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Facebook Content
I don't know what the military's policy on Facebook is; however, I ran across a person's page who is stationed at your base in Italy. In my opinion his information on his page is inappropriate along with the pictures he has in his photo albums.

A:  Thank you for raising your concern over this member's Facebook page and bringing it to my attention. The page you reference is not reflective of the professional qualities of our Air Force or the vast majority of our Airmen. We continuously remind our Airmen that they represent more than themselves and their actions impact us all. We will continue to emphasize our expectations of professional behavior to all of our Airmen.

Our base Facebook site allows anyone to become a "fan", similar to fan sites of other military and civilian companies Facebook pages. The 31st Fighter Wing Public Affairs office screens our Facebook site daily to review for any inappropriate items on the site. Our goal is to keep communication open and professional.

If anyone notices inappropriate postings on the Aviano Air Base Facebook site, they can notify our Public Affairs office ( and they will immediately review your concern so that we can take the appropriate action.

Value added tax forms
Why can't we use value added tax forms? 

A: The NATO Status of Forces Agreement allows each host country to determine its policy regarding the taxation of purchases by U.S. military members and dependants. In Italy, laws regarding taxation of most goods and services purchased on the economy apply equally to U.S. members and local nationals. While there may be some inconsistency regarding the enforcement of tax law in different Italian regions, the local tax authorities have not allowed any value added tax exemptions for military members or their dependants in this region.