Aviano welcomes DAF Civic Leaders

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  • By Airman 1st Class Synsere Howard
  • 31st Fighter Wing Public Affairs

AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy -- Community leaders from across the U.S. participating in the Air and Space Force Civic Leader Program visited at Aviano Air base, Italy June 26 - 27, 2024.


Lt. Gen. Richard G. Moore Jr., deputy chief of staff for plans and programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, and approximately 31 civic leaders toured the base to get a comprehensive understanding of the U.S. Air Forces in Europe - Air Forces Africa mission.


The visit to Aviano Air Base was part of a larger tour of USAFE. The tour offered an immersive experience that enabled leaders to better support future initiatives and mission priorities. They learned more about Aviano’s unique mission set, enabling them to identify pressure points where their support can make a substantial difference.


Civic leaders play a vital role as unpaid advisors, key communicators and advocates for Department of the Air Force issues. Their input and feedback help shape decisions made by senior Air Force leaders. These individuals help bridge the gap between the military and the communities they serve, ensuring the interests and concerns of both are addressed in a balanced manner.


During the visit, civic leaders engaged with various units stationed at Aviano. These interactions were crucial for gaining firsthand insights into the operational environment. Discussions with Airmen covered a range of topics, from mission readiness and logistical challenges to innovations in strategy and technology. This provided a ground-level view of the strengths and areas that require attention, helping civic leaders understand where their advocacy and support can be most effective.


Aviano welcomes DAF Civic Leaders Photo by Airman 1st Class Synsere Howard
U.S. Air and Space Forces civic leaders alongside 31st Fighter Wing leadership team pose for a group photo at Aviano Air Base, Italy, June 26, 2024. The 31 U.S. Air and Space Forces Civic leaders arrived at Aviano Air Base to learn more about the U.S. Air Forces in Europe - Air Forces Africa mission. (Airman 1st Class Synsere Howard)