boasts the largest contingent of Airmen to date they’ve hosted.; In all; the 31st FW brought more than two dozen F-16 Fighting Falcons and more than 500 Airmen—about twice the amount than any other U.S. Air Forces in Europe wing thus far. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Katherine Windish)
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Posted: 4/19/2012

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GRAF IGNATIEVO AIR FORCE BASE, Bulgaria -- Maj. Metodi Orlov, (left), a Bulgarian air force MiG-29 pilot, welcomes Maj. Matthew Brockhaus, (right), an F-16 pilot deployed with the 555th Fighter Squadron out of Aviano Air Base, Italy, to Bulgaria on April 17, 2012. Brockhaus is one of more than 500 U.S. Airmen taking part in Thracian Star 2012, a month-long joint training exercise focused on building partnerships and increasing interoperability with the Bulgarian air force. This is the third time since 2007 that men and women from the 31st Fighter Wing out of Aviano AB have conducted this type of training with the Bulgarians. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Katherine Windish)
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Posted: 4/19/2012

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GRAF IGNATIEVO AIR FORCE BASE, Bulgaria -- Members of the 31st Fighter Wing and the Bulgarian air force pose for a group photo in front of an American F-16 and a Bulgarian MiG-21 and MiG-29 aircraft following the opening ceremony for Thracian Star 2012, April 18, 2012. Thracian Star 2012 is a month-long joint training exercise focused on building partnerships and increasing interoperability with the Bulgarian air force. While this is not the first time the Bulgarian air force has hosted American forces at Graf Ignatievo, Thracian Star 2012 boasts the largest contingent of Airmen to date they’ve hosted. In all, the 31st FW brought more than two dozen F-16 Fighting Falcons and more than 500 Airmen—about twice the amount than any other U.S. Air Forces in Europe wing thus far. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Katherine Windish)
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Posted: 4/19/2012

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Air Force rewards outstanding munitions unit

Senior Airman Caroline Donnelly, 31st Munitions Squadron support equipment maintenance crew chief, and Airman 1st Class Austin Hutsenpillar, 31st MUNS support equipment maintenance crew member, grease parts of a munitions trailer April 2 at Aviano Air Base, Italy. Members of the 31st MUNS recently earned the 2011 Air Force Maintenance Effectiveness Award. The unit competed against other Air Force units based on its accomplishments in maintaining aircraft armament, combat-ready munitions stockpiles, weapons security, storage and handling equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Katherine Windish)
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Posted: 4/9/2012

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Senior Airman Ralph Simons, 31st Munitions Squadron munitions inspector examines an anti-personnel mine April 2 at Aviano Air Base, Italy. Members of the 31st MUNS recently earned the 2011 Air Force Maintenance Effectiveness Award. The squadron acted as the lead NATO munitions unit during Operation Odyssey Dawn, building 557 bombs for the operation. The unit also participated in Operation Unified Protector, providing munitions for 1,800 sorties flown by joint and coalition partners deployed to Aviano. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Katherine Windish)
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Posted: 4/9/2012

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Airman 1st Class Demario Reid, 31st Munitions Squadron support equipment maintenance crew member, performs maintenance on a munitions trailer April 2 at Aviano Air Base, Italy. Members of the 31st MUNS recently earned the 2011 Air Force Maintenance Effectiveness Award, recognizing their achievements during Operations Odyssey Dawn and Unified Protector, all while continuing Aviano’s mission and supporting downrange deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Katherine Windish)
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Posted: 4/9/2012

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On the graze

A mother sheep and her lamb graze in a field outside of Aviano March 22, 2012. Sheepherder Gianpaolo Banzato has been sheepherding for the past 47 years with the help of a Belgium shepherd and bordie collie dogs to manage the flock as they move from pasture to pasture. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Justin Weaver)
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Posted: 3/29/2012

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A mother sheep and her two newborn lambs graze in a field outside of Aviano March 22, 2012. Local sheepherders can be seen moving their herds of more than 700 sheep, donkeys and dogs throughout the Aviano and Pordenone community. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Justin Weaver)
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Posted: 3/29/2012

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A local sheepherder carries a lamb back to the flock as his sheep dogs follow him March 22, 2012 in a field outside of Aviano Air Base. Sheepherders move from town to town every 2-4 days and in the summer they move the flock into the mountains to graze. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Justin Weaver)
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Posted: 3/29/2012

