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  • Let's Talk About It!

    “Let’s Talk About It!” is a 31-day period from March 11, 2019 to April 11, 2019 that is meant to inspire increased conversation within daily life in order to reduce the interference of communication barriers. The goal is to make effective communication a normal part of life for everyone at Aviano

  • The new lieutenant: Getting comfortable being uncomfortable

    I recently had a conversation with a young officer who was frustrated by the steep learning curve in a tough job to which she was freshly assigned. While she was fully committed, she was building experience along with some professional bruises, and knew she was bound for additional missteps along

  • Unsung heroes of the flightline

    When I first took command of the 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, I noticed our guidon was void of any campaign streamers. Knowing aircraft maintainers had undoubtedly been a part of this wing and its legacy of valor through World War II, Vietnam War, the Cold War, and multiple combat operations,

  • Micro-deployments: The answer to today’s evolving threats

    “The best fighter is not a boxer, Karate or Judo man. The best fighter is someone who can adapt on any style. He kicks too good for a boxer, throws too good for a Karate man, and punches too good for a Judo man.” – Bruce Lee

  • 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