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52nd FW leadership visits 704th MUNSS

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  • By Airman 1st Class Valerie Seelye
  • 52nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs

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.