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Mentoring program helps students excel

Tech Sgt. Gregory Love, 31st Contracting Squadron infrastructure NCOIC, and Airman 1st Class Jessica Ray, 31st CONS contract specialist mentor fifth-grader Kishaun Kimble and help him with math problems during a tutoring session at Aviano Elementary School. Students having difficulty in math and reading are receiving help from Airmen with the start of a new mentorship program. The program matches a volunteer with a student scoring in the lower percentage of the Terra Nova standardized test. The tutor attends training and meets with the student’s family to establish a one-on-one tutoring schedule, focusing on the areas the student is having the most trouble in. (Courtesy photo)
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Posted: 3/27/2012

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Shaun Morgan, lead singer for the band Seether, performs for more than 870 Aviano Team members March 23, 2012, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. The hard-rock band visited Aviano as part of a USO tour through Italy and Turkey (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Justin Weaver)
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John Humphrey, drummer for the band Seether, performs for more than 870 Aviano Team members March 23, 2012, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. The hard-rock band visited Aviano as part of a USO tour through Italy and Turkey (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Justin Weaver)
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Dale Stewart, bassist for the band Seether, performs for more than 870 Aviano Team members March 23, 2012, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. The hard-rock band visited Aviano as part of a USO tour through Italy and Turkey (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Justin Weaver)
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Fans cheer for the band Seether during a performance March 23, 2012, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. The three-person rock band from South Africa visited Aviano during their USO tour through Italy and Turkey. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Justin Weaver)
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Shaun Morgan, lead singer for the band Seether, plays for more than 870 people March 23, 2012 at Aviano Air Base, Italy, The three-person rock band from South Africa visited Aviano during their USO tour through Italy and Turkey. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Justin Weaver)
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Posted: 3/27/2012

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Dale Stewart, bassist for the band Seether, performs for Aviano Team members March 23, 2012, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. The hard-rock band visited Aviano as part of a USO tour through Italy and Turkey. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Justin Weaver)
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Senior Airman Blake Sumner, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron, pumps up the crowd during the opening of Seether, a three-person rock band from South Africa. Seether performed March 23 for more than 870 people during their USO tour throughout Italy and Turkey. U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Justin Weaver)
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Posted: 3/27/2012

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Aviano JROTC builds character in students

Aviano High School Junior ROTC cadets stretch during physical training March 20 on the high school football field. Cadets are required to attend one workout per week and pass an evaluation once per year.
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Posted: 3/23/2012

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Aviano JROTC builds character in students

Aviano High School Junior ROTC students attend a dining-in Nov. 15 at the La Bella Vista Club. Each year, the JROTC class hosts a Dining-In and a Winter Military Ball to familiarize students with military customs and traditions.
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Posted: 3/23/2012

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Aviano Air Base welcomes newest Honorary Squadron Commanders

The 31st Fighter Wing's newest Honorary Squadron Commanders take a group photo in front of an F-16 Fighting Falcon March 16 on the Aviano Air Base, Italy, flight line. The HSC program aligns local community leaders with Aviano squadron commanders to create avenues for continuous dialogue and the exchange of ideas between community and Air Force members. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Briana Jones)
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Aviano Air Base welcomes newest Honorary Squadron Commanders

Italian Col. Luca Cappelli, Pagliano e Gori Airport commander, welcomes the new 31st Fighter Wing Honorary Squadron Commanders to Aviano Air Base, Italy, March 16 during a reception at La Bella Vista Club. HSC participants typicaly serve a two-year term. During that time, they participate in a variety of squadron and wing functions alongside their designated squadron commander counterparts. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Briana Jones)
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Aviano Air Base welcomes newest Honorary Squadron Commanders

Brig. Gen. Scott J. Zobrist, 31st Fighter Wing commander, welcomes the wing's new Honorary Squadron Commanders to Aviano Air Base, Italy, March 16 during a reception at La Bella Vista Club. The HSC program, which began at Aviano in 1997, aligns leaders in the local community with Aviano squadron commanders to create avenues for continuous dialogue and the exchange of ideas between community and Air Force members. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Briana Jones)
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Col. Danny Wong, 31st Dental Squadron commander, mingles with his respective Honorary Squadron Commander, Dr. Alessandro Valenti, March 16 at Aviano Air Base, Italy. Since the HSC program's inception, prominent members of the Italian community from such backgrounds as industry, business, professional and neighborhood associations, sports and entertainment, education, labor, religion, arts and philanthropic organizations, media and publishing have taken part. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Briana Jones)
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Posted: 3/19/2012

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Aviano Air Base welcomes newest Honorary Squadron Commanders

The 31st Fighter Wing senior leaders and squadron commanders take a group photo with the wing's newest Italian Honorary Squadron Commanders March 16 at Aviano Air Base, Italy. Aviano's Newest Honorary Squadron Commanders and the units they are matched with are: Dr. Paolo Borin, 31st Comptroller Squadron; Francesco Amendola, 603rd Air Control Squadron; Arch Guido Santarossa, 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron; Mauro Tavella, 31st Maintenance Operations Squadron; Sonia Borgonovo, 31st Communications Squadron; Michele Gasparetto, 31st Force Support Squadron; Dr. Barbara Cappelletto, 31st Medical Support Squadron; Dr. Francesco Moscariello, 31st Medical Operations Squadron; Dr. Lucio Bomben, 31st Aerospace Medicine Squadron; (represented by his daughter Daria Bomben), Dr. Alessandro Valenti, 31st Dental Squadron; Dr. Giorgio Pertegato, 724th Air Mobility Squadron and Col. Paolo Vinciguerra, 8th Air Support Operations Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Briana Jones)
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Posted: 3/19/2012

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Spreading holiday cheer

Cancer Research Hospital patients and staff watch the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band, Winds Aloft Woodwind Quintet perform holiday songs Dec. 15 in Aviano, Italy. The USAFE Band performed for Team Aviano and local community members celebrating the holiday season as part of a community relations tour. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jenay Randolph)
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Posted: 12/16/2011

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Serenading Holiday Joy

(From Left) Master Sgt. Steven Schaughency, Staff Sgt. Jerome Minor, and Tech. Sgt. Shannon Dooley, members of U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band Winds Aloft Woodwind Quintet, perform at a nursing home Dec. 16 in San Quirino, Italy. The ensemble serenaded Team Aviano and the local community members with holiday music Dec. 14-16 as part of a community relations tour celebrating the holidays. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Evelyn Chavez)
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Posted: 12/16/2011

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A volunteer bags cookies during the 2011 Airmen Cookie Drive Dec. 12 at Aviano, Italy. Aviano Officers and Civilian Spouses' Club, and Aviano Community Enlisted Spouses Club as well as other volunteers collected and baked 11,700 cookies for dorm residents and Operation Yellow Ribbon. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Evelyn Chavez)
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Posted: 12/12/2011

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Holiday Treats!

The 2011 Airmen Cookie Drive kicks off Dec. 12 at La Bella Vista Club on Aviano Air Base, Italy. Aviano Officers and Civilian Spouses' Club, and Aviano Community Enlisted Spouses Club as well as other volunteers collected and baked 11,700 cookies for dorm residents and Operation Yellow Ribbon. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Evelyn Chavez)
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Posted: 12/12/2011

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(From Left) Alia Riddle and Joyce Kish, volunteers, bag cookies during the 2011 Airmen Cookie Drive Dec. 12 at Aviano Air Base, Italy. Aviano Officers and Civilian Spouses' Club, and Aviano Community Enlisted Spouses Club as well as other volunteers collected and baked 11,700 cookies for dorm residents and Operation Yellow Ribbon. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Evelyn Chavez)
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Posted: 12/12/2011

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Holiday Treats!

Amy Niebuhr, a volunteer, bakes cookies during the 2011 Airmen Cookie Drive Dec. 12 at Aviano, Italy Air Base. Aviano Officers and Civilian Spouses' Club, and Aviano Community Enlisted Spouses Club as well as other volunteers collected and baked 11,700 cookies for dorm residents and Operation Yellow Ribbon. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Evelyn Chavez)
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Posted: 12/12/2011

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Holiday Card Lane

The Aviano Community Enlisted Spouses holiday card is displayed at Aviano Air Base Dec. 6. ACES members placed third in the annual holiday card contest hosted by the base Community Center. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Evelyn Chavez)
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Posted: 12/9/2011

    

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