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52nd FW leadership visits 704th MUNSS

U.S. Air Force Col. Jason Bailey, 52nd Fighter Wing commander, front, tours the fitness center at Ghedi Air Base, Italy, Nov. 15, 2018. Senior Airman Daniel Coleman, 704th Munitions Support Squadron fitness specialist, back, demonstrated the center's new equipment. Leadership from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, visited the 704th MUNSS to support and connect with Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valerie Seelye)

U.S. Air Force Col. Jason Bailey, 52nd Fighter Wing commander, front, tours the fitness center at Ghedi Air Base, Italy, Nov. 15, 2018. Senior Airman Daniel Coleman, 704th Munitions Support Squadron fitness specialist, back, demonstrated the center's new equipment. Leadership from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, visited the 704th MUNSS to support and connect with Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valerie Seelye)

U.S. Air Force Col. Jason Bailey, 52nd Fighter Wing commander, tests a remodeled portion of the fitness center at Ghedi Air Base, Italy, Nov. 15, 2018. Spangdahlem Air Base leadership toured the U.S. portion of the Italian air force base. The remodeled fitness center will include a juice bar and centurion zone fitness course. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valerie Seelye)

U.S. Air Force Col. Jason Bailey, 52nd Fighter Wing commander, tests a remodeled portion of the fitness center at Ghedi Air Base, Italy, Nov. 15, 2018. Spangdahlem Air Base leadership toured the U.S. portion of the Italian air force base. The remodeled fitness center will include a juice bar and centurion zone fitness course. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valerie Seelye)

U.S. Air Force Col. Jason Bailey, 52nd Fighter Wing commander, center right, and Chief Master Sgt. Alvin Dyer, 52nd FW command chief, center, tour a supply warehouse at Ghedi Air Base, Italy, Nov. 15, 2018. Spangdahlem Air Base leaders learned how geographically separated Airmen make the mission happen with limited resources. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valerie Seelye)

U.S. Air Force Col. Jason Bailey, 52nd Fighter Wing commander, center right, and Chief Master Sgt. Alvin Dyer, 52nd FW command chief, center, tour a supply warehouse at Ghedi Air Base, Italy, Nov. 15, 2018. Spangdahlem Air Base leaders learned how geographically separated Airmen make the mission happen with limited resources. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valerie Seelye)

U.S. Air Force Col. Jason Bailey, 52nd Fighter Wing commander, left, and Chief Master Sgt, Alvin Dyer, 52nd FW command chief, right, tour a supply warehouse at Ghedi Air Base, Italy, Nov. 15, 2018. Ghedi is an Italian air force base home to the 6th Stormo Italian air force and U.S Air Force 704th Munitions Support Squadron. Leadership from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, visited the 704th MUNSS and toured the complex to get a better understanding of 52nd FW geographically separated unit operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valerie Seelye)

U.S. Air Force Col. Jason Bailey, 52nd Fighter Wing commander, left, and Chief Master Sgt, Alvin Dyer, 52nd FW command chief, right, tour a supply warehouse at Ghedi Air Base, Italy, Nov. 15, 2018. Ghedi is an Italian air force base home to the 6th Stormo Italian air force and U.S Air Force 704th Munitions Support Squadron. Leadership from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, visited the 704th MUNSS and toured the complex to get a better understanding of 52nd FW geographically separated unit operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valerie Seelye)

U.S. Air Force Col. Jason Bailey, 52nd Fighter Wing commander, center, Chief Master Sgt. Christopher Shaver, 704th Munitions Support Squadron chief enlisted manager, left, and Staff Sgt. Andrew Redding, 704th MUNSS supply warehouse NCO in-charge, right, view training equipment at Ghedi Air Base, Italy, Nov. 15, 2018. Leadership from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, toured the U.S. portion of the Italian air force base, including the dining facility, fitness center, and supply warehouse, for a better understanding of the squadron's operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valerie Seelye)

U.S. Air Force Col. Jason Bailey, 52nd Fighter Wing commander, center, Chief Master Sgt. Christopher Shaver, 704th Munitions Support Squadron chief enlisted manager, left, and Staff Sgt. Andrew Redding, 704th MUNSS supply warehouse NCO in-charge, right, view training equipment at Ghedi Air Base, Italy, Nov. 15, 2018. Leadership from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, toured the U.S. portion of the Italian air force base, including the dining facility, fitness center, and supply warehouse, for a better understanding of the squadron's operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valerie Seelye)

U.S. Air Force Col. Jason Bailey, 52nd Fighter Wing commander, left, and Chief Master Sgt. Alvin Dyer, 52nd FW command chief, center, speak with 704th Munitions Support Squadron maintenance Airmen at Ghedi Air Base, Italy, Nov. 15, 2018. The 704th MUNSS, a 52nd FW geographically separated unit, provides support to the Italian air force, 6th Stormo, supporting surety and deterrence to NATO allies. 52nd FW leadership visited the GSU to recognize and connect with Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valerie Seelye)

U.S. Air Force Col. Jason Bailey, 52nd Fighter Wing commander, left, and Chief Master Sgt. Alvin Dyer, 52nd FW command chief, center, speak with 704th Munitions Support Squadron maintenance Airmen at Ghedi Air Base, Italy, Nov. 15, 2018. The 704th MUNSS, a 52nd FW geographically separated unit, provides support to the Italian air force, 6th Stormo, supporting surety and deterrence to NATO allies. 52nd FW leadership visited the GSU to recognize and connect with Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valerie Seelye)

Tanquer Dyer, wife of U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Alvin Dyer, 52nd Fighter Wing command chief, front, meets with military spouses at Ghedi Air Base, Italy, Nov. 15, 2018. Leadership from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, visited the 704th Munitions Support Squadron, one of the nine 52nd FW geographically separated units. Spouse visits help build community and support between GSUs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valerie Seelye)

Tanquer Dyer, wife of U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Alvin Dyer, 52nd Fighter Wing command chief, front, meets with military spouses at Ghedi Air Base, Italy, Nov. 15, 2018. Leadership from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, visited the 704th Munitions Support Squadron, one of the nine 52nd FW geographically separated units. Spouse visits help build community and support between GSUs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valerie Seelye)

U.S. Air Force Col. Jason Bailey, 52nd Fighter Wing commander, center left, Chief Master Sgt. Alvin Dyer, 52nd FW command chief, center right, and his wife, Tanquer Dyer, center, pose for a photo with 704th Munitions Support Squadron Airmen at Ghedi Air Base, Italy, Nov. 15, 2018. Spangdahlem Air Base leadership visited the 704th MUNSS to support Airmen and learn base functions. Mrs. Dyer met and connected with spouses to encourage a family atmosphere between geographically separated units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valerie Seelye)

U.S. Air Force Col. Jason Bailey, 52nd Fighter Wing commander, center left, Chief Master Sgt. Alvin Dyer, 52nd FW command chief, center right, and his wife, Tanquer Dyer, center, pose for a photo with 704th Munitions Support Squadron Airmen at Ghedi Air Base, Italy, Nov. 15, 2018. Spangdahlem Air Base leadership visited the 704th MUNSS to support Airmen and learn base functions. Mrs. Dyer met and connected with spouses to encourage a family atmosphere between geographically separated units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valerie Seelye)

GHEDI AIR BASE, Italy --

U.S. Air Force Col. Jason Bailey, 52nd Fighter Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Alvin Dyer, 52nd FW command chief, visited the 704th Munitions Support Squadron at Ghedi Air Base, Italy, Nov. 15, 2018, to support and connect with Airmen at the geographically separated unit.

The 704th MUNSS provides reliable weapons and support to the Italian air force, 6th Stormo, overall supporting surety and deterrence to NATO allies.

Bailey and Dyer toured the U.S. portion of the Italian air force base. They visited locations including the dining facility, fitness center, supply warehouse, and independent duty medical technician center.

“It allows our people to showcase all the good, hard work they are doing,” said Chief Master Sgt. Christopher Shaver, 704th MUNSS chief enlisted manager. Leadership may not know what goes on at GSUs until they come to visit.

The 704th MUNSS is kind of disconnected, Dyer said. We have to connect people to Spangdahlem to keep a family atmosphere.

An Airman should never feel disconnected, whether they be stationed at Spangdahlem or a GSU, Bailey said to a group of 704th MUNSS Airmen.

Leadership also recognized multiple Airmen for their hard work.

“Any type of recognition is great, but I think face-to-face is best,” Shaver said.

Dyer’s wife, Tanquer Dyer, joined leadership on the trip to connect with spouses.

“It is really nice to have Mrs. Dyer come out to hear the challenges that they face as spouses supporting their Airmen,” Shaver said. “I know the families love being here, but sometimes it can be challenging not being at a main operating base. We just don’t have the same support. It’s good to see the interest from senior leaders and their spouses.”

Airmen here got to show the good they are doing with limited resources, Shaver said. In spite of the challenges, we are making the mission happen.