• Training Airmen: The foundation of our Air Force’s global power

    The 510th Fighter Squadron “Buzzards” have a rich legacy of contributing persistent global power for our nation and its allies. During World War II, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, and numerous operations over the past 26 years supporting three combatant commands, the Buzzards have delivered

  • Medics rock – Prepare to shock!

    As the commander of the 31st Medical Group, I’m continually honored to have the opportunity to lead and serve Aviano’s Wyvern medics in our critical role to support the 31st Fighter Wing’s mission to deter aggression, defend U.S. and NATO interests and develop Aviano. Our medics take pride in

  • Realizing Aviano’s Vision

    While Aviano in 3D captures what Team Aviano does on a daily basis, our vision is the destination where we want the consistent and long term practice of our mission to take us. Our end state should be: "A Premier, Go-To Fighter Wing and Trusted Ally, Caring for Team Aviano and Families."We will

  • Make it happen, Airmen

    Airmen are no strangers to change. Our Air Force was born from change after an exhausting world war when nations were recovering and healing emotionally, physically and financially.The decades following World War II brought us numerous changes: hot and cold wars, technological and aerospace

  • A simple request

    I read the email with disbelief that there would be 700 sexual assaults across the Air Force in 2012. Some would read that number and claim while not one is acceptable it is still a small percentage given the size of our force. But then I thought what if all 700 were on your base? How is combat

  • Memorial Day marks beginning of Critical Days of Summer

    Memorial Day is a day to remember our fellow Americans who have made the ultimate sacrifice for us and an opportunity to spend time with family and friends.Take this time to honor those who gave their lives to defend our freedoms and those that continue to do so today. Whether you observe this

  • Fighting the bad guys, taking great pictures

    Traditionally, women in our country bore children and stayed home to raise them while the men left home to defend our nation against her enemies. Times have definitely changed; today both men and women in the armed forces sacrifice greatly for just causes. We live in a world where life, love and the

  • What the FY13 Budget means to USAFE

    Since the first Gulf War, the U.S. has been engaged continuously in combat operations and U.S. Air Forces in Europe have played a critical role. Not only have we deployed thousands of our Airmen and assets, we have also served as an essential support platform enabling the long-term projection and

  • Appreciating our differences

    Have you ever walked out of a meeting or a discussion with a colleague, friend or spouse and thought you were living on opposite planets? Do you try to tackle a task differently than others? Fortunately, each of us is wired uniquely and our personality type drives much of how we act, speak or lead.