Aviano Air Force Base, Italy-? The Air base located in Aviano, Italy has been awarded the Anti Terrorism award from the Department of Defense. It has worked hard to establish themselves as an overall anti Terror installation, and their efforts have gotten themselves noticed.
The 31st Air Fighter Wing that is based at the Air Force Base has also been chosen as the top anti terrorism program, earning top honors for its personnel and for the base at large.
?We are proud to be selected but we constantly work to improve, we don?t sit and rest on past awards- we are seeking to do even better,? said Officer Bill Trevino.
Trevino is the anti Terrorism officer and program manager for the 31st Fighter wing.
The program located at Aviano is the very first of its kind in Europe and it has been chosen to represent US Europe Command in the overall Department of Defense Competition. Most of the focus is to keep a low profile, because of the nature of anti terrorism.? Aviano has a good reputation in Italy because of its past involvement in 1999 regarding the air war waged over Yugoslavia at that time.
There are literally hundreds of units, individual and cooperatively that help with the anti terrorism efforts. They are the eyes on the ground, and working together with the local law enforcement they have kept the terrorist and insurgent forces beaten back and under control.