AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy --
The 31st Fighter Wing participated in Wyvern Way Day on May 1, 2023, Aviano Air Base, Italy.
The day’s theme was, “The Value of You,” and focused on how personal values define individuals and their actions, as well as how those values intersect with those around them.
Wyvern Way Day was open to all of the Wyvern Nation community, to include service members, civilians and local nationals. Additionally, geographically separated units were invited to participate.
Individuals were asked to reflect on their perceptions, goals, decisions and connections and how they affect our responsibilities at home, work, and as ambassadors in Italy and the world.
“The day included small group discussions, utilizing facilitators with the intent to help share the importance of our experiences and how they intersect with our values,” said Dr. John Franco, 31st FW community support coordinator.
Other sessions for participants to choose from included living values, psychology of motivation, communication, spiritual wellness, healthy boundaries and nutrition.
Subject matter experts facilitated and encouraged dialogue among participants.
During the final part of the event, participants returned to their units to reflect on the day with their coworkers.
“The goal of Wyvern Way Day was to emphasize that values are ideas that we hold to be important,” said Franco. “They govern the way we behave, communicate and interact with others. Values as well as beliefs are central to our attitudes, opinions and actions.”
Franco also said that values blend with our understanding of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility as well as thriving and resiliency.
“The discussions during the day helped deepen our understanding of our values as individuals and as a society,” said Franco. “These values play an important role in each of us as they are connected to how and whom we connect with and are intimately connected to each of us.